All guests coming through the door at Flame Con
will get a free poster designed just for us by the amazing Max Wittert!
How flaming fantastic is that?!
Flame Con is getting its game on with the crew from GaymerX, the West Coast LGBT gaming convention! GaymerX will be curating a gaming lounge for geeks to explore video games, tabletop games, card games, tournaments, and demos of hot upcoming titles from LGBT-friendly developers.
This gala’s on FIRE! When the sun goes down, things will heat up even more as we re-open the doors for The Fire Ball, Flame Con’s awesome after party! Join us for a night of burlesque dancers, drag shows, live drawing, great music, costumes, drinks, dancing and more!
FLAMECON is on Saturday, June 13th at THE GRAND PROSPECT HALL (they make your dreams come true) BROOKLYN, NYC
Welcome back, Gollancz Geeks!
We promised we wouldn’t keep you waiting too long to hear from us and we haven’t! We are delighted to be able to share with you some of our favourite books coming out in the next few months. If you would like to request a review copy of any of the books featured below please do so by the 4th June by emailing and quoting the book title in the subject line.
The Gospel of Loki
by Joanne M Harris
Who we think will love this book: Fans of Norse Mythology, fans of anti-heroes, tricksters, loveable villians, fans of Loki, yes,that Loki.
Why we think you’ll love this book: One word: LOKI. This is the story of the trickster god, told in his own voice with humour, heart and a little bit of roguish romance.
If you thought you knew the story of Loki, think again. With his notorious reputation for trickery and deception, and an ability to cause as many problems as he solves, Loki is a god like no other. This is the story that Odin doesn’t want you to read and one that you’ll never forget.
We have 20 review copies to giveaway, request yours now.
The Gospel of Loki is out now in paperback on 4th June and is also available in audio and ebook.
by Al Robertson
Who we think will love this book: Fans of SF, SF thrillers, cyberpunk and virtual ventriloquist’s dummies (we got your attention there, right?)
Why we think you’ll love this book: HUGO FIST. Trust us. Everyone will be talking about Hugo Fist.
Like your SF thrillers diamond-hard and visionary? Who doesn’t.Crashing Heaven is utterly unputdownable! Earth is abandoned, and humanity resides on Station, an industrialised asteroid run by the sentient corporations of the Pantheon. Under their leadership a war has been raging against the Totality – ex-Pantheon AIs gone rogue. With the war over, Jack Forster and his sidekick Hugo Fist, a virtual ventriloquist’s dummy tied to Jack’s mind and created to destroy the Totality, have returned home. . .
Meet Hugo Fist in the stunning first chapter of Crashing Heaven and request one of the 20 review copies we have to giveaway.
Who we think will love this book: Fans of literary SF, SF, post-apocalpytic fiction, satire and hard-hitting political novels.
Why we think you’ll love this book: Already a bestseller in Russia, this book will captivate you from the first page.
Damilola Karpov is a pilot. Living in Byzantium, a huge sky city floating above the land of Urkaine, he makes his living as a drone pilot who records the events unfolding in Urkaine or, with the weapons aboard his drone, by making a newsworthy event happen for his employers: ‘Big Byz Media’. His recordings are known as S.N.U.F.F.: Special Newsreel/Universal Feature Film.S.N.U.F.F. is a daring post-apocalyptic novel, exploring the conflict between the nation of Urkaine, its causes and its relationship with the city ‘Big Byz’ above.
Who we think will love this book: Fans of SF and Fantasy and of Michael Moorcock.
Why we think you’ll love this book: This is Michael Moorcock’s first novel in nearly a decade. This calls for a happy dance!
The grand master of fantasy returns to London and the fantastical for his first independent novel in almost ten years! Michael Moorcock – the most influential figure in modern fantasy and science fiction – is back. London just after the war, is a city desperately trying to get back on its feet. And one young boy, Michael Moorcock, is about to discover a world of magic and wonder. Between his first tentative approaches to adulthood – a job on Fleet Street, the first stirrings of his interest in writing – and a chance encounter with a mysterious Carmelite Friar, we see a version of Moorcock’s life that mixes elements of his real life with his adventures in a parallel London peopled with highwaywomen, musketeers and magicians.