Brian Aldiss 1925 – 2017
Last Friday we posted an appreciation of Brian Aldiss on the day of his 92nd birthday. Yesterday we learned that he had died the very next day. All at Gollancz and SF Gateway are saddened by his passing, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
Happy Birthday to Brian Aldiss!
Two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BSFA Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame living inductee. SFWA Grand Master. The IAFA Award for distinguished scholarship. World Fantasy Special Award. The Prix Utopia Award for lifetime achievement. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Officer of the Order of […]
Into the Unknown: A Reading Guide
We hope you all know about the Barbican’s new Science Fiction exhibition, Into the Unknown? It’s an excellent journey charting the history SF through its art, design, film and literature – and, needless to say, many Gollancz titles feature in the latter! A little while ago, the good people of the Barbican asked the team at […]
Walking in a Winter-of-the-World Wonderland
Some time ago, news reached us, here at Gateway Towers*, of an imminent roleplaying game based on Michael Scott Rohan’s epic The Winter of the World series. Well, we are delighted to say that Michael Scott Rohan’s Winter of the World RPG is now here! Available from Drivethrurpg as a PDF, we’re reliably informed that […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]