Monthly Archives: June 2013

Beyond 2000!

Hearty cheers resound throughout the futuristic-yet-comfortingly-retro corridors of Gateway Towers at the news that we have just published our 2,000th eBook! And our 2,001st.  and 2,002nd. And . . . well, you get the picture. We’re very pleased. But that’s … Continue reading

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Spaceships!

Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick Award-winning author – and friend of SF Gateway – the excellent Paul McAuley has just posted a collection of covers from 1970s British SF paperbacks depicting spaceships. And as anyone reading SF in … Continue reading

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Richard Matheson (1926-2013)

As noted by The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, ‘Another of the genre’s grand old men has gone’. Richard Matheson died on 23rd June, in Los Angeles. As befits a writer of his influence, obituaries can be found in The Guardian, … Continue reading

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New Releases for June: an Explanation

The eagle-eyed among you may have noticed a large number of new books appearing on the SF Gateway today – 76 of them, in fact, and you can find them here. However, if you click through to any of them, … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Cities in Flight

Our current SF Masterwork of the Week is James Blish‘s epic Cities in Flight is available as a Gollancz paperback, and the four books that make up the sequences are available as individual SF Gateway eBooks: They Shall Have Stars, A … Continue reading

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The Man of Steel?

So, the Gollancz/Gateway team was sitting round a table recently, trying to work out the coming weeks’ blog posts (yes, these things really are planned. Mostly) and someone mentioned the new Superman move, Man of Steel, which opened last week. … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Gods Themselves

What to say about The Gods Themselves? Written by one of the greatest science fiction writers ever? Check. Won the Hugo Award for best novel? Check. Won the Nebula Award for best novel? Check. Highly praised by The Encyclopedia of … Continue reading

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Dangerous Visions (No, Not Those Ones)

Over the weekend, Radio 4 started its Dangerous Visions season – a series of dramas exploring contemporary takes on future dystopias. Saturday 15th kicked off with ‘The Sleeper’ by Michael Symmons Roberts, while Sunday 16th saw adaptations of Lord of … Continue reading

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Entirely Random Friday

It’s possible that we may have mentioned, on occasion, in passing, our huge respect and admiration for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The SFE is, as every right-thinking sentient being should know by now, the indispensable resource for anyone interested … Continue reading

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Introducing . . . the new Fantasy Masterworks!

The World Fantasy Convention comes to the UK in October and – in an act of synchronicity so dazzling one might almost suspect it was premeditated – we will be re-launching the Fantasy Masterworks at the same time, with – … Continue reading

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