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Top Five Alternative Advent Calendars

Add an exciting twist to your Christmas countdown with our list of top five alternative Advent calendars. From Danish delights to gin-based treats, there’s something for everyone this year. Click here for our top five alternative advent calendars. 1. Liquorice advent calendar £34.95 Denmark is not only the birthplace of Hygge but also the home […]

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16 magical books to read this Christmas

1. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, by C.S.Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is without doubt the ultimate fantasy Christmas classic. It has everything: wintery snow magic, talking animals, and a Lion who kind of represents Jesus. Santa even shows up randomly in the middle. Bonus: read the whole series to […]

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12 Christmas crafts for geeks

1. Decorate your tree with teeny tiny books This tutorial is specifically for our favourite school of witchcraft and wizardry, but can easily be tailored to any book that makes you feel the christmas magic Source: Popsugar   2. Show your colours with these DIY Game of Thrones Snowflakes   Let your nerd flag fly! […]

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How to have a goth Christmas

When I was a teenager, being a goth at Christmas meant donning a black ‘Bah Humbug’ hat and sacking off family gatherings to update my Myspace page. But, as I’ve grown older, I’ve realised that celebrating Christmas does not mean you have to betray your dark side. I love Christmas, I love skulls and monsters, […]

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Merry Christmas!

Mulled wine! Roast Turkey! Bing Crosby! Human sacrifice! OK, maybe not that last one. The point is it’s the Festive Season and SF Gateway is now closed for the duration. You’ll still be able to buy all of your favourite classic SF&F from your preferred retailer, but we won’t be talking about them here until […]

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J T McIntosh: 200 Years to Christmas

Look what we found in the SF Gateway archives: For almost two centuries the huge spaceship had speared its way through the stars, bound for another two hundred years of travel before it would put down on a new planet, a new home for the Earth people. On board the metal-enclosed worldlet were four hundred […]

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Great Feminist Quotes to Inspire You this Christmas

As a little gift from Virago to you this yuletide, we wanted to send you all cards . . . not your traditional Christmas card, we’ll admit, but some of our favourite feminist quotations to keep you inspired. They all feature in I Call Myself a Feminist, the essay collection which we published in November, […]

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18 gloriously geeky Christmas jumpers

Games For any gamers out there, a Fallout jumper seems like a complete necessity. Get it here Maybe Street Fighter’s more your deal. Get it here Or perhaps you have a thing for blue hedgehogs? Get it here Horror Check out this delightful Krampus jumper, perfect to wear whilst eating Christmas dinner in front of […]

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The Hodderscape Fantastic Fiction Gift Guide 2015

We all know that books make the perfect gifts. Want to give Mum magical powers? Send your best friend to outer space? Get revenge on your colleague and scare them half to death? Books can do all that. From science fiction classics to cutting edge horror, we’ve got science fiction, fantasy and horror novels to delight and terrify your […]

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The Gollancz Advent Calendar Giveaway!

We’re counting down to Christmas in style with the return of The Gollancz Advent Calendar. Join us every day as we reveal a new title in our giant Christmas giveaway. To enter our giveaway follow the directions below.   1st December:  Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson More than 300 years after the events of […]

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Festive Treats We Should Totally Steal From Fantasy Novels!

Yule Balls The first thing on my list and I can imagine yours is an invitation to the Hogwarts Yule Ball. Imagine being swirled around the dance floor by Cedric Diggory whilst the room was enchanted with snow. Dreamy! I’m still holding out hope that an invitation will land on my doorstep by an owl… […]

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SF Gateway is Closed for the Holidays

Mulled wine! Turkey! Bing Crosby! Human sacrifice! OK, maybe not that last one. The point is it’s the Festive Season and SF Gateway is now closed for the duration. You’ll still be able to buy all of your favourite classic SF&F from your preferred retailer, but we won’t be talking about it here until January. […]

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Merry Christmas!

What are you doing here? There’s mulled wine to be drunk, turkey to be eaten, presents to be unwrapped, Doctor Who to be watched and friends and family to be with. Go on: go and be festive. We’ll be here when you get back. Assuming you get back in January . . .

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Gollancz

Well, that’s pretty much it for Team Gollancz – the last few mince pies are being eaten, the robot has passed out in the corner after one too many glasses of prosecco, and the elves are shooting arrows at anyone who thinks they’re helping Father Christmas. Many thanks to all of you who’ve supported us […]

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A Christmas Gift Guide from Gollancz

Ho ho ho! The Gollancz elves have been busy making awesome books all year, and here they are to share with you some gift ideas for Christmas, for those of you who have left their shopping until the last moment, or feel like it’s time to treat yourself… Darren THE QUANTUM THIEF by Hannu Rajaniemi The […]

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