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Arthur C Clarke

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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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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Related Categories: Authors, Commentary, Reflections

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