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Fiction

4th of July

At our weekly blog scheduling meeting I made a comment about something American (as I unfortunately do too much) and my colleagues jumped on the chance to get me to write a blog post for Independence Day (4th of July). I did at one point in this conversation threaten to declare Independence . . . […]

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Related Categories: Fiction, Joe Hill, Other

Gollancz Geeks Friday Review: Wolfhound Century

9780575130548Happy Friday! 

We’re back with a brand new Gollancz Geeks Friday Reads! Every Friday we’ll be sharing a Gollancz Geeks reviews with you. Today’s brilliant Wolfhound Century review was written by Patrick Mahon. You can tweet Patrick @PJMahon or leave a comment for him on our blog. Have you read Wolfhound Century? Let us know in the comment or by tweeting us @Gollancz.

Check back next week for another Gollancz Geeks Friday Reads review! 

Wolfhound Century is Peter Higgins’ debut novel, although you wouldn’t know it from the assured storytelling and confident style. This book reads like the output of a seasoned professional, rather than a man with a handful of published short stories to his name.

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Related Categories: Fiction, Friday Reads, Gollancz Geeks

Ray Bradbury

It was a year ago today that the great Ray Bradbury left us. We don’t note this as an attempt to do a retrospective; it would be foolish and arrogant to purport to be able to put into context a seventy-year writing career in a singe blog post – indeed, his legacy was established long […]

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Related Categories: Fiction, Ray Bradbury

Gavin G. Smith short story

This week sees the return of Gavin G. Smith, author of Veteran and War in Heaven, with his new novel, The Age of Scorpio, out on Thursday. Gavin has kindly shared a short story with us, the first part of which we are sharing with you today, and the second half on Friday. Enjoy! Poor People […]

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Related Categories: Fiction, Gavin G. Smith, Short Story

Wolfhound Century: Chapter Four

It’s time for chapter four of our book of the month, Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Although the chapters are short, they are perfectly formed to deliver you one of our fine debuts… Chapter 4   A messenger was standing near the back exit of the Sviatopolk, white-faced, gripping his bicycle. Kantor dragged the machine out of […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fiction

Wolfhound Century: Chapter Three

It’s time for chapter three of our book of the month, Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Although the chapters are short, they are perfectly formed to deliver you one of our fine debuts… Chapter three When Lom got back from placating Magadlovosk on the phone, Ziller was already in the office, writing up his report. Ziller […]

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Related Categories: Acquisitions, Extract, Fiction

Wolfhound Century: Chapter Two

Welcome to the next free extract from Peter Higgins’ wonderful Wolfhound Century. Short chapters aren’t they? I think there’s an interesting essay to be written on chapters and their various lengths in novels, how and why they break the book up, how they group intent and theme, how they affect the flow, but here and […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fiction

Wolfhound Century: Chapter One

Welcome to our brand new book of the month! Every month we’ll be bringing you an exciting brand new book that we part-serialize on the Gollancz Blog. This month we’re delighted to be able to share the haunting debut novel Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Read on for the first chapter and an introduction from Simon: […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fiction

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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Happy 87th Birthday, Richard Matheson!

Richard Burton Matheson – the man behind I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man – was born on this day in 1926. I Am Legend, of course, has been filmed a number of times – as The Last Man on Earth in 1964; as The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston, in 1971; and under its […]

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Dreams and Shadows: Chapter Two

Today continues our part-serialization of our book of the month Dreams and Shadows. We are delighted to be able to share with you an introduction from Simon, the book’s editor. How to introduce to the most exciting new American writer I have read in ten years? Perhaps by telling you how he introduced himself to me. C. […]

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Throne of the Crescent Moon: Chapter 1

This week on the Gollancz blog we are celebrating the release of one of our amazing debuts, Throne of the Crescent Moon, out on Thursday. This striking debut introduces us Saladin Ahmed‘s new world, and this week we will be serialising the first three chapters for you and bringing you one of our awesome competitions. […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Fiction, Saladin Ahmed

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