Monthly Archives: March 2014

SFX Book Club: A Canticle for Leibowitz

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. … Continue reading

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On This Day: M C Escher

It was on this day in 1972 that the extraordinary Dutch artist M. C. Escher died. ‘Who?’ You might be saying (although we really hope you’re not!). Well, him: The guy that did this: And this: Capish?

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On This Day: John Dee

We find ourselves in conflicted times – Manichean days, where battle lines are routinely drawn and in all walks of life, it seems, we must choose: are you with us, or agin us? Are you Left or Right? Capitalist or … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: 1610: A Sundial in a Grave

From the BSFA Award-winning author of Ash: A Secret History . . .   Valentin Rochefort, professional duellist and down-at-heels aristocrat, arranges the assassination of Henri IV, King of France. Fleeing from the consequences, he makes for England, on the … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Godwhale

Born in Iowa in 1932, Thomas Joespeh Bassler was a doctor and, under the pen name T. J. Bass, an  SF writer, principally known for his ‘Hive’ stories; the first of these, published in Galaxy Science Fiction and If, were … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: World of Tomorrow

Once upon a time, the world thrilled to extraordinary tales told at breakneck pace. Tales of the unknowable. Tales of the unthinkable. Tales like this . . .   Everything was ordinary. Men worked in factories and fields. Women were … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Connie Willis

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the fantastic work of SFWA Grand Master and multiple award-winner, Connie Willis, one of the field’s most … Continue reading

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From the Attic V: Seven For A Secret

Seven personal favourite SF and Fantasy Novels by women that I think deserve a UK edition.   Elizabeth Bear – Dust A couple of years ago I was able to pick up some of Elizabeth Bear‘s US editions in my … Continue reading

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SF Gateway: the BSFA Award-winners

With the 65th Eastercon just round the corner and with it the presentation of the BSFA Awards, we thought it appropriate to take a look over the history of the award and see how many of our titles have won … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Sirens of Titan

A science fiction masterpiece from the acclaimed author of Slaughterhouse 5. A classic, ripe with wit and eloquence and a cascade of inventiveness ~ Brian Aldiss   When Winston Niles Rumfoord flies his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum he is … Continue reading

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