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Walter Tevis

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Walter Tevis‘s cult classic novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, published in 1963, enjoyed thirteen years of recognition in and of itself before becoming forever linked with (and, let’s face it, submerged beneath) Nicolas Roeg’s 1976 film. You know the one: fellow by the name of David Bowie starred in it. At the risk […]

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Gateway Essentials: Walter Tevis

Welcome back to our ongoing tour of the Gateway Essentials. Today . . . Walter Tevis. While a student at the University of Kentucky, Tevis worked in a pool hall and published a story about the game for an English class. He would later revisit his love for pool in the novels The Hustler and […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Man Who Fell to Earth

Our second SF Masterwork spotlight this week, is Walter Tevis’s remarkable novel that was the basis for Nicolas Roeg‘s cult film, starring the late David Bowie. Thomas Jerome Newton is an extraterrestrial from the planet Anthea, which has been devastated by a series of nuclear wars, and whose inhabitants are twice as intelligent as human […]

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Happy Publication Day 25th May 2016!

It’s publication day for two of our more literary science fiction authors. The first is a modern collection of short fiction from one of the most exciting new voices in science fiction, Hannu Rajaniemi. The second is a new addition to our SF Masterworks series, which collects only the absolute best science fiction ever published, […]

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New Book Spotlight: Mockingbird

Walter Tevis is the acclaimed author of The Hustler and The Colour of Money, both made into Oscar-winning films, and The Man Who Fell to Earth – filmed by Nicholas Roeg and featuring David Bowie in his first film role. One would think having penned three cult novels woudl be enough for anyone, Tevis is […]

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Classic Sci-Fi Cinema

We’ve just heard from the British Film Institute, which is running an autumn festival of films they thought would be of particular interest to SF Gateway readers. SCI-FI: Days of Fear and Wonder,  running across the autumn, in cinemas and online on BFI Player, presented in partnership across the UK with the BFI’s Film Audience […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Mockingbird

Our current Masterwork of the week is a haunting dystopian vision from the acclaimed author of novels as diverse as The Hustler and The Man Who Fell to Earth: Walter Tevis. The future is a grim place in which the declining human population wanders, drugged and lulled by electronic bliss. It’s a world without art, […]

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