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From the Archives: In Praise of . . . Good Show Sir

Posted on January 5, 2017 by Darren Nash

No man is an island, Entire of itself John Donne The internet is, among many other things, an ecosystem. No site exists in isolation; articles are written, responses posted, rebuttals made, points elaborated upon, and so it goes: the endless … Continue reading

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Galactic Journey: Venus Plus X

Posted on January 4, 2016 by Darren Nash

We begin the year with a retrospective look at the future, through the eyes of someone of today pretending to be from yesterday. Wait. What? Last summer, we noted our admiration and appreciation for an intrepid time traveller, reviewing the … Continue reading

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Good Show Sir! Servants of the W…

Posted on December 8, 2015 by Darren Nash

We’ve mentioned before our deep and abiding affection for Good Show Sir, the site dedicated to reminding us of SF’s glorious (and, ocassionally, not so glorious) past when it comes to book covers. For reasons not entirely clear to us,¬†Good … Continue reading

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From the Archives: In Praise of . . . the Locus Guide to Science Fiction Awards

Posted on September 5, 2014 by Darren Nash

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve published a lot of books over the year-and-a-half SF Gateway has been live. We’ve certainly noticed it – you don’t publish 1,800 books by more than 150 authors without becoming intimately aware of the scale … Continue reading

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From the Archives: In Praise of . . . The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Posted on September 2, 2014 by Darren Nash

SF Gateway’s respect and admiration for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction should be obvious – we did have the site built for them, after all – but we really couldn’t let our series of ‘In Praise of …’ posts go … Continue reading

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From the Archives: In Praise of . . . Interzone

Posted on August 29, 2014 by Darren Nash

As we come to the end of a summer that’s seen London busy with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest, hosting the largest World Science Fiction Convention in history and put on the inaugural (and very successful!) Gollancz Festival, the gnomes … Continue reading

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In Praise of . . . Fantastic Fiction

Posted on October 30, 2013 by Darren Nash

Well, for what was supposed to be a regular feature, In Praise Of . . . has been pretty irregular. Maybe we need more fibre . . . While you all struggle with that thought and try desperately to banish … Continue reading

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In Praise of . . . The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

Posted on July 23, 2013 by Darren Nash

SF Gateway’s respect and admiration for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction should be obvious – we did have the site built for them, after all – but we really couldn’t let our series of ‘In Praise of …’ posts go … Continue reading

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In Praise of . . . The Locus Index to Science Fiction Awards

Posted on March 13, 2013 by Darren Nash

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve published a lot of books over the year-and-a-half SF Gateway has been live. We’ve certainly noticed it – you don’t publish 1,800 books by more than 150 authors without becoming intimately aware of the scale … Continue reading

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In Praise of . . . Interzone

Posted on March 1, 2013 by Darren Nash

The history of classic science fiction (in which SF Gateway has some small interest …) is, in many ways, the history of the pulp magazines. From the beginning of the modern field, in which they were the only realistic avenue … Continue reading

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