Cover Reveal: Lock In

Last week we were delighted to share the news that Hugo Award winner and all-round good-guy John Scalzi’s novel Redshirts had been optioned for TV by the FX channel. If you want to get ahead on your TV series, pick up a copy now! This week, though, we’re looking ahead to his next novel, Lock In, which is released in the UK later this year. Here’s the fantastic cover! And here’s a little bit about it, to whet your appetite: Fifteen years from now, a new virus sweeps the globe. 95% of those afflicted experience nothing worse than fever and headaches. 4%…

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Redshirts TV series optioned by FX

We are thrilled to share the news that Hugo Awards winning novel Redshirts, by John Scalzi, is going to be adapted for television by the FX channel! You can read the full announcement here but the highlights are: – This will be a limited series – FX are teaming up with Producer Jon Shestack, and with Producer/Director Ken Kwapis and Alexandra Beattie (of Happyish) – They are looking for writers at the moment And John Scalzi has been kind enough to share a few words about the whole thing on his blog. You can read all the details here – and see…

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The Three Musketeers

I’ve always adored The Three Musketeers. As a book, an animation (Muskehounds are already ready . . .), a film (the Disney bratpack version has a special place in my heart, because it’s wonderful). . . and now it’s a TV series. Of course, I love it. For me, this is perfect Sunday night viewing. It’s a final hurrah to the weekend, which brings a bit of swashing and buckling and fun to the evening. On the whole it looks fantastic, with some stunning sets (although purists will note that there is insufficient mud on the Parisian streets to be…

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CHRISTIAN CAMERON REVEALS FANTASY-FICTION PEN NAME

Gollancz are delighted to officially reveal that name for the critically acclaimed author of historical fiction, Christian Cameron, best-known for his on-going historical fiction series Tyrant. Christian Cameron is a Canadian novelist, who was educated and trained as both an historian and a former career officer in the US Navy. A re-enactor, an outdoors expert and a weapons specialist, he is known for the faultless historical accuracy of his fiction. Cameron’s impeccably researched novels include sequences of books set in the time of Alexander the Great, the Persian Wars and the Hundred Years’ War [The Tyrant Series, The Long War Series and The Chivalry Series  are published by…

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2014: The New Fiction Selection

Continuing our peek into 2014, today we’re talking about some brilliant new fiction, and whether it’s a stunning stand alone or the beginning of an epic new series there’s something for everyone … If its a stand-alone story you’re looking for, this is the place! So watch out for the superb Jules Verne sequel Twenty Trillion Leagues Under the Sea by Adam Roberts charting the story of a submarine which goes on an astonishing underwater journey. Brought to added life by the most astonishing illustrations, this is a wonderful stand-alone adventure. John Scalzi also releases a new stand-alone novel in 2014…

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