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James Blish

Happy Birthday, Chris Foss!

Today is the future’s birthday. Well, not quite, but for SF fans of a certain vintage, one name is synonymous with the look of the future – at least, the look of the spaceships of the future – and that name is Chris Foss. We recommend you go have a look at Paul McAuley’s post […]

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Gateway Essentials: James Blish

As we’re sure you know, yesterday we announced the creation of the Gateway Essentials list. Its continuing mission: to make it easier for us to make it easier for you to find your way through the 3,000-plus titles and  300-plus authors currently on the Gateway. By identifying the key titles for each author, we hope […]

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Announcing: The Gateway Essentials!

You’ll have seen some new cover styles popping up wherever you buy your eBooks and you might have wondered what, if anything, they meant? We’re glad you asked! This week, we launch a new initiative on the SF Gateway: the Gateway Essentials. There are now more than 3,000 titles in the SF Gateway.  Our aim […]

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On This Day: James Blish

On this day, ninety-five years ago, the acclaimed author and critic James Blish was born in Orange, New Jersey. Best known for his Hugo Award-winning classic A Case of Conscience, Blish was one of the first serious SF writers to involve themselves with tie-in novels, writing eleven Star Trek adaptations as well as the first […]

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On This Day: James Blish

On this day forty years ago, James Blish  died. For many years, in my early days as a science fiction reader, 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 […]

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New Book of the Week: The Issue at Hand

For several years, hiding under a cloak of anonymity, the most penetrating critic of the field of magazine science fiction was known as ‘William Atheling, Jr’. it soon became a challenge to guess his real identity. And that was no easy game, for Atheling’s dissection did not spare even his alter ego, the noted science […]

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SFX Book Club: A Case of Conscience

WARNING: TENUOUS LINK APPROACHING! In the wake of the recent historic referendum on Scottish independence, we thought it only appropriate to consult a Scottish SF writer about a pivotal science fictional decision. So, without further ado (but with thanks to our good friends at SFX), here is the award-winning Ken MacLeod on James Blish‘s classic […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: James Blish

From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the work of the acclaimed author and critic James Blish.   trade paperback | eBook   Best known for his Hugo Award-winning classic A Case of Conscience, Blish was one of the […]

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Announcing the Golllancz & SF Gateway Hugo Award eBook Promotion!

With less than a week to go until the 2014 Worldcon and this year’s Hugo Award ceremony, we thought we’d celebrate the rich heritage of the Hugo Awards by price-promoting the eBook editions of past Hugo winners from both Gollancz and the SF Gateway imprints.  Between the two lists, we have a very creditable 30 […]

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SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners

Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway’s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards!  And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the first and (for another couple of months, at least) most recent winners. Look: 1953 The Demolished […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: A Case of Conscience

Our current Masterwork of the Week is James Blish’s seminal treatment of religion in SF, A Case of Conscience, which we are delighted to be publishing with a new introduction by Ken MacLeod, which is full of the insight and critical acumen one would expect from one of modern SF’s most rigorous thinkers: Father Ramon […]

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Some SF Gateway Omnibuses You Might Have Missed

As mentioned earlier, it’s seasonal down-time for the elves that run the SF Gateway website and blog, and so our skeleton staff* would just like to highlight a few omnibuses you might have missed. Here’s a dozen fine books, wrapped up in four small, but perfectly formed packages . . .   SF Gateway Omnibus […]

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