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When You Die — What To Do and How To Do It

As the proud publishers of SUMMERLAND by Hannu Rajaniemi, we are honoured to be able to share this public message, prepared by the Ministry of Information, in co-operation with the National Death Service One day, you will die. We now understand this process in scientific terms: as a detachment of the soul from our three-dimensional […]

Read and exclusive extract from A POCKETFUL OF CROWS

We are thrilled to share an exclusive extract from Joanne M. Harris’ stunning fairy tale A Pocketful of Crows. A perfect autumn and Christmas read, A Pocketful of Crows combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one beautifully told novella. A […]

Bank Holiday Reads

It’s Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and we couldn’t be more thrilled to spend a weekend catching up on some of our favourite reads. Here’s what Team Gollancz will be reading over the long weekend. Gillian: Bank holidays are long. Really long. Really, really long. So I recommend not one book but a […]

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Charlaine Harris shares with us her literary inspiration for International Women’s Day

We’re teaming up with our sister websites One Book Lane and W&N ahead of International Women’s Day to celebrate our literary heroines for #WonderWomen16! Today we are kicking things off with a guest post from the incredible Charlaine Harris!  Join us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to tell us about your heroines for #WonderWomen16.   […]

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Cover Reveal: Heart of Granite

We are thrilled to reveal the stunning cover for James Barclay’s brand new book, Heart of Granite. This stunning military fantasy will sweep you away to another world filled with intrigue, action, adventure and an unforgettable new hero. One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble . . . The […]

Who Killed Woodbine Scab? A Short Story by Gavin G. Smith

We are delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post. Gavin returns to the blog with the exclusive short story: Who Killed Woodbine Scab?   You know how deeply unsatisfying those stories that end with ‘it was all a dream’ are? Well let me say right off […]

Gollancz signs up sequel to The War of the Worlds from Stephen Baxter

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World rights to The Massacre of Mankind. Gollancz Commissioning Editor, Marcus Gipps, bought world rights from Chris Schelling of Selectric Artists. The Massacre of Mankind is a sequel to one of the most famous and influential SF books ever – The War of the Worlds, by H.G. […]

Gollancz acquire controversial novels from winner of the Russian Little Booker Prize, Victor Pelevin

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World English Rights to two post-modern satirical novels by leading Russian contemporary fiction writer, Victor Pelevin. Gollancz Publishing Director, Gillian Redfearn, acquired World English rights. Gillian Redfearn said: ‘Pelevin is a high-profile addition to our selective programme of publishing in translation. He’s a master of speculative fiction, blending […]

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Gollancz reveals extensive new publishing plans for Ursula K. Le Guin

We are thrilled to announce a far-reaching new publishing project for Ursula K. Le Guin. We have acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights to five  significant novels, two short story collections, a volume of selected non-fiction, as well as eBook rights to twelve widely-acclaimed novels including A Wizard of Earthsea and The Dispossessed amongst others. Our […]

Happy Publication Day: 26th March 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week’s new titles feature ground breaking SF and Ursula K. Le Guin’s HUGO AWARD-winning tale of colonisation and oppression. SF and Fantasy fans, we’ve got two unmissible new books to pick up or download from […]

Writing Dystopian Coming of Age Fiction

This week on the blog we’ve got two very different guests posts about YA (or not YA) and coming of age in dystopia fiction. We’ve invited Antonia Honeywell, whose book The Ship is published by our sister imprint, W&N, to tell us about the process of writing YA Dystopian Fiction. Tomorrow Sarah Pinborough will be […]

Our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, it’s a holiday all about love. This Valentine’s Day we thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing  some of our favourite unlikely romances in SFF. What do we mean by unlikely romances? We mean romantic plots/relationships in books not known for their romances. Here are our Top Five […]

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