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Welcome to the Gateway, Ken MacLeod!

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 BSFA and Prometheus Award-winning author of such modern classics as The Fall Revolution sequence and Learning the World, Ken MacLeod! It’s a particular […]

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Gateway & Gollancz Announce Ursula K. Le Guin Deal

We are thrilled to announce a far-reaching new publishing project for Ursula K. Le Guin. We have acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights to five significant novels, two short story collections, a volume of selected non-fiction, as well as eBook rights to twelve widely-acclaimed novels including A Wizard of Earthsea and The Dispossessed amongst others. Our […]

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Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

There is an old Vulcan proverb: ‘Only Nixon could go to China’ Last Friday afternoon (GMT), the news broke across the internet that we had lost one of the great actors and personalities of the SF world. Leonard Simon Nimoy, who gained fame across the world for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan Spock, in […]

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SF Gateway Expands

We are delighted to announce the addition of some of the world’s finest SF & Fantasy authors to Gateway! As some of you may know, Gateway’s parent company is the Orion Publishing Group. Orion is, in turn, owned by the Hachette UK Group, which also owns Little, Brown, Hodder & Stoughton and Headline publishers, among […]

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SF Gateway & Gollancz: Proud Sponsors of the Edge Lit Festival

SF Gateway is delighted to announce that, along with sister imprint, Gollancz, we will be sponsoring Edge Lit 4, to be held on Saturday 11th July, in Derby. SF Gateway and Gollancz also sponsored last year’s Edge Lit festival, which featured no less august personages than Joe Abercrombie and Charles Stross as Guests of Honour, […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Acceptance Speech is Wonderful and Heartfelt

Readers of this blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy […]

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Science Fiction Theatre Double Bill!

Regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know we’re big fans of online classic SF dealer The Space Merchants and their fantastic monthly film show, Science Fiction Theatre.  In recent months, featured films have included Fahrenheit 451, Rollerball, Nineteen Eighty-Four and a micro-to-macro double bill of The Amazing Colossal Man and The Incredible Shrinking […]

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Classic Sci-Fi Cinema

We’ve just heard from the British Film Institute, which is running an autumn festival of films they thought would be of particular interest to SF Gateway readers. SCI-FI: Days of Fear and Wonder,  running across the autumn, in cinemas and online on BFI Player, presented in partnership across the UK with the BFI’s Film Audience […]

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LonCon3 is Here!

The day has finally arrived: Worldcon is in town! LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention commences today at the ExCel Centre in London’s docklands and runs until Monday 18th. In addition to a plethora (that’s an imperial plethora, by the way, from when the term actually meant something; none of your puny metric plethora) […]

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The Gollancz Festival

Today, the SF Gateway is mostly busy at the inaugural Gollancz Festival. LOOK!

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10 Days until Edge-Lit 3!

There seems to be an epidemic of conventions in the UK at the moment.  August is simply awash with geeky goodness, with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest taking place at Heathrow from the 8th to the 10th, the International Discworld Convention (the Ankh-Morpork Grand Exhibition) with Manchester standing in for Ankh-Morpork from the 8th until […]

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Have You Heard? I Am Legend . .

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season. Now, BBC Radio 4 Extra will present a two-part audio reading of Richard Matheson‘s timeless […]

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