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Happy Birthday, Gregory Benford!

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Gregory Albert Benford was born on this day in Mobile, Alabama, in 1941. A leading writer of Hard SF, he received a BSc in physics from the University of Oklahoma, followed by an MSc and PhD from the University of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

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Stardate 8879.58: A new life form has entered the world. Although there are … no signs of any … irregularities, I sense a … strange destiny … for this child. This … boy they call … Bill. Yes, the one … Continue reading

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On This Day: Scotty!

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  ‘Oh, the equipment’s guaranteed, but I have my doubts about the stuff inside.’ ‘I don’t know how much more emergency power we can take before we start to break up.’ ‘I was driving starships, while your great-grandfather was still … Continue reading

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On This Day: the USS Enterprise

Posted on by Darren Nash

On this day in 1960, the USS Enterprise – the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier – was launched. Its famous name has been shared by many ships before and after – only some of which sailed on water. Probably the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Walter Koenig

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Today, Gateway wishes a very happy birthday to everyone’s favourite Russian helmsman, Pavel Chekov – or, more to the point, the actor who brought him to life on gib screen and small, across five decades: Walter Koenig. Star Trek creator … Continue reading

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On This Day: James Blish

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On this day forty years ago, James Blish  died. For many years, in my early days as a science fiction reader, Blish was known to me for one thing only: he was the writer of the Star Trek novelisations I went … Continue reading

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On This Day: James Doohan Died

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Much has been written about the trinity at the centre of Star Trek –  Kirk, Spock and McCoy – but for some of us, the heart of the show (and certainly of the USS Enterprise) has always been Chief Engineer … Continue reading

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Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)

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There is an old Vulcan proverb: ‘Only Nixon could go to China’ Last Friday afternoon (GMT), the news broke across the internet that we had lost one of the great actors and personalities of the SF world. Leonard Simon Nimoy, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Theodore Sturgeon

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On this day in 1918, Edward Hamilton Waldo – better known to the world as Theodore Sturgeon – was born  in New York City. Sturgeon was not a pseudonym; his name was legally changed after his parents’ divorce. After selling his … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: James Blish

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From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the work of the acclaimed author and critic James Blish.   trade paperback | eBook   Best … Continue reading

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