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From the Archives: SF Masterwork of the Week: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green … Continue reading

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On This Day: Douglas Adams was Born

Has it been a year already?  We posted this passage last year as a birthday tribute to the man affectionately known to millions of fans around the world as ‘Bop Ad’. But you know what?  It’s very funny and it … Continue reading

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On This Day: Fredric Brown

On this day in 1906, Fredric William Brown was born. Fredric Brown was an Edgar-winning crime writer who was also, to quote the indispensible Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: highly regarded for his sf, which is noted for its elegance and … Continue reading

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On This Day: Douglas Adams

‘So this is it,’ said Arthur, ‘we are going to die.’ ‘Yes,’ said Ford, ‘except . . . no! Wait a minute!’ He suddenly lunged across the chamber at something behind Arthur’s line of vision. ‘What’s this switch?’ he cried. … Continue reading

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Gollancz Editors’ Favourite Masterworks: Marcus

As we move into the festive period and its seasonal agony of indecision over what gifts to give our loved ones, we thought we’d offer to help by inviting the Gollancz editorial team to tell us about their favourite SF … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Life, the Universe and Everything

‘Oh Deep Thought Computer,’ he said, ‘the task we have designed you to perform is this. We want you to tell us . . .’ he paused ‘. . . the Answer!’ ‘The Answer?’ said Deep Thought. ‘The Answer to … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

Most writers would struggle to follow the huge success of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. But most writers aren’t Douglas Adams. There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and … Continue reading

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Readers Choice Winner for November

The Readers’ Choice submissions for November were a fascinating cross-section of SF & fantasy. From the always-excellent Pat Cadigan we had R. A. MacAvoy‘s Tea with the Black Dragon – shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Philip K. … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

DON’T PANIC! The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is our SF Masterwork of the Week!   Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. … Continue reading

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