Monthly Archives: June 2016

Gateway Essentials: Walter Tevis

Welcome back to our ongoing tour of the Gateway Essentials. Today . . . Walter Tevis. While a student at the University of Kentucky, Tevis worked in a pool hall and published a story about the game for an English … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Man Who Fell to Earth

Our second SF Masterwork spotlight this week, is Walter Tevis’s remarkable novel that was the basis for Nicolas Roeg‘s cult film, starring the late David Bowie. Thomas Jerome Newton is an extraterrestrial from the planet Anthea, which has been devastated … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Chrysalids

Nothing at all should be read into the fact that our two current SF Masterworks spotlights are a post apocalyptic tale driven by fear and hatred of those that are different, and the story of an alien visitor to Earth … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Time is the Simplest Thing

For some time now, we have been singing the praises of the interpid Time Traveller from the excellent Galactic Journey site (he who reviews the SF of 55 years ago as if it were coming out new). And just last … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Clifford D. Simak

A regular contributor to Astounding Science Fiction throughout the influential John W. Campbell era, Clifford Donald Simak produced a body of highly regarded work, winning the Nebula and three Hugo Awards, and is best known for his story suite of … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: James Tiptree, Jr

So maybe you’ve heard about this James Tiptree, Jr fellow but apart from the fact that ‘he’ is actually a ‘she’, the only thing you know about her is that there’s an award in her honour. Certainly an excellent reason … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Richard Cowper

So, now that we know how this works, here’s your Essential introduction to one of the unique voices of British science fiction: John Middleton Murry, Jr, who wrote his best work under the pen name Richard Cowper . . . The … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: James Blish

As we’re sure you know, yesterday we announced the creation of the Gateway Essentials list. Its continuing mission: to make it easier for us to make it easier for you to find your way through the 3,000-plus titles and  300-plus … Continue reading

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Announcing: The Gateway Essentials!

You’ll have seen some new cover styles popping up wherever you buy your eBooks and you might have wondered what, if anything, they meant? We’re glad you asked! This week, we launch a new initiative on the SF Gateway: the … Continue reading

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But Will I Like It: Earthlight

With the front pages currently obsessed with whether or not Britain should stay in the European Union and the back pages obsessed with how long England, Wales and Northern Ireland can remain in the European Championships, Gateway calls for some … Continue reading

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