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Arthur C Clarke

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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Reflections on Arthur C. Clarke: 16th December 1917 – 19th March 2008

Five years ago today, 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 modern […]

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Reflections on Arthur C. Clarke: 16th December 1917 – 19th March 2008

Five years ago today, 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 modern […]

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Living in an SF Novel

Your humble SF Gateway scribe tries hard to stay abreast of current events and generally considers himself to be reasonably well-informed. Sometimes, though, things slip by. You know how it is: occasionally, the morning routine is interrupted – the alarm gets snoozed once too often, the kids are taking twice as long to get ready […]

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Happy Birthday, Gregory Benford

Dr Gregory Benford, Professor of Plasma Physics and Astrophysics at the University of California and one of the world’s leading writers of ‘Hard SF‘, was born on this day in 1941. He is perhaps best known for his 1979 novel Timescape – which won the Nebula, John W. Campbell Memorial and BSFA Awards for best […]

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Here follows an announcement from the Department of Plugging Our Books and Looking Smug At the Same Time

This was originally posted on the SFGateway blog, but we thought it was too good not to cross-post here. Last November, we exhorted you all to vote in the Locus Poll of the best SFF of the 20th and 21st centuries. The results of the poll are now in, and, rather gratifyingly, SF Gateway and […]

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Locus Poll Results

Here follows an announcement from the Department of Plugging Our Books and Looking Smug At the Same Time: Last November, we exhorted you all to vote in the Locus Poll of the best SFF of the 20th and 21st centuries. The results of the poll are now in, and, rather gratifyingly, SF Gateway and sister […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Arthur C. Clarke

Born December 16th, 1917, our Author of the Week, the late, great Sir Arthur C. Clarke would have been 95 last weekend. Sadly, Sir Arthur has been gone these last four years, but his legacy remains. Many of our finest SF writers acknowledge his influence, just as Clarke, himself, acknowledged the influence of Olaf Stapledon […]

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SF Gateway Christmas Sale!

Hear ye! Hear ye!*   Come one, come all!**   Everything must go!***   Sierra! Alpha! Lima! Echo!  SALE!   SF Gateway is delighted to announce an end-of year sale: all regularly-priced eBooks will be reduced to £2.99 over the holiday period (which you can take to mean approximately 7th December through to the 10th […]

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SF Gateway Friday Limerick II

Back by popular demand!  Well . . . all right . . . back because we’re bored and needed something to kill time on a Friday . . . the return of the SF Gateway Friday Limerick!   Let’s hear it for Arthur C. Clarke Who authored ‘A Walk in the Dark’ It’s hard for […]

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Books for Life (Happy World Book Day)

To celebrate World Book Day here at Gollancz Towers we’ve each come up with a book we wanted to share with you. A book for life. And because it’s World Book Day we’re offering you a chance to win each of the books listed. To enter simply send an email to: competitions@orionbooks.co.uk with the subject […]

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On the fourth day of Christmas…

I got an e-reader for Christmas and on it, I put . . . O wonder of wonders! An e-reader for Christmas – for indeed, the ebook revolution is upon us! But once you have the device, whatever to load on to it? Which title, from the many, many novels available, should be the first […]

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