How hannu rajaniemi turned a single chapter into a threebook. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books youve read. Im thrilled to be writing longform sf again, bear told me when i reached out to her to find out more about the novels. Gollancz 50th gollancz bringing you news from our world to. The lies of locke lamora, my first novel, was bought by simon spanton at orion books in august, 2004 and published in june, 2006.
Spanton leaves orion after 19 years the bookseller. Jun, 2008 in other news, the evil gollancz hype machine, running as it does on the skulls of stolen orphan children and lubricated by the blood of harmless virgins by that undead archhypesorcerer simon of spanton, manifestation of corporate strangulation of all that is good and righteous upon the unsullied, unicorninfested, emerald fields of the. Its probably though it hurts us to admit it not perfect but. A special message from simon spanton, deputy publishing director, gollancz were proud of our list. Oct 10, 2008 hannus debut novel presently untitled plus two further books were preempted by simon spanton of gollancz for a high fivefigure sum, on the basis of one chapter. Scotts first novel titled, the lies of locke lamora was published in the year 2006 by the gollancz imprint in the uk and by the bantam imprint in the us. Jan 04, 20 spanton bought world rights, including audio and film, in two books for a good fivefigure sum via benns manager, ian wilson. Gollancz has acquired two sweeping science fantasy novels by philip k dick awardwinning author simon morden. New book depicts paul simon as a total jerk page six.
Flowers for algernons sad, sweet genius books the guardian. Then, of course, to all those whove helped make, publish, publicise, translate and above all sell my books wherever they may be around the world. Orion said spanton was leaving the publisher after 19 years by mutual agreement. Spanton was promoted to the position of associate publisher at the scifi and fantasy imprint in may 20, tasked with responsibility for innovative acquisitions and gollancz s social media. There is a lot of wordy and somewhat pointless exposition and it definitely gets quite repetitive at points e. Jacob weisman is the founding editor and publisher of tachyon publications, an independent specialty press. Rachel winterbottom senior editor orion publishing. His debut novel, the quantum thief, plus two further books were acquired for world rights preemptively by simon spanton of gollancz for a high fivefigure sum in pounds sterling, on the basis of one chapter. November 20, which is to say today, is associate publisher simon spantons last at gollancz. The stewardship of the project by malcolm edwards and simon spanton of oriongollancz is greatly appreciated. Fantasy masterworks project gutenberg selfpublishing. Scott lynch is an american fantasy author, best known for his gentleman bastard series of novels. Today, simon, associate publisher at gollancz, shares his memories with us. Bodyguard of lightning, legion of thunder and warriors of the tempest.
Book of the month, dystopian fiction, sf, simon ings, wolves. Behind the sofa with simon spanton gollancz bringing. In that time he published authors such as ben aaronovitch, peter f. Simon ings gollancz bringing you news from our world. When the monster suddenly starts to chase simon and his friends, simon and his friends must try to escape their foe. But when i was a kid it was along with crackerjack and blue peter part of the structure of your week.
You may think you know the sort of world this is you are almost certainly wrong. Fantasy author scott lynch shows hes a gentleman, not a. Simon spanton, uk, coeditorial director of orion gollancz, uk. On 5 april last year i reported that simon spanton, an editor at uk oriongollancz, had read the early pages of a novel on the blog of one scott lynch, and had promptly signed him to a multibook contract blogger hits bigtime.
Bigger than life heroes and villains, over the top action, humor deathstalker and the rest of the books have it all. Mark stay, writer and copresenter of the bestseller experiment podcast. Simon sinek teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people from members of congress to foreign ambassadors, businesses, hollywood, and the pentagon. Adam roberts, gollancz awards, science fiction, simon ings. Of course, this book has a surprise ending, which i will not reveal until you read it yourself.
Jul 15, 2011 quick as that, our man in gollancz that is to say deputy publishing director simon spanton got back to me to allay whatever concerns i may have had about how the relationship between the encyclopedia and sf gateway might jeopardise the form andor content of either endeavour, or both. Simon spanton has been a publisher of science fiction and fantasy, as well as mainstream fiction, for 25 years, the last 19 years of which has been as associate publisher at the prestigious publisher, gollancz. Sinek has the third most watched ted talk of all time. Join a myriad of mischievous characters in the bush, the rainforest, the desert and the oceans of australia, in these beautifully illustrated adventures. Catriona sparks born 1965, australia, founding editor of agog. Gollancz, our publisher, made this edition possible. It was purchased by simon spanton of the orion books in the year 2004. It has a companion series in the sf masterworks line. John jarrold has concluded a threebook world rights deal with simon spanton of gollancz, for a ya fantasy series by novelist stephen deas, for a good, fivefigure sum in pounds sterling.
