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SFX Book Club: To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Posted on August 12, 2015 by Darren Nash

Some time ago, our good friends at SFX magazine were kind enough to give us permission to republish some of their SFX Book Club articles that covered Gollancz and Gateway titles. It’s been a while since we indulged ourselves with … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: Childhood’s End (Reposted)

Posted on June 1, 2015 by Darren Nash

With Childhood’s End as our current Title Spotlight and a SyFy TV mini-series coming later in the year, we thought it an opportune time to republish Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Paul McAuley’s take on this seminal classic, as originally written … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: Helliconia Spring

Posted on March 6, 2015 by Darren Nash

With spring in the air (honest – you just need to look carefully), we thought we’d tread the path of the bleedin’ obvious by spotlighting a couple of books with a vernal feel to their titles.  With a canvas as … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: Mythago Wood

Posted on December 4, 2014 by Darren Nash

Continuing our celebration of the works of Robert Holdstock, we’re delighted to re-present Mark Charan Newton‘s SFX Book Club article on Mythago Wood. Many thanks to Mark and, as ever, to our friends at SFX . . .   The … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Pavane

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Darren Nash

Our SF Masterwork of the week is acknowledged as one of the earliest and still one of the finest alternate histories ever written. And who better to take us on a guided tour of this very different Britain than a … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: A Case of Conscience

Posted on September 25, 2014 by Darren Nash

WARNING: TENUOUS LINK APPROACHING! In the wake of the recent historic referendum on Scottish independence, we thought it only appropriate to consult a Scottish SF writer about a pivotal science fictional decision. So, without further ado (but with thanks to … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Star Maker

Posted on September 17, 2014 by Darren Nash

Although we have featured Star Maker before as Masterwork of the Week, we were prompted to do so again, following on from last week’s Last and First Men, after listening to the 200th episode of the always-excellent Coode Street Podcast … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: The Shadow of the Torturer

Posted on August 18, 2014 by Darren Nash

And so, by the time you read this, another Worldcon will be more or less over; another army of fans, authors, artists, editors and agents dispersed to return to everyday life.  It is, for me at least, both a relief (you … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Centauri Device

Posted on July 29, 2014 by Darren Nash

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week is M. John Harrison’s The Centauri Device – the book credited with kick-starting the New Space Opera movement.  To introduce you to this extraordinary work, we’re delighted that our good friends at SFX, … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The War of the Worlds

Posted on July 15, 2014 by Darren Nash

As regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know, our good friends at SFX have kindly agreed to allow us to republish those articles from their SFX Book Club that relate to our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles. This … Continue reading

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