Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fantasy Masterworks Spotlight: Little, Big

A magical, funny, eloquent, unforgettable fantasy about a house filled with enchantment and the strange folk who inhabit it. We are delighted to present this new edition of John Crowley’s World Fantasy Award-winning novel, with a new introduction by Graham … Continue reading

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On This Day: Theodore Sturgeon

On this day in 1918, Edward Hamilton Waldo – better known to the world as Theodore Sturgeon – was born  in New York City. Sturgeon was not a pseudonym; his name was legally changed after his parents’ divorce. After selling his … Continue reading

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Gateway Omnibus Spotlight: Patricia McKillip (Vol. 1)

From the vaults of The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to the lyrical work of two-time World Fantasy Award-winning author, Patricia A. McKillip, one of modern fantasy’s most … Continue reading

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The SF Masterworks in 2015: the First Six Months

Following on from our earlier – and, dare we say, very well-received – post on the complete SF Masterworks, we are delighted to bring you a list of the SF Masterworks you can expect over the first half of this … Continue reading

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Welcome to Gateway: Iain M. Banks & Jean M. Auel

As noted last week, the Gateway’s list of authors has expanded as we added classic SF & Fantasy from our sister Hachette companies, Headline, Hodder & Stoughton and Orbit. It’s very exciting to be able welcome such a large number … Continue reading

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On This Day: Richard Matheson

On this day in 1926, Richard Burton Matheson was born, in Allendale, New Jersey.  Although a script writer of some note – including credits on Rod Serling‘s The Twilight Zone and Steven Spielberg‘s Duel (based on his own short story) … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rocket Boy!

On this day, in 1943, Homer Hadley Hickam Jr was born. His is probably not a name that will be familiar to a great many of our readers, but we’d argue (politely but firmly) that it should be. Homer H. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Jean M. Auel

Today we say Happy Birthday to Jean M. Auel, author of prehistoric fantasy series, Earth’s Children. Beginning with The Clan of the Cave Bear, filmed in 1986, and progressing through five sequels, Auel’s series has delighted readers the world over. … Continue reading

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From the Attic X: Travel Light

Imagine a world where a 1950s fantasy novel became first a cult classic and then a global bestseller setting trends for decades to come and spawning blockbuster movies. The year was 1952 and the novel was Travel Light by Naomi … Continue reading

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On This Day: Iain M. Banks

On this day in 1954, Iain Menzies Banks was born in Dunfermline, Scotland. Do we need to explain who Iain M. Banks is? No, we do not. For many years he was Britain’s bestselling SF writer, a literary novelist of … Continue reading

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