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Brandon Sanderson

Elantris – it's where the magic begins . . .

I’m not the editor responsible for bringing Brandon Sanderson to Gollancz. Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director of Gollancz and the person most frequently behind @Gollancz (and entirely behind @SimonGuy64) on twitter, is. Of course the team is involved in acquisition decisions – but that doesn’t mean that we all always have the time to read […]

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On the sixth day of Christmas…

The 30th of December. It’s somehow not quite Christmas any more, it’s not quite the New Year either, so it seems a marvellous day to look back at the year 2011 . . . and it’s been quite a year for Gollancz! So here are six of our highlights from the past twelve months . […]

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On the fifth day of Christmas…

. . it’s a great day to review the year that was 2011 – in covers! So, five of the best (in my opinion, anyway): First up has to be the amazing new cover look for Charlaine Harris and the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s so bright, especially on gloomy winter days, that it can’t help […]

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Orion/Gollancz Charity Auction for the Samaritans

This year the Orion Publishing Group – of which Gollancz is a part – has chosen the Samaritans as our Charity of the Year. Most people in the UK will know of their work, but for those that don’t (or are overseas), this is how they describe themselves: Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service […]

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Brandon Sanderson discusses the back-story behind The Alloy of Law

Curious about the back-story behind The Alloy of Law? We caught up with Brandon Sanderson who told us the story behind the story.

Don’t forget there’s still time to enter to win the Ultimate Mistborn Bundle! Visit our website for details.

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Brandon Sanderson Discusses the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law

Want to know the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law? Curious about the latest Mistborn book? We thought so. We recently asked Brandon Sanderson to tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law.

Don’t forget there’s still time to enter to win the Ultimate Mistborn Bundle! Visit our website for details.

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Win the Ultimate Mistborn Bundle!!

Happy Monday Gollancz Blog Readers! We’ve got some exciting news. Besides Brandon Sanderson’s UK Tour kicking off today we’ve got an amazing competition for you. Want to get your hands on the Ultimate Mistborn Bundle? What’s the Ultimate Mistborn Bundle you ask? Well it looks a little something like this . . . . As […]

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On the road again with Gollancz Publicist Jon Weir

This week, I hit the road again with Brandon Sanderson as we embark on a tour as epic as one of his books . . . You’ll find the dates below. Anyone outside of publishing thinks it’s an industry of glitz and glamour (thanks Bridget Jones) when the truth is most of the time I’m […]

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Why you don’t want to miss a Brandon Sanderson Event

In June I went to my first Brandon Sanderson signing. In twenty-five years of bookselling and publishing I had never seen anything like it. Yes the crowd was big but I have seen big crowds at signing events. Yes there was love in the room but I have been to Anthony Burgess signings, Keith Richards […]

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The Alloy of Law– Chapter Four

Today concludes our part-serialisation of The Alloy of Law. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for Brandon’s UK Tour Dates. And next week we’ll be bringing you an exclusive Alloy of Law themed competition that you won’t want to miss. “Harmony’s forearms,” Waxillium mumbled, stepping into the grand ballroom. “This is what passes for a […]

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The Alloy of Law– Chapter Three

Happy Wednesday! Over here at Gollancz Towers we’re pleased to be bringing you the next chapter in our part-serialisation of The Alloy of Law. Eight hours later, Waxillium stood at an upper window of his mansion. He watched the last broken fragments of a dying day. They dimmed, then grew black. He waited, hoping. But […]

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The Alloy of Law– Chapter Two

“How’s my cravat?” Waxillium asked, studying himself in the mirror, turning to the side and tugging at the silver necktie again. “Impeccable as always, my lord,” Tillaume said. The butler stood with hands clasped behind his back, a tray with steaming tea sitting beside him on the serving stand. Waxillium hadn’t asked for tea, but […]

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The Alloy of Law- Chapter One

Our part serialization of The Alloy of Law continues today with the first chapter . . . Five months later, Wax walked through the decorated rooms of a large, lively party, passing men in dark suits with tailcoats and women in colorful dresses with narrow waists and lots of folds through long pleated skirts. They […]

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The Alloy of Law- Prologue

Remember how we promised you the exciting prologue to The Alloy of Law? Well, here it is. Happy Friday! Wax crept along the ragged fence in a crouch, his boots scraping the dry ground. He held his Sterrion 36 up by his head, the long, silvery barrel dusted with red clay. The revolver was nothing […]

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The Alloy Of Law by Brandon Sanderson

We are very used to Fantasy having an essentially medieval setting. Of course there are exceptions but in the main fantasy’s yeomen and maidens walk down muddy streets, through walled towns beneath crenellated castles. As with so many other fantasy trends Tolkien is largely responsible. That said his world is in fact a curious amalgam […]

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