Test Your Knowledge in the #GollanczFest Connecting Wall Quiz

Many of you have probably seen the BBC puzzle programme Only Connect, and lost countless hours yelling out answers at the television screen. But if you’re anything like us you’ve probably also spent some time lamenting the fact that so few of the puzzles are . . . how do we put this? . . . SFF Geek-friendly. Well, lament no more!  Thanks to the excellent Puzzgrid site, we’ve been able to compile our own SF-centric grid for your solving pleasure! Just to recap: sixteen clues are arranged at random in a 4-by-4 grid. Your first task is to identify…

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Christmas Reads for Classic SF and Fantasy Fans

Looking for the perfect present for fans of Classic SF? Look no further! We’ve got 10 books guaranteed to make their Christmas. Get ready to gift some great reads.     Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick Philip K. Dick’s classic SF novel, which was adapted as the film BLADE RUNNER is a must have for any fan of Classic SF. World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn’t ‘retiring’ them with his laser weapon,…

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The Fantasy Masterworks

Following on from the well-received list of SF Masterworks, we’re delighted to present – for your fantastical reading pleasure – a similar list of the recently-restyled Fantasy Masterworks. 10/10/2013 Aegypt John Crowley PB 10/10/2013 The Dragon Griaule Lucius Shepard PB 10/10/2013 Last Call Tim Powers PB 14/11/2013 The Falling Woman Pat Murphy PB 12/12/2013 The Phoenix and the Mirror Avram Davidson PB 13/03/2014 Lord Darcy Randall Garrett PB 12/06/2014 Votan and Other Novels John James PB 14/08/2014 The Broken Sword Poul Anderson PB 11/09/2014 Ombria in Shadow Patricia A. Mckillip PB 30/10/2014 Beauty Sheri S. Tepper PB 27/11/2014 Mythago Wood…

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Our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Love it or hate it, it’s a holiday all about love. This Valentine’s Day we thought we’d mark the occasion by sharing  some of our favourite unlikely romances in SFF. What do we mean by unlikely romances? We mean romantic plots/relationships in books not known for their romances. Here are our Top Five #UnlikelyRomances in SFF.  The Cold Commands by Richard Morgan – Ringil is an aristocrat, he has it all. But he is also gay in a society that fears and hates homosexuality. And when his lover pays the ultimate price it is Ringil’s love and grief that…

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The SF Masterworks

Because we wanted it! Because you demanded it! Because . . . well, because it’s long overdue . . . we are delighted to present a full list of current SF Masterworks for your reading and collecting pleasure. SF MASTERWORKS 10/06/1999 Earth Abides George R. Stewart PB 08/07/1999 The Demolished Man Alfred Bester PB 12/08/1999 The Dispossessed Ursula K. Le Guin PB 09/09/1999 The Sirens of Titan Kurt Vonnegut PB 11/11/1999 Behold the Man Michael Moorcock PB 11/05/2000 Man Plus Frederik Pohl PB 14/09/2000 Non-Stop Brian Aldiss PB 14/06/2010 Bring the Jubilee Ward Moore PB 19/08/2010 The Lathe of Heaven…

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