A very Happy Publication Day for Dr Who fans

Gollancz is thrilled to be publishing two very different but equally excellent Doctor Who related books today, just in time for the 50th anniversary of the show. Both have been published before in different forms, but both are hugely worthy additions to our list. First is BEHIND THE SOFA, the collection of celebrity memories of Doctor Who that we’ve been sharing extracts from over the last couple of weeks. With all royalties going to Alzheimer’s Research UK, this hugely readable book is perfect for dipping into. Full of comedians, people who worked on or starred in Doctor Who, celebrities and…

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On the Steel Breeze: Chapter 3, and the Founding Fathers of Rocketry

Today we’re delighted to be able to give you an extract from Al Reynolds’ awesome new novel On The Steel Breeze. This is a vision for how we might use technology to finally escape our solar system and move out into the Universe. It’s a story fraught with very human tensions and dangers, but it is also one of boundless hope. It’s a hope that needed to leave behind the dreams of conventional rocketry, the science that powered the escapes of SF for so long, for other more bizarre and terrifying forms of propulsion. To mark this progress we’ve decided…

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On the Steel Breeze: Chapter 1

We’re delighted to be able to give a sneak preview of Al Reynolds’ new SF novel, On the Steel Breeze. It’s a glorious tale of betrayal and deceit aboard a flotilla of hollowed-out asteroids as they take millions of people to start a new world on a far distant planet at one seventh the speed of light. Non-more SF you might think. And you’d be right – Al has a fantastic time here with many of the essential tropes of SF but this is also a fresh and exciting tale built on the adventures of a very human family. Although…

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