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Gateway Essentials: Henry Kuttner

Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D’Orsay, before selling his first story, ‘The Graveyard Rats’, to Weird Tales in early 1936. In 1940, Kuttner married fellow writer C. L. Moore, whom he met through the ‘Lovecraft Circle’, a […]

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Gateway Essentials: Mack Reynolds

Dallas McCord ‘Mack’ Reynolds is the most popular SF author you’ve never heard of. He was a regular in John W. Campbell, Jr‘s stable of Astounding authors (although his left-leaning politics put him at odds with the rest of Campbell’s mostly conservative writers). He wrote the first original novel set the the Star Trek universe, […]

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Gateway Essentials: C L Moore

‘A true pioneer’ Asimov’s Science Fiction ‘Helped revamp the formulae of space opera and heroic fantasy’ The Encyclopedia of Fantasy ‘A pure romantic whose science fantasies remain some of the most vivid and engaging of their kind. Jirel is arguably the first female protagonist in supernatural adventure fiction and she is certainly the most memorable’ […]

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Happy Birthday to the Hugo Awards!

According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the first Hugo Awards were presented sixty-three years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of Honour was Willy Ley and a young fellow by the name of Isaac Asimov was the toastmaster. The inaugural Best […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflection: July 2016

    ‘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: ‘Persons From Porlock’ In the summer of 1798 (he […]

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