Tag Archives: John W Campbell

Gateway Essentials: Henry Kuttner

Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D’Orsay, before selling his first story, ‘The Graveyard Rats’, to Weird Tales in early 1936. In 1940, … 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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Gateway Essentials: Henry Kuttner

Henry Kuttner was born in Los Angeles, in 1915. As a young man he worked for the literary agency of his uncle, Laurence D’Orsay, before selling his first story, ‘The Graveyard Rats’, to Weird Tales in early 1936. In 1940 … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: Mack Reynolds

Dallas McCord ‘Mack’ Reynolds is the most popular SF author you’ve never heard of. He was a regular in John W. Campbell, Jr‘s stable of Astounding authors (although his left-leaning politics put him at odds with the rest of Campbell’s … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: C L Moore

‘A true pioneer’ Asimov’s Science Fiction ‘Helped revamp the formulae of space opera and heroic fantasy’ The Encyclopedia of Fantasy ‘A pure romantic whose science fantasies remain some of the most vivid and engaging of their kind. Jirel is arguably … Continue reading

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Gateway Essentials: E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith

E.E. ‘Doc’ Smith (1890-1965) It is, remarkably, more than 100 years since Edward Elmer Smith began writing The Skylark of Space, the first novel in the series which created and exemplified the term ‘space opera‘. Originally written with the help … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Hugo Awards!

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

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Five of the Best . . . Moon novels!

Look no further: today on the Gateway blog we have five of the best moon-based novels you could ever hope to read . . .   A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke Time is running out for the … Continue reading

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On This Day: John W. Campbell, Jr

On this day, one hundred and five years ago, John Wood Campbell, Jr was born in Newark, New Jersey. Campbell sold his first stories while still a teenager and, at one point, rivalled E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith as the era’s … Continue reading

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From the Archives: In Praise of . . . Interzone

As we come to the end of a summer that’s seen London busy with the second Nine Worlds Geekfest, hosting the largest World Science Fiction Convention in history and put on the inaugural (and very successful!) Gollancz Festival, the gnomes … Continue reading

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