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Fiction

Paul McAuley’s short stories, part two

Today we have the second of our Paul McAuley short stories, more of which you can find on Paul’s blog. Set in the world of the Quiet War, these are a great addition to the series.  Evening’s Empires: A Short Story The Trues had conquered Ceres, the Koronis Emirates, and half a hundred lesser kingdoms and […]

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Here follows an announcement from the Department of Plugging Our Books and Looking Smug At the Same Time

This was originally posted on the SFGateway blog, but we thought it was too good not to cross-post here. Last November, we exhorted you all to vote in the Locus Poll of the best SFF of the 20th and 21st centuries. The results of the poll are now in, and, rather gratifyingly, SF Gateway and […]

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The Demonologist

In our Halloween edition of Friday Reads we strongly hinted (alright, we said) that we’d be giving away copies of The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper, donated to us by our sister imprint Orion Fiction. Well here it is, we have five advance copies to give away, well ahead of publication! (It doesn’t come out until […]

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Related Categories: Competition, Fiction

Thirsty for Thursday – Hollow Pike

We have something a little different for this week’s Thirsty for Thursday. Every Thursday we introduce you to a book or series we at Gollancz Dark Fantasy think you’ll be Thirsty for, and this week we have James Dawson‘s HOLLOW PIKE from our sister imprint, Indigo. HOLLOW PIKE is a dark and twisted tale of murder, romance and […]

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Related Categories: Competition, Fiction, James Dawson, Young Adult

DestinyQuest 2: The Heart of Fire Prologue

Tomorrow sees the launch of the second of Michael J. Ward’s DestinyQuest adventures, The Heart of Fire. Below you will find the prologue to the adventure, and be sure to check back tomorrow for your chance to win a copy of this remarkable book!   Prologue:  The Great Escape   You are in free fall. The […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Fiction, Michael J. Ward

Exclusive Short Story: The Thief-Taker's Blade, by Stephen Deas

We’ve  got something a little bit different for you this Friday as our #Friday Reads! Gollancz are very proud to share with you an exclusive short-story (well, more of a novella, really) by the incredibly talented Stephen Deas. The King’s Assassin is published next week, and is the rip-roaring conclusion to the series began in The […]

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Justin Cronin discusses his passion for Science Fiction

Justin Cronin, author of bestseller The Passage and its sequel The Twelve, discusses his passion for Science Fiction and his inspiration for the Virals.

About The Twelve:

The epic story of The Passage continues.

THE TWELVE
Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future.
THE TWELVE
Until they were selected for a secret experiment.
THE TWELVE
To create something more than human.
THE TWELVE
Now they are the future and humanity’s worst nightmare has begun.

Can’t wait for The TwelveWant to get your hands on a copy of The Twelve? Watch our video below and send us the answer to this question: What Science Fiction franchise did Justin love as a child? Send your answers to: competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject: Justin Cronin by 11.59 on 15 October 2012. Good luck!

 

 

The Twelve is out in hardback in the UK on 25th October 2012 from our sister imprint Orion Fiction.

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Related Categories: Fiction, Guest Post, Horror, Interview

Gollancz to publish the definitive Michael Moorcock

Gollancz is to release the entire science fiction and fantasy back catalogue of Michael Moorcock, plus much of his literary fiction. The two-year publishing project will launch in February 2013, with publication of Moorcock’s last three Elric novels, Daughter of Dreams, Destiny’s Brother and Son of the Wolf. The programme will go on to bring […]

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Confessions of an unwilling world builder

Kate Harrison is the author of the brilliant thriller series SOUL BEACH, published by our sister imprint Indigo. We are delighted to welcome her as a guest blogger as  she tells us how she masterminded the intricate and fascinating world the characters in her trilogy inhabit. Kate is a full time author having worked in […]

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Gollancz signings this weekend, and a competition!

There’s lots of exciting signings going on this weekend, so we thought this would be a good chance to let you know about some of our author’s movements. Ben Aaronovitch has been all around the country over the last few days, but this Saturday he’s right at the centre of the bookselling world as part […]

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Love Charing Cross Road Festival

This weekend, two of London’s best bookshops have joined together to put on a day of literary, musical and culinary events to celebrate Charing Cross Road, spiritual home of the UK bookselling trade. In recent years, many of the wonderful bookshops that dotted the Charing Cross Road have gone. I started work on CXR in […]

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The Sound of Whispers Under Ground

You’ve been treated to extracts and articles in the build up to the release of Ben Aaronovitch’s third Peter Grant novel, Whispers Under Ground, and it wouldn’t be a new Gollancz release without a plug for the audio edition! In April this year I was lucky enough to head over to iD studios to meet […]

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