STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS (A Review by Gavin Deas)
Today we welcome Gavin Deas the author of the stunning Empires: The First Battle back to the blog for a **SPOILER FILLED** review of The Force Awakens. You have been warned. The two-headed monster that is Gavin Deas has been fighting again. This time, however, they’re not arguing over the colour of lasers, or who’d […]Read More
Happy Publication Day 18th June 2015
We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we have four incredibly exciting trade paperback and eBooks perfect for fans of unforgettable adventure, dragons, satire and incredible mythology. Wishlists at the ready, start plotting your visit to your local bookshop, library […]Read More
Why our alien invasion story is better than all the others
The Gollancz Blog is delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the blog with a special guest post on alien invasion stories. (Optimus Deas, as my co-author Stephen Deas is now insisting on being addressed, begged me not to call it this.) (Warning: there will be exclamation mark abuse. There will, however, be no […]Read More
Exclusive Cover Reveal- EMPIRES: INFILTRATION and EMPIRES: EXTRACTION!
Gollancz are thrilled to reveal the covers for two very different books coming later this year – EMPIRES: INFILTRATION and EMPIRES: EXTRACTION. Written by Gavin Deas (a cunning pseudonym for the writing team of GAVIN Smith and Stephen DEAS), the two books cover the same period of time from two different viewpoints. Two alien races […]Read More
The World Cup is upon us, and in our fantasy world of anything-can-happen . .
The Gollancz blog is delighted to welcome Zafir and Elric who have stoppd by for a special guest interview. The World Cup is upon us, and in our fantasy world of anything-can-happen we’d like to preview two of the teams tipped to reach this year’s final. Our pre-match analysis special is brought to you by […]Read More
Happy Publication Day to ELITE: DANGEROUS!
Today sees the release in e-format of three books I’m very excited about – Gollancz’s three official tie-ins to forthcoming blockbuster computer game ELITE: DANGEROUS. But wait! If you’re the sort of person who would never read a game-related tie-in, please let me try and convince you why these are worth your time. For a […]Read More
Exclusive interview with Gavin Deas author(s) of Elite: Wanted
So Elite: Wanted by Gavin Deas is out on the 15th of May. Gavin Deas is the cunning pseudonym of fantasy author Stephen Deas (The Adamantine Palace, The Black Mausoleum, Dragon Queen et. al.) and science fiction author Gavin Smith (Veteran, War In Heaven, Age of Scorpio and Crysis: Escalation). To better understand the process […]Read More
ELITE A GUIDE FOR THE UNINITIATED
I was delighted to hear that classic game ELITE was making a comeback this year, and even more delighted when I learned that Gollancz would be publishing a trio of tie-in novels. But what is thing you call ELITE, you cry? You mean you don’t know?! Well, I had a similar reaction from some of […]Read More
Digital Deal: The Adamantine Palace
This month we’ve reduced the price of the eBook of THE ADAMANTINE PALACE, the first book in Stephen Deas’s amazing dragon series. Only £1.99 for a limited time, don’t miss out on your chance to try out one of the most gripping and celebrated fantasy series of the last few years. Joe Abercrombie described it […]Read More
Dragon Queen by Stephen Deas – Extract
We’ve recently published DRAGON QUEEN, the start of a brand new series by Stephen Deas. Although it is set in the same world as his best-selling A MEMORY OF FLAMES series, this has been designed as a brand new starting point to Steve’s writing. It tells the story of the captured Dragon Queen Zafir – […]Read More
Congratulations to our Gemmell Awards Shortlisted authors and cover designers
Everyone here at Gollancz is thrilled by the announcement of the Gemmell Awards shortlist, which you can find here. There are three very strong shortlists, with 5 books up for each of the Legend (best novel) and Morningstar (best debut), and six covers up for the Ravenheart (Best Cover). We’re delighted that Joe Abercrombie’s RED […]Read More
Exclusive Short Story: The Thief-Taker's Blade, by Stephen Deas
We’ve got something a little bit different for you this Friday as our #Friday Reads! Gollancz are very proud to share with you an exclusive short-story (well, more of a novella, really) by the incredibly talented Stephen Deas. The King’s Assassin is published next week, and is the rip-roaring conclusion to the series began in The […]Read More