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Frederik Pohl

On This Day: Ferderik Pohl

On this day in 1919,  author, editor, literary agent and fan Frederik Pohl was born in New York. Pohl was a member of the influential SF group The Futurians, along with such major SF figures as Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Damon Knight, C.M. Kornbluth, Judith Merril and Donald Wollheim. Throughout a long and glittering career, he […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Space Merchants

Before it was an online emporium of all things classic in the realm of SF – books, digests, film posters, etc – The Space Merchants was (and still is!) a hugely acclaimed science fictional classic, ruthlessly dissecting the run-amok consumerism that the authors could obviously see in nascent form in the post-war years. Sadly, in […]

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Golllancz & SF Gateway Hugo Award eBook Promotion: the 1970s

Like the 1960s, the 1970s proved to be a fruitful decade for Gateway authors at the Hugo Awards. We publish eight of the total 10 winners, with seven of those also part of our SF Masterworks series. Our Hugo eBook promotion continues, but only for a limited time: grab any of the eBook editions of […]

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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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Gollancz: the Nebula Award Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). As with the previous two awards, our showing in the […]

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SF Gateway: the Nebula Winners

We’ve looked at the BSFA and Arthur C. Clarke Awards for best novel and now, with the Nebula Weekend fast approaching (May 15-18), we thought we’d look at the best novel prize awarded each year by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). As with the previous two awards, our showing in the […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, SF Gateway Awards

SF Masterwork of the Week: Jem

A cynical and compelling tale of politics, exploitation and colonisation on another planet from the Hugo and Nebula-winning Grand Master, Frederik Pohl. The discovery of another habitable world might spell salvation to the three bitterly competing power blocs of the resource-starved 21st century; but when their representatives arrive on Jem, with its multiple intelligent species, […]

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The Space Merchants (No, Not Those Ones)

It may be redundant to say this, but we love classic SF. I know! Who saw that coming?! The thing is, we don’t just love it because we publish lots of it – in fact, it’s the opposite: we publish lots of it because we love it. And we also love it when other people […]

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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 […]

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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013)

All of us at Gollancz and SF Gateway are saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Frederik Pohl: author, editor, literary agent and fan. Pohl was a member of the influential SF group The Futurians, along with such major SF figures as Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Damon Knight, C.M. Kornbluth, Judith Merril and Donald […]

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Frederik Pohl (1919-2013)

All of us at Gollancz and SF Gateway are saddened to learn of the death yesterday of Frederik Pohl: author, editor, literary agent and fan. Pohl was a member of the influential SF group The Futurians, along with such major SF figures as Isaac Asimov, James Blish, Damon Knight, C.M. Kornbluth, Judith Merril and Donald […]

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Related Categories: Authors, Commentary, SF Gateway News

Everything Unscrews

It’s obvious, isn’t it? Literature reflects events in the real world, and is influenced by them. Except for science fiction and fantasy, which have nothing to tell us about the human condition or the state of our culture. That’s the judgement of people who never read the stuff; the supercilious commentators, and the self-appointed arbiters […]

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