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SF Masterworks

Gateway Essentials: Poul Anderson

Poul William Anderson was born ninety years ago, today, in Bristol, Pennsylvania, so it seems an appropriate time to give his work the ‘Essentials treatment’ . . . Born of Scandinavian parents, Anderson lived in […]

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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 […]

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Gateway Essentials: Jack Finney

Seeing as today is the twenty-first anniversary of his death, it seems like an appropriate time to try to chart you a path through the works of Walter Braden ‘Jack’ Finney. Finney wrote numerous SF […]

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Masterworks Spotlight: China Mountain Zhang

Our current SF Masterworks Spotlght is Maureen F. McHugh’s extraordinary debut novel, China Mountain Zhang. Shortlisted for the Hugo and Nebula Awards and winner of the James Tiptree Memorial Award, the Locus Award for best […]

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Gateway Essentials: Sheri S. Tepper

In our moments of peak efficiency, we have content for the Gateway website and blog scheduled weeks in advance – occasionally, months. Mostly, that’s a good thing, enabling us to see what we’re doing over […]

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SF Masterworks Spotlight: Starship Troopers

Have you enjoyed James Cameron‘s Aliens? Did you love the reboot of Battlestar Galactica?  Do you have a soft spot for anime series Mobile Suit Gundam? Are you a fan of John Scalzi‘s Old Man’s […]

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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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On This Day: Arkady Strugatsky Died

On this day in 1991, Arkady Strugatsky died in Moscow. A graduate of the Military Institute of Foreign Languages, he worked as a teacher and interpreter of English and Japanese until 1955, when he began […]

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Gateway Essentials: John Brunner

Following on from Friday’s mini-review, we thought we’d continue the Brunneresque theme, but highlighting the Gateway Essentials for . . . well, John Brunner. Who did you think it would be . . . ? […]

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Reposting: Pavane

Follwing on from yesterday’s post about Keith Roberts, we thought we’d re-acquiant you with his finest novel: the SF Masterwork acknowledged as one of the earliest and finest alternate histories ever written: Pavane. And who […]

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Gateway Essentials: Keith Roberts

As author and illustrator, Keith Roberts did more than most to define the look of UK science fiction magazines in the 1960s. In addition to his BFSA Award wins, he was nominated for the Hugo, […]

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Happy Birthday, Nicola Griffith!

Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to Nebula and James Tiptree Jr Award-winner – and friend of SF Gateway – the wonderful Nicola Griffith! Nicola has won the World Fantasy Award, two Lambdas and […]

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