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Gregory Benford

Happy Birthday, Gregory Benford!

Gregory Albert Benford was born on this day in Mobile, Alabama, in 1941. A leading writer of Hard SF, he received a BSc in physics from the University of Oklahoma, followed by an MSc and PhD from the University of California, San Diego. His breakthrough novel, Timescape, won both the Nebula and John W. Campbell […]

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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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Related Categories: Authors, Films, Whimsy

SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Gregory Benford

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal introduction to Gregory Benford, one of the great hard SF writers.   trade paperback | eBook Gregory Benford is a Professor of Plasma Physics and Astrophysics, expertise he turns to great effect in his […]

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Related Categories: New Releases, SF Gateway Omnibuses

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 Gateway: the BSFA Award-winners

With the 65th Eastercon just round the corner and with it the presentation of the BSFA Awards, we thought it appropriate to take a look over the history of the award and see how many of our titles have won the award since it was relaunched in its current form in 1970. And we’re glad […]

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Related Categories: Authors, SF Gateway Awards

SF Masterwork of the Week: Timescape

Gregory Benford, one of the ‘Killer Bs’ along with David Brin and Greg Bear, is a leading writer of Hard SF and is currently Professor of Plasma Physics and Astrophysics at the University of California, Irvine. His breakthrough novel Timescape won the Nebula, the John W. Campbell and the BSFA Awards. And here it is: […]

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Arthur C. Clarke’s THE CITY AND THE STARS

Every so often, when I know I’ve got a bit of time to kill and don’t want to do any ‘work’ reading, I grab an SF Masterwork off the shelf in the office and give it a go. (A shelf full of SF Masterworks is one of the best things about working at Gollancz). Normally […]

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Related Categories: Readers' Choice, SF Gateway Guest Post

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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Related Categories: Authors, SFE

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