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Arthur C Clarke

SFX Book Club: Childhood’s End (Reposted)

With Childhood’s End as our current Title Spotlight and a SyFy TV mini-series coming later in the year, we thought it an opportune time to republish Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Paul McAuley’s take on this seminal classic, as originally written for our good friends at SFX and their excellent Book Club feature: Arthur C Clarke’s […]

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Title Spotlight: Childhood’s End

Our current Title Spotlight comes with a short visual presentation for your entertainment! Childhood’s End Teaser Trailer from Illuminated Pictures on Vimeo. Childhood’s End is Arthur C. Clarke‘s transcendent masterpiece, the book that shows most clerly the influence of Olaf Stapledon on his writing.  This book took the top of my head off when I first […]

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Gollancz acquires sequel to Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s A Meeting with Medusa, written by Alastair Reynolds and Stephen Baxter

Gollancz is delighted to have acquired World Rights to The Medusa Chronicles; a science fiction adventure written in a unique collaboration between two high profile science-fiction authors: Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds. The Medusa Chronicles is inspired by Arthur C. Clarke’s influential short story A Meeting with Medusa, following the story of Howard Falcon, captain […]

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Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Seven Years On

On this day, in 2008, we lost one of our greats. The last of The Big Three. The man who conceived the telecommunications satellite. The creator of one of the only two novels whose dates have become cultural touchstones. The writer whose ‘Third Law‘ is amongst the most quoted (and most misattributed!) in all of […]

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Arthur C. Clarke Author Page Update

This is a community service announcement. Thanks to our recent integration of classic SFF titles from across the Hachette Group of publishers, a number of our authors’ offerings have increased their score on the Classic SF Awesomeness scale. (What? It’s a thing. It’s absolutely a thing.) And who, exactly, are these authors? We’re glad you […]

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Gollancz Editors’ Favourite Masterworks: Darren

Having asked all of my colleagues to cough up a blog post on their favourite Masterworks, it’s now my turn to put my money where my mouth is** It’s quite difficult to pick just one book from the excellent range of SF and Fantasy Masterworks – just ask Marcus, he didn’t even try! Different books […]

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Happy Birthday, Stephen Baxter!

We are delighted to be wishing a very Happy Birthday to Gollancz’s very own Stephen Baxter, author extraordinaire, collaborator-to-the-stars, celebrity Liverpool supporter and one of the secret cabal of illuminati known only as The SF Gateway Advisory Board. Steve is the author of (among many other works) the Xeelee and Time’s Tapestry sequences, the NASA […]

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From the Archives: Profiles of the Future

If you consult The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – and, of course, you DO, don’t you? On a regular basis – you will find the following in the Titles check-list at the bottom of the entry on Arthur C. Clarke: Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible (New York: Harper […]

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Gollancz & SF Gateway Hugo eBook Promotion: the '80s & '90s

Alas, the 1980s were a rather dry period for Gollancz Hugo Award winners, with only one for Arthur C. Clarke in 1980. Luckily, the world was put to rights in the following decade, with Gollancz claiming nearly half of the awards for Best Novel in the 1990s. All eBook editions of our winners are currently […]

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Golllancz & SF Gateway Hugo Award eBook Promotion: the 1970s

Like the 1960s, the 1970s proved to be a fruitful decade for Gateway authors at the Hugo Awards. We publish eight of the total 10 winners, with seven of those also part of our SF Masterworks series. Our Hugo eBook promotion continues, but only for a limited time: grab any of the eBook editions of […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Childhood’s End

As we may have mentioned once or twice, our good friends at SFX having kindly agreed to allow us to republish articles from their excellent Book Club that cover our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles. As our current SF Masterwork of the Week has an insightful Book Club piece by June’s Author of the […]

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SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners

Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway’s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards!  And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the first and (for another couple of months, at least) most recent winners. Look: 1953 The Demolished […]

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Gollancz: the Nebula Award Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). As with the previous two awards, our showing in the […]

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SF Gateway: the Nebula Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). As with the previous two awards, our showing in the […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, SF Gateway Awards

The Unsinkable Ship

102 years ago today, the most famous of all maritime disasters occurred: the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland. The Titanic’s hull containing sixteen separate airtight compartments, causing some to refer to it as ‘unsinkable’, but the iceberg opened five of these compartments to the ocean and the rest is history: it sank, […]

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