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Jack Vance

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 on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: ‘The Ruin’ Many great works of science fiction, from […]

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Good Show Sir! Servants of the W…

We’ve mentioned before our deep and abiding affection for Good Show Sir, the site dedicated to reminding us of SF’s glorious (and, ocassionally, not so glorious) past when it comes to book covers. For reasons not entirely clear to us, Good Show Sir dropped off our RSS reader a little while ago.  It’s back now and […]

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On This Day: Jack Vance

On this day, ninety-nine years ago, John Holbrook ‘Jack’ Vance was born in San Francisco, California. Winner of three Hugos, a Nebula and a World Fantasy Award, he was given the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1984, named a SFWA Grand Master in 1997 and inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Night Lamp

Grand Master Jack Vance’s haunting tale of the search for identity across time and space. SF Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook Against the backdrop of the Gaean Reach, the widely populated region of space where the full diversity of human development is revealed, the story of Jaro Fath unfolds: from wildling orphan to spaceship captain, […]

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SFX Book Club: The Shadow of the Torturer

And so, by the time you read this, another Worldcon will be more or less over; another army of fans, authors, artists, editors and agents dispersed to return to everyday life.  It is, for me at least, both a relief (you can’t keep up a con-level of sleep deprivation, poor nutrition and alcohol abuse for much […]

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Happy New Year! Have Four More SF Gateway Omnibuses!

We imagine that some of you are greeting the New Year a little more delicately than others. DOES YOUR HEAD HURT? Well, for those of you still capable of coherent thought (and we’re not judging – to each their own manner of celebrating), we humbly submit that there are worse ways of starting 2014 than […]

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JACK VANCE: an Appreciation by Robert Silverberg

Jack Vance began to make his mark in science fiction in 1950 and 1951, when I was a highly impressionable teenager gobbling up every issue of every s-f magazine as fast as I could find them on the newsstands – Astounding Science Fiction, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Startling Stories, Marvel Science Stories, and others of equally […]

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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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SF Masterwork of the Week: Emphyrio

The recently-departed Jack Vance is our current Author of the Month, so we thought it appropriate to select one of his titles as Masterwork of the Week. And, as we are wont to do when the stars align correctly, we turn to SF Gateway’s resident social media consultant, Andrew Spong, for his thoughts on Emphyrio […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Month: Jack Vance

August’s Author of the Month is the recently departed Jack Vance. Winner of three Hugos, a Nebula and a World Fantasy Award, he was given the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1984, named a SFWA Grand Master in 1997 and inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2001. Trying to list […]

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RIP Jack Vance

All at Gollancz were saddened to hear the news of the recent passing of Jack Vance. A published writer since 1945, he was responsible for some of modern SF’s most enduring tropes, from the ‘Big Planet’ space opera setting to the ‘Dying Earth‘ tales, which have influenced so many who came after him. During his […]

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Jack Vance (1916 – 2013)

SF Gateway was saddened to learn of the recent death of Jack Vance. A published writer since 1945, he was responsible for some of modern SF’s most enduring tropes, from the ‘Big Planet’ space opera setting to the ‘Dying Earth‘ tales, which have influenced so many who came after him. During his long and glittering […]

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