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Elspeth Cooper

2014: The Conclusions

We’re still celebrating the new year at Gollancz, and all the glorious books we have coming in 2014. Today we’re talking about some favourite Gollancz series that are concluding, in fabulous, gripping and sometimes heart-breaking style this year.  Ultima, by the wonderful Stephen Baxter, concludes the space-exploration dulogy he began with Proxima. Our galaxy is […]

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Cover Reveal: The Raven’s Shadow

We’re thrilled to be bringing you a cover revel on the blog today! We’re publishing the fantastic The Raven’s Shadow  in August this year. It’s the third in The Wild Hunt series by Elspeth Cooper and it’s absolutely superb. Watch this space for more news about the book . . . and in the meantime, here’s […]

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Trinity Rising – Chapter Five

Chapter Five: ESCAPE Drwyn had given Teia a new horse for the ride to the Gathering. Finn, her old dun gelding, was consigned to the pack-train after aiming a kick at him, and had been replaced with a sweet-faced grey mare. By the fifth day of the journey Teia hated her. She was entirely too […]

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Trinity Rising – Chapter Four

Chapter Four:  SAVIN The house near the tailors’ guildhall in Mesarild to which Savin had tracked Alderan’s colours truly was unremarkable: a four¬square, sturdy thing of dressed Elethrainian granite, stolid and rosy as a country squire, surrounded by a low wall built more to define the small square of neatly scythed lawn behind which the […]

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A special publication day message from Elspeth Cooper

Here at Gollancz Towers we are delighted to bring you a special publication day message from Elspeth Cooper. Trinity Rising is out now.  There’s nothing quite like that moment when you pick up your new baby for the first time, smile and say to yourself, “Hello, beautiful.” It’s . . . magical. The magic tends to lose […]

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Trinity Rising – Chapter Three

Chapter Three: TEIA Teia lifted the boiling kettle off the fire with a forked stick and emptied it into the bucket, careful not to splash herself, then refilled it from the other bucket and set it back to heat. Mentally she divided the stack of greasy platters beside her into two. One more bucketful and […]

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Trinity Rising – Chapter Two

Chapter Two: SPEAKER OF THE CRAINNH Drwyn set a torch to his father’s tent at dusk, in accordance with tradition. The flames licked at the painted leather tentatively, as if savouring a strange new food, then found their appetite and leapt up to devour it. In minutes the pyre was well alight, fire swaying and […]

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Trinity Rising – Chapter One

There are many, many reasons why it’s always a pleasure to introduce a sneak-preview into an authors work, but being able to share something you absolutely love yourself is definitely one of them. Trinity Rising, as you may have seen in Elspeth Cooper’s blog piece here wasn’t the easiest book and went through some dramatic […]

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Trinity Rising is coming . . .

We’re counting down the days until we publish Trinity Rising, the phenomenal sequel to Elspeth Cooper’s Songs of the Earth, which was nominated for Best Debut Novel 2011. If you’ve missed it – somehow! – just go over here to read a first chapter and see what all the fuss is about! Watch this space, […]

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Exclusive 90 Second Interview with Elspeth Cooper

In celebration of the David Gemmell Award short-lists being published, Gollancz is thrilled to be running a series of interviews-in-ninety-seconds with as many short-listed authors as we can get our hands on! Today we’ve caught up with Elspeth Cooper, author of the acclaimed fantasy debut novel Songs of the Earth which is nominated for Best […]

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Trinity Rising Cover Reveal

It’s a new cover, it’s a new title, it’s a new world! We are delighted to be bringing you not one but two pieces of news today! Not only does Elspeth Cooper’s forthcoming new novel now have a marvellous new title – Trinity Rising – we also have a fabulous new cover to reveal today too. […]

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Back from Eastercon with big news!

Gollancz is fresh back from a very successful Eastercon, and with an astounding haul of Award wins, and Award nominations!   The British Science Fiction Awards   Yesterday our very own Christopher Priest won the BSFA award for Best Science Fiction Novel, for his wonderful novel The Islanders.       We were also thrilled […]

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Easter is here, and that means only one thing . . .

Eastercon! The Gollancz Gang is going to be hanging out, attending panels, in the bar, running a book stand and more at the Edwardian Raddison, Heathrow, throughout Easter . . . so here’s our quick guide to all the Eastercon action:   Friday 6th April 2012   14.00               Pushing the Boundaries of Genre What […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Five: Magic

Chapter Five: Magic Magic, rising, swelling into many voices. It filled the air around Gair and time slowed. Tiny details became sharply, painfully clear. Gorse-flowers blazed bright as flames on the viridian bushes. A billion motes of dust spangled the air. Hooves rose and fell as if through treacle and each hoof-beat boomed round his […]

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Songs of the Earth- Chapter Four: Gatekeeper

Chapter Four: Gatekeeper Masen breathed out slowly. His breath curled into steam on the frosty air and disappeared into the bare branches of the trees around him. He had to be careful now, not make the slightest sound, or his quarry would hear him, despite the chatter of the stony river. The stag’s hearing was […]

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