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Young Adult

Cover Reveal: The Caged Queen

Hello everyone, On this blissfully sunny day in the UK, we have a gleaming, shiny, fantastic new cover for you all to feast upon. See below for the cover to Kristen Ciccarelli’s next novel, The Caged Queen, based on an original design by DAS ILLUSTRAT with a photograph by Ervin Usman.   Lavish, romantic and […]

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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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YA or not YA . . . That is the question.

We welcome Sarah Pinborough, author of THE DEATH HOUSE, to the blog to explain why “YA” isn’t just for teenagers. It’s a funny thing with some books. They sit in a middle ground under the storm cloud of a question hanging menacingly over them . . . is this a Young Adult book or isn’t […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Sarah Pinborough

The Falconer Cover Reveal (A special guest post from Elizabeth May)

A very special thank you to Elizabeth May for sharing this blog post with us on the making of the cover for her debut novel The Falconer.    THE FALCONER’s cover is here! :dances: :tosses confetti: :dances more: And if I may say so, it is… I couldn’t be more pleased with the level of […]

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Cover Reveal: THE FALCONER

Gollancz is delighted to be able to reveal the cover for Elizabeth May’s debut novel, The Falconer. We can’t tell you too much about this book just yet, except that it’s going to be epic. And we don’t use that world lightly.     So, what do you think of the cover? Leave us a […]

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Paula Weston discusses angels and demons in paranormal/fantasy novels

Paula Weston, author of Shadows, published by our sister imprint Indigo stops by the Gollancz blog to talk angels and demons in paranormal and fantasy novels. Shadows is out now where all good books are sold.  As with other paranormal beings, there are endless ways to present angels and demons in urban fantasy/paranormal fiction. Vampire […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Dark Fantasy, Young Adult

Top 10 films of 2012

These are my top ten films of 2012, based on UK release dates. Feel free to mock my choices mercilessly. Films that just missed the cut included Amour, Looper, Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and The Dark Knight Rises. 10. The Muppets You may laugh but . . . Bret McKenzie’s songs, Amy Adams […]

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Related Categories: Film Reviews, Films

Thirsty for Thursday – Hollow Pike

We have something a little different for this week’s Thirsty for Thursday. Every Thursday we introduce you to a book or series we at Gollancz Dark Fantasy think you’ll be Thirsty for, and this week we have James Dawson‘s HOLLOW PIKE from our sister imprint, Indigo. HOLLOW PIKE is a dark and twisted tale of murder, romance and […]

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Related Categories: Competition, Fiction, James Dawson, Young Adult

Friday Reads: Ketchup Clouds

This week I’m reading Ketchup Clouds by our sister imprint Indigo, partially because the trailer intrigued me so much. Annabel Pitcher’s first book My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece broke my heart. A novel of grief and ultimately hope narrated by one of the most unique voices I’ve ever read. I got to the end […]

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Related Categories: Friday Reads, Young Adult

Talk Like A Pirate Day and WIN THE IRON JACKAL!

Whether you love it or hate it today is #TalkLikeAPirateDay. While we won’t be talking like pirates here at Gollancz Towers we wanted to share with you one of our favourite loosely pirate themed books. Ok, so it’s not really pirates, but close enough . . . Well, if we’re honest, there’s nothing quite like […]

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Related Categories: Chris Wooding, Fantasy, Young Adult

A Special Guest Post from Marcus Sedgwick

We are very pleased to have a special guest post from Marcus Sedgwick, who is published by our YA sister imprint Indigo. Marcus Sedgwick used to work in children’s publishing and before that he was a bookseller. He now happily writes full-time. His books have been shortlisted for many awards, including The GUARDIAN CHILDREN’S FICTION […]

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BITTERBLUE – Monsters cast long shadows… (Chapter One)

Welcome back to our Red, White and BITTERBLUE Mondays! This week Paul S has written a brilliant introduction to BITTERBLUE.  We’ve also got a first chapter extract of BITTERBLUE and an amazing competition. So read on for all the details you’ll need to participate in this week’s Red, White and Bitterblue Monday!   Kristin Cashore’s […]

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Books for Life (Happy World Book Day)

To celebrate World Book Day here at Gollancz Towers we’ve each come up with a book we wanted to share with you. A book for life. And because it’s World Book Day we’re offering you a chance to win each of the books listed. To enter simply send an email to: competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject […]

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The Ketty Jay novels – the exclusive new cover reveal!

This week, for the second time ever, we ran a little Twitter competition: Guess the title, win the book! The rules are as more or less exactly as you’d expect; we give you a few clues and if you’re one of the first people to correctly tweet us back with the title we’ll send you […]

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Gollancz Titles on the Locus Recommended Reading List

Every year, Locus, the magazine of the science fiction & fantasy field, compiles a Recommended Reading List to help readers sort through the vast number of novels, collections, anthologies, stories, etc that are published each year. They’ve just released 2011’s list, which is as good a roadmap through last year’s territory as you’re going to […]

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