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Arthur C Clarke

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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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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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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SF Masterwork of the Week: RINGWORLD

As regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know, our good friends at SFX have kindly agreed to allow us to republish those articles from their SFX Book Club that relate to our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles. With Ringworld selected as the current SF Masterwork of the Week, what better way to […]

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From the SFX Book Club: RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

As regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know, our good friends at SFX have kindly agreed to allow us to republish those articles from their SFX Book Club that relate to our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles. Gollancz‘s resident master of hard SF, Stephen Baxter, multi-award-winning author, BSFA president and collaborator with Sir […]

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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013)

All of us at Gollancz and SF Gateway are saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Frederik Pohl: author, editor, literary agent and fan. Pohl was a member of the influential SF group The Futurians, along with such major SF figures as Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Damon Knight, C.M. Kornbluth, Judith Merril and Donald […]

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Happy Birthday, Olaf Stapledon!

On this day, in 1886, Olaf Stapledon was born. The author of such landmarks of science fiction as Last and First Men and Star Maker, he has influenced some of the masters of SF – Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter are just two who can trace their literary lineage back to him. No less […]

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Readers’ Choice Winners for March and April

So, you’ve all heard the saying ‘time flies’, right? Well, there’s a second aspect of that saying that seems to be becoming more and more applicable: time flies – and occasionally the flight leaves without you! Remember back at the start of the year, when we mentioned the changes coming to the SF Gateway home […]

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Arthur C. Clarke’s THE CITY AND THE STARS

Every so often, when I know I’ve got a bit of time to kill and don’t want to do any ‘work’ reading, I grab an SF Masterwork off the shelf in the office and give it a go. (A shelf full of SF Masterworks is one of the best things about working at Gollancz). Normally […]

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Friday Reads: The City and the Stars

Every so often, when I know I’ve got a bit of time to kill and don’t want to do any ‘work’ reading, I grab an SF Masterwork off the shelf in the office and give it a go. (A shelf full of SF Masterworks is one of the best things about working at Gollancz). Normally […]

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New Book of the Week: 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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Titanic 101: The Ghost from the Grand Banks

It was 101 years ago today that the one of the greatest – certainly the most famous – of all maritime disasters occurred: the sinking of the RMS Titanic. With a hull containing sixteen separate airtight compartments, causing some to refer to it as ‘unsinkable’, the Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland and sank, […]

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