Happy Birthday, Ursula K. Le Guin!
One of modern literature’s greatest writers celebrates her birthday, today: one of the most lyrical, insightful, imaginative and important authors the SFF field has ever produced, a writer equally fêted by the literary establishment and […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Connie Willis
Eleven Hugo Awards! Three for Best Novel, four for Best Novella, one for Best Novelette and three for Best Short Story. Seven Nebula Awards! Two for Best Novel, one for Best Novella, two for Best […]Read More
Happy Birthday to the Hugo Awards!
According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the first Hugo Awards were presented sixty-three years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: A Deepness in the Sky
Back in January, we opened 2016 by welcoming Vernor Vinge‘s Hugo Award-winning space opera epic A Fire Upon the Deep to the SF Masterworks list. Now, we’re delighted to add Vinge’s prequel, set thirty millennia […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Time is the Simplest Thing
For some time now, we have been singing the praises of the interpid Time Traveller from the excellent Galactic Journey site (he who reviews the SF of 55 years ago as if it were coming […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Clifford D. Simak
A regular contributor to Astounding Science Fiction throughout the influential John W. Campbell era, Clifford Donald Simak produced a body of highly regarded work, winning the Nebula and three Hugo Awards, and is best known […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: James Tiptree, Jr
So maybe you’ve heard about this James Tiptree, Jr fellow but apart from the fact that ‘he’ is actually a ‘she’, the only thing you know about her is that there’s an award in her […]Read More
Happy Birthday, William Gibson!
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. Thus, with this iconic opening line from his debut novel, Neuromancer, did William Ford Gibson announce himself to the wider […]Read More
New Title Spotlight: Out of the Everywhere
Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon – best-known to the SF world as James Tiptree, Jr – was an extraordinary exponent of the short form. She was shortlisted for the Hugo Award nine times across the various […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: A Fire Upon the Deep
Here’s your first SF Masterwork for 2016. And since 2016 is a Leap Year and has more days than most other years, what better way to kick it off than with a book that has […]Read More