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Author of the Month

SF Masterwork of the Week: Sarah Canary

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week comes from our Author of the Month, Karen Joy Fowler.  Set in the Old West in 1873, it is the strange, magical tale of Sarah Canary and the ragtag band of misfits and lovers she trails in her wake. SF Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook When black […]

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From the Attic IX: This Map IS The Territory

Rereading the stories of Karen Joy Fowler I am made aware of some things I already knew.  That is not entirely the paradox it seems.   In her collection Black Glass almost every story appears to incorporate an early statement asserting some degree of unreliability. “One day Lily decided to be somebody else” (Lily Red) “even […]

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SF Gateway Author of the Month: Karen Joy Fowler

The list of authors who are equally acclaimed from within the genre and by the mainstream literary establishment is a short one (an oversight that is almost – but not entirely – a one-sided affair).  There’s J.G. Ballard, of course, and his friend Michael Moorcock; there’s Ursula K. Le Guin and Doris Lessing; Iain (M.) […]

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Author of the Month: Joe Haldeman

Only a handful of writers have won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for the same novel, twice. October’s Author of the Month is one of those writers, winning the 1976 Hugo and Nebula Awards for The Forever War, and repeating the feat two decades later with Forever Peace (1998 Hugo for best novel, 1999 Nebula for best novel). […]

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Author of the Month: Pat Murphy

September’s Author of the Month is the multi-award-winning author of Fantasy Masterwork The Falling Woman, Pat Murphy!   Pat Murphy has won the Nebula, World Fantasy, Philip K. Dick and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial awards in a glittering career that spans almost four decades, and has proved impossible to pin down to easily-labelled subgenres.  This is […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Book of Skulls

Continuing our Author of the Month-ish celebration of all things Robert Silverberg – we hope you heard him speak at LonCon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention – our current SF Masterwork of the Week is the novel that, along with our earlier pick, Dying Inside, almost certainly split the vote for best novel at the […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Robert Silverberg

It’s well and truly Robert Silverberg month here at SF Gateway. He’s a legend, one of SF’s all0time greats, and he’s currently in town for LonCon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention! From the groundbreaking digital initiative The SF Gateway, come three award-winning novels from the highly-decorated Robert Silverberg. A perfect introduction to one of […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Dying Inside

We have already featured this week’s Masterwork of the Week, back in March last year, however as we’re determined to make the most of Robert Silverberg’s status as Author of the Month – as well as his imminent presence on these shores to attend LonCon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention – we hope you’ll […]

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Author of the Month: Robert Silverberg

Here’s a question guaranteed to spark robust discussions (if not outright arguments) in the bar at your next convention: who is the best science fiction writer in the world? Tough one, isn’t it? Not least because before you even think about defining ‘best’, you have to define ‘science fiction’ – a task that has been […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Childhood’s End

As we may have mentioned once or twice, our good friends at SFX having kindly agreed to allow us to republish articles from their excellent Book Club that cover our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles. As our current SF Masterwork of the Week has an insightful Book Club piece by June’s Author of the […]

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Author of the Month: Mary Gentle

July’s Author of the Month, Mary Gentle, occupies that most interesting of places – the area where Fantasy and Science Fiction meet and mingle.  Did we say ‘area’? Perhaps that should be ‘areas’. Or perhaps we shouldn’t use the word at all, singular or plural; perhaps we should say ‘attitude’ or ‘approach’ or . . […]

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New Book of the Week: Child of the River

Our New Book of the Week is – in a piece of symmetry so neat, one would almost suspect it of being planned – by our current Author of the Month. It is Child of the River , the first book of Confluence, by the extraordinary Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning author, […]

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