Monthly Archives: July 2013

SF Masterwork of the Week: The Fifth Head of Cerberus

‘Wolfe is so good he leaves me speechless’ ~ Ursula Le Guin ‘A truly extraordinary work . . . a masterpiece’ ~ Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels ‘A richly imaginative exploration of the nature of identity and individuality’ ~ … Continue reading

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Announcing the SF Gateway Omnibuses

Enter the SF Gateway . . . Towards the end of 2011, in conjunction with the celebration of fifty years of coherent, continuous science fiction and fantasy publishing, Gollancz launched the SF Gateway with a view to utilising the technology that … Continue reading

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Read ‘Lost Girls’ by Pat Cadigan

Psst! Hey you! Yeah, you! Wanna read some terrific SF? What? No! It stands for ‘science fiction’! What the hell is wrong with you? Anyway, like I said: wanna read some great science fiction? For free? Yeah, course you do. … Continue reading

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There Must Be Something in the Water

As has been noted a number of times, we’re big fans of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and especially its excellent On This Day feature. If you want an instant run-down of births, deaths and anniversaries in the SF world, … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: Tanith Lee’s THE SILVER METAL LOVER

This week’s new book is The Silver Metal Lover, by World Horror Grandmaster and World Fantasy Award-winner Tanith Lee. For sixteen-year-old Jane, life is a mystery she despairs of ever mastering. She and her friends are the idle, pampered children … Continue reading

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Re-Watching Star Trek: The Next Generation

Space: the final frontier . . . These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise . . . Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds . . . To seek out new life and new civilisations . . . … Continue reading

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In Praise of . . . The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

SF Gateway’s respect and admiration for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction should be obvious – we did have the site built for them, after all – but we really couldn’t let our series of ‘In Praise of …’ posts go … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Deep

John Crowley is probably best known for his fantasy – most notably his Aegypt sequence and the career-defining Little, Big, for which he won the World Fantasy Award. However, he started his career writing science fiction: Engine Summer, Beasts and, … Continue reading

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That’s One Small Step For Man …

Tomorrow is the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. A day later Neil Armstrong took the first steps taken by a human on another world. From this . . .     . . . to this . … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: Harry Harrison’s WINTER IN EDEN

Our New Book of the Week is one that has been eagerly awaited by many people: Winter in Eden, the middle book of Harry Harrison‘s extraordinary Eden trilogy. The Eden series – West of Eden (1984), Winter in Eden (1986) … Continue reading

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