Happy Birthday, Christopher Priest!
Can it really be just a year ago that we were wishing a happy birthday to one of Britain’s great post-war novelists – in any genre – the one and only Christopher Priest? Er . […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Brian Lumley
Born in County Durham in 1937, Brian Lumley joined the British Army’s Royal Military Police where he served in many of the Cold War hotspots, including Berlin and Cyprus in partition days. After reaching the […]Read More
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 […]Read More
On This Day: John Wyndham
John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born on this day in 1903 (or possibly 1902 – it’s a long story), and the world would never look at meteor showers or blonde-haired children in quite […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Elizabeth A. Lynn
Elizabeth A. Lynn was born in New York in 1946. She won two World Fantasy Awards in one year for her novel, Watchtower, and for the short story, ‘The Woman Who Loved the Moon’. She […]Read More
Happy Birthday to Garry Kilworth!
It’s a harsh but true fact that many of the authors we publish on the SF Gateway are no longer with us. That’s the nature of the beast when you publish classic SF that dates […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Dave Duncan!
Dave Duncan was born in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland on this day in 1933. He received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews. He moved to Canada […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Harry Turtledove
Harry Turtledove was born in Los Angeles in 1949, and has a PhD in Byzantine history. He has taught ancient and medieval history at a number of universities including UCLA, and has published a translation […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Mark S. Geston
Mark S. Geston has degrees in history and law and is a practising attorney. His first novel, Lords of the Starship, was published in 1967 while he was still in college, but he has published […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Joe Haldeman!
Only five authors have won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for the same novel, on two separate occasions: Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin (who was the first to achiev […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Ray Bradbury Five Years On
Hard to believe it’s been five years since the great Ray Bradbury passed away. We won’t attempt a retrospective; it would be foolish and arrogant to think we could put into context a seventy-year writing […]Read More