Orion/Gollancz Charity Auction for the Samaritans
This year the Orion Publishing Group – of which Gollancz is a part – has chosen the Samaritans as our Charity of the Year. Most people in the UK will know of their work, but for those that don’t (or are overseas), this is how they describe themselves: Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service […]Read More
Brandon Sanderson Discusses the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law
Want to know the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law? Curious about the latest Mistborn book? We thought so. We recently asked Brandon Sanderson to tell us a little bit about the inspiration behind The Alloy of Law.
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RIP Anne McCaffrey
Gollancz is very saddened to hear the news that Anne McCaffrey has died, aged 85. Her true achievement was her writing. Her books will be read and reread for years to come, as people grow up and are introduced to her deceptively-easy-to-read writing style and her astounding imagination. We all know of the Pern books, […]Read More
Win the Ultimate Mistborn Bundle!!
Happy Monday Gollancz Blog Readers! We’ve got some exciting news. Besides Brandon Sanderson’s UK Tour kicking off today we’ve got an amazing competition for you. Want to get your hands on the Ultimate Mistborn Bundle? What’s the Ultimate Mistborn Bundle you ask? Well it looks a little something like this . . . . As […]Read More
It was the World Fantasy Convention . . .
It was the World Fantasy Convention 2011, in San Diego, and I had the chance to meet up with Patrick Rothfuss. Which was rather lovely. Even better, I had the chance to ask him for a few words for the Gollancz Blog. ‘We have a new Gollancz Blog’, I said. ‘That’s great!’ said Pat. ‘It […]Read More
Gollancz to explore The Empire of the Saviours in May 2012
Editor Marcus Gipps has bought world rights to a fantasy trilogy from an exciting new voice to the genre. The Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord, by AJ Dalton, will begin with the publication of Empire of the Saviours in May 2012. Empire of the Saviours has already been pre-empted in Germany for a significant five-figure […]Read More
On the road again with Gollancz Publicist Jon Weir
This week, I hit the road again with Brandon Sanderson as we embark on a tour as epic as one of his books . . . You’ll find the dates below. Anyone outside of publishing thinks it’s an industry of glitz and glamour (thanks Bridget Jones) when the truth is most of the time I’m […]Read More
The Alloy Of Law by Brandon Sanderson
We are very used to Fantasy having an essentially medieval setting. Of course there are exceptions but in the main fantasy’s yeomen and maidens walk down muddy streets, through walled towns beneath crenellated castles. As with so many other fantasy trends Tolkien is largely responsible. That said his world is in fact a curious amalgam […]Read More
The Majipoor books, by Robert Silverberg – some thoughts and news!
There are a lot of fantastic books available on the SF Gateway (and a lot more to come), but if I’m honest, when I heard about the project, the book that made me most excited – even though I own it in paperback – was Lord Valentine’s Castle by Robert Silverberg. My copy is in […]Read More
A superb new fantasy trilogy comes to Gollancz . . .
The Book and The Sword fantasy trilogy by debut author Antoine Rouaud was acquired in a pre-emptive deal by Gollancz at the Frankfurt Bookfair this year. Editorial Director Gillian Redfearn took World English Language rights off the table within hours of hearing the pitch, to the delight of Antoine’s publisher and agent Stephane Marsan of […]Read More
An unmissable Gollancz debut for 2013
Humans will be the hunted. Love will be tested. Vengeance will be had. An unmissable Gollancz debut for 2013! UK and Commonwealth rights to The Falconer trilogy by debut author Elizabeth May were snapped up in a six-figure pre-emptive deal by Gollancz just before the Frankfurt Bookfair this year. Editorial Director Gillian Redfearn did the […]Read More
Sookie’s got a brand new look!
We are so thrilled to be able to – finally! – be able to share Charlaine Harris’ wonderful new cover look for the Sookie Stackhouse novels. It’s taken a bit of work, but we think we’ve finally found some covers that are as bubbly and bright as Sookie herself – while retaining that hint of […]Read More
GOLLANCZ PRE-EMPT FOR DEBUT FANTASY
Gollancz has snapped up a hotly tipped debut fantasy novel. The novel, tentatively titled Dreamstuff, is part of a two-book pre-empt deal by Gollancz Deputy Publishing Director Simon Spanton from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein acting on behalf of Peter McGuigan at Foundry in the USA. Both books were also pre-empted by Diana Gill at […]Read More
Gollancz Acquires Major Genre Debut at Auction
After a hotly fought auction, Gollancz Deputy Publishing Director Simon Spanton has snapped up a stunning debut spy thriller set in an ‘other’ Russia. Spanton acquired world rights in 3 novels by Peter Higgins, from Ian Drury at Sheil Land Associates, after a fierce auction between several publishers. The first book in the deal is […]Read More
Other Great Uses for Gavin Smith novels and your chance to appear in his next book!
If other writers are like me then they just want to sit at their computer, listening to music they like and writing stories. I came to being an author with few illusions of what the actual writing process entailed. What I hadn’t expected was that we would then have help promote our books. I still […]Read More