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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Title Spotlight: Childhood’s End
Our current Title Spotlight comes with a short visual presentation for your entertainment! Childhood’s End Teaser Trailer from Illuminated Pictures on Vimeo. Childhood’s End is Arthur C. Clarke‘s transcendent masterpiece, the book that shows most clerly the influence of Olaf Stapledon on his writing. This book took the top of my head off when I first […]
Gollancz’s Malcolm Edwards
News was recently released to the book trade concerning upcoming changes to Gollancz. From the official press release: MALCOLM EDWARDS APPOINTED CHAIRMAN OF GOLLANCZ AND CONSULTANT PUBLISHER OF ORION David Young, CEO of The Orion Publishing Group announces today that Malcolm Edwards will be standing down as Deputy CEO and Publisher of Orion at the […]
Welcome to the Gateway, Jack McDevitt!
Continuing our series of spotlights on authors who have joined us following our recent integration of classic SFF titles from across the Hachette Group of publishers, Gateway is delighted to welcome the Nebula Award-winning author of The Engines of God and A Talent for War, Jack McDevitt!
Welcome to the Gateway, Gregory Maguire
Continuing our series of spotlights on authors who have joined us following our recent integration of classic SFF titles from across the Hachette Group of publishers, Gateway is delighted to welcome the author of the best-selling Wicked, Gregory Maguire!
Welcome to the Gateway, Ken MacLeod!
Continuing our series of spotlights on authors who have joined us following our recent integration of classic SFF titles from across the Hachette Group of publishers, Gateway is delighted to welcome the BSFA and Prometheus Award-winning author of such modern classics as The Fall Revolution sequence and Learning the World, Ken MacLeod! It’s a particular […]
Gateway & Gollancz Announce Ursula K. Le Guin Deal
We are thrilled to announce a far-reaching new publishing project for Ursula K. Le Guin. We have acquired UK and Commonwealth Rights to five significant novels, two short story collections, a volume of selected non-fiction, as well as eBook rights to twelve widely-acclaimed novels including A Wizard of Earthsea and The Dispossessed amongst others. Our […]
Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
There is an old Vulcan proverb: ‘Only Nixon could go to China’ Last Friday afternoon (GMT), the news broke across the internet that we had lost one of the great actors and personalities of the SF world. Leonard Simon Nimoy, who gained fame across the world for his portrayal of the half-human, half-Vulcan Spock, in […]
SF Gateway Expands
We are delighted to announce the addition of some of the world’s finest SF & Fantasy authors to Gateway! As some of you may know, Gateway’s parent company is the Orion Publishing Group. Orion is, in turn, owned by the Hachette UK Group, which also owns Little, Brown, Hodder & Stoughton and Headline publishers, among […]
SF Gateway & Gollancz: Proud Sponsors of the Edge Lit Festival
SF Gateway is delighted to announce that, along with sister imprint, Gollancz, we will be sponsoring Edge Lit 4, to be held on Saturday 11th July, in Derby. SF Gateway and Gollancz also sponsored last year’s Edge Lit festival, which featured no less august personages than Joe Abercrombie and Charles Stross as Guests of Honour, […]
Ursula K. Le Guin’s Acceptance Speech is Wonderful and Heartfelt
Readers of this blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy […]
Science Fiction Theatre Double Bill!
Regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know we’re big fans of online classic SF dealer The Space Merchants and their fantastic monthly film show, Science Fiction Theatre. In recent months, featured films have included Fahrenheit 451, Rollerball, Nineteen Eighty-Four and a micro-to-macro double bill of The Amazing Colossal Man and The Incredible Shrinking […]