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Frank Herbert

Why Dune Messiah is even better than Dune

After Dune comes Dune Messiah. We’re once again treated to a unique blend of merged philosophies and mysticism and religions, and continue with a story that rides on the culmination of millennia of the human race’s future history. This universe spans the length and breadth of imagination, but our eyes are again turned to the […]

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Infographic: the world of Frank Herbert’s Dune

Melange, or ‘spice’, is the most valuable asset in the Dune universe; a drug that does everything from increasing a person’s life-span to making interstellar travel possible. It can only be found on one planet: the desert world Arrakis. Whoever controls Arrakis controls the spice. And whoever controls the spice controls the universe. Take a quick tour through […]

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Gateway Essentials: Frank Herbert

Frank Patrick Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1920, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. worked as a reporter and editor on a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. He lived in Washington State until his death in 1986. According to The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: He began […]

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From the Archives: Six Degrees of Separation: The Beatles to SF Gateway

It comes to our attention that 50 years ago today (originally published 5/10/2012), musical legends The Beatles released their first single, Love Me Do. Now, we at SF Gateway are as ardent fans of The Fab Four as the next sentient carbon-based lifeform, but it didn’t strike us as particularly relevant to classic science fiction […]

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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 […]

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On This Day: Frank Herbert

95 years ago today, in Tacoma, Washington, one Frank Patrick Herbert was born – and the complex relationship between sand, galactic politics, mind-altering substances and giant worms would never be the same again! The author of eighteen novels and numerous short stories, Herbert’s life and career were, of course, dominated by Dune and its sequels.  […]

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Golllancz & SF Gateway Hugo Award eBook Promotion: the 1960s

As preparations for Loncon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, continue, we move our attention to Gollancz and SF Gateway’s past Hugo winners from the 1960s, a decade in which – as you will soon see – we did quite well  . . . You can download the the e-book edition of any of the […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Frank Herbert (Redux)

Once again, we’re revisiting some old favourites while we wait for new SF Gateway Omnibuses to release.  ‘New’ being a relative term when applied to SF Gateway, obviously! This week: Frank Herbert . . .   From groundbreaking digital initiative, The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes […]

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SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners

Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway’s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards!  And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the first and (for another couple of months, at least) most recent winners. Look: 1953 The Demolished […]

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