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Neil Gaiman

On This Day: R A Lafferty Died

On this day in 2002, Raphael Aloysius Rafferty passed away in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the age of 87. Described by The Guardian as ‘the most important science-fiction writer you’ve never heard of’, R. A. Lafferty has influenced and inspired some of the genre’s finest modern writers – not least, Neil Gaiman. In keeping with […]

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Related Categories: Anniversaries, Authors

ICYMI: From the Attic VI: The 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel

As previously noted, we will be republishing noted critic and reviewer Kev McVeigh’s ‘From the Attic’ columns over the coming weeks, to give new readers the opportunity to encounter his sage observations on some very important and all-too-often overlooked authors. This post looked forward to the 2014 Nebula Awards, whcih have obviously now been presented; […]

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Neil Gaiman Recommends!

Over at One Grand Books, Neil Gaiman selects his top ten favourites – and we’re delighted to feature strongly! At Number 9, Neil chooses Roger Zelazny‘s Hugo-winning Lord of Light (which was the novel at the heart of an audacious CIA hostage-rescue operation, as dramatised in Ben Affleck’s Argo!).   Not strictly speaking a Gateway […]

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Related Categories: Commentary

Happy Publication Day 29th October 2015!

We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to some of the incredible books we’ve published over the last few weeks. From epic action-adventure, to page-turning fantasy and apocalyptic classics we’ve got something for every reader this October. The Cathedral of Known Things by Edward Cox– Return to the world of the award-nominated The […]

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Related Categories: Book Birthday

Good Omens: What We'll Be Listening to this Christmas!

One of our favourite books (from two of our favourite authors) is GOOD OMENS, by Terry Gaiman and Neil Pratchett (or something like that), originally published by Gollancz in 1990. We recently republished it as a gorgeous small hardback, to tie in with our Terry Pratchett collection, and we have exciting news coming in the New Year […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Interview, Terry Pratchett

Happy Publication Day: 27th November 2014

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of a ground-breaking fantasy classic, an out of this world adventure and a return to Bon Temps. You’ve got so many reasons to visit your bookshop, library or […]

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Mythago Wood: A True Fantasy Masterwork

I’ve written about Robert Holdstock a number of times since his untimely death, five years ago. Along with most of the Gollancz team, I was lucky enough to know the man as well as the writer; and, although he produced an incredible body of work – enough, certainly, to place him in the very highest […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, Robert Holdstock

Mythago Wood: a True Fantasy Masterwork

I’ve written about Robert Holdstock a number of times since his untimely death, five years ago. Along with most of the Gollancz team, I was lucky enough to know the man as well as the writer; and, although he produced an incredible body of work – enough, certainly, to place him in the very highest […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, Masterworks, New Releases

Cover Reveal! Mythago Wood Fantasy Masterworks 30th Anniversary Edition

Some time ago – in the uncomfortable vicinity of twenty-five years, in fact – I was meeting some friends in a pub (yes, yes, I know: plus ça change!). Because I habitually associate with erudite dipsomaniacs, the topic turned, sooner rather than later, to what we were reading. My friends were currently in the middle […]

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Cover Reveal: Mythago Wood Fantasy Masterworks 30th Anniversary Edition

Some time ago – in the uncomfortable vicinity of twenty-five years, in fact – I was meeting some friends in a pub (yes, yes, I know: plus ça change!). Because I habitually associate with erudite dipsomaniacs, the topic turned, sooner rather than later, to what we were reading.  My friends were currently in the middle […]

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Related Categories: New Releases

From the Attic VI: The 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel

The Nebula Awards are presented annually by the SF Writers of America in four categories, Novel, Novella, Novellette and Short Story.  This year’s awards will be announced on the weekend of 16-17th May.  I know some people place more value on such awards than others, but I certainly find the shortlists for the major SF […]

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Behind the Sofa: Ben Aaronovitch

At the end of this month, we’re going to be publishing an expanded edition of Behind the Sofa, a collection of celebrity memories of Doctor Who. All the royalties will go to Alzheimer’s Research UK, as co-ordinator Steve Berry’s chosen charity, and the book also includes a foreword from Terry Pratchett.  We have another celebrity memory to […]

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