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Science Fiction

Happy Book Birthday!!

From urban fantasy to zombie apocalypse, from the forerunner of fantasy to modern authors who are changing the genre, this Thursday there will be something on your local bookshop’s shelves for all Gollancz fans.

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Welcome to the SF Gateway

In the last years of the twentieth century (as H. G. Wells might have put it), Gollancz, Britain’s oldest and most distinguished science fiction imprint (What? We are!), created two Masterworks series. Dedicated to re-publishing the English language’s finest works of SF and Fantasy, most of which were languishing out of print at the time, […]

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Alastair Reynolds discusses THE BOOK OF THE NEW SUN

We recently caught up with Alastair Reynolds and asked him to tell us a little bit about the Gollancz 50th title he has written the introduction for The Book of the New Sun.

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Gollancz 50th: The Book of the New Sun

“It is possible I already had some presentiment of my future. The locked and rusted gate that stood before us, with wisps of river fog threading its spikes like the mountain paths, remains in my mind now as the symbol of my exile. That is why I have begun this account of it with the […]

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

I remember the first time I became aware of Philip K. Dick, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep. Or, more precisely, according to the cover, the book that inspired BLADE RUNNER (in very big letters). I was about ten, and on holiday in a caravan in North Wales. That isn’t as bad as it […]

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Celebrating 50 Years of Gollancz

A Special Message from Simon Spanton, Deputy Publishing Director, Gollancz We’re proud of our list. It’s probably (though it hurts us to admit it) not perfect but it’s chock full of books we’ve all fallen in love with at one point or another. Whether commissioned in the first place or inherited or rescued from the […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Gollancz 50th, Science Fiction

Combat Jack : A brand new short story from Gavin G. Smith

Gollancz Blog Exclusive! We have an exciting short story from author Gavin G. Smith to share with you to celebrate the publication of War in Heaven. ((WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE!)) Capital probably had a name once. It would be New something or other. Named after a city in whichever nation had claimed this particular part of […]

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Alastair Reynolds on the power of blog comments…

So I thought you’d like to know about a bit of promotional activity which came out of the blue… Back in May I blogged about science in Doctor Who and how (much as I’m a fan) I felt that the new series wasn’t really addressing the rationalist elements of the doctor’s character as much as […]

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A Brave New Dawn for Book Classification

Simon Appleby and Mathew F. Riley, founders of book review site Bookgeeks.co.uk, christen our shiny new blog with their drastic new suggestions for organising your SF&F bookshelves. Will it catch on? Publishers of what the trade likes to call SF&F, along with Horror, have long been used to their beloved books being grouped together in […]

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