Gateway Essentials: Walter Tevis

Welcome back to our ongoing tour of the Gateway Essentials. Today . . . Walter Tevis.

While a student at the University of Kentucky, Tevis worked in a pool hall and published a story about the game for an English class. He would later revisit his love for pool in the novels The Hustler and The Color of Money, both of which would be adapted into multiple award-winning films starring Paul Newman.

He is best known to SF fans, of course, for his cult novels The Man Who Fell to Earth and Mockingbird, both of which are available in our SF Masterworks series:

If you’re keen to read more Tevis after the classics above (and who could blame you?!), then we recommend you move on to our Gateway Essentials choice, The Steps of the Sun:



You can find more of Walter Tevis’s work via his Author page on the Gateway website, and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.