Monthly Archives: July 2016

Gateway Essentials: Mary Gentle

Following on from yesterday’s post, we offer up another serving of Essential Fantasy . .  . or is it Essential SF? Well, some of it’s SF. But some of the SF kinda looks like Fantasy.  Whatever it is, it’s certainly … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Tanith Lee

Hey, Gateway! So far your Essentials posts have been all about the SF – how ’bout some Fantasy for a change? Your wish is our cooperation!  We present, for your reading pleasure, Britain’s very own Grand Master of Horror and … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: Always Coming Home

Neglected masterpiece. Unsung classic. Unjustly-overlooked genius. We live in a time of ridiculous hyperbole. A time when terms such as ‘classic’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘genius’ have become so overused as to be almost meaningless. A time when films garner four stars … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: A Deepness in the Sky

Back in January, we opened 2016 by welcoming Vernor Vinge‘s Hugo Award-winning space opera epic A Fire Upon the Deep to the SF Masterworks list. Now, we’re delighted to add Vinge’s prequel, set thirty millennia earlier, A Deepness in the … Continue reading

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Two Score and Seven Years Ago . . .

So just short of four dozen years ago, this happened: A great day in human history, which  – it could be argued –  has never been bettered. Millions of kids around the world watched Neil Armstrong take these famous steps … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Pat Cadigan

Today, we direct your attention to one of the great forces for good in modern SF, the one and only Pat Cadigan. Twice winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 1992 for Synners and then again in 1995 … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Paul Cornell!

Some of you might know him from his comics, including Saucer Country and Demon Knights, and arcs on Wolverine and Captain Britain. Others might know him from his books, such as British Summertime and London Falling. Many of you will … Continue reading

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21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of

GQ magazine recently published a list of 21 Brilliant Books You’ve Never Heard Of, asking Ever come across a book – on a nightstand in an Airbnb, in a box of your mom’s college junk, on a shelf at a … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Christopher Priest!

Today, we wish a very Happy Birthday to one of Britain’s great post-war novelists – in any genre – the one and only Christopher Priest. You don’t need us to tell you that Christopher Priest is a multi-award-winning author, with … Continue reading

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But Will I Like It: Blood Heritage

Continuing our series of mini-reviews from enthusiastic Gateway readers, here’s a second (or, indeed, third, if one wants to be pedantic) reader’s take on Sheri S. Tepper . . . Blood Heritage by Sheri S. Tepper When Badger Ettison’s cold … Continue reading

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