SF Masterworks

Readers Choice Winner for September

September’s Readers’ Choice picks were a mixed bag – the only thing they really had in common was that each was one of our readers’ favourites. We’ve seen submissions from the post-apocalyptic humanity of George […]

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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 […]

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Readers Choice: The Forever War

Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel. Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel. Winner of the Ditmar Award for international SF. Winner of the Locus Award for best SF novel. Regularly cited […]

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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 […]

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Readers’ Choice: Cordwainer Smith’s The Rediscovery of Man

This week’s Readers Choice, which comes to us from SF Gateway forum member, The Star Plunderer, is Cordwainer Smith‘s The Rediscovery of Man. Welcome to the strangest, most distinctive future ever imagined by a science […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: the architect […]

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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 […]

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SF Gateway: The Week in Blog Posts

  Welcome to your weekly round-up of what’s been happening over at the SF Gateway, our sister site devoted to classic science fiction . . . On Monday, I reminisced about discovering the works of […]

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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 […]

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