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Editors’ Choice: Cowboy Angels by Paul McAuley

  This week’s SF Gateway Editors’ Choice comes, controversially, from the 21st century: Cowboy Angels by the Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winning author Paul McAuley.   It is 1984 in the United States of America. Not our version of America, but an America that calls itself the Real, […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Harry Harrison

  Science Fiction lost one if its greats towards the end of the Summer of 2012, when Harry Harrison passed away.  A list of his achievements would take almost a book in itself, but suffice it to say that few authors have a greatest hits to rival Harry’s: Deathworld, Bill, the Galactic Hero, the Eden […]

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Death Watch: The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe

This week saw the release of Bertrand Tavernier’s Death Watch on DVD and Blu-Ray. Death Watch is, course, based on D G Compton’s acclaimed novel The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe, and to mark the occasion, the author dropped us a line telling us about an article he’s written on Scottish cinema site Reel Scotland, reminiscing about […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Forever War

Joe Haldeman’s The Forever War won the Hugo and Nebula Awards when it was first published – and deservedly so. Greatly influenced by the author’s time in Vietnam, it is in many ways a scathing indictment of the military-industrial complex and a riposte to that other great work of military SF, Robert A. Heinlein’s Starship […]

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On This Day . . .

Once more, thanks are due to our friends at the excellent Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, for it is thanks to their wonderful On This Day function that we can relate an amazing coincidence for 6th November. It was on this day, in that noted author, editor and critic – and mainstay of the Golden Age […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Pamela Sargent

  November’s first Author of the Week is the multi-talented, Pamela Sargent. An important voice in feminist SF, Pamela Sargent came to prominence as an editor with the ‘Women of Wonder’ SF anthologies, beginning in the mid-seventies, and she has continued to edit works of genre interest. An award-winning short fiction and novel writer, her […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections

SF Gateway is delighted to announce a new regular feature by one of the all-time greats of science fiction: a multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster of whom Isaac Asimov once said ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’. Of course, it’s the great Robert Silverberg, with the first of what will be an ongoing series […]

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A Gateway Hollowe’en Read

Oooooh . . . Hallowe’en . . . A time for vampires and werewolves and ghosts and monsters . . . oooooh . . . Except, not really. I mean, not if you want to actually be scared.  The classic monster – Victor Frankenstein’s creation – has pretty much lost all power to frighten; it’s […]

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Michael Moorcock eBook Launch Schedule

As promised in yesterday’s post, here is the launch schedule as it currently stands (warning: as with any publisher’s forward programme, this is subject to change!) for the first release of SF Gateway eBook editions of The Michael Moorcock Collection: Behold The Man Gloriana; or, the Unfulfill’d Queen The Chinese Agent The Russian Intelligence The Distant […]

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Michael Moorcock is Coming to Gateway!

A little while ago, the following press release was . . . er . . . released: Gollancz announces major new Michael Moorcock publishing project Gollancz has announced a major two-year publishing project to release the entire science fiction and fantasy back catalogue of Michael Moorcock in both print and eBook editions, as well as […]

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SF Gateway Friday Limerick II

Back by popular demand!  Well . . . all right . . . back because we’re bored and needed something to kill time on a Friday . . . the return of the SF Gateway Friday Limerick!   Let’s hear it for Arthur C. Clarke Who authored ‘A Walk in the Dark’ It’s hard for […]

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Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter

President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, an asteroid shows up in Earth orbit. Humanity is locked in a continuing Cold War between US and USSR, and […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Tim Powers

This week’s celebrated author is the extraordinary Tim Powers. Tim Powers is the winner of two World Fantasy Awards, two Philip K. Dick Awards, an International Horror Guild Award and a Mythopoeic Award, among many other wins and nominations. Many would consider writing The Anubis Gates to be sufficient cause for celebration in and of […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Pat Cadigan

  Our Author of the Week this week is the wonderful Pat Cadigan.   Pat has twice won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 1992 for Synners, which has recently been republished in Gollancz‘s SF Masterworks list, and then again in 1995 for Fools.  She has also been shortlisted multiple times for the Hugo, Nebula, […]

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Joe Abercrombie on Fritz Leiber

So, you may have noticed a certain amount of Joe Abercrombie-ish activity over at our sister imprint, Gollancz. Quite understandable given that Joe’s destined-to-be-bestselling new novel, Red Country is published tomorrow.  But while our colleagues are proclaiming (quite rightly) the muscular virtues of his new book, we thought we’d take a moment to remind people […]

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