Happy Birthday, Walter Koenig!

Today, Gateway wishes a very happy birthday to everyone’s favourite Russian helmsman, Pavel Chekov – or, more to the point, the actor who brought him to life on the big screen and small, across five […]

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Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

Stardate 8879.58: A new life form has entered the world. Although there are no signs of any … irregularities, I sense a … strange destiny … for this child. This … boy they call … […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Time Machine

It’s only one of the most famous novels of . . . <ahem> all time . . . Continuing our celebration of the classic SF of H.G. Wells, we are delighted to present The Time […]

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From the Archives: Science is Awesome!

Sometimes a news item catches your eye that is so thoroughly science fictional that you have to just stop and admire the awesomeness of the universe and the tool with which we seek to understand […]

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From the Archives: Six Degrees of Separation: The Beatles to SF Gateway

It comes to our attention that 50 years ago today (originally published 5/10/2012), musical legends The Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do. Now, we at SF Gateway are as ardent fans of The […]

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On This Day: Georges Méliès

On this day, 155 years ago, Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès was born in Paris, and future generations of SF fans were made happy. He was an illusionist and film director, and is renowned as a pioneer of […]

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Gateway Essentials: Raymond F. Jones

101 years ago today, Raymond Fisher Jones was born in Salt Lake City Utah. A regular contributor to Astounding Stories and Galaxy Science Fiction among other pulp SF magazines, he is best known for the […]

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Gateway Essentials: Jack Finney

Seeing as today is the twenty-first anniversary of his death, it seems like an appropriate time to try to chart you a path through the works of Walter Braden ‘Jack’ Finney. Finney wrote numerous SF […]

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SF Masterworks Spotlight: Starship Troopers

Have you enjoyed James Cameron‘s Aliens? Did you love the reboot of Battlestar Galactica?  Do you have a soft spot for anime series Mobile Suit Gundam? Are you a fan of John Scalzi‘s Old Man’s […]

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The Man Who Fell to Earth

Walter Tevis‘s cult classic novel The Man Who Fell to Earth, published in 1963, enjoyed thirteen years of recognition in and of itself before becoming forever linked with (and, let’s face it, submerged beneath) Nicolas […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: Monday Starts on Saturday

We are delighted to be featuring another wonderful piece of SF from the masters of Soviet-era SF, Arkady and Boris Strugatsky!  Best known for the wonderful Roadside Picnic – memorably filmed as Stalker by Andrei […]

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Gateway Essentials: Edgar Rice Burroughs

Last Friday we extolled the virtues of Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle.  On Wednesday, a new film opened in cinemas: The Legend of Tarzan, which prompted an interesting review-cum-Burroughs-retrospective in The Telegraph. Seems like that’s […]

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