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Science Fiction

Arthur C. Clarke Award Shortlist

It’s that time of year again! The Arthur C. Clarke Shortlist has been announced and, love it or hate it, the magic of the shortlist is always the debate it sparks. So are your favourites of the year on it? . . . and who do you tip to be the 2012 Arthur C. Clarke […]

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eBook Collections

Before Christmas we tried a little experiment. Lots of people get eBook readers for Christmas, we thought, and lots of people like our books. What can we do to provide our readers with a bit of a saving, and give them the chance to splurge out their Christmas money on some wonderful titles? So we […]

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Books for Life (Happy World Book Day)

To celebrate World Book Day here at Gollancz Towers we’ve each come up with a book we wanted to share with you. A book for life. And because it’s World Book Day we’re offering you a chance to win each of the books listed. To enter simply send an email to: competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject […]

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Gender parity: A Special Guest Post

Gollancz is delighted to welcome a guest blogger to the site. Lizzie Barrett, known to many as @alittlebriton and as a mover and shaker within the BFS and Fantasycon communities, has been kind enough to let us repost her words about panels, and the importance of making sure voices from every walk, genre and gender […]

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Gollancz Titles on the Locus Recommended Reading List

Every year, Locus, the magazine of the science fiction & fantasy field, compiles a Recommended Reading List to help readers sort through the vast number of novels, collections, anthologies, stories, etc that are published each year. They’ve just released 2011’s list, which is as good a roadmap through last year’s territory as you’re going to […]

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Jack Glass Cover Reveal

A supremely clever melding of golden-age crime themes with golden-age SF themes. A tricksy crime novel told in three stories. A who-dunnit where you know from the beginning who dunnit (that would be Jack Glass), but are still surprised when you discover how he did it. What on earth (or indeed off earth) would you […]

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Gollancz Signs Debut SF Novel From Mitch Benn

Gollancz, the SF and Fantasy imprint of Orion Books, has signed up the debut science fiction novel from ‘The Now Show’ star Mitch Benn after an impromptu exchange on Twitter. The deal came about when the award-winning comedian and songwriter tweeted that he had time to kill in London and Gollancz Deputy Publishing Director Simon […]

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How I wrote In The Mouth Of The Whale- Paul McAuley

In The Mouth of the Whale, like most of my novels, began with an image. In this case a gigantic cylindrical construct hung in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet, with spidery drones working on some machine attached to its skin, and trains rushing up and down a long spine or tail that dropped […]

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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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