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Philip Jose Farmer

When I’m 64: The Hugo Awards

According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the venerable Hugo Awards were first presented sixty-four years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of Honour was Willy Ley and a young fellow by the name of Isaac Asimov was the toastmaster. The inaugural […]

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Gateway Essentials: Philip José Farmer

Ninety-nine years ago, today, in North Terre Haute, Indiana, Philip José Farmer was born. Winner of three Hugos, the SFWA Grand Master Award and the World Fantasy Award for life achievement, Farmer was a pioneer in introducing radical themes into SF. His 1952 novella ‘The Lovers’ is credited with breaking the taboo on sex in […]

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Happy Birthday to the Hugo Awards!

According to the inexhaustible fount of knowledge that is The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, the first Hugo Awards were presented sixty-three years ago, today, at at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). The Guest of Honour was Willy Ley and a young fellow by the name of Isaac Asimov was the toastmaster. The inaugural Best […]

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SFX Book Club: To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Some time ago, our good friends at SFX magazine were kind enough to give us permission to republish some of their SFX Book Club articles that covered Gollancz and Gateway titles. It’s been a while since we indulged ourselves with one of these, but with the Hugo Awards coming up in a week or so, […]

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SF Gateway Omnibus of the Week: Philip Jose Farmer

From the vaults of the SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to the many worlds of Philip José Farmer, one of modern science fiction’s most original voices. Philip José Farmer was given the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and named an SFWA Grand […]

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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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Robert Silverberg’s Reflections: January 2014

  ‘Where Silverberg goes today, the rest of science fiction will follow tomorrow’ Isaac Asimov       Reflections is a regular column by multi-award-winning SFWA Grandmaster Robert Silverberg, in which he will offer his thoughts on science fiction, literature and the world at large. This month: Re-reading Philip José Farmer There had been rumblings […]

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60 Years of the Hugo Awards

Thanks to our friends at The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction – and, in particular, their indispensable On This Day function, we see that the first Hugo Awards were presented 60 years ago, today, at Philcon II (the second Philadelphia Worldcon). Alfred Bester‘s The Demolished Man was the winner of the inaugural Best Novel award, with […]

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Related Categories: Commentary, SF Gateway Awards, SFE

New Book of the Week: To Your Scattered Bodies Go

Announcing the news you’ve all been waiting for: we have at last published To Your Scattered Bodies Go, the first book in Philip José Farmer‘s acclaimed Riverworld series. Hurrah! For reasons we laid out right at the beginning in the site’s FAQs, we knew we would have to publish some series out of order, and […]

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