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Masterworks

Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: LAST CALL

October is here, and with it, the re-launch of the Fantasy Masterworks in their stunning (if we do say so ourselves) new cover style! We’ll be featuring each of the launch titles on the blog over the coming weeks and to get the ball rolling, we’re delighted to present Tim Powers’ World Fantasy Award-winning first […]

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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 […]

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New SF Masterwork: Random Acts of Senseless Violence

‘Simply the coolest writer of his generation . . . Science fiction just doesn’t come any better than this’ ~ Northern Echo ‘Not since Kurt Vonnegut in his SF prime has there been a talent so iconoclastically sparkling as Womack’s ~ Manchester Evening News Jack Womack has seen SF publishing from both sides, having been […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Tarzan of the Apes and Other Tales

One never likes to begin a blog post with a contradiction, but this week’s SF Masterwork of the Week isn’t. An SF Masterwork, that is.  Tarzan of the Apes and Other Tales is the latest of our line of imaginatively-titled Big Black Books, and is a centenary edition containing the first six Tarzan stories. We’ve […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: STAR MAKER

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. And so, we turn to Gollancz‘s resident master of wide-screen SF, Stephen Baxter, multi-award-winning author, […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: DOUBLE STAR

Robert A. Heinlein – ‘the Dean of science fiction’ – won an impressive four Hugo Awards for Best Novel. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress won in 1967; his best-known books, Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land, in 1960 and ’62, respectively; but the first to pick up the coveted rocket-shaped trophy was […]

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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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SF Masterwork of the Week: Gateway

It seems fitting, following the death of the great Frederik Pohl, that his best-known novel, Gateway, is our new SF Masterwork of the Week. As winner of the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, among others, it is clearly a major touchstone in the genre. And to tell us about it, courtesy of […]

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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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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Time Machine

The SF Masterwork of the Week for the end of August, is H. G. Wells‘ seminal time-travel novel, The Time Machine. Continuing our new regular feature – thanks to our good friends at SFX, who have kindly agreed to allow us to republish SFX Book Club articles covering our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Emphyrio

The recently-departed Jack Vance is our current Author of the Month, so we thought it appropriate to select one of his titles as Masterwork of the Week. And, as we are wont to do when the stars align correctly, we turn to SF Gateway’s resident social media consultant, Andrew Spong, for his thoughts on Emphyrio […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Time is the Fire

OK, people, let’s keep this one nice and simple. By the numbers: 10 stories . . . 8 Hugo Awards . . . 5 Nebula Awards . . . 1 indispensable collection. Time is the Fire: The Best of Connie Willis is our Masterwork of the Week. This new collection of stories from the multi-award-winning […]

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