Unknowability A Guest Post By Paul McAuley

We are thrilled to welcome Paul McAuley back to the Gollancz Blog. In this guest post Paul McAuley answers one of the most important questions of our time: why do we write about aliens? Read on and find out . . . What do we write about when we write about aliens? Of course, we mostly write about ourselves – even when we’re writing about cat-aliens. Perhaps especially when we’re writing about cat-aliens, because despite all the behavioural studies we don’t, really, have any idea about what cats are thinking, what they feel, the nature of their sense of self.…

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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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Happy Publication Day 14th January 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to Foul Tide’s Turning and Something Coming Through out in paperback. Filled with action, adventure, new worlds and extraordinary characters, we know you’ll want to add these unforgettable books to your shelves. Foul Tide’s Turning by Stephen Hunt An exceptional adventure is about to become an extraordinary war… The people of Weyland always believed the slavers raids, which destroyed families and homes like a natural disaster, were a misfortune that couldn’t be averted or stopped.But it’s not true.King Marcus struck a deal: his people in exchange for technology and a powerful…

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