Author Archives: Darren Nash

About Darren Nash

I'm Digital Publisher at Gollancz, responsible for the SF Gateway and SF Masterworks. Digitally, I can be found here, on Twitter at @SFGateway (officially) and @thenashmeister (unofficially). In meat space, I operate from a secret base inside a dormant volcano, on a remote pacific island that - mysteriously - doesn't appear on any official maps. Possibly. ← Older posts

Masterworks Spotlight: The Island of Doctor Moreau

Posted on February 17, 2017 by Darren Nash

It seems classic SF novels by the Father of Science Fiction are a bit like buses . . . Following on from Wednesday’s post about The Food of the Gods we are delighted to present our new edition of The … Continue reading

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On This Day: Iain M. Banks

Posted on February 16, 2017 by Darren Nash

On this day in 1954, Iain Menzies Banks was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. Do we need to explain who Iain M. Banks is? No, we do not. For many years he was Britain’s bestselling SF writer, a literary novelist of … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Food of the Gods

Posted on February 15, 2017 by Darren Nash

We have to more of H G Wells’ science fiction masterpieces on the Gateway Home Page this week, and the first of them is his classicstory of unchecked scientific progress and unforseen consequences, The Food of the Gods. Two scientists … Continue reading

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In Lieu of Valentine’s Day: Spam of the Month!

Posted on February 14, 2017 by Darren Nash

Actually, potentially Spam of the Year! As with most blogs, we get a lot of spam in our comments. Luckily, our filter catches almost all of it and quarantines the rogue comments until we can dispose of them in an … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Maureen F. McHugh!

Posted on February 13, 2017 by Darren Nash

Today is Maureen F. McHugh’s birthday. Nominated for an impressive sixty-one awards, she’s best-known for the extraordinary debut novel, China Mountain Zhang, which was shortlisted  for the Hugo and Nebula Awards and wonof the James Tiptree Memorial Award, the Locus Award … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Jack L. Chalker

Posted on February 11, 2017 by Darren Nash

Today marks twelve years since we lost one of modern SF and Fantasy’s great storytellers: Jack Laurence Chalker. A fan from an early age, Chalker was also active as an editor, founding a small press in his early 20s, but … Continue reading

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Remembering Frank Frazetta

Posted on February 9, 2017 by Darren Nash

Frank Frazetta, one of the most influential artists in the fantasy field, was born on this day, in New York, in 1928. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction notes: A native New Yorker, he studied at the Brooklyn Academy of Fine … Continue reading

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On This Day: Jerry Yulsman

Posted on February 8, 2017 by Darren Nash

Writer and photographer Jerome (Jerry) Yulsman was born on this day in 1924. Beginning his career as a military photographer, Yulsman served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War, earning a Distinguished Flying Cross. He returned … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Karen Joy Fowler!

Posted on February 7, 2017 by Darren Nash

The list of authors who are equally acclaimed from within the genre and by the mainstream literary establishment is a short one (an oversight that is almost – but not entirely – a one-sided affair). There’s J.G. Ballard, of course, … Continue reading

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Remembering Jack Kirby

Posted on February 6, 2017 by Darren Nash

Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you. You like comic books? Yeah? Then you should be sayin’ a big ‘thank you’ to the King. Twenty-three years ago today, the man who was arguably the single greatest creative influence on modern comics (with … Continue reading

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