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Short Stories

Who Killed Woodbine Scab? A Short Story by Gavin G. Smith

We are delighted to welcome Gavin G. Smith back to the Gollancz Blog for a special guest post. Gavin returns to the blog with the exclusive short story: Who Killed Woodbine Scab?   You know how deeply unsatisfying those stories that end with ‘it was all a dream’ are? Well let me say right off […]

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THE TROUBLE WITH HIRING SKIPS a Short Story by Edward Cox

We’ve got a special treat for you this afternoon. Just in time for Halloween we’ve got a for a dark and creepy exclusive short story from Edward Cox. Make sure you read this story with all the lights on.   The Trouble with Hiring Skips Norman knew that hiring skips was a risky business. It […]

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Hemlock: a Relic Guild Short Story by Edward Cox

We are absolutely delighted to be able to share with you the exclusive short story, Hemlock by Edward Cox. Hemlock is set in the Relic Guild world and is a must read for fans of The Relic Guild. Hemlock, read by the amazing Imogen Church, is also available as a free to download from Audible […]

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The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 6

It’s Day 6 of our special guest post series featuring a look inside the Logbook of the Ketty Jay. Ever wanted to know what happened to the crew of the Ketty Jay before Retribution Falls? We’ve might just have that answer for you. If you missed our posts last week, you can catch up with the first […]

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The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 5

It’s Day 5 of our special guest post series featuring a look inside the Logbook of the Ketty Jay. Ever wanted to know what happened to the crew of the Ketty Jay before Retribution Falls? We’ve might just have that answer for you. If you missed our posts last week, you can catch up with the […]

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The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 4

Welcome to Day 4 of our special guest post series featuring a look inside the Logbook of the Ketty Jay. Ever wanted to know what happened to the crew of the Ketty Jay before Retribution Falls? We’ve might just have that answer for you . . . Visit our blog over the next two weeks to […]

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Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 3

  Welcome to Day 3 of our special guest post series featuring a look inside the Logbook of the Ketty Jay. Ever wanted to know what happened to the crew of the Ketty Jay before Retribution Falls? We’ve might just have that answer for you . . . Visit our blog over the next two weeks […]

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The Log Book of the Ketty Jay: 2

Welcome to Day 2 of our special guest post series featuring a look inside the Logbook of the Ketty Jay. Ever wanted to know what happened to the crew of the Ketty Jay before Retribution Falls? We’ve might just have that answer for you . . . Visit our blog over the next two weeks to […]

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Nathan Hawke short story: The Screambreaker

This time next week we’ll be celebrating the publication of GALLOW: THE CRIMSON SHIELD; Nathan Hawke’s fast-paced fantasy novel. To whet your appetite and increase your anticipation just a little more, we have another short story from Nathan Hawke for you to sink your teeth into. If you’ve missed previous Gallow extended extracts, short stories and […]

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Introducing Gallow and a Competition!

In July, Gollancz is delighted to be publishing the first Gallow book, THE CRIMSON SHIELD. Written by Nathan Hawke, a newcomer to the list, the Gallow books are fast-paced fantasy with a sharp edge. Gallow himself is a wonderful creation – a man adrift from his homeland and history, forced to live a quiet life, […]

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Poor People Part II- An Exclusive Short Story from Gavin G. Smith

Gollancz is delighted to share with you the second part of Poor People the exclusive short story by Gavin G. Smith, author of Veteran and War in Heaven. Gavin’s brand never novel The Age of Scorpio is out now where all good books are sold. We posted the first part of Poor People on Wednesday and you can read it here. Today, we are thrilled to […]

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The God Tattoo: Untold Tales of the Twilight Reign – out today!

9780575131262This post has been a little while in coming. Truth be told I hadn’t much expected it to ever happen – after all, ask anyone and they’ll tell you short story collections don’t sell in the UK. And yet here I am, with another lovely Larry Rostant cover to admire and my name on another book. Now they’re all special – you publish a book that isn’t special to you and it either will be your last or should be. Even for a professional author, each one remains a constant for a period of your life and should trigger an emotion as strong as the smell of freshly cut grass. Where you wrote the book, who you lived with or drank with – they’re all bound up with each one but God Tattoo encompassed most of my adult life as it turned out.

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Crysis: Escalation – A Free Short Story by Gavin Smith

Today sees the release of the hugely-anticipated game Crysis 3, and also of our tie-in book. Gavin Smith has written a collection of linked short stories that fill in the gaps between the Crysis 2 and the new game, provide a stirring introduction to the world of Crysis, and feature lots of explosions and swearing. […]

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Crysis: Escalation announcement

We’ve been working on this project for a while, but finally, after last night’s exciting Crysis 3 launch event at the BFI Imax, we can officially reveal the details of CRYSIS: ESCALATION, a tie-in book that covers the events between Crysis 2 and the upcoming game. Written by Gavin Smith, this collection of linked short […]

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Paul McAuley’s short stories, part two

Today we have the second of our Paul McAuley short stories, more of which you can find on Paul’s blog. Set in the world of the Quiet War, these are a great addition to the series.  Evening’s Empires: A Short Story The Trues had conquered Ceres, the Koronis Emirates, and half a hundred lesser kingdoms and […]

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