Congratulations to our Locus Awards shortlisted authors!
This weekend we received some wonderful news. Gollancz is delighted to report that six of our authors have been shortlisted for Locus 2017 awards. Please join us in congratulating our authors who are shortlisted for the 2017 Locus Awards. Best SF Novel The Medusa Chronicles by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds Take Back […]Read More
Happy Publication Day 11th May 2017!
It’s publication day! An odd day, an audio day, a day for all the audiophiles and bibliophiles: we’ve got a ton of Psy-Changeling audiobooks out as well as the epic conclusion to one of the best military SF trilogies of recent years from Greg Bear. Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear Same war. […]Read More
Same War, Different Enemy: A Guest Post by Greg Bear
TAKE BACK THE SKY is the final book in Greg Bear’s adrenaline-fueled military SF trilogy WAR DOGS and Greg has joined us to talk about the act of writing about war. Finishing a trilogy is nearly always an exhausting process. Bringing the characters we’ve followed for two books, and grown attached to (I know I […]Read More
Happy Publication Day 26th January 2017!
It’s publication day! We bring the War Dogs trilogy to a thrilling, far-flung close in the depths of space, and go rogue with the Bastard Legion of Gavin Smith. All military SF, all the time! Take Back the Sky by Greg Bear Same war. Different enemy. First it was Mars, then Titan – the […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Greg Bear
It could be argued that, if you are the recipient of five Nebula Awards, and two Hugos, and have been nominated for, or won, SF awards a staggering eighty-seven times, that all of your works are essential, but as that argument would rather undercut the subject of this post, we’re going to ignore it like […]Read More
From the Archives: Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter
President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, an asteroid shows up in Earth orbit. Humanity is locked in a continuing Cold War between US and USSR, and […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Poul Anderson
Poul William Anderson was born ninety years ago, today, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, so it seems an appropriate time to give his work the ‘Essentials treatment’ . . . Born of Scandinavian parents, Anderson lived in Denmark briefly before the outbreak of the Second World War. He was a SFWA Grand Master, winner of seven Hugo […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: George Zebrowski
Continuing our efforts to provide entry point books for our many hundreds of authors, here’s an introduction to George Zebrowski . . . George Zebrowski’s nearly forty books include novels, short fiction collections, anthologies, and a book of essays. Greg Bear calls him one of those rare speculators who bases his dreams on science as […]Read More
The Number of the Book: A Guest Post by Greg Bear
Today we’re over the moon to have one of the world’s leading hard SF authors, Greg Bear, guest blogging for Gollancz. KILLING TITAN, book two in his War Dogs trilogy, is out in paperback and Greg is reflecting on the incredible body of work he’s amassed so far… As I put the final touches on […]Read More
Happy Publication Day 14th July 2016!
It’s a bumper day for paperbacks, which means it’s a good day for your wallet which just means you can get even more books! We have a fantasy described by Patrick Rothfuss as a ‘strange alchemy, a recipe I’ve never seen before’, two hard sf novels that will leave you both yearning for space yet […]Read More
Announcing: The Gateway Essentials!
You’ll have seen some new cover styles popping up wherever you buy your eBooks and you might have wondered what, if anything, they meant? We’re glad you asked! This week, we launch a new initiative on the SF Gateway: the Gateway Essentials. There are now more than 3,000 titles in the SF Gateway. Our aim […]Read More
By Gareth Powell The other night, I watched Lucy, the 2014 film written and directed by Luc Besson. It starred Scarlett Johansson as the titular character: an American student coerced into becoming a drug mule, only to become something much stranger when her body starts absorbing the experimental substance carried in her stomach. In this […]Read More
The Martian: What to Read Next
So you’ve just read or seen The Martian and you’re now having Red Planet withrawal symptoms? Can’t go another day without more Marsie goodness? Fear not! The Gateway doctor is in, and do we have a prescription for you! Whether your chosen medicine is a book set on a scientifically-accurate Mars, a romantic vision of […]Read More
Happy Publication Day 8th October 2015
It’s Super Thursday here in the UK and we’ve got an incredible crop of SF, Fantasy and Horror reads. Killing Titan by Greg Bear: Killing Titan is the second book in the epic interstellar War Dogs trilogy from master of science fiction Greg Bear. After barely surviving his last tour on Mars, Master Sergeant Michael […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Greg Bear!
Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Greg Bear turns 64 today. The author of such seminal Big Dumb Object novels as The Forge of God and Eon, bio-thriller Blood Music, claustrophobic space adventure Hull Zero Three and Stapledonian epic The City at the End of Time was born on this day in 1951. Bear has […]Read More