I received this chapter from hannu by email in the morning and loved it, mentioned it to simon when we were talking about other matters, and three hours later i had a very. Deb taber is the senior book editor of the apex book company, an independent specialty press. Joyce writes about the world of myth and magic through very adult eyes indeed, and his fairy world we are repeatedly told that the denizens of that world get very angry indeed at being referred to as fairies are sometimes akin to angelic. And god would often boast about this man, who worshipped him with all his heart. Simon spanton, gollancz associate publisher, acquired world rights, including audio, to two novels by elizabeth bear from jennifer jackson at the donald maass agency.
John jarrold literary agent and script doctor part 59. Mar 24, 2014 simon spanton, gollancz associate publisher, acquired world rights, including audio, to two novels by elizabeth bear from jennifer jackson at the donald maass agency for a high five figure dollar advance. Rachel winterbottom senior editor orion publishing group. Simon spanton editorial director orion publishing group. Simon ings latest sf novel the smoke is about love, loss and loneliness in the capital city. Mar 21, 2014 gollancz announced today that they have acquired a twovolume space opera from awardwinning author and a dribble of inkfavourite elizabeth bear. Jun 21, 2012 graham joyces some kind of fairy tale is a gentler, sadder story for adults than the tooth fairy. Orcs 2004 is a series of books written by stan nicholls. The first book, ancestral night, will be published in late 2016. The books focus on the conflicts between a group of orcs and humans, but through the unconventional view of the orcs.
I received this chapter from hannu by email in the morning and loved it, mentioned it to simon when we were talking about other matters, and three hours. See the complete profile on linkedin and discover simons connections and jobs at similar companies. According to his website, he had a variety of jobs including dishwasher, busboy, waiter, web designer, office manager, prep cook, and freelance writer. Firstly a big thanks to gillian redfearn, my editor, and also thanks to simon spanton, jon weir and the rest of the gollancz posse for all their hard work, and invariably, their drinking companionship. Posts about crowdfunding written by markstaywrites. Darren nash, while at little brownorbit books, provided valuable support in the early years of this project. We already know the new year will bring with it books by both scott lynch and joe abercrombie, not to mention any number of novels by the. It was the first time i was really asked to think about an alien environment and.
In this vision of the future from six of the biggest names in science fiction and. Paul, minnesota on april 2, 1978, the first of three brothers. View rachel winterbottoms profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. In dark service is our book of the month and gollancz geeks title for may so. It isnt gilding the lily in the least to say that his departure. Gollancz geeks gollancz bringing you news from our.
Simon spanton is the editorial director at oriongollancz books in the united kingdom. Nov 20, 2015 simon spanton, associate publisher at gollancz, is leaving orion today 20th november. Crime meets fantasy john hornor jacobss the incorruptibles, published on 14 august, is a gritty fantasy with a contemporary hardboiled feel and a pair of roguish mercenaries. It prompted him to take an old idea out of a drawer, which became the first written chapter of the quantum thief, which jarrold presented to publisher simon spanton of gollancz as the basis of. To all the lovely and talented folks at my uk publisher, gollancz, and their parent orion, particularly simon spanton, sophie calder, jen mcmenemy, mark stay and jon wood. Note that the long form editors listed below may, or may not, be eligible that is, have 4 qualifying works published in 2019. But then i think if you have any relationship with doctor who its liable to be an odd one. He resides in western wisconsin in the city of new richmond. The top 10 books will then be reissued in the classic 1960s gollancz yellow jacket livery and given. This book would not be quite as magical without the illustrations and i am so proud to have the talented les edwards drawings gracing the page. Awesome series from the prequels individually or in the combined compendium twilight of the empire to the deathstalker cycle through the trilogy that wraps it all up. The individual books are not selfcontained stories, and several of the plot and characters they set out, dont even get a lookin in this book, though presumably they do in future ones. Simon spanton may not be a household name to readers in the us. Gollancz specialises in science fiction and fantasy, so if youre looking for crime with a twist then there are some intriguing authors to discover at this festival.
