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John Brunner

Gateway Essentials: John Brunner

Following on from Friday’s mini-review, we thought we’d continue the Brunneresque theme, but highlighting the Gateway Essentials for . . . well, John Brunner. Who did you think it would be . . . ? Best known for his Hugo Award-winning classic Stand on Zanzibar – widely regarded as one of the greatest SF novels […]

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But Will I Like It: The Astronauts Must not Land

Continuing our series of mini-reviews from enthusiastic Gateway readers, here’s a classic SF reader’s take on John Brunner’s The Astronauts Must Not Land . . . The first FTL starship has returned accompanied, or coincidentally accompanied, by monstrous apparitions in the sky and appearances of some of its crew, on Earth, before any of them […]

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Vintage Cover Lucky Dip!

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Once again we’re diving into the Magical Mystery Box of Magnificence! Today’s lucky dip features are titles by the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning Gordon R. Dickson and the fantastically talented Keith Laumer (coming to the SF Gateway soon!), and novel by the Hugo-Award-winning author of Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner.*   A […]

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On This Day: John Brunner Died

On this day, twenty years ago, John Brunner passed away during the 1995 Glasgow Worldcon.  Brunner was a remarkable writer, whose career seems to divide neatly into two very different streams. To quote The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: In the end, his name depends on two strands of his output: on his significant contributions to […]

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Gollancz Friday Reads

Good morning! Today Team Gollancz are daydreaming about their weekend reads, and who can blame them with this line up? Emily – Foul Tide’s Turning by Stephen Hunt Jen – Cleo by Lucy Coats Charlie – The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon Amy – Clariel by Garth Nix Darren – Stand On Zanzibar by  John […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Stand on Zanzibar

I’ve written before about the wonderful authors I’ve been introduced to thanks to their appearances on panels at conventions, and the terrific books I’ve discovered the same way. One such book is our current SF Masterwork of the Week. I don’t remember the convention, to be honest – it was probably Conspiracy in 1987 – […]

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On This Day: John Brunner

HIPCRIME: You committed one when you opened this book. Keep it up. It’s our only hope. ~ The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad Mulligan COINCIDENCE: You weren’t paying attention to the other half of what was happening. ~ The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad Mulligan PATRIOTISM: A great British writer once said that if he had to […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: John Brunner

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 John Brunner.     Best known for his Hugo Award-winning classic Stand on Zanzibar – widely regarded as one of the greatest SF novels […]

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Golllancz & SF Gateway Hugo Award eBook Promotion: the 1960s

As preparations for Loncon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, continue, we move our attention to Gollancz and SF Gateway’s past Hugo winners from the 1960s, a decade in which – as you will soon see – we did quite well  . . . You can download the the e-book edition of any of the […]

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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 Gateway: the BSFA Award-winners

With the 65th Eastercon just round the corner and with it the presentation of the BSFA Awards, we thought it appropriate to take a look over the history of the award and see how many of our titles have won the award since it was relaunched in its current form in 1970. And we’re glad […]

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Happy Birthday John Brunner

HIPCRIME: You committed one when you opened this book. Keep it up. It’s our only hope. ~ The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad Mulligan If you recognise the above quote, then chances are you’re one of the enlightened souls who’ve read  Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner‘s brilliantly fractured 1968 novel, which won the Hugo Award and […]

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