Monthly Archives: October 2015

On This Day: Orson Welles’ The War of the Worlds Broadcast

Sunday October 30th, 1938. 8:00 pm US Eastern Standard Time. The Columbia Broadcasting System and its affiliated stations present Orson Welles and the Mercury Theater on the air in ‘War of the Worlds’ by H.G. Wells. And with these innocuous … Continue reading

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On This Day: Fredric Brown

On this day in 1906, Fredric William Brown was born. Fredric Brown was an Edgar-winning crime writer who was also, to quote the indispensible Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: highly regarded for his sf, which is noted for its elegance and … Continue reading

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Masterwork Spotlight: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Back in June, 2013, the Gollancz team remembered the late great Ray Bradbury, on the first anniversary of his death. From a body of work of almost absurd variety and importance, two of us chose the same novel: Something Wicked … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: The Starry Rift

One of science fiction’s most important feminist voices, James Tiptree, Jr  was the pseudonym under which Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon wrote most of her fiction – she was making a point about sexist assumptions and also keeping her US government … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: Edgar Rice Burroughs: Master of Adventure

Although most of Gateway’s 3,000-plus titles are doorways to fictional worlds, we do have a small but fascinating collection of non-fiction. We have collections of essays and literary criticism, speculations on what the future might hold, unofficial guides to cult … Continue reading

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ICYMI: From the Attic

Two years ago today, we published the first in a series of posts wherein SF reviewer and critic, Kev McVeigh looked at a issue both topical and important: the place of women in SF and Fantasy. As well as addressing … Continue reading

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On This Day: Doris Lessing

On this day in 1919, Doris May Taylor Lessing was born in Kermanshah, in what is now Iran, but was then Persia. She spent her early life in Zimbabwe (then known as Southern Rhodesia), moving to the UK in 1949, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ursula Le Guin!

On this day, eighty-six years ago, Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born. We’re not sure whether she’s celebrating the event, but we certainly are! Apart from being one of the most lyrical, insightful, imaginative and important authors the SFF field … Continue reading

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Now in eBook: The Dispossessed!

If you had really good news and were so excited that you couldn’t stop talking about it, we’d forgive you a certain amount of repetition. Honest.  And in that same spirit of generosity, we’re sure you won’t mind us mentioning … Continue reading

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Reposting: Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: October 2015

Owing to a technical error, Robert Silverberg’s Reflections piece did not update for October. This is now rectified so we’re re-presenting this piece with the correct link . . .     ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science … Continue reading

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