Gollancz: the Nebula Award Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). As with the previous two awards, our showing in the Nebulas is very good. Approximately 50% of the winners were published by Gollancz and/or are now published by SF Gateway. Look! 1966 Dune, Frank Herbert (SF Masterworks hardback | SF Gateway eBook) 1967 (tie) Babel-17, Samuel R. Delany (SF Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook)…

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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 last time, a tadpole-sized implant would be placed under the scar. And I would become someone else. Again. Only this time I hoped it would be permanent. Next time I dipped my hand in the river it would be as someone legitimate, reborn three years after arriving naked and nameless in the city. And so begins Nicola Griffith‘s 1995 novel, Slow River, a compelling tale…

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This Week Through the Gateway

Welcome to your weekly round-up of what’s been happening over at the SF Gateway, our sister site devoted to classic science fiction. This week’s spotlights are . . . Author of the Week is the wonderful Nicola Griffith, winner of the Nebula, Tiptree and World Fantasy Awards among many others. The New Book of the Week, ‘I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe . . .’ ~ SF Masterwork of the Week can only be the influential Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? And this week’s Editors’ Choice is Pat Cadigan’s brilliant story collection Patterns.   Meanwhile, over at the…

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