Monthly Archives: November 2014

Mythago Wood: a True Fantasy Masterwork

I’ve written about Robert Holdstock a number of times since his untimely death, five years ago. Along with most of the Gollancz team, I was lucky enough to know the man as well as the writer; and, although he produced … Continue reading

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Fantasy Masterwork of the Week: Beauty

A magnificent reworking of the Sleeping Beauty story by master storyteller, Sheri S. Tepper. Fantasy Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook On her 16th birthday, the princess Beauty sidesteps the sleeping curse placed upon her by her wicked aunt, the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Poul Anderson

On 25th November, 1926, Poul William Anderson was born, and thus began a dynasty. Well . . . maybe not a dynasty, but his daughter is married to Greg Bear, so it’s at least potentially the start of one. . … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin’s Acceptance Speech is Wonderful and Heartfelt

Readers of this blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to … Continue reading

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Charles Sheffield

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the extraordinary imagination of Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Award-winner Charles Sheffield. trade paperback | eBook … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Sarah Canary

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week comes from our Author of the Month, Karen Joy Fowler.  Set in the Old West in 1873, it is the strange, magical tale of Sarah Canary and the ragtag band of misfits and … Continue reading

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From the Attic IX: This Map IS The Territory

Rereading the stories of Karen Joy Fowler I am made aware of some things I already knew.  That is not entirely the paradox it seems.   In her collection Black Glass almost every story appears to incorporate an early statement asserting … Continue reading

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Picking Up Speed

You might have noted – with some frustration – that the SF Gateway website has been slowing down of late; we certainly have. And if it’s frustrating for us, we can only imagine how annoying it is for you. But … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Body Snatchers

The classic novel of paranoia immortalised on film as The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Originally published in 1955 Jack Finney’s sinister SF tale has outgrown the initial debate about whether it satirized Communism or the conformity of US society … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Stephen Baxter!

We are delighted to be wishing a very Happy Birthday to Gollancz’s very own Stephen Baxter, author extraordinaire, collaborator-to-the-stars, celebrity Liverpool supporter and one of the secret cabal of illuminati known only as The SF Gateway Advisory Board. Steve is … Continue reading

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