Gateway Essentials: Joe Haldeman
Joe Haldeman was born in Oklahoma in 1943 and studied physics and astronomy before serving as a combat engineer in Vietnam, where he was severely wounded and won a Purple Heart. The Forever War was […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Harlan Ellison
Harlan Ellison is a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer and editor. He wrote the script for the hugely popular Star Trek episode, ‘The City on the Edge of Forever’, the Nebula Award-winning novella, […]Read More
On This Day: Joanna Russ
Joanna Russ, radical feminist author and scholar, was born on this day in 1937. An entertaining and challenging novelist, Russ began her writing career in the 1950s, although her feminist concerns only really emerged through […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: The Island of Doctor Moreau
It seems classic SF novels by the Father of Science Fiction are a bit like buses . . . Following on from Wednesday’s post about The Food of the Gods we are delighted to present […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: The Food of the Gods
We have to more of H G Wells’ science fiction masterpieces on the Gateway Home Page this week, and the first of them is his classicstory of unchecked scientific progress and unforseen consequences, The Food […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Maureen F. McHugh!
Today is Maureen F. McHugh’s birthday. Nominated for an impressive sixty-one awards, she’s best-known for the extraordinary debut novel, China Mountain Zhang, which was shortlisted for the Hugo and Nebula Awards and wonof the James Tiptree […]Read More
On This Day: Jerry Yulsman
Writer and photographer Jerome (Jerry) Yulsman was born on this day in 1924. Beginning his career as a military photographer, Yulsman served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during the Second World War, earning a […]Read More
Happy Birthday, Karen Joy Fowler!
The list of authors who are equally acclaimed from within the genre and by the mainstream literary establishment is a short one (an oversight that is almost – but not entirely – a one-sided affair). […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Masterworks Spotlight: The War of the Worlds
No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that […]Read More
Gateway Essentials: Robert A. Heinlein
So where, one might ask, does one start with Robert A. Heinlein? Well, frankly, you could start just about anywhere! Heinlein won the Hugo Award four times for best novel (for Double Star, Starship Troopers, […]Read More
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 […]Read More