Extract: Dark Age by Pierce Brown (Red Rising 5)
He broke the chains. Then broke the world… There’s less than two weeks to go before Pierce Brown’s explosive fifth novel in the Red Rising series is published. We can’t wait to read the next […]Read More
Gollancz acquires space opera Seven Devils by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam
Rachel Winterbottom, Commissioning Editor at Gollancz, bought UK and Commonwealth (ex. Canada) rights for Seven Devils, plus one sequel, by Elizabeth May and Laura Lam from Juliet Mushens at Caskie Mushens in association with Russell […]Read More
From the Archives: Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter
President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, […]Read More
Cover Reveal: Slow Bullets
We are thrilled to share with you the cover for Alastair Reynolds’ Slow Bullets. The cover art was designed by Thomas Canty with cover design by Elizabeth Story. From the author of the Revelation Space […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith
E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith (1890-1965) It is, remarkably, more than 100 years since Edward Elmer Smith began writing The Skylark of Space, the first novel in the series which created and exemplified the term ‘space opera‘. […]Read More
Happy Publication Day 19th May 2016
It’s publication day again. And that means books! Like a dog chasing a car it’s impossible not to get excited every time one of these comes around. Especially when we have two such great books […]Read More
My Eastercon Schedule – Manucunicon 2016
So come the end of next week I shall be hying myself hence to fabled Manchester, in search of enlightenment and shantih in the company of wise souls and skilled sensei of the SF Way….which […]Read More
The Page 69 Test for ‘Ancestral Machines’
I was asked by Marshal Zeringue if I`d like to contribute to his ‘The Page 69 Test’ with regard to Ancestral Machines, where the idea is to open the book at page 69 and see […]Read More
From the Archives: Why Should I Read Geodesica by Sean Williams & Shane Dix?
You need to read Geodesica because there’s only one thing better than a good romance, and that’s a good romance set in space. ‘But wait!’ you cry. ‘How about a good romance in space that […]Read More
From the Archives: Why Should I Read Orphans by Sean Williams & Shane Dix?
You need to read Orphans because you’re a fan of new space opera and you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. How many space operas start with a guy taking a bath? […]Read More
From the Archives: Why Should I Read Evergence by Sean Williams & Shane Dix?
You need to read Evergence because you’re either a space opera fan or a Star Wars fan, or both (you can be both, it’s okay). Here’s a review in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction that explains […]Read More