Happy Birthday, Patricia A. McKillip and Tim Powers!
It seems oddly fitting that two of modern fantasy’s finest authors should have their birthdays on that Brigadoon of dates, the 29th February. Tim Powers and Patricia A. McKillip, boasting six World Fantasy Awards between them (for now!), today celebrate their sixteenth and seventeenth birthdays, respectively. To catalogue their literary triumphs would take us up […]Read More
Six Twisty Time-Travel Novels
Wondering how on Earth it could already be February? Where does all the time go? We can’t guarantee these six brilliantly twisty time-travel novels will give you the answer, but reading them would definitely be time well spent! Lest Darkness Fall by L. Sprague de Camp The Roman Empire had spread order, knowledge, and civilisation […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: Earthquake Weather
Our latest Masterworks Spotlight is the third book of the Fault Lines sequence from three-times World Fantasy Award-winner, the incomparable Tim Powers! Fantasy Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook A young woman possessed by a ghost has slain the Fisher King of the West, Scott Crane. Now, temporarily freed from that malevolent spirit, she seeks to […]Read More
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, […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: Expiration Date
Our current Masterworks Spotlight is World Fantasy Award-winner Tim Powers’ second volume in the Fault Lines trilogy, Expiration Date. A word of warning, though: if you can’t conceive of fantasy that doesn’t involve magic swords, rings of power, perilous quests and farm-boys-with-a-destiny, then look away now; Tim Powers doesn’t do elves or dwarves that read […]Read More
Happy Publication Day: 9th April 2015
We’d like to wish a very happy Publication Day to all of our books out in bookshops and online today. This week it’s all about the paperbacks and we have all the paperbacks a reader could want. From classic SF and Fantasy to contemporary masters of the genre we’ve so many unmissible new books to pick […]Read More
Gollancz Editors’ Favourite Masterworks: Emily
And so, into the home stretch, our final piece by the Gollancz editors comes from Emily and features Philip K. Dick Award-winner, The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers . . . The Anubis Gates appeared on my radar when I was a poor, sunlight-deprived student, desperately searching for a way to avoid my Essay […]Read More
Fantasy Masterworks: the List So Far . . .
As we approach the 2014 World Fantasy Convention, held this year in Washington D.C., we thought it might be a good time to bring you all up-to-date with the re-launched Fantasy Masterworks series. Et voila! October 2013: Aegypt by John Crowley [paperback | eBook] October 2013: The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard [paperback | eBook] […]Read More
Readers Choice Winner for October
It’s probably redundant to point this out on a website devoted to classic science fiction, but the Readers’ Choice submissions for October were all very . . . classic. We had Fritz Leiber‘s Hugo Award-winning The Big Time, the third volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon: Killdozer!, arguably Poul Anderson‘s finest single novel, […]Read More
Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: LAST CALL
October is here, and with it, the re-launch of the Fantasy Masterworks in their stunning (if we do say so ourselves) new cover style! We’ll be featuring each of the launch titles on the blog over the coming weeks and to get the ball rolling, we’re delighted to present Tim Powers’ World Fantasy Award-winning first […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Tim Powers . . . Kind Of . . .
Multi-award-winning fantasy author Tim Powers was born on 29th February, 1952 – making him either fifteen-and-a-bit or sixty-one today. Or tomorrow. Or . . . something. Perhaps we’re biased at SF Gateway, but there’s always seemed something inherently fantastic about the floating day of the 29th February. It’s like a mini Brigadoon, popping up every […]Read More
SF Gateway Author of the Week: James P. Blaylock
James P. Blaylock won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1987. He has two World Fantasy Awards for short fiction and has been shortlisted for best novel five times. Along with fellow Californians, Tim Powers and K. W. Jeter, he has as good a claim as any to be regarded as the father of Steampunk. […]Read More