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Month: July 2014

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch

Simon Spanton tells us why we should all go and buy The Republic of Thieves paperback, and why B format is his personal favourite… Hearty congratulations to Scott Lynch on the mass market paperback publication […]

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Two Weeks to LonCon!

LonCon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention starts two weeks today! Running from Thursday 14th until Monday 18th August, at the Excel Centre in London’s Docklands, this is THE event in the science fiction calendar. […]

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Imagining the Truth with Adam Roberts, Jasper Fforde and Mike Figgis

Can imagination lead us to truths hidden from the rational mind, or is this romantic hogswash? Check out this debate on fantasy to see Gollanz author Adam Roberts waging war against Jasper Fforde and director […]

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How big do your photos need to be?

The seemingly inexorable rise of digital cameras’ megapixel counts might be fabulous for cramming more detail into our images, but the truth is that our photos don’t always need to be enormous. It might seem […]

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Exclusive Murder Room Crossover: Peter Higgins Reviews Red Winter

In an exchange placement with our crime-loving cousins at the Murder Room, Wolfhound Century author Peter Higgins slipped into the world of historical thriller fiction to read Dan Smith’s new paperback Red Winter. This is […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Centauri Device

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week is M. John Harrison’s The Centauri Device – the book credited with kick-starting the New Space Opera movement.  To introduce you to this extraordinary work, we’re delighted that […]

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Happy publication day to Julie Garwood!! – Why write romance?

Fast Track is out today and we are so thrilled to have Julie Garwood celebrating here with us! We asked why she wrote romance novels – or basically, how did we get so lucky? Below […]

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From the Archive II

The publisher Victor Gollancz was renowned for throwing fantastic parties as well as publishing exceptional novels, and we have always tried to uphold both glorious traditions. This photographic evidence of our success comes from a […]

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Sarah Waters – London event announced

Stylist Exclusive Event – Thursday 28th August     Stylist Book Club in association with Virago are delighted to present an evening with Sarah Waters, held in the Grand Ballroom at The Rosewood Hotel ( […]

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Meet the Graysons . . .

On Friday, July 25th we published the first in a brand new series by Tracy Anne Warren, The Last Man on Earth! It’s sexy, clever and we’re pretty sure we’re the ones who gave that […]

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Toeing the line: from infinity points to leading lines in your photos

While it might feel a bit peculiar or contrived to search for lines to insert into your photographic compositions, they’re an important design element that you shouldn’t overlook or dismiss. Lines have the potential to […]

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On This Day: Cyrano de Bergerac

On this day in 1655, French soldier and writer, Cyrano de Bergerac, died in Sannois, near Paris.  Although arguably best-known (if he is known at all) as ‘that swordsman with the big nose’ – and, […]

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