Masterworks Spotlight: A Deepness in the Sky
Back in January, we opened 2016 by welcoming Vernor Vinge‘s Hugo Award-winning space opera epic A Fire Upon the Deep to the SF Masterworks list. Now, we’re delighted to add Vinge’s prequel, set thirty millennia earlier, A Deepness in the Sky, which went its predecessor one better, winning the Hugo Award for best novel and […]Read More
Happy Publication Day 14th July 2016!
It’s a bumper day for paperbacks, which means it’s a good day for your wallet which just means you can get even more books! We have a fantasy described by Patrick Rothfuss as a ‘strange alchemy, a recipe I’ve never seen before’, two hard sf novels that will leave you both yearning for space yet […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Vernor Vinge!
Vernor Vinge was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on this day in 1944. Professor of Mathematics at San Diego State University until he retired in 2000, he is best known for his two epic space operas A Fire Upon the Deep (1992) and A Deepness in the Sky (1999), both of which won the Hugo Award […]Read More
Gollancz & SF Gateway Hugo eBook Promotion: the '80s & '90s
Alas, the 1980s were a rather dry period for Gollancz Hugo Award winners, with only one for Arthur C. Clarke in 1980. Luckily, the world was put to rights in the following decade, with Gollancz claiming nearly half of the awards for Best Novel in the 1990s. All eBook editions of our winners are currently […]Read More
Gollancz & SF Gateway Hugo eBook Promotion: 2000 and Beyond
Right. With the small matter of LonCon3 rushing inexorably towards us and time becoming even more relative than usual, here, without further ado (and by ‘ado’ we mean ‘anything other than dates and names’) are our winners from the twenty-first century. And the year 2000, which is still the twentieth century (yes, it is; don’t […]Read More
SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners
Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway’s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards! And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the first and (for another couple of months, at least) most recent winners. Look: 1953 The Demolished […]Read More
Readers Choice Winner for January
And now . . . the end is near . . . and so we face . . . the final curtain . . . What’s that? We suffer from an overdeveloped sense of melodrama? Rubbish. What possible evidence do you have to support that? What? Oh. Right. Well. When you look at it that […]Read More
Locus Poll Results
Here follows an announcement from the Department of Plugging Our Books and Looking Smug At the Same Time: Last November, we exhorted you all to vote in the Locus Poll of the best SFF of the 20th and 21st centuries. The results of the poll are now in, and, rather gratifyingly, SF Gateway and sister […]Read More
SF Gateway Christmas Sale!
Hear ye! Hear ye!* Come one, come all!** Everything must go!*** Sierra! Alpha! Lima! Echo! SALE! SF Gateway is delighted to announce an end-of year sale: all regularly-priced eBooks will be reduced to £2.99 over the holiday period (which you can take to mean approximately 7th December through to the 10th […]Read More
My Favourite Space Operas Over At SF Signal
Says it all really – was asked to contribute my faves to SF Signal’s regular Mind Meld feature. So get ye hence and scroll to the bottom for my pronunciamentos: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2010/06/mind-meld-the-best-space-operas-in-science-fiction/Read More