Happy Publication Day 12th January 2017!
It’s a week of classic science fiction as we reissue six novels by one of the fathers of science fiction, H. G. Wells, and publish the paperback of The Medusa Chronicles by Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter, who has written The Massacre of Mankind (publishing 19th January), the authorised sequel to H.G. Wells’ The War […]Read More
It’s obvious, isn’t it? Literature reflects events in the real world, and is influenced by them. Except for science fiction and fantasy, which have nothing to tell us about the human condition or the state of our culture. That’s the judgement of people who never read the stuff; the supercilious commentators, and the self-appointed arbiters […]Read More
On the seventh day of Christmas…
. . . It’s also New Year’s Eve, and the very last day of 2011! Cue fireworks, kissing your loved ones at midnight, Auld Lang Syne, parties and Jool’s Holland on TV. But all that happens at midnight – that’s hours away! So what to do until then . . . ? But is 2012 […]Read More
Gollancz 50th: The Time Machine
‘I seemed to see a ghostly, indistinct figure sitting in a whirling mass of black and brass for a moment – a figure so transparent that the bend behind with its sheets of drawings was absolutely distinct; but this phantasm vanished as I rubbed my eyes. The Time Machine had gone . . . The […]Read More