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Science Fiction

Publication Day: SJ Morden’s One Way

Tee minus zero days until lift off. We have a brand new SF thriller for you, in the shape of SJ Morden’s One Way! A murder mystery set on the frozen red wastes of Mars. Eight astronauts. One killer. No way home. +++ WE STAND AT THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA Frank Kittridge is serving life […]

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6 books about time travel we wish we could go back in time and discover again

An entire list of those books would leave your TBR piles crying for mercy, so today I’m going to focus on books about time travelling! Whether you’re planning on picking up a new book today, tomorrow or yesterday, I’m sure there’s something here you’d to willing to break the laws of physics for. *FINE we […]

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Read the second chapter of Elysium Fire

We are thrilled to share with you the second chapter from Alastair Reynolds’  Elysium Fire, today. Step into the futuristic world of Prefect Dreyfus for a fast paced new SF crime thriller. This is your new SF obsession. One citizen died a fortnight ago. Two a week ago. Four died yesterday . . . and […]

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Read the first chapter of C. Robert Cargill’s SEA OF RUST

We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from C. Robert Cargill’s stunning new sf adventure Sea of Rust. Out in shops today, Sea of Rust is the book everyone is talking about with rave reviews from authors and critics. Enter a world where humans are extinct . . .Wiped out in a […]

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Happy Publication Day 7th September 2017!

It’s publication day, and we’ve got two fantastic books for you. From one of the screenwriters of Doctor Strange, we bring you a sf tour-de-force of a post-apocalyptic robotic world, and the epic conclusion to the fantastic Far-Called Trilogy. Sea of Rust by C. Robert Cargill A scavenger robot wanders in the wasteland created by […]

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IT’S THEIR WORLD NOW a Guest Post by C. Robert Cargill

Or at least, it might be soon . . . We extend a warm, human welcome to C. Robert Cargill, whose book SEA OF RUST is out today. A post-apocalyptic robot Western that is action-packed, adrenaline-fueled science fiction, and far timelier than we realized . . .  I didn’t set out to write a timely […]

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Science Fiction Science: A Report From the Front Lines of SETI

We are thrilled to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz blog for a very special guest post. Alex is the author of the Robotoeer trilgoy (Roboteer, Nemesis, Exodus). Today, Alex takes us behind the scenes of the SETI project and talks about the real life science that influences his fiction. We science fiction writers […]

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Cover Reveal: THE SMOKE

Behold this gorgeous cover! Simon Ings’ latest SF novel The Smoke is about love, loss and loneliness in the capital city. So it’s the perfect thing to read on your commute, wherever your travels might be taking you. From the acclaimed writer of Wolves, The Smoke is an incredibly beautiful piece of writing. Prepare to […]

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in March

Logan The third and last movie in the Wolverine franchise is in my opinion the best X-Men film yet and one of the best films yet in the Marvel Universe, period (my other favourites being Captain America: Winter Soldier, and Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 1 and Guardians of the Galaxy). It benefits from […]

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Not a Guilty Pleasure: The Star Wars Prequels

1. Yoda Yoda, in much of the original Star Wars trilogy, could be mistaken for a senile muppet. When I watched A New Hope after seeing him in The Phantom Menace, it seemed like he was filling the Jar Jar role this time around, bumbling and nonsensical, fighting with R2-D2 and stealing Luke’s food. Where was the […]

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7 of the Most Terrifying Fantasy Worlds

1. The Vorrh in Brian Catling’s The Vorrh trilogy The Vorrh is a giant forest in Africa that no human can survive more than three trips through. The locals believe its the original site of the Garden of Eden, and that Adam and the angels sent to guide him away from evil were forsaken and left to […]

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Miska Corbin vs. the World

We are thrilled to welcome the brilliant Gavin Smith back to the Gollancz Blog. Today, Gavin will introduce us to the unforgettable Miska Corbin and we’ll get to see how she would fare against some of our favourite genre characters.  Seven years ago my first novel, Veteran, came out.  To help publicise it I wrote […]

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