Monthly Archives: November 2016

Remembering Robert Holdstock

It is that sad day once again, when we remember one of our great friends who is no longer with us.  Hard to believe it’s seven years since Robert Holdstock made his last, final journey into the Wildwood. We still … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was the first woman to be named a Living Legend by the International Horror Guild (2006) and is one of only two women ever to be named as Grand Master of the World Horror Convention (2003). In … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Poul Anderson

Poul William Anderson was born ninety years ago, today, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, so it seems an appropriate time to give his work the ‘Essentials treatment’ . . . Born of Scandinavian parents, Anderson lived in Denmark briefly before the outbreak … Continue reading

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On This Day: Forrest J. Ackerman

On this day, one hundred yeasrs ago, Forrest J. Ackerman was born, in Los Angeles, California. Although he was, throughout a long life dedicated to science fiction, an author, editor and agent, ‘Forry’ Ackerman is sadly little known to modern … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: Shadow and Claw

Way back in the mists of time, when SF Gateway was taking its first tentative digital steps into the world, I wrote about the first half of Gene Wolfe’s epic The Book of the New Sun – Shadow and Claw … Continue reading

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On This Day: Margaret St Clair

On this day, twenty-one years ago, Margaret St Clair died. Her science fiction career began with ‘Rocket to Limbo’for Fantastic Adventures in November 1946, and she became a prolific writer of short fiction during the next decade and a half … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Vincent Di Fate!

The awesome On This Day function on the indispensable Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – tells us that today is Vincent Di Fate’s birthday – and we thought it might be nice to celebrate one the key artists of modern science … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Alan Dean Foster

Prolific author Alan Dean Foster turns 70 today! Born in New York City in 1946, Alan Dean Foster was raised in Los Angeles. After receiving Bachelors and Master’s degrees at UCLA, he spent two years as a copywriter for a … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Raymond F. Jones

101 years ago today, Raymond Fisher Jones was born in Salt Lake City Utah. A regular contributor to Astounding Stories and Galaxy Science Fiction among other pulp SF magazines, he is best known for the 1952 novel This Island Earth, … Continue reading

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Galactic Journey: Naked to the Stars

It should be no secret to regular readers that we at SF Gateway are big fans of Galactic Journey. For newcomers: this is the journal of an intrepid time traveller, reviewing the 1960′s SF magazines in real time as if … Continue reading

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