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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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R.I.P. Daniel Keyes

All of us at Gollancz and SF Gateway were saddened to learn of the death of Daniel Keyes. Although never a prolific author, he made an indelible mark on science fiction – and the literary world at large – with the incredibly moving masterpiece Flowers for Algernon. A Nebula Award-winning novel expanded from a Hugo […]

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Your Friendly Reminder: Androids and Electric Sheep in Two Days . . .

Just a quick and friendly reminder ahead of the weekend that, as mentioned a couple of weeks ago, BBC Radio 4 will be airing a new adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? this Sunday at 15:00. This new adaptation is part of BBC Radio 4‘s Dangerous Visions season; it […]

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Androids Will Dream of Electric Sheep . . .

. . . real soon now! As alluded to on Wednesday, we have news of an androidal nature. And it is this: BBC Radio 4 will be airing a new adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in just a couple of weeks. As part of their Dangerous Visions season, […]

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Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day!

This is a community service.  Or possibly an unhealthy obsession. Either way, we find we have no option but to plug a really cool initiative by the worldwide comics publishing industry: Free Comic Book Day, an annual event whereby comics publishers and retailers work together to promote this fantastic medium of visual storytelling and – […]

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SF Gateway Welcomes Katherine MacLean and Judith Moffett!

We are delighted to announce that SF Gateway has recently concluded deals to publish SFWA Author Emeritus Katherine MacLean and Judith Moffett, winner of the 1988 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. We will be publishing Katherine MacLean‘s novel The Missing Man, based on her Nebula Award-winning novella of the same name, as […]

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SF Gateway: the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winners

A few weeks ago, we highlighted our success over the lifetime of the BSFA Awards, with SF Gateway and Gollancz combined having a staggering 33 of the 43 winners to date. We’re hoping that will go up to 34 out of 44, when this year’s award is announced 65th Eastercon in Glasgow, the weekend after […]

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The 10th Victim

This is a public service announcement. Fans of classic SF cinema need to know that today sees the release of the dual-format DVD & Blu-Ray version of The 10th Victim, Elio Petri‘s 1965 film, starring Ursula Andress and based on Robert Sheckley‘s story ‘The Seventh Victim’. Here’s the catalogue copy: Set in the near future, […]

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Hellos and Goodbyes

A couple of changes are coming up for the SF Gateway website from next month: one presaged last year and one a response to circumstances. So, as noted when the Xmas Sale started last year, it’s ‘hello again’ to the Author of the Month slot, which will continue much as it left off in December, […]

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The Space Merchants (No, Not Those Ones)

It may be redundant to say this, but we love classic SF. I know! Who saw that coming?! The thing is, we don’t just love it because we publish lots of it – in fact, it’s the opposite: we publish lots of it because we love it. And we also love it when other people […]

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