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SFX Book Club: Mythago Wood

Continuing our celebration of the works of Robert Holdstock, we’re delighted to re-present Mark Charan Newton‘s SFX Book Club article on Mythago Wood. Many thanks to Mark and, as ever, to our friends at SFX […]

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An Extract from Mythago Wood

Continuing our celebration of the life and works of Robert Holdstock, here follows an extract from his World Fantasy Award-winning masterpiece, Mythago Wood.   Prologue Edward Wynne-Jones, Esq. 15 College Road Oxford Edward – You […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: Mythago Wood

Our current Fantasy Masterwork of the Week is a book that is very special to the team at Gollancz. Not only is it an utterly extraordinary piece of work, a deserved winner of the World […]

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Mythago Wood: a True Fantasy Masterwork

I’ve written about Robert Holdstock a number of times since his untimely death, five years ago. Along with most of the Gollancz team, I was lucky enough to know the man as well as the […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: Beauty

A magnificent reworking of the Sleeping Beauty story by master storyteller, Sheri S. Tepper. Fantasy Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook On her 16th birthday, the princess Beauty sidesteps the sleeping curse placed upon her […]

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On This Day: Poul Anderson

On 25th November, 1926, Poul William Anderson was born, and thus began a dynasty. Well . . . maybe not a dynasty, but his daughter is married to Greg Bear, so it’s at least potentially […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: Ombria in Shadow

Our latest Fantasy Masterwork of the Week won the World Fantasy Award for best novel in 2002 – the second win for its author, the highly-acclaimed Patricia A. McKillip: Ombria in Shadow. The Prince of […]

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Fantasy Masterworks: the List So Far . . .

As we approach the 2014 World Fantasy Convention, held this year in Washington D.C., we thought it might be a good time to bring you all up-to-date with the re-launched Fantasy Masterworks series. Et voila! […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: The Broken Sword

So what book would prompt no less a figure than the legendary Michael Moorcock to say ‘It has a wonderful, wild, manic originality, a driving story and a genuine feel of the grim realities informing […]

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Cover Reveal: Mythago Wood Fantasy Masterworks 30th Anniversary Edition

Some time ago – in the uncomfortable vicinity of twenty-five years, in fact – I was meeting some friends in a pub (yes, yes, I know: plus ça change!). Because I habitually associate with erudite […]

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Happy Birthday Henry Wessells

So, when we publish a ‘new’ SF or Fantasy Masterwork, the general procedure is to identify the definitive version of the text, have it scanned and typeset and then sent to a proofreader. That way […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: Lord Darcy

Randall Garrett was a prolific contributor to Astounding and other SF magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. He acted as a mentor to a young Robert Silverberg and is best known for his innovative Lord […]

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