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Five incredible literary dystopias you may not have heard of

You may not have heard of these books. But you won’t forget them.

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Margaret Atwood in The New Yorker

Bestselling. Award winning. Beloved. Virago is proud to publish the incredible force that is Margaret Atwood. In case you missed it, click here to read this fantastic profile piece in The New Yorker.

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Introducing The Ship: A Guest Post by Antonia Honeywell

We are delighted to welcome Antonia Honeywell to the blog. Antonia Honeywell is the author of The Ship, published by our sister imprint W&N. Antonia Honeywell also took part in the #GollanczFest15 and in this post discusses the festival and her love of SFF.  I’ve never been in with the in crowd. Ever. The trauma […]

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Writing Dystopian Coming of Age Fiction

This week on the blog we’ve got two very different guests posts about YA (or not YA) and coming of age in dystopia fiction. We’ve invited Antonia Honeywell, whose book The Ship is published by our sister imprint, W&N, to tell us about the process of writing YA Dystopian Fiction. Tomorrow Sarah Pinborough will be […]

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The Origins of The Death House . . .

We are delighted to welcome Sarah Pinborough back to the Gollancz Blog with a guest post on the origins of her brand new novel, The Death House.  Back in 2009 I wrote a short story – a rare occurrence these days – for the British Fantasy Society anthology edited by Guy Adams. It was called […]

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Welcome to The Death House . . .

We absolutely adore this beautiful novel from the amazing Sarah Pinborough. It’s a thoughtful, rich and heart-stopping novel of life, love, and living in the face of death – but don’t just take our word for it. You can read an extract of The Death House below – and as you can see, it turns out […]

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Cover for Simon Ings’s Wolves wins Gold Medal from Society of Illustrators

The Orion Publishing Group are proud to announce that Jeff Alan Love has won a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators for his cover of Simon Ings’s Wolves due to be published by Gollancz in January 2014. Wolves is a chilling literary dystopia that marks the return to science-fiction from the author of six […]

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Dangerous Visions (No, Not Those Ones)

Over the weekend, Radio 4 started its Dangerous Visions season – a series of dramas exploring contemporary takes on future dystopias. Saturday 15th kicked off with ‘The Sleeper’ by Michael Symmons Roberts, while Sunday 16th saw adaptations of Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard. Over the coming […]

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Why the world should be watching

I read a lot of YA. Perhaps too much YA. But, for me, The Hunger Games was a book ‘I’ll get around to eventually’. Until I saw this: That trailer had me hooked from the first scene to the creepy ending music. But, I had a hard time getting into The Hunger Games. Something about […]

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