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Sir Patrick Moore Three Years On

This post first appeared, in a slightly different form, in 2013, a year after Sir Patrick Moore’s death. The emotions that prompted it in that first instance are virtually the same today, so we re-present it here with minimal changes. He was a great man and we still miss him . . . It is […]

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Published Today: The First Earthsea Trilogy!

We are delighted to present the first three books in multi-award-winning Grand Master, Ursula K. Le Guin‘s acclaimed Earthsea Cycle: A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan and The Farthest Shore. This is the first time these beloved classics have been available as eBooks, and coincides with the first episode of the BBC Radio […]

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Have You Heard? I Am Legend . .

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season. Now, BBC Radio 4 Extra will present a two-part audio reading of Richard Matheson‘s timeless […]

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Your Friendly Reminder: Androids and Electric Sheep in Two Days . . .

Just a quick and friendly reminder ahead of the weekend that, as mentioned a couple of weeks ago, BBC Radio 4 will be airing a new adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? this Sunday at 15:00. This new adaptation is part of BBC Radio 4‘s Dangerous Visions season; it […]

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Androids Will Dream of Electric Sheep . . .

. . . real soon now! As alluded to on Wednesday, we have news of an androidal nature. And it is this: BBC Radio 4 will be airing a new adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? in just a couple of weeks. As part of their Dangerous Visions season, […]

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New Book of the Week: A Dangerous Energy

One of the joys of working on the SF Gateway is how often we come across ‘new’ books that were, in their earlier print incarnations, published by Gollancz. It’s both a quiet joy to be welcoming one of our own back from out-of-print obscurity and a reminder of the historical importance of Gollancz in the […]

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Dangerous Visions (No, Not Those Ones)

Over the weekend, Radio 4 started its Dangerous Visions season – a series of dramas exploring contemporary takes on future dystopias. Saturday 15th kicked off with ‘The Sleeper’ by Michael Symmons Roberts, while Sunday 16th saw adaptations of Lord of the Flies by William Golding and The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard. Over the coming […]

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Robots!

I don’t know how you, dear reader (or, dare I hope: readers!), go about accessing and assimilating the frightening amount of information that is fired at us every second of our existence, but one the key tools I use to augment my reading is the podcast. I listen to all manner of topics – comics […]

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