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Happy Birthday, Carl Sagan

  Seventy-eight years ago, today, the great Carl Sagan was born.  Author of just the one SF novel, Contact, Sagan is nonetheless rightly revered by science fiction fans for his tireless evangelizing on behalf of science in general, but astronomy and the space sciences in particular.   Pulitzer Prize-winner, co-founder of the Planetary Society, prime […]

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Happy Birthday, Doris Lessing!

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we need to thank our friends at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, once again, for their excellent On This Day feature. Thanks to the magic of this sufficiently advanced technology, we can see at a glance the various anniversaries occurring on any given day. And the […]

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On This Day: E. C. Tubb (1919 – 2010)

Another gem of SF did-you-know, courtesy of our friends at the Hugo Award-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: on this day, in 1919, Edwin Charles Tubb was born. Author of over 100 novels, including the 33-volume Dumarest Saga, E.C. Tubb was a stalwart of post-war British SF, a founder member of the British Science Fiction Association […]

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Scheduled Downtime

A final reminder that the SF Gateway and Encyclopedia of Science Fiction websites will be down tomorrow, Sunday 7th October, for essential server maintenance, between approximately 9:00am and 6:00 pm British Summer Time (that’s GMT+1). We apologise for the inconvenience but remind you that this will not affect access to SF Gateway eBooks, which will […]

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