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Classic SF Anagrams: The Solutions

For those of you still scratching your heads over Friday’s anagrams (or, indeed, over why allegedly grown adults would spend their time creating such a thing), here are the answers: Mash the Demon! Die! is […]

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Classic SF Anagrams

In what future SF historians will no doubt refer to, Spinal Tap-style, as ‘the saddest of all posts‘, we have decided to mark the last Friday of the first month of 2013 with a series […]

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The Kraken Wakes John Wyndham

It’s been a while since we’ve had any levity on the blog, and since today is the end of the first full working week of the year, I think we all deserve a moment of […]

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In Praise of . . . Good Show Sir

No man is an island, Entire of itself John Donne The internet is, among many other things, an ecosystem.  No site exists in isolation; articles are written, responses posted, rebuttals made, points elaborated upon, and […]

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Is the Pope an SF Fan?

So: is the pope an SF fan? Yes. Yes, he is. It was announced today that Pope Benedict XVI has opened a personal Twitter account and was to tweet under the name @pontifex. Now, we […]

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Prudish Pirates

Found on a pirate site and presented without comment: Oh, alright, just one comment, then: Dude, do you think you might have your content filter bar set just a little low . . . ?

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Whose (First) Line Is It, Anyway?

Once a day, this week, we’ve been tweeting the opening lines to SF Gateway books.  In case you missed them, they were: Monday: Edward – you must come back to the Lodge. Please don’t delay […]

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Skyfall

OK, we admit it: it’s not that Skyfall this post is about. It’s this one by the late, great Harry Harrison: The largest spaceship ever made is hurtling overhead, falling. Six people are trapped inside […]

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Surreal Spam of the Week

  Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam Spam, Spam, Spam, Spam Lovely Spam Wonderful Spam Superlative Spam . . . So, every day when we log in to the Gateway blog, we find that we’re the recipient […]

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SF Gateway Friday Haiku

So, it’s Friday again. Another working week successfully negotiated and time to begin to wind down for the weekend and some quality classic SF reading. And just to make it clear – in case anybody […]

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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 […]

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SF Gateway Friday Limerick

As it’s Friday, the weekend is beckoning and the sun is even shining (at least it is at Gollancz Towers), we thought it was time to have a little fun. And what’s more fun than […]

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