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Month: August 2013

Friday Reads: Empire of the Saviours and more

So I’m editing the third of AJ Dalton’s fantasy trilogy at the moment (it’s very very good) and, as always, I had a quick skim through the first two books beforehand, to make sure I […]

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Related Categories: AJ Dalton, Fantasy, Friday Reads

Something Wicked This Way Comes

Following yesterday’s major release day for SF Gateway, when we added over 100 titles to our offering, we have a special treat. Published today, all on its lonesome as befits one of the greatest works […]

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Related Categories: New Releases, SFX Book Club

August New Releases

August is a bumper month for SF Gateway! Whatever that means. We’re appending ourselves to the front and rear of automobiles? Jimmy Anderson, James Pattinson and Dale Steyn are all lining up to bowl short […]

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Related Categories: Housekeeping, New Releases

The Trouble with Elysium

Review by Den Patrick Elysium is this summer’s Sci-Fi blockbuster from Neill Blomkamp, director of the much loved District 9. Blomkamp had a significantly larger budget to play with this time, along with the star power […]

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JACK VANCE: an Appreciation by Robert Silverberg

Jack Vance began to make his mark in science fiction in 1950 and 1951, when I was a highly impressionable teenager gobbling up every issue of every s-f magazine as fast as I could find […]

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Linda Grant to appear at Wood Green Literary Festival

Linda Grant will be appearing at Wood Green Literary Festival on Sunday October 13th. For details and tickets see here.

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The Lies of Locke Lamora Read Along Week Three: Chapters (and Interludes) 9-12

Happy Tuesday Gollancz Blog readers we hope you all had a fantastic Bank Holiday Weekend! Welcome back for our third post in our Locke Lamora Read Along series. The brilliant Marc from Fantasy Faction, returns to the Gollancz […]

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Related Categories: Fantasy, Read Along, Scott Lynch

SF Masterwork of the Week: The Time Machine

The SF Masterwork of the Week for the end of August, is H. G. Wells‘ seminal time-travel novel, The Time Machine. Continuing our new regular feature – thanks to our good friends at SFX, who […]

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Related Categories: Masterworks, SFX Book Club

Fifth Test v Australia 2013

With the series already won decisively by England, all that was left to play at for at The Oval was pride, in the case of Australia, and a record Ashes-winning margin of 4-0 for England. […]

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Related Categories: Ian's Blog

Fourth Test v Australia 2013

The first Ashes Test match to be held at the Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street, turned out to be a cracker. The game started sedately enough. England won the toss, chose to bat and, after the loss […]

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Related Categories: Ian's Blog

The Playfair Blog – 26th August

The week started with another win for Derbyshire at home to Middlesex, but has their revival come too late to save their First Division status, even though they have finally moved out of the relegation […]

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Related Categories: Ian's Blog

The Playfair Blog – 19th August

Last week was dominated by the Clydesdale Bank 40, but most interest was focused on the Friends Life t20 finals day at Edgbaston on Saturday. The first semi-final saw Northamptonshire, who had finished bottom of […]

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Related Categories: Ian's Blog

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