Monthly Archives: April 2016

On This Day: Don’t Drink the Water!

We have, in the past, noted that certian days seem to have been overly blessed with the births of very talented authors; days like 26th July, 2nd August and 20th September.  But it stands to reason that if the history … Continue reading

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On This Day: Philip E. High

On this day in 1914, Philip Empson High was born, in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire. High’s writing career spanned over half a century, encompassing fourteen novels and numerous short stories. He made his name initially in the 1950s with a series of … Continue reading

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But Will I LIke It: Deus X

Deus X by Norman Spinrad The atmosphere has terminally thinned; the flood waters have risen; the long-term survival of humanity is slim-to-none. However, technology offers a popular way to dodge the bullet: upload yourself – your thoughts, memories, reasoning, your … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: Worlds of the Imperium

Our latest New Title Spotlight is the first in Keith Laumer’s classic Imperium series . . . When Brion Bayard was kidnapped and brought to the alternate world where Earth’s history took a different turn, it was not a pleasant … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: Dinosaur Beach

Welcome to Dinosaur Beach . . . Appearing from the remote future, Nexx Central agent Ravel is emplaced in America, circa 1936. His mission: to undo successive tamperings of the time stream which threaten the survival of Mankind. He falls … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: The Road to the Rim

Meet John Grimes at the very beginning of a career that will lead him to fame and glory out at the edge of the galaxy, out where the laws of men are nonexistent, and those of nature itself are sometimes … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Ian Watson!

Ian Watson, has been a stalwart of British science fiction for more decades than it’s polite to mention, and this year marks forty years as a professional full-time writer. His work has been shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. … Continue reading

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But Will I LIke It: The Enigma Score

‘Sure, sure, you’ve got 3, 296 books. That’s all very well – but will I like any of them?’ As we noted last week: (a) we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your tastes if you look hard enough, and … Continue reading

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SF Masterworks Spotlight: Feersum Endjinn

As teased not long ago, we’re delighted to welcome Britain’s bestselling SF author of the last two decades to the SF Masterworks list!  On 14th April we published a hardback edition of the BSFA Award-winning Feersum Endjinn – with a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Damon Knight Died

On this day in 2002, one of the all-time greats of Science Fiction passed away. Author, editor, critic, fan: few people have had such a great and varied impact on modern SF as Damon Knight. From membership of seminal SF … Continue reading

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