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Readers’ Choice

Readers Choice Winner for January

And now . . . the end is near . . . and so we face . . . the final curtain . . . What’s that? We suffer from an overdeveloped sense of melodrama? Rubbish. What possible evidence do you have to support that?  What? Oh. Right. Well. When you look at it that […]

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Hellos and Goodbyes

A couple of changes are coming up for the SF Gateway website from next month: one presaged last year and one a response to circumstances. So, as noted when the Xmas Sale started last year, it’s ‘hello again’ to the Author of the Month slot, which will continue much as it left off in December, […]

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Readers Choice Winner for November

The Readers’ Choice submissions for November were a fascinating cross-section of SF & fantasy. From the always-excellent Pat Cadigan we had R. A. MacAvoy‘s Tea with the Black Dragon – shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Awards! – while Gateway forum stalwart Starman Dave chose John Crowley‘s 1975 debut The […]

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Readers Choice Winner for October

It’s probably redundant to point this out on a website devoted to classic science fiction, but the Readers’ Choice submissions for October were all very . . . classic. We had Fritz Leiber‘s Hugo Award-winning The Big Time, the third volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon: Killdozer!, arguably Poul Anderson‘s finest single novel, […]

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Readers Choice Winner for September

September’s Readers’ Choice picks were a mixed bag – the only thing they really had in common was that each was one of our readers’ favourites. We’ve seen submissions from the post-apocalyptic humanity of George R. Stewart‘s Earth Abides to the creations-run-amok paranoia of Jack Williamson‘s The Humanoids; from the gifts-from-the-stars wonder of D.G. Compton‘s […]

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Readers Choice Winner for August

Our August Readers’ Choice picks could be described as defining the yin and yang of science fiction – indeed, it’s almost possible to divide them straight down the middle and portray them as a battle between classic space opera and more modern, ‘soft’ science fiction (with the caveat that all generalisations are dangerous, even this […]

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Readers’ Choice: The Journal of Nicholas the American

Back in March, when the year was young and the trees still bereft of leaves, we hosted a review of Josephine Saxton‘s Vector for Seven, the Readers’ Choice selection of Kev McVeigh, friend of this parish and well known to the SF Community at large.  The selection and the blog post went down a treat […]

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Readers Choice: The Forever War

Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel. Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel. Winner of the Ditmar Award for international SF. Winner of the Locus Award for best SF novel. Regularly cited in lists of the most important SF works ever written. Do you really need us to tell you how good […]

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Readers Choice: To the Dark Star

This week’s Readers’ Choice is Robert Silverberg‘s To the Dark Star: The Collected Stories Vol. 2. It comes to us care of Starman Dave, who calls it: Silverberg’s second (and best) volume of his collected short stories. A brilliant assortment, ranging from serious and insightful to fun and playful. Each story is a little gem. […]

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May’s Readers’ Choice Winner

It’s that time of the month again, gentlebeings: time to trawl the analytics and see exactly whose favourite book prompted the most people to click through and see what all the fuss was about. So, without further ado, we are delighted to announce the results for May and, believe it or not, it’s another tie. […]

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This Ain’t Rock’n’ Roll . . .

. . . this is SCIENCE FICTION! OK, so that sounded better when David Bowie did it, but bear with us; we have a point. (No, really) The awesome (and two-time Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner – did we mention she’s won the  Arthur C. Clarke Award twice?) Pat Cadigan recently nominated Norman Spinrad‘s Little Heroes […]

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Readers’ Choice Winners for March and April

So, you’ve all heard the saying ‘time flies’, right? Well, there’s a second aspect of that saying that seems to be becoming more and more applicable: time flies – and occasionally the flight leaves without you! Remember back at the start of the year, when we mentioned the changes coming to the SF Gateway home […]

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Arthur C. Clarke’s THE CITY AND THE STARS

Every so often, when I know I’ve got a bit of time to kill and don’t want to do any ‘work’ reading, I grab an SF Masterwork off the shelf in the office and give it a go. (A shelf full of SF Masterworks is one of the best things about working at Gollancz). Normally […]

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Readers’ Choice: The Fall of Chronopolis

This week’s Readers’ Choice selection comes from Friend of the Gateway and (clearly!) aficionado of great classic SF, Starman Dave. His choice is The Fall of Chronopolis by the criminally-under-appreciated Barrington J. Bayley**. The mighty ships of the Third Time Fleet relentlessly patrolled the Chronotic Empire’s thousand-year frontier, blotting out an error of history here […]

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Readers’ Choice: Cordwainer Smith’s The Rediscovery of Man

This week’s Readers Choice, which comes to us from SF Gateway forum member, The Star Plunderer, is Cordwainer Smith‘s The Rediscovery of Man. Welcome to the strangest, most distinctive future ever imagined by a science fiction writer. An insterstellar empire ruled by the mysterious Lords of the Instrumentality, whose access to the drug stroon from […]

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