Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Obligatory Hallowe’en Post

So, it’s Hallowe’en again. To kids around the world, an opportunity to dress up in outlandish costumes and run round their neighbourhoods collecting treats. To supermarkets, that small window of opportunity between back-to-school and Christmas to tempt shoppers to part … Continue reading

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In Praise of . . . Fantastic Fiction

Well, for what was supposed to be a regular feature, In Praise Of . . . has been pretty irregular. Maybe we need more fibre . . . While you all struggle with that thought and try desperately to banish … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: A Dangerous Energy

One of the joys of working on the SF Gateway is how often we come across ‘new’ books that were, in their earlier print incarnations, published by Gollancz. It’s both a quiet joy to be welcoming one of our own … Continue reading

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: THE DRAGON GRIAULE

6,000 feet long, from head to tail . . . This is the second of our Fantasy Masterworks launch titles, Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award-winning author Lucius Shepard’s acclaimed The Dragon Griaule. Collected together in one volume, these stories … Continue reading

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: LAST CALL

October is here, and with it, the re-launch of the Fantasy Masterworks in their stunning (if we do say so ourselves) new cover style! We’ll be featuring each of the launch titles on the blog over the coming weeks and … Continue reading

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Joe Haldeman Signing in London!

World Fantasy Con 2013 in Brighton is almost upon us, and the great and the good of the genre are on their way to the UK. Which means signings! Lots and lots of signings. We’ll give you some more information … Continue reading

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From the Attic: An Introduction

Perhaps it is the position of science fiction on the periphery of mainstream fiction that makes it so open to borrowing from elsewhere, from physics and fairy tales, from philosophy, folklore and myth.  And perhaps it is the position of … Continue reading

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New Column on the SF Gateway Blog

We are delighted to announce a new regular monthly column on the SF Gateway blog, curated by the excellent Kev McVeigh and devoted to exploring the too-oft forgotten landscape of women’s SF & fantasy. Titled ‘From the Attic’ after Sandra … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ursula Le Guin!

On this day, eighty-four years ago, Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born. I’m not sure whether she’s celebrating the event, but we certainly are! Apart from being one of the most lyrical, insightful, imaginative and important authors the SFF field … Continue reading

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RUN TO THE STARS

I’ve been going on a bit of a Michael Scott Rohan reading jag in the last year or so, for no real good reason than I remembered liking his work a lot. I reread the Spiral series (available as Gateway … Continue reading

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