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SFX Book Club: To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Some time ago, our good friends at SFX magazine were kind enough to give us permission to republish some of their SFX Book Club articles that covered Gollancz and Gateway titles. It’s been a while since we indulged ourselves with one of these, but with the Hugo Awards coming up in a week or so, […]

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SFX Book Club: Childhood’s End (Reposted)

With Childhood’s End as our current Title Spotlight and a SyFy TV mini-series coming later in the year, we thought it an opportune time to republish Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner Paul McAuley’s take on this seminal classic, as originally written for our good friends at SFX and their excellent Book Club feature: Arthur C Clarke’s […]

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SFX Book Club: Helliconia Spring

With spring in the air (honest – you just need to look carefully), we thought we’d tread the path of the bleedin’ obvious by spotlighting a couple of books with a vernal feel to their titles.  With a canvas as big as a planet, and a story arc that makes the transition from winer to […]

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SFX Book Club: Mythago Wood

Continuing our celebration of the works of Robert Holdstock, we’re delighted to re-present Mark Charan Newton‘s SFX Book Club article on Mythago Wood. Many thanks to Mark and, as ever, to our friends at SFX . . .   The woodlands are one of the great settings for fantasy fiction. For the Lord Dunsanys and […]

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A (New Yorker) Canticle for Leibowitz

The excellent Charlie Panayiotou, film, manga and anime maven and Gollancz editor wrangler extraordinaire draws our attention to an excellent appreciation of Walter M. Miller Jr’s Hugo Award-winning classic A Canticle for Leibowitz in The New Yorker . . . One of the American airmen who participated in the bombing of Monte Cassino was a […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Pavane

Our SF Masterwork of the week is acknowledged as one of the earliest and still one of the finest alternate histories ever written. And who better to take us on a guided tour of this very different Britain than a writer who knows a thing or two himself about counterfactuals – the Arthur C. Clarke […]

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SFX Book Club: A Case of Conscience

WARNING: TENUOUS LINK APPROACHING! In the wake of the recent historic referendum on Scottish independence, we thought it only appropriate to consult a Scottish SF writer about a pivotal science fictional decision. So, without further ado (but with thanks to our good friends at SFX), here is the award-winning Ken MacLeod on James Blish‘s classic […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Star Maker

Although we have featured Star Maker before as Masterwork of the Week, we were prompted to do so again, following on from last week’s Last and First Men, after listening to the 200th episode of the always-excellent Coode Street Podcast (recorded live at LonCon 3), and hearing the legendary Robert Silverberg wax lyrical on the […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Centauri Device

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week is M. John Harrison’s The Centauri Device – the book credited with kick-starting the New Space Opera movement.  To introduce you to this extraordinary work, we’re delighted that our good friends at SFX, the UK’s premier SF entertainment magazine, have kindly allowed us to republish this article from […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The War of the Worlds

As regular readers of the SF Gateway blog will know, our good friends at SFX have kindly agreed to allow us to republish those articles from their SFX Book Club that relate to our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles. This week, the perceptive Ian Berriman, Reviews Editor at SFX, takes us through the godfather of […]

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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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SFX Book Club: The Stars My Destination

Gully Foyle is my name And Terra is my nation. Deep space is my dwelling space, The stars my destination. Current SF Master work of the Week is one of the all-time great works of SF. Among many other claims to fame, it is one of the major precursors of Cyberpunk, a brilliant riff on […]

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