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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Four: Gatekeeper

Chapter Four: Gatekeeper Masen breathed out slowly. His breath curled into steam on the frosty air and disappeared into the bare branches of the trees around him. He had to be careful now, not make the slightest sound, or his quarry would hear him, despite the chatter of the stony river. The stag’s hearing was […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Three Goran's Hound

CHAPTER THREE: GORAN’S HOUND Panic fluttered a wing in Gair’s chest. ‘I’ll need some clothes.’ ‘Already taken care of.’ Alderan pointed at a bundle on the settle by the hearth. Wrapped up inside a stout winter cloak, Gair found several plain shirts, some breeches and a sheepskin jerkin, hardly new, but all neatly mended. They […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Two: Shadowkin

CHAPTER TWO: SHADOWKIN Wind swept down from the snow-cap with a keenness that cut the breath from Gair’s lungs. He had climbed as high as he dared this time, to a rocky spur far above the tree line where the air was so thin and cold it burned. This was where he belonged. Up here […]

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Songs of the Earth

There are few things editors like better than sharing a book we love . . . and this week I have the chance to share a novel that I absolutely adored. Songs of the Earth by Elspeth Cooper blew me away. Saying that is easy . . . putting my finger on why is less […]

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Blue Remembered Earth- Chapter Three

The woman from the bank apologised for keeping him waiting, although in fact it had been no more than minutes. Her name was Marjorie Hu, and she appeared genuinely keen to be of assistance, as if he’d caught her on a slow day where any break in routine was welcome. ‘I’m Geoffrey Akinya,’ he said, […]

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Blue Remembered Earth- Chapter Two

‘Not clever, brother. It’s a long way down.’ Geoffrey steadied himself and stepped away from the roof ’s edge. He’d been craning his neck, following a bright point of light as it tracked overhead. A Balinese orbital manufactory, according to the aug. For a moment, it had exerted a hypnotic draw on his gaze and […]

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Blue Remembered Earth- Chapter One

He was on his way back from the edge of the study area towards the research station, just him and the Cessna and the open skies above the Amboseli basin, his mood better than it had been in weeks, when the call arrived. ‘Geoffrey,’ a voice said in his skull. ‘You must come to the […]

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Blue Remembered Earth- Prologue

Late May, after the long rains. The ground had borrowed moisture from the clouds; now the sky claimed its debt in endless hot, dry days. For the children, it was a relief. After weeks of bored confinement they were at last allowed to wander from the household, beyond the gardens and the outer walls, into […]

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Blue Remembered Earth

I’ve read Alastair Reynolds before and, like many, fallen in love with his grand, robust, yet wry take on the staples of SF. His tarnished futures, his untidy, yet awesome universes. Here was a writer who made me believe his futures, however extraordinary. Here, more importantly, was a writer who made sure his SF was […]

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The Alloy of Law– Chapter Four

Today concludes our part-serialisation of The Alloy of Law. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Brandon’s UK Tour Dates. And next week we’ll be bringing you an exclusive Alloy of Law themed competition that you won’t want to miss. “Harmony’s forearms,” Waxillium mumbled, stepping into the grand ballroom. “This is what passes for a […]

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The Alloy of Law– Chapter Three

Happy Wednesday! Over here at Gollancz Towers we’re pleased to be bringing you the next chapter in our part-serialisation of The Alloy of Law. Eight hours later, Waxillium stood at an upper window of his mansion. He watched the last broken fragments of a dying day. They dimmed, then grew black. He waited, hoping. But […]

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The Alloy of Law– Chapter Two

“How’s my cravat?” Waxillium asked, studying himself in the mirror, turning to the side and tugging at the silver necktie again. “Impeccable as always, my lord,” Tillaume said. The butler stood with hands clasped behind his back, a tray with steaming tea sitting beside him on the serving stand. Waxillium hadn’t asked for tea, but […]

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