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Daft Punk: Random Access Memories

We tell you about what we’re reading, what we’re watching and now what we’re listening to… must be because of our exquisite taste. Here, Charlie gets excited about Daft Punk’s latest album, Random Access Memories.

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Happy Star Wars Day: A heated Ewok exchange

Happy Star Wars Day, and May the Fourth be with you! Today’s post is the best of the heated debate around the Gollancz office this week on the value of Ewoks. Love them? Hate them? There’s a pretty powerful sway on both sides, but we will let you decide for yourself. Rest assured it has […]

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Titanic 101: The Ghost from the Grand Banks

It was 101 years ago today that the one of the greatest – certainly the most famous – of all maritime disasters occurred: the sinking of the RMS Titanic. With a hull containing sixteen separate airtight compartments, causing some to refer to it as ‘unsinkable’, the Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland and sank, […]

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The Westeros Wagon and Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones

To celebrate the release of Game of Thrones Season 2 HBO UK sent the Westeros Wagon around London. When we found out the Westeros Wagon would be around the corner from our offices  . . . Team Gollancz took a few minutes to hand out copies of Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones. . . . and there […]

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It started with a title: a special guest post from Den Patrick

It started with a title. My girlfriend at the time commented my ears were ‘so pale they looked like porcelain’. I was hideously hungover and being pale has always been my standard look. ‘The Boy with the Porcelain Ears, that would make a great book title’, I said. That was nearly ten years ago. I […]

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Oh, Prometheus

Aww, remember this? Remember how excited you were…? And then you saw the movie. Some have been scathing of Prometheus, but I rather enjoyed it. No, it wasn’t Alien or Aliens, but it looked jaw-droppingly stunning, and there were great performances. But something wasn’t quite right, and it was largely the screenwriters Jon Spaihts and […]

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Watching Alien with a 14 year old

This week’s What We’re Watching Wednesday has Simon introducing a modern teenager to a sci-fi horror classic… I’ve been waiting a long time, fourteen years in fact, to watch the Alien films with my eldest son. I sensed that Aliens might be the main event within the franchise for a teenager (perhaps because it remains […]

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Christmas reads: part two

Christmas is almost upon us! And while it’s cold indoors, it’s a perfect opportunity for a bit of reading. For me, that means cracking on with some of my most anticipated reads of 2013… DEAD EVER AFTER by Charlaine Harris has to come first. It’s the conclusion to the utterly phenomenal Sookie Stackhouse series, and […]

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Christmas reads: part one

This Xmas, I’m spending some time away from the office in a lovely house in the Lake District with my partner’s family, where I shall be, let’s be honest, a bit bored. So what better plan than to do what I normally do all of the time anyway, and read some genre stuff? I’m going […]

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Book presents for book lovers

As it is the time to give lovely things to the lovely people in your life, Gillian has come up with the ultimate gift guide for book lovers…  1)      I fell in love with this book the moment I saw it. Red leather, gold-edged pages, gold foil on the cover, and containing all seven novels […]

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10 reasons why Community is better than The Big Bang Theory

We just can’t let it go! The great Big Bang Theory debate rolls on. This week’s What We’re Watching Wednesday is conclusive* evidence that Community is better than The Big Bang Theory.  1.       The lack of studio audience laughter We know that Charlie has waxed lyrical about this already, but it cannot be reiterated enough […]

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Why I hate The Big Bang Theory

It’s the second of our new weekly feature, What We’re Watching Wednesday. Our launch peice last week on The Big Bang Theory sparked some debate around the office, and we thought it only fair to show two sides to the story. This week, Charlie tells us how he absolutely did not learn to love The Big […]

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George R.R. Martin and How I Learned to Love The Big Bang Theory

This Wednesday we’re kicking off the first of our weekly What We’re Watching Wednesday promotions. Wherein, once a week a member of Team Gollancz will share with you a TV show or film we can’t stop talking about. Whether it’s a hot new TV series, old genre favourite, classic film or hotly anticipated new release […]

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ManateePunk Untitled Volume 1 of 218

Steampunk is everywhere. Just how far can we take the legacy of Cyberpunk? Here’s a not exactly serious proposal for the next big somethingpunk. And why not let us know which somethingpunk you’d like (or hate) to see. ManateePunk Untitled Volume 1 of 218 Chapter 1 Upload Someone had Uploaded. She could sense the new […]

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Hailing Frequencies Open

This is a follow-up in some ways to the post I wrote on Mars and whether there’s room for inspiration in the cerebral spaces or whether we’ve become culturally dependent upon athletes as role models… Neil deGrasse Tyson may not be a name that’s familiar to you. If it’s not, though, IMHO it should be. […]

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