Gollancz 50th

Dune! Some thoughts from Malcolm Edwards

My first encounter with Dune was the opening sentence of Part Two, Muad’Dib: “Now Harkonnen shall kill Harkonnen,” Paul whispered. Dune wasn’t even a novel at that time – it was a pair of magazine serials, published in one of the leading magazines, Analog, still under the legendary editorship of John W. Campbell Jr. The […]

On the sixth day of Christmas…

The 30th of December. It’s somehow not quite Christmas any more, it’s not quite the New Year either, so it seems a marvellous day to look back at the year 2011 . . . and it’s been quite a year for Gollancz! So here are six of our highlights from the past twelve months . […]

Justina Robson discusses Flowers for Algernon

We recently caught up with Justina Robson and asked her to tell us a little bit about the Gollancz 50th title she has written the introduction for Flowers for Algernon.

Gollancz 50th: The Time Machine

‘I seemed to see a ghostly, indistinct figure sitting in a whirling mass of black and brass for a moment – a figure so transparent that the bend behind with its sheets of drawings was absolutely distinct; but this phantasm vanished as I rubbed my eyes. The Time Machine had gone . . . The […]

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Joe Abercrombie discusses The Lies of Locke Lamora

On Joe Abercrombie’s last visit to Gollancz Towers we asked him what he REALLY thought about The Lies of Locke Lamora.

The Lies of Locke Lamora

I don’t remember exactly how I came across Scott Lynch’s name on the internet. He must have posted on a forum where I was lurking or someone mentioned his name online. You know how the internet works . . . But anyway, whatever it was I gathered from it that Scott was a writer. I […]

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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.

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 […]

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 […]

The Name of the Wind

It was a grey, wet, dark Friday afternoon just before Christmas 2006 when an agent sent me a manuscript for consideration. It was over a thousand pages long and when printed out, single-sided and double-spaced, it stood almost twelve centimetres tall. It did not, at first glance, look like something I wanted to take home […]

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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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