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Month: November 2014

People who have good writing skills earn more money!

I’m one of those nerdy types who go ballistic when they see spelling mistakes in shops and on posters. I practically faint when someone writes “your” instead of “you’re” and I’ve been known to change the labels in the local supermarket when they say “salmon fillet’s” instead of “salmon fillets”. I know some people think […]

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Behold our glorious pile of Friday Reads! Jen – The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August Charlie  – The Map to Everywhere Darren – The Word for World Is Forest Harriet   – Foxglove Summer Emily – Steelheart Simon – Treasure Island

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'X' marks the spot: where to place a couple in a frame

Where can you place your couple in the frame for maximum impact? This is a fundamental question for any portrait photographer. It’ll be top of your consideration list, together with light and lines, and certainly something you’ll need to decide before you give any basic instructions to your subjects. The two compositional rules that should […]

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Cara McKenna on her inspiration for HARD TIME

Cara McKenna on why she didn’t have a Hard Time setting an erotic romance in a prison . . .   I couldn’t tell you precisely when I knew I wanted to write a book about a convicted felon, only that it was a year or more before I ever thought to pitch the idea […]

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Futurebook interview with Simon

Simon has been interviewed by Futurebook’s Porter Anderson about the new Cato and Macro mobile game. In this fascinating and insightful piece, he discusses, among many other things, the challenges of getting young people into reading, and how he hopes the game can encourage players to then go on to read the Cato and Macro […]

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Happy Publication Day: 27th November 2014

We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of a ground-breaking fantasy classic, an out of this world adventure and a return to Bon Temps. You’ve got so many reasons to visit your bookshop, library or […]

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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 writer; and, although he produced an incredible body of work – enough, certainly, to place him in the very highest […]

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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 writer; and, although he produced an incredible body of work – enough, certainly, to place him in the very highest […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, Masterworks, New Releases

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 by her wicked aunt, the fairy Carabosse – only to be kidnapped by visitors from another time and place, far […]

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Happy Birthday Charlaine Harris!

Why not celebrate Charlaine Harris’ birthday by making a start on Midnight Crossroad, the first book in an amazing new series.

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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 the start of one. . . Anderson was equally at home with either SF or Fantasy. Although much of his […]

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A New Book Adventure for me

I’m really excited to tell you that I’m now also a children’s book author! The lovely people at Hodder book publishing will be bringing out my first every book for children in 2016. It’s a fantasy and will be for boys and girls in the 12+ age group. It’s called The Runner and it’s about […]

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Related Categories: Sheila O'Flanagan News

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