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Robert Holdstock

SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: The Berserker Trilogy

Kicking off a week of blog posts in honour of Robert Holdstock and his work, we are delighted to introduce you to The Berserker Trilogy. Written by Rob in the late ’70s, under the pen name Chris Carlsen, the three books – Shadow of the Wolf, The Bull Chief and The Horned Warrior – tell […]

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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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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

SF Gateway & Gollancz: the World Fantasy Award Winners

So far this year, we’ve looked at how Gollancz and SF Gateway have fared in the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, BSFA, John W. Campbell Memorial and British Fantasy Awards. Now, as we move towards the year’s end, it’s time to assess the World Fantasy Awards. First presented in 1975, there have been – thanks to […]

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Fantasy Masterworks: the List So Far . . .

As we approach the 2014 World Fantasy Convention, held this year in Washington D.C., we thought it might be a good time to bring you all up-to-date with the re-launched Fantasy Masterworks series. Et voila! October 2013: Aegypt by John Crowley [paperback | eBook] October 2013: The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard [paperback | eBook] […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: The Broken Sword

So what book would prompt no less a figure than the legendary Michael Moorcock to say ‘It has a wonderful, wild, manic originality, a driving story and a genuine feel of the grim realities informing Anglo-Saxon myth and legend which few other fantasies possess’? What masterpiece would prompt the late, great Robert Holdstock to hail […]

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Elite: The Dark Wheel by Robert Holdstock*

*We are delighted to replace the original blog post with this update, corrected by eyewitness and participant – the marvellous Malcolm Edwards, who is a LonCon Guest of Honour – to some of the events cited within. The first two people to correctly identify all of the corrections will win copies of the new Elite novels […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Robert Holdstock

Although we’ve mentioned this volume before, we thought we’d take the opportunity to follow up the cover reveal for Mythago Wood, with another Robert Holdstock-related post, for those who missed the last piece about this recent omnibus. eBook | trade paperback   Before the World Fantasy Award-winning Mythago Wood put him on the map as […]

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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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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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SF Gateway: the BSFA Award-winners

With the 65th Eastercon just round the corner and with it the presentation of the BSFA Awards, we thought it appropriate to take a look over the history of the award and see how many of our titles have won the award since it was relaunched in its current form in 1970. And we’re glad […]

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New Book of the Week: Earthwind

We sometimes talk about writers ‘finding their voice’. In Robert Holdstock‘s case, the voice was very much there from the beginning of his writing career, as were a number of his signature themes – for example, the existence of racial memory and cultural archetypes – and can be seen in his early SF work such […]

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Bad News: End of the Xmas | Good News: Some More SF Gateway Omnibuses!

As mentioned earlier in the week, the SF Gateway Xmas Sale is entering the final stretch. Because of the way different retailers process information, it’s not quite possible to declare a cut-and-dried end point, but prices should certainly be returning to normal about now. We hope you enjoyed browsing the site and whether you were […]

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Friday Reads: Mythago Wood

This week  Simon Spanton looks back at the masterpiece that is Mythago Wood.  Rob Holdstock died on this day in 2009. It was, of course, far too soon and a massive loss to his family and friends. But we also lost one of this country’s finest fantasists. Our Friday Reads blog today really couldn’t be for any […]

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