Monthly Archives: June 2015

It’s a Science Fictional Day

Today is one of those days when the science fictional world spills over into the real world. First of all, today is Asteroid Day, a global event dedicated to increasing the awareness of asteroids and the very real – if … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Dave Duncan!

Today marks the 82nd birthday of Dave Duncan, the much-loved author of almost four dozen novels – mostly Fantasy but a few SF, mostly in the early years of his career.  He has twice won the Aurora Award (Canada’s premier … Continue reading

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On This Day: Ray Harryhausen

On this day, in 1920, special effects legend Ray Harryhausen was born in Los Angeles, California. For those raised on modern CGI techniques, for whom the likes of Pixar and ILM have always been there, it might be difficult to … Continue reading

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Space Probes

Gateway is on record as being an ardent admirer of NASA and its wonderful Astronomy Picture of the Day site. Wanna know why?  Because this:   To boldly go . . .

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld

The World Fantasy Award-winning masterpiece from one of modern fantasy’s most original and lyrical voices. Sybel, the beautiful great-granddaughter of the wizard Heald, has grown up on Eld Mountain with only the fantastic beasts summoned there by wizardry as companions. … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary: Fred Hoyle

Today marks the 100th anniversary of Sir Fred Hoyle, one of the world’s most distinguished astronomers. He was noted primarily for the theory of stellar nucleosynthesis, his support for the ‘Steady State‘ cosmological theory and for his rejection of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Curtis!

Today Gateway wishes a very Happy Birthday to gentleman, scholar, agent extraordinaire and publishing visionary, Richard Curtis. Richard Curtis’s eponymous literary agency has counted many of the great and good of SF publishing over the more than forty year’s of … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: Lavondyss

Our current Masterworks Spotlight is the haunting sequel to the World Fantasy Award-winning Mythago Wood. At the heart of the wildwood lies a place of mystery and legend, from which few return and none emerged unchanged: Lavondyss . . . … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary: Julius Schwartz

On this day, 100 years ago, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent  and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics … 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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