Cover Reveal: Exodus

We’re delighted to reveal the cover to EXODUS by Alex Lamb. The cover was illustrated by the hugely talented Sebastien Hue. EXODUS is the follow up to ROBOTEER and NEMESIS, this is the final stand-alone volume in Alex’s universe spanning series. The Photurians – a hivemind of sentient AIs and machines – were awakened by humanity as part of a complex political trap. But they broke free, evolved, and now the human race is almost finished. Once we spanned dozens of star systems; now only four remain, and Earth is being evacuated. But the Photes can infect us, and among…

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The Five Things That Make World-Class Science Fiction a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops.We asked Alex to tell us the five things that make world-class Science Fiction. Here’s what he had to say  . . . I’ve spent my life drenched in science fiction. When I was a small boy, before Star Wars arrived in our town, my fixation with all things extraterrestrial made me odd. For a brief, and unexpected time after that movie came out, my esoteric knowledge granted me a kind of…

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On Writing Nemesis a Guest Post by Alex Lamb

We are delighted to welcome Alex Lamb back to the Gollancz Blog. Alex’s latest book, Nemesis, the sequel to the hard-hitting and action-packed Roboteer, is out now in bookshops. To celebrate the publication of Nemesis we asked Alex to tell us about the process of writing the book and following up the epic Roboteer.  How do you write a great sequel to a story that already has a complete heroic arc? This question has been pondered many times in film and fiction, and for good reason. Making the right choice can make or break a writing career. A good sequel…

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Happy Publication Day 21st April 2016!

On this Thursday, 21 April, let it be known that two absolutely corking sequels have been released into the science fiction wilds. Go forth and hunt them down! The first is by the modern master of SF, Paul McAuley, who takes you Into Everywhere with the Jackaroo. Are they really here to help us? Then why is their past littered with dead alien races? The author of our second book was praised as ‘a major new talent’ by Stephen Baxter and he really is. Alex Lamb’s debut was brilliant hard SF, and the sequel Nemesis is just as quantum-y! Having…

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