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H.G. Wells: Timeless Genius

Thanks to the time-travelling wonder of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction‘s miraculous On This Day function (much praised in these parts on many an occasion), we can see that the father of Science Fiction, the […]

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SF Gateway Acquires the First & Second Chronicles of Thomas Covenant!

Did we brand SF Gateway as ‘Your portal to the classics of SF and Fantasy’? Yes. Yes, we did. Have we claimed in our advertising that SF Gateway is ‘bringing the classics to the future’? […]

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Something in the Water Redux

Today is the birthday or two writers very close to Gateway’s heart: the one who is, sadly, no longer with us is with us, and the one who isn’t with us, we’re pleased to say, […]

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Announcing the SF Gateway Omnibuses

Enter the SF Gateway . . . Towards the end of 2011, in conjunction with the celebration of fifty years of coherent, continuous science fiction and fantasy publishing, Gollancz launched the SF Gateway with a view […]

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There Must Be Something in the Water

As has been noted a number of times, we’re big fans of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and especially its excellent On This Day feature. If you want an instant run-down of births, deaths and […]

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Re-Watching Star Trek: The Next Generation

Space: the final frontier . . . These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise . . . Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds . . . To seek out new life and […]

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That’s One Small Step For Man …

Tomorrow is the 44th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. A day later Neil Armstrong took the first steps taken by a human on another world. From this . . .     . […]

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Happy Birthday Sheri S. Tepper

Today we wish a Happy Birthday to Sheri S. Tepper, author of Beauty, Grass and The Gate to Women’s Country, among many other fine and much-loved books. Born in Colorado in 1929, her first contributions […]

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Master of the Cosy Catastrophe

One hundred and ten years ago, today, John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born, and the world would never look at meteor showers or blonde-haired children in quite the same way again. Prior to […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: July 2013

‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov       Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts […]

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Spaceships!

Arthur C. Clarke and Philip K. Dick Award-winning author – and friend of SF Gateway – the excellent Paul McAuley has just posted a collection of covers from 1970s British SF paperbacks depicting spaceships. And […]

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Richard Matheson (1926-2013)

As noted by The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, ‘Another of the genre’s grand old men has gone’. Richard Matheson died on 23rd June, in Los Angeles. As befits a writer of his influence, obituaries can […]

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