Monthly Archives: September 2015

On This Day: Alfred Bester Died

On this day in 1987, Alfred Bester passed away and the SF world lost one its brightest stars. From The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: Educated in both humanities and sciences – including Psychology, perhaps the most important “science” in his … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: Dying of the Light

An HBO television series has been garnering critical acclaim, racking up awards by the dozen and viewers by the millions, of late. Nothing unusual in that, of course; HBO is a byword for quality television. What’s notable about this series is … Continue reading

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On This Day: Michael G. Coney

Michael Greatrex Coney was born in Birmingham, Warwickshire, on this day in 1932. Coney moved to Canada from 1973, serving with the British Columbia Forest Service until his retirement in 1989. His early work carried a sense of Cold War-inspired … Continue reading

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On This Day: William M. Sloane Died

On this day in 1974, William Milligan Sloane III died, in New York. An author, publisher and playwright, he is best known to SF fans as the author of To Walk the Night and The Edge of Running Water, and … Continue reading

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On This Day: the USS Enterprise

On this day in 1960, the USS Enterprise – the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier – was launched. Its famous name has been shared by many ships before and after – only some of which sailed on water. Probably the … Continue reading

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On This Day: John Glasby

On this day in 1928, John Stephen Glasby was born in Nottinghamshire. A hugely prolific writer for ther British pulps in the ’50s and ’60s, Glasby’s name is likley to be relatively unknown to a modern audience because, like his … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: A Star Above It

If we had to single out one aspect of establishing the SF Gateway that makes us happiest it would probably be the knowledge that we’ve returned so many readers’ favourite books and authors to availability. But riding a close second … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: The Classic British Telefantasy Guide

It’s been a while coming – we released the other cult TV guides by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping last year – but we’re thrilled to be presenting The Classic British Telefantasy Guide at last! This is what … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: the Anvil of Ice

It seems like only yesterday, that Gollancz editor Marcus Gipps shared his thoughts on Michael Scott Rohan‘s much-loved fantasy series The Winter of the World. Now, we’re delighted to announce the publication of the first volume, The Anvil of Ice, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Konstantin Tsiolkovsky

The name most frequently associated with modern rocketry is that of Wernher von Braun (1912-1977), the German rocket scientist who moved to the United States at the end of the Second World War, known to many as ‘the Father of … Continue reading

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