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When I’m 64: The Hugo Awards

According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the venerable Hugo Awards were first presented sixty-four years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of Honour was Willy Ley … Continue reading

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On This Day: Julius Schwartz

On this day in 1915, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics had … Continue reading

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5 Great Novels to Help You Forget Star Wars

It seems that the Los Angeles Times rung in the New Year with a piece controversially noting that Star Wars is not the beginning and end of science fiction. It lists five great SF novels and it pleases us greatly … Continue reading

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On This Day: Alfred Bester Died

On this day in 1987, Alfred Bester passed away and the SF world lost one its brightest stars. From The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: Educated in both humanities and sciences – including Psychology, perhaps the most important “science” in his … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary: Julius Schwartz

On this day, 100 years ago, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent  and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: The Stars My Destination

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation. Deep space is my dwelling space, The stars my destination. Current SF Master work of the Week is one of the all-time great works of SF. Among many other claims … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Stars My Destination

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation. Deep space is my dwelling place, The stars my destination. There are very few poems that resonate in science fiction literature, but the quatrain above is certainly one of them. … Continue reading

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SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners

Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway’s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards!  And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the … Continue reading

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60 Years of the Hugo Awards

Thanks to our friends at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – and, in particular, their indispensable On This Day function, we see that the first Hugo Awards were presented 60 years ago, today, at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Demolished Man

> So. Cyberpunk. That’s a subgenre of science fiction, isn’t it? Why, yes it is. > Full of computers and film noir atmosphere and human-technology interfaces and stuff? That’s the one. > And it was born in the 1980s, wasn’t … Continue reading

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