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Bob Shaw

On This Day: John Wyndham

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born on this day in 1903 (or possibly 1902 – it’s a long story), and the world would never look at meteor showers or blonde-haired children in quite the same way again. Prior to the Second World War, he wrote and published under a bewildering array of pen […]

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Gateway Essentials: Bob Shaw

Bob Shaw (1931-1996) Over the decades, many sf writers – from Asimov to Zelazny – have first made their reputation in the world of sf fandom and conventions.  Among all the UK writers who have followed this route, none has enjoyed a higher reputation as both fan and professional than Bob Shaw, who emerged as […]

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On This Day: Bob Shaw Died

On this day in 1996, the SF community lost one of its most popular personalities: Bob Shaw, one of the genre’s great wits and – these days, at least – most under-rated writers. That being the case, we thought it only appropriate to mark the occasion. And since our feelings on the great man are […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Month: Bob Shaw

April’s Author of the Month is the redoubtable Bob Shaw, one of SF’s great wits and – these days, at least – most under-rated writers. I first came across Bob Shaw‘s work in the pages of short-lived comic, Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction. The stories were framed by a narrative device based on ‘slow glass’ […]

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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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Some SF Gateway Omnibuses You Might Have Missed

As mentioned earlier, it’s seasonal down-time for the elves that run the SF Gateway website and blog, and so our skeleton staff* would just like to highlight a few omnibuses you might have missed. Here’s a dozen fine books, wrapped up in four small, but perfectly formed packages . . .   SF Gateway Omnibus […]

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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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SF Gateway Omnibus Schedule 2013

Following a deluge of requests** we have decided to publish the schedule of SF Gateway omnibuses up to the end of the year. So, without further ado . . . Available Now Frank Herbert – The Dragon in the Sea; The Santaroga Barrier; The Dosadi Experiment Gordon R. Dickson – Tactics of Mistake; Time Storm; […]

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Announcing the SF Gateway Omnibuses

Enter the SF Gateway . . . Towards the end of 2011, in conjunction with the celebration of fifty years of coherent, continuous science fiction and fantasy publishing, Gollancz launched the SF Gateway with a view to utilising the technology that now exists to make available, for the first time, the entire backlists of an incredibly […]

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SF Gateway: The Week in Blog Posts

  Welcome to your weekly round-up of what’s been happening over at the SF Gateway, our sister site devoted to classic science fiction . . . On Monday, I reminisced about discovering the works of the late, great Bob Shaw, author of this week’s Editors’ Choice, A Wreath of Stars. Danger, Will Robinson! On Tuesday […]

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SF Gateway Editors’ Choice

A little note about this week’s Editors’ Choice: I first encountered Bob Shaw‘s work via a short-lived comic – Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction. The stories were framed by a narrative device based on ‘slow glass’ – loosely adapted from Shaw’s Other Days, Other Eyes (sadly, the only one of his works we were unable […]

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This Week on the SF Gateway

Over at our sister site, devoted to digital editions of classic science fiction, SF Gateway, this week’s spotlights are on: Author of the Week: a true giant of science fiction, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, and Grandmaster of SF Robert Silverberg. New Book of the Week: Orbitsville Judgement, the epic conclusion to Bob […]

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