Amazing News Friday, February 15, 2013

Asteroid Fly-by
Futuredaze Anthology on Whatever
Doctor on the Enterprise Excerpt
OSC, Superman and the Boycott
Canadian Zombies
Amazing’s First Ad Partner
Cory Doctorow Signing in NH – Amazing to Videotape
Site Update Note
Later on today asteroid 2012 da14 will pass within 17,000 miles of YOU, me and everyone else on the planet, the closest flyby of an asteroid that has ever been recorded.  Here in the US we’ll be on the dayside during its closest approach.  Don’t forget to wave! has links to live viewing opportunities.

Our own Erin Underwood (on hiatus for programming duties at Boskone) has her co-edited anthology of YA science fiction featured on John Scalzi’s Whatever

The Big Idea: Hannah Strom-Martin & Erin Underwood Futuredaze. 

Check it out.

We’re featuring an excerpt and “concept #1” art from David Gerrold’s Doctor on the Enterprise today.

The “DC Drop OSC” movement has gained a bit of traction recently with several comic book stores vowing to not stock the title.  Huffpost has a decent roundup of the latest.

“Canada will never be a safe haven for Zombies!” Zombies are (finally!) being taken more seriously.  Watch as the Canadian Parliament vows to protect its citizens

Amazing Stories is pleased to be partnering with Apollocon 2013, a Houston Texas science fiction, fantasy and horror con. John DeNardo, publisher of SF Signal and our interview guest today will be the Guest of Honor. Amazing Stories will be carrying advertising for Apollocon in exchange for promotion in Apollocon’s program book.

Next week on February 24th, 2013, acclaimed author Cory Doctorow will be making an appearance at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord, NH. Amazing Stories will be on hand to tape the event and will be posting the video shortly after the conclusion of Cory’s visit.

Photo credit Paula Mariel Salischiker,

Cory Doctorow ( is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger — the co-editor of Boing Boing ( and the author of Tor Teen novels FOR THE WIN and the bestselling LITTLE BROTHER. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London.

Gibson’s bookstore is an independent store, participating in the Indiecommerce online purchasing program.

Cory will be appearing to talk about his latest novel Homeland, the sequel to the New York Time’s Bestseller Little Brother.

The good folks at Gibson’s & TOR sent along some fine promotional materials:

Cory Doctorow at Gibson's

Cory has been a friend to Amazing Stories, helping to spread the word through It is only fitting that we return the favor in some small measure. I’ll be picking up a copy of Homeland to go along with my copy of Little Brother. If you’re in the area, stop on by!

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