Friday Reads: Run to the Stars
I’ve been going on a bit of a Michael Scott Rohan reading jag in the last year or so, for no real good reason than I remembered liking his work a lot. I reread the Spiral series (available as Gateway ebooks! Here’s the link to the first one) first, as when I was unpacking boxes looking for the […]
Classic Guides to Doctor Who, Star Trek and join the SFGateway!
Gollancz and the SF Gateway are delighted to announce the eBook return of a series of classic unauthorised guides to genre TV by the authorial team of Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping. The five books were bought by Gollancz editor Marcus Gipps, and include a guide to Doctor Who. Marcus Gipps said: “I’m […]
Thomas Covenant is Here!
The moment is finally here. We announced the news back in August, and then Marcus blogged about his memories of reading the books here and, again, here. And now, after much anticipation in the halls of the SF Gateway Wing of Gollancz Towers, the day has arrived at last, and we can welcome one of […]
Gollancz Acquires the First & Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant!
Gollancz is absolutely delighted to mark the publication of Stephen R. Donaldson’s The Last Dark – and the conclusion of one of the most influential fantasy series ever written – by making the complete Thomas Covenant Chronicles available for the first time in the UK. Gollancz, the SF and Fantasy imprint of the Orion Publishing […]
Friday Reads: The City and the Stars
Every so often, when I know I’ve got a bit of time to kill and don’t want to do any ‘work’ reading, I grab an SF Masterwork off the shelf in the office and give it a go. (A shelf full of SF Masterworks is one of the best things about working at Gollancz). Normally […]
Titanic 101: The Ghost from the Grand Banks
It was 101 years ago today that the one of the greatest – certainly the most famous – of all maritime disasters occurred: the sinking of the RMS Titanic. With a hull containing sixteen separate airtight compartments, causing some to refer to it as ‘unsinkable’, the Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland and sank, […]
The Michael Moorcock collection
Gollancz has embarked on one of the most significant republishing programmes in genre fiction – the Michael Moorcock collection, comprising over 30 print editions and many more individual ebooks, covering almost all of his genre work. All of the work has been revisited and refined by Mike’s long term bibliographer John Davey. We’re delighted that […]
While you were off enjoying a long break, most of the Gollancz team were at Eastercon, the UK’s largest SF convention. It was a busy weekend, but the highlights were the award ceremonies. We’re delighted to announce that JACK GLASS by Adam Roberts won the BSFA (British Science Fiction Association) award for best novel, and […]
Reflections on Arthur C. Clarke: 16th December 1917 – 19th March 2008
Five years ago today, we lost one of our greats. The last of The Big Three. The man who conceived the telecommunications satellite. The creator of one of the only two novels whose dates have become cultural touchstones. The writer whose ‘Third Law‘ is amongst the most quoted (and most misattributed!) in all of modern […]
The Disestablishment of Paradise – An Interview with Phillip Mann, part one
To mark his return to the Gollancz list after a far-too-long absence, we asked author Phillip Mann a few questions about his new novel, The Disestablishment of Paradise, which is released on Thursday 21st February (this Thursday!). The first part of the interview is here, the second part will follow tomorrow, and the final part […]
Happy 87th Birthday, Richard Matheson!
Richard Burton Matheson – the man behind I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man – was born on this day in 1926. I Am Legend, of course, has been filmed a number of times – as The Last Man on Earth in 1964; as The Omega Man, starring Charlton Heston, in 1971; and under its […]
Here follows an announcement from the Department of Plugging Our Books and Looking Smug At the Same Time
This was originally posted on the SFGateway blog, but we thought it was too good not to cross-post here. Last November, we exhorted you all to vote in the Locus Poll of the best SFF of the 20th and 21st centuries. The results of the poll are now in, and, rather gratifyingly, SF Gateway and […]
This Week Through the Gateway
Welcome to your weekly round-up of what’s been happening over at the SF Gateway, our sister site devoted to classic science fiction. This week’s spotlights are . . . Author of the Week is the wonderful Nicola Griffith, winner of the Nebula, Tiptree and World Fantasy Awards among many others. The New Book of the […]
This Week Through the Gateway
Welcome to your weekly round-up of what’s been happening over at the SF Gateway, our sister site devoted to classic science fiction. This week’s spotlights are . . . Author of the Week: the architect of Darkover, and author of the bestselling The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley New Book of the Week: out […]
SF Gateway: The Week in Blog Posts
Welcome to your weekly round-up of what’s been happening over at the SF Gateway, our sister site devoted to classic science fiction . . . On Monday, I reminisced about discovering the works of the late, great Bob Shaw, author of this week’s Editors’ Choice, A Wreath of Stars. Danger, Will Robinson! On Tuesday […]