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Readers’ Choice: The Fall of Chronopolis

This week’s Readers’ Choice selection comes from Friend of the Gateway and (clearly!) aficionado of great classic SF, Starman Dave. His choice is The Fall of Chronopolis by the criminally-under-appreciated Barrington J. Bayley**. The mighty ships of the Third Time Fleet relentlessly patrolled the Chronotic Empire’s thousand-year frontier, blotting out an error of history here […]

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Readers’ Choice: Cordwainer Smith’s The Rediscovery of Man

This week’s Readers Choice, which comes to us from SF Gateway forum member, The Star Plunderer, is Cordwainer Smith‘s The Rediscovery of Man. Welcome to the strangest, most distinctive future ever imagined by a science fiction writer. An insterstellar empire ruled by the mysterious Lords of the Instrumentality, whose access to the drug stroon from […]

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Readers’ Choice: Michael Scott Rohan’s The Anvil of Ice

A guest post from Gollancz editor extraordinaire, Marcus Gipps . . . I read The Anvil of Ice – and the two subsequent books in the trilogy, The Forge in the Forest and The Hammer of the Sun more than a few years after they were first published, as a teenager devouring the fantasy section […]

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Readers’ Choice: Joe Haldeman’s Mindbridge

This week’s Readers’ Choice is Mindbridge by Joe Haldeman, which was recommended by one of SF Gateway‘s stalwart Twitter correspondents, @tanj666. It was he, you might remember, got out of the blocks quicker than anyone else to give us our first Readers’ Choice – Alan Dean Foster‘s Icerigger – back at the start of February. […]

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A Special Readers’ Choice: Shambleau and Others

This week’s Readers’ Choice is Shambleau and Others by C. L. Moore, one of the greats of early days of modern science fiction and, along with Leigh Brackett, one of the first women to break into the male-dominated world of the SF pulps. ‘A worthy choice’, we hear you say, ‘but what qualifies it as […]

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Readers’ Choice: Vector for Seven

This week’s Readers’ Choice is Josephine Saxton‘s Vector for Seven, and comes from the esteemed Kev McVeigh, purveyor of insightful reviews and tireless champion of the genre. Kev has kindly allowed us to re-publish this revised version of a review that first appeared on his blog, Performative Utterance and has since been published on Ian […]

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Readers’ Choice: The First Month

Is it just us or is time accelerating? How can it possibly be the middle of March already?  But as it is the middle of March, you know what that means? It means that we’ve already had our first month of Readers’ Choice spotlights. How time flies. Thanks to you, our discerning readers, over the […]

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Readers’ Choice: Lord Valentine’s Castle

OK, there’s probably no point denying it. This week has been a bit of a Robert Silverberg love-in. We’ve had Tales of Majipoor as New Book of the Week and the magnificent Dying Inside as SF Masterwork of the Week – both eminently deserving of attention – and it seemed churlish to deny of the […]

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Readers’ Choice: The Magnificent Showboats

Since we launched the SF Gateway at the end of 2011, it’s been fascinating to see the reaction to the books and authors we’re returning to print (or should that be ‘print’?). There have been numerous variations on ‘Oh, I remember her!’ and ‘I love that book, haven’t read anything of his for ages.’, which […]

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SF Gateway wants YOU!

As noted last month, there have been some recent changes to how we highlight books on the SF Gateway home page. As you’ll have seen, our Author the Week feature is now Author of the Month, with a price promotion to go along with it. The other change is one that we’d like to enlist […]

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Readers’ Choice: Alan Dean Foster’s Icerigger

As noted yesterday, it is a time of changes for SF Gateway (hmm . . . catchy title for a book . . .). Author of the Week is now Author of the Month, as noted yesterday, and the other bog change is that the Editors’ Choice has now become Readers’ Choice. We’re really pleased […]

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