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 an exclusive extract from Hannu Rajaniemi’s SUMMERLAND

Are you ready for Summerland? We are thrilled to share with you an exclusive extract from Hannu Rajaniemi’s brand new SF spy thriller, Summerland available in bookshops and online on the 28th June 2018.  Enter the world of Summerland . . . Loss is a thing of the past. Murder is obsolete. Death is just the beginning. In 1938, death is no longer feared but exploited. Since the discovery of the afterlife, the British Empire has extended its reach into Summerland, a metropolis for the recently deceased. Yet Britain isn’t the only contender for power in this life and the…

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Happy Publication Day 9th March 2017!

We’ve got a little bit of everything for you this week. It’s paperback time, which means affordable and portable reading is at your fingertips! Even more so if you include our audio release! We’ve got multi-award-nominated short fiction, mind-expanding science fiction, and more of the fantasy series that inspired the mega hit game The Witcher!   Invisible Planets by Hannu Rajaniemi Mindblowingly inventive and beautifully written short stories from the most exciting new name in SF Hannu Rajaniemi exploded onto the SF scene in 2010 with the publication of his first novel The Quantum Thief. Acclaimed by fellow authors such…

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Cover Reveal: Summerland

Welcome to Summerland, where the dead live on in perpetuity! If they can afford to, and don’t fade away . . . Thanks to the magnificent artistic talents of Jeffrey Alan Love, even the pre-dead can admire Hannu Rajaniemi’s Summerland for its awesome, ever so foreboding beauty. Hannu Rajaniemi caused a huge stir with his debut novel The Quantum Thief and he’s returning with an absolutely incredible book of life, death, and what comes after (and spies, did we mention spies?). In this version of 1938, death is no longer feared, but exploited . . .   Loss is a…

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Hannu Rajaniemi Is Not A Real Man And I Can Prove It!

Gollancz welcomes Gavin G. Smith back for a very special guest post in which he attempts to prove his rather spectacular theory about fellow author (and “arch-nemesis”) Hannu Rajaniemi. (Most of this is true.) My Story: So Veteran, my first novel, was published in 2010.  There was something of a buzz about it beforehand.  I was one of two SF debuts from Gollancz that year.  Like most first time authors I was incredibly excited and looking forward to seeing the realisation of all my hard work and was sure that I would be the next big thing, yadda-yadda-yadda . .…

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