Monthly Archives: September 2014

Happy Birthday, Nicola Griffith!

Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to Nebula and James Tiptree Jr Award-winner – and friend of SF Gateway – the wonderful Nicola Griffith Nicola has won the World Fantasy Award, two Lambdas and two Gaylactic Spectrum Awards for her work … Continue reading

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Author of the Month: Joe Haldeman

Only a handful of writers have won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for the same novel, twice. October’s Author of the Month is one of those writers, winning the 1976 Hugo and Nebula Awards for The Forever War, and repeating the … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Hal Clement

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the acclaimed works of Hal Clement, for half a century one of hard SF’s most accomplished … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: A Case of Conscience

WARNING: TENUOUS LINK APPROACHING! In the wake of the recent historic referendum on Scottish independence, we thought it only appropriate to consult a Scottish SF writer about a pivotal science fictional decision. So, without further ado (but with thanks to … Continue reading

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On This Day: John Brunner

HIPCRIME: You committed one when you opened this book. Keep it up. It’s our only hope. ~ The Hipcrime Vocab by Chad Mulligan COINCIDENCE: You weren’t paying attention to the other half of what was happening. ~ The Hipcrime Vocab … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Greybeard

Ecological disaster has left the English countryside a wasteland. Humanity faces extinction, unless Greybeard and his wife Martha are successful in their quest for the scarcest and most precious of resources: human children. ‘Mr Aldiss’ novel is suffused with grief … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday . . . to Whom?

Today marks the birthdays of not one, but two figures who loom large over the landscape of modern fantasy literature.  It is no stretch to say that without them, the genre we know and love would be a very different … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: Beyond Lies the Wub

Beyond Lies the Wub, the first volume of the collected stories of one of the twentieth century’s greatest SF writers, this is a matchless display of Philip K. Dick’s quirky, humorous, idiosyncratically philosophical world view. With one exception, all the … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: John Brunner

From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the work of the acclaimed author and critic John Brunner.     Best known for his Hugo … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Star Maker

Although we have featured Star Maker before as Masterwork of the Week, we were prompted to do so again, following on from last week’s Last and First Men, after listening to the 200th episode of the always-excellent Coode Street Podcast … Continue reading

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