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On This Day: Alan Shepard

On this day, fifty-five years ago, Commander (later Rear Admiral) Alan Shepard became the first American in space, when he piloted the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission on a fifteen-minute sub-orbital flight. Although, three weeks earlier, on […]

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ICYMI: From the Attic X: Travel Light

As previously noted, we have been republishing noted critic and reviewer Kev McVeigh’s ‘From the Attic’ columns over recent months, to give new readers the opportunity to encounter his sage observations on some very important […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: March 2016

    ‘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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Gender in Science Fiction, a BBC Radio 4 Documentary

Tomorrow BBC Radio 4 is airing a documentary that explores how science fiction tackles issues of gender. This accompanying article from the BBC highlights ten brilliant and influential female SF authors. From Mary Shelley, often […]

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Five of the Best . . . Moon novels!

Look no further: today on the Gateway blog we have five of the best moon-based novels you could ever hope to read . . .   A Fall of Moondust by Arthur C. Clarke Time […]

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ICYMI: From the Attic IX: This Map IS the Territory

As previously noted, we will be republishing noted critic and reviewer Kev McVeigh’s ‘From the Attic’ columns over the coming weeks, to give new readers the opportunity to encounter his sage observations on some very […]

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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: January 2016

    ‘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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ICYMI: From the Attic VIII: Short Stories from the ’80s & ’90s (Mostly)

As previously noted, we will be republishing noted critic and reviewer Kev McVeigh’s ‘From the Attic’ columns over the coming weeks, to give new readers the opportunity to encounter his sage observations on some very […]

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5 Great Novels to Help You Forget Star Wars

It seems that the Los Angeles Times rung in the New Year with a piece controversially noting that Star Wars is not the beginning and end of science fiction. It lists five great SF novels […]

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Galactic Journey: Store of Infinity

We began the week with a nod to the wonderful Galactic Journey and have decided to bookend our first week back with another post from the same source. As we’re sure you know by now,¬†Galactic […]

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ICYMI: From the Attic VII: Vonda N. McIntyre

As previously noted, we will be republishing noted critic and reviewer Kev McVeigh’s ‘From the Attic’ columns over the coming weeks, to give new readers the opportunity to encounter his sage observations on some very […]

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Galactic Journey: Venus Plus X

We begin the year with a retrospective look at the future, through the eyes of someone of today pretending to be from yesterday. Wait. What? Last summer, we noted our admiration and appreciation for an […]

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