Not strictly speaking a Gateway book or Masterwork, but Joe Hill‘s Horns, published by our sister imprint, Gollancz, is at Number 6. Joe Hill is an extraordinary writer and well worth getting acquianted with. It might soubnd like a prophecy out of an epic fantasy, but he truly has the blood of Kings flowing through his veins.
And at Number 1 is a book we find it very hard to argue with: Shadow and Claw, the first half of Gene Wolfe‘s magnificent The Book of the New Sun. Described by Neil as ‘The best science fiction novel of the last century’, The Book of the New Sun – comprising The Shadow of the Torturer, The Claw of the Conciliator, The Sword of the Lictor and The Citadel of the Autarch – has won just about every SFF award it’s possible to win.
Well, what are you waiting for? You’ve just had your holiday reading list compiled for you by one of the greats of modern fantasy – get reading!