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Author of the Week: Ursula K. Le Guin!

Readers of the Gollancz blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that, over a long and distinguished career, she has won a staggering […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: James P. Blaylock

James P. Blaylock won the Philip K. Dick Award in 1987.  He has two World Fantasy Awards for short fiction and has been shortlisted for best novel five times. Along with fellow Californians, Tim Powers and K. W. Jeter, he has as good a claim as any to be regarded as the father of Steampunk. […]

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

I beg your pardon. Are you accusing us of a club-fisted David Bowie reference in a shameless attempt to attract traffic and move ourselves up the search results? We’ve never been so insulted in all our life . . . but in the words of one Bilbo Baggins of Hobbiton (via New Zealand): ‘Fair enough.’ […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Arthur C. Clarke

Born December 16th, 1917, our Author of the Week, the late, great Sir Arthur C. Clarke would have been 95 last weekend. Sadly, Sir Arthur has been gone these last four years, but his legacy remains. Many of our finest SF writers acknowledge his influence, just as Clarke, himself, acknowledged the influence of Olaf Stapledon […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Nicola Griffith

There’s an international symmetry about two of our spotlighted authors this week. Pat Cadigan, author of our Editors’ Choice, Patterns, was born in the  United States but now lives in London, and our latest SF Gateway Author of the Week is the multi-award-winning Nicola Griffith, who was born in the UK and now lives in […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: James Blish

For many years, in my early days as a science fiction reader, James Blish was known to me for one thing only: he was the writer of the Star Trek novelisations I went through a phase of reading. I recall them being pretty good adaptations of classic Star Trek episodes, but certainly nothing exceptional enough […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Harry Harrison

  Science Fiction lost one if its greats towards the end of the Summer of 2012, when Harry Harrison passed away.  A list of his achievements would take almost a book in itself, but suffice it to say that few authors have a greatest hits to rival Harry’s: Deathworld, Bill, the Galactic Hero, the Eden […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Pamela Sargent

  November’s first Author of the Week is the multi-talented, Pamela Sargent. An important voice in feminist SF, Pamela Sargent came to prominence as an editor with the ‘Women of Wonder’ SF anthologies, beginning in the mid-seventies, and she has continued to edit works of genre interest. An award-winning short fiction and novel writer, her […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Tim Powers

This week’s celebrated author is the extraordinary Tim Powers. Tim Powers is the winner of two World Fantasy Awards, two Philip K. Dick Awards, an International Horror Guild Award and a Mythopoeic Award, among many other wins and nominations. Many would consider writing The Anubis Gates to be sufficient cause for celebration in and of […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Pat Cadigan

  Our Author of the Week this week is the wonderful Pat Cadigan.   Pat has twice won the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 1992 for Synners, which has recently been republished in Gollancz‘s SF Masterworks list, and then again in 1995 for Fools.  She has also been shortlisted multiple times for the Hugo, Nebula, […]

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