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Month: July 2013

DestinyQuest – Michael J. Ward part two and a competition

This month saw the release of The Heart of Fire, the second DestinyQuest choose-your-own-adventure title, in mass market paperback. Mike Ward, the author, discusses the benefits of patching… Click here to read the first part of […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Competition, Michael J. Ward

Evening’s Empires – Chapter 1 and a signed copy competition

Paul McAuley’s brilliant new SF novel, Evening’s Empires, published earlier this month. We see this as an opportunity to share the first wonderful chapter with you and run a competition! There’s still time to take […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Fifth Head of Cerberus

‘Wolfe is so good he leaves me speechless’ ~ Ursula Le Guin ‘A truly extraordinary work . . . a masterpiece’ ~ Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels ‘A richly imaginative exploration of the nature […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks

Raising King Arthur from the Dead

Internationally bestselling thriller author Sam Christer writes about the inspiration behind his page-turning new novel, The Camelot Code. Mystery and history have always intoxicated me. They’re my vodka and tonic. My champagne and orange juice.  Okay, I admit […]

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Related Categories: News, Uncategorized

Historical fiction on the Booker longlist

Posted on: 31/07/2013 Last Tuesday, 23rd July, the longlist for the Man Booker Prize 2013 was announced: Five Star Billionaire, Tash Aw (Fourth Estate) We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (Chatto & Windus) The Luminaries, Eleanor […]

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Related Categories: H for History Posts

Jane Austen will appear on £10 notes

Posted on: 31/07/2013  At a press conference last week, the new Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, confirmed that Jane Austen will appear on £10 notes (though not until 2017). The announcement followed a high-profile […]

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Related Categories: H for History Posts

DestinyQuest – Michael J. Ward on working in print

This month saw the release of The Heart of Fire, the second DestinyQuest choose-your-own-adventure title, in mass market paperback. Here the author, Mike Ward, discusses the benefits of a second release… The devil’s in the […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Michael J. Ward

Book of the Month: Terra, Chapters 3 and 4

It’s Terra Tuesday! The brilliant Terra by Mitch Benn is out now, so we’re sharing chapters three and four with you, and if you want a taster you can catch up on our first and second chapter extracts […]

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Announcing the SF Gateway Omnibuses

Enter the SF Gateway . . . Towards the end of 2011, in conjunction with the celebration of fifty years of coherent, continuous science fiction and fantasy publishing, Gollancz launched the SF Gateway with a view […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, New Releases

Linda Fairstein: How I Met My Detective

I met NYPD homicide detective first grade Mike Chapman “on the job,” as New York City cops like to say.  I became a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office back in 1972, when there […]

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Related Categories: News, Uncategorized

Second Test v Australia 2013

After only a few days to recover from the first Test, both sides made changes for the second Test at Lord’s. England left out Steven Finn, and brought in Tim Bresnan, while Australia replaced Ed […]

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Related Categories: Ian's Blog

Read ‘Lost Girls’ by Pat Cadigan

Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you! Wanna read some terrific SF? What? No! It stands for ‘science fiction’! What the hell is wrong with you? Anyway, like I said: wanna read some great science fiction? For […]

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Related Categories: Authors

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