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On the fourth day of Christmas…

I got an e-reader for Christmas and on it, I put . . .

O wonder of wonders! An e-reader for Christmas – for indeed, the ebook revolution is upon us! But once you have the device, whatever to load on to it? Which title, from the many, many novels available, should be the first one you download. Which seminal novel to choose, to be the very first on this extraordinary science-fictional device?

. . . of course it has to be a science-fiction novel! But now the genre decision is made, how to narrow it down even further? How to decide between so many classic titles? Never fear, for help is at hand in the form of the magnificent SFGateway, where All The Worlds of Space and Time Await You.

This is your new portal to SF – here, you and your e-reader can explore strange new worlds, and seek out new life and new civilisations. You can be lost in space, enjoy epic star wars, or go on a galaxy-quest unlike any other. There are classics to rediscover, new favourites to find, a forum full of recommendations and so much more! So give yourself and your shiny new e-reader a treat – download something wonderful today!

And since it’s the fourth day of Christmas, here are four of our favourite SFGateway titles:

Dune, by Frank Herbert – because it is essential!

Beauty, by Sheri S. Tepper – I’ve talked about this fabulous novel before and it is even better than I say it is.

The Shadow of the Torturer, by Gene Wolfe – it’s a masterpiece; it’s a must-have for every digital collection.

The Ghost from the Grand Banks, by Arthur C. Clarke – how can you resist? From one of the greatest SF authors of all time, set in 2012, and set aboard the Titanic!

Let us know what your SFGateway favourites are, and happy reading!