Monthly Archives: September 2013

Happy Birthday, Nicola Griffith

Today is the birthday of multi-award-winning author and editor, and friend of the SF Gateway, Nicola Griffith. Nicola Griffith‘s first novel, Ammonite, won the James Tiptree Jr and the Lambda Awards and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke and … Continue reading

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From the SFX Book Club: RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

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. Gollancz‘s … Continue reading

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The Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

I didn’t read the second Thomas Covenant trilogy when I was a teenager (see my ramblings about the first books here). I’m not sure why – perhaps I just didn’t have them, and couldn’t find anyone to lend them to … Continue reading

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The Glasswright Quintet by Mindy Klasky

Last week on the excellent E-Reads blog, Richard Curtis – agent, author, publisher, gentleman – posted  a piece about Mindy Klasky’s Glasswright quintet. As SF Gateway has licensed a large number of titles from E-Reads and because anything Richard says … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday John Brunner

HIPCRIME: You committed one when you opened this book. Keep it up. It’s our only hope. ~ The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad Mulligan If you recognise the above quote, then chances are you’re one of the enlightened souls who’ve read  … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: DOUBLE STAR

Robert A. Heinlein – ‘the Dean of science fiction’ – won an impressive four Hugo Awards for Best Novel. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress won in 1967; his best-known books, Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land, in … Continue reading

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Something in the Water Part III

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we continue to lavish praise on The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and particularly its excellent On This Day feature. If you’re looking for an instant run-down of births, deaths and anniversaries … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever

I can’t remember how I first came across Stephen Donaldson’s writing. I have a vague image of my godmother – a wonderful woman who introduced me to SF/F and let me borrow anything I wanted from her shelves, and hang … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: The Visitor

Sheri S. Tepper, SF and Fantasy writer extraordinaire, gives us an exciting, evocative and thought-provoking tale where science and magic meet head-on.   The “magic” that once was America died horribly along with most of the Earth’s inhabitants when an … Continue reading

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The Founding Fathers of Rocket Science

The name most frequently associated with modern rocketry is that of Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), the German rocket scientist who moved to the United States at the end of the Second World War, known to many as  ‘the Father of … Continue reading

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