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The Five Things That Make World-Class Science Fiction a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops.We asked Alex to tell us the five things that make world-class Science Fiction. Here’s what he had to say  . . . I’ve spent my life […]

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On Writing Nemesis a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops. To celebrate the publication of Nemesis we asked Alex to tell us about the process of writing the book and following up the epic Roboteer.  How […]

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Iain Banks discusses the Future of Science Fiction with the BBC

Iain has contributed to a BBC website column entitled How Sci-Fi Moves With the Times, along with fellow writers Ken MacLeod, Paul Cornell and Ian Watson. In the course of describing his general approach to the degree of scientific realism he includes in his different writing modes, Iain also lets slip a tantalising hint about […]

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Iain Banks talks to Writing Magazine

Iain has been interviewed for the latest edition of Writer’s News Writing Magazine and talks about a number of writing-related subjects, including plotting, character development, pre-planning and avoiding the temptation to polish work until the first draft has been finished. Interviewer Judith Spelman has posted a (1.23Mb) pdf copy of the piece on her own […]

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