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Masterworks Spotlight: Elleander Morning

Jerry Yulsman (1924-1999) was a writer and photographer, who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross. He returned to New York as a freelance photographer, chronicling the cultural rebellion and renaissance of post-war America in Greenwich Village. His photography appeared in Colliers, Pageant, Look, LIFE […]

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Neil Gaiman Recommends!

Over at One Grand Books, Neil Gaiman selects his top ten favourites – and we’re delighted to feature strongly! At Number 9, Neil chooses Roger Zelazny‘s Hugo-winning Lord of Light (which was the novel at the heart of an audacious CIA hostage-rescue operation, as dramatised in Ben Affleck’s Argo!).   Not strictly speaking a Gateway […]

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Now in eBook: Grendel

Back in July, we published a Fantasy Masterworks edition of John Gardner’s Grendel – a brilliantly-executed retelling of Beowulf from the point of view of the monster, with a new introduction by Adam Roberts. Fantasy Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook   When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Earthquake Weather

Our latest Masterworks Spotlight is the third book of the Fault Lines sequence from three-times World Fantasy Award-winner, the incomparable Tim Powers! Fantasy Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook A young woman possessed by a ghost has slain the Fisher King of the West, Scott Crane. Now, temporarily freed from that malevolent spirit, she seeks to […]

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Happy Birthday, John Crowley!

Today SF Gateway wishes a very Happy Birthday to three-time World Fantasy Award-winner, John Crowley. John Crowley is the author of a hugely-acclaimed body of SF and Fantasy, including SF Masterworks The Deep and Engine Summer and Fantasy Masterworks Little, Big and Aegypt. paperback | eBook   paperback | eBook   paperback | eBook paperback | […]

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On This Day: Poul Anderson

Poul William Anderson was born on this day in Bristol, Pennsylvania, in 1926. Born of Scandinavian parents, he lived in Denmark briefly before the outbreak of the Second World War. He was a SFWA Grand Master, winner of seven Hugo Awards and three Nebulas – and father-in-law of Greg Bear. In common with some of […]

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ICYMI: From the Attic II: Pat Murphy

As we noted last month, we will be republishing noted critic and reviewer Kev McVeigh’s ‘From the Attic’ columns over the comiong weeks, to give new readers the opportunity to encounter his sage observations on some very important and all-too-often overlooked authors . . .   Pat Murphy says her favourite bird is the mockingbird […]

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Happy Birthday, Michael Dirda!

Today is the birthday of editor, author, critic, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and friend of the Gateway, Michael Dirda. In a literary establishment too often eager to denigrate genre fiction, Michael Dirda stands out as a beacon of fair-mindedness and erudition. A long-time Book World editor for the Washington Post, for whom he now writes a […]

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Masterwork Spotlight: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Back in June, 2013, the Gollancz team remembered the late great Ray Bradbury, on the first anniversary of his death. From a body of work of almost absurd variety and importance, two of us chose the same novel: Something Wicked This Way Comes . . .   Darren: As far as novels are concerned, I […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: the Anvil of Ice

It seems like only yesterday, that Gollancz editor Marcus Gipps shared his thoughts on Michael Scott Rohan‘s much-loved fantasy series The Winter of the World. Now, we’re delighted to announce the publication of the first volume, The Anvil of Ice, as a Fantasy Masterwork! The chronicles of The Winter of the World echo down the […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Riddlemaster’s Game

One of modern fantasy’s most assured and original trilogies – comparable to The Lord of the Rings and The Book of the New Sun in scope and grandeur. Fantasy Masterworks paperback Morgon, Prince of Hed, wants only to rule and work the land of his birth as best he can, but he is faced by […]

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On This Day: Poul Anderson Died

On this day in the very science fictional year of 2001, Poul William Anderson died. A wonderful author, Anderson was equally at home with SF and Fantasy. Although much of his work falls unambiguously into the science fiction category – including major works, the Flandry and Psychotechnic League series – he received a World Fantasy […]

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