Masterworks Spotlight: Always Coming Home
Neglected masterpiece. Unsung classic. Unjustly-overlooked genius. We live in a time of ridiculous hyperbole. A time when terms such as ‘classic’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘genius’ have become so overused as to be almost meaningless. A time when films garner four stars for being competent and five for being better than average. A time when politicians demand […]Read More
New Title Spotlight: Rocannon’s World
We are delighted to present, for the first time in eBook, the great Ursula K. Le Guin’s first novel: Rocannon’s World. Earth-scientist Rocannon has been leading an ethnological survey on a remote world populated by three native races: the cavern-dwelling Gdemiar, the elvish Fiia, and the warrior clan, Liuar. But when the technologically primitive planet […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Ursula Le Guin!
On this day, eighty-six years ago, Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born. We’re not sure whether she’s celebrating the event, but we certainly are! Apart from being one of the most lyrical, insightful, imaginative and important authors the SFF field has ever produced, she is that rarest of writers: one fêted by the literary establishment […]Read More
Now in eBook: The Dispossessed!
If you had really good news and were so excited that you couldn’t stop talking about it, we’d forgive you a certain amount of repetition. Honest. And in that same spirit of generosity, we’re sure you won’t mind us mentioning again our recently completed comprehensive agreement to publish almost all of Ursula K. Le Guin’s […]Read More
Now Complete: Earthsea
We are delighted to announce that the second three books in multi-award-winning Grand Master, Ursula K. Le Guin‘s acclaimed Earthsea Cycle are now available! We published the first three books in April – to coincide with the first episode of a BBC Radio 4 adaptation (a celebration of the author, which also included an interview […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: The Wind’s Twelve Quarters & The Compass Rose
As part of our comprehensive re-publication of the genre works of Ursula K. Le Guin, we are delighted to present an SF Masterworks edition of two of her finest collections. Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin has been recognised for almost fifty years as one of the most important writers in the SF field – […]Read More
The Lathe of Heaven: Now in eBook!
As we never tire of reminding you, we recently completed a comprehensive agreement to publish almost all of Ursula K. Le Guin’s SF & Fantasy work, including eBook editions of the great Earthsea cycle and adding eBook rights to our existing SF Masterworks The Dispossessed and The Lathe of Heaven. We’re delighted to announce that […]Read More
SF Masterworks Spotlight: The Word for World is Forest
Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin’s Hugo Award-winning tale of colonisation and oppression. SF Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conquered by the bloodthirsty yumens, their existence is irrevocably altered. Forced into servitude, the Athsheans find themselves at the mercy of their brutal masters. Desperation causes […]Read More
Published Today: The First Earthsea Trilogy!
We are delighted to present the first three books in multi-award-winning Grand Master, Ursula K. Le Guin‘s acclaimed Earthsea Cycle: A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore. This is the first time these beloved classics have been available as eBooks, and coincides with the first episode of the BBC Radio […]Read More
Gateway & Gollancz Announce Ursula K. Le Guin Deal
We are thrilled to announce a far-reaching new publishing project for Ursula K. Le Guin. We have acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights to five significant novels, two short story collections, a volume of selected non-fiction, as well as eBook rights to twelve widely-acclaimed novels including A Wizard of Earthsea and The Dispossessed amongst others. Our […]Read More
Ursula K. Le Guin Author Page Update
We continue our spotlight on authors whose Gateway offering has been expanded as a result of recent integration of classic SFF titles from across the Hachette Group of publishers, and the standard is, frankly, ridiculously high, as can be seen (again) from today’s author. If you want to judge a writers work by quality, then […]Read More
Ursula K. Le Guin’s Acceptance Speech is Wonderful and Heartfelt
Readers of this blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy […]Read More