Our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, it’s a holiday all about love. This Valentine’s Day we thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing  some of our favourite unlikely romances in SFF. What do we mean by unlikely romances? We mean romantic plots/relationships in books not known for their romances. Here are our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF.  The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan – Ringil is an aristocrat, he has it all. But he is also gay in a society that fears and hates homosexuality. And when his lover pays the ultimate price it is Ringil’s love and grief that…

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Gollancz & SF Gateway Hugo eBook Promotion: the ’80s & ’90s

Alas, the 1980s were a rather dry period for Gollancz Hugo Award winners, with only one for Arthur C. Clarke in 1980. Luckily, the world was put to rights in the following decade, with Gollancz claiming nearly half of the awards for Best Novel in the 1990s. All eBook editions of our winners are currently available for £2.99 but grab them whilst you still can – the price won’t stay that low for much longer! 1980 The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C. Clarke (SF Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook) The Fountains of Paradise, which also won a Nebula Award, is set in the 22nd…

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Golllancz & SF Gateway Hugo Award eBook Promotion: the 1970s

Like the 1960s, the 1970s proved to be a fruitful decade for Gateway authors at the Hugo Awards. We publish eight of the total 10 winners, with seven of those also part of our SF Masterworks series. Our Hugo eBook promotion continues, but only for a limited time: grab any of the eBook editions of the below titles for £2.99 until August 17th! 1971 Ringworld, Larry Niven (SF Masterworks paperback edition only) Also the winner of the 1971 Nebula Award, Ringworld is the most important novel in Niven’s seminal future history, Tales of Known Space. Ringworld is the most stunning artefact…

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From the Archive II

The publisher Victor Gollancz was renowned for throwing fantastic parties as well as publishing exceptional novels, and we have always tried to uphold both glorious traditions. This photographic evidence of our success comes from a 1988 party held at Two Brydges Place, to celebrate the publication of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters and Robert Holdstock’s Lavondyss. Scroll down to see David Hartwell, Ellen Kushner, Joe Haldeman, Norman Spinrad, Jo Fletcher, Brian Aldiss, Lucius Shepard, Terry Pratchett, Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling raising a glass to both authors at the event. . . . if you’d like to be at the next Great…

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Gollancz: the Nebula Award Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). As with the previous two awards, our showing in the Nebulas is very good. Approximately 50% of the winners were published by Gollancz and/or are now published by SF Gateway. Look! 1966 Dune, Frank Herbert (SF Masterworks hardback | SF Gateway eBook) 1967 (tie) Babel-17, Samuel R. Delany (SF Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook)…

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