Headline is hugely saddened by the death of Andrea Levy, the greatly respected author of SMALL ISLAND and THE LONG SONG on 14 February 2019. She had been ill for some time. When Andrea Levy began to write fiction, living in London in her thirties where she enrolled on a CityLit Creative Writing course, she […]Read More
Exciting news for Andrea Levy fans!
Andrea Levy’s THE LONG SONG, set on a sugar plantation in Jamaica in the dying days of slavery, is being adapted by Heyday Television, in a joint venture with NBC Universal International Studios, as a three-part drama for BBC One. Published in 2010, THE LONG SONG was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize, and won […]Read More
The Story Keeper
First the land was taken, then the stories, then the girls… The Bookseller recently noted the rise in ghost and spooky stories hitting the shops. Laura Purcell’s THE SILENT COMPANIONS (Bloomsbury) is one. Happily, we can celebrate our very own Anna Mazzola, never one to shirk from darker corners in her fiction, on the publication of her amazing second […]Read More
Remembering Kate Wilhelm
“Unlike many of her colleagues, she straddled genres, between futuristic fantasies and enigmatic mystery novels.” The SF Gateway team is sorry to hear that Kate Wilhelm has passed away. Ms. Wilhelm was an author of many crime and SF novels, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, a Gateway author, with a title in the […]Read More
Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin
News of the death, at 88, of Ursula Le Guin, has been extensively reported in the media today. She had been in poor health for a while. Ursula joined the Gollancz list in 1971, and has been with us ever since, making her our longest serving author by some distance, and we are proud to […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Samuel R. Delany
Samuel Ray ‘Chip’ Delany, Jr was born in Harlem in 1942, and published his first novel at the age of just 20. As author, critic and academic, his influence on the modern genre has been profound and he remains one of science fiction’s most important and discussed writers. He has won the Hugo Award twice […]Read More
Brian W Aldiss: an Appreciation by Malcolm Edwards
I first met Brian Aldiss in 1969, when I was still an undergraduate. He’d come to give a talk at my university. I was travelling down to London the next day, and spotted him on the station platform. After the talk he had gone off to stay with Kingsley Amis, and a long evening ensued. […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Lucius Shepard
Lucius Taylor Shepard was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1947. He travelled extensively in his youth, and has held a wide assortment of occupations in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America, including rock musician and night club bouncer. He attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in 1980 and made his first commercial sale […]Read More
Happy Birthday to Rachel Pollack!
Today, Gateway wishes a very happy to birthday to SF writer, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot, Rachel Pollack, born in Brooklyn in 1945. Highly regarded for her influence on the women’s spirituality movement and on women’s SF, Rachel Pollack is probably best-known to SF fans for her novel Unquenchable Fire, which won […]Read More
On This Day: Hugo Gernsback
On this day in 1884, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction, Hugo Gernsback, was born. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, which later became the term we know and love; he appended ‘PhD’ to the end of a […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Christopher Evans
Born in Wales in 1951, Christopher Evans won the BSFA award in 1993 for his novel Aztec Century. In the 1980’s, he co-edited three Other Edens anthologies with Robert Holdstock, and as well as the science fiction published under his own name, he is the author of a number of well received books for younger […]Read More
Happy Birthday to Phillip Mann!
We’s like to wish a Happy Birthday to the very talented Phillip Mann, who turns 75 today! Probably best known for his Land Fit for Heroes sequence, Phillip fell silent in the mid-90s, not publishing any new SF until 2013 when <ahem> Gollancz published his critically acclaimed The Disestablishment of Paradise, which was shortlisted for […]Read More