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Throne of the Crescent Moon

What happened to heroes?

  Gollancz is delighted to bring you a guest post from the brilliant Tom Lloyd, author of our Gollancz Geeks title of the month Moon’s Artifice. We asked Tom to share his thoughts on  fantasy heroes and where they’ve gone, what exactly has happened to them and where we might find a few of them  . . .  Like most people, […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Fantasy, Tom Lloyd

Congratulations to our Gemmell Awards Shortlisted authors and cover designers

Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of the Gemmell Awards shortlist, which you can find here. There are three very strong shortlists, with 5 books up for each of the Legend (best novel) and Morningstar (best debut), and six covers up for the Ravenheart (Best Cover). We’re delighted that Joe Abercrombie’s RED […]

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Locus Award winners from Gollancz!

Gollancz is thrilled to report that two of our authors won trophies at the Locus Awards ceremony over the weekend. So, give out a hearty cheer and please raise your glasses to: REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi, winner of the Locus award for best Science Fiction Novel. and THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Saladin Ahmed, […]

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Awards Announcements

Gollancz are delighted to share the news of a few award nominations and wins that have come in recently. First of all, Jack Glass by the incomparable Adam Roberts was announced as the winner of the John W. Campbell memorial award, one of the four major US awards for SF. This follows up the BSFA […]

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Award Season

While you were off enjoying a long break, most of the Gollancz team were at Eastercon, the UK’s largest SF convention. It was a busy weekend, but the highlights were the award ceremonies. We’re delighted to announce that JACK GLASS by Adam Roberts won the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award for best novel, and […]

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Congratulations to Saladin Ahmed and Holly Black on their Nebula and Andre Norton Award nominations!

Gollancz is very pleased to discover that two of our authors have been nominated for prestigious awards today. Saladin Ahmed’s Throne of the Crescent Moon is shortlisted for the Nebula award for best novel, which is fantastic news. The Nebula is one of the most high-profile and important awards in the SF community, and it’s […]

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Happy Publication Day to Saladin Ahmed!

All this week we’ve been giving you extracts from THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, the debut novel from Saladin Ahmed. We hope they’ve whetted your appetite, and that you’re planning to check out one of the most interesting fantasy debuts of recent years. The book is officially published today, so please join all of us […]

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Throne of the Crescent Moon: Chapter 3

Our third extract from Throne of the Crescent Moon, a great new debut from Saladin Ahmed released tomorrow.  THREE Men and women packed the stone Mainway and the sidestreets, inching along and shouting in competition for the few sedan chairs and mule rides available. From what Adoulla could see, those on foot were actually moving faster. […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Saladin Ahmed

Throne of the Crescent Moon: Chapter 2

It’s time for chapter two of one of our brilliant debuts, Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed.  Two DOULLA WATCHED RASEED weave between the teahouse tables, pulling  the child gently along. They came to a halt before him, their backs to the Mainway’s throng of people. Raseed bowed  his blue-turbaned head. Looking more closely, […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Saladin Ahmed

Throne of the Crescent Moon: Chapter 1

This week on the Gollancz blog we are celebrating the release of one of our amazing debuts, Throne of the Crescent Moon, out on Thursday. This striking debut introduces us Saladin Ahmed‘s new world, and this week we will be serialising the first three chapters for you and bringing you one of our awesome competitions. […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Fiction, Saladin Ahmed

Friday Reads: Throne of the Crescent Moon

I’ve read a lot of fantasy in my time. As a child, as a teenager, when I was working in a bookshop. I’ve read a lot more since joining Gollancz – catching up on authors I’d never got around to, editing authors that were already published by Gollancz, and reading through the submissions file. And […]

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Gollancz to publish Saladin Ahmed's THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON

Gollancz, the Science-Fiction and Fantasy imprint of Orion, announce the acquisition of THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, the debut novel by acclaimed writer Saladin Ahmed. Marcus Gipps, Editor at Gollancz, bought UK & Commonwealth rights from DAW via David Grossman of the David Grossman Literary Agency. THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON, recently published in America, […]

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