Enter the SF Gateway . . .
Towards the end of 2011, in conjunction with the celebration of fifty years of coherent, continuous science fiction and fantasy publishing, Gollancz launched the SF Gateway with a view to utilising the technology that now exists to make available, for the first time, the entire backlists of an incredibly wide range of classic and modern SF and fantasy authors. Embracing the future even as we honour the past, our plan, at its simplest, was – and still is – to use this technology to build on the success of the SF and Fantasy Masterworks series and to go even further.
The SF Gateway was designed to be the new home of classic Science Fiction & Fantasy – the most comprehensive electronic library of classic SFF titles ever assembled. Almost two years down the line, the programme has been extremely well received and we’ve been very happy with the results. So happy, in fact, that we’ve decided to complete the circle and return a selection of our titles to print, in these omnibus editions, designed to showcase the range of the chosen authors.
We start proceedings with omnibuses from Frank Herbert, Gordon R. Dickson and Sheri S. Tepper, which are available now, and continue next month with Bob Shaw, Robert Silverberg and Joe Haldeman. We’ll post the rest of the year’s schedule in the next week or so.
We hope you enjoy this selection; these are wonderful books – which include some amazing novels that should never, ever have been allowed to go out of print – and we’re delighted to be able to return them to the shelves. And we hope that after you’ve finished, you’ll want to explore more of the classic SF and fantasy we have available.
You’ll find all of these titles and much, much more . . . through the SF Gateway.