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Fantasy

The Name of the Wind

It was a grey, wet, dark Friday afternoon just before Christmas 2006 when an agent sent me a manuscript for consideration. It was over a thousand pages long and when printed out, single-sided and double-spaced, it stood almost twelve centimetres tall. It did not, at first glance, look like something I wanted to take home […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Gollancz 50th, Patrick Rothfuss

Celebrating 50 Years of Gollancz

A Special Message from Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director, Gollancz We’re proud of our list. It’s probably (though it hurts us to admit it) not perfect but it’s chock full of books we’ve all fallen in love with at one point or another. Whether commissioned in the first place or inherited or rescued from the […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Gollancz 50th, Science Fiction

A Message from Deputy Publishing Director, Simon Spanton about The Republic of Thieves

We know how eagerly many of you are waiting for the publication of Scott Lynch’s third novel, The Republic of Thieves. We know how frustrating the delays have been. We know this because we share your eagerness and your frustrations. But as you may know Scott has had a very difficult couple of years and […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Gollancz News, Scott Lynch

Joe Abercrombie reports on a night at the David Gemmell 2010 Legend Award

I failed to win the David Gemmell Legend Award the other night, which went to Graham McNeill for Empire. Curses. But on the upside, Best Served Cold did win for cover art, so congratulations to the artists Didier Graffet and Dave Senior and the designer Laura Brett. Talented people, and much deserved. The one criticism […]

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A Brave New Dawn for Book Classification

Simon Appleby and Mathew F. Riley, founders of book review site Bookgeeks.co.uk, christen our shiny new blog with their drastic new suggestions for organising your SF&F bookshelves. Will it catch on? Publishers of what the trade likes to call SF&F, along with Horror, have long been used to their beloved books being grouped together in […]

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