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M John Harrison

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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Related Categories: SF Gateway Guest Post

SF Masterwork of the Week: The Centauri Device

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week is M. John Harrison’s The Centauri Device – the book credited with kick-starting the New Space Opera movement.  To introduce you to this extraordinary work, we’re delighted that our good friends at SFX, the UK’s premier SF entertainment magazine, have kindly allowed us to republish this article from […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, SFX Book Club

Gollancz: the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winners

A few weeks ago, we highlighted our success over the lifetime of the BSFA Awards, with Gollancz and SF Gateway combined having a staggering 33 of the 43 winners to date. We’re hoping that will go up to 34 out of 44, when this year’s award is announced 65th Eastercon in Glasgow, the weekend after […]

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SF Gateway: the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winners

A few weeks ago, we highlighted our success over the lifetime of the BSFA Awards, with SF Gateway and Gollancz combined having a staggering 33 of the 43 winners to date. We’re hoping that will go up to 34 out of 44, when this year’s award is announced 65th Eastercon in Glasgow, the weekend after […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Barrington J. Bayley

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the work of one of the most influential writers of the New Wave period: Barrington J. Bayley.   Trade Paperback | eBook   Although largely, and unjustly, neglected by a modern audience, […]

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Related Categories: Authors, SF Gateway Omnibuses

There Must Be Something in the Water

As has been noted a number of times, we’re big fans of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and especially its excellent On This Day feature. If you want an instant run-down of births, deaths and anniversaries in the SF world, there’s simply no substitute. The SF Gateway is a regular visitor, and we almost always […]

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Related Categories: Commentary

The Emptiness of Space

Gollancz is delighted to be able to share with you this very exciting guest post from M. John Harrison on Empty Space. When I finished the first Kefahuchi Tract novel, no one but me liked its working title, Empty Space. My then-editor at Gollancz, the redoubtable Malcolm Edwards, backed into a corner by the scheduling […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, M. John Harrison

Awards fever

As Oscar Wilde once nearly said: “To be listed on one awards shortlist is unfortunate, to be listed on two looks like carelessness.” Oh Oscar, you old grump! We are, of course, completely over the moon with the news that came this morning with the announcement of two sets of awards shortlists. One prestigious and […]

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Related Categories: Adam Roberts, Cover Art, M. John Harrison

My Desert Island Book

We’ve all played this game haven’t we? Yes we’ve done the music but because we love books we’ve always changed the game and tried to decide which eight books we’d take to the island. But I always find that nigh-on-impossible. In a way it’s easier to keep to the rules of Roy Plomley’s wonderful original […]

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Related Categories: M. John Harrison, Uncategorized

Friday Reads: Empty Space

This Friday we’re kicking off the first of our weekly Friday Reads promotions. Wherein, once a week a member of Team Gollancz will share with you a book we can’t stop talking about. Whether its an upcoming new release, an old favorite or a hot genre title this is the place for to find your […]

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On the tenth day of Christmas…

It’s the first day back at work in Gollancz towers today, so let’s celebrate with a quick peek into the future at the three amazing debut authors coming up this year – and three new projects from familiar faces, to delight you*. Gollancz is thrilled to welcome Michael J. Ward to the list, with the […]

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