New trends in Fantasy and SciFi: A Guest Post by AJ Dalton

We are delighted to welcome the brilliant AJ Dalton author of the Chronicles of a Cosmic Warlord, back to the Gollancz Blog. Today AJ Dalton tackles the new trends in Fantasy and SciFi. The return of epic fantasy? I’ve received a couple of fan emails asking why there isn’t more ‘epic fantasy’ around at the mo. Added to that, several conventions this year have had panel discussions on the epic fantasy sub-genre. What’s going on? The ‘epic’ sub-genre of fantasy literature was the dominant sub-genre in the 80s and 90s. It was overtaken by the urban, dark and grimdark sub-genres…

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Cover Reveal: LUNA Wolf Moon

We’re delighted to reveal the cover for LUNA: WOLF MOON, the second book in Ian McDonald’s BSFA award-nominated series, soon to be a major CBS TV show. Designed by Blacksheep, this is another evocative image for a series that has received rave reviews. The moon is waiting… Corta Helio, one of the five family corporations that rule the Moon, has fallen. Its riches are divided up among its many enemies, its survivors scattered. Eighteen months have passed. The remaining Helio children, Lucasinho and Luna, are under the protection of the powerful Asamoahs, while Robson, still reeling from witnessing his parent’s…

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Praise for Paul McAuley’s Something Coming Through

In case you missed it, earlier this year we published the amazing Something Coming Through by Paul McAuley. We said it’s amazing . . . and we were far from the only ones! Take a look at the amazing quotes below and let them tempt you to give Something Coming Through a try. ‘Something Coming Through is as tight and relentlessly paced as an Elmore Leonard thriller, and full of McAuley’s customary sharp eye for dialogue and action. What’s really impressive, though, is that it achieves a seamless fusion of the day-after-tomorrow SF novel – it’s as interested in gritty…

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Paul McAuley discusses Something Coming Through

We are delighted to welcome the brilliant Paul McAuley  to the Gollancz Blog with a special guest post about Something Coming Through. The first glimmer came in a short story, ‘Dust’, written for an anthology celebrating the classic science-fiction film Forbidden Planet. Like the film, my story was about the powers and perils of ancient alien technology, and somewhere in the background was a hint that people were able to explore other planets because of the help of a bunch of aliens who called themselves the Jackaroo. Extraterrestrial intelligence is a serious scientific and philosophical idea, and aliens are a…

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Start reading Paul McAuley’s stunning Something Coming Through

We’re thrilled to have released the latest novel from Paul McAuley, Something Coming Through in mmp this year. Paul McAuley has been with Gollancz for many years now, and has consistently produced some of the most exciting, awe-inspiring and frankly brilliant SF. Something Coming Through is all of those things, but also marks a bit of a new direction. It’s partly set in a very recognisable London (although there are some very important differences to the city we know), and partly on a newly colonised planet, given to humanity by the Jackaroo – a mysterious race of aliens who came…

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