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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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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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The Daily Dot’s Best Nine Fantasy Series

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Darren Nash

In September last year, The Daily Dot published an article of interest to Gateway readers (yes, we know we’re late picking up on this. Sorry – we were distracted!). Headlined ‘The 9 Best Fantasy Book Series‘ with the subheadline ‘If … Continue reading

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We Support Galactic Journey for the Hugo!

Posted on January 27, 2017 by Darren Nash

Ever since we became aware of it in the middle of 2015, Gateway has been a big fan of the Galactic Journey site, wherein the SF digest magazines of 55 years in the past are reviewed as if they had … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Science is Awesome!

Posted on December 30, 2016 by Darren Nash

Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand it: science. Take this news, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Joe Abercrombie on Fritz Leiber

Posted on December 28, 2016 by Darren Nash

So, you may have noticed a certain amount of Joe Abercrombie-ish activity over at our sister imprint, Gollancz. Quite understandable given that Joe’s destined-to-be-bestselling new novel, Red Country is published tomorrow (original post 17/10/2012). But while our colleagues are proclaiming … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Six Degrees of Separation: The Beatles to SF Gateway

Posted on December 27, 2016 by Darren Nash

It comes to our attention that 50 years ago today (originally published 5/10/2012), musical legends The Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do. Now, we at SF Gateway are as ardent fans of The Fab Four as the next … Continue reading

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: December 2016

Posted on December 9, 2016 by Darren Nash

    ‘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 … Continue reading

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On This Day: Forrest J. Ackerman

Posted on November 24, 2016 by Darren Nash

On this day, one hundred yeasrs ago, Forrest J. Ackerman was born, in Los Angeles, California. Although he was, throughout a long life dedicated to science fiction, an author, editor and agent, ‘Forry’ Ackerman is sadly little known to modern … Continue reading

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Galaxy 666: the Podcast!

Posted on November 8, 2016 by Darren Nash

Do not read too much Lionel Fanthorpe at one go, your brains will turn to guacamole and drip out of your ears Thus spake Neil Gaiman, and who would argue with him?  Certainly not the intrepid reader who got in … Continue reading

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