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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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SF Gateway: the BSFA Award-winners

With the 65th Eastercon just round the corner and with it the presentation of the BSFA Awards, we thought it appropriate to take a look over the history of the award and see how many of our titles have won the award since it was relaunched in its current form in 1970. And we’re glad […]

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Readers Choice Winner for January

And now . . . the end is near . . . and so we face . . . the final curtain . . . What’s that? We suffer from an overdeveloped sense of melodrama? Rubbish. What possible evidence do you have to support that?  What? Oh. Right. Well. When you look at it that […]

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Related Categories: Housekeeping, New Releases, Readers' Choice

SF Masterwork of the Week: A Fall of Moondust

Arthur C. Clarke was renowned for his Big Ideas.  From the aeon-spanning future history of The City and the Stars to the transcendent glory of 2001: A Space Odyssey via nothing less than the destiny of the human race in Childhood’s End, it sometimes felt like Clarke’s canvas was as large as the universe itself. […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The City and the Stars

2014’s first SF Masterwork of the Week is Sir Arthur C. Clarke‘s magnificent 1956 epic, The City and the Stars, a novel expanded from the novella-length story ‘Against the Fall of Night’, which originally appeared in Startling Stories in 1948. And thanks to our good friends at SFX, we’re delighted to offer you the opportunity […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, SFX Book Club

On This Day: Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, on the 16th December, 1917. He was the last of The Big Three to leave us, passing away in 2008 (Robert A. Heinlein died in 1988 and Isaac Asimov in 1992). He served in the Royal Air Force from 1941 to 1946 where he worked as a […]

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New Book of the Week: the Ulitmate Egoist

The Ultimate Egoist is the first volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, and contains the late author’s earliest work, written between 1937 and 1940. An acknowledged master of the short form – SF’s premier award for short fiction is named in his honour – Sturgeon’s influence was strongly felt by even the most […]

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