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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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Happy Birthday, Joe Haldeman!

Only five authors have won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for the same novel, on two separate occasions: Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin (who was the first to achiev it), Connie Willis and the … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: John W. Campbell, Jr

Born in Newark, New Jersey, on this day in 1910, John Wood Campbell, Jr studied physics at MIT and then Duke University. Campbell was a prolific early pulp writer – he made his first sale while still in his teens, … Continue reading

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Ray Bradbury Five Years On

Hard to believe it’s been five years since the great Ray Bradbury passed away. We won’t attempt a retrospective; it would be foolish and arrogant to think we could put into context a seventy-year writing career in a singe blog … Continue reading

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On This Day: John Glasby Died

John Stephen Glasby died on this day in 2011. Born in 1928, and a gradu­ate from Nottingham University with an honours degree in Chemistry, he started his career as a research chemist for I.C.I. in 1952, and worked for them … Continue reading

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On This Day: Virginia Kidd

Mildred Virginia Kidd was born on this day in 1921, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An author, editor and literary agent, Kidd was a science fiction fan from childhood and a member of the influential fan group the Futurians. She was married … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Chris Moore!

Today, we’re wishing a very happy birthday to artist extraordinaire, Chris Moore! If you’ve been reading science fiction from British publishers over the last forty years, chances are you’ve read a book with a Chris Moore cover. From Alfred Bester’s … Continue reading

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On This Day: George R. Stewart

George Rippey Stewart was born in Pennsylvania on this day in 1895 and died in California in 1980. A Professor of English at the University of California, he published a number of novels, including two studies of natural catastrophe, Storm … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Hal Clement

‘Hal Clement’ is the nom de plume under which Harry Clement Stubbs wrote science fiction (he used his full name for science articles, and painted as ‘George Richard’). Born in Massachusetts on this day in 1922, he graduated from Harvard … Continue reading

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On This Day: Richard Evans

Twenty-one years ago today, former Gollancz editor and founder of Orbit, Richard Evans passed away. From The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: (1950-1996) UK sf editor for various London publishers: Futura – where he launched the Orbit sf imprint – in … Continue reading

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