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Month: October 2013

Happy Publication day to Charlaine Harris

We’re delighted that Charlaine Harris’ After Dead is out in shops today – there can’t be a more fitting day than Halloween, right? You can find out what happens to the residents of Bon Temps after Sookie’s last adventure, Dead Ever After. But, today we’re letting someone else do the blogging; Paul Goat Allen, who […]

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A very Happy Publication Day for Dr Who fans

Gollancz is thrilled to be publishing two very different but equally excellent Doctor Who related books today, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the show. Both have been published before in different forms, but both are hugely worthy additions to our list. First is BEHIND THE SOFA, the collection of celebrity memories of […]

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Happy Halloween from Christmasland

It’s Halloween, which means it’s officially long past time to start getting ready for Christmas. Don’t believe me, the Christmas lights are already lit here in Covent Garden, just outside Gollancz Towers. If this doesn’t fill you with horror (and believe me it terrifies me!) and a little bit of dread then we’ve got the […]

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GHOST RULES, by Rebecca Mascull

Posted on: 31/10/2013  I’ve always loved a good ghost story, yet I’d never written one before. When I conceived the idea for the book which became THE VISITORS, I knew it would be about a deaf-blind girl, I knew there would be a love story and a war, but I had no idea there would […]

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A Soul Cake for All Hallows’ Eve

Posted on: 31/10/2013  It is the end of October, the fields are bare, the leaves have been blown from the trees, and the nights are growing longer. The darkness is coming. At this time of year we celebrate the end of summer and the cycle of death and rebirth. From as far back as anyone […]

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Happy Halloween from Karina Halle!

It’s Halloween! And who better to get us in a spooky mood than our fantastic author Karina Halle with her Experiment in Terror series, as she introduces us to Lying Season and On Demon Wings – be afraid, be very afraid! Lying Season and On Demon Wings are two of the most important and game-changing […]

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Related Categories: With Love Posts

World Fantasy Convention 2013 – where to find us

It’s the 2013 World Fantasy Convention, and we’re excited! If you want to know where we’ll be, who’ll be at the convention and what’s going on with the Gollancz crowd, just check back on the blog every day for our daily update for all the events. Happy Hallowe’en, and happy WFC! Thursday, October 31st 14.00-15.00 […]

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Related Categories: Events, Fantasy, Gollancz Awards, Gollancz News

The Obligatory Hallowe’en Post

So, it’s Hallowe’en again. To kids around the world, an opportunity to dress up in outlandish costumes and run round their neighbourhoods collecting treats. To supermarkets, that small window of opportunity between back-to-school and Christmas to tempt shoppers to part with more of their hard-earned cash for no real, valid reason. To some, a celebration […]

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Related Categories: The Science Fictional World

Spotlight on Help for the Haunted

Here at The Crime Vault we love spooky crime and thriller fiction, so we wanted to take this opportunity to highlight a book that we are incredibly excited about: Help for the Haunted by John Searles. Help for the Haunted is a suspenseful and deeply atmospheric coming-of-age story that’s perfect for reading groups. Watch author […]

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Charlaine Harris discusses After Dead

After Dead, the coda to the Sookie Stackhouse series is nearly here! Whether you loved or hated Dead Ever After (personally I loved it, but I’m a bit of a fangirl about this series) the book did leave some unresolved issues for many of the Bon Temps crew. What came next for Jason Stackhouse and […]

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Related Categories: Charlaine Harris, Dark Fantasy, Interview

Holly Black: Coldest Girl in Coldtown competition

HOLLY BLACK IS VISITING THE UK… As you can see from the shouty caps, we can barely contain our excitement at the prospect of the brilliant Holly Black visiting for WFC this coming weekend, and then for a mini tour of the UK covering London, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool. To help celebrate Holly’s UK arrival […]

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That Which Haunts Us by Niki Valentine

There’s a scene in the adaptation of Lionel Shriver’s We Need to Talk about Kevin that illustrates my feelings about Halloween and real horror almost perfectly. The tragic mother Eva drives through the chaos of typical American trick or treating. Children dressed as the undead walk the streets, throwing eggs, flour, paint over the car. […]

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Related Categories: News, Uncategorized

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