NEW FROM GATEWAY THIS WEEK!
We have some fantastic new Gateway eBooks out this week! THE COLLECTED GHOST STORIES of M. R. James! Be chilled and thrilled by these tales of the supernatural… ASGARD’S CONQUERORS by Brian Stableford is the second in this thrilling space opera series of a world with a mystery at its core… The […]
The Arthur C. Clarke Award Special Offer!
In honour of the one of the biggest awards in science fiction taking place on Wednesday night, SF Gateway is dropping the price of all of the previous winners on our list to an amazing £2.99! Air by Geoff Ryman Synners by Pat Cadigan Black Man by Richard Morgan The Sea and the Summer by George Tuner Dreaming in […]
Harlan Ellison 1934-2018
We were saddened to hear of the passing of the legendary Harlan Ellison yesterday. Often controversial, always unequivocal and forever one of our finest writers, Harlan Ellison will be missed. During the course of an illustrious career he wrote over 1700 short stories, novellas, screenplays, essays, anthologies and novels. He won seven Hugos, three Nebulas […]
Remembering Kate Wilhelm
“Unlike many of her colleagues, she straddled genres, between futuristic fantasies and enigmatic mystery novels.” The SF Gateway team is sorry to hear that Kate Wilhelm has passed away. Ms. Wilhelm was an author of many crime and SF novels, winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards, a Gateway author, with a title in the […]
Remembering Ursula K. Le Guin
News of the death, at 88, of Ursula Le Guin, has been extensively reported in the media today. She had been in poor health for a while. Ursula joined the Gollancz list in 1971, and has been with us ever since, making her our longest serving author by some distance, and we are proud to […]
Happy Birthday, Walter Koenig!
Today, Gateway wishes a very happy birthday to everyone’s favourite Russian helmsman, Pavel Chekov – or, more to the point, the actor who brought him to life on the big screen and small, across five decades: Walter Koenig. Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was keen to add a younger face to his bridge crew, allegedly […]
When I’m 64: The Hugo Awards
According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the venerable Hugo Awards were first presented sixty-four years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of Honour was Willy Ley and a young fellow by the name of Isaac Asimov was the toastmaster. The inaugural […]
Gateway Essentials: Samuel R. Delany
Samuel Ray ‘Chip’ Delany, Jr was born in Harlem in 1942, and published his first novel at the age of just 20. As author, critic and academic, his influence on the modern genre has been profound and he remains one of science fiction’s most important and discussed writers. He has won the Hugo Award twice […]
Brian W Aldiss: an Appreciation by Malcolm Edwards
I first met Brian Aldiss in 1969, when I was still an undergraduate. He’d come to give a talk at my university. I was travelling down to London the next day, and spotted him on the station platform. After the talk he had gone off to stay with Kingsley Amis, and a long evening ensued. […]
Gateway Essentials: Lucius Shepard
Lucius Taylor Shepard was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, in 1947. He travelled extensively in his youth, and has held a wide assortment of occupations in the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America, including rock musician and night club bouncer. He attended the Clarion Writers’ Workshop in 1980 and made his first commercial sale […]
Brian Aldiss 1925 – 2017
Last Friday we posted an appreciation of Brian Aldiss on the day of his 92nd birthday. Yesterday we learned that he had died the very next day. All at Gollancz and SF Gateway are saddened by his passing, and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
Happy Birthday to Brian Aldiss!
Two Hugo Awards, one Nebula Award, five BSFA Awards, a John W. Campbell Memorial Award. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame living inductee. SFWA Grand Master. The IAFA Award for distinguished scholarship. World Fantasy Special Award. The Prix Utopia Award for lifetime achievement. Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Officer of the Order of […]
Happy Birthday to Rachel Pollack!
Today, Gateway wishes a very happy to birthday to SF writer, comic book writer and expert on divinatory tarot, Rachel Pollack, born in Brooklyn in 1945. Highly regarded for her influence on the women’s spirituality movement and on women’s SF, Rachel Pollack is probably best-known to SF fans for her novel Unquenchable Fire, which won […]
On This Day: Hugo Gernsback
On this day in 1884, one of the most influential figures in the history of science fiction, Hugo Gernsback, was born. How influential? Well, he launched the first fully-dedicated SF magazine, Amazing Stories, first coined the phrase ‘scientifiction‘, which later became the term we know and love; he appended ‘PhD’ to the end of a […]
Gateway Essentials: Christopher Evans
Born in Wales in 1951, Christopher Evans won the BSFA award in 1993 for his novel Aztec Century. In the 1980’s, he co-edited three Other Edens anthologies with Robert Holdstock, and as well as the science fiction published under his own name, he is the author of a number of well received books for younger […]