The Info List - Victor Gollancz Ltd

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VICTOR GOLLANCZ LTD (/ˈvɪktər ɡəˈlæns, -ˈlænts/ ) was a major British book publishing house of the twentieth century. It was founded in 1927 by Victor Gollancz and specialised in the publication of high quality literature, nonfiction and popular fiction, including crime, detective, mystery, thriller and science fiction. Upon Gollancz's death in 1967, ownership passed to his daughter, Livia, who sold it to Houghton Mifflin in 1989. Three years later, in October 1992, Houghton Mifflin sold Gollancz to the publishing house Cassell the result was The Road to Wigan Pier
The Road to Wigan Pier
. His break with Orwell came when he declined to publish Orwell's account of the Spanish Civil War, Homage to Catalonia , the pair having drifted apart on political grounds. He did publish The Red Army Moves by Geoffrey Cox on the Winter War
Winter War
, which was critical of the Soviet attack on Finland, but also foresaw that the Red Army would defeat the Germans. He also published works by German exiles, such as Hilde Meisel .

Gollancz was the original publisher of a number of authors and their books including:

* George Orwell
George Orwell
with Down and Out in Paris and London in 1933 * Alfred Ayer with Language, Truth and Logic in 1936 * A. J. Cronin with The Citadel in 1937 * Daphne du Maurier with Rebecca in 1938 * Kingsley Amis with Lucky Jim
Lucky Jim
in 1953 * Colin Wilson with The Outsider in 1956 * E. P. Thompson
E. P. Thompson
with The Making of the English Working Class in 1963 * Anthony Price with The Labyrinth Makers in 1971.

Many of Gollancz's books were published in one of their familiar house dust jackets, of which the most famous was bright yellow, with the title and author rendered in a vibrant, bold typography.


In 1998 Gollancz was developed into a science fiction and fantasy imprint GOLLANCZ SCIENCE FICTION after it was acquired by Orion Publishing Group . Gollancz then proceeded to manage the SF Masterworks series, previously overseen by Orion sister-imprint Millennium. Gollancz has published award-winning and award-nominated books by, among others:

* Joe Abercrombie * J.G. Ballard
J.G. Ballard
(later works) * Stephen Baxter * Greg Bear
Greg Bear
* Jonathan Carroll * Mark Chadbourn * Arthur C. Clarke
Arthur C. Clarke
* Michael Coney * Robert Cormier * Peter Delacorte * Thomas Disch
Thomas Disch
* Stephen R. Donaldson * Christopher Evans * Jaine Fenn * Maggie Furey * Mary Gentle * William Gibson * Jon Grimwood * Michael Harrison * Joe Hill * Robert Holdstock * Stephen Hunt * Gwyneth Jones * Graham Joyce * Roger Levy * James Lovegrove * Scott Lynch * Paul McAuley * Ian McDonald * George R. R. Martin
George R. R. Martin
* Richard Morgan * Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett
* Christopher Priest * Robert V.S. Redick * Alastair Reynolds * Keith Roberts * Adam Roberts * Patrick Rothfuss * Geoff Ryman
Geoff Ryman
* Robert J. Sawyer * Robert Shaw * Dan Simmons * Alison Sinclair * John Sladek * Bruce Sterling * Ian Watson * Gene Wolfe


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In 2005 Gollancz set up a manga publishing arm, GOLLANCZ MANGA, which published UK editions of various Viz Media properties. As of 2014, Gollancz no longer publish manga and Viz Media have re-released the publisher's series.

The following titles have been published:

Case Closed volumes 1–15

Dragon Ball volumes 1–16

Dragon Ball Z volumes 1–4

Fushigi Yūgi volumes 1–17

Flame of Recca volumes 1–10

Maison Ikkoku volumes 1–15

One Piece volumes 1–12

Rurouni Kenshin
Rurouni Kenshin
volumes 1–16

volumes 1–7

Duelist volumes 1–15


In 2011, Gollancz launched the SF Gateway website, an online library that features out-of-print science fiction books republished as e-books . Gollancz aims to make 5,000 or more books available by 2014 and the website will be integrated with the online Encyclopedia of Science Fiction .


In terms of the number of published works that have been nominated for major awards, Gollancz ranks as one of the field's top publishers of science fiction, fantasy and horror fiction.


* Left Book Club * Common Sense political series


* ^ "Worlds Without End Science Fiction and Fantasy
publishers". Worlds Without End. Retrieved February 23, 2017.

* ^ https://www.hachette.com.au/Information/CompanyHistory.page * ^ Neill, Graeme (20 July 2011). "Gollancz opens sci-fi Gateway to e-books". The Bookseller . Retrieved 6 April 2012. * ^ "Top SF/F/H Publishers". Worlds Without End. Retrieved October 2015. Check date values in: access-date= (help )


* Edwards, Ruth Dudley. Victor Gollancz: A Biography. London: V. Gollancz, 1987. ISBN 0-575-03175-1 . * Hodges, Sheila. Gollancz: The Story of a Publishing House, 1928–1978. London: V. Gollancz, 1978. ISBN 0-575-02447-X . * Williams, Richard and Ralph Spurrier. Gollancz Crime Fiction 1928-1988: A Checklist of the First Editions, with a Guide to their Values. Scunthorpe: Dragonby Press, 1989. ISBN 187112204X .


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