Monthly Archives: December 2013

SF Masterwork of the Week: Life, the Universe and Everything

‘Oh Deep Thought Computer,’ he said, ‘the task we have designed you to perform is this. We want you to tell us . . .’ he paused ‘. . . the Answer!’ ‘The Answer?’ said Deep Thought. ‘The Answer to … Continue reading

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Some SF Gateway Omnibuses You Might Have Missed

As mentioned earlier, it’s seasonal down-time for the elves that run the SF Gateway website and blog, and so our skeleton staff* would just like to highlight a few omnibuses you might have missed. Here’s a dozen fine books, wrapped … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

What are you doing here? There’s mulled wine to be drunk, turkey to be eaten, presents to be unwrapped, Doctor Who to be watched and friends and family to be with. Go on: go and be festive. We’ll be here … Continue reading

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: The Phoenix and the Mirror

The compelling historical fantasy of Virgil: poet, adventurer, alchemist . . . magus.   Legend has it that Virgil, author of The Aeneid, was more than a mere poet. Legend has it that he was an adventurer, an alchemist – … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert SF Gateway Omnibus

As we enter the Festive period, the SF Gateway blog will be running on auxiliary power for a while until the New Year. For the next few weeks, we’ll be down to a couple of posts per week – one … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Double Star

The writer known as ‘the Dean of Science Fiction’, Robert A. Heinlein won four Hugo Awards for best novel. The most recent was in 1967 for The Moon is a Harsh Mistress; before that he won in 1960 and 1962 for … Continue reading

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The Space Merchants (No, Not Those Ones)

It may be redundant to say this, but we love classic SF. I know! Who saw that coming?! The thing is, we don’t just love it because we publish lots of it – in fact, it’s the opposite: we publish … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Gordon R. Dickson

And so, as we head into the home straight, the annual SF Gateway Xmas Sale in full swing, it’s time for the third spotlight to feature some of the wonderful omnibuses we’ve published recently, in which have returned to print … Continue reading

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On This Day: Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, on the 16th December, 1917. He was the last of The Big Three to leave us, passing away in 2008 (Robert A. Heinlein died in 1988 and Isaac Asimov in 1992). He … Continue reading

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SF in Anime III: Paprika

Paprika (2006) is an animated SF thriller based on Yasutaka Tsutsui’s novel of the same name. Co-written and directed by Satoshi Kon, it was his fourth and final feature film before his death in 2010. Kon’s works often depict explorations … Continue reading

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