Gene Wolfe: 1931-2019
We are saddened to learn of the death of Gene Wolfe. Truly one of the quiet giants of science fiction and fantasy literature, Gene Wolfe’s influence is felt enormously and he is widely admired with […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Alastair Reynolds!
Today we wish a very happy birthday to one of the greats of modern space opera, Alastair Reynolds. As well as being a marvellous writer in his own right, Al is also a great champion […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Gene Wolfe
‘Genius’ is an overused word in modern cultural life, but occasionally it is bestowed reasonably and accurately, with little or no dissent. One such case is Gene Wolfe, described by The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: Sword and Citadel
A couple of weeks ago, we were singing the praises of Shadow and Claw, the first half of Gene Wolfe‘s masterpiece The Book of the New Sun. Shadow and Claw contains BSFA and World Fantasy […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: Shadow and Claw
Way back in the mists of time, when SF Gateway was taking its first tentative digital steps into the world, I wrote about the first half of Gene Wolfe’s epic The Book of the New […]Read More
On This Day: Damon Knight Died
On this day in 2002, one of the all-time greats of Science Fiction passed away. Author, editor, critic, fan: few people have had such a great and varied impact on modern SF as Damon Knight. […]Read More
Neil Gaiman Recommends!
Over at One Grand Books, Neil Gaiman selects his top ten favourites – and we’re delighted to feature strongly! At Number 9, Neil chooses Roger Zelazny‘s Hugo-winning Lord of Light (which was the novel at […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Michael Bishop!
Celebrating his Biblical three-score-and-ten, today, is Michael Lawson Bishop, born in Lincoln, Nebraska, on 12th November 1945. A published author for forty-five years, since his story ‘Piñon Fall’ appeared in the October 1970 issue of […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Gene Wolfe!
Today, one of SF & Fantasy’s most extraordinary voices celebrates his 84th birthday. ‘Genius’ is an overused word in modern life but I can’t think of too many people who would object to it being […]Read More
SF Gateway & Gollancz: the World Fantasy Award Winners
So far this year, we’ve looked at how Gollancz and SF Gateway have fared in the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, BSFA, John W. Campbell Memorial and British Fantasy Awards. Now, as we move towards the […]Read More
SF Gateway & Gollancz: the British Fantasy Award-Winners
Well, we certainly do seem to be getting through the awards calendar, don’t we? No sooner do we bid farewell to the Hugos for another year than the British Fantasy Awards begin to loom large […]Read More
SFX Book Club: The Shadow of the Torturer
And so, by the time you read this, another Worldcon will be more or less over; another army of fans, authors, artists, editors and agents dispersed to return to everyday life. It is, for me at […]Read More