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Month: May 2015

The Genesis of Memorable Moments: A Guest Post by Tony Gonzales

We are delighted to welcome Tony Gonzales to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post about the influence and inspiration video games had on  his new book The Tabit Genesis.   In the gaming world, I guess I’m considered an old man. My first gaming system was an Intellivision, which my parents regretted immediately […]

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Related Categories: Author Post, Science Fiction

Team Gollancz Friday Reads

  Check out what Team Gollancz are reading this weekend.. Jen – The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski Simon – Things That Never Happen by M. John Harrison Darren – City of Bones by Michael Connelly Charlie – The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon Amy – The Gospel of Loki by Joanne M. Harris Gillian […]

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Related Categories: Friday Reads, Joanne Harris

On This Day: Christopher Riche Evans

On this day in 1931, Christopher Evans was born in Aberdovey, Wales. A psychologist and computer scientist, he was the author of a small number of non-fiction books, including Cults of Unreason – a lighthearted look at various  peudosciences, in particular UFO cults and that-religion-that-isn’t-really-a-religion-but-lots-of-Hollywood-stars-seem-to-think-it-is (you know the one). He was also a contributing editor […]

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Related Categories: Commentary

How to use a grey card

Ensuring that your white balance, or the temperature at which your camera records the colour of light, is accurate is important when it comes to creating compelling photo. Portrait subjects with a slight green pallor aren’t that attractive, unless it’s a Hallowe’en shoot! The image in the centre is correctly colour balanced, while the surrounding images […]

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Related Categories: Photography

Happy Publication Day 28th May 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 a brand new space opera from Tony Gonzales and the boxset of the incredible First Law trilogy. SFF fans, we’ve got a plethora of unmissible books to pick up or […]

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Related Categories: Book Birthday

How mindfulness for health can help tackle chronic pain and illness

  If you suffer from chronic pain or the stress and anxiety caused by ongoing illness, Mindfulness for Health by Vidyamala Burch and Danny Penman offers hope and healing. The sister volume to the bestseller Mindfulness – Finding peace in a frantic world, this book provides a set of gentle, easy-to-follow practices that take very […]

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Related Categories: How to Posts

Masterworks Spotlight: Expiration Date

Our current Masterworks Spotlight is World Fantasy Award-winner Tim Powers’ second volume in the Fault Lines trilogy, Expiration Date. A word of warning, though: if you can’t conceive of fantasy that doesn’t involve magic swords, rings of power, perilous quests and farm-boys-with-a-destiny, then look away now; Tim Powers doesn’t do elves or dwarves that read […]

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Related Categories: Authors, Masterworks, New Releases

Art Markman on how to increase your influence at home and at work

Would you like to have more influence at work and home? Premier cognitive scientist Art Markman draws on the latest cutting edge research in his fantastic book, Smart Change, to show you how habits are formed and how you can change your own behaviour for the better and the actions of those around you. Here […]

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Related Categories: Business, How to Posts

The Playfair Blog – 27 May 2015

The first of the week’s games to reach its conclusion took place at Hove, where Sussex beat Warwickshire by one wicket in a thrilling match made all the more compelling by a wicket that gave the bowlers plenty of assistance. The visitors chose to bat first and found Ollie Robinson in irresistible form, as the […]

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Related Categories: Ian's Blog

Understand the laws of love with The Love Secret

In her groundbreaking book, The Love Secret, Dr Sue Johnson reveals that love is not the least bit illogical or random. When we understand the laws of love and develop better ‘love sense’, we can achieve a strong relationship with our loved one. Internationally renowned, Dr Sue Johnson is also the creator of Emotionally Focused […]

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Related Categories: How to Posts

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