Congratulations to M. John Harrison, whose new novel The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again has been shortlisted for the Goldsmith’s prize.

Goldsmith’s prize shortlist, 2020:

Mr Beethoven by Paul Griffiths (Henningham Family Press)
A Lover’s Discourse by Xiaolu Guo (Chatto & Windus)
The Sunken Land Begins to Rise Again by M John Harrison (Gollancz)
Meanwhile in Dopamine City by DBC Pierre (Faber)
The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey (Peepal Tree Press)
Bina by Anakana Schofield (Fleet)



LeVar Burton Reads

Don’t miss LeVar Burton reading Adrian Tchaikovsky‘s new short story: Low Energy Economy. You can listen to it here, from Tues 6th Oct.



Scribe Award 2020 winners announced

Congratulations to Pat Cadigan, whose movie tie-in, Alita: Battle Angel, has won the 2020 Scribe Award for best adapted novel.




Editorial Director Bella Pagan has acquired world rights for SHARDS OF EARTH and its two sequels from Simon Kavanagh of the Mic Cheetham Agency. The books will be published under the Tor imprint in the UK. Orbit will publish the trilogy in the United States and the books were bought by senior editor Brit E. B. Hvide.

Adrian Tchaikovsky says of the deal:  ‘I am absolutely delighted to launch this new space opera. I had a blast writing the first volume and I’m looking forward to everywhere the series is going to go.’

Bella Pagan commented, ‘Adrian is at the top of his game when it comes telling an incredible story. And this new book will wow his readers. It has all the amazing plotting, wonderful characters and big ideas that we’ve come to love from his work.’

SHARDS OF EARTH will be published in spring 2021. Tchaikovsky’s next book is THE DOORS OF EDEN, publishing on 20th August this year.



Congratulations to Adrian Tchaikovsky, whose book, Children of Ruin, has scooped this year’s BSFA best novel award.


A human outpost lying derelict in space, the scout ship that discovers it, and a planet best left unexplored… 

The award winning sequel to Children of Time.

Available from Pan Macmillan.



Filled with drama and battle, tragedy and romance, Sharon Penman’s The Land Beyond the Sea tells the epic tale of a clash of cultures during the 12th century.

Available now from Pan Macmillan

“Penman has created a saga of epic proportions. She has given us insight into the inner workings of the minds of the great men and women of the time.”

-Historical Novel Society 

“Sharon Kay Penman is the strongest historical novelist working the medieval period at present”

-George RR Martin