Tag Archives: Stephen Baxter

Guest TItle: The Massacre of Mankind

It’s not often that we highlight new books. There’s an entire commentary/review ecosystem for modern SF publishing and, anyway, that’s not our remit; we’re the classic SF people. But every now and then a book comes along that we think … Continue reading

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From the Archives: Greg Bear’s EON: A Review by Stephen Baxter

President of the BSFA and multi-award-winning author, Stephen Baxter, offers his thoughts on Greg Bear’s 1985 Big Dumb Object novel, Eon . . . In 2005, after the observation of a supernova-like burst of energy, an asteroid shows up in … Continue reading

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Gollancz signs up sequel to The War of the Worlds from Stephen Baxter

Today we being you an exciting announcement from our sister imprint, Gollancz.   Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World rights to The Massacre of Mankind. Gollancz Commissioning Editor, Marcus Gipps, bought world rights from Chris Schelling of Selectric … Continue reading

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New Title Spotlight: Xeelee: Vacuum Diagrams

New to ebook, this collection of classic space opera stories is a vital part of the magesterial Xeelee sequence, from the multi-award-winning writer and co-author (with Terry Pratchett) of the bestselling Long Earth series . . .   Return to … Continue reading

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SFX Book Club: Helliconia Spring

With spring in the air (honest – you just need to look carefully), we thought we’d tread the path of the bleedin’ obvious by spotlighting a couple of books with a vernal feel to their titles.  With a canvas as … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Stephen Baxter!

We are delighted to be wishing a very Happy Birthday to Gollancz’s very own Stephen Baxter, author extraordinaire, collaborator-to-the-stars, celebrity Liverpool supporter and one of the secret cabal of illuminati known only as The SF Gateway Advisory Board. Steve is … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Star Maker

Although we have featured Star Maker before as Masterwork of the Week, we were prompted to do so again, following on from last week’s Last and First Men, after listening to the 200th episode of the always-excellent Coode Street Podcast … 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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SF Masterwork of the Week: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick’s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is our current Masterwork of the Week because: exciting stuff (we’ll tell you on Friday). And who better to walk us through the cyberpunk streets of future Los Angeles than … Continue reading

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The City and the Stars

2014’s first SF Masterwork of the Week is Sir Arthur C. Clarke‘s magnificent 1956 epic, The City and the Stars, a novel expanded from the novella-length story ‘Against the Fall of Night’, which originally appeared in Startling Stories in 1948. … Continue reading

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