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Fantasy

5 Urban Fantasy novels set in London

Well, I’m in luck – Urban Fantasy is a whole genre of books out there ready to give me just that and much, much more! Here are my 5 favourites. Disclaimer: some of you may not agree that all of the following books are classed as urban fantasy. Tough. Also, I have cheated and included […]

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Gollancz acquires Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles

We’ve got some very exciting news. We are thrilled to announce that we will be publishing Dhonielle Clayton’s The Belles this February! Rachel Winterbottom, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, has bought The Belles plus one sequel by Dhonielle Clayton, to be published in February 2018 in trade paperback. This crossover YA fantasy is about beauty and […]

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Stories of the Frontier a guest post by Ed McDonald

“In science fiction, we’re always searching for new frontiers. We’re drawn to the unknown.” – Ridley Scott There is something primal and timeless within us when it comes to borderlands. They may be physical divides – a wall, an ocean, a gulf of empty space – or they can be lines drawn across maps by […]

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Cover Reveal: Seventh Decimate

We’re delighted to reveal the cover for the forthcoming new novel by one of the masters of the fantasy genre, Stephen Donaldson. It’s been over twenty years since he started a brand new series, and this punchy tale of one prince fighting for his country’s survival is a perfect reminder of how influential a writer […]

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Read an Exclusive Extract from Son of the Night

You may have heard of the Hundred Years War. You may think you know about what those times were like. Lots of mud, territorial aggression and religious beliefs. But what if the outmoded superstitions of an uneducated populace were actually true? What if God *would* send an angel to fight by your side, as long […]

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Ed McDonald on The Writing Process

  We are thrilled to welcome Ed McDonald, author of Blackwing to the Gollancz Blog. Ed McDonald’s debut novel, Blackwing is the gritty tale of Galharrow and his Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver a desperate message, Galharrow and a mysterious noblewoman must investigate a long dead sorcerer’s legacy […]

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HARDBACK COVER REVEAL: THE LAST NAMSARA

Welcome to a world where stories can be as deadly as poison, and falling in love can get you killed. YA fantasy debut THE LAST NAMSARA by Kristen Ciccarelli is a heart-soaring, brilliant coming-of-age story about courage, loyalty and star-crossed love, set in a kingdom that trembles on the edge of war. It also features […]

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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 future kings of Rome. Or kill them. It’s hard to say.     Dead Man’s Fingers Creeping black and bloated […]

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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 a lot of reading, and that was before we called in several full manuscripts! Of these, there was one submission […]

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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 republic faces annihilation, despite the vigilance of Galharrow’s Blackwings. When a raven tattoo rips itself from his arm to deliver […]

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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. This is a novel that will squeeze your heart into pieces while simultaneously making it grow three times as big. […]

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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 published in Spring 2019 in trade paperback. This YA debut was inspired by East and North Asian histories and follows an […]

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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 wear the same face. Ruby must figure out who she can trust – and unleash a fire powerful enough to […]

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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 celebrate her Fantasy: specifically, the beloved Earthsea sequence. Beginning with 1968’s A Wizard of Earthsea and continuing over another five books […]

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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 is the winner of Writers of the Future, two Nebula Awards, a Locus Award and a BSFA Award. The House […]

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