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Leigh Brackett

On This Day: Julius Schwartz

On this day in 1915, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics had a counterpart to Marvel‘s Stan Lee, that man was Julius Schwartz. While still in his […]

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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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On This Day: Leigh Brackett

On this day 100 years ago, Leigh Douglas Brackett was born in Los Angeles, California. Her planetary romances – particularly the Stark stories – might carry echoes of Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ John Carter, but Brackett’s tales were written with a sophistication belying their pulp roots. Indeed, no less an authority than Michael Moorcock has claimed […]

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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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100th Anniversary: Julius Schwartz

On this day, 100 years ago, Julius Schwartz was born in the Bronx, New York City. Throughout his long life, he was a fan, an editor, a literary agent  and a giant in the field of comics. If DC Comics had a counterpart to Marvel‘s Stan Lee, that man was Julius Schwartz. While still in […]

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SF Masterwork of the Week: The Long Tomorrow

Leigh Bracket was one of SF’s early greats and had an accomplished career as a writer of both SF and fantasy. She also worked as a Hollywood screenwriter, producing screenplays for such classic films as The Long Goodbye, The Big Sleep and Rio Bravo – and winning a posthumous Hugo Award for the script for […]

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