Monthly Archives: August 2016

Masterworks Spotlight: Monday Starts on Saturday

We are delighted to be featuring another wonderful piece of SF from the masters of Soviet-era SF, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky!  Best known for the wonderful Roadside Picnic – memorably filmed as Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky  the Strugatsky Brothers are … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: D. G. Compton

D.G. (David Guy) Compton was born in London in 1930. His early works were crime novels published under ‘Guy Compton’, but he began producing SF as ‘D.G. Compton’ in 1965 with The Quality of Mercy. His 1970 novel The Steel … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Brian W. Aldiss

Two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BSFA Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame living inductee. SFWA Grand Master. The IAFA Award for distinguished scholarship. World Fantasy Special Award. The Prix Utopia Award … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rachel Pollack!

Today, Gateway wishes a very happy to birthday to SF writer, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot, Rachel Pollack, born in Brooklyn in 1945. Highly regarded for her influence on the women’s spirituality movement and on women’s SF, … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Harry Harrison

Continuing our way through the Grand Tour of the Gateway Essentials, we come to one of our earliest success stories. The books of Harry Harrison were the first of our Gateway eBooks to take off in a manner that suggested … Continue reading

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: August 2016

    ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov   Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: William Sloane – Update!

Owing to a glitch during some mainentance work, we had a post disappear yesterday. If only the Disappearing Spell worked on who we wanted to work on . . . All seems to be back in working order, now, so … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Chad Oliver

Chad Oliver was the working name that US anthropologist and writer Symmes Chadwick Oliver used for his SF titles. He was born in Ohio but spent most of his life in Texas, where he studied for his MA. He later … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: William M. Sloane

William Milligan Sloane III was born in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1906, and died in New York in 1974. He was an editor at a number of distinguished houses, including Henry Holt & Company and Funk & Wagnall’s, before founding his … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Pamela Sargent

What’s that? You want an introduction to one more author before the weekend?  Yeah, we can do that. Pamela Sargent was born in New York and attended the State University of New York at Binghamton, attaining a master’s degree in … Continue reading

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