Happy Birthday to Paul Cornell!
Some of you might know him from his comics, including Saucer Country and Demon Knights, and arcs on Wolverine and Captain Britain. Others might know him from his books, such as British Summertime, London Falling and Chalk. Many of you will know him from his long-standing association with a certain Time Lord; he’s written quite […]Read More
Steve Berry is made Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK
Steve Berry, author of Behind the Sofa, has been made a Champion of Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. The recognition follows his exceptional support as a fundraiser and spokesman for the charity. Steve, from Ware, joins a small but growing group of 23 Champions – supporters who have gone above and […]Read More
Behind the Event: A look at the Behind the Sofa Signing.
Last night Gollancz was overjoyed to host, at Forbidden Planet London, a signing for our collection of celebrity memories of Doctor Who, Behind The Sofa. We’ve already shared a few extracts over the last couple of weeks, and if you have any interest in Doctor Who, urge you to pick it up. It’s all for […]Read More
Behind the Sofa: Ben Aaronovitch
At the end of this month, we’re going to be publishing an expanded edition of Behind the Sofa, a collection of celebrity memories of Doctor Who. All the royalties will go to Alzheimer’s Research UK, as co-ordinator Steve Berry’s chosen charity, and the book also includes a foreword from Terry Pratchett. We have another celebrity memory to […]Read More
Behind the Sofa: Memories of Doctor Who
On October 31st, Gollancz will be thrilled to publish an expanded edition of Behind the Sofa, a collection of celebrity memories of Doctor Who. Put together by Steve Berry to benefit Alzheimer’s Research UK after his mother was diagnosed with the illness, his self-published version raised over £20,000 for the charity. Our edition has an […]Read More
Classic Guides to Doctor Who, Star Trek and More!
Gollancz and the SF Gateway are delighted to announce the eBook return of a series of classic unauthorised guides to genre TV by the authorial team of Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping. The five books were bought by Gollancz editor Marcus Gipps, and include a guide to Doctor Who. Marcus Gipps said: “I’m thrilled […]Read More
Classic Guides to Doctor Who, Star Trek and join the SFGateway!
Gollancz and the SF Gateway are delighted to announce the eBook return of a series of classic unauthorised guides to genre TV by the authorial team of Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping. The five books were bought by Gollancz editor Marcus Gipps, and include a guide to Doctor Who. Marcus Gipps said: “I’m […]Read More
Behind The Sofa – Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who
Gollancz are very pleased to announce that they will be republishing Behind The Sofa – Celebrity Memories of Doctor Who, edited by Steve Berry, in time for the 50th Anniversary of the cult SF show. Behind The Sofa is a collection of over 100 celebrity memories of Doctor Who, compiled in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK. Steve Berry […]Read More
Sedgwick and the Doctor
The celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who have been joined by Penguin who are running a year-long series of ebook shorts, each focusing on a different Doctor Who incarnation, written by contemporary authors in children’s and YA fiction. I love this idea, and hope that Doctor Who fans will find new authors to read, and […]Read More
Friday Reads: Remembrance of the Daleks
I bought all the fondly remembered Target novelisations of Doctor Who stories as an 80s kid. I couldn’t afford to buy the videos till much later so the books were cheap and cheerful reminders of stories I’d loved or not yet seen. I had a particular fondness for Dalek stories and while most Target adaptations […]Read More
THE ADVENTURES OF SIR LANCELOT, 1956
So I was watching Merlin the other week – specifically, series one (Yes, I know I’m very far behind. I only just finished Battlestar Galactica. Don’t hate me). And there was one episode in particular – the one where they all go back to Merlin’s village and Arthur leads the defence against some evil robbers led by the bloke from Deep Space Nine – that reminded me of something. It took a couple of days, but I suddenly realised that the plot was a very clear echo of an episode of a series from 1956.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
Alastair Reynolds on the power of blog comments…
So I thought you’d like to know about a bit of promotional activity which came out of the blue… Back in May I blogged about science in Doctor Who and how (much as I’m a fan) I felt that the new series wasn’t really addressing the rationalist elements of the doctor’s character as much as […]Read More