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Month: November 2013

One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night voted one of the top ten Scottish novels of the last 50 years

As part of Book Week Scotland, The Scottish Book Trust asked the public to vote for their favourite Scottish novel of the last 50 years, with titles coming from a shortlist curated by literary critic […]

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Related Categories: Chris Brookmyre Posts, News

Friday Reads: Mythago Wood

This week  Simon Spanton looks back at the masterpiece that is Mythago Wood.  Rob Holdstock died on this day in 2009. It was, of course, far too soon and a massive loss to his family and friends. […]

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Two Iain Banks Novels Make Top 10 Scottish Books

Iain Banks’ books account for two of the top ten books Scottish novels of the last 50 years as voted by the public. As part of Book Week Scotland 2013, The Scottish Books Trust conducted […]

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Related Categories: Awards & Accolades, Iain Banks Posts

Robert Holdstock: An Anniversary Remembrance

Yesterday was publication day for another four SF Gateway omnibuses – more classic novels returned to print by such giants of the field as Clifford D. Simak (eBook | trade paperback), John Sladek (eBook | […]

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Whipping Yarns – by Rory Clements

Punishment by whipping has been a common disciplinary measure throughout human history. In the sixteenth century, the setting for Rory Clements’ John Shakespeare series of historical crime novels, the infamous Whipping Act (1530) was passed, […]

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Related Categories: H for History Posts

Happy Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Thursday!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates, whether Americans, expats or people who love to join in on the 4th Thursday in November. Thanksgiving is the one day of the year when I’m truly homesick. Living […]

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Related Categories: Events

Sander Jakobsen in conversation with Sara Blaedel

Sander Jakobsen is the pseudonym for a young Danish writing duo whose book The Preacher is available now. It’s an astonishingly clever, gripping debut with a killer hook and will leave you gasping for more. […]

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Related Categories: News, Uncategorized

Julie Walker on female pirates in the 18th century

On the anniversary of the trial of notorious pirate Calico Jack (November, 1720) – famous for having two women as part of his crew – writer Julie Walker looks back at some of the women […]

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Related Categories: H for History Posts

A SENSE OF SHADOW by Kate Wilhelm

Frequently in Kate Wilhelm’s best fiction memories and dreams become entwined with and are influenced beyond the norm by the protagonist’s social environment. The reader familiar with these stories will recognise much in A Sense […]

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Moon’s Artifice: Chapter Four

Tom Lloyd’s brilliant new fantasy series has kicked off with Moon’s Artifice, which published last week. We recently sent it out to our Gollancz Geeks so we’re looking forward to seeing what you guys make […]

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Patrick Redmond: Letting Your Characters Lead the Way

In the bleak winter term of 1954, something terrible happened at Kirkston Abbey school for boys… So reads the back cover of my first novel: The Wishing Game. It did all seem so straight forward […]

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SF in Anime: Mobile Suit Gundam Wing

Although what I said in my previous post still stands (that I hadn’t read much SF before becoming part of the Gateway team), upon reflection I realised that this wasn’t really the whole story. From […]

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