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Gollancz signs up sequel to The War of the Worlds from Stephen Baxter

Today we being you an exciting announcement from our sister imprint, Gollancz.   Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World rights to The Massacre of Mankind. Gollancz Commissioning Editor, Marcus Gipps, bought world rights from Chris Schelling of Selectric Artists.   The Massacre of Mankind is a sequel to one of the most famous and […]

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RIP David Hartwell

What a horrible way to start the day. As announced by Patrick Nielsen Hayden on Making Light, and subsequently reported by Locus, legendary Tor editor David Hartwell has passed away. I won’t attempt to summarise his incredible career – that is better left to Locus and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (and, no doubt, scores […]

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Now in eBook: Grendel

Back in July, we published a Fantasy Masterworks edition of John Gardner’s Grendel – a brilliantly-executed retelling of Beowulf from the point of view of the monster, with a new introduction by Adam Roberts. Fantasy Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook   When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives […]

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Gollancz Welcomes William Gibson!

Not, strictly speaking, SF Gateway news, but exciting enough for us to want to crow about it here: Gollancz has secured the rights to William Gibson‘s Cyberpunk classic, Neuromancer, as well as follow-ups Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive, and story collection Burning Chrome. From the official press release: The UK and Commonwealth rights to […]

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Welcoming John Wyndham to the Masterworks

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born on this day in 1903, in Knowle, Warwickshire.  Although he published work under the pen names John Beynon Harris, John Beynon, Wyndham Parkes, Lucas Parkes and Johnson Harris, he was, of course, best known to the literary world as John Wyndham: master of the cosy catastrophe. Which […]

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It’s a Science Fictional Day

Today is one of those days when the science fictional world spills over into the real world. First of all, today is Asteroid Day, a global event dedicated to increasing the awareness of asteroids and the very real – if statistically small – possibility of one of them impacting the Earth.  Asteroid Day is held […]

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Author Spotlight: Tanith Lee

A pall was cast over last week with the news that Tanith Lee had passed away. An extraordinary writer, in terms of  both the breadth and quality of her work, Tanith Lee was a World and British Fantasy Award-winner, a World Horror Grandmaster and recipient of the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards for life […]

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RIP Tanith Lee

We were saddened to learn yesterday that beloved fantasy author, Tanith Lee has passed away.  A World Horror Grandmaster, winner of the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards for lifetime achievement, she was also the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award, in 1980, for Death’s Master, the second of her Flat Earth novels. […]

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Title Spotlight: Childhood’s End

Our current Title Spotlight comes with a short visual presentation for your entertainment! Childhood’s End Teaser Trailer from Illuminated Pictures on Vimeo. Childhood’s End is Arthur C. Clarke‘s transcendent masterpiece, the book that shows most clerly the influence of Olaf Stapledon on his writing.  This book took the top of my head off when I first […]

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Gollancz’s Malcolm Edwards

News was recently released to the book trade concerning upcoming changes to Gollancz. From the official press release: MALCOLM EDWARDS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF GOLLANCZ AND CONSULTANT PUBLISHER OF ORION David Young, CEO of The Orion Publishing Group announces today that Malcolm Edwards will be standing down as Deputy CEO and Publisher of Orion at the […]

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Welcome to the Gateway, Jack McDevitt!

Continuing our series of spotlights on authors who have joined us following our recent integration of classic SFF titles from across the Hachette Group of publishers, Gateway is delighted to welcome the Nebula Award-winning author of The Engines of God and A Talent for War, Jack McDevitt!

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Welcome to the Gateway, Gregory Maguire

Continuing our series of spotlights on authors who have joined us following our recent integration of classic SFF titles from across the Hachette Group of publishers, Gateway is delighted to welcome the author of the best-selling Wicked, Gregory Maguire!

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