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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Assistant Editor Molly Powell is bullied into choosing her favourite Christmas reads . . . December: it’s dark, it’s cold, and it should be snowing,but we’re stuck with rain instead. It’s that time of year again – time for closed curtains, lit candles, fuzzy socks, and more time on the sofa than is probably good […]

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#12Days: Joanne Harris’ festive book recommendations

Today we welcome the wonderful Joanne Harris to the blog as she shares her festive book recommendations with us

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Merry Christmas!

Mulled wine! Roast Turkey! Bing Crosby! Human sacrifice! OK, maybe not that last one. The point is it’s the Festive Season and SF Gateway is now closed for the duration. You’ll still be able to buy all of your favourite classic SF&F from your preferred retailer, but we won’t be talking about them here until […]

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J T McIntosh: 200 Years to Christmas

Look what we found in the SF Gateway archives: For almost two centuries the huge spaceship had speared its way through the stars, bound for another two hundred years of travel before it would put down on a new planet, a new home for the Earth people. On board the metal-enclosed worldlet were four hundred […]

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Great Feminist Quotes to Inspire You this Christmas

As a little gift from Virago to you this yuletide, we wanted to send you all cards . . . not your traditional Christmas card, we’ll admit, but some of our favourite feminist quotations to keep you inspired. They all feature in I Call Myself a Feminist, the essay collection which we published in November, […]

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The Gollancz Advent Calendar Giveaway!

We’re counting down to Christmas in style with the return of The Gollancz Advent Calendar. Join us every day as we reveal a new title in our giant Christmas giveaway. To enter our giveaway follow the directions below.   1st December:  Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson More than 300 years after the events of […]

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SF Gateway is Closed for the Holidays

Mulled wine! Turkey! Bing Crosby! Human sacrifice! OK, maybe not that last one. The point is it’s the Festive Season and SF Gateway is now closed for the duration. You’ll still be able to buy all of your favourite classic SF&F from your preferred retailer, but we won’t be talking about it here until January. […]

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Merry Christmas!

What are you doing here? There’s mulled wine to be drunk, turkey to be eaten, presents to be unwrapped, Doctor Who to be watched and friends and family to be with. Go on: go and be festive. We’ll be here when you get back. Assuming you get back in January . . .

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Gollancz

Well, that’s pretty much it for Team Gollancz – the last few mince pies are being eaten, the robot has passed out in the corner after one too many glasses of prosecco, and the elves are shooting arrows at anyone who thinks they’re helping Father Christmas. Many thanks to all of you who’ve supported us […]

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A Christmas Gift Guide from Gollancz

Ho ho ho! The Gollancz elves have been busy making awesome books all year, and here they are to share with you some gift ideas for Christmas, for those of you who have left their shopping until the last moment, or feel like it’s time to treat yourself… Darren THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi The […]

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On the Twelfth Day of Geekmas . . .

On the twelfth day of Christmas . . . oh, look: ‘twelfth’ has the word ‘elf’ in it!  Hmm. Like a mountain made of mashed potato, this means something . . . Or, you know, not. In any event, let’s not spend another post dwelling on numbers and travelling off on completely irrelevant, illogical tangents […]

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On the Eleventh Day of Geekmas . . .

I have a confession to make. It’s got absolutely nothing to do with Christmas or this series of Geekmas posts, but they say it’s good for the soul, so I’m forging on regardless (I might as well do something that doesn’t shunt me another few feet towards eternal damnation). So, my confession is this: I […]

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On the tenth day of Geekmas…

It’s the tenth day of Christmas, but I can’t quote the traditional song as that would give away the answer to the really quite tricky competition question. So fill in the gaps yourselves. Anyway, on the tenth day of Christmas we’re celebrating The Michael Moorcock Collection, our herculean effort to reprint all of Mike’s genre […]

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On the ninth day of Geekmas…

It’s day nine of our bumper Christmas giveaway, in which we’ve been adding to Santa’s haul every day to give you the chance to win the ultimate Gollancz collection. We’ve also been running daily competitions over on Twitter for some smaller prizes, so don’t forget to keep an eye on @Gollancz! On the ninth day […]

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On the seventh day of Geekmas…

As we creep ever closer to Christmas, it’s time for another addition to the 12 Days of Geekmas bundle! On the seventh day of Geekmas, Gollancz gave to me… 7 Guild Hunter tales A firm favourite with our Gollancz Dark Fantasy community, the Guild Hunter Series from Nalini Singh is a dark fantasy series in […]

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