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
Gollancz was the original publisher of a number of authors and their books including:
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.
TRANSITION TO SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY GENRES
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:
EXPANSION INTO MANGA
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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
SF GATEWAY WEBSITE
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
* ^ 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 .