Happy 100th birthday, Arthur C. Clarke

We are thrilled to welcome Stephen Baxter back to the Gollancz Blog for an exclusive blog post on the legendary, Arthur C. Clarke. We’re celebrating Arthur C. Clarke’s 100th birthday with a look back at his legacy and an incredible one-day-only eBook sale. You can find out more about the sale here. Over his last decade, it was my privilege to work with Sir Arthur C Clarke. Our first book was The Light of Other Days (2000), and we went on to write the three-book Time Odyssey series (2002-2008). In the course of that work, as I revisited Clarke’s oeuvre,…

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Read the first five chapters of The Medusa Chronicles!

We have a Christmas treat to for you. We are delighted to be able to share with you the first five chapters of The Medusa Chronicles, the brand new novel by Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds. Inspired by Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s short story A Meeting with Medusa, this novel, with permission from the Clarke Estate, continues the story of Commander Howard Falcon over centuries of space-exploration, interaction with AI, first contact and beyond. All brought to life by two of our greatest SF authors, Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds. Howard Falcon almost lost his life in an accident .…

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out what Team Gollancz are reading over the weekend.. Amy – Rivers of London Emily – Monstrous Regiment Charlie – Othergirl Marcus – Arthur C. Clarke The Collected Stories Jen – Murder is Bad Manners Gillian – L’ange de la Nuit Simon – the 13 1/2 lives of Captain Bluebear Let us know what you’ll be reading this weekend in the comments below!

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From the Archive: I

At Gollancz we have the considerable good fortune to publish some of the biggest and greatest names in SF and Fantasy and to work with the most amazing backlist . . . which also means we have an astonishing archive containing some brilliant behind-the-scenes correspondence with authors which stretches back for decades. Today we take real pleasure in sharing a few photos which delighted us – of Sir Arthur C. Clarke meeting Queen Elizabeth II, Pope John Paul II, and an iconic Dalek, in 1984. If you’re intrigued, you can learn more about Sir Arthur C. Clarke here.  

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