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The Hobbit

Happy Dragon Day (Happy Saint George's Day)!

Happy St George’s Day. To celebrate Team Gollancz are sharing our favourite dragons with you. What’s your favourite dragon? Have we missed him/her off our list? Let us know in the comments below. Gillian: For me, the best dragon of all time is Chrysophylax from the brilliant story Farmer Giles of Ham by J. R. […]

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Friday Reads: The Hobbit

Well it was inevitable that one of the Gollancz Friday Reads would be for The Hobbit. I’ve seen the film twice (once 2D once 3D, I preferred the 2D version), and after the second viewing I found myself picking the book up again. I think most folks know the story. Bilbo Baggins finds himself, a […]

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Friday Reads: Farmer Giles of Ham

If you’ve not read Farmer Giles of Ham then you’re missing out on the best thing (in my opinion . . . only really, the best thing) J. R. R. Tolkein ever wrote. One of the things I’ve always loved is the illustrations. Penned by the superb Pauline Baynes, who also illustrated a number of […]

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Christmas reads: part one

This Xmas, I’m spending some time away from the office in a lovely house in the Lake District with my partner’s family, where I shall be, let’s be honest, a bit bored. So what better plan than to do what I normally do all of the time anyway, and read some genre stuff? I’m going […]

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The Soddit – Chapter 3

It’s time for your daily part-serialization of The Soddit, running all this week.  Last night saw the premiere of The Hobbit film in London, and one or two lucky members of team Gollancz managed to catch a glimpse of the red carpet – consider our Hobbit-watching appetites officially whetted. Chapter three of The Soddit is available to read here. (PDF)

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The Soddit- Chapter Two

We’re continuing our week long part-serialization of The Soddit. Put your hairy feet up, grab a mug of porter or a coffee from the pot on the hearth, maybe a seed cake or two, and settle down with the next chapter of  The Soddit here. (PDF)

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The Soddit – Chapter One

As The Hobbit begins his long awaited (and absolutely expected) journey to UK cinema screens, it’s the perfect time to revisit a Gollancz classic. The Soddit is Adam Roberts’ affectionate and hilarious parody of Tolkein’s much loved classic but don’t take our word for it. Put your hairy feet up, grab a mug of porter […]

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Friday Reads: Meet the The Almighty Johnsons

Not a Friday Read so much as a Must-See Weekend Watch, The Almighty Johnsons has become my guilty TV pleasure. And it is *wonderful*. Created by James Griffin and Rachel Lang, produced by South Pacific Pictures, The Almighty Johnsons is a light, smart, funny and altogether brilliant New Zealand creation. We pick up the story, […]

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