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Walter M Miller Jr

On This Day: Walter M. Miller, Jr. Died

On this day, in 1996, the body of Walter M. Miller, Jr was discovered, at his home in Florida (according to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction; other sources place the date earlier). He took his own life, shortly after the death of his wife, Anna. Miller was never prolific, publishing only about  three dozen stories […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Dark Benediction

The second of this month’s Masterworks spotlights is Dark Benediction, an essential collection of short fiction from the Hugo Award-winning author of A Canticle For Leibowitz. paperback | eBook Walter M. Miller Jr is best remembered as the author of A Canticle For Leibowitz, universally recognized as one of the greatest novels of modern SF. […]

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On This Day: Walter M. Miller Jr

On this day, in 1923, Walter Michael Miller, Jr was born, in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In August of this year, we will be publishing his wonderful story collection, Dark Benediction, as an SF masterworks paperback and an SF Gateway eBook, with a new introduction by none other than Hugo and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning […]

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A (New Yorker) Canticle for Leibowitz

The excellent Charlie Panayiotou, film, manga and anime maven and Gollancz editor wrangler extraordinaire draws our attention to an excellent appreciation of Walter M. Miller Jr’s Hugo Award-winning classic A Canticle for Leibowitz in The New Yorker . . . One of the American airmen who participated in the bombing of Monte Cassino was a […]

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Golllancz & SF Gateway Hugo Award eBook Promotion: the 1960s

As preparations for Loncon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, continue, we move our attention to Gollancz and SF Gateway’s past Hugo winners from the 1960s, a decade in which – as you will soon see – we did quite well  . . . You can download the the e-book edition of any of the […]

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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 […]

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SFX Book Club: A Canticle for Leibowitz

As regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know, our good friends at SFX have kindly agreed to allow us to republish those articles from their SFX Book Club that relate to our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles. On this occasion, we revisit one of the seminal works of religious-themed SF, Walter M. […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: A Canticle for Leibowitz

Our current SF Masterwork of the Week makes a welcome return to the list in hardback, with a stunning new cover by the wonderful Dominic Harman. Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for best novel, we are delighted to be publishing the extraordinary A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Described by The […]

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