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Gollancz

An open letter to The Bookseller

Last week The Bookseller ran an obituary marking the passing of our former owner Livia Gollancz and praising the contribution she and her father, founder Victor Gollancz, made to publishing and their ethos and approach to the business. Sadly their opening remarks were less generous. Having taken time to consider and discuss this over the […]

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On This Day: Richard Evans

Twenty-one years ago today, former Gollancz editor and founder of Orbit, Richard Evans passed away. From The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: (1950-1996) UK sf editor for various London publishers: Futura – where he launched the Orbit sf imprint – in the 1970s, Hutchinson/Arrow until 1983, and finally Gollancz, where he remained a senior editor until […]

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Suzanne McLeod Interviews Nalini Singh

In the second in our trilogy of interviews between three authors who are powerhouses of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and more, Suzanne McLeod (author of the Spellcrackers.com series) interviews Nalini Singh (author of the Psy-Changeling and Guild Hunter series) about season two of the Psy-Changeling series, plotting and chocolate fixes…   SM: Hi Nalini! Thanks […]

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Test Your Knowledge in the #GollanczFest Connecting Wall Quiz

Many of you have probably seen the BBC puzzle programme Only Connect, and lost countless hours yelling out answers at the television screen. But if you’re anything like us you’ve probably also spent some time lamenting the fact that so few of the puzzles are . . . how do we put this? . . […]

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Meet Our New Senior Editor, Rachel Winterbottom

Hi, I’m Rachel and I’m the new senior editor here at Gollancz. In my previous roles I’ve commissioned academic books for a university press and worked on Voyager’s SFF list. I’ve also been an editorial assistant for a newspaper aimed at people who attend cat shows, during which time I wrote a regular column that […]

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Happy Birthday, Phillip Mann

Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to the very talented Phillip Mann. Probably best known for his Land Fit for Heroes sequence, Phillip fell silent in the mid-90s, not publishing any new SF until 2013 when <ahem> Gollancz published his critically acclaimed The Disestablishment of Paradise,  which was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke […]

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Exciting News From Gollancz

We are delighted that the brilliant Charlie Panayiotou (@charlie­_panayi) has been recognised for his exceptional organisation talents, and has been promoted to full time editorial management where he will continue to work closely with the Gollancz list. He has been amazing and tireless over the past six years, and will be fantastic in his new […]

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The Gollancz Festival is back!

You asked and we answered! The Gollancz Festival is back! Filled with more events, more venues, more authors, more of everything you asked for and a few surprises! Save the dates for the 16th and 17th October. This year we will be working in conjunction with Waterstones and Future PLC, the publisher of SFX and Total Film […]

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Gollancz direct submissions: closing on 10th April

After almost twenty years of being open to direct submissions, the Gollancz list has decided to move to a windowed direct submissions period each year. Please be aware that we won’t consider, or return, any direct unsolicited submissions which arrive after the 10th April. We will open direct submissions again, for a limited period of […]

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From the Archives: Phillip Mann on The Disestablishment of Paradise

Phillip Mann has written a post on his blog about how new book, The Disestablishment of Paradise, came to be published (and how pleased he is about it). Today is rather special for me. Today Victor Gollancz have published my latest novel The Disestablishment of Paradise. It has been a long journey for me – […]

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The Gollancz Festival

Today, the SF Gateway is mostly busy at the inaugural Gollancz Festival. LOOK!

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The Gollancz Festival 2014: The Full Schedule of Live Events at Waterstones Piccadilly

We are delighted to share the full programme of author events at Waterstones Piccadilly for The Gollancz Festival on the 13th August 2014. We have some sensational new additions to the line–ups of both rooms at Waterstones Piccadilly, including Joe Hill (Horns, NOS4R2) and Connie Willis (Blackout/All Clear). We will be releasing the dynamic schedule […]

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Happy Publication Day to BARRICADE!

We had a hugely successful launch for Jon Wallace’s debut, Barricade, last night at Forbidden Planet. Kicking off at 6pm with a small crowd of people already waiting the signing went through to after seven with a steady stream of people. Forbidden Planet had ordered 100 copies of the TPB and sold out on the […]

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Gollancz delights in the rich visuals of a stunning space opera debut

Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to a wholly originally series by an extraordinarily talented 27 year old first-time writer with a degree in fine art, Thomas N. Toner. THE PROMISE OF THE CHILD is a stunning feat of imagination – set […]

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Gollancz & SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners

Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway‘s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards! And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the first and (for another couple of months, at least) most recent winners. Look: 1953 The […]

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