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SF Gateway Guest Post

Readers’ Choice: Michael Scott Rohan’s The Anvil of Ice

A guest post from Gollancz editor extraordinaire, Marcus Gipps . . . I read The Anvil of Ice – and the two subsequent books in the trilogy, The Forge in the Forest and The Hammer of the Sun more than a few years after they were first published, as a teenager devouring the fantasy section […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: April 2013

‘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: My Desk . . . Writers are always being […]

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Reflections on Feminism, Ecology and Life from Sheri S. Tepper

We recently sent Sheri S. Tepper the proposed Introduction to her forthcoming SF Gateway omnibus for her comments and thoughts. Accompanying Ms Tepper’s gracious reply was an autobiographical note so extraordinary that we asked her for permission to post it here.  From first paragraph to last, we were transfixed; we’re sure you will be, too. […]

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Readers’ Choice: Vector for Seven

This week’s Readers’ Choice is Josephine Saxton‘s Vector for Seven, and comes from the esteemed Kev McVeigh, purveyor of insightful reviews and tireless champion of the genre. Kev has kindly allowed us to re-publish this revised version of a review that first appeared on his blog, Performative Utterance and has since been published on Ian […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Dying Inside

Our current SF Masterwork of the Week is Robert Silverberg‘s extraordinary Dying Inside.  To flesh out the book many regard as Silverberg’s finest, we’re delighted to republish a review from SF Gateway’s own Andrew Spong, who has run an SF Masterworks review site since 2005. It’s a detailed and insightful review and we hope you’ll […]

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Phillip Mann: The Disestablishment of Paradise

To mark his return to the Gollancz list after a far-too-long absence, we asked author Phillip Mann a few questions about his new novel, The Disestablishment of Paradise, which was released on Thursday 21st February. The first part of the interview is on the Gollancz blog here, the second part is here, and this is the […]

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Adventures in Ice by Michael Scott Rohan

SF Gateway is delighted to present a guest post from acclaimed fantasy author Michael Scott Rohan, author of the award-winning Winter of the World series. Everyone said what a good idea it was making Ice the evil force in my Winter of the World books, but it seemed quite natural to me. I grew up […]

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Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter

President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, an asteroid shows up in Earth orbit. Humanity is locked in a continuing Cold War between US and USSR, and […]

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Paul McAuley on PAVANE

Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author, Paul McAuley has posted an appreciation of Keith Roberts‘ Pavane on his blog. You should go read it. 1588: Queen Elizabeth is felled by an assassin’s bullet. Within the week, the Spanish Armada had set sail, and its victory changed the course of history. 1968: England is still dominated by […]

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Immortalising the Backlist

Norman Spinrad is the acclaimed author of Bug Jack Barron and The Iron Dream, and was an important figure in the New Wave. In this piece, originally posted on the author’s website and republished here with his kind permission, he offers a personal view on the digital publishing revolution in general, and Science Fiction in […]

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Pat Cadigan’s FOOLS: A Review by Paul McAuley

Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner, Paul McAuley, in addition to being one of SF’s finest writers, is also an astute judge of a good book. Here, he reviews fellow-Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Pat Cadigan‘s Fools, which won the award in 1995 . . . Fools, Pat Cadigan‘s third novel, is set in the same milieu as […]

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Norman Spinrad’s The Solarians: a Review by Stephen Baxter

In the first of what we hope will be many guest posts by Gollancz’s very talented authors, multi-award-winning author and SF Gateway Advisory Board member, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Norman Spinrad’s 1966 solar disaster novel, The Solarians . . . I’m pleased to see Norman Spinrad’s The Solarians as an early entry on […]

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