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Cover Reveal: Mythago Wood Fantasy Masterworks 30th Anniversary Edition

Some time ago – in the uncomfortable vicinity of twenty-five years, in fact – I was meeting some friends in a pub (yes, yes, I know: plus ça change!). Because I habitually associate with erudite dipsomaniacs, the topic turned, sooner rather than later, to what we were reading.  My friends were currently in the middle […]

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Happy Birthday Henry Wessells

So, when we publish a ‘new’ SF or Fantasy Masterwork, the general procedure is to identify the definitive version of the text, have it scanned and typeset and then sent to a proofreader. That way we can eliminate any OCR errors that might have crept in to the text and also correct any typos that […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: Lord Darcy

Randall Garrett was a prolific contributor to Astounding and other SF magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. He acted as a mentor to a young Robert Silverberg and is best known for his innovative Lord Darcy stories, which take place in an alternate version of our world where the Plantagenet dynasty never fell.   Welcome […]

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New Book of the Week: The Jewel in the Skull

You might notice something familiar about our current New Book of the Week. I mean besides the fact that it’s one of the most best-known books from one of the most famous fantasy authors of all time. The Jewel in the Skull, Book One of Hawkmoon: The History of the Runestaff should be extra familiar […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: The Phoenix and the Mirror

The compelling historical fantasy of Virgil: poet, adventurer, alchemist . . . magus.   Legend has it that Virgil, author of The Aeneid, was more than a mere poet. Legend has it that he was an adventurer, an alchemist – a magus. Driven to do the bidding of Queen Cornelia of Carsus, who has taken […]

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From The Attic II: Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy says her favourite bird is the mockingbird because ‘it never sings the same song twice.’  So far the same can be said of Murphy herself.  Some writers find a genre seam and mine it successfully (and some exhaust it sooner than they realise) but Pat Murphy has spent her career questing around the edges […]

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Readers Choice Winner for October

It’s probably redundant to point this out on a website devoted to classic science fiction, but the Readers’ Choice submissions for October were all very . . . classic. We had Fritz Leiber‘s Hugo Award-winning The Big Time, the third volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon: Killdozer!, arguably Poul Anderson‘s finest single novel, […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: Aegypt

There are some people — and I’m one of them — for whom life consists only of passing time between novels by John Crowley Michael Chabon So. How does one follow that?  Maybe the best way is to let the book speak for itself . . .   There is more than one history of […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: THE DRAGON GRIAULE

6,000 feet long, from head to tail . . . This is the second of our Fantasy Masterworks launch titles, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Lucius Shepard’s acclaimed The Dragon Griaule. Collected together in one volume, these stories and novellas tell the fascinating tale of the Dragon Griaule, a beast so immense its […]

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: LAST CALL

October is here, and with it, the re-launch of the Fantasy Masterworks in their stunning (if we do say so ourselves) new cover style! We’ll be featuring each of the launch titles on the blog over the coming weeks and to get the ball rolling, we’re delighted to present Tim Powers’ World Fantasy Award-winning first […]

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Introducing . . . the new Fantasy Masterworks!

The World Fantasy Convention comes to the UK in October and – in an act of synchronicity so dazzling one might almost suspect it was premeditated – we will be re-launching the Fantasy Masterworks at the same time, with – if we do say so ourselves – an absolutely stunning new cover style. Behold!   […]

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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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