Tag Archives: John W Campbell

When I’m 64: The Hugo Awards

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

Posted in Anniversaries, Awards, Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on When I’m 64: The Hugo Awards

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

Posted in Authors, Essentials | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Gateway Essentials: Henry Kuttner

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

Posted in Anniversaries, Authors, Essentials | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Gateway Essentials: John W. Campbell, Jr

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

Posted in Anniversaries, Authors, Essentials | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Gateway Essentials: Henry Kuttner

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

Posted in Authors, Essentials | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Gateway Essentials: Mack Reynolds

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

Posted in Authors, Essentials | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Gateway Essentials: C L Moore

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

Posted in Authors, Essentials | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Gateway Essentials: E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith

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

Posted in Anniversaries, Awards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Happy Birthday to the Hugo Awards!

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

Posted in Commentary, Masterworks | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Five of the Best . . . Moon novels!

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

Posted in Commentary | Tagged , | Comments Off on On This Day: John W. Campbell, Jr