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Poul Anderson

Gateway Essentials: Poul Anderson

Poul William Anderson was born ninety years ago, today, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, so it seems an appropriate time to give his work the ‘Essentials treatment’ . . . Born of Scandinavian parents, Anderson lived in Denmark briefly before the outbreak of the Second World War. He was a SFWA Grand Master, winner of seven Hugo […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: June 2016

    ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov   Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: ‘The Ruin’ Many great works of science fiction, from […]

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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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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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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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The Fantasy Masterworks

Following on from the well-received list of SF Masterworks, we’re delighted to present – for your fantastical reading pleasure – a similar list of the recently-restyled Fantasy Masterworks. 10/10/2013 Aegypt John Crowley PB 10/10/2013 The Dragon Griaule Lucius Shepard PB 10/10/2013 Last Call Tim Powers PB 14/11/2013 The Falling Woman Pat Murphy PB 12/12/2013 The […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Masterworks, Robert Holdstock

On This Day: Poul Anderson

On 25th November, 1926, Poul William Anderson was born, and thus began a dynasty. Well . . . maybe not a dynasty, but his daughter is married to Greg Bear, so it’s at least potentially the start of one. . . Anderson was equally at home with either SF or Fantasy. Although much of his […]

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Fantasy Masterworks: the List So Far . . .

As we approach the 2014 World Fantasy Convention, held this year in Washington D.C., we thought it might be a good time to bring you all up-to-date with the re-launched Fantasy Masterworks series. Et voila! October 2013: Aegypt by John Crowley [paperback | eBook] October 2013: The Dragon Griaule by Lucius Shepard [paperback | eBook] […]

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Related Categories: Authors, Publishing, SF Gateway Awards

Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: The Broken Sword

So what book would prompt no less a figure than the legendary Michael Moorcock to say ‘It has a wonderful, wild, manic originality, a driving story and a genuine feel of the grim realities informing Anglo-Saxon myth and legend which few other fantasies possess’? What masterpiece would prompt the late, great Robert Holdstock to hail […]

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SF Gateway & Gollancz: the British Fantasy Award-Winners

Well, we certainly do seem to be getting through the awards calendar, don’t we?  No sooner do we bid farewell to the Hugos for another year than the British Fantasy Awards begin to loom large in our future. Gollancz is delighted to have two authors shortlisted for the best novel awards*, this year: Joe Hill […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Month: Poul Anderson

As we move into the second month of 2014, it’s time for the Author of the Month spotlight to return and we begin proceedings with the SFWA Grand Master, winner of seven Hugo Awards and three Nebulas – and father-in-law of Greg Bear – Poul Anderson. Like previous Authors of the Month, Sheri S. Tepper, […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Poul Anderson

Well, they’re here to stay so you’d better get used to them – the SF Gateway omnibus programme is up and running, and will be almost two dozen volumes strong by the end of the month (we’d give you that statistic in weight only we can’t lift all of them . . .). So for […]

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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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SF Gateway Omnibus Schedule 2013

Following a deluge of requests** we have decided to publish the schedule of SF Gateway omnibuses up to the end of the year. So, without further ado . . . Available Now Frank Herbert – The Dragon in the Sea; The Santaroga Barrier; The Dosadi Experiment Gordon R. Dickson – Tactics of Mistake; Time Storm; […]

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Related Categories: Housekeeping, New Releases

Happy Birthday, Greg Bear!

Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Greg Bear turns 62 today. The author of such seminal Big Dumb Object novels as The Forge of God and Eon, bio-thriller Blood Music, claustrophobic space adventure Hull Zero Three and Stapledonian epic The City at the End of Time was born on this day in 1951. Bear has […]

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Related Categories: Authors, Commentary

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