2023 FUTURE WORLDS PRIZE

Future Worlds Prize 2023 is now open for entries! We’re looking for unpublished SFF writers of colour for this year’s Future Worlds Prize. From magical stories to tales set in space, dystopias and fantasy realms, […]

GRRM – Lost and Found

“You can buy anything you might desire from Gray Alys.   But it is better not to.” Those were the opening words of my short story “In the Lost Lands,” first published in the DAW anthology […]

Free Stories!

A Tollbooth On Mars by Ray Daley – FREE STORY

    Mars. The red planet. Imagine dust, rocks, sand, and wind. You’d be ninety-eight percent right. ‘Only ninety-eight percent?’ I hear you all asking. If you’re wondering where you lost that two percent, don’t […]

Hard Choices, by Michael Carabott – FREE STORY

Captain Takktun Kantari slid the bubble helmet over his head and locked it into place with a reassuring click before triple-checking the joint seals on each of his suit’s four legs and three arms. Several […]

Split Decision by C. J. Peterson – FREE STORY

This week’s free science fiction story is by C.J. Peterson and introduces new challenges in diplomacy! Please enjoy the story as read by the author in audio or read the story below. In the viewport, […]

News

Novedades de enero 3

OBITUARIO El escritor, poeta y guionista de cine y televisión cubano Chely Lima falleció este domingo en Miami a los 66 años. Según refieren amistades cercanas a este diario, el escritor padecía una enfermedad autoinmune […]

AMAZING NEWS: 2/5/2023

Star Wars, 2001, Orwell, Huxley, Scalzi, Langford, Madle, Shvartsman, Babylon 5, Brin – you know what to do.

OpEd

Top SFF Books January 2023

As SciFI Now welcomes in the new year, they figured what better time than now to pull together a list of some of the best SFF books to read this January. Source: Top SFF Books […]

What the fediverse (does/n’t) solve

Today’s links What the fediverse (does/n’t) solve: We can protect our communities from commodification, but it takes work. Hey look at this: Delights to delectate. This day in history: 2002, 2007, 2012, 2017 Colophon: Recent […]

Science Fiction

Review: The Pendragon Protocol

Whenever I have a spare half hour, I like to scour the bookshelves of various sites on the lookout for something a little bit different. I read a great deal. So, anything that comes across […]

Novedades de enero 3

OBITUARIO El escritor, poeta y guionista de cine y televisión cubano Chely Lima falleció este domingo en Miami a los 66 años. Según refieren amistades cercanas a este diario, el escritor padecía una enfermedad autoinmune […]

A Tollbooth On Mars by Ray Daley – FREE STORY

    Mars. The red planet. Imagine dust, rocks, sand, and wind. You’d be ninety-eight percent right. ‘Only ninety-eight percent?’ I hear you all asking. If you’re wondering where you lost that two percent, don’t […]

AMAZING NEWS: 2/5/2023

Star Wars, 2001, Orwell, Huxley, Scalzi, Langford, Madle, Shvartsman, Babylon 5, Brin – you know what to do.

The Big Idea: S.B. Divya

Today — finally! — we tackle the actual meaning of life! No one has ever done this before in the history of the world! Or, perhaps, no one has done it quite like S.B. Divya […]

Futuropolis – FULL (short) MOVIE

A mixed-media animated Sci-Fi parody made by Steve Segal and Phil Trumbo, back in the pre-computer days. It was made in Richmond Va, with the help of lots of volunteering friends. I was one of […]

Fantasy

GRRM – Lost and Found

“You can buy anything you might desire from Gray Alys.   But it is better not to.” Those were the opening words of my short story “In the Lost Lands,” first published in the DAW anthology […]

Novedades de enero 3

OBITUARIO El escritor, poeta y guionista de cine y televisión cubano Chely Lima falleció este domingo en Miami a los 66 años. Según refieren amistades cercanas a este diario, el escritor padecía una enfermedad autoinmune […]

One Frame at a Time

I have been trying to write this article since the year began. With the news released today that Guillermo del Toro’s stop motion animated masterpiece Pinocchio is nominated for best animated film, I felt like […]

Novedades de Enero 2

LIBROS La Corporación Eugenio Espejo de Ecuador ha publicado el libro último del gran Fernando Naranjo Espinoza, titulado “Los custodios de la piedra”. Este libro cuenta con un prólogo de nuestro blogger Iván Rodrigo Mendizábal […]

MOVIE REVIEW: BLACK ADAM

Dwayne (“The Rock” at one time) Johnson has long wanted to play Black Adam in a movie. Unfortunately, he is not well served by the move he got. Read Steve’s opinion on this mess of a wanna-be blockbuster.

Science

Biobot: courtesy of Yongdeok Kim

Morning of the Remote Controlled Biobot

An Interview with Dr. Rashid Bashir (This interview was conducted by Andrew Hiller for Amazing Stories on January 27, 2023 and is the first in the Living in the Land of Science Fiction Series.) Hiller From […]

US Certifies First Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

The design is courtesy of Oregon-based NuScale Power, which has been working to certify a small modular reactor (SMR) design since 2007. At the NuScale’s core are up to 12 power modules, or natural circulation […]

Scientists Have Successfully Reversed Aging in Mice

We’ve recently made some major strides toward understanding and managing aging on a larger scale. In 2022 alone, scientists found ways to predict a person’s lifespan, use fecal microbiota to “restore” youth in rodents, and make human […]