On This Day: Doctor John Dee
We find ourselves in conflicted times – Manichean days, where battle lines are routinely drawn and in all walks of life, it seems, we must choose: are you with us, or agin us? Are you […]Read More
On This Day: John Wyndham
John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris was born on this day in 1903 (or possibly 1902 – it’s a long story), and the world would never look at meteor showers or blonde-haired children in quite […]Read More
Happy Birthday to Garry Kilworth!
It’s a harsh but true fact that many of the authors we publish on the SF Gateway are no longer with us. That’s the nature of the beast when you publish classic SF that dates […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Dave Duncan!
Dave Duncan was born in Newport-on-Tay, Scotland on this day in 1933. He received his diploma from Dundee High School and got his college education at the University of Saint Andrews. He moved to Canada […]Read More
On This Day: Julius Schwartz
On this day in 1915, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent and a giant in the field of […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Joe Haldeman!
Only five authors have won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for the same novel, on two separate occasions: Orson Scott Card, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin (who was the first to achiev […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: John W. Campbell, Jr
Born in Newark, New Jersey, on this day in 1910, John Wood Campbell, Jr studied physics at MIT and then Duke University. Campbell was a prolific early pulp writer – he made his first sale […]Read More
Ray Bradbury Five Years On
Hard to believe it’s been five years since the great Ray Bradbury passed away. We won’t attempt a retrospective; it would be foolish and arrogant to think we could put into context a seventy-year writing […]Read More
On This Day: John Glasby Died
John Stephen Glasby died on this day in 2011. Born in 1928, and a graduate from Nottingham University with an honours degree in Chemistry, he started his career as a research chemist for I.C.I. in […]Read More
On This Day: Virginia Kidd
Mildred Virginia Kidd was born on this day in 1921, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An author, editor and literary agent, Kidd was a science fiction fan from childhood and a member of the influential fan group […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Chris Moore!
Today, we’re wishing a very happy birthday to artist extraordinaire, Chris Moore! If you’ve been reading science fiction from British publishers over the last forty years, chances are you’ve read a book with a Chris […]Read More
On This Day: George R. Stewart
George Rippey Stewart was born in Pennsylvania on this day in 1895 and died in California in 1980. A Professor of English at the University of California, he published a number of novels, including two […]Read More