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Happy Publication Day 19th October!

It’s publication day! And we’ve got something for everyone: fast-paced, action-packed military SF, a lyrical modern fairy tale, a scarily prescient take on climate change, the epic conclusion to a long-running fantasy series and a new addition to the seminal SF Masterworks collection. The Bastard Legion: Friendly Fire by Gavin Smith A ‘Dirty Dozen’ or […]

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Announcing a New SF Masterwork!

Today is Ian Watson’s birthday (Happy Birthday, Ian!), which seems as good a reason as any to devote today’s post to his Gateway Essentials titles, don’t you think? First, some background: Ian Watson was born in St Albans, Hertfordshire, on April 20th, 1943 and graduated from Balliol College, Oxford, with a first class Honours degree […]

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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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Happy Birthday, David Pringle!

Today is the birthday of noted editor David Pringle. In addition to producing two of the best reading guides for the modern genre – Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels and Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels – David Pringle was one of the founders, and the longest-serving editor, of Interzone. And what is Interzone? […]

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Happy Birthday, Ian Watson!

Ian Watson, has been a stalwart of British science fiction for more decades than it’s polite to mention, and this year marks forty years as a professional full-time writer. His work has been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, John W. Campbell and Theodore Sturgeon Awards, and he has twice won the BSFA […]

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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 Theodore Sturgeon Awards, and he has twice won the BSFA Award – for best novel with The Jonah Kit, and […]

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From the Archives: In Praise of . . . Interzone

As we come to the end of a summer that’s seen London busy with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest, hosting the largest World Science Fiction Convention in history and put on the inaugural (and very successful!) Gollancz Festival, the gnomes who run the SF Gateway have need of a rest. But rather than leave you […]

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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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In Praise of . . . Interzone

The history of classic science fiction (in which SF Gateway has some small interest …) is, in many ways, the history of the pulp magazines. From the beginning of the modern field, in which they were the only realistic avenue for publication, through the Golden Age as exemplified by John W. Campbell‘s influential run on […]

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Odyssey Eastercon – After The Hurly-Burly part 2

Of course, the memories are already starting to blur a bit round the edges but some standout moments remain, ike the steampunk weaponry in the Art Exhibition. Gotta love that blunderbuss and the ray gun, gorgeous assemblages redolent of Victorian-Edwardian technologies (creations of the talented Herr Doktor). I didn’t attend the Steampunk Ball but did […]

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