Happy Publication Day 12th July 2018!

Hi everyone, Another paperback publication day rolls around, and today we have a triptych of treats for you! Scroll on down to check out today’s horde of fantasy and science fiction gold.   The Real-Town Murders – Adam Roberts An impossible murder. A ticking deadline. A political coup. A Hitchcockian thriller set in a chilling near future. Alma is a private detective in a near-future England, a country desperately trying to tempt people away from the delights of Shine, the immersive successor to the internet. But most people are happy to spend their lives plugged in, and the country is…

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Cover Reveal: Ancestral Night

Hi everyone, We are delighted to reveal the fantastic cover for Elizabeth Bear’s upcoming novel, Ancestral Night. It’s an absolute beauty! We have Orion’s own Tomas Almeida to thank for this stunning design – he’s done justice to what is an outstanding book. Read on for a taster:   Cutting edge ideas and amazing characters in an SF novel that announces the arrival of multi-award winning Elizabeth Bear to the Gollancz list. A wild, big-ideas space opera that will appeal to fans of Iain M. Banks, Peter F. Hamilton and Al Reynolds from a John W. Campbell and multiple Hugo award…

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Cover Reveal: By the Pricking of Her Thumb by Adam Roberts

Hello everyone! A truly Kubrickian (it’s a word) reveal for you today. Be dazzled below by the stunning cover for Adam Roberts’ latest novel, By the Pricking of Her Thumb, and we’ve also most helpfully provided a taste of what’s to come . . .   One of the four richest people in the world may be dead. But which one? A Kubrickian thriller from one of the world’s leading authors of SF. Private Investigator Alma is caught up in another impossible murder. One of the world’s four richest people may be dead – but nobody is sure which one. Hired…

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Cover Reveal: Thin Air and Thirteen by Richard Morgan

Hello everyone! A double-whammy of cover reveals for you today – the first of which is a fresh new look for an old favourite of Richard’s, and the second of which is for his long awaited return to science fiction. Can you believe it’s been eight years? Scroll down, take a look, take it all in!   A sensational thriller from the international bestselling and multi-award winning star of SF combines a savage man-hunt with speculation on the dangers of genetic engineering. Carl Marsalis, is a traitor to his kind, a remorseless bringer of death and judgement, a genetic freak…

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An open letter to The Bookseller

Last week The Bookseller ran an obituary marking the passing of our former owner Livia Gollancz and praising the contribution she and her father, founder Victor Gollancz, made to publishing and their ethos and approach to the business. Sadly their opening remarks were less generous. Having taken time to consider and discuss this over the weekend, we have decided to respond to The Bookseller as follows, in an open letter written by Orion Group Publisher, Jon Wood.     I was genuinely shocked to see the comments about Gollancz in Livia’s obituary published in last week’s edition of The Bookseller.…

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