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The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

I didn’t read the second Thomas Covenant trilogy when I was a teenager (see my ramblings about the first books here). I’m not sure why – perhaps I just didn’t have them, and couldn’t find anyone to lend them to me? Anyway, it wasn’t until I started rereading the series in preparation for The Runes […]

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The Glasswright Quintet by Mindy Klasky

Last week on the excellent E-Reads blog, Richard Curtis – agent, author, publisher, gentleman – posted  a piece about Mindy Klasky’s Glasswright quintet. As SF Gateway has licensed a large number of titles from E-Reads and because anything Richard says is worth listening to, we thought we’d shamelessly steal point you in the direction of […]

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Happy Birthday John Brunner

HIPCRIME: You committed one when you opened this book. Keep it up. It’s our only hope. ~ The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad Mulligan If you recognise the above quote, then chances are you’re one of the enlightened souls who’ve read  Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner‘s brilliantly fractured 1968 novel, which won the Hugo Award and […]

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Something in the Water Part III

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we continue to lavish praise on The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and particularly its excellent On This Day feature. If you’re looking for an instant run-down of births, deaths and anniversaries in the SF world – and, let’s face it, who isn’t? – there’s simply no […]

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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

I can’t remember how I first came across Stephen Donaldson’s writing. I have a vague image of my godmother – a wonderful woman who introduced me to SF/F and let me borrow anything I wanted from her shelves, and hang the inappropriate content – passing me something when I was about 11. Mordant’s Need, perhaps? […]

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New Book of the Week: The Visitor

Sheri S. Tepper, SF and Fantasy writer extraordinaire, gives us an exciting, evocative and thought-provoking tale where science and magic meet head-on.   The “magic” that once was America died horribly along with most of the Earth’s inhabitants when an asteroid crashed into the planet sometime during the twenty-first century. Hundreds of years have passed, […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Lathe of Heaven

Shortlisted for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards in 1972, our current SF Masterwork of the Week is Grand Master Ursula K. Le Guin‘s The Lathe of Heaven. Through his dreams, George Orr can make alternate realities real George Orr is a mild and unremarkable man who finds the world a less than pleasant place […]

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New Book of the Week: An Alien Heat

Our New Book of the Week is the first part of Michael Moorcock’s extraordinary The Dancers at the End of Time sequence: An Alien Heat. Of course, we recommend the entire trilogy, but we’ve only got one New Book of the Week slot so we’ve had to improvise on the Home Page. As we have […]

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Happy Birthday Pat Cadigan!

Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to our two-time Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning Author of the Month: the Queen of Cyberpunk, Pat Cadigan! Pat is the author of numerous outstanding SF novels, such as Synners and Fools – winners of the two aforementioned Arthur C. Clarke Awards – and has been praised by such luminaries […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: September 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: ‘Translations Part II’ Last column I talked about what […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Month: Pat Cadigan

Our Author of the Month for September is the wonderful (and, we were very pleased to learn recently, apparently indestructible!) Pat Cadigan. Pat has twice won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 1992 for Synners – which is available as an SF Gateway eBook and an SF Masterworks paperback – and then again in 1995 […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: No Enemy But Time

Our latest SF Masterwork of the Week is Michael Bishop’s 1983 Nebula Award-winning novel, No Enemy But Time, described by BSFA Award-winner Alastair Reynolds as ‘one of the great time travel novels, and simply one of the great science fiction novels’. Joshua Kampa is torn between two worlds-the Early Pleistocene Africa of his dreams and […]

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