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Gollancz acquires novel version of THE QUANDERHORN XPERIMENTATIONS

  Marcus Gipps, Gollancz Commissioning Editor, has acquired World All Language rights to a new novel from Red Dwarf co-creator Rob Grant and 2point4children creator Andrew Marshall. THE QUANDERHORN XPERIMENTATIONS is a full length novel springing and expanded from the soon-to-be-broadcast six-part Radio 4 series of the same name. The series will be broadcast alongside […]

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What Book Was That?

We’ve had a reader post over on the forum, looking for information on a couple of books they read many years ago. We thought we’d help them out by consulting the Hive Mind. If any readers can help with the titles and/or authors of the following books, please leave a comment: Book One Ok first […]

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On This Day: Hugo Gernsback Died

 On this day in 1967, Hugo Gernsback, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction, passed away in New York. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, which later became the term we know and love; he appended ‘PhD’ to the […]

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Interview with a Time Traveller

A few weeks ago we brought you news of a fantastic new blog (well . . . new to us!) wherein the SF digest magazines of 55 years in the past are reviewed as if they had only just arrived through the letterbox. It’s a terrific window on yesterday’s tomorrows when they were still today’s […]

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In Praise of . . . Galactic Journey

Your friendly neighbourhood SF Gateway received an email last week. Nothing unusual about that, of course, except . . . this one appeared to originate in the past. Exactly 55 years in the past, to be precise. The sender thanked us for our work in returning classic SF to availability (a pleasure!) and wondered if […]

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Classic Sci-Fi Cinema

We’ve just heard from the British Film Institute, which is running an autumn festival of films they thought would be of particular interest to SF Gateway readers. SCI-FI: Days of Fear and Wonder,  running across the autumn, in cinemas and online on BFI Player, presented in partnership across the UK with the BFI’s Film Audience […]

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July’s Sci-Fi Theatre: Rollerball

Last year, we met the excellent Graham Ainsley and learned of his labour of love, The Space Merchants: an online shop selling secondhand copies of classic SF books, magazines, artwork, etc.  You should go there and check it out. Now. Don’t worry, we’ll wait until you get back. All done?  Nice. So, it turns out […]

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Gollancz & SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners

Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway‘s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards! And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the first and (for another couple of months, at least) most recent winners. Look: 1953 The […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: The Skylark Omnibus by E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith

‘What’s this?’ I hear you cry, ‘We’ve already had the ‘Doc’ Smith as Omnibus of the Week! What gives?’ Well, what gives is the time over the weekend usually spent updating the website and writing blog posts was instead spent trying to rebuild the crashed hard drive on my Macbook. (Result uncertain at the time […]

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What Book Is That? Calling the Gateway Hive Mind . . .

We sometimes receive emails or forum posts from readers asking us to help them identify books from their past. Often, we’re able to help, but this one has us stymied. I don’t know whether it betrays a feline blindspot in our reading habits or whether it’s just a product of statistics that, sooner or later, […]

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2014: A Year in Masterworks

So here we are again.  The new calendar is on the wall, clock has been re-set and a brand new year stretches before us like . . . a great big, stretchy yearie thing, as a certain former-Alaskan governor might well say. It’s a bit daunting to have a whole twelve months staring one down, […]

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Friday Reads: Digital Deals

We’ve taken a different tack with our Friday Reads this week, and instead of telling you what we’ve been reading, we thought you might like to know what you could read for a super bargain price. This month, Gollancz  have some brilliant Kindle deals which we thought only fair to let you know about. All […]

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