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On This Day: Hugo Gernsback

On this day in 1884, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction, Hugo Gernsback,  was born. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, which later … 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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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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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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Happy Birthday, Hugo Gernsback!

Today marks the 129th anniversary of the birth of Hugo Gernsback, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, … Continue reading

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: March 2013

‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov       Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Dangerous Visions

Dangerous Visions is widely regarded as being the most influential anthology of all time. It helped define the New Wave movement in the United States, and its contents page reads like a Who’s Who of science fiction in the ’60s: … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Doris Piserchia

Thanks to our friends at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, we see that today is the birthday of much admired author Doris Piserchia, who recently signed with SF Gateway, and whose novels will be made available over the coming months. Among … Continue reading

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