On the eighth day of Christmas…
. . . It’s New Year’s Day! Happy 2012! And as we all know, this is the year the world will come to an end. To celebrate, follow the link. The End of the World You know you want to; and sing along! Check back over the remaining four days of Christmas for blogs about […]Read More
On the seventh day of Christmas…
. . . It’s also New Year’s Eve, and the very last day of 2011! Cue fireworks, kissing your loved ones at midnight, Auld Lang Syne, parties and Jool’s Holland on TV. But all that happens at midnight – that’s hours away! So what to do until then . . . ? But is 2012 […]Read More
On the sixth day of Christmas…
The 30th of December. It’s somehow not quite Christmas any more, it’s not quite the New Year either, so it seems a marvellous day to look back at the year 2011 . . . and it’s been quite a year for Gollancz! So here are six of our highlights from the past twelve months . […]Read More
On the fifth day of Christmas…
. . it’s a great day to review the year that was 2011 – in covers! So, five of the best (in my opinion, anyway): First up has to be the amazing new cover look for Charlaine Harris and the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s so bright, especially on gloomy winter days, that it can’t help […]Read More
On the fourth day of Christmas…
I got an e-reader for Christmas and on it, I put . . . O wonder of wonders! An e-reader for Christmas – for indeed, the ebook revolution is upon us! But once you have the device, whatever to load on to it? Which title, from the many, many novels available, should be the first […]Read More
On the third day of Christmas…
We three kings of Orient are, One in a taxi, one in a car, One on a scooter, beeping his hooter, Smoking a fat cigar . . . Carol singing is such a Christmas tradition and – if you’re me, at least – so is standing at the back of the choir singing the alternative […]Read More
On the second day of Christmas . . .
. . . it’s Boxing Day! But did you know that today is also St Stephen’s day – the one made famous by Good King Wenceslas? It’s one of the best Christmas carols there is, so here’s a sing along to get you in the Christmassy mood. And what could be more Christmassy than a […]Read More
On the first day of Christmas . . .
Merry Christmas from Gollancz! It’s Christmas day, so eat, drink and be merry. And what a day for SF its is. Once the presents are opened, the food is eaten and the Queen has spoken, the Gods of TV Scheduling have been kind. For Channel 4 are showing Big, the absolute Tom Hanks classic about […]Read More
Perfect presents . . .
With nine shopping days left until Christmas the pressure to find something wonderful for family and friends is on! I have already made my wishes perfectly clear to Santa (one Sith dressing gown, thankyouverymuch), but just in case you’re trying to puzzle out the prefect present for someone who hasn’t been quite so precise, here […]Read More
Orion/Gollancz Charity Auction for the Samaritans
This year the Orion Publishing Group – of which Gollancz is a part – has chosen the Samaritans as our Charity of the Year. Most people in the UK will know of their work, but for those that don’t (or are overseas), this is how they describe themselves: Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service […]Read More