Monthly Archives: April 2014

SF Gateway Welcomes Katherine MacLean and Judith Moffett!

We are delighted to announce that SF Gateway has recently concluded deals to publish SFWA Author Emeritus Katherine MacLean and Judith Moffett, winner of the 1988 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. We will be publishing Katherine MacLean‘s … Continue reading

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SF Gateway: the Nebula Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Shrinking Man

This is one of the seminal texts of 1950’s SF, the novel that inspired the film, The Incredible Shrinking Man – the first film to win a Hugo Award. Indeed, it is hard not to see the title of Richard … Continue reading

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From the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction . . . Clifford D. Simak

And rounding out a week of Encyclopedic treats: Clifford D. Simak, who died on this day in 1988 . . . (1904-1988) US writer whose primary occupation 1929-1976 was newspaper work, and who worked full-time for the Minneapolis Star from … Continue reading

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From the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction . . . Daniel Defoe

From the virtual pages of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: Daniel Defoe, who died on this day in 1731 … (?1660-1731) UK merchant, professional spy and man of letters born Daniel Foe, becoming Defoe in the 1690s after he began … Continue reading

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From the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction . . . Paul McAuley

As noted yesterday, this week’s posts are courtesy of the essential Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and are all date specific entries. Today: A very Happy Birthday to one of British SF’s premier writers, Paul McAuley. (Born April 23rd, 1955) UK … Continue reading

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From the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction . . . Damien Broderick

Partly because holidays – but mainly because, dammit, everyone should be consulting it regularly – this week’s posts will all be taken from the 4 million-plus words of authority and erudition that are The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. Today: Damien … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: D G Compton

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the beguiling work of the critically acclaimed D. G. Compton.   Trade Paperback | eBook   D.G. … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Jem

A cynical and compelling tale of politics, exploitation and colonisation on another planet from the Hugo and Nebula-winning Grand Master, Frederik Pohl. The discovery of another habitable world might spell salvation to the three bitterly competing power blocs of the … Continue reading

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The Unsinkable Ship

102 years ago today, the most famous of all maritime disasters occurred: the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg south of Newfoundland. The Titanic’s hull containing sixteen separate airtight compartments, causing some to refer to it as ‘unsinkable’, but the iceberg … Continue reading

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