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Joe Haldeman Signing in London!

World Fantasy Con 2013 in Brighton is almost upon us, and the great and the good of the genre are on their way to the UK. Which means signings! Lots and lots of signings. We’ll give you some more information about who’s where when in the next few days, but first I wanted to flag […]

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From the Attic: An Introduction

Perhaps it is the position of science fiction on the periphery of mainstream fiction that makes it so open to borrowing from elsewhere, from physics and fairy tales, from philosophy, folklore and myth.  And perhaps it is the position of women on the periphery of mainstream (patriarchal) culture that makes SF so suitable a genre […]

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RUN TO THE STARS

I’ve been going on a bit of a Michael Scott Rohan reading jag in the last year or so, for no real good reason than I remembered liking his work a lot. I reread the Spiral series (available as Gateway ebooks! Here’s the link to the first one, Chase the Morning) first, as when I […]

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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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From the SFX Book Club: RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

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. Gollancz‘s resident master of hard SF, Stephen Baxter, multi-award-winning author, BSFA president and collaborator with Sir […]

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The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

I didn’t read the second Thomas Covenant trilogy when I was a teenager (see my ramblings about the first books here). I’m not sure why – perhaps I just didn’t have them, and couldn’t find anyone to lend them to me? Anyway, it wasn’t until I started rereading the series in preparation for The Runes […]

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The Glasswright Quintet by Mindy Klasky

Last week on the excellent E-Reads blog, Richard Curtis – agent, author, publisher, gentleman – posted  a piece about Mindy Klasky’s Glasswright quintet. As SF Gateway has licensed a large number of titles from E-Reads and because anything Richard says is worth listening to, we thought we’d shamelessly steal point you in the direction of […]

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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

I can’t remember how I first came across Stephen Donaldson’s writing. I have a vague image of my godmother – a wonderful woman who introduced me to SF/F and let me borrow anything I wanted from her shelves, and hang the inappropriate content – passing me something when I was about 11. Mordant’s Need, perhaps? […]

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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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Readers’ Choice: The Journal of Nicholas the American

Back in March, when the year was young and the trees still bereft of leaves, we hosted a review of Josephine Saxton‘s Vector for Seven, the Readers’ Choice selection of Kev McVeigh, friend of this parish and well known to the SF Community at large.  The selection and the blog post went down a treat […]

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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: Tau Zero

May’s first Masterwork of the Week is Poul Anderson‘s Hugo-shortlisted Tau Zero. The epic voyage of the spacecraft Leonora Christine will take her and her fifty-strong crew to a planet some thirty light-years distant. But, because the ship will accelerate to close to the speed of light, for those on board subjective time will slow […]

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Arthur C. Clarke’s THE CITY AND THE STARS

Every so often, when I know I’ve got a bit of time to kill and don’t want to do any ‘work’ reading, I grab an SF Masterwork off the shelf in the office and give it a go. (A shelf full of SF Masterworks is one of the best things about working at Gollancz). Normally […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: A Canticle for Leibowitz

Our current SF Masterwork of the Week makes a welcome return to the list in hardback, with a stunning new cover by the wonderful Dominic Harman. Winner of the 1961 Hugo Award for best novel, we are delighted to be publishing the extraordinary A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. Described by The […]

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Why Should I Read ORPHANS by Sean Williams and Shane Dix?

You need to read Orphans because you’re a fan of new space opera and you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. How many space operas start with a guy taking a bath? How many create an entirely new set of standard units of measurement? How many feature no less than ten versions […]

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