This week Simon Spanton looks back at the masterpiece that is Mythago Wood.
Rob Holdstock died on this day in 2009. It was, of course, far too soon and a massive loss to his family and friends. But we also lost one of this country’s finest fantasists. Our Friday Reads blog today really couldn’t be for any book other than Rob’s masterpiece, Mythago Wood.
I read this book for the first time in about 1986. Perhaps 1987. I came … More
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We’ve taken a different tack with our Friday Reads this week, and instead of telling you what we’ve been reading, we thought you might like to know what you could read for a super bargain price. This month, Gollancz have some brilliant Kindle deals which we thought only fair to let you know about. All of the deals run until 5th December 2013 through your favourite online retailers.
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World Fantasy Con 2013 in Brighton is almost upon us, and the great and the good of the genre are on their way to the UK. Which means signings! Lots and lots of signings. We’ll give you some more information about who’s where when in the next few days, but first I wanted to flag up one particular event which I think will be of interest to London-based readers of this blog.
On this day, eighty-four years ago, Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born. I’m not sure whether she’s celebrating the event, but we certainly are! Apart from being one of the most lyrical, insightful, imaginative and important authors the SFF field has ever produced, she is that rarest of writers: one fêted by the literary establishment as much as by the SFF community. If anyone ever tries to tell you that SF or fantasy writers are technically inferior to … More
We are delighted to announce a new regular monthly column on the SF Gateway blog, curated by the excellent Kev McVeigh and devoted to exploring the too-oft forgotten landscape of women’s SF & fantasy. Titled ‘From the Attic’ after Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s pioneering book on women in 19th century novels The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman … More