On the Steel Breeze: Chapter 1
We’re delighted to be able to give a sneak preview of Al Reynolds’ new SF novel, On the Steel Breeze. It’s a glorious tale of betrayal and deceit aboard a flotilla of hollowed-out asteroids as they take millions of people to start a new world on a far distant planet at one seventh the speed […]Read More
The Trouble with Elysium
Review by Den Patrick Elysium is this summer’s Sci-Fi blockbuster from Neill Blomkamp, director of the much loved District 9. Blomkamp had a significantly larger budget to play with this time, along with the star power of Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. It is the year 2154 and the world has become an overcrowded, polluted hell. […]Read More
GOLLANCZ CRASHES HEAVEN WITH SPECTACULAR DEBUT SF NOVEL
Gollancz, have bought the spectacular SF debut, Crashing Heaven, from an exciting new UK author. Simon Spanton, Gollancz Associate Publisher, bought world rights for two books from London author Al Robertson in a major pre-empt ahead of an auction, through Susan Armstrong at Conville & Walsh. The first novel, Crashing Heaven, will be published in January […]Read More
Get your copy of The Quiet War for £1.99 (for a limited time only!)
Paul McAuley’s brilliant new SF novel, Evening’s Empires, is published tomorrow. As part of the Quiet War sequence – although you don’t need to have read any of the previous books to enjoy this one – we thought this was a good moment to remind people how great Paul’s future history is. To that end […]Read More
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!Read More
SFX magazine’s Dave Bradley considers how the SF world has changed in the 100 issues since he became editor
Today we’re over the moon to be wishing Dave Bradley, Editor-in-Chief of SFX, friend to Gollancz, and all-round superstar a very, very happy 140th birthday indeed! For he has not just marked his 40th birthday, but today will mark his 100 edition of SFX, which makes it a very special day indeed. Let the […]Read More
Friday Reads: READY PLAYER ONE
This week I’ve been reading Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline. This got quite a lot of coverage in the genre press last year, and a fair bit of mainstream attention as well. I’ve had a proof copy sitting around for ages (not sure where I got it – perhaps Novacon?) so, while I waited […]Read More
Silent Running – a timely film?
Alastair Reynolds’ latest novel, Blue Remembered Earth, revealed not just a compelling vision of a possible future and a flair for adventure but also an abiding interest in ecology. It’s no surprise then, that Alastair should have chosen to write a piece on Silent Running for the Mark Morris edited Cinema Futura. We’re grateful to […]Read More
How I wrote In The Mouth Of The Whale- Paul McAuley
In The Mouth of the Whale, like most of my novels, began with an image. In this case a gigantic cylindrical construct hung in the atmosphere of a gas giant planet, with spidery drones working on some machine attached to its skin, and trains rushing up and down a long spine or tail that dropped […]Read More
Blue Remembered Earth- Chapter Three
The woman from the bank apologised for keeping him waiting, although in fact it had been no more than minutes. Her name was Marjorie Hu, and she appeared genuinely keen to be of assistance, as if he’d caught her on a slow day where any break in routine was welcome. ‘I’m Geoffrey Akinya,’ he said, […]Read More