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Samuel R Delany

Gateway Essentials: Samuel R. Delany

Samuel Ray ‘Chip’ Delany, Jr was born in Harlem in 1942, and published his first novel at the age of just 20. As author, critic and academic, his influence on the modern genre has been profound and he remains one of science fiction’s most important and discussed writers. He has won the Hugo Award twice […]

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21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

GQ magazine recently published a list of 21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of, asking Ever come across a book – on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a friend’s Bachelor viewing party – that’s so energizingly rip-roaring, so envelopingly world-building, that you can’t […]

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Happy Birthday, Samuel R. Delany!

Samuel Ray ‘Chip’ Delany may not have published a science fiction novel since 1993, but his four Nebula Awards and two Hugo Awards underline his status as one of the genre’s all-time greats. The first African-American author to win a major SF award, Delany’s literarily ambitious work is hugely progressive even forty years on, featuring […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Nova

A stunning space opera from the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Grand Master, Samuel R. Delany. The balance of galactic power in the 31st century revolves around Illyrion, the most precious energy source in the universe. Captain Lorq van Ray’s varied and exotic crew know their mission is dangerous, but they have no idea of Lorq’s […]

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Happy Publication Day 12th November 2015

We’d like to wish a very happy publication day to the incredible books we’ve published over this week. From epic action-adventure, to page-turning fantasy, heart-breaking tales of first love and thrilling SF&F classics we’ve got something for every reader. Wishlists at the ready. We’ve got loads of reasons for you to visit your local bookshop, […]

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ICYMI: From the Attic

Two years ago today, we published the first in a series of posts wherein SF reviewer and critic, Kev McVeigh looked at a issue both topical and important: the place of women in SF and Fantasy. As well as addressing some historical injustices, Kev highlighted a number of more modern women writers who have been […]

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Gollancz: the Nebula Award Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). As with the previous two awards, our showing in the […]

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SF Gateway: the Nebula Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). As with the previous two awards, our showing in the […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, SF Gateway Awards

From the Attic: An Introduction

Perhaps it is the position of science fiction on the periphery of mainstream fiction that makes it so open to borrowing from elsewhere, from physics and fairy tales, from philosophy, folklore and myth.  And perhaps it is the position of women on the periphery of mainstream (patriarchal) culture that makes SF so suitable a genre […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, SF Gateway Guest Post

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