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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Stars My Destination

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation. Deep space is my dwelling place, The stars my destination. There are very few poems that resonate in science fiction literature, but the quatrain above is certainly one of them. Alfred Bester‘s debut novel, The Demolished Man, won the first Hugo Award for best novel. […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: Votan and Other Novels

In the second century AD, a Greek nobleman is travelling and living abroad in Germany while carrying on an affair with a military man’s wife. When discovered, he takes an emergency business trip to save his life and packs amongst his belongings certain items that lead the people he encounters to think him a Norse […]

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Barricade: Chapter Two

Today, we’re delighted to bring you another sneak peek into our Gollancz Debut for June, Barricade. You can download your e-book copy of Barricade for £1.99, but be quick our promotion ends on the 26th June 2014. Now it’s time to return to the post apocalyptic world of Barricade with an exclusive sneak peek at the first two […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Mockingbird

Our current Masterwork of the week is a haunting dystopian vision from the acclaimed author of novels as diverse as The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth: Walter Tevis. The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. It’s a world without art, […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Life During Wartime

Richly peopled, highly literate, and brilliantly drawn . . . one of the finest science fiction writers of all time Science Fiction Chronicle   In the jungles of Guatemala, David Mingolla is struggling to survive amongst the rotting vegetation and his despairing fellow foot soldiers. He knows he is nothing but an expendable pawn in […]

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The Return of the Shadowkings – Now Out In Ebook & Audiobook

Its been a long time coming, but at last my Shadowkings Trilogy have reemerged into the light, as ebooks and audiobooks. The new covers for the ebooks were done by Dirk Berger, a most excellent graphic artist from Germany, while the audiobook publisher, Amazon’s Audible, had separate covers done for their release (and they’re pretty […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: D G Compton

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the beguiling work of the critically acclaimed D. G. Compton.   Trade Paperback | eBook   D.G. Compton is best known for his prescient 1974 novel, The Continuous Katherine Motenhoe, which predicted […]

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Eastercon Is In Glasgow! – and this is my schedule

Once more Eastercon is upon us, and this year its in Glasgow, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel to be exact, from this Friday, 18th to Monday 21st. http://www.satellite4.org.uk I have two panel items; 1) Grand Designs: Worldbuilding, at 8pm on the Friday, which I will be moderating in the company of such stellar colleagues as […]

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Friday Reads: Five Discworld Books You Must Read

This Friday we’ve got something a bit different for our Friday Reads. Gollancz is pleased to welcome a guest blogger Scott Malthouse.  Scott tackles the question of the five Discworld books you must read.    There are few authors that have such a vehement and devoted fan base as Sir Terry Pratchett, and for good […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Sirens of Titan

A science fiction masterpiece from the acclaimed author of Slaughterhouse 5. A classic, ripe with wit and eloquence and a cascade of inventiveness ~ Brian Aldiss   When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is converted into pure energy and only materializes when his waveforms intercept Earth or some other […]

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It Was Twenty years Ago, Today . . .

The King is dead. Long live the King. Twenty years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with apologies and a nod to Stan the Man), passed away in Thousand Oaks, California, at the age of 76. Jacob Kurtzberg – known to the comics world as Jack […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Garry Kilworth

Our SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week comes from a World Fantasy and BSFA Award-winning author of SF, Fantasy, Children’s books, YA and historical fiction: Garry Kilworth.   From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes a republication of the complete Navigator Kings trilogy, by […]

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