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60 Years of the Hugo Awards

Thanks to our friends at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – and, in particular, their indispensable On This Day function, we see that the first Hugo Awards were presented 60 years ago, today, at Philcon […]

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H.G. Wells: Timeless Genius

Thanks to the time-travelling wonder of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction‘s miraculous On This Day function (much praised in these parts on many an occasion), we can see that the father of Science Fiction, the […]

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In Praise of . . . The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

SF Gateway’s respect and admiration for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction should be obvious – we did have the site built for them, after all – but we really couldn’t let our series of ‘In […]

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Entirely Random Friday

It’s possible that we may have mentioned, on occasion, in passing, our huge respect and admiration for The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. The SFE is, as every right-thinking sentient being should know by now, the […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Dispossessed

Our latest SF Masterwork of the Week is Grandmaster Ursula K. Le Guin‘s masterpiece, The Dispossessed. Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for best novel, as well as a host of other prizes, The […]

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Happy Birthday, Jules Verne

So, according to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, it’s some guy called Jules Verne‘s birthday today: born 8th February, 1828.  We’ve never heard of him, but apparently he’s quite well known. Wrote a bunch of […]

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Happy Birthday, Gregory Benford

Dr Gregory Benford, Professor of Plasma Physics and Astrophysics at the University of California and one of the world’s leading writers of ‘Hard SF‘, was born on this day in 1941. He is perhaps best […]

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Happy Birthday, Robert E. Howard

Robert Ervin Howard was born 22nd January, 1906. Although a published writer for little more than a decade, his influence on the sword & sorcery genre is enormous. He was the creator of a bewildering […]

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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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Happy Birthday Fandom! 83 Years Old Today!

With thanks, as ever, to the essential Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – whose On This Day function continues to be a source of fascination and inspiration in equal measure – we see that Fandom turns […]

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The Encyclopedia of Fantasy!

Not content with providing just short of 4 million words of SFnal scholarship, the team behind The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction has decided to make available the 1.2 million words of The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. […]

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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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