Monthly Archives: December 2016

From the Archives: Science is Awesome!

Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand it: science. Take this news, … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter

President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, an asteroid shows up in … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Joe Abercrombie on Fritz Leiber

So, you may have noticed a certain amount of Joe Abercrombie-ish activity over at our sister imprint, Gollancz. Quite understandable given that Joe’s destined-to-be-bestselling new novel, Red Country is published tomorrow (original post 17/10/2012). But while our colleagues are proclaiming … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Six Degrees of Separation: The Beatles to SF Gateway

It comes to our attention that 50 years ago today (originally published 5/10/2012), musical legends The Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do. Now, we at SF Gateway are as ardent fans of The Fab Four as the next … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Pat Cadigan’s FOOLS: A Review by Paul McAuley

Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner, Paul McAuley, in addition to being one of SF’s finest writers, is also an astute judge of a good book. Here, he reviews fellow-Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Pat Cadigan‘s Fools, which won the award in 1995 … Continue reading

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Signing off for Christmas

What a year it’s been: full of events and, sadly, many more of them bad than good (any year that starts off with the death of David Bowie has really not got off on the best foot). To be honest, … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Robert Sheckley

Robert Sheckley was born and educated in New York. He received an undergraduate degree from New York University in 1951 after a varied career that included time spent as a landscape gardener, a milkman and a stint in the US … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Charles L. Harness

Charles L(eonard) Harness was born in Colorado City, Texas, in 1915. He earned degrees in chemistry and law from George Washington University and worked as a patent attorney from 1947 to 1981. Harness’s background as a lawyer influenced several of … Continue reading

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Masterworks Spotlight: Limbo

To my mind, Bernard Wolfe remains one of the most remarkable, original writers of the twentieth century When no less a judge than Harlan Ellison – himself certainly one of the most remarkable, original writers of the twentieth century – … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Robert Charles Wilson

Robert Charles Wilson was born in Whittier, California in 1953 but has spent most of his life in Canada, acquiring citizenship in 2007. He has won the Hugo, Theodore Sturgeon, Philip K. Dick and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, and … Continue reading

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