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Month: October 2014

Gollancz's Favourite Halloween Reads

Team Gollancz tell you all about their favourite scary books to read at Halloween . . .  Gillian: What could be more spookily appropriate a read today than Horns by Joe Hill? I love this story – it’s a chilling tale of romance and revenge with a supernatural twist that keeps it gripping to the […]

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Related Categories: Friday Reads

The new Jack Parlabane story is out now

Jack Parlabane is back in an e-book exclusive short story that serves as a prelude to the forthcoming Dead Girl Walking. Buy it on Kindle. Buy it on Kobo. Snowy London, a few days before Christmas, and a civil servant realises she has a chance for revenge. Kendra has spent her whole life struggling against […]

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Related Categories: Chris Brookmyre Posts, From the Author

Cityread London announces Rivers of London as its 2015 book

Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch (Gollancz) has been chosen as the focus of Cityread London’s 2015 campaign. The title will be the centre of a month-long celebration of reading in the capital, starting on 30 March and running throughout April, which aims to engage London’s residents, workers and visitors with reading for pleasure, focused […]

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Related Categories: Ben Aaronovitch, Uncategorized

Skyscrapers or mountains – don't underestimate your environment for photography

When I was very young, I remember learning about vast mountain ranges that existed in what seemed like universes beyond New York City. I would regale myself with images of these towering feats of nature trying to imagine what it was like to come in contact with such powerful natural wonders. I would think to […]

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Related Categories: Photography

Blinkbox Books Blog Q&A with Simon

With Brothers in Blood out now in hardback and ebook, Simon took part in a Q&A for the Blinkbox Books Blog. Here’s a look at one of the questions: Brothers in Blood is the thirteenth Macro and Cato book. Where is it set, and what are they up to? It’s a continuation from the last […]

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Related Categories: Simon Scarrow News

Apparently it’s Hallowe’en . . .

Those of you who have been reading the Gateway blog for a while might think there’s something familiar about this post. And you’d be right. What’s familiar is actually every single word that follows this first paragraph. Reason being, my attitude to Hallowe’en has not altered one whit since I wrote this last year – […]

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Related Categories: Commentary

This is what The City Stained Red does

Simon,  Associate Publisher of Gollancz and editor of The City Stained Red, discusses why you should all be reading The City Stained Red. Right now. Trust us. Sam Sykes’ The City Stained Red has a special place in my affections (and not just because Sam is the size of a grizzly and has a reputation for beating […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Sam Sykes

A (New Yorker) Canticle for Leibowitz

The excellent Charlie Panayiotou, film, manga and anime maven and Gollancz editor wrangler extraordinaire draws our attention to an excellent appreciation of Walter M. Miller Jr’s Hugo Award-winning classic A Canticle for Leibowitz in The New Yorker . . . One of the American airmen who participated in the bombing of Monte Cassino was a […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, Reviews, Uncategorized

Archive Author Note: WHEN THE EAGLE HUNTS

In this note from his 2002 Cato and Macro adventure, When The Eagle Hunts, Simon looks at the history and facts behind the fiction… One of the most enduring symbols of pre-Roman Britain is the huge complex of earthworks at Maiden Castle in Dorset. It impresses the eye of any visitor and stirs an imaginative […]

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Related Categories: Simon Scarrow News

SF Gateway & Gollancz: the World Fantasy Award Winners

So far this year, we’ve looked at how Gollancz and SF Gateway have fared in the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, BSFA, John W. Campbell Memorial and British Fantasy Awards. Now, as we move towards the year’s end, it’s time to assess the World Fantasy Awards. First presented in 1975, there have been – thanks to […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, SF Gateway Awards

Coming soon: DARK BLADE

Have you been reading the INVADER ebook novella series? Parts one and two, Death Beach and Blood Enemy, have already been unleashed, and it’s not long now until part three, Dark Blade, is available. You can pre-order it now ahead of publication on the 18th December, so that it will land on your ereader as […]

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Related Categories: Simon Scarrow News

Making our offers easier to claim (and other improvements)

Regulars to this site will be pleased to know that, going forward, we’re going be making our special offers even easier to take advantage of, and make it a lot easier to buy and manage your eBooks. The changes are happening already, and we hope you like them – please let us know what you […]

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Related Categories: Ilex Editorial

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