Tag Archives: alternate history

Gateway Essentials: Harry Turtledove

Harry Turtledove was born in Los Angeles in 1949, and has a PhD in Byzantine history. He has taught ancient and medieval history at a number of universities including UCLA, and has published a translation of a ninth-century Byzantine chronicle, … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Pavane

Our SF Masterwork of the week is acknowledged as one of the earliest and still one of the finest alternate histories ever written. And who better to take us on a guided tour of this very different Britain than a … Continue reading

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New Book of the Week: The Iron Dream

Every now and then in SF literature, an author throws you a googlie / curve ball (delete according to local cultural affinity to cricket or baseball; if you follow neither sport, we’re afraid you’re on your own). The Iron Dream … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Robert Harris

Former BBC and newspaper journalist, now writer, Robert Harris was born on this day in 1957. If that name is not known to you, we urge you to rectify that as soon as possible. Harris is the author of a … Continue reading

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22nd November, 1963

It was fifty years ago, today, that US President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated as his motorcade moved through Dealey Plaza, in Dallas, Texas. The shots – three of them – were fired by former US marine and communist-sympathiser, Lee … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Tim Powers . . . Kind Of . . .

Multi-award-winning fantasy author Tim Powers was born on 29th February, 1952 – making him either fifteen-and-a-bit or sixty-one today. Or tomorrow. Or . . . something. Perhaps we’re biased at SF Gateway, but there’s always seemed something inherently fantastic about … Continue reading

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Editors’ Choice: Cowboy Angels by Paul McAuley

  This week’s SF Gateway Editors’ Choice comes, controversially, from the 21st century: Cowboy Angels by the Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and John W. Campbell Memorial Award-winning author Paul McAuley.   It is 1984 in the United States … Continue reading

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