Gateway Essentials: John Crowley

1 December 2016

John Crowley was born in 1942 and has worked in documentary films and TV since 1966. The Deep, his first SF novel, was published in 1975 and was followed by Beasts, Engine Summer and Great Work of Time. In his later work, Little, Big, Aegypt and Love and Sleep, he has moved into writing fantasy to great critical acclaim.

He won the World Fantasy Award in 1982 for Little, Big, in 1990 for novella ‘Great Worl of Time’ and in 2006 was given the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.

There are some people ā€“ and Iā€™m one of them ā€“ for whom life consists only of passing time between novels by John Crowley

Michael Chabon

Heady praise. So where does one start? As ever, we think the Masterworks provides the perfect starting point ā€“ and in this instance you have your choice of SF or Fantasy:

And if when you’re still hungry for more, we recommend Love and Sleep.

You can find these and more of John Crowley’s work via his Author page on the Gateway website, and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

About Darren Nash

I’m Digital Publisher at Gollancz, responsible for the SF Gateway and SF Masterworks. Digitally, I can be found here, on Twitter at @SFGateway (officially) and @thenashmeister (unofficially). In meat space, I operate from a secret base inside a dormant volcano, on a remote pacific island that – mysteriously – doesn’t appear on any official maps. Possibly.

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