On This Day: Doctor John Dee
We find ourselves in conflicted times – Manichean days, where battle lines are routinely drawn and in all walks of life, it seems, we must choose: are you with us, or agin us? Are you Left or Right? Capitalist or communist? Leave or Remain? And nowhere is this seen more starkly than in the relationship […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Douglas Hill
Douglas Arthur Hill was a Canadian science fiction author, editor and reviewer. Born in Brandon, Manitoba, in 1935, the son of a railroad engineer, he was raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He studied English at the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned an Honours BA in 1957, and at the University of Toronto. Hill moved […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Barrington J. Bayley
It being the case that Barrington J. Bayley passed away on this day in 2008, we thought that that we’d do our bit to keep his memory alive by presenting his Gateway Essentials titles. It may be an overstatement to refer to Bayley as one of British SF’s ‘forgotten authors’ but certainly he’s not as […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Rachel Pollack!
Today, Gateway wishes a very happy to birthday to SF writer, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot, Rachel Pollack, born in Brooklyn in 1945. Highly regarded for her influence on the women’s spirituality movement and on women’s SF, Rachel Pollack is probably best-known to SF fans for her novel Unquenchable Fire, which won […]Read More
Happy Publication Day 30th June 2016!
Today, we publish two titans of fantasy. Both are authors of classic tales and unforgettable characters, with long-running series under their belts. These are two names we have all grown up reading, so we are very excited about publishing them together today. They are, of course, Michael Moorcock and Stephen R Donaldson. The King’s Justice […]Read More
Christmas Reads for Urban Fantasy Fans
Does Urban Fantasy seem like a total mystery to you? Not sure what to get for your friends and family who love a good Urban Fantasy reads? Don’t worry, we’ve got 10 books that will ensure you gift them the best in the genre! Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch In the fifth of his […]Read More
On This Day: Barrington J Bayley Died
Thanks (once again) to the wonders of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction‘s excellent On This Day function, we can tell you that Barrington J. Bayley passed away on this day in 2008. It may be an overstatement to refer to Bayley as one of British SF’s ‘forgotten authors’ but certainly he’s not as prominent in […]Read More
Cover Reveal: The Whispering Swarm
We are delighted to reveal the cover for THE WHISPERING SWARM, the first new novel from Michael Moorcock in nearly a decade. Michael Moorcock returns to the city of his childhood and one of his most successful recurring themes: London. Set post-Second World War, in a city desperately trying to get back on its feet, THE […]Read More
Gollancz to publish first major Michael Moorcock novel in almost ten years
Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of UK and Commonwealth rights to THE WHISPERING SWARM and two sequels by Michael Moorcock. Named by The Times as one of the best English writers since 1945, the influential writer has won comparisons to, among others, Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Ian Fleming and J.R.R. Tolkien. In his […]Read More
The eagle-eyed among you have probably noticed that our four Home Page spotlights are unchanged from last week. This is because, we feel that a week is just too little time to express our huge admiration for the man who almost single-handedly reinvented modern fantasy – through his wonderful Eternal Champion concept, in general, and […]Read More
December New Releases: We’ve Got ELRIC! and HEINLEIN! And LEIBOWITZ!
Truly, the Lords of Chaos and Order do battle upon the spheres of SF Gateway, ever shifting the balance this way and then that. Or, as some would have it: there’s good news and bad news. And good news. Possibly. Wait. What? OK. First, the good news: we have a tranche of almost forty new […]Read More
Gollancz Editors’ Favourite Masterworks: Marcus
As we move into the festive period and its seasonal agony of indecision over what gifts to give our loved ones, we thought we’d offer to help by inviting the Gollancz editorial team to tell us about their favourite SF or Fantasy Masterworks. First up: Marcus Gipps . . . Riddley Walker is one of […]Read More
SF Gateway & Gollancz: the World Fantasy Award Winners
So far this year, we’ve looked at how Gollancz and SF Gateway have fared in the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, BSFA, John W. Campbell Memorial and British Fantasy Awards. Now, as we move towards the year’s end, it’s time to assess the World Fantasy Awards. First presented in 1975, there have been – thanks to […]Read More
Gollancz Friday Reads
As another week comes to a close, it’s time to check out what Team Gollancz will be reading this weekend . . . Harriet – Northern Lights by Philip Pullman Darren – The House of War and Witness by Mike, Linda and Louise Carey Marcus – Elric: The Moonbeam Roads by Michael Moorcock Gillian – […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Norman Spinrad!
Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to one of SF’s most original and uncompromising voices, a stalwart of the New Wave and the man whose best-known novel, Bug Jack Barron, led to Michael Moorcock‘s New Worlds magazine being banned from WH Smith: Norman Spinrad. Spinrad’s razor-sharp satires have seen him nominated for most of […]Read More