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SFX Book Club: The Stars My Destination

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation. Deep space is my dwelling space, The stars my destination. Current SF Master work of the Week is one of the all-time great works of SF. Among many other claims to fame, it is one of the major precursors of Cyberpunk, a brilliant riff on […]

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From the Attic VII: Vonda N. McIntyre

In the Nebula-winning novella “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand” a healer, Snake, uses three specially bred snakes to inject medicines to the sick.  Whilst saving the life of a young boy one of her snakes is killed by his suspicious family.  Unfortunately these dreamsnakes are almost irreplaceable and a healer without one is seriously […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Blood Music

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week, Greg Bear’s Blood Music is, among many other things, one of the earliest – and still one of the finest – exemplars of biopunk. To introduce you to this extraordinary work, we’re delighted that our good friends at SFX, the UK’s premier SF entertainment magazine, have kindly allowed us […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: June 2014

  ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov     Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: Was Jules Verne a science fiction writer? Was Jules […]

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From the Attic VI: The 2014 Nebula Award for Best Novel

The Nebula Awards are presented annually by the SF Writers of America in four categories, Novel, Novella, Novellette and Short Story.  This year’s awards will be announced on the weekend of 16-17th May.  I know some people place more value on such awards than others, but I certainly find the shortlists for the major SF […]

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Happy Birthday Gene Wolfe

Today is the 83rd birthday of one of SF & Fantasy’s most extraordinary voices. ‘Genius’ is an overused word in modern life (as is ‘celebrity’ – don’t get us started!) but I’m prepared to go out on a limb and say that it’s absolutely merited on this occasion.  Having already written glowingly about Gene Wolfe […]

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SFX Book Club: A Canticle for Leibowitz

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. On this occasion, we revisit one of the seminal works of religious-themed SF, Walter M. […]

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From the Attic V: Seven For A Secret

Seven personal favourite SF and Fantasy Novels by women that I think deserve a UK edition.   Elizabeth Bear – Dust A couple of years ago I was able to pick up some of Elizabeth Bear‘s US editions in my local bookstore but not recently.  Given her popularity in award polls and her prolific and […]

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The King in Yellow: Inspiring HBO’s True Detective

If you’re on Twitter as much as Gollancz tends to be, you’ve probably noticed all of the excitement there’s been about HBO’s new series True Detective. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, it’s being hailed as ‘the best detective show since the Wire’ and there’s no doubt that it’s making a huge splash over in […]

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From the Attic IV: Michaela Roessner – Vanishing Point

Like most of you reading this, I do have a penchant for recommending books I’ve enjoyed and that I sometimes think of as my pet discoveries.  One author I am particularly keen to draw attention to is Michaela Roessner, and especially her remarkable second novel Vanishing Point. I enjoyed Roessner’s unusual debut, Walkabout Woman which […]

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The Michael Moorcock Collection: An Inside View

As posted last week on the Gollancz blog, we’re delighted to hand today’s post over to the estimable John Davey, who has been undertaking the mammoth task of producing the definitive editions of Michael Moorcock’s extraordinary body of fantasy fiction . . .   As editor of the Michael Moorcock Collection, I’ve been asked by […]

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From the Attic III: Connie Willis

The novels of Connie Willis are popular enough that maybe I don’t need to tell you about them, but how about her short fiction?  Time Is The Fire is the first UK collection of Willis’ shorter fiction and features ten stories originally published between 1982 and 2005.  Eight of them won the Hugo Award, the […]

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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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A SENSE OF SHADOW by Kate Wilhelm

Frequently in Kate Wilhelm’s best fiction memories and dreams become entwined with and are influenced beyond the norm by the protagonist’s social environment. The reader familiar with these stories will recognise much in A Sense Of Shadow (1981) that was previously seen in ‘Somerset Dreams’ for instance. At the same time as Wilhelm’s story is […]

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From The Attic II: Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy says her favourite bird is the mockingbird because ‘it never sings the same song twice.’  So far the same can be said of Murphy herself.  Some writers find a genre seam and mine it successfully (and some exhaust it sooner than they realise) but Pat Murphy has spent her career questing around the edges […]

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