Congratulations to our BSFA shortlisted titles!

We’re thrilled to see the superb Wolves by Simon Ings feature twice on the BSFA Award shortlist. Once for best novel (congratulations Simon!) and once for Best Cover (congratulations to Jeffrey Alan Love for his frankly inspired artwork and to Nick May for his elegant design). And with Bete shortlisted for Best Cover as well it’s time to congratulate Blacksheep again for only the latest in their excellent run of Adam Roberts covers. You can see a the full awards shortlist here. Congratulations and good luck to everyone shortlisted!

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Ursula K. Le Guin Accepts the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters

Readers of this blog should need no introduction to Ursula K. Le Guin. Nor should they need us to tell them how important she is to modern literature – both within genre and without. They certainly shouldn’t need us to tell them that she has won a staggering five Hugos, six Nebulas, two World Fantasy Awards, three James Tiptree Jr Memorial Awards, a Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award and more Locus Awards than you could count even if you took your shoes and socks off. So, given that she needs no introduction, let us simply show you the marvellous, passionate and…

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Beauty by Sarah Pinborough Wins Best Novella of 2014!

We are absolutely delighted to announce that Beauty, Sarah Pinborough’s novella retelling the story of Sleeping Beauty, has been recognised as the Best Novella of 2014 by the prestigious British Fantasy Society Awards . Part of a linked trio of novellas (Poison, retelling the story of Snow White, Charm, retelling Cinderella’s story, and Beauty, focusing on Sleeping Beauty) Beauty is a dark, sexy and thoughtful stand-alone novella and we are thrilled that Pinborough’s skill as a storyteller has been recognised by the judges.               Our congratulations also go to the other talented shortlisted authors.…

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Gollancz & SF Gateway Hugo eBook Promotion: the ’80s & ’90s

Alas, the 1980s were a rather dry period for Gollancz Hugo Award winners, with only one for Arthur C. Clarke in 1980. Luckily, the world was put to rights in the following decade, with Gollancz claiming nearly half of the awards for Best Novel in the 1990s. All eBook editions of our winners are currently available for £2.99 but grab them whilst you still can – the price won’t stay that low for much longer! 1980 The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C. Clarke (SF Masterworks paperback | SF Gateway eBook) The Fountains of Paradise, which also won a Nebula Award, is set in the 22nd…

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Gollancz & SF Gateway Hugo eBook Promotion: 2000 and Beyond

Right. With the small matter of LonCon3 rushing inexorably towards us and time becoming even more relative than usual, here, without further ado (and by ‘ado’ we mean ‘anything other than dates and names’) are our winners from the twenty-first century. And the year 2000, which is still the twentieth century (yes, it is; don’t start with us): 2000 A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge (In Zones of Thought omnibus | SF Gateway eBook) 2006 Spin, Robert Charles Wilson (SF Gateway eBook) 2011 Blackout/All Clear, Connie Willis (Gollancz paperbacks | SF Gateway eBooks) 2013 Redshirts, John Scalzi (Gollancz paperback | Gollancz eBook) Enjoy! [Please note that it is only the eBook editions of the above that we are able to…

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