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Lord of the Jungle

Swinging from vines and wrestling wild animals is not the sort of behaviour one would expect from your average 101-year-old man – but then, John Clayton, Earl Greystoke is far from an average man. Better known as Tarzan, he has been ruling the jungle and dominating the pulp adventure genre since he burst from Edgar […]

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SF Gateway Welcomes Michael Moorcock!

After what seems a lifetime (waiting to publish a living legend is worse than relativity for messing with your perception of time!) but is in fact only about six months ago, we announced a comprehensive deal with Michael Moorcock to publish all of his SF & fantasy works in new, definitive editions. Today, we are […]

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Reflections on Feminism, Ecology and Life from Sheri S. Tepper

We recently sent Sheri S. Tepper the proposed Introduction to her forthcoming SF Gateway omnibus for her comments and thoughts. Accompanying Ms Tepper’s gracious reply was an autobiographical note so extraordinary that we asked her for permission to post it here.  From first paragraph to last, we were transfixed; we’re sure you will be, too. […]

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Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

Stardate 8879.58: A new life form has entered the world. Although there are … no signs of any … irregularities, I sense a … strange destiny … for this child. This … boy they call … Bill. Yes, 82 years ago, today, the one and only William Shatner entered the world and, little did anybody […]

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Readers’ Choice: The Last Coin

This week’s Readers’ Choice comes to us from someone very important to SF Gateway: the irreplaceable @prstarky, the very heart and soul of Orion’s Digital & Audio departments. Although technically not an SF Gateway alumnus, it is fair to say that without his sterling work, the eBooks we publish simply wouldn’t make it out into […]

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Happy Birthday, J T McIntosh

Yet another plug for the marvellous Encyclopedia of Science Fiction‘s awesome On This Day function: today, it’s telling us that 14th February is the birthday of Scottish SF author  J T McIntosh. McIntosh is one of the less well-known SF authors – exactly the sort of writer whose work the SF Gateway was designed to  […]

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Gollancz Needs You!

Gollancz is thrilled to announce the launch of our Gollancz Geeks. For the past 50 years Gollancz has been dedicated to bringing you the brightest and best genre books. From award winning bestsellers to classic SF and Fantasy we are the UK’s home for the most exciting genre fiction. Now, we want your help. We […]

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TURTLE RECALL: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far | Ponder Stibbons

Today we have the second of our Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . so far entries! This is a must-have collection of trivia that will enable you to: ~ Tell Achmed the Mad from Jack Zweiblumen ~ Distinguish the Agatean Empire from the Zoons ~ Navigate Discworld locales from Anhk-Morpork to Zemphis To help […]

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TURTLE RECALL: The Discworld Companion . . . So Far | Ynci the Short-Tempered

This month Gollancz is proud to publish Turtle Recall: The Discworld Companion . . . so far . It’s fully updated and up to Snuff, and contains an enormous amount of wonderful stuff, including (but not limited to): ~ What to do when approached by a hermit elephant ~ Where to get beer in Ankh-Morpork* […]

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My Desert Island Book

We’ve all played this game haven’t we? Yes we’ve done the music but because we love books we’ve always changed the game and tried to decide which eight books we’d take to the island. But I always find that nigh-on-impossible. In a way it’s easier to keep to the rules of Roy Plomley’s wonderful original […]

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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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Don't miss your chance to meet Joe Abercrombie!


Don’t miss your chance to meet Sunday Times Bestselling author Joe Abercrombie as he tours the UK to celebrate the publication of RED COUNTRY.

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Six Degrees of Separation: The Beatles to SF Gateway

It comes to our attention that 50 years ago today, musical legends The Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do. Now, we at SF Gateway are as ardent fans of The Fab Four as the next sentient carbon-based lifeform, but it didn’t strike us as particularly relevant to classic science fiction – until we started […]

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Immortalising the Backlist

Norman Spinrad is the acclaimed author of Bug Jack Barron and The Iron Dream, and was an important figure in the New Wave. In this piece, originally posted on the author’s website and republished here with his kind permission, he offers a personal view on the digital publishing revolution in general, and Science Fiction in […]

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Discovering DestinyQuest (part 2) a guest post by Michael J. Ward

With the launch of DestinyQuest: The Legion of Shadow, I thought I would ask the bloggers and gamers who have helped support the franchise to share their own experiences of reading and playing DestinyQuest. Today, it’s the turn of Sebastian Sohn. Sebastian is a game critic and game design instructor. He describes himself as a super […]

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