Monthly Archives: February 2014

SF Masterwork of the Week: RUR & War with the Newts

Karel Capek, one of the most important Czech writers of the twentieth-century, was a major voice in early European SF. R.U.R – his most famous play – introduced the word ‘robot’ into popular usage.       Written against the … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Edmund Cooper

From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic work of Edmund Cooper.   Trade Paperback | eBook   A respected critic and writer, whose work … Continue reading

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Readers Choice Winner for January

And now . . . the end is near . . . and so we face . . . the final curtain . . . What’s that? We suffer from an overdeveloped sense of melodrama? Rubbish. What possible evidence do … Continue reading

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The King in Yellow: Inspiring HBO’s True Detective

If you’re on Twitter as much as Gollancz tends to be, you’ve probably noticed all of the excitement there’s been about HBO’s new series True Detective. Starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, it’s being hailed as ‘the best detective show … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: Earthwind

We sometimes talk about writers ‘finding their voice’. In Robert Holdstock‘s case, the voice was very much there from the beginning of his writing career, as were a number of his signature themes – for example, the existence of racial … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Henry Kuttner

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to one of the Golden Age‘s most influential writers, Henry Kuttner.   Trade Paperback | eBook   Henry … Continue reading

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From the Attic IV: Michaela Roessner – Vanishing Point

Like most of you reading this, I do have a penchant for recommending books I’ve enjoyed and that I sometimes think of as my pet discoveries.  One author I am particularly keen to draw attention to is Michaela Roessner, and … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Long Tomorrow

Leigh Bracket was one of SF’s early greats and had an accomplished career as a writer of both SF and fantasy. She also worked as a Hollywood screenwriter, producing screenplays for such classic films as The Long Goodbye, The Big … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Timescape

Gregory Benford, one of the ‘Killer Bs’ along with David Brin and Greg Bear, is a leading writer of Hard SF and is currently Professor of Plasma Physics and Astrophysics at the University of California, Irvine. His breakthrough novel Timescape … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: C L Moore

  From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to one of the greats of the Golden Age, C L Moore.   Trade paperback | eBook … Continue reading

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