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Editors’ Choice

Ray Bradbury Five Years On

Hard to believe it’s been five years since the great Ray Bradbury passed away. We won’t attempt a retrospective; it would be foolish and arrogant to think we could put into context a seventy-year writing career in a singe blog post. Very simply: Ray Bradbury was one of our greatest writers. Of any genre. Of […]

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From the Archives: Editors’ Choice: A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg

This week’s Editors’ Choice is Robert Silverberg‘s wonderful A Time of Changes. In the far future, humanity has spread across the galaxy to worlds that began as colonies, but now feel like home, each with its own long history of a thousand years or more, and each with its own unique culture. One of the […]

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Title Spotlight: Russian Spring

Written just months before the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Norman Spinrad’s Russian Spring might hold the record for the fastest transformation from future SF to alternate history . . . In the near future, the debt-laden U.S. owns a technology that renders it ‘the world’s best-defended Third World country’. The only functioning space programme […]

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Title Spotlight: Fugue for a Darkening Island

Gateway is proud to spotlight Christopher Priest’s prescient novel of global migration and disaster: Fugue for a Darkening Island . . . As Europe looks for ways to deal with the humanitarian crisis of Syria’s misplaced population and the influx of refugees crossing the Mediterranean Christopher Priest’s second novel has a new, timely, edge. Survivors […]

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Title Spotlight: A Far Sunset

Continuing our topical theme, we spotlight Edmund Cooper’s A Far Sunset . . . The year is 2032 A.D. The Gloria Mundi, a star ship built and manned by the new United States of Europe, touches down on the planet, Alatair Five. Disaster strikes, leaving only one apparent survivor – an Englishman named Paul Marlow, […]

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Title Spotlight: Darwinia

Our current crop of Spotlight Titles share a common, topical theme.  First up: Robert Charles Wilson’s Aurora Award-winner, Darwinia . . . In 1912 the world changes overnight. Europe and all its inhabitants disappear, replaced by a primeval continent which becomes known as Darwinia: a strange land in which evolution has followed a different path. […]

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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 […]

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Editors’ Choice: Darwinia by Robert Charles Wilson

Nothing reminds me that we’re living in the future quite as much as writing a sentence like ‘I read Darwinia towards the end of last century’.  Sure, I know the 21st century is only a dozen years old but it still sounds kind of . . . epochal.  And I don’t want to hear any […]

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

I beg your pardon. Are you accusing us of a club-fisted David Bowie reference in a shameless attempt to attract traffic and move ourselves up the search results? We’ve never been so insulted in all our life . . . but in the words of one Bilbo Baggins of Hobbiton (via New Zealand): ‘Fair enough.’ […]

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Editors’ Choice: Pat Cadigan’s Patterns

  Pat Cadigan should need no introduction to anyone serious about science fiction. She has twice won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award – in 1992 for Synners, and then again in 1995 for Fools – and has been shortlisted multiple times for the Hugo, Nebula, Philip K. Dick, BSFA, World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Awards, […]

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Editors’ Choice: A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg

This week’s Editors’ Choice is Robert Silverberg‘s wonderful A Time of Changes.   In the far future, humanity has spread across the galaxy to worlds that began as colonies, but now feel like home, each with its own long history of a thousand years or more, and each with its own unique culture. One of […]

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Editors’ Choice: Cowboy Angels by Paul McAuley

  This week’s SF Gateway Editors’ Choice comes, controversially, from the 21st century: Cowboy Angels by the Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winning author Paul McAuley.   It is 1984 in the United States of America. Not our version of America, but an America that calls itself the Real, […]

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