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Robert Holdstock

Gateway Essentials: Christopher Evans

Born in Wales in 1951, Christopher Evans won the BSFA award in 1993 for his novel Aztec Century. In the 1980’s, he co-edited three Other Edens anthologies with Robert Holdstock, and as well as the science fiction published under his own name, he is the author of a number of well received books for younger […]

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Gateway Essentials: Michael Scott Rohan

In the middle of last week, we let you know about the exciting news that a roleplaying game of Michael Scott Rohan’s Winter of the World series had been develeoped and is now available. That is, of course, excellent news for those of you who know and love the Winter of the World series, but […]

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From the Archives: Joe Abercrombie on Fritz Leiber

So, you may have noticed a certain amount of Joe Abercrombie-ish activity over at our sister imprint, Gollancz. Quite understandable given that Joe’s destined-to-be-bestselling new novel, Red Country is published tomorrow (original post 17/10/2012). But while our colleagues are proclaiming (quite rightly) the muscular virtues of his new book, we thought we’d take a moment […]

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Remembering Robert Holdstock

It is that sad day once again, when we remember one of our great friends who is no longer with us.  Hard to believe it’s seven years since Robert Holdstock made his last, final journey into the Wildwood. We still miss him. Frustratingly, this year’s anniversary also coincided with some security updates, which ran over […]

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Gateway Essentials: Robert Holdstock

In a kinder, gentler world, Robert Holdstock would have been turning 68 today.  No doubt roast or barbecued lamb would have been on the menu, with an accompanying glass of red, or perhaps a fine ale. The cricket commentary might well have been on the radio in the background. And all around the British isles, […]

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New Title: The Shadow of the Wolf

World Fantasy Award-winner Robert Holdstock is best known for his mastery of the wildwood – as exemplified in the Ryhope Wood sequence: Mythago Wood and its follow-ups – and his extraordinary merging of Greek and Arthurian mythologies, in The Merlin Codex. But before he embarked upon those two award-winning series, he produced the Berserker trilogy, […]

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New Title Spotlight: The Iron Grail

Long before King Arthur is born to rule England, the enchanter Merlin is caught up in a tangled web of magic andmayhem, treachery, truth and heady enchantment.     Seven centuries have passed since Merlin journeyed with Jason and his Argonauts to find the Golden Fleece. Merlin is immortal, but when he uses the charm […]

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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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Gollancz Editors’ Favourite Masterworks: Gillian

As noted yesterday, we’re doing our best to help you choose the best in classic SF or Fantasy to give your loved ones, this Christmas. Today, it’s the turn of Gollancz’s publishing director, Gillian Redfearn whose choice is a book we’ve written much about over the last few weeks – and here’s further proof that […]

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Robert Holdstock’s Merlin Codex

Much has been written about Robert Holdstock’s Mythago Wood and its importance to, and influence upon, modern fantasy (which will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog!). Rightly so, as it is a genuine modern classic, but it would be a mistake to regard the Ryhope Wood sequence as his only major […]

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SFX Book Club: Mythago Wood

Continuing our celebration of the works of Robert Holdstock, we’re delighted to re-present Mark Charan Newton‘s SFX Book Club article on Mythago Wood. Many thanks to Mark and, as ever, to our friends at SFX . . .   The woodlands are one of the great settings for fantasy fiction. For the Lord Dunsanys and […]

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