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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013)

All of us at Gollancz and SF Gateway are saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Frederik Pohl: author, editor, literary agent and fan. Pohl was a member of the influential SF group The Futurians, along with such major SF figures as Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Damon Knight, C.M. Kornbluth, Judith Merril and Donald […]

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Gollancz at the Hugo Awards

The biggest fan voted awards in the genre, the Hugos, were awarded this year at the 71st World SF Convention at San Antonio. We couldn’t be more thrilled that our authors feature heavily amongst the winners. We’d like to congratulate them and all the other shortlisted individuals and organisation on their achievement. The Best Novel […]

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Congratulations to our Gemmell Awards Shortlisted authors and cover designers

Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of the Gemmell Awards shortlist, which you can find here. There are three very strong shortlists, with 5 books up for each of the Legend (best novel) and Morningstar (best debut), and six covers up for the Ravenheart (Best Cover). We’re delighted that Joe Abercrombie’s RED […]

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Half a King by Joe Abercrombie

Gollancz is pleased to bring you a blog post about the future, from the pen of the talented Joe Abercrombie. In this, as with his ongoing adult publishing with Gollancz, Joe has our complete support. Over to Mr Abercrombie! What does an obsessive workaholic writer do with six months off? Writes a book, of course. […]

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The Kingkiller Chronicles have been optioned for TV adaptation!

Some fantastic news for the day! The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss have been optioned for a TV adaptation by New Regency Productions and 20th Century Fox Television. Eric Heisserer (of Hours and The Thing) will be adapting the series and will also work as an executive producer alongside Arnon Milchan, Andrew Plotkin, Brad Weston […]

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Happy birthday Kristos Reese

To mark the 70th birthday of Christopher Priest, the acclaimed author of The Affirmation, The Prestige, The Islanders (winner of both the BSFA amd John W. Campbell Awards for Best SF Novel) and, most recently, The Adjacent we thought we’d celebrate another figure, from another, adjacent world. Today is the70th birthday of one of the […]

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Locus Award winners from Gollancz!

Gollancz is thrilled to report that two of our authors won trophies at the Locus Awards ceremony over the weekend. So, give out a hearty cheer and please raise your glasses to: REDSHIRTS by John Scalzi, winner of the Locus award for best Science Fiction Novel. and THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Saladin Ahmed, […]

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Films and books – exploring parallel universes

We interrupt your normal Friday Reads with a special post.

Today Gollancz says farewell (for now) to Mark Stay who is off to have adventures in film making and become our future Robot Overlord! Mark is an integral part to the Gollancz Team and we’re going to miss him terribly. We also couldn’t be happier for him. Good luck, Mark!

Now, we’ll let Mark tell you a little but more books, films and robots! 

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The author of 1984 would have been 110 today…

George Orwell was born today (as Eric Blair) in 1903. A writer of immense importance and varied output he is best known for his novel 1984. And as we’re on an SF and Fantasy blog it’s the one I shall limit myself to here. Even if that does mean ignoring the perfect satire of Animal […]

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Superhero Week: Mystery Men

It’s day two of our Gollancz Superhero Week and it’s simultaneously the eve of Man of Steel‘s premiere at which you will find us, Team Gollancz, flyering for one of our steely books (can you guess what it is yet?). Be there or be square. Amidst discussing what our ideal super power would be, from invisibility to wingless flying […]

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Superhero Week: Man of Steel and other stories

This week sees the release of Man of Steel, the latest Superman movie to be adapted from the DC comic. In other news, and by no means a coincidence, it also happens to be Superhero Week here at Gollancz (any excuse…). Superhero Week involves a lot of (sometimes heated) chat about our favourite movie adaptations, comics, […]

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Iain Menzies Banks (1954 – 2013)

The world lost one of its greats over the weekend. Iain Banks, one of our finest novelists, whisky expert, raconteur and one of the nicest men you could ever hope to meet, lost his battle with cancer on Sunday, 9th June.  Tributes have already been paid and, no doubt, more will be forthcoming; these are […]

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RIP Jack Vance

All at Gollancz were saddened to hear the news of the recent passing of Jack Vance. A published writer since 1945, he was responsible for some of modern SF’s most enduring tropes, from the ‘Big Planet’ space opera setting to the ‘Dying Earth‘ tales, which have influenced so many who came after him. During his […]

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Gollancz Geeks: the ‘Here comes your free badge and T-shirt if you’ve sent us a review’ update!

We wanted to give you a little update about all things Geeks! We’ve been up and running now for three months. We hope that many (if not all) of you have heard from either Hannah or myself (Jen) to let you know about some of our upcoming titles that we have for you to review. […]

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Exciting News From Gollancz

Gollancz is pleased to announce a significant structural reorganisation within the editorial team. Simon Spanton is promoted to Associate Publisher, with particular responsibility for innovative acquisitions and Gollancz’s social media and community engagement, as well as continuing to publish his award-winning list to its full potential. Gillian Redfearn is promoted to Deputy Publishing Director focusing on […]

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