The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 1
Gollancz is delighted to bring you a very special guest post featuring a look inside the Logbook of the Ketty Jay. Ever wanted to know what happened to the crew of the Ketty Jay before Retribution Falls? We’ve might just have that answer for you . . . Visit our blog over the next two […]Read More
Read Seas Under Red Skies Read Along (Chapters 1-4)
Happy Tuesday Gollancz Blog readers. Welcome back to our Locke Lamora Read Along series as we get ready for the publication of The Republic of Thieves on the 10th October 2013. This week we are moving on to Red Seas Under Red Skies. The brilliant Marc from Fantasy Faction, returns to the Gollancz Blog with a insightful and […]Read More
The Burqa Joins The League of Cape and Cowl
The excellent Mahvesh Murad runs a book review show on Pakistani radio (indeed the ONLY book review show on Pakistani radio). This is of course A GOOD THING. But it’s A GOOD THING that I would never have come across were it not for running into Mahvesh on Twitter, so hooray for Twitter. Mahvesh was […]Read More
Knightmare: A Guest Post by Tony Lee Williams
In the Summer of 1998, instead of playing football with my twelve year old friends, I was having a Knightmare. Successfully passing the audition process, we arrive at the reception of Anglia Studios in Norwich. Here we meet the current team from Oxfordshire (who will go on to be the first team to conquer the dungeon). The production always holds one team in reserve as they never know when the next team will finish.
Taking us down to the studio to begin our adventure, we cross the floor over cables and past cameras to the three stools that sit in front of the chest. Treguard sits behind us and we do a run through of the first room to get rid of any nerves. I look up from the television in the chest, which is the same as for the viewer at home, and see one of the production staff walking around in red slippers.Read More
SFX magazine’s Dave Bradley considers how the SF world has changed in the 100 issues since he became editor
Today we’re over the moon to be wishing Dave Bradley, Editor-in-Chief of SFX, friend to Gollancz, and all-round superstar a very, very happy 140th birthday indeed! For he has not just marked his 40th birthday, but today will mark his 100 edition of SFX, which makes it a very special day indeed. Let the […]Read More
It started with a title: a special guest post from Den Patrick
It started with a title. My girlfriend at the time commented my ears were ‘so pale they looked like porcelain’. I was hideously hungover and being pale has always been my standard look. ‘The Boy with the Porcelain Ears, that would make a great book title’, I said. That was nearly ten years ago. I […]Read More
Joe Abercrombie: What comes next?
Today we have a guest post from Joe Abercrombie, talking about the inevitable question: what comes next? On a Break January 22nd, 2013 So, Red Country has been well and truly out for three months, the touring well and truly over, the reviews chewed through, the sales examined, the dust settled. I find myself now […]Read More
Paul McAuley’s short stories
Award-winning author Paul McAuley has been busy writing some brilliant short stories since finishing Evening’s Empires, the fourth book in the Quiet War series, out in July. We will be sharing a couple with you here this week and there are more available over on Paul’s blog. After finishing Evening’s Empires, I find I’m not […]Read More
Justin Cronin discusses his passion for Science Fiction
About The Twelve:
The epic story of The Passage continues.
Death-row prisoners with nightmare pasts and no future.
Until they were selected for a secret experiment.
To create something more than human.
Now they are the future and humanity’s worst nightmare has begun.
Can’t wait for The Twelve? Want 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.Read More
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 […]Read More
A Modern Day Fairy Tale, by Graham Joyce
Some Kind Of Fairy Tale has been optioned by a Hollywood studio so we asked Graham what it was like to sell to the film industry. This is what he told us. Once upon a timely time a fine young fellow sat upon a large toadstool and wrote himself a story, he did. And no […]Read More
Future Dub: sample fiction by Gareth Rees
Gareth Rees is another writer I came across on Twitter (isn’t Twitter bloody marvelous?). He followed Gollancz, we followed him, you should do the same (@hackneymarshman). I don’t remember which came first. But Gareth’s cracked and surreal visions of the edge of London that he put on his blog struck a chord. Here was a […]Read More
The Return of the Slayer
James Dawson is the author of darkly comic teen thriller, Hollow Pike, out now. He is in the running for his own homecoming crown – the Queen of Teen! You can vote for him at www.queenofteen.co.uk. As Avengers Assemble rules supreme in worldwide cinemas, the writer/director/genius behind it, Joss Whedon, is finally getting the spotlight […]Read More
'The Shepherd' by RJ Barker
Dear All, Today we’re delighted to be able to give a piece of original fiction on the Gollancz blog. I first came across RJ Barker on Twitter (@dedbutdrmng). His twitter feed was consistently quirky (in the best possible way), witty and fun. Here was a man using his writing to strike the world smartly with. […]Read More
A Special Guest Post from Marcus Sedgwick
We are very pleased to have a special guest post from Marcus Sedgwick, who is published by our YA sister imprint Indigo. Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children’s publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S FICTION […]Read More