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CALLIE BATES: My Top 5 Wild Mushrooms

Wolf’s Milk This slime mould is surely named after the same substance that fed Remus and Romulus. Its pink liquid oozes forth when stabbed by the enterprising slime-mold-hunter – a delicacy that might, perhaps, nourish […]

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Acquisition Announcement: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

Little did we know the magnitude of the creative wave the Open Submissions announcement would unleash. We were honoured to receive a total of 1,445 submissions comprising nearly twenty-two million words in all – that’s […]

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Read an exclusive extract from Ed McDonald’s BLACKWING!

We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from Ed McDonald’s debut novel, Blackwing. Out in bookshops on the 27th July, Blackwing will be the book everyone is talking about this summer. The […]

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Proof Cover Reveal: THE LAST NAMSARA!

We are ridiculously delighted to reveal the truly gorgeous proof coverr for Kristen Ciccarelli’s mind-blowing amazing YA fantasy debut, THE LAST NAMSARA, which has been designed by the incredibly talented Dan Smith at Bionic graphics. […]

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Gollancz pre-empts debut YA fantasy THE GIRL KING

Rachel Winterbottom, Senior Editor at Gollancz, has bought UK and Commonwealth (ex. Canada) rights in a two-book pre-empt for THE GIRL KING by Mimi Yu from Molly Ker Hawn at The Bent Agency, to be […]

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Extract reveal: Fireblood by Elly Blake

In Frostblood Ruby defeated the tyrannous Frost King, but fire and ice are still at war. To find the knowledge she needs, she must travel to the homeland she’s never seen. A homeland where friend and enemy […]

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Earthsea: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Fantasy Masterpiece

At the end of last week, we talked about Ursula K. Le Guin’s incredibly impressive body of SF work, through the prism of the titles in our SF Masterworks series. As promised, this week, we […]

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Happy Publication Day to Aliette de Bodard’s The House of Binding Thorns!

It’s publication day, and we’re fantastically excited to be bringing you the next tale of fallen angels in Paris from Aliette de Bodard! Aliette is one of the most exciting new voices writing today and […]

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in March

Logan The third and last movie in the Wolverine franchise is in my opinion the best X-Men film yet and one of the best films yet in the Marvel Universe, period (my other favourites being […]

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7 of the Most Terrifying Fantasy Worlds

1. The Vorrh in Brian Catling’s The Vorrh trilogy The Vorrh is a giant forest in Africa that no human can survive more than three trips through. The locals believe its the original site of the Garden […]

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Announcing a stunning new epic fantasy series from Gollancz

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Ember Blade, and two further titles in an epic fantasy trilogy, by award-winning author Chris Wooding. A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man’s […]

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6 of the best Irish myths and legends

1. Samhain (pronounced SOW-in) Ireland has excellent pagan history, and Samhain is the best known of all the traditions – it birthed contemporary Halloween. Timed around important seasonal farming changes, Samhain was the night where […]

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