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Keith Roberts

Reposting: Pavane

Follwing on from yesterday’s post about Keith Roberts, we thought we’d re-acquiant you with his finest novel: the SF Masterwork acknowledged as one of the earliest and finest alternate histories ever written: Pavane. And who better to take us on a guided tour of this very different Britain than a writer who knows a thing […]

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Gateway Essentials: Keith Roberts

As author and illustrator, Keith Roberts did more than most to define the look of UK science fiction magazines in the 1960s. In addition to his BFSA Award wins, he was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. He is perhaps best known for his seminal alternate history novel, Pavane, which is […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Pavane

Our SF Masterwork of the week is acknowledged as one of the earliest and still one of the finest alternate histories ever written. And who better to take us on a guided tour of this very different Britain than a writer who knows a thing or two himself about counterfactuals – the Arthur C. Clarke […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, SFX Book Club

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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Some SF Gateway Omnibuses You Might Have Missed

As mentioned earlier, it’s seasonal down-time for the elves that run the SF Gateway website and blog, and so our skeleton staff* would just like to highlight a few omnibuses you might have missed. Here’s a dozen fine books, wrapped up in four small, but perfectly formed packages . . .   SF Gateway Omnibus […]

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Something in the Water Part III

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we continue to lavish praise on The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and particularly its excellent On This Day feature. If you’re looking for an instant run-down of births, deaths and anniversaries in the SF world – and, let’s face it, who isn’t? – there’s simply no […]

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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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Paul McAuley on PAVANE

Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author, Paul McAuley has posted an appreciation of Keith Roberts‘ Pavane on his blog. You should go read it. 1588: Queen Elizabeth is felled by an assassin’s bullet. Within the week, the Spanish Armada had set sail, and its victory changed the course of history. 1968: England is still dominated by […]

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