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Totes for Change | #VMC40

  Totes for Change As part of our Virago Modern Classics 40th anniversary celebrations we teamed-up with bag for life producers WBC to create a limited edition #VMC40 tote bag. We opted to work with WBC to create these bags because of their dedication to empowering women and commitment to ethical production: all of WBC’s […]

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Virago Modern Classic Book Club – The Charioteer

  This July marks fifty years since the creation of the Sexual Offences Act of 1967, which decriminalized homesexual acts between men in England and Wales, and birthed the modern LGBTQ movement in Britain. With Pride Festival kicking off on Saturday 24th June, there couldn’t be a better time to shed some light on this […]

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Strange the Dreamer: Meet Lazlo Strange

Be first in line to enter Weep and start your collection of exclusive character decals! You might have heard us talk a little about Strange the Dreamer, Laini Taylor’s epic new novel. We’ve shared exclusive extracts and we’ve revealed the special first edition design with blue sprayed edges and illustrations by Laini herself. But what about limited edition […]

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The White City competition #SecretDoorway

Simon Morden’s THE WHITE CITY is out now, and for all those of you who are intrigued by secret doorways that lead to far-off lands (and who wouldn’t be?), we have the perfect competition for you! Simon’s DOWN STATION series begins with a disused doorway in an abandoned tube station in London. His incredible cast […]

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Winner of the Discworld Colouring book competition!

To celebrate the publication of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Colouring Book we ran a competition and asked you to channel your inner artist and get out your octarine pencils. We asked you to colour in a page and submit it to us for your chance to win an image from the book hand coloured by the great Paul Kidby himself as […]

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Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Colouring Book Competition!

Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Colouring Book, published today, is a joyous celebration of everyone’s favourite flat earth. Full of black-and-white line drawings adapted by Terry Pratchett’s artist of choice, Paul Kidby, from his own fan-favourite paintings, this volume is perfect for those wanting to add their own shade of Octarine to the Discworld’s much-loved characters. To […]

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Cover Reveal: Wolfhound Empire

We’re delighted to reveal the cover for Peter Higgins’ incredible Wolfhound Empire, which is adorned with an illustration by the ridiculously talented Jeffrey Alan Love. This omnibus edition contains all three books in the trilogy – Wolfhound Century, Truth and Fear and Radiant State. Set in the Vlast, a superbly imagined ‘other’ Russia, between these […]

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Start reading James Barclay’s Heart of Granite

We are very happy to bring you an exclusive three chapter extract from James Barclay’s brand new book, Heart of Granite. This stunning military fantasy will sweep you away to another world filled with intrigue, action, adventure and an unforgettable new hero. One man, one brief conversation . . . a whole world of trouble […]

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A sneak peek of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

We are delighted to be able to share with you a video reading from Leigh Bardugo’s upcoming novel Six of Crows. Six of Crows is published on 29th September by our friends over at Indigo, but we’re massive fans of the Grisha novels and couldn’t resist sharing a sneak peek with you. And make sure you read to the end […]

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Award-winning author Simon Morden joins Gollancz

Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of two sweeping science fantasy novels from Philip K. Dick Award-winning author, Simon Morden. The world of Down Station is built on another, magical, world that bears uncanny links to home.  Simon Morden joins Gollancz the specialist SFF imprint of the Orion Publishing Group with an out-of-the-ordinary novel […]

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Friday Reads: The Death House (and a competition!)

If you follow us on social media then you might have started to see a lot of tweets to @Gollancz about one of the most exciting books of 2015, The Death House by Sarah Pinborough. The Death House is one of those books that we just can’t stop talking about in house and now we […]

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Meet the characters of Midnight Crossroad: Fiji

Welcome back to Midnight! As we continue our countdown to publication we’ve got to very special things to share with you. First, we’ve got some insight into our next Midnight local, Fiji. Fjij runs the local new-age shop. Loveable Fiji runs the new age magic store and is just a bit hopeless. Her hair is […]

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Paul McAuley: Chapter One of The Confluence Trilogy

Last week, Paul wrote us a brilliant guest blog piece to celebrate the publication of The Confluence Trilogy. The omnibus of the classic trilogy is available now, and you can start reading now. There’s a little more about the trilogy below, and don’t forget to enter the competition below to win some signed copies by midnight […]

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Metro 2034 – and you think the Northern Line’s bad…

I first came across Dimitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 courtesy of a conversation with Sascha Mamzcak, the publisher of the Heyne genre list in Germany. He told me about this dark and violent post-apocalyptic SF thriller set amongst the last survivors of humankind as they battle for survival against monsters and themselves in the abandoned stations […]

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Announcing the Way of Kings Read Along!

Breaking news! We’re teaming up with the brilliant Marc Aplin of Fantasy Faction for a read along of Way of Kings!  We know many of you are as excited as we are for the upcoming publication Words of Radiance and thought now was the perfect time to have a look back at the series so far. […]

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