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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Sea and Summer

One of the arguments used to denigrate science fiction regularly employed by the sort of people who were going to denigrate science fiction anyway, is that it dates far more quickly than other genres. We could argue about (a) whether this is true and (b) whether it matters until the Booker Prize shortlists a genre […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Take Back Plenty

We’re sure you’d agree that it would take a pretty extraordinary book to prompt no less an August personage than Brian Aldiss to say: ‘Greenland proves himself the Verdi of space opera. Awesome orchestration admirable arias!’ And if that book also prompted the respected and award-winning magazine Interzone to say, ‘A masterpiece. If you ever […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, SF Gateway Awards

Awards fever

As Oscar Wilde once nearly said: “To be listed on one awards shortlist is unfortunate, to be listed on two looks like carelessness.” Oh Oscar, you old grump! We are, of course, completely over the moon with the news that came this morning with the announcement of two sets of awards shortlists. One prestigious and […]

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Related Categories: Adam Roberts, Cover Art, M. John Harrison

Paul McAuley’s short stories

Award-winning author Paul McAuley has been busy writing some brilliant short stories since finishing Evening’s Empires, the fourth book in the Quiet War series, out in July. We will be sharing a couple with you here this week and there are more available over on Paul’s blog. After finishing Evening’s Empires, I find I’m not […]

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