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Brian W Aldiss

Brian W Aldiss: an Appreciation by Malcolm Edwards

I first met Brian Aldiss in 1969, when I was still an undergraduate.  He’d come to give a talk at my university.  I was travelling down to London the next day, and spotted him on […]

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Gateway Essentials: Brian W. Aldiss

Two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BSFA Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame living inductee. SFWA Grand Master. The IAFA Award for distinguished scholarship. World Fantasy Special […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: June 2016

    ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov   Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts […]

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Happy Birthday, Michael Bishop!

Celebrating his Biblical three-score-and-ten, today, is Michael Lawson Bishop, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on 12th November 1945. A published author for forty-five years, since his story ‘Piñon Fall’ appeared in the  October 1970 issue of […]

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Happy Birthday, Brian Aldiss!

Two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BSFA Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame living inductee. SFWA Grand Master. The IAFA Award for distinguished scholarship. World Fantasy Special […]

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Happy Birthday, Ian Watson!

Today, Gateway wishes a very Happy Birthday to Ian Watson, a stalwart of British SF for over forty years. His work has been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, John W. Campbell and […]

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SFX Book Club: Helliconia Spring

With spring in the air (honest – you just need to look carefully), we thought we’d tread the path of the bleedin’ obvious by spotlighting a couple of books with a vernal feel to their […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Greybeard

Ecological disaster has left the English countryside a wasteland. Humanity faces extinction, unless Greybeard and his wife Martha are successful in their quest for the scarcest and most precious of resources: human children. ‘Mr Aldiss’ […]

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Gollancz Friday Reads

As another week comes to a close, it’s time to check out what Team Gollancz will be reading this weekend . . . Harriet – Northern Lights by Philip Pullman Darren  – The House of […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Non-Stop

As far as introductions go, this one is easy. Belligerent but easy. Ready?  OK. Ahem. If you don’t know who Brian Aldiss is, go away now. Or … you know … you could always read […]

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The World Fantasy Awards

Huge congratulations to the winners of the World Fantasy Awards, which were presented over the weekend at the World Fantasy Convention in Brighton.  It’s become something of a cliché to say that it’s an honour […]

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