Monthly Archives: June 2014

Author of the Month: Mary Gentle

July’s Author of the Month, Mary Gentle, occupies that most interesting of places – the area where Fantasy and Science Fiction meet and mingle.  Did we say ‘area’? Perhaps that should be ‘areas’. Or perhaps we shouldn’t use the word … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Theodore Sturgeon

 From the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the fantastic imagination of Theodore Sturgeon, one of the great names in science fiction. trade paperback | eBook Highly … Continue reading

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Have You Heard? I Am Legend . .

At the end of last month, we were pleased to note that BBC Radio 4 would be airing a new two-part adaptation of Philip K. Dick‘s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? as part of their Dangerous Visions season. … Continue reading

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On This Day: Hermann Oberth & George Orwell

Born on this day, nine years apart, were two men whose work makes them of immense importance to the world of science fiction, even if we can’t quite claim them as ‘one of us’. Born 25th June, 1894, Hermann Julius … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: The Stars My Destination

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation. Deep space is my dwelling space, The stars my destination. Current SF Master work of the Week is one of the all-time great works of SF. Among many other claims … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Stars My Destination

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation. Deep space is my dwelling place, The stars my destination. There are very few poems that resonate in science fiction literature, but the quatrain above is certainly one of them. … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: Double Vision

Our New Book of the Week comes from one of science fiction’s most extraordinary and original voices – winner of the 1999 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Dreaming in Smoke, Tricia Sullivan. In 2004, Tricia rewrote the rulebook with Maul … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Daniel Keyes

All of us at Gollancz and SF Gateway were saddened to learn of the death of Daniel Keyes. Although never a prolific author, he made an indelible mark on science fiction – and the literary world at large – with … Continue reading

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On This Day: Red Simonsen

Back when the stars were young and dinosaurs walked the Earth, your humble correspondent used to play wargames every weekend. Sometimes they were historical boardgames, sometimes fantasy boardgames, other times they were RPGs. The group of friends I played with … Continue reading

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From the Attic VII: Vonda N. McIntyre

In the Nebula-winning novella “Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand” a healer, Snake, uses three specially bred snakes to inject medicines to the sick.  Whilst saving the life of a young boy one of her snakes is killed by his … Continue reading

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