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Masterworks Spotlight: Thomas the Rhymer

Our second Fantasy Masterworks Spotlight is Ellen Kushner’s World Fantasy Award-winning retelling of the classic legend, with a new introduction by Lisa Tuttle. A minstrel lives by his words, his tunes, and sometimes by his lies. But when the bold and gifted young Thomas the Rhymer awakens the desire of the powerful Queen of Elfland, […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Grendel

Our first Fantasy Masterworks spotlight is a brilliantly-executed retelling of Beowulf from the point of view of the monster, Grendel, with a new introduction by Adam Roberts. Fantasy Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook   When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

The World Fantasy Award-winning masterpiece from one of modern fantasy’s most original and lyrical voices. Sybel, the beautiful great-granddaughter of the wizard Heald, has grown up on Eld Mountain with only the fantastic beasts summoned there by wizardry as companions. She cares nothing for humans until, when she is 16, a baby is brought for […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Lavondyss

Our current Masterworks Spotlight is the haunting sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Mythago Wood. At the heart of the wildwood lies a place of mystery and legend, from which few return and none emerged unchanged: Lavondyss . . . the ultimate realm, the source of all myth. When Harry Keeton disappeared into Ryhope Wood, […]

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Publication Day: Lavondyss

It wasn’t intended as this week’s theme, but today’s post is the third in a row involving a much-loved author who was taken far too soon. We’ve written many times about how well-loved and admired Robert Holdstock is at Gollancz – you can find examples here and here and here and, indeed, here – so […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Expiration Date

Our current Masterworks Spotlight is World Fantasy Award-winner Tim Powers’ second volume in the Fault Lines trilogy, Expiration Date. A word of warning, though: if you can’t conceive of fantasy that doesn’t involve magic swords, rings of power, perilous quests and farm-boys-with-a-destiny, then look away now; Tim Powers doesn’t do elves or dwarves that read […]

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Happy Birthday, Gene Wolfe!

Today, one of SF & Fantasy’s most extraordinary voices celebrates his 84th birthday. ‘Genius’ is an overused word in modern life but I can’t think of too many people who would object to it being used in association with Gene Wolfe. Certainly, two Nebulas, four World Fantasy Awards, a Campbell, A BFS, a BSFA and […]

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Fantasy Masterworks Spotlight: Little, Big

A magical, funny, eloquent, unforgettable fantasy about a house filled with enchantment and the strange folk who inhabit it. We are delighted to present this new edition of John Crowley’s World Fantasy Award-winning novel, with a new introduction by Graham Sleight. Edgewood is many houses, all put inside each other, or across each other. It’s […]

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The Fantasy Masterworks

Following on from the well-received list of SF Masterworks, we’re delighted to present – for your fantastical reading pleasure – a similar list of the recently-restyled Fantasy Masterworks. 10/10/2013 Aegypt John Crowley PB 10/10/2013 The Dragon Griaule Lucius Shepard PB 10/10/2013 Last Call Tim Powers PB 14/11/2013 The Falling Woman Pat Murphy PB 12/12/2013 The […]

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Fantasy Masterworks: the Complete List

Following on from last week’s well-received list of SF Masterworks, we’re delighted to present – for your fantastical reading pleasure – a similar list of the recently-restyled Fantasy Masterworks. 10/10/2013 Aegypt John Crowley PB 10/10/2013 The Dragon Griaule Lucius Shepard PB 10/10/2013 Last Call Tim Powers PB 14/11/2013 The Falling Woman Pat Murphy PB 12/12/2013 […]

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Gollancz Editors’ Favourite Masterworks: Emily

And so, into the home stretch, our final piece by the Gollancz editors comes from Emily and features Philip K. Dick Award-winner, The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers . . .   The Anubis Gates appeared on my radar when I was a poor, sunlight-deprived student, desperately searching for a way to avoid my Essay […]

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Gollancz Editors’ Favourite Masterworks: Simon

And so we move on to Simon’s selection of favourite Masterworks and, like Marcus, there’s too much classicy goodness there for him to restrict himself to just one choice . . . Fantasy Masterwork: Viriconium by M. John Harrison Why Viriconium? Well I could just say that, sentence for sentence, there is no better writer […]

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