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Month: September 2016

Winner of the Discworld Colouring book competition!

To celebrate the publication of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld Colouring Book we ran a competition and asked you to channel your inner artist and get out your octarine pencils. We asked you to colour in a page and submit it to us for your chance to win an image from the book hand coloured by the great Paul Kidby himself as […]

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Scott Lynch in conversation at FantasyCon 2016 (Scarborough, UK)

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to FantasyCon last weekend we are thrilled to be able to share with you a summary of the brilliant in conversation between between Marcus Gipps (editor at Gollancz) and guest-of-honor Scott Lynch on 24 Sept 2016. The summary was put together by A J Dalton […]

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Join Becky Chambers on her UK tour!

Becky will be hopping across the country to talk about her new book A Closed and Common Orbit, which is available to pre-order now (along with some very snazzy prints!). See if she’s coming to a venue near you, and we look forward to seeing some of you there! Scroll on down for links to buy […]

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Friday Favourites: things we read and watched in September

Parks & Recreation Yes, I’ve seen Parks & Recreation before. I’ve seen it a lot. It’s my comfort-watch – when I’m home sick or have had a long day at work, 22 minutes with Leslie and Andy and Ron is an unfailing pick-me-up. So why am I mentioning it in this month’s Things We Read […]

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Adventures in Aviles

You know when someone says ‘the hotel is in a converted ducal palace’?  Of course you laugh.  This very funny.  Hahaha. Well don’t you feel stupid when it turns out they weren’t lying? Earlier this year, I got on a plane from Heathrow to the city of Aviles in Northern Spain.  Like most small airports […]

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Happy Birthday, Nicola Griffith!

Today we wish a very Happy Birthday to Nebula and James Tiptree Jr Award-winner – and friend of SF Gateway – the wonderful Nicola Griffith! Nicola has won the World Fantasy Award, two Lambdas and two Gaylactic Spectrum Awards for her work as an editor, for the three Bending the Landscape anthologies – SF, Fantasy […]

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My Perfect Weekend – Kathryn Hughes

Long lie in or up with the lark?  Neither!  A short lie in until about 8.30am Full English or super-food smoothie?  A nearly-full English, but no bread, sausages or black pudding. City break or escape to the country?  A long walk, preferably coastal, and then a pub with a beer garden, or if its winter, […]

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Celebrate British Roast Dinner week with Mary Berry

It’s not a proper Sunday afternoon without a delicious roast dinner and all the trimmings. Mary Berry, Queen of Sunday lunches, has some gorgeous recipes in her latest cookbook ‘Mary Berry’s Family Sunday Lunches’. From traditional dishes such as Roast Rib of Beef to a delicious Moroccan Lamb Tagine, you’ll find everything you need for the […]

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Happy Publication Day to Lysany Sands’ Immortal Nights!

It’s publication day. And it’s one perfectly dark and stormy cocktail of paranormal delight of a day! Today we’re celebrating the publication of Lynsay Sands’ Immortal Nights. Immortal Nights by Lynsay Sands is the sizzling new Argeneau novel from the New York Times bestselling author. An impulsive rescue pairs a sexy Immortal with the woman […]

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A Wedding in Carlisle: free short story by Daniel Polansky

  M came back from the bathroom wearing an American flag cap, and an American flag fanny-pack, and a t-shirt with an American flag on it. Stockdale had spent the better part of the flight from JFK downing gin and tonics, and so he did not notice M’s change of costume immediately, occupied by the […]

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Gateway Essentials: Damon Knight

In 1948, a young author by the name of A. E. van Vogt published the first ever SF hardback: a book titled The World of Null-A. Although little read these days, van Vogt was one of the major SF figures of the mid-20th century and a formative influence on later writers – among them Philip […]

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Gateway Essentials: Connie Willis

Eleven Hugo Awards! Three for Best Novel, four for Best Novella, one for Best Novelette and three for Best Short Story. Seven Nebula Awards! Two for Best Novel, one for Best Novella, two for Best Novelette and two for Best Short Story. A John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Twelve Locus Awards. The Science Fiction Hall […]

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