Happy Birthday, Ursula Le Guin!
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 […]Read More
New SF Masterwork: Random Acts of Senseless Violence
‘Simply the coolest writer of his generation . . . Science fiction just doesn’t come any better than this’ ~ Northern Echo ‘Not since Kurt Vonnegut in his SF prime has there been a talent […]Read More
Friday Reads: The City and the Stars
Every so often, when I know I’ve got a bit of time to kill and don’t want to do any ‘work’ reading, I grab an SF Masterwork off the shelf in the office and give […]Read More
SF Masterwork of the Week: The Sea and Summer
One of the arguments used to denigrate science fiction regularly employed by the sort of people who were going to denigrate science fiction anyway, is that it dates far more quickly than other genres. We […]Read More
The SF Masterworks
Launched in 1999 and described by none other than Iain M. Banks as ‘An amazing list, genuinely the best novels from sixty years of SF’, the Masterworks have grown to be a keynote collection for […]Read More
SF Masterwork of the Week: Slow River
The hand I had dipped in the river was drying. It itched. I rubbed the web between my thumb and forefinger, the scar there. Tomorrow, if all went well, if Ruth would help me one […]Read More
Here follows an announcement from the Department of Plugging Our Books and Looking Smug At the Same Time
This was originally posted on the SFGateway blog, but we thought it was too good not to cross-post here. Last November, we exhorted you all to vote in the Locus Poll of the best SFF […]Read More
The Gollancz SF Masterwork Quiz – Answers and Winners!
Last week, in honour of University Challenge asking a series of questions based on the covers of some of the SF Masterworks series, I set a little test. 30 questions about the Masterworks line, ranging […]Read More
The Gollancz SF Masterwork Quiz!
Last night, Gollancz was honoured to appear as a series of questions on University Challenge. Taking the covers (without title and author, of course) of four of our wonderful SF Masterworks series, and with a […]Read More
SF Gateway: the Week in Blog Posts
Here’s a chance to catch up on the week’s activity from the point of view of SF Gateway, our sister site devoted to classic science fiction. On Monday, we pointed readers to our Author of […]Read More
This Week on the SF Gateway
Over at our sister site, devoted to digital editions of classic science fiction, SF Gateway, this week’s spotlights are on: Author of the Week: award-winning author, editor and anthologist Pamela Sargent New Book of the […]Read More
Friday Reads: Riddley Walker
In the next couple of weeks Gollancz will publish, in the SF Masterworks series, Riddley Walker by Russell Hoban. Although I’ve had little to do with the process, my small involvement will count as one […]Read More