Joe Haldeman signing
World Fantasy Con 2013 in Brighton is almost upon us, and the great and the good of the genre are on their way to the UK. Which means signings! Lots and lots of signings. We’ll give you some more information about who’s where when in the next few days, but first I wanted to flag […]
Happy Birthday, Ursula Le Guin!
On this day, eighty-four years ago, Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born. I’m not sure whether she’s celebrating the event, but we certainly are! Apart from being one of the most lyrical, insightful, imaginative and important authors the SFF field has ever produced, she is that rarest of writers: one fêted by the literary establishment […]
New Column Coming to the SF Gateway!
We are delighted to announce a new regular monthly column on the SF Gateway blog, curated by the excellent Kev McVeigh and devoted to exploring the too-oft forgotten landscape of women’s SF & fantasy. Titled ‘From the Attic’ after Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s pioneering book on women in 19th century novels The Madwoman in […]
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 […]