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Greg Bear

The Martian: What to Read Next

So you’ve just read or seen The Martian and you’re now having Red Planet withrawal symptoms?  Can’t go another day without more Marsie goodness?  Fear not!  The Gateway doctor is in, and do we have a prescription for you! Whether your chosen medicine is a book set on a scientifically-accurate Mars, a romantic vision of […]

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Happy Publication Day 8th October 2015

It’s Super Thursday here in the UK and we’ve got an incredible crop of SF, Fantasy and Horror reads. Killing Titan by Greg Bear: Killing Titan is the second book in the epic interstellar War Dogs trilogy from master of science fiction Greg Bear. After barely surviving his last tour on Mars, Master Sergeant Michael […]

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Happy Birthday, Greg Bear!

Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Greg Bear turns 64 today. The author of such seminal Big Dumb Object novels as The Forge of God and Eon, bio-thriller Blood Music, claustrophobic space adventure Hull Zero Three and Stapledonian epic The City at the End of Time was born on this day in 1951. Bear has […]

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Team Gollancz Friday Reads

Check out Team Gollancz’s stack of Friday Reads for this week… Blood Music by Greg Bear The House of War and Witness by Mike Carey, Linda Carey and Louise Carey Beauty by Sarah Pinborough The Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness Stones of Aran: Pilgrimage by Tim Robinson Terra’s World by Mitch Benn How to […]

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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 […]

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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

2014: The New Fiction Selection

Continuing our peek into 2014, today we’re talking about some brilliant new fiction, and whether it’s a stunning stand alone or the beginning of an epic new series there’s something for everyone … If its a stand-alone story you’re looking for, this is the place! So watch out for the superb Jules Verne sequel Twenty Trillion […]

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Readers Choice Winner for November

The Readers’ Choice submissions for November were a fascinating cross-section of SF & fantasy. From the always-excellent Pat Cadigan we had R. A. MacAvoy‘s Tea with the Black Dragon – shortlisted for the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Philip K. Dick Awards! – while Gateway forum stalwart Starman Dave chose John Crowley‘s 1975 debut The […]

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Happy Birthday, Greg Bear!

Multiple Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Greg Bear turns 62 today. The author of such seminal Big Dumb Object novels as The Forge of God and Eon, bio-thriller Blood Music, claustrophobic space adventure Hull Zero Three and Stapledonian epic The City at the End of Time was born on this day in 1951. Bear has […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: EON

Greg Bear is a master of the high concept SF novel. Although he won the first of many awards with the eerily transcendental novella ‘Blood Music’ and recent years have seen him segue into near-future thrillers and claustrophobic space adventure, he bestrode the second half of the 80’s as the colossus of hard science fiction. […]

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Happy Birthday, Gregory Benford

Dr Gregory Benford, Professor of Plasma Physics and Astrophysics at the University of California and one of the world’s leading writers of ‘Hard SF‘, was born on this day in 1941. He is perhaps best known for his 1979 novel Timescape – which won the Nebula, John W. Campbell Memorial and BSFA Awards for best […]

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