Monthly Archives: August 2015

Happy Bank Holiday!

What’s that? A long weekend, you say? Excellent. At the end of a busy summer, there’s only one way enjoy a Bank Holiday Monday . . . Still not clear?  OK, then, to hell with subtlety: Are we clear now? … Continue reading

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On This Day: Jack Vance

On this day, ninety-nine years ago, John Holbrook ‘Jack’ Vance was born in San Francisco, California. Winner of three Hugos, a Nebula and a World Fantasy Award, he was given the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement in 1984, named … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mariner 2 Was Launched

On this day, in 1962, Mariner 2 was launched by NASA.  In December of the same year it flew past Venus, becoming the first space probe to make a successful fly-by encounter with another planet. Designed and built by the … Continue reading

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New Title: The Starry Rift

Last summer we had the privilege of publishing James Tiptree Jr‘s extraordinary collection, Her Smoke Rose Up Forever.  We have a number of other Tiptree titles coming from SF Gateway, the first of which is The Starry Rift, which we … Continue reading

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On This Day: John Brunner Died

On this day, twenty years ago, John Brunner passed away during the 1995 Glasgow Worldcon.  Brunner was a remarkable writer, whose career seems to divide neatly into two very different streams. To quote The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: In the … Continue reading

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The Lathe of Heaven: Now in eBook!

As we never tire of reminding you, we recently completed a comprehensive agreement to publish almost all of Ursula K. Le Guin’s SF & Fantasy work, including eBook editions of the great Earthsea cycle and adding eBook rights to our … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Riddlemaster’s Game

One of modern fantasy’s most assured and original trilogies – comparable to The Lord of the Rings and The Book of the New Sun in scope and grandeur. Fantasy Masterworks paperback Morgon, Prince of Hed, wants only to rule and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Greg Bear!

Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Greg Bear turns 64 today. The author of such seminal Big Dumb Object novels as The Forge of God and Eon, bio-thriller Blood Music, claustrophobic space adventure Hull Zero Three and Stapledonian epic The … Continue reading

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On This Day: Hugo Gernsback Died

 On this day in 1967, Hugo Gernsback, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction, passed away in New York. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Brian Aldiss!

Two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BSFA Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame living inductee. SFWA Grand Master. The IAFA Award for distinguished scholarship. World Fantasy Special Award. The Prix Utopia Award … Continue reading

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