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Fiction

Friday Reads: Mythago Wood

This week  Simon Spanton looks back at the masterpiece that is Mythago Wood.  Rob Holdstock died on this day in 2009. It was, of course, far too soon and a massive loss to his family and friends. But we also lost one of this country’s finest fantasists. Our Friday Reads blog today really couldn’t be for any […]

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Battlefield 4: Countdown to War

Christmas season is coming and our minds are churning with the possibilities of what to buy for our friends and family and, more importantly, what’s awaiting us under the tree. Well, whether you’re thinking of yourself or thinking of others, Father Gollancz has it all covered because how better a way to deal with the […]

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Related Categories: Competition, Fiction, Other

Holly Black: Coldest Girl in Coldtown competition

HOLLY BLACK IS VISITING THE UK… As you can see from the shouty caps, we can barely contain our excitement at the prospect of the brilliant Holly Black visiting for WFC this coming weekend, and then for a mini tour of the UK covering London, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool. To help celebrate Holly’s UK arrival […]

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The Path of Anger: Chapter Three

Our month of sharing our excitement for The Path of Anger continues this week with chapter three. If you missed the first and second chapters, you can still catch up to fully enjoy the third. Antoine Rouaud’s epic fantasy was published last week – if you’ve got your hands on a copy, let us know what you […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Fiction

The Path of Anger: Chapter Two

For those of you who enjoyed chapter one of The Path of Anger by Antoine Rouaud last week, we are continuing on with the Gollancz generosity with chapter two here. Gillian and Simon discovered this at the Frankfurt book fair and we think it’s something very special. Check out last week’s post for the first chapter […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Fiction

The Path of Anger: Chapter One

This doesn’t happen very often… I was sat at a table at the Frankfurt Bookfair, with our Deputy Publisher Gillian Redfearn, listening to a French publisher (the excellent Stephane Marsan from the excellent company Bragelonne) pitch us a book. It doesn’t happen very often because generally we’re the ones pitching our books at Frankfurt; we […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fantasy, Fiction

Friday Reads: Mayhem

If you love a good historical thriller, which has a whiff of the supernatural about it, this is the perfect summer read for you. Set in London during the Ripper years, Sarah Pinborough tells the untold tale of another serial killer preying on the inhabitants of the city, and of the investigative team which takes […]

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Related Categories: Fiction, Horror, Sarah Pinborough

Friday Reads: The Blue Fox

Simon’s Friday Read this week is The Blue Fox by Sjon.

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Related Categories: Fiction, Friday Reads

Cover Blurb copy reveal for TRUTH AND FEAR

TRUTH AND FEAR, the sequel to the sensational WOLFHOUND CENTURY. I’m delighted to be able to give you a sneak (and, if you’ve not read WOLFHOUND CENTURY, spoilerific) preview of the blurb for Peter Higgins’ explosive sequel to his first novel. I was so thrilled to read TRUTH and to realise that Peter’s new book […]

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Related Categories: Fiction

Moon Over Soho – extract and audio clip

Moon Over Soho is the second outing for Peter Grant and this time Ben shifts the focus for his wonderful series of supernatural London investigations to London’s much loved and notorious Soho. But this is the Soho of jazz bars and coffee shops, the Soho that lives on besides the fading tawdriness of the area’s sex shops […]

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Related Categories: Ben Aaronovitch, Extract, Fiction

4th of July

At our weekly blog scheduling meeting I made a comment about something American (as I unfortunately do too much) and my colleagues jumped on the chance to get me to write a blog post for Independence Day (4th of July). I did at one point in this conversation threaten to declare Independence . . . […]

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Related Categories: Fiction, Joe Hill, Other

Gollancz Geeks Friday Review: Wolfhound Century

9780575130548Happy Friday! 

We’re back with a brand new Gollancz Geeks Friday Reads! Every Friday we’ll be sharing a Gollancz Geeks reviews with you. Today’s brilliant Wolfhound Century review was written by Patrick Mahon. You can tweet Patrick @PJMahon or leave a comment for him on our blog. Have you read Wolfhound Century? Let us know in the comment or by tweeting us @Gollancz.

Check back next week for another Gollancz Geeks Friday Reads review! 

Wolfhound Century is Peter Higgins’ debut novel, although you wouldn’t know it from the assured storytelling and confident style. This book reads like the output of a seasoned professional, rather than a man with a handful of published short stories to his name.

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Related Categories: Fiction, Friday Reads, Gollancz Geeks

Ray Bradbury

It was a year ago today that the great Ray Bradbury left us. We don’t note this as an attempt to do a retrospective; it would be foolish and arrogant to purport to be able to put into context a seventy-year writing career in a singe blog post – indeed, his legacy was established long […]

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Related Categories: Fiction, Ray Bradbury

Gavin G. Smith short story

This week sees the return of Gavin G. Smith, author of Veteran and War in Heaven, with his new novel, The Age of Scorpio, out on Thursday. Gavin has kindly shared a short story with us, the first part of which we are sharing with you today, and the second half on Friday. Enjoy! Poor People […]

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Related Categories: Fiction, Gavin G. Smith, Short Story

Wolfhound Century: Chapter Four

It’s time for chapter four of our book of the month, Wolfhound Century by Peter Higgins. Although the chapters are short, they are perfectly formed to deliver you one of our fine debuts… Chapter 4   A messenger was standing near the back exit of the Sviatopolk, white-faced, gripping his bicycle. Kantor dragged the machine out of […]

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Related Categories: Extract, Fiction

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