Why our alien invasion story is better than all the others
The Gollancz Blog is delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the blog with a special guest post on alien invasion stories. (Optimus Deas, as my co-author Stephen Deas is now insisting on being addressed, begged me not to call it this.) (Warning: there will be exclamation mark abuse. There will, however, be no […]Read More
Cover Reveal: Poseidon’s Wake
We are thrilled to reveal the cover for the brand new novel by Alastair Reynolds, Poseidon’s Wake. This stunning stand-alone novel follows two extraordinary characters as they begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries of our universe. Completing the informal trilogy which began with Blue Remembered Earth and On the Steel Breeze, this is a powerful ending […]Read More
Happy Publication Day: November 20th 2014
We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week is EPIC with epic alien invasion, EPICS to battle and the conclusion of a ground-breaking series from Richard Morgan. We’ve got so many reasons to visit the bookshops this week! Empires Extraction and Empires: […]Read More
WIN Robot Overlords!
Absolutely thrilled that today sees the big reveal of the ROBOT OVERLORDS collectors’ film poster over at Empire Online. Director Jon Wright and I wanted to capture the feel of those classic ‘80s Amblin movies with our film and this poster does exactly that. It’s by renowned artist Brian Taylor (aka Candykiller) and if you […]Read More
Cover Reveal: THE GLORIOUS ANGELS
We’re delighted to be able to show you the new cover for Justina Robson’s eagerly awaited new SF novel. The Glorious Angels is every bit as rich in conception and clever in delivery as the best of Justina’s work and is linked to a beguiling set of characters and a world that remains a mystery […]Read More
Happy Publication Day: November 13th 2014
We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. From brand new cases to acclaimed masterworks, to bleak futures and incredible adventures we’ve got some of the best and brightest SF&F to add to you to be read list this week!. Michael G. Coney […]Read More
Join us on this Planetary Romance . . .
On the 27th of November Stephen Baxter is back with the brand new adventure, Ultima, the follow up to last year’s thrilling Proxima. To celebrate the publication of Ultima we’re taking a look back at the incredible Promixa with an exciting two chapter extract! Join us on this Planetary Romance . . . About Proxima: […]Read More
The Ghosts of Heaven are here!
Out today from our sister imprint, Indigo, The Ghosts of Heaven is the brand new novel from award-winning author, Marcus Sedgwick. What is The Ghosts of Heaven about? The spiral has existed as long as time has existed. Follow the ways of infinity to discover its meaning. It’s there when a girl walks through the […]Read More
London Film Festival – Robot Overlords Tickets Now On Sale!
Mark Stay, co-writer of the new film ROBOT OVERLORDS and author of the book of the film has an important and exciting message! Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the 58th BFI London Film Festival! ROBOT OVERLORDS – co-written by me and Director Jon Wright – is part of the festival’s […]Read More
Exclusive Cover Reveal- EMPIRES: INFILTRATION and EMPIRES: EXTRACTION!
Gollancz are thrilled to reveal the covers for two very different books coming later this year – EMPIRES: INFILTRATION and EMPIRES: EXTRACTION. Written by Gavin Deas (a cunning pseudonym for the writing team of GAVIN Smith and Stephen DEAS), the two books cover the same period of time from two different viewpoints. Two alien races […]Read More
From the Archive: I
At Gollancz we have the considerable good fortune to publish some of the biggest and greatest names in SF and Fantasy and to work with the most amazing backlist . . . which also means we have an astonishing archive containing some brilliant behind-the-scenes correspondence with authors which stretches back for decades. Today we take […]Read More
On This Day: The First Worldcon
Not for the first time, we are indebted to the Hugo-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction for pointing out – via its excellent On This Day function – that the first Worldcon began seventy-five years ago today in New York City. This major event began in 1939 and (following an early hiatus caused by war, from […]Read More