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SFX Book Club

SF Masterwork of the Week: Blood Music

This week’s SF Masterwork of the Week, Greg Bear’s Blood Music is, among many other things, one of the earliest – and still one of the finest – exemplars of biopunk. 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 […]

SF Masterwork of the Week: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick’s seminal Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? is our current Masterwork of the Week because: exciting stuff (we’ll tell you on Friday). And who better to walk us through the cyberpunk streets of future Los Angeles than Gollancz‘s very own Stephen Baxter (He knows the lingo, any good author does)? Here’s his […]

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SFX Book Club: A Canticle for Leibowitz

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. On this occasion, we revisit one of the seminal works of religious-themed SF, Walter M. […]

SF Masterwork of the Week: The City and the Stars

2014’s first SF Masterwork of the Week is Sir Arthur C. Clarke‘s magnificent 1956 epic, The City and the Stars, a novel expanded from the novella-length story ‘Against the Fall of Night’, which originally appeared in Startling Stories in 1948. And thanks to our good friends at SFX, we’re delighted to offer you the opportunity […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: RINGWORLD

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. With Ringworld selected as the current SF Masterwork of the Week, what better way to […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: STAR MAKER

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. And so, we turn to Gollancz‘s resident master of wide-screen SF, Stephen Baxter, multi-award-winning author, […]

From the SFX Book Club: RENDEZVOUS WITH RAMA

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. Gollancz‘s resident master of hard SF, Stephen Baxter, multi-award-winning author, BSFA president and collaborator with Sir […]

SF Masterwork of the Week: Gateway

It seems fitting, following the death of the great Frederik Pohl, that his best-known novel, Gateway, is our new SF Masterwork of the Week. As winner of the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards, among others, it is clearly a major touchstone in the genre. And to tell us about it, courtesy of […]

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Following yesterday’s major release day for SF Gateway, when we added over 100 titles to our offering, we have a special treat. Published today, all on its lonesome as befits one of the greatest works of fantasy of all time, is none other than Ray Bradbury’s wonderful, darkly nostalgic masterpiece, Something Wicked This Way Comes […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Time Machine

The SF Masterwork of the Week for the end of August, is H. G. Wells‘ seminal time-travel novel, The Time Machine. Continuing our new regular feature – thanks to our good friends at SFX, who have kindly agreed to allow us to republish SFX Book Club articles covering our SF Masterworks and/or SF Gateway titles […]

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From the SFX Book Club: GOLDEN WITCHBREED

About six weeks ago, you might recall, we re-published – with the permission of premier Science fiction mag SFX and friend of the Gateway Ken MacLeod – Ken’s insightful SFX Book Club piece on our then SF Masterwork of the Week: James Blish‘s Cities in Flight. We are now delighted to announce that this is […]

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