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Gateway Welcomes the Lensmen – As They Were Meant to Be Seen!

A few months ago we wished legendary SF cover artist Chris Foss a very happy birthday. Now, we have a present for all who love his art. We’re delightewd to announce that E E ‘Doc’ Smith‘s classic ‘Lensman’ series is now available in eBook from SF Gateway, adorned with the wonderul Chris Foss covers from […]

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Happy Birthday, Chris Moore!

Today, we’re wishing a very happy birthday to artist extraordinaire, Chris Moore! If you’ve been reading science fiction from British publishers over the last forty years, chances are you’ve read a book with a Chris Moore cover. From Alfred Bester’s 1975 novel Extro . . . . . . Chris Moore illustrations have graced the […]

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Happy Birthday, Chris Foss!

Today is the future’s birthday. Well, not quite, but for SF fans of a certain vintage, one name is synonymous with the look of the future – at least, the look of the spaceships of the future – and that name is Chris Foss. We recommend you go have a look at Paul McAuley’s post […]

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Remembering Frank Frazetta

Frank Frazetta, one of the most influential artists in the fantasy field, was born on this day, in New York, in 1928. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction notes: A native New Yorker, he studied at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts and, at the age of sixteen, began drawing professionally for Comics. He worked on […]

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Remembering Jack Kirby

Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you. You like comic books? Yeah? Then you should be sayin’ a big ‘thank you’ to the King. Twenty-three years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with apologies and a nod to Stan the Man), passed away in Thousand Oaks, California, at […]

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Happy Birthday, Vincent Di Fate!

The awesome On This Day function on the indispensable Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – tells us that today is Vincent Di Fate’s birthday – and we thought it might be nice to celebrate one the key artists of modern science fiction. Of course, SF and Fantasy books have endured more than their fair share of […]

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Happy Birthday, Chris Foss!

Today the future turns seventy. Well, not quite, but for SF fans of a certain vintage, one name is synonymous with the look of the future – at least, the look of the spaceships of the future – and that name is Chris Foss. We recommend you go have a look at Paul McAuley’s post […]

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On This Day: M C Escher

On this day in 1898, Maurits Cornelis Escher was born and perspective would, henceforth, never again be something to be taken for granted again. Observe! And if that’s not science fiction, we don’t know what is!

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On This Day: Frank Frazetta

On this day, five years ago, one of the most influential artists in the fantasy field passed away, in Fort Meyers, Florida. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction notes: A native New Yorker, he studied at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine Arts and, at the age of sixteen, began drawing professionally for Comics. He worked on […]

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Spaceships!

Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick Award-winning author – and friend of SF Gateway – the excellent Paul McAuley has just posted a collection of covers from 1970s British SF paperbacks depicting spaceships. And as anyone reading SF in the ’70s and early ’80s will tell you, that can mean only one name: Chris […]

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Cover Art for Art’s Sake

Prompted by the awesome On This Day function on the indispensable Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – which tells us that today is Vincent Di Fate’s birthday – we thought it might be nice to pay homage to some of the wonderful cover art that has graced science fiction novels down the years. Of course, SF […]

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Happy Birthday, Doris Piserchia

Thanks to our friends at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, we see that today is the birthday of much admired author Doris Piserchia, who recently signed with SF Gateway, and whose novels will be made available over the coming months. Among many others, October 1st is also the birthday of noted anthologist, editor and critic Mike Ashley, Métal […]

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