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Lord of the Jungle!

Readers of a pulpish disposition might have noticed the imminent return of one John Clayton, otherwise known as Viscount Greystoke. He was first seen on these shores 104 years ago and has been a regular […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: The Man Who Fell to Earth

Our second SF Masterwork spotlight this week, is Walter Tevis’s remarkable novel that was the basis for Nicolas Roeg‘s cult film, starring the late David Bowie. Thomas Jerome Newton is an extraterrestrial from the planet […]

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On This Day: Edwin Balmer Died

On this day in 1959, Edwin Balmer died in Chicago, Illinois. Although he wrote a number of SF novels and stories – some of which were published in Hugo Gernsback‘s Amazing Stories – his main […]

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The Martian: What to Read Next

So you’ve just read or seen The Martian and you’re now having Red Planet withrawal symptoms?  Can’t go another day without more Marsie goodness?  Fear not!  The Gateway doctor is in, and do we have […]

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Science Fiction Theatre: Death Watch

“People seem to be queueing up to expose their souls to millions in front of the camera. Maybe I’m wrong to feel outraged about it” In anticipation of our July screening we put some questions […]

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On This Day: Ray Harryhausen

On this day, in 1920, special effects legend Ray Harryhausen was born in Los Angeles, California. For those raised on modern CGI techniques, for whom the likes of Pixar and ILM have always been there, […]

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On This Day: Irwin Allen

On this day in 1916 Irwin Allen was born in New York City, and 60’s television SF was set on a collision course with awesome! From 1964 to 1970, Irwin Allen was TV science fiction. […]

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Title Spotlight: Childhood’s End

Our current Title Spotlight comes with a short visual presentation for your entertainment! Childhood’s End Teaser Trailer from Illuminated Pictures on Vimeo. Childhood’s End is Arthur C. Clarke‘s transcendent masterpiece, the book that shows most clerly […]

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New Book Spotlight: Mockingbird

Walter Tevis is the acclaimed author of The Hustler and The Colour of Money, both made into Oscar-winning films, and The Man Who Fell to Earth – filmed by Nicholas Roeg and featuring David Bowie […]

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On This Day: Richard Matheson

On this day in 1926, Richard Burton Matheson was born, in Allendale, New Jersey.  Although a script writer of some note – including credits on Rod Serling‘s The Twilight Zone and Steven Spielberg‘s Duel (based […]

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Happy Birthday, Rocket Boy!

On this day, in 1943, Homer Hadley Hickam Jr was born. His is probably not a name that will be familiar to a great many of our readers, but we’d argue (politely but firmly) that […]

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On This Day: H R Giger

It is arguably the most famous tag line in cinema history – In space no one can hear you scream – and for a generation, it is the film that defined horror in a way […]

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