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Happy Birthday, Pamela Sargent!

An important voice in feminist SF, Pamela Sargent came to prominence as an editor with the ‘Women of Wonder’ SF anthologies, beginning in the mid-seventies, and she has continued to edit works of genre interest. An award-winning short fiction and novel writer, her works include the ‘Earthminds’, ‘Seed’ and ‘Venus’ trilogies, all available as SF […]

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On This Day: Margaret St Clair

On this day, twenty-one years ago, Margaret St Clair died. Her science fiction career began with ‘Rocket to Limbo’for Fantastic Adventures in November 1946, and she became a prolific writer of short fiction during the next decade and a half – both under her own name and under the pseudonym Idris Seabright. As The Encyclopedia […]

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Gateway Essentials: Sheri S. Tepper

In our moments of peak efficiency, we have content for the Gateway website and blog scheduled weeks in advance – occasionally, months. Mostly, that’s a good thing, enabling us to see what we’re doing over a sustained period and help us do our best to balance out our offerings as best we can. But sometimes, […]

Cover Reveal: Neuromancer!

Back in the winter of 2015, when the world was a gentler, simpler place, we announced the return of William Gibson’s Neuromancer to its original UK publisher – indeed, to its original UK editor! Gollancz, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group, is delighted to announce their acquisition of William Gibson’s Sprawl Trilogy, comprising Neuromancer, […]

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RIP Sheri S. Tepper

We were saddened yesterday to learn of the death of Sheri S. Tepper. Born in 1929, her career followed an unusual path; after publishing several SF poems including ‘Lullaby, 1990’ in Galaxy in 1963, she published nothing else until the 1980s, when her literary output suddenly exploded. Her first novel, King’s Blood Four, was published […]

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Announcing: The Gateway Essentials!

You’ll have seen some new cover styles popping up wherever you buy your eBooks and you might have wondered what, if anything, they meant? We’re glad you asked! This week, we launch a new initiative on the SF Gateway: the Gateway Essentials. There are now more than 3,000 titles in the SF Gateway.  Our aim […]

Cover Reveal: Swords, Swords and More Swords!

Here’s a spot quiz for you. We’ve listed a number of extremely complimentary descriptions of a certain trilogy from some very well respected figures in the field. All you have to do is guess what books they’re talking about. Ready? ‘An unforgettable opening . . . and just gets better from there’ George R. R. […]

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Gollancz signs up sequel to The War of the Worlds from Stephen Baxter

Today we being you an exciting announcement from our sister imprint, Gollancz.   Gollancz is delighted to announce the acquisition of World rights to The Massacre of Mankind. Gollancz Commissioning Editor, Marcus Gipps, bought world rights from Chris Schelling of Selectric Artists.   The Massacre of Mankind is a sequel to one of the most famous and […]

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RIP David Hartwell

What a horrible way to start the day. As announced by Patrick Nielsen Hayden on Making Light, and subsequently reported by Locus, legendary Tor editor David Hartwell has passed away. I won’t attempt to summarise his incredible career – that is better left to Locus and The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (and, no doubt, scores […]

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Now in eBook: Grendel

Back in July, we published a Fantasy Masterworks edition of John Gardner’s Grendel – a brilliantly-executed retelling of Beowulf from the point of view of the monster, with a new introduction by Adam Roberts. Fantasy Masterworks paperback | Gateway eBook   When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives […]

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Gollancz Welcomes William Gibson!

Not, strictly speaking, SF Gateway news, but exciting enough for us to want to crow about it here: Gollancz has secured the rights to William Gibson‘s Cyberpunk classic, Neuromancer, as well as follow-ups Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive, and story collection Burning Chrome. From the official press release: The UK and Commonwealth rights to […]

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Welcoming John Wyndham to the Masterworks

John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born on this day in 1903, in Knowle, Warwickshire.  Although he published work under the pen names John Beynon Harris, John Beynon, Wyndham Parkes, Lucas Parkes and Johnson Harris, he was, of course, best known to the literary world as John Wyndham: master of the cosy catastrophe. Which […]

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It’s a Science Fictional Day

Today is one of those days when the science fictional world spills over into the real world. First of all, today is Asteroid Day, a global event dedicated to increasing the awareness of asteroids and the very real – if statistically small – possibility of one of them impacting the Earth.  Asteroid Day is held […]

Author Spotlight: Tanith Lee

A pall was cast over last week with the news that Tanith Lee had passed away. An extraordinary writer, in terms of  both the breadth and quality of her work, Tanith Lee was a World and British Fantasy Award-winner, a World Horror Grandmaster and recipient of the World Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards for life […]

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RIP Tanith Lee

We were saddened to learn yesterday that beloved fantasy author, Tanith Lee has passed away.  A World Horror Grandmaster, winner of the Bram Stoker and World Fantasy Awards for lifetime achievement, she was also the first woman to win the British Fantasy Award, in 1980, for Death’s Master, the second of her Flat Earth novels. […]

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