Monthly Archives: February 2013

Happy Birthday, Tim Powers . . . Kind Of . . .

Multi-award-winning fantasy author Tim Powers was born on 29th February, 1952 – making him either fifteen-and-a-bit or sixty-one today. Or tomorrow. Or . . . something. Perhaps we’re biased at SF Gateway, but there’s always seemed something inherently fantastic about … Continue reading

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Readers’ Choice: The Magnificent Showboats

Since we launched the SF Gateway at the end of 2011, it’s been fascinating to see the reaction to the books and authors we’re returning to print (or should that be ‘print’?). There have been numerous variations on ‘Oh, I … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Slow River

The hand I had dipped in the river was drying. It itched. I rubbed the web between my thumb and forefinger, the scar there. Tomorrow, if all went well, if Ruth would help me one last time, a tadpole-sized implant … Continue reading

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Robert Silverberg’s Tales of Majipoor

There are many pleasures involved in working on the SF Gateway: the burst of nostalgia as we ship in used paperbacks as source files for conversion and marvel at old cover illustrations that range from the sublime to the deeply … Continue reading

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Phillip Mann: The Disestablishment of Paradise

To mark his return to the Gollancz list after a far-too-long absence, we asked author Phillip Mann a few questions about his new novel, The Disestablishment of Paradise, which was released on Thursday 21st February. The first part of the interview … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: When Worlds Collide

THE GREATEST SHOCK OF ALL TIME IS . . . WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE! George Pal‘s production of When Worlds Collide was released to cinemas in 1951, at a time when it was still a major selling point to announce that … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Matheson

Richard Burton Matheson – the man behind I Am Legend and The Shrinking Man – was born on this day in 1926. I Am Legend, of course, has been filmed a number of times – as The Last Man on … Continue reading

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Readers’ Choice: The Last Coin

This week’s Readers’ Choice comes to us from someone very important to SF Gateway: the irreplaceable @prstarky, the very heart and soul of Orion’s Digital & Audio departments. Although technically not an SF Gateway alumnus, it is fair to say … Continue reading

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Living in an SF Novel

Your humble SF Gateway scribe tries hard to stay abreast of current events and generally considers himself to be reasonably well-informed. Sometimes, though, things slip by. You know how it is: occasionally, the morning routine is interrupted – the alarm … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Take Back Plenty

We’re sure you’d agree that it would take a pretty extraordinary book to prompt no less an August personage than Brian Aldiss to say: ‘Greenland proves himself the Verdi of space opera. Awesome orchestration admirable arias!’ And if that book … Continue reading

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