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Algis Budrys

Happy Birthday, Alastair Reynolds!

Today we wish a very happy birthday to one of the greats of modern space opera, Alastair Reynolds. As well as being a marvellous writer in his own right, Al is also a great champion of classic SF. His debut novel, Revelation Space recently joined the SF Masterworks list, and he wrote the introductions to […]

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On This Day: Karel Capek & Algis Budrys

On this day, separated by a scant forty-one years and about four hundred miles, two important figures in the history of SF were born. Karel Čapek, born in 1890, was a Czech writer and playwright, whose chief contribution to science fiction was the not-inconsiderable introduction of the word ‘robot‘ to the international lexicon (it is […]

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From the Archives: Joe Abercrombie on Fritz Leiber

So, you may have noticed a certain amount of Joe Abercrombie-ish activity over at our sister imprint, Gollancz. Quite understandable given that Joe’s destined-to-be-bestselling new novel, Red Country is published tomorrow (original post 17/10/2012). But while our colleagues are proclaiming (quite rightly) the muscular virtues of his new book, we thought we’d take a moment […]

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We Were There First: Edge of Tomorrow

The rather excellent comics news site Bleeding Cool has a semi-regular feature it calls The Swipe Files, where recent comics covers are placed side-by-side with covers from the past, to which they bear an uncanny resemblance. Readers are left to their own discretion to decide whether the similarity is coincidence, homage or . . . […]

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We Were There First: Edge of Tomorrow

The rather excellent comics news site Bleeding Cool has a semi-regular feature it calls The Swipe Files, where recent comics covers are placed side-by-side with covers from the past, to which they bear an uncanny resemblance. Readers are left to their own discretion to decide whether the similarity is coincidence, homage or . . . […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Algis Budrys

Our SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week comes from the author of the Hugo-shortlisted Rogue Moon: editor, author, critic – it must be . . .   From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to acclaimed author, editor and reviewer, […]

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Algis Budrys’s BENCHMARKS

Over at the website of the Zeno Agency (home to such Gateway stalwarts as Tim Powers and James P. Blaylock, as well as Gollancz favourites Ben Aaronovitch, Maggie Furey, Charlaine Harris, Ian McDonald, John Meaney, Justina Robson and Brandon Sanderson), there’s an interesting article on Algis Budrys. Although best known for his science fiction (particularly […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys

Our SF Masterwork of the Week is Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys. We could introduce this classic of claustrophobic SF to you by telling you that noted critic Graham Sleight considers Rogue Moon to be ‘one of the half-dozen essential SF novels‘. We could point out that Hugo Award-winning author James Blish thought the book […]

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Joe Abercrombie on Fritz Leiber

So, you may have noticed a certain amount of Joe Abercrombie-ish activity over at our sister imprint, Gollancz. Quite understandable given that Joe’s destined-to-be-bestselling new novel, Red Country is published tomorrow.  But while our colleagues are proclaiming (quite rightly) the muscular virtues of his new book, we thought we’d take a moment to remind people […]

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Related Categories: Authors, Commentary, New Releases

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