When You Die — What To Do and How To Do It

As the proud publishers of SUMMERLAND by Hannu Rajaniemi, we are honoured to be able to share this public message, prepared by the Ministry of Information, in co-operation with the National Death Service One day, you will die. We now understand this process in scientific terms: as a detachment of the soul from our three-dimensional aetheric plane. One of the cornerstones of modern society is providing every citizen with a painless transition and continued, comfortable existence in the Second Aether, colloquially known as Summerland. In spite of the Crown’s best efforts, many find the experience disturbing. And unless proper care…

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Read and exclusive extract from A POCKETFUL OF CROWS

We are thrilled to share an exclusive extract from Joanne M. Harris’ stunning fairy tale A Pocketful of Crows. A perfect autumn and Christmas read, A Pocketful of Crows combines the harshness of nature with the spookiness of a ghost story and the comfort of a great folk tale, in one beautifully told novella. A Pocketful of Crows is fully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins. Following the seasons, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl. Only love could draw…

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Bank Holiday Reads

It’s Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK and we couldn’t be more thrilled to spend a weekend catching up on some of our favourite reads. Here’s what Team Gollancz will be reading over the long weekend. Gillian: Bank holidays are long. Really long. Really, really long. So I recommend not one book but a whole trilogy. Be prepared for a whole three days of Traditional British Bank Holiday weather with The First Law Trilogy (which comes in a box, so only counts as one). Written by award-winning, bestselling author Joe Abercrombie, it’s the story every Game of Thrones fan…

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Charlaine Harris shares with us her literary inspiration for International Women’s Day

We’re teaming up with our sister websites One Book Lane and W&N ahead of International Women’s Day to celebrate our literary heroines for #WonderWomen16! Today we are kicking things off with a guest post from the incredible Charlaine Harris!  Join us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to tell us about your heroines for #WonderWomen16.   The late great Shirley Jackson has always been my hero. I can’t remember if I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle or The Haunting of Hill House first, but I have reread both many times. Haunting is the most frightening book of all…

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Cover Reveal: Heart of Granite

We are thrilled to reveal the stunning cover for James Barclay’s brand new book, Heart of Granite. This stunning military fantasy will sweep you away to another world filled with intrigue, action, adventure and an unforgettable new hero. One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble . . . The world has become a battleground in a war which no side is winning. But for those determined to retain power, the prolonged stalemate cannot be tolerated so desperate measures must be taken. Max Halloran has no idea. He’s living the brief and glorious life of…

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