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Masterworks

Books for Life (Happy World Book Day)

To celebrate World Book Day here at Gollancz Towers we’ve each come up with a book we wanted to share with you. A book for life. And because it’s World Book Day we’re offering you a chance to win each of the books listed. To enter simply send an email to: competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject […]

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Michael Moorcock and the boy out of time

I’m not very old but I sometimes feel that way. I first started reading fantasy in the mid to late 70s. And it’s hard now, even for me, to fully connect with just how little fantasy there was around. Well, fantasy as we recognize (and endlessly debate) the commercial genre now at any rate. Of […]

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Dune! Some thoughts from Malcolm Edwards

My first encounter with Dune was the opening sentence of Part Two, Muad’Dib: “Now Harkonnen shall kill Harkonnen,” Paul whispered. Dune wasn’t even a novel at that time – it was a pair of magazine serials, published in one of the leading magazines, Analog, still under the legendary editorship of John W. Campbell Jr. The […]

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On the fourth day of Christmas…

I got an e-reader for Christmas and on it, I put . . . O wonder of wonders! An e-reader for Christmas – for indeed, the ebook revolution is upon us! But once you have the device, whatever to load on to it? Which title, from the many, many novels available, should be the first […]

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Gollancz 50th: The Time Machine

‘I seemed to see a ghostly, indistinct figure sitting in a whirling mass of black and brass for a moment – a figure so transparent that the bend behind with its sheets of drawings was absolutely distinct; but this phantasm vanished as I rubbed my eyes. The Time Machine had gone . . . The […]

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Related Categories: Gollancz 50th, Masterworks, Science Fiction

Happy Book Birthday!!

From urban fantasy to zombie apocalypse, from the forerunner of fantasy to modern authors who are changing the genre, this Thursday there will be something on your local bookshop’s shelves for all Gollancz fans.

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Welcome to the SF Gateway

In the last years of the twentieth century (as H. G. Wells might have put it), Gollancz, Britain’s oldest and most distinguished science fiction imprint (What? We are!), created two Masterworks series. Dedicated to re-publishing the English language’s finest works of SF and Fantasy, most of which were languishing out of print at the time, […]

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Alastair Reynolds discusses THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN

We recently caught up with Alastair Reynolds and asked him to tell us a little bit about the Gollancz 50th title he has written the introduction for The Book of the New Sun.

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Gollancz 50th: The Book of the New Sun

“It is possible I already had some presentiment of my future. The locked and rusted gate that stood before us, with wisps of river fog threading its spikes like the mountain paths, remains in my mind now as the symbol of my exile. That is why I have begun this account of it with the […]

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I remember the first time I became aware of Philip K. Dick, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Or, more precisely, according to the cover, the book that inspired BLADE RUNNER (in very big letters). I was about ten, and on holiday in a caravan in North Wales. That isn’t as bad as it […]

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