Gollancz Books (January-March 2011)

February 13, 2011

Recent and forthcoming SF and fantasy titles from Gollancz:


  • Fire by Kristin Cashore
  • The Difference Engine by William Gibson & Bruce Stirling
  • A Bite to remember by Lynsay Sands
  • Kitty Goes to War by Carrie Vaughn
  • The Bitten by L A Banks
  • Hexbound by Chloe Neill
  • The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Waters Rising by Sheri S Tepper
  • Autumn: The City by Dave Moody
  • Conan's Brethren by Robert E Howard
  • Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch


  • A Matter of Blood  by Sarah Pinborough
  • Dog Blood by David Moody
  • Stone Spring by Stephen Baxter
  • The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry
  • The Kings of the Crags by Stepen Deas
  • The Transmigration of Timothy Archer by P K Dick
  • Romanitas by Sophie McDougall
  • By Midnight  by Mia James
  • Mine to Possess by Nalini Singh
  • Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh
  • Bite Me if You Can by Lynsay Sands
  • The Forbidden by L A Banks
  • Down to the Bone by Justina Robson
  • The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Omnibus 2 by Charlaine Harris
  • The Shape of Things to Come by H G Wells
  • The Bitter Seed of Magic by Suzanne McLeod


  • Necroville by Ian McDonald
  • New Model Army by Adam Roberts
  • Watch by Robert J Sawyer
  • The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
  • Wolfsangel by M D Lachlan
  • Greybeard by Brian Aldiss
  • Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris
  • Hostage to Pleasure by Nalini Singh
  • The Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  • Hull Zero Three by Greg Bear
  • Blackveil by Kirsten Britain
  • Autumn: Purification by David Moody

The digitisation of Novae Terra

February 12, 2011

If you are interested in the early days of SF fandom I suggest you check out this website. The British fanzine Novae Terra is being digitised and posted on the web ' so far they have reached issue eight (from 1936)


When Worlds Collide

February 12, 2011

World Fantasy 2008 is to sponsor When Words Collide, 12-14 August, 2011 at the Best Western Inn, Calgary, Alberta Canada. When Words Collide is a weekend gathering of readers, writers, editors, artists, and publishers of imaginative fiction -- Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Romance and other genres.

'The weekend will be filled with panel discussions designed for readers, writers, and artists covering a broad range of current topics. In addition to books and short fiction we will also discuss comics, graphic novels, screen plays, and speculative poetry. Anything that can be written is fair game along with book and magazine art.

When Words Collide brings you a whole weekend jam-packed with fun and interesting things to do, all for about the same price as dinner at a nice restaurant and a movie.' Guests include Simon R Green, Rachel Caine and Jack Whyte.

Current membership rates are $45. For more details visit the When Worlds Collide website.


Slightly Foxed magazine

February 12, 2011

In the forthcoming spring issue of the literary quarterly Slightly Foxed there is an appreciation of the late lamented Michael Coney, written by Eric Brown. For further details visit the Fox website

Slightly Foxed is an "eclectic mix, covering all the main categories of fiction and non-fiction, and our contributors are an eclectic bunch too. Some of them are names you'll have heard of, some not, but they all write thoughtfully, elegantly and entertainingly." Published quarterly.


Huddersfield Literature Festival

February 12, 2011

The Huddersfield Literature Festival 2011 (16-20 March) celebrates the word in action: 'We have some fantastic events lined up for you, kicking off the launch with a celebration of 25 years of Peepal Tree Press. Join us for the free launch evening party ' but do book a ticket as this event will book up quickly. We've got some very exciting names this year: David Peace, Anne Fine, Simon Armitage, David Nobbs, AL Kennedy and controversial teenage fiction writer Melvin Burgess. As well as a programme packed full of premi'res and special commissions. There are opportunities to enjoy readings, music, comedy and workshops to help develop your writing technique and express your creativity.'

Contact for further details.


NewCon Press to publish new anthologies

February 12, 2011

NewCon Press will shortly be announcing two very special new anthologies, due to be launched in the next few months. Both books will be available in paperback and signed limited edition hardback editions. Full details will be confirmed soon, so keep an eye on this website if you want to read original stories from the likes of: Neil Gaiman, Charles Stross, Stephen Baxter, Dan Abnett, Tony Ballantyne, Lauren Beukes, Eric Brown, Peter Crowther, James Lovegrove, Philip Palmer, Stephen Palmer, Andy Remic, Adam Roberts, Ian Watson, Liz Williams and many more...


Dan Abnett signing

February 12, 2011

Forbidden Planet has announced an exclusive pre-publication signing by Dan Abnett for the Forbidden Planet Limited Edition of his new Angry Robot novel Embedded. The signing takes place at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR, on Saturday 26 March 1.00' 2.00pm
'The colony planet of Eighty-Six looks as dull as all its fellow new worlds to veteran journalist Lex Falk, but when a local squabble starts to turn violent, and the media start getting the runaround from the military high command, his interest is seriously piqued. Forbidden from approaching the battlezone, he gets himself chipped inside the head of a combat veteran ' and uncovers the story of a lifetime. When the soldier is killed, however, Falk must use all his resourcefulness to get back home again' and blow the lid off the whole damn thing.'


Priest, Badger and Little Green Men

February 12, 2011

'Featuring readings from Fanthorpe himself and dramatic recreations of his most interesting and memorable work, The Vicar, The Badger and the little Green Men from Mars - How one man, armed with a mind like a mental grasshopper, a dictaphone and a good rug became the most prolific sci-fi author on the planet.'

On Thursday 17 February, 11.30am: The Priest, the Badger and the Little Green Men from Mars -- the curious tale of the Rev Lionel Fanthorpe, science fiction's most prolific writer.

More details on the BBC website.



Ex Occidente to Close

September 23, 2010

Dan Ghetu has announced that Ex Occidente Press is to close in April 2011. The press, while producing highly collectible and attractive books, had faced sharp criticism at [...]
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