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Gateway to welcome classic SF & Fantasy authors from Orbit, Hodder & Stoughton and Headline
Gateway, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group and sister company to the UK’s oldest science fiction publisher Gollancz, is thrilled to announce the addition of some of the world’s finest SF & Fantasy authors, including Iain M. Banks, David Gemmell, and Jean M. Auel, amongst others, to the Gateway website.
Gateway is an eBook publisher of classic SF and Fantasy. It is part catalogue site, highlighting and promoting the thousands of eBooks; part gateway to online retailers from whom these eBooks can be bought; part social network for readers who wish to discuss and recommend authors.
Gateway’s parent company, the Orion Publishing Group is owned by the Hachette UK Group, which also owns Little, Brown, Hodder & Stoughton and Headline publishers, among others. Little, Brown is home to one of the UK’s major SFF imprints, Orbit, who publish such genre heavyweights as Iain M. Banks, Terry Brooks, David Gemmell, Robert Jordan and Elizabeth Moon. Hodder & Stoughton and Headline are also home to some hugely respected writers of the fantastic, such as Jean M. Auel, Ben Bova and Jack McDevitt, and share Robert A. Heinlein, and Harry Turtledove with Gateway.
In Gateway’s on-going efforts to make the website the ultimate source of classic SF and Fantasy, the imprint are delighted to welcome an outstanding selection of authors from Orbit, Hodder & Stoughton and Headline to the site.
Darren Nash, the Publisher of Gateway, said: “As well as adding wonderful new authors to the list, this expansion has also allowed Gateway to fill some major gaps in our existing Gateway authors’ oeuvres – most notably, adding 2001: A Space Odyssey to Arthur C. Clarke’s offering, The Left Hand of Darkness to Ursula K. Le Guin’s and some seminal works to our Robert A. Heinlein listing – including Hugo-winners Starship Troopers, Stranger in a Strange Land and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.”
The full list of new authors, whose works are live on the Gateway site from today, includes:
- Jean M. Auel
- Iain M. Banks
- Ben Bova
- David Brin
- Terry Brooks
- Orson Scott Card
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Celia Friedman
- David Gemmell
- Tom Holt
- Robert Jordan
- Richard Laymon
- Ken MacLeod
- Gregory Maguire
- Jack McDevitt
- Elizabeth Moon
Gateway is the digital imprint of the Orion Publishing Group focussing on classic science fiction and fantasy. It was launched in 2011 with over 800 eBooks and is now home to almost 3,000 titles and well over 200 authors, and has enjoyed double-digit growth in every year of its existence. The Gateway website collects and curates this huge catalogue of titles, offering readers multiple starting points , and operates in partnership with the award-winning Encyclopedia of Science Fiction website, which Orion built and hosts.
About Hachette UK
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