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Something in the Water: Robert Holdstock and Ken MacLeod

What are the odds of two of Britain’s finest voices in modern speculative fiction being born on the same day?** There must have been sometihng in the water . . . Today is the birthday or two writers very close to Gateway’s heart: the one who is, sadly, no longer with us is with us, […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Grendel by John Gardner

Our latest Masterworks spotlight is a brilliantly-executed retelling of Beowulf from the point of view of the monster, Grendel, with a new introduction by Adam Roberts. Fantasy Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook   When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother, […]

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Ray Bradbury Five Years On

Hard to believe it’s been five years since the great Ray Bradbury passed away. We won’t attempt a retrospective; it would be foolish and arrogant to think we could put into context a seventy-year writing career in a singe blog post. Very simply: Ray Bradbury was one of our greatest writers. Of any genre. Of […]

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Gateway Essentials: Michael Scott Rohan

In the middle of last week, we let you know about the exciting news that a roleplaying game of Michael Scott Rohan’s Winter of the World series had been develeoped and is now available. That is, of course, excellent news for those of you who know and love the Winter of the World series, but […]

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Ellen Kushner on Gateway

Ellen Kushner is the author of World Fantasy Award-winner Thomas the Rhymer, a inspired retelling of an ancient legend that sees the bold and gifted young minstrel Thomas awaken the desire of the powerful Queen of Elfland – and soon discover that words are not enough to keep him from his fate! Fantasy Masterworks paperback […]

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Walking in a Winter-of-the-World Wonderland

Some time ago, news reached us, here at Gateway Towers*, of an imminent roleplaying game based on Michael Scott Rohan’s epic The Winter of the World series. Well, we are delighted to say that Michael Scott Rohan’s Winter of the World RPG is now here! Available from Drivethrurpg as a PDF, we’re reliably informed that […]

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Gateway Essentials: Pat Murphy

Today is the birthday of Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy Award-winning author Pat Murphy! Pat Murphy is probably best-known for her Nebula Award-winning The Falling Woman: Fantasy Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook But she is also the author of a well-regarded body of work, going back over forty years to […]

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Gateway Essentials: John Crowley

John Crowley was born in 1942 and has worked in documentary films and TV since 1966. The Deep, his first SF novel, was published in 1975 and was followed by Beasts, Engine Summer and Great Work of Time. In his later work, Little, Big, Aegypt and Love and Sleep, he has moved into writing fantasy […]

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Gateway Essentials: Poul Anderson

Poul William Anderson was born ninety years ago, today, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, so it seems an appropriate time to give his work the ‘Essentials treatment’ . . . Born of Scandinavian parents, Anderson lived in Denmark briefly before the outbreak of the Second World War. He was a SFWA Grand Master, winner of seven Hugo […]

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Gateway Essentials: Sheri S. Tepper

In our moments of peak efficiency, we have content for the Gateway website and blog scheduled weeks in advance – occasionally, months. Mostly, that’s a good thing, enabling us to see what we’re doing over a sustained period and help us do our best to balance out our offerings as best we can. But sometimes, […]

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Gateway Essentials: Robert Holdstock

In a kinder, gentler world, Robert Holdstock would have been turning 68 today.  No doubt roast or barbecued lamb would have been on the menu, with an accompanying glass of red, or perhaps a fine ale. The cricket commentary might well have been on the radio in the background. And all around the British isles, […]

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Happy Birthday, Pat Murphy!

Today is the birthday of Nebula, Philip K. Dick, Theodore Sturgeon and World Fantasy Award-winning author Pat Murphy! Probably best-known for her Nebula Award-winning The Falling Woman (available as a Fantasy Masterworks paperback and Gateway eBook), Pat Murphy is the author of a well-regarded body of work, going back over forty years to her first […]

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