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Jack Williamson

Gateway Essentials: Edmond Hamilton

Forty years ago, today, Edmond Moore Hamilton died, in Lancaster, California. Although his first published sale, ‘The Monster-God of Mamurth’ in the August 1926 issue of Weird Tales, was very firmly in the pulp tradition of Abraham Merritt and H. P. Lovecraft, Hamilton would go on to become one of the formative voices in American […]

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Gateway Essentials: Jack Williamson

John Stewart ‘Jack’ Williamson, who died ten years ago today, was one of the most significant writers in the field of science fiction. He published his first SF story, ‘The Metal Man’, in 1928 and continued to write high quality SF until his death in 2006, along the way coining many of the terms the […]

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On This Day: Don’t Drink the Water!

We have, in the past, noted that certian days seem to have been overly blessed with the births of very talented authors; days like 26th July, 2nd August and 20th September.  But it stands to reason that if the history of SF has had some good days, it must also have had some bad days. […]

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New Book of the Week: Wonder’s Child by Jack Williamson

He was an sf writer of substance for over seventy years . . . in his work and in his life he encompassed the field. So states The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction in its entry on Jack Williamson. It goes on to add: For many, his death served as a symbolic marker of the end […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Jack Williamson

From The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the incredible work of Jack Williamson, whose career spanned over seventy years. Jack Williamson published his first SF story, ‘The Metal Man’, in 1928 and continued to write high quality SF until his death […]

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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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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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Readers’ Choice: The First Month

Is it just us or is time accelerating? How can it possibly be the middle of March already?  But as it is the middle of March, you know what that means? It means that we’ve already had our first month of Readers’ Choice spotlights. How time flies. Thanks to you, our discerning readers, over the […]

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