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New Book of the Week: Profiles of the Future

If you consult The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – and, of course, you DO, don’t you? On a regular basis – you will find the following in the Titles check-list at the bottom of the entry on Arthur C. Clarke: Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry into the Limits of the Possible (New York: Harper […]

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Farewell Sookie: Dead and Gone

We are so excited for the publication of Dead Ever After, the final Sookie Stackhouse novel. But before we get to the finale we’re looking back at the entire series. Last summer we sat down with Charlaine Harris and filmed a series of interviews discussing the Sookie Stackhouse novels. We asked Charlaine to share a special memory with all her fans to help us say Farewell to Sookie.

So, without any further ado, let’s continue our countdown with a look back at Dead and Gone the book that contains Eric’s origin story!

Missed our other interviews? You can watch them all here.

Dead Ever After will be available where all good books are sold on the 7th May.

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Readers’ Choice: The Fall of Chronopolis

This week’s Readers’ Choice selection comes from Friend of the Gateway and (clearly!) aficionado of great classic SF, Starman Dave. His choice is The Fall of Chronopolis by the criminally-under-appreciated Barrington J. Bayley**. The mighty ships of the Third Time Fleet relentlessly patrolled the Chronotic Empire’s thousand-year frontier, blotting out an error of history here […]

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What We’re Watching: DREDD

So I watched DREDD again last night, having seen it in the cinema originally (in 3D). I’m probably biased, as I read loads of 2000AD in my youth (and am enjoying picking up the graphic novels now, although I haven’t read the weekly comic in years and years), but I really enjoyed it. It’s impossible […]

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Why Should I Read ORPHANS by Sean Williams and Shane Dix?

You need to read Orphans because you’re a fan of new space opera and you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary. How many space operas start with a guy taking a bath? How many create an entirely new set of standard units of measurement? How many feature no less than ten versions […]

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Farewell Sookie: From Dead to Worse

We are so excited for the publication of Dead Ever After, the final Sookie Stackhouse novel. But before we get to the finale we’re looking back at the entire series. Last summer we sat down with Charlaine Harris and filmed a series of interviews discussing the Sookie Stackhouse novels. We asked Charlaine to share a special memory with all her fans to help us say Farewell to Sookie.

So, without any further ado, let’s continue our countdown with From Dead to Worse.

Missed our other interviews? You can watch them all here.

Dead Ever After will be available where all good books are sold on the 7th May.

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Happy Birthday, Paul McAuley!

Today, it gives all of us at SF Gateway and Gollancz great pleasure to wish a happy birthday to one of modern SF’s great writers. Winner of the Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, John W. Campbell, Theodore Sturgeon and British Fantasy Awards, Paul McAuley has been a mainstay of British SF for the last […]

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The Emptiness of Space

Gollancz is delighted to be able to share with you this very exciting guest post from M. John Harrison on Empty Space. When I finished the first Kefahuchi Tract novel, no one but me liked its working title, Empty Space. My then-editor at Gollancz, the redoubtable Malcolm Edwards, backed into a corner by the scheduling […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Pat Cadigan’s SYNNERS

Most SF writers will tell you that they’re not trying to predict the future. Contrary to popular belief, science fiction – good science fiction, at least – is not about the future at all, it is about the world the author saw while she was writing the book. But every now and again a book […]

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Friday Reads: Poison

‘Fairy Tales’ have always been something for children. Now that I’m 35 I think I’ve well and truly outgrown ‘fairy tales’. The sort of books I read are normally far darker and nastier than anything you get in a ‘fairy tale’ but as I now have two children it’s not going to be very long […]

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Farewell Sookie: All Together Dead

We are so excited for the publication of Dead Ever After, the final Sookie Stackhouse novel. But before we get to the finale we’re looking back at the entire series. Last summer we sat down with Charlaine Harris and filmed a series of interviews discussing the Sookie Stackhouse novels. We asked Charlaine to share a special memory with all her fans to help us say Farewell to Sookie.

So, without any further ado, let’s continue our countdown with All Together Dead. Which, as you’ll see in the video, is Charlaine’s personal favourite book in the series!

Missed our other interviews? You can watch them all here.

Dead Ever After will be available where all good books are sold on the 7th May.

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Poor People Part II- An Exclusive Short Story from Gavin G. Smith

Gollancz is delighted to share with you the second part of Poor People the exclusive short story by Gavin G. Smith, author of Veteran and War in Heaven. Gavin’s brand never novel The Age of Scorpio is out now where all good books are sold. We posted the first part of Poor People on Wednesday and you can read it here. Today, we are thrilled to […]

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GOOD NEWS! SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE POSTPONED!

We’ve just had news that the planned server maintenance that was due to take the site offline tomorrow has been . . . er . . . unplanned. So, SF Gateway and our companion site, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, will be available as normal tomorrow. As soon as we learn the new date for […]

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Behind the scenes at the Age of Scorpio photoshoot

Those of you who have been following the blog for the last couple of weeks might have guessed that we’ve been teasing you with photos from Gavin G. Smith’s brilliant new novel, The Age of Scorpio, out today. A few of you guessed the right answer from our photo clues, and here we have a […]

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The God Tattoo: Untold Tales of the Twilight Reign – out today!

9780575131262This post has been a little while in coming. Truth be told I hadn’t much expected it to ever happen – after all, ask anyone and they’ll tell you short story collections don’t sell in the UK. And yet here I am, with another lovely Larry Rostant cover to admire and my name on another book. Now they’re all special – you publish a book that isn’t special to you and it either will be your last or should be. Even for a professional author, each one remains a constant for a period of your life and should trigger an emotion as strong as the smell of freshly cut grass. Where you wrote the book, who you lived with or drank with – they’re all bound up with each one but God Tattoo encompassed most of my adult life as it turned out.

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Related Categories: Author Post, Fantasy, Short Stories, Tom Lloyd

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