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Hodderscape is where Hodder & Stoughton’s science fiction, fantasy and horror lovers hang out and shout about our books, as well as a few other things. We’re a place for fans of superheroes, vampires, sandworms, cats dressed as Pikachu and that feeling you get when you hear the Buffy The Vampire Slayer theme song.

On our site you’ll find news about our books, competitions, exclusive pieces by our authors and lots of geeking out.

  • POSTED ON: December 15, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Book Covers

  • POSTED ON: December 13, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Fantasy

    Books, Fun Stuff

    5 Urban Fantasy novels set in London

    By Sam Bradbury

    5 Urban Fantasy novels set in London

    As the saying goes, ‘a bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else’. When I moved to London 3 years ago, I found this to be pretty accurate (I’m sorry Northern England, I still love you, I promise! Side note: are there any Urban Fantasy books set above the Watford gap?) and, in my opinion, the only thing that could improve it is the addition of magic, monsters and frequent animal sidekicks.

     

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  • POSTED ON: December 8, 2017
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  • POSTED ON: November 30, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Leife Shallcross

    Books

    Where I Write: Leife Shallcross

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    By Leife Shallcross

    Where I Write: Leife Shallcross

    When it comes to finding the perfect writing space, there are a few things on my wishlist:

    1) Access to endless cups of tea (and also good coffee, for extra points
    2) Access to the stuff I’m using for research
    3) Inspiration to keep me focussed
    4) A door to close to minimise distractions for the perennially distractable

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  • POSTED ON: November 16, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books, Fun Stuff, News
    TAGS: Book Extract, Paul Crilley

    Books, Fun Stuff, News

    Clockwork City Extract Reveal!

    By Sam Bradbury

    Clockwork City Extract Reveal!

    Next month, Gideon Tau and his foul-mouth alcoholic sidekick, Dog, return for another adventure in Clockwork City. Sequel to Poison City, Clockwork City sees them having to contend with Fae gangs fighting for territory, the murder-suicide of two Delphic agents and the seven deadly sins.

    Oh, and did I mention they also have to run a heist to break into the most secure bank in Faerie? Because that’s on the agenda too. And if they fail? An ancient horned god will destroy London.

    Just a typical day’s work, right?

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  • POSTED ON: November 14, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books, News
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    Books, News

    New Acquisition: A Forgery of Magic by Maya Motayne

    By Sam Bradbury

    New Acquisition: A Forgery of Magic by Maya Motayne

    To Finnian Voy, magic is two things. The first: a knife to hold under the chin of anyone who crosses her. The second: a disguise she shrugs on as easily as others pull on cloaks.

    It’s November, which in the publishing world means two things – firstly, Fleur is sad that Halloween is over, and secondly, book deals are flying all over the place. The weather outside might be chilly (does it get this cold every year?!) but that doesn’t mean everything has to be grim, so help us bring some sunshine by welcoming the newest member of the Hodderscape family – Maya Motayne!

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  • POSTED ON: November 1, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Craft Corner, Fun Stuff
    TAGS: Leife Shallcross

    Craft Corner, Fun Stuff

    Three Australian artists creating fairytale artwork that’ll take your breath away

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    By Leife Shallcross

    Three Australian artists creating fairytale artwork that’ll take your breath away

    I have this idea that writing fairy tales is a little bit like doing a colouring-in stencil. These old, old tales supply the outlines, but it’s up to me to imagine the details and add the colours. I think this is why I love silhouette illustrations so much. They leave so much unstated and offer the viewer such a delicious opportunity to exercise their own imagination.

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  • POSTED ON: October 23, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Halloween, Horror

    Books

    The books we’re reading this Halloween

    By Hodderscape Team

    The books we’re reading this Halloween

    Eyeless women, horrifying rituals and Jack the Ripper: the Hodderscape team have our Halloween reading list sorted. Now all we need is candlelight, an atmospheric storm and a few bumps in the night when we’re home alone.

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  • POSTED ON: October 12, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books, News
    TAGS: Extract, becky chambers

  • POSTED ON: October 9, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books, News
    TAGS: Book Covers, Rachel Heng

    Books, News

    Cover Reveal: Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

    By Melissa Cox

    Cover Reveal: Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

    If I am loving a submission then I immediately start thinking about how to pull together a vision for a pitch for it – especially when a hot book like Suicide Club comes in. We won over Rachel, the author, with our pitch document that featured a version of the coffin-heart motif and some neon-inspired type, and I felt like that was a good starting point for thinking about the cover.

     

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  • POSTED ON: September 29, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Book Covers, Leife Shallcross

    Books

    Cover Reveal: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

    By Thorne Ryan

    Cover Reveal: The Beast’s Heart by Leife Shallcross

    When we first saw the overwhelmingly beautiful proof cover for The Beast’s Heart, we knew we’d have a job ahead of us to make sure the final cover held its own in comparison. But I’m delighted to report that we *think* we might have succeeded!

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  • POSTED ON: September 14, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Pierce Brown

    Books

    Iron Gold Blurb Reveal!

    By Hodderscape Team

    Iron Gold Blurb Reveal!

    Red Rising broke you. Golden Son left you for dead. Morning Star trampled on your still warm corpse. What ever could Pierce Brown have in store for you in Iron Gold? 

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  • POSTED ON: September 1, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books, Friday Favourites
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  • POSTED ON: August 31, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Leife Shallcross

    Books

    Seven magical words

    By Leife Shallcross

    Seven magical words

    I am an inveterate word nerd. I hoard beautiful words like precious gems, dipping into my collection every now and then for inspiration. Here are a few of my favourite fairy-tale-themed words.

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  • POSTED ON: August 24, 2017
    FILED UNDER: Books
    TAGS: Pierce Brown

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