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Happy Birthday, Christopher Priest!

Can it really be just a year ago that we were wishing a happy birthday to one of Britain’s great post-war novelists – in any genre – the one and only Christopher Priest? Er . […]

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Title Spotlight: Dreaming In Smoke

We thought we’d take the opportunity to celebrate the presence of Tricia Sullivan’s awesome Occupy Me on the 2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist, by reminding you that this is not Tricia’s first rodeo!  She […]

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Gateway Essentials: Colin Greenland

Colin Greenland was born in Dover, Kent, on this day in 1954, and educated at Oxford,  is the author of a number of acclaimed science fiction and fantasy novels, including the BSFA and Arthur C. […]

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Gateway Essentials: Bob Shaw

Bob Shaw (1931-1996) Over the decades, many sf writers – from Asimov to Zelazny – have first made their reputation in the world of sf fandom and conventions.  Among all the UK writers who have […]

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Happy Birthday, Rachel Pollack!

Today, Gateway wishes a very happy to birthday to SF writer, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot, Rachel Pollack, born in Brooklyn in 1945. Highly regarded for her influence on the women’s spirituality […]

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Gateway Essentials: Pat Cadigan

Today, we direct your attention to one of the great forces for good in modern SF, the one and only Pat Cadigan. Twice winner of the prestigious Arthur C. Clarke Award: in 1992 for Synners […]

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Gateway Essentials: Tricia Sullivan

It seems birthdays are a little like political leadership contests: you wait for ages without one and then two of them come along right after each other (confession: it’s possible we’re trying too hard to […]

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Happy Birthday, Colin Greenland!

Today, we wish a very Happy Birthday to award-winning author and critic Colin Greenland. Greenland first made himself known to the SF world with his 1983 study The Entropy Exhibition: Michael Moorcock and the UK […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Fairyland

Twenty years after it won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, we are delighted to welcome Paul McAuley‘s extraordinary Fairyland to the SF Masterworks list! The 21st century. Europe is divided between the First World bourgeoisie, […]

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Happy Birthday, Stephen Baxter!

We are delighted to be wishing a very Happy Birthday to Gollancz’s very own Stephen Baxter, author extraordinaire, collaborator-to-the-stars, celebrity Liverpool supporter and one of the secret cabal of illuminati known only as The SF […]

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SF Gateway: the Arthur C. Clarke Award-winners

A few weeks ago, we highlighted our success over the lifetime of the BSFA Awards, with SF Gateway and Gollancz combined having a staggering 33 of the 43 winners to date. We’re hoping that will […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Sea and Summer

One of the arguments used to denigrate science fiction regularly employed by the sort of people who were going to denigrate science fiction anyway, is that it dates far more quickly than other genres. We […]

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