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Den Patrick

Friday Reads: The Copper Promise (reviewed by Den Patrick)

Today we have a special Friday Reads from our author Den Patrick, who is doing an event with Jen Williams in March (details below). We thought it only fitting that The Copper Promise be reviewed by Den in preparation for what promises to be a great event.  The Copper Promise by Jen Williams I first […]

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The Boy with the Porcelain Blade cover is revealed!

Meet the boy with the porcelain blade.   I knew that Den could write. He’d layered the seemingly simple premise of the Orc, Elf and Dwarf War Manuals with a mischievous wit, a rich world, a sparklingly original background myth and a prose style that adapted itself to different demands and voices. So I really […]

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Debuts of 2014

New Year, new author. Well five new authors in fact. We thought we’d kick off 2014 with a brief introduction to the five authors we’re proud to be bringing to you for the first time on the Gollancz list this year. Whether you like SF thrillers, high fantasy, epic fantasy with a sharp twist, time […]

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On the fifth day of Geekmas…

It’s day five of our Geekmas giveaway and we’re adding five fierce proofs to our bundle. With 2014 quickly approaching we’ve got some incredibly exciting titles to share with you. And what better way to share them then to add them to our bundle. Over the first five months of 2014 we’ve got the gospel […]

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The Trouble with Elysium

Review by Den Patrick Elysium is this summer’s Sci-Fi blockbuster from Neill Blomkamp, director of the much loved District 9. Blomkamp had a significantly larger budget to play with this time, along with the star power of Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It is the year 2154 and the world has become an overcrowded, polluted hell. […]

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Ten Things About The War Manuals (and me)

Happy Publication Day to Orcs War Fighting Manual! Gollancz is delighted to be publishing this series of war-fighting manauls which begins with Orcs. We asked the brilliant Den Patrick to write a special publication day blog post about the behind the scenes making of Orcs War-Fighting Manual.  I wrote the elf book first. I thought […]

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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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Gollancz acquires Den Patrick trilogy!

Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director at Gollancz, has acquired world rights in a fantasy trilogy by Den Patrick. The first novel is called The Boy with the Porcelain Ears and is set in a Pseudo-Renaissance Italy. It follows the fate of Lucien ‘Sinestra’ De Fontein as he attempts to find his place among the nobility. […]

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Den Patrick on Hookers, Victims and Doormats…

So you may have read that we’ve signed up Den Patrick to write three books for Gollancz. This seems the ideal opportunity, therefore, to give you a taster of Den’s writing. Here he is, writing not about Elves, Dwarves and Orcs but about female characters in computer games and more specifically in Deus Ex: Human […]

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Den Patrick joins Gollancz for a project with a difference

When I was a teenager I used to spend a lot of time playing fantasy role-playing games and wargaming. It was, I thought, the perfect way of drowning out the howl of misery that came from never having a girlfriend. That the two might be related never occurred to me until much later. But anyway, […]

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