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 […]Read More
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. […]Read More
Gollancz are delighted to share the news of a few award nominations and wins that have come in recently. First of all, Jack Glass by the incomparable Adam Roberts was announced as the winner of the John W. Campbell memorial award, one of the four major US awards for SF. This follows up the BSFA […]Read More
The First Law Graphic Novel
Today we’re delighted to bring you a blog post from Joe Abercrombie himself, about an exciting development in the First Law Universe . . . It is with the greatest pleasure of which my withered prune of a heart is capable that I announce the release of a project that has been a long time […]Read More
Joe Abercrombie: What comes next?
Today we have a guest post from Joe Abercrombie, talking about the inevitable question: what comes next? On a Break January 22nd, 2013 So, Red Country has been well and truly out for three months, the touring well and truly over, the reviews chewed through, the sales examined, the dust settled. I find myself now […]Read More
Cover reveal: a great new look for Joe Abercrombie
Joe Abercrombie needs no introduction. He’s the Sunday Times bestselling author of Red Country, The Heroes, Best Served Cold, and The First Law Trilogy. His novels have been praised by authors as varied as George R. R. Martin: ‘Joe Abercrombie’s Best Served Cold is a bloody and relentless epic of vengeance and obsession in the grand tradition, […]Read More
Happy Publication Day RED COUNTRY!
We are delighted to wish Joe Abercrombie an enormously HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY on the much anticipated release of RED COUNTRY, his standalone fantasy with a fabulous genre twist. But don’t take our word for how great it is! Check out the reviews: ‘The [five] star rating says all you need to know about Joe Abercrombie’s exhilarating […]Read More
RED COUNTRY: Chapter Three
To celebrate the publication of Red Country (out where all good books are sold on tomorrow) we’re bringing you a sneak peek inside the first three chapters of Joe Abercrombie’s brand new novel. Today, return to the world of Red Country with the third chapter . . . Oh, and because this is a celebration […]Read More
RED COUNTRY: Chapter Two
To celebrate the publication of Red Country (out where all good books are sold on Thursday) we’re bringing you a sneak peek inside the first three chapters of Joe Abercrombie’s brand new novel. Today, return to the world of Red Country with the second chapter . . . Oh, and because this is a celebration we’ll […]Read More
RED COUNTRY: Chapter One
To celebrate the publication of Red Country (out where all good books are sold on Thursday) we’re bringing you a sneak peek inside the first three chapters of Joe Abercrombie’s brand new novel. Today, enter the world of Red Country with the first chapter . . . Oh, and because this is a celebration we’ll be […]Read More
Watch Joe Abercrombie read from RED COUNTRY and WIN a Signed Proof!
Happy Monday! It might be a bit (ok, a lot) gloomy here in London, but we’ve got something exciting to share with you. Earlier this month Joe Abercrombie was at Gollancz Towers and we asked (politely demanded) that we film him for the upcoming publication of Red Country (out where all good books are sold on the 18th October).
So, as a special Monday treat we’ve got an exclusive extract of Joe reading from Red Country, but that’s not all! Watch the film and listen carefully to the question Joe asks at the end. Then send the answer to the question to: email@example.com with the subject line: RED COUNTRY by 23.59 on the 15th October 2012 for your chance to win a limited edition signed proof copy of Red Country. Visit our site for our terms and conditions.
See, we said we had something exciting to share.
RED COUNTRY UK Tour Dates
Don’t miss your chance to meet Sunday Times Bestselling author Joe Abercrombie as he tours the UK to celebrate the publication of RED COUNTRY. Thursday 18th October Waterstones Guildford 12.30pm Waterstones Piccadilly, London 7pm (Tickets £5/£3 for Waterstones Cardholders) Friday 19th October Waterstones Staines 12.30pm Forbidden Planet London, 6pm Saturday 20th October […]Read More
Friday Reads: Joe Abercrombie's RED COUNTRY is bloody . . . (spoiler free review)
I remember getting an email from my colleague Simon Spanton some years ago. It was a simple message, ‘You’ll like this.’ Attached to the email was a file with the first few chapters of a book he wanted to buy for Gollancz called The Blade Itself. I opened the attachment and started to read. He […]Read More
RED COUNTRY – Read the Extract!
Gollancz is absolutely delighted to be bringing you something a little bit special today – the first extract from Red Country by Joe Abercrombie . . . and since our words are unlikely to do it justice, read on for Joe’s: They were laughing when they clattered over the rise and the shallow little valley […]Read More
RED COUNTRY TRAILER
Gollancz is delighted to be able to bring you the trailer for Joe Abercrombie’s brilliant new adventure RED COUNTRY which will be available where all good books are sold on the 18th October 2012! To celebrate the launch of the trailer we are giving five lucky people a chance to win an early reading copy! To enter, watch the trailer and send your answer to this question: What is the name of the outlaw on the wanted poster? to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: RED COUNTRY. All entries must be recieved by 11.59pm on the 3rd September 2012. Good luck!
About RED COUNTRY:
They burned her home.
They stole her brother and sister.
But vengeance is following.
Shy South hoped to bury her bloody past and ride away smiling, but she’ll have to sharpen up some bad old ways to get her family back, and she’s not a woman to flinch from what needs doing. She sets off in pursuit with only a pair of oxen and her cowardly old stepfather Lamb for company. But it turns out Lamb’s buried a bloody past of his own, and out in the lawless Far Country, the past never stays buried.
Their journey will take them across the barren plains to a frontier town gripped by gold fever, through feud, duel and massacre, high into the unmapped mountains to a reckoning with the Ghosts. Even worse, it will force them into alliance with Nicomo Cosca, infamous soldier of fortune, and his feckless lawyer Temple, two men no one should ever have to trust. . .
The past never stays buried . . .