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Clifford D Simak

Gateway Essentials: Time is the Simplest Thing

For some time now, we have been singing the praises of the interpid Time Traveller from the excellent Galactic Journey site (he who reviews the SF of 55 years ago as if it were coming out new). And just last week, we announced the Gateway Essentials programme, designed to help guide readers through the intimidating […]

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Gateway Essentials: Clifford D. Simak

A regular contributor to Astounding Science Fiction throughout the influential John W. Campbell era, Clifford Donald Simak produced a body of highly regarded work, winning the Nebula and three Hugo Awards, and is best known for his story suite of future histories: City. We have had City available as an SF Masterworks paperback for some […]

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Announcing: The Gateway Essentials!

You’ll have seen some new cover styles popping up wherever you buy your eBooks and you might have wondered what, if anything, they meant? We’re glad you asked! This week, we launch a new initiative on the SF Gateway: the Gateway Essentials. There are now more than 3,000 titles in the SF Gateway.  Our aim […]

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On This Day: Clifford Simak

Through the magic of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction‘s indispensible On The Day function, we can see that  Clifford D. Simak, was born on this day in 1904. A regular contributor to Astounding Science Fiction throughout the influential John W. Campbell era, Clifford Donald Simak produced a body of highly regarded work, winning the Nebula […]

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Golllancz & SF Gateway Hugo Award eBook Promotion: the 1960s

As preparations for Loncon, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention, continue, we move our attention to Gollancz and SF Gateway’s past Hugo winners from the 1960s, a decade in which – as you will soon see – we did quite well  . . . You can download the the e-book edition of any of the […]

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SF Gateway: the Hugo Winners

Following our posts celebrating Gollancz and SF Gateway’s BSFA, Arthur C. Clarke and Nebula Award-winning novels . . . it’s the Hugo Awards!  And we’re delighted to say we have a very creditable 30 out of 62 winners, including the first and (for another couple of months, at least) most recent winners. Look: 1953 The Demolished […]

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From the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction . . . Clifford D. Simak

And rounding out a week of Encyclopedic treats: Clifford D. Simak, who died on this day in 1988 . . . (1904-1988) US writer whose primary occupation 1929-1976 was newspaper work, and who worked full-time for the Minneapolis Star from 1939 until his retirement, when he became a full-time writer of sf, some years past […]

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Bad News: End of the Xmas | Good News: Some More SF Gateway Omnibuses!

As mentioned earlier in the week, the SF Gateway Xmas Sale is entering the final stretch. Because of the way different retailers process information, it’s not quite possible to declare a cut-and-dried end point, but prices should certainly be returning to normal about now. We hope you enjoyed browsing the site and whether you were […]

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Readers Choice Winner for September

September’s Readers’ Choice picks were a mixed bag – the only thing they really had in common was that each was one of our readers’ favourites. We’ve seen submissions from the post-apocalyptic humanity of George R. Stewart‘s Earth Abides to the creations-run-amok paranoia of Jack Williamson‘s The Humanoids; from the gifts-from-the-stars wonder of D.G. Compton‘s […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus Schedule 2013

Following a deluge of requests** we have decided to publish the schedule of SF Gateway omnibuses up to the end of the year. So, without further ado . . . Available Now Frank Herbert – The Dragon in the Sea; The Santaroga Barrier; The Dosadi Experiment Gordon R. Dickson – Tactics of Mistake; Time Storm; […]

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Related Categories: Housekeeping, New Releases

Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: July 2013

‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov       Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: ‘Re-reading Simak’ Clifford D. Simak, who lived from 1904 […]

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