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Stranger Things 3 – Review

Stranger Things has always worn its ‘80s influences on its sleeve, so what better way to scale up the action than to throw in one of the staples of any other respectable ‘80s action sequel: evil Russians! Move aside Ivan Drago, we’ve got a new Russian threat in town. And with this third season released […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: The War of the Worlds

No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man […]

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Unknowability A Guest Post By Paul McAuley

We are thrilled to welcome Paul McAuley back to the Gollancz Blog. In this guest post Paul McAuley answers one of the most important questions of our time: why do we write about aliens? Read on and find out . . . What do we write about when we write about aliens? Of course, we […]

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Praise for Paul McAuley’s Something Coming Through

In case you missed it, earlier this year we published the amazing Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley. We said it’s amazing . . . and we were far from the only ones! Take a look at the amazing quotes below and let them tempt you to give Something Coming Through a try. ‘Something Coming […]

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Paul McAuley discusses Something Coming Through

We are delighted to welcome the brilliant Paul McAuley  to the Gollancz Blog with a special guest post about Something Coming Through. The first glimmer came in a short story, ‘Dust’, written for an anthology celebrating the classic science-fiction film Forbidden Planet. Like the film, my story was about the powers and perils of ancient […]

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Start reading Paul McAuley’s stunning Something Coming Through

We’re thrilled to have released the latest novel from Paul McAuley, Something Coming Through in mmp this year. Paul McAuley has been with Gollancz for many years now, and has consistently produced some of the most exciting, awe-inspiring and frankly brilliant SF. Something Coming Through is all of those things, but also marks a bit […]

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Why our alien invasion story is better than all the others

The Gollancz Blog is delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the blog with a special guest post on alien invasion stories.  (Optimus Deas, as my co-author Stephen Deas is now insisting on being addressed, begged me not to call it this.) (Warning: there will be exclamation mark abuse. There will, however, be no […]

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Friday Reads: Terra by Mitch Benn

I follow Mitch Benn on Twitter. As you do, in these days of, what I believe the young people call, ‘social media’. One day, a couple of years ago he tweeted that he was in London and had a few hours to kill – did anyone have any suggestions as to what he could do? […]

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Oh, Prometheus

Aww, remember this? Remember how excited you were…? And then you saw the movie. Some have been scathing of Prometheus, but I rather enjoyed it. No, it wasn’t Alien or Aliens, but it looked jaw-droppingly stunning, and there were great performances. But something wasn’t quite right, and it was largely the screenwriters Jon Spaihts and […]

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Watching Alien with a 14 year old

This week’s What We’re Watching Wednesday has Simon introducing a modern teenager to a sci-fi horror classic… I’ve been waiting a long time, fourteen years in fact, to watch the Alien films with my eldest son. I sensed that Aliens might be the main event within the franchise for a teenager (perhaps because it remains […]

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Loving the Aliens

OK I’m under no illusions that I’m about to be in anyway controversial here; I love the movie Aliens. It’s one of my favourite films, I think it probably stands the test as my favourite SF film. I would also maintain that it might well be one of the five (three?) best SF movies ever […]

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