London Film Festival – Robot Overlords Tickets Now On Sale!
Mark Stay, co-writer of the new film ROBOT OVERLORDS and author of the book of the film has an important and exciting message! Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the 58th BFI London Film Festival! ROBOT OVERLORDS – co-written by me and Director Jon Wright – is part of the festival’s […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Pat Cadigan
Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to two-time Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning, Hugo Award for Best Novelette-snaffling Queen of Cyberpunk, and all-round SF legend, Pat Cadigan! Pat is the author of numerous outstanding SF novels, such as Synners and Fools – winners of the two aforementioned Arthur C. Clarke Awards – and has been […]Read More
Remembering Iain Banks
It was sad, of course, that the Guest of Honour slot for Iain Banks at the World SF Convention was in memoriam for this wonderful man and writer. He’s a huge loss to us and the wider literary community but left behind an extraordinary legacy of books. With the Con over we thought it would […]Read More
The 72nd Worldcon, Loncon
Gollancz is absolutely delighted to be attending LonCon 3 this weekend, in support of our very own guest of honour: Malcolm Edwards Guests of honour are selected for their outstanding contribution to the genre, and have made a wise choice for the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention. Malcolm has been a magazine, anthology and novel editor. He […]Read More
Nineworlds 2014 Geekfest is here!
The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here. Science-fiction and fantasy convention season has begun. With the start of Nine Worlds Geekfest yesterday and all the genre events next week – Fantasy in the Court (Tuesday 12th), The Gollancz Festival (Wednesday 13th) and the 72nd Worldcon Convention (Thursday 14th – Monday 18th) – it’s possibly the most […]Read More
Announcing the Gollancz Festival Digital Schedule!
Gollancz is delighted to announce our Digital Panel line up for the Gollancz Festival. Our Digital Panels will be taking place ahead of the event at Waterstones Piccadilly on the 13th August 2014. We’ve still got a few secret events up our sleeves, but there are so many brilliant things going on that we couldn’t […]Read More
From the Archive II
The publisher Victor Gollancz was renowned for throwing fantastic parties as well as publishing exceptional novels, and we have always tried to uphold both glorious traditions. This photographic evidence of our success comes from a 1988 party held at Two Brydges Place, to celebrate the publication of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters and Robert Holdstock’s Lavondyss. Scroll […]Read More
A Special Guest Post from Jon Wallace
We are delighted to welcome Jon Wallace to the Blog. Jon’s brilliant debut novel, Barricade is out now in bookshops and online. My debut novel, Barricade, is the story of Kenstibec, a taxi driver in post-apocalyptic Britain. He is a member of the “Ficial” race, a breed of superhumans who were intended to save mankind, […]Read More
The Gollancz Festival 2014: The Full Schedule of Live Events at Waterstones Piccadilly
We are delighted to share the full programme of author events at Waterstones Piccadilly for The Gollancz Festival on the 13th August 2014. We have some sensational new additions to the line–ups of both rooms at Waterstones Piccadilly, including Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4R2) and Connie Willis (Blackout/All Clear). We will be releasing the dynamic schedule […]Read More
10 Days to Edge-Lit 3!
There seems to be an epidemic of conventions in the UK at the moment. August is simply awash with geeky goodness, with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest taking place at Heathrow from the 8th to the 10th, the International Discworld Convention (the Ankh-Morpork Grand Exhibition) with Manchester standing in for Ankh-Morpork from the 8th until […]Read More
On This Day: The First Worldcon
Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-five years ago today in New York City. This major event began in 1939 and (following an early hiatus caused by war, from […]Read More
Live Update: Gollancz Festival News As It Happens
We’ve been absolutely thrilled to announce the Gollancz Festival 2014 today. We’d like to thank the trade, bloggers and authors for your enthusiasm and help with sharing our exciting news. But that’s not all… We can now officially reveal a host of extra names to the bill for digital participation and to events at Waterstones […]Read More