Tag Archives: Robert Holdstock

From the Archives: Joe Abercrombie on Fritz Leiber

So, you may have noticed a certain amount of Joe Abercrombie-ish activity over at our sister imprint, Gollancz. Quite understandable given that Joe’s destined-to-be-bestselling new novel, Red Country is published tomorrow (original post 17/10/2012). But while our colleagues are proclaiming … Continue reading

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Remembering Robert Holdstock

It is that sad day once again, when we remember one of our great friends who is no longer with us.  Hard to believe it’s seven years since Robert Holdstock made his last, final journey into the Wildwood. We still … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Robert Holdstock

In a kinder, gentler world, Robert Holdstock would have been turning 68 today.  No doubt roast or barbecued lamb would have been on the menu, with an accompanying glass of red, or perhaps a fine ale. The cricket commentary might … Continue reading

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New Title: The Shadow of the Wolf

World Fantasy Award-winner Robert Holdstock is best known for his mastery of the wildwood – as exemplified in the Ryhope Wood sequence: Mythago Wood and its follow-ups – and his extraordinary merging of Greek and Arthurian mythologies, in The Merlin … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: The Iron Grail

Long before King Arthur is born to rule England, the enchanter Merlin is caught up in a tangled web of magic andmayhem, treachery, truth and heady enchantment.     Seven centuries have passed since Merlin journeyed with Jason and his … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: Lavondyss

Our current Masterworks Spotlight is the haunting sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Mythago Wood. At the heart of the wildwood lies a place of mystery and legend, from which few return and none emerged unchanged: Lavondyss . . . … Continue reading

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Publication Day: Lavondyss

It wasn’t intended as this week’s theme, but today’s post is the third in a row involving a much-loved author who was taken far too soon. We’ve written many times about how well-loved and admired Robert Holdstock is at Gollancz … Continue reading

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Gollancz Editors’ Favourite Masterworks: Gillian

As noted yesterday, we’re doing our best to help you choose the best in classic SF or Fantasy to give your loved ones, this Christmas. Today, it’s the turn of Gollancz’s publishing director, Gillian Redfearn whose choice is a book … Continue reading

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Robert Holdstock’s Merlin Codex

Much has been written about Robert Holdstock’s Mythago Wood and its importance to, and influence upon, modern fantasy (which will come as no surprise to regular readers of this blog!). Rightly so, as it is a genuine modern classic, but … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: Mythago Wood

Continuing our celebration of the works of Robert Holdstock, we’re delighted to re-present Mark Charan Newton‘s SFX Book Club article on Mythago Wood. Many thanks to Mark and, as ever, to our friends at SFX . . .   The … Continue reading

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