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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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From the Archives: Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter

Posted on December 29, 2016 by Darren Nash

President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, an asteroid shows up in … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Pat Cadigan’s FOOLS: A Review by Paul McAuley

Posted on December 26, 2016 by Darren Nash

Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner, Paul McAuley, in addition to being one of SF’s finest writers, is also an astute judge of a good book. Here, he reviews fellow-Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Pat Cadigan‘s Fools, which won the award in 1995 … Continue reading

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Galactic Journey: Naked to the Stars

Posted on November 16, 2016 by Darren Nash

It should be no secret to regular readers that we at SF Gateway are big fans of Galactic Journey. For newcomers: this is the journal of an intrepid time traveller, reviewing the 1960′s SF magazines in real time as if … Continue reading

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But Will I Like It: The Astronauts Must not Land

Posted on October 7, 2016 by Darren Nash

Continuing our series of mini-reviews from enthusiastic Gateway readers, here’s a classic SF reader’s take on John Brunner’s The Astronauts Must Not Land . . . The first FTL starship has returned accompanied, or coincidentally accompanied, by monstrous apparitions in … Continue reading

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21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Darren Nash

GQ magazine recently published a list of 21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of, asking Ever come across a book – on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a … Continue reading

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But Will I Like It: Blood Heritage

Posted on July 13, 2016 by Darren Nash

Continuing our series of mini-reviews from enthusiastic Gateway readers, here’s a second (or, indeed, third, if one wants to be pedantic) reader’s take on Sheri S. Tepper . . . Blood Heritage by Sheri S. Tepper When Badger Ettison’s cold … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Time is the Simplest Thing

Posted on June 22, 2016 by Darren Nash

For some time now, we have been singing the praises of the interpid Time Traveller from the excellent Galactic Journey site (he who reviews the SF of 55 years ago as if it were coming out new). And just last … Continue reading

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But Will I Like It: Earthlight

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Darren Nash

With the front pages currently obsessed with whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union and the back pages obsessed with how long England, Wales and Northern Ireland can remain in the European Championships, Gateway calls for some … Continue reading

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But Will I Like It: Mister Justice

Posted on May 24, 2016 by Darren Nash

As we noted in the first of these mini-reviews, it can be very difficult to know where to start when sifting through the vast reservoir of classic SF we have available on SF Gateway. Who amongst you, for instance, was … Continue reading

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