The trilogy, first printed in the united kingdom by victor gollancz ltd, has become international. Abercrombie, i wasnt sure if id be able to come up with any questions since joe has already been interviewed so thoroughly by pats fantasy hotlist, a. Gollancz has acquired a trilogy by dan abnett, who has previously written computer games and comics as well as novels. Anne sowards, usa, acquisitions editor, roc books and ace books. Sf gateway gollancz bringing you news from our world to yours. View simon spantons profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Weve got 10 books guaranteed to make their christmas. Gollancz geeks gollancz bringing you news from our world to. Jun 02, 2006 hannus debut novel presently untitled plus two further books were preempted by simon spanton of gollancz for a high fivefigure sum in pounds sterling, on the basis of one chapter. Whether youve loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. Simon spanton, associate publisher at gollancz, is leaving the orion publishing group on 20th november 2015 by mutual agreement. We end with some thoughts from gollancz associate publisher simon spanton. Now, there was a righteous hebrew in the land of uz named job. Many thanks to my agent, the late, great ralph vicinanza.
Books of the month, gollancz geeks, prize winners, science fiction, simon ings. World rights in the quantum thief, plus two further books, were acquired preemptively by simon spanton of gollancz who published in september 2010 from agent john jarrold for a high fivefigure sum in pounds sterling, on the basis of one chapter. Gollancz has acquired two sweeping science fantasy novels by philip k. Poison sarah pinborough page 12 read online free books. As you can imagine, certain members of the gollancz team are very excitable about the 50th anniversary celebrations for doctor who, not least because weve published a book about it.
The years best science fiction 16th annual collection. Millennium imprint in a wide role encompassing fiction, sports books. The editor of at least four 4 novellength works primarily devoted to science fiction and or fantasy published in the previous calendar year that do not qualify as works under 3. Its one of those books which feels destined to have been written, somehow the idea behind it is just so perfect, so horribly. Lou stathis 19521997, editor of heavy metal magazine and of dc comics vertigo line. Behind the sofa with simon spanton by aashfaria anwar related categories. Fantasy masterworks is a series of paperbacks intended to comprise some of the greatest, most original, and most influential fantasy ever written, and claimed by its publisher millennium an imprint of victor gollancz to be the books which, along with tolkien, peake and others, shaped modern fantasy.
Simon spanton associate publisher, gollancz at orion publishing group. Jun 18, 2014 flowers for algernon is, as grimwood puts it, eerily perfect. But, as gollancz honcho simon spanton points out, these arent dry there is a world here, theres a history, theres bloody battles told from three very different and competing perspectives and there is. Simon spanton, associate publisher at gollancz, is leaving orion today. The lies of locke lamora, my first novel, was bought by simon spanton at orion books in august, 2004. This week simon spanton looks back at the masterpiece that is mythago wood. Gollancz home page simon spanton may not be a household name to readers in the us, but as editorial director of gollancz, the powerhouse of uk sf and fantasy publishing, he has a tremendous impact on readers across the globe. Prior to that i had just about every job you usually see in this s i was born in st. Gollancz signsup space opera from multiawardwinning author. View anne finnis profile on linkedin, the worlds largest professional community. Prior to that i had just about every job you usually see in this sort of author bio dishwasher, busboy, waiter, web designer, office manager, prep cook, and freelance writer.
Behind the sofa with simon spanton gollancz bringing you. Our authors and the team share their breakfasts see more ideas about breakfast, food and mashed potato pancakes. Personal questions to john jarrold page 60 science. Then, on 10 november, we heard that the lynch book, entitled the lies of locke lamora, had not only sold to orion, but that orion had sold the rights. Rights have also been sold in the usa, germany, spain and finland. Anne finnis deputy editorial director, fiction usborne. This is one of the few books where both the main characters have a happy ending instead of one of the characters have a happy ending. The first novel, with a working title terra, will be published in. Simon spanton editorial director orion publishing group linkedin. Spanton bought world rights, including audio and film, in two books for a good fivefigure sum via benns manager, ian wilson. Welcome to simonbooks our books are all about fun, friendship, and discovery. Associate publisher, gollancz at orion publishing group.
The novel will be published in the uk in september 2010. His first novel, the lies of locke lamora, was purchased by simon spanton of orion. Fantasy masterworks is a series of british paperbacks intended to comprise some of the greatest, most original, and most influential fantasy ever written, and claimed by its publisher millennium an imprint of victor gollancz to be the books which, along with tolkien, peake and others, shaped modern fantasy. He is the author of several books on leadership, including leaders. I first encountered fred pohl when i was eighteen or so and read jem.705 739 127 1555 1352 618 1108 922 242 441 437 767 32 1479 1548 1392 241 497 1109 1554 294 958 523 848 35 388 1457 1246 315 1216 697 244 882 125 568 227 824 486 397 1110 1479 482 1374