Monthly Archives: November 2013

Robert Holdstock: An Anniversary Remembrance

Yesterday was publication day for another four SF Gateway omnibuses – more classic novels returned to print by such giants of the field as Clifford D. Simak (eBook | trade paperback), John Sladek (eBook | trade paperback) and Poul Anderson … Continue reading

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A SENSE OF SHADOW by Kate Wilhelm

Frequently in Kate Wilhelm’s best fiction memories and dreams become entwined with and are influenced beyond the norm by the protagonist’s social environment. The reader familiar with these stories will recognise much in A Sense Of Shadow (1981) that was … Continue reading

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SF in Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Although what I said in my previous post still stands (that I hadn’t read much SF before becoming part of the Gateway team), upon reflection I realised that this wasn’t really the whole story. From a very early age, say … Continue reading

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: The Falling Woman

We cannot hope to match the insight or depth of knowledge Kev McVeigh exhibited in last week’s From the Attic post, so we’re not even going to try. We will simply say that our current Masterwork of the Week is … Continue reading

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The SF Gateway Omnibuses

It is our dedicated mission in life to transform the SF & Fantasy shelves of your local bookshops into an unbroken sea of yellow. Of course, the new SF Masterworks are a sort of yellow – and, as they now … Continue reading

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22nd November, 1963

It was fifty years ago, today, that US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade moved through Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas. The shots – three of them – were fired by former US marine and communist-sympathiser, Lee … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: the Ulitmate Egoist

The Ultimate Egoist is the first volume of The Complete Stories of Theodore Sturgeon, and contains the late author’s earliest work, written between 1937 and 1940. An acknowledged master of the short form – SF’s premier award for short fiction … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Transfigurations

As we mentioned last week, when wishing Michael Bishop a happy birthday, we added his BSFA Award-shortlisted novel Transfigurations to the SF Masterworks list this month. A fascinating and compelling novel of alien life by the Nebula Award-winning author of … Continue reading

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From The Attic II: Pat Murphy

Pat Murphy says her favourite bird is the mockingbird because ‘it never sings the same song twice.’  So far the same can be said of Murphy herself.  Some writers find a genre seam and mine it successfully (and some exhaust … Continue reading

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Doris Lessing (1919 – 2013)

We are saddened by the news that Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing passed away, yesterday, at the age of 94.  During a glittering career – which spanned over half a century and garnered her many awards culminating, of course, in the … Continue reading

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