Gemmell Award Shortlisting

Fantastic news everyone – as you might have seen, we have a whole host of authors and artists up for awards at the Gemmells, which take place on the 14th of July this year. This is definitely worth a song and a dance, so feast your eyes upon the delightful covers up for the Ravenheart award!                                   These magnificent covers were designed by Kerem Beyit and Sam Green respectively and, as you can see, they’re well worth their nominations.   Next up we have…

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Ursula K. Le Guin Accepts the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

Readers of this blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy Awards, three James Tiptree Jr Memorial Awards, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and more Locus Awards than you could count even if you took your shoes and socks off. So, given that she needs no introduction, let us simply show you the marvellous, passionate and…

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Gollancz goes to the Kitschies

So, last night Gollancz got itself all dressed up (we didn’t really, we’re publishers and don’t believe in such things) and sauntered off to the ridiculously cool award ceremony for the Kitschies. In case you don’t know them, the Kitschies are in their fifth year, and are organised by the wonderful people behind www.pornokitsch.com. The aim of the awards is to “reward the year’s most progressive, intelligent and entertaining works that contain elements of the speculative or fantastic” and they do a wonderful job of highlighting books that take the genre further. This year the ceremony was held in the…

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The Award Season cometh!

Are you racking your brains trying to remember what was published in 2013, while looking at a blank awards ballot? We want to help. So here, in one blog piece, is a quick reminder of the fantastic books we published in 2013 to help jog your memory.   For best novel categories:  Fantasy The Throne of the Crescent Moon by Saladin Ahmed Dreams and Shadows by C. Robert Cargill Gateway of the Saviours by A. J. Dalton The City of Silk and Steel by Mike, Lin and Lou Carey The Stranger’s Shadow by Max Frei Elves: Beyond the Mists of…

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Cover for Simon Ings’s Wolves wins Gold Medal from Society of Illustrators

The Orion Publishing Group are proud to announce that Jeff Alan Love has won a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators for his cover of Simon Ings’s Wolves due to be published by Gollancz in January 2014. Wolves is a chilling literary dystopia that marks the return to science-fiction from the author of six critically–acclaimed works of literature and two influential non-fiction books, Simon Ings. For the cover of Wolves, Jeff Alan Love had to capture a multi-layered narrative; a science-fiction story about a new technology quickly becomes a psychological murder mystery. The book’s editor, Simon Spanton, said: “Jeffrey…

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