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But Will I LIke It: Deus X

Deus X by Norman Spinrad The atmosphere has terminally thinned; the flood waters have risen; the long-term survival of humanity is slim-to-none. However, technology offers a popular way to dodge the bullet: upload yourself – […]

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But Will I LIke It: The Enigma Score

‘Sure, sure, you’ve got 3, 296 books. That’s all very well – but will I like any of them?’ As we noted last week: (a) we’re sure you’ll find something to suit your tastes if […]

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But Will I Like It?

3, 296. At the time of writing, that is the number of Gateway eBooks published and on this website. Quite a lot, isn’t it? So how, one might reasonably ask, does a reader even begin […]

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The Mind Thing!

Have we mentioned before how much we love Galactic Journey? Regular readers will recognise this site is the journal of an intrepid time traveller, reviewing the 1960′s SF magazines as if they were new.  Go. […]

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Galactic Journey: Store of Infinity

We began the week with a nod to the wonderful Galactic Journey and have decided to bookend our first week back with another post from the same source. As we’re sure you know by now, Galactic […]

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Galactic Journey: Venus Plus X

We begin the year with a retrospective look at the future, through the eyes of someone of today pretending to be from yesterday. Wait. What? Last summer, we noted our admiration and appreciation for an […]

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George Zebrowski’s Omega Point Trilogy

Time is a funny thing.  We live in an era when newness seems to be everything. We devour the latest TV and films. We snap up the latest games as soon as they’re available.  We […]

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A (New Yorker) Canticle for Leibowitz

The excellent Charlie Panayiotou, film, manga and anime maven and Gollancz editor wrangler extraordinaire draws our attention to an excellent appreciation of Walter M. Miller Jr’s Hugo Award-winning classic A Canticle for Leibowitz in The […]

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Algis Budrys’s BENCHMARKS

Over at the website of the Zeno Agency (home to such Gateway stalwarts as Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock, as well as Gollancz favourites Ben Aaronovitch, Maggie Furey, Charlaine Harris, Ian McDonald, John Meaney, […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel The Sumner family can read the signs: the droughts and floods, the blighted crops, the shortages, the rampant diseases and plagues, and, above all, the increasing sterility […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Prestige

Our current SF Masterwork of the Week is Christopher Priest‘s World Fantasy Award-winning The Prestige. Now, we could go on about what an extraordinary writer Christopher Priest is – how he effortlessly straddles the worlds […]

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Readers’ Choice: Vector for Seven

This week’s Readers’ Choice is Josephine Saxton‘s Vector for Seven, and comes from the esteemed Kev McVeigh, purveyor of insightful reviews and tireless champion of the genre. Kev has kindly allowed us to re-publish this […]

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