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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections – January 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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SF Gateway Author of the Week: Arthur C. Clarke

Born December 16th, 1917, our Author of the Week, the late, great Sir Arthur C. Clarke would have been 95 last weekend. Sadly, Sir Arthur has been gone these last four years, but his legacy […]

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On This Day (26 Years Apart)

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation. Deep space is my dwelling place, The stars my destination. Ninety-nine years ago, today, Alfred Bester was born. You might recognise the verse above from […]

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Locus Best SF and Fantasy List

The always excellent Locus magazine is compiling a survey of the Best SF & Fantasy of the 20th and 21st centuries. The categories are SF Novel, Fantasy Novel, SF/F Novella, SF/F Novelette and SF/F Short […]

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Cover Art for Art’s Sake

Prompted by the awesome On This Day function on the indispensable Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – which tells us that today is Vincent Di Fate’s birthday – we thought it might be nice to pay […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Dangerous Visions

Dangerous Visions is widely regarded as being the most influential anthology of all time. It helped define the New Wave movement in the United States, and its contents page reads like a Who’s Who of […]

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SF Gateway Editors’ Choice

A little note about this week’s Editors’ Choice: I first encountered Bob Shaw‘s work via a short-lived comic – Unknown Worlds of Science Fiction. The stories were framed by a narrative device based on ‘slow […]

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Science is Awesome!

Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand […]

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Skyfall

OK, we admit it: it’s not that Skyfall this post is about. It’s this one by the late, great Harry Harrison: The largest spaceship ever made is hurtling overhead, falling. Six people are trapped inside […]

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Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan

  Seventy-eight years ago, today, the great Carl Sagan was born.  Author of just the one SF novel, Contact, Sagan is nonetheless rightly revered by science fiction fans for his tireless evangelizing on behalf of […]

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Death Watch: The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe

This week saw the release of Bertrand Tavernier’s Death Watch on DVD and Blu-Ray. Death Watch is, course, based on D G Compton’s acclaimed novel The Continuous Katherine Mortenhoe, and to mark the occasion, the […]

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