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Happy Birthday, Gregory Benford!

Gregory Albert Benford was born on this day in Mobile, Alabama, in 1941. A leading writer of Hard SF, he received a BSc in physics from the University of Oklahoma, followed by an MSc and […]

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Gateway Essentials: Greg Bear

It could be argued that, if you are the recipient of five Nebula Awards, and two Hugos, and have been nominated for, or won, SF awards a staggering eighty-seven times, that all of your works […]

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Gateway Essentials: Leigh Kennedy

Leigh Kennedy was born in Denver, Colorado, in 1951. After gaining her degree in history, she lived in Austin, Texas, for five years, before emigrating to England in 1985. She has been writing constantly from […]

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From the Archives: Editors’ Choice: A Time of Changes by Robert Silverberg

This week’s Editors’ Choice is Robert Silverberg‘s wonderful A Time of Changes. In the far future, humanity has spread across the galaxy to worlds that began as colonies, but now feel like home, each with […]

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From the Archives: SF Masterwork of the Week: Doomsday Book

Connie Willis has accumulated an extraordinary 11 Hugo and 7 Nebula Awards during her glittering career. She has twice won the Hugo and Nebula with the same book – in 2010 with Blackout/All Clear, and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gateway Essentials: Katherine MacLean

Katherine MacLean was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, in 1935. She received a BA in economics from Barnard College, New York, and did postgraduate study in psychology. Much of her work has taken the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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