The Passage Readalong: Chapters 11- 15

Welcome back to our worldwide The Passage readalong with Fantasy Faction. This week we’ve been busy reading (or re-reading) The Passage in the sunshine because things are about to get very dark. Are you ready for the rise of the viral? Warning for spoilers for everything in the first fifteen chapters of The Passage. Don’t forget to join us in our Goodreads group for all the discussion as we continue our readalong.  Over to Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction . . . Chapter 11 – Recap Wolgast and Doyle have narrowly avoided capture over the course of a 3-hour police…

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The Passage Readalong: Chapters 1-5

Welcome back to our worldwide The Passage readalong with Fantasy Faction of The Passage. This week we’ve been busy reading (or re-reading) The Passage. We even managed to catch our very own Marketing Assistant, Amy, reading The Passage. Don’t forget to join us on our Goodreads group for all the discussion as we continue our readalong. Warning for spoilers for everything in the first five chapters of The Passage. Over to Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction . . . Hello everyone, Ah… What a week! If this is your first time reading The Passage, then I hope you are enjoying…

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Join Us for the Worldwide Readalong of The Passage!

We are delighted to welcome Marc Aplin from Fantasy Faction back to the Gollancz Blog. Marc is working with us and our sister imprint Orion Books for the Worldwide Readalong of The Passage. We’ll turn this over to Marc to explain how you can get involved in the readalong on Goodreads. A plot that extends thousands of years, humanity at the brink, bloodthirsty vampires, and a young girl who may hold the key to survival… If you haven’t read The Passage by Justin Cronin then you’ve so far missed out on one of the very best examples of SFF released…

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The Music Behind THE RELIC GUILD A Guest Post By Edward Cox

As part of our Join the Relic Guild week we are delighted to welcome Edward Cox back to the Gollancz Blog for a guest post on the music behind The Relic Guild. Nominated for the British Fantasy Society Award for best fantasy and best newcomer this is one series you don’t want to miss! Music has always been an important part of my life. I used to make my own – probably not very well, but then I wanted to be a writer, so who cares! – and if not for time constraints, I’d still be making it now. It…

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Writing Dystopian Coming of Age Fiction

This week on the blog we’ve got two very different guests posts about YA (or not YA) and coming of age in dystopia fiction. We’ve invited Antonia Honeywell, whose book The Ship is published by our sister imprint, W&N, to tell us about the process of writing YA Dystopian Fiction. Tomorrow Sarah Pinborough will be back on the blog discussing YA or not YA. Londoners can see both Antonia,  Sarah and an incredible line up of authors at 7pm at Drink. Shop. Do.  I have a bit of a problem with the labelling of books. Labelling suggests that it’s desirable…

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