It was founded in 1927 by Victor Gollancz (1893–1967) and specialized in the publication of high quality literature, nonfiction, and popular fiction, including science fiction. Upon Gollancz's death in 1967, ownership passed to his daughter, who sold it to Houghton Mifflin in 1989. Three years later, in October, 1992, Houghton Mifflin sold Gollancz to the publishing house Cassell & Co. In December, 1998, the Orion Publishing Group acquired Cassell & Co and turned Gollancz into its SF/fantasy imprint.
The distinctive yellow book jackets were an indication of SF on the library shelves for decades.
|This is a publisher page, referring to science fiction book and prozine publishers.|