From The Attic II: Pat Murphy
Pat Murphy says her favourite bird is the mockingbird because ‘it never sings the same song twice.’ So far the same can be said of Murphy herself. Some writers find a genre seam and mine it successfully (and some exhaust it sooner than they realise) but Pat Murphy has spent her career questing around the edges […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Michael Bishop
Part and parcel of working on a site dedicated to classic SF is the sad but inevitable truth that many of our authors – among them some of the giants of 20th century science fiction and fantasy – are no longer with us. Death and taxes, as the saying goes (although, judging by recent revelations […]Read More
SF Gateway Author of the Month: Kate Wilhelm
November’s Author of the Month is one of modern science fiction’s most influential figures. Kate Wilhelm has been nominated for the John W. Campbell, James Tiptree, Jr and World Fantasy Awards, won the Nebula Award three times, the Hugo Award twice – including the best novel Hugo for her most famous work Where Late the […]Read More
SF Gateway Welcomes R L Fanthorpe!
Have you ever thrilled to the SF adventures of Lionel Roberts? Raced breakneck through the breathless prose of Leo Brett? Indulged in the macabre tales of Bron Fane 0r the galaxy-spanning stories of Pel Torro? Does the name John E. Muller mean anything to you? What about Karl Zeigfreid? Trebor Thorpe? Believe it or not, […]Read More
Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: THE DRAGON GRIAULE
6,000 feet long, from head to tail . . . This is the second of our Fantasy Masterworks launch titles, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Lucius Shepard’s acclaimed The Dragon Griaule. Collected together in one volume, these stories and novellas tell the fascinating tale of the Dragon Griaule, a beast so immense its […]Read More
Joe Haldeman Signing in London!
World Fantasy Con 2013 in Brighton is almost upon us, and the great and the good of the genre are on their way to the UK. Which means signings! Lots and lots of signings. We’ll give you some more information about who’s where when in the next few days, but first I wanted to flag […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Ursula Le Guin!
On this day, eighty-four years ago, Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born. I’m not sure whether she’s celebrating the event, but we certainly are! Apart from being one of the most lyrical, insightful, imaginative and important authors the SFF field has ever produced, she is that rarest of writers: one fêted by the literary establishment […]Read More
RUN TO THE STARS
I’ve been going on a bit of a Michael Scott Rohan reading jag in the last year or so, for no real good reason than I remembered liking his work a lot. I reread the Spiral series (available as Gateway ebooks! Here’s the link to the first one, Chase the Morning) first, as when I […]Read More
SF Gateway Author of the Month: Edgar Rice Burroughs
If you were asked to tick off famous fictional characters on your fingers, chances are that before you made it to your second hand you’d name October’s Author of the Month’s signature character. There’s a very good argument to be made for Tarzan of the Apes being the single most well-known character in all in […]Read More
Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: October 2013
‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: Life in the Future I went to Europe […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Nicola Griffith
Today is the birthday of multi-award-winning author and editor, and friend of the SF Gateway, Nicola Griffith. Nicola Griffith‘s first novel, Ammonite, won the James Tiptree Jr and the Lambda Awards and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and BSFA Awards. Her second novel, Slow River, won the Nebula, Lambda and Gaylactic Spectrum Awards. Both […]Read More
From the SFX Book Club: RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA
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. Gollancz‘s resident master of hard SF, Stephen Baxter, multi-award-winning author, BSFA president and collaborator with Sir […]Read More