AMAZING News – 9/29/13

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Fantastic Fiction at the KGB Bar Features Caitlín R. Kiernan and Michael Cisco
Can-Con Correction


“Starships Were Meant To Fly, Hands Up and Touch the Sky…

Must Watch This New SF Anthem, video by Bironic

George Takei!  (Do You Need More Than That?  George Conducts the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra!) (Via SF Signal)
Tangent Online OTR Presents X Minus One
twelve_tomorrows_cover (2)Twelve Tomorrows Anthology from MIT Technology Review
Vintage Movie Posters
Vintage Comics (Including early issues of Amazing Stories) via Vintage Paperbacks Yahoo Group
The Last Unicorn Tour Schedule
Does SF Have ANY Redeeming Qualities?
Six_Guns_and_Spaceships.17Six Guns & Spaceships From Pro Se Debuts
Paul Levinson’s The Consciousness Plague Released
Book Bale Coming Soon:  Name Your Own Price
James Gun Interview (Podcast)


Tackling Rape Culture (Video)
Non-Anglocentric Views of SF
Boobs Are Complicated
More On Women In SF


One of THE BEST Things You Will Read About Fandom This Year (via File 770)
Youthanizing SFF
H.G. Wells Invented EVERYTHING
Konsplosion Con Report
Bjo Trimble Probably Disagrees with This Take On Trek
“Let Me Tell You About Pain”…GOG Brings Back Ellison’s Game
LoneStarCon Wrap Up Report
Fans:  Drop Dead
Neon Galaxy Con


SF/F Emmy Award Nominees


Move Over Damon:  The Pope Emeritus Is Pointing At Richard Dawkins and Saying ‘Science Fiction’
Support Strange Horizons
Support the Black Science Fiction Society
Wendig Whomps Publishers
Paul Levinson on Media (Video)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch  On Rights Grabs


Better Stop Procrastinating – You’ve Only Got 1.75 Billion Years Left
Good Thing They’ve Found Water On Mars…
New Form of Matter – Light Sabers Next.  When Do They Find the Midi-Chlorians?
Ahhh.  So It Was Gregory Benford’s Fault!
Linguist Reads A Story In Proto Indo-European (Audio)


FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel

Wednesday October 16th

KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street (just off 2nd Ave, upstairs.)
New York, NY

Caitlín R. Kiernan’s most recent novel, The Drowning Girl: A Memoir, has received the Bram Stoker and James Tiptree, Jr. awards, as well as nominations for the Nebula, British Fantasy, Mythopoeic, Locus, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards. Her short fiction has been collected in numerous volumes, including Tales of Pain and Wonder, A is for Alien, Confessions of a Five-Chambered Heart, and The Ape’s Wife and Other Stories. In 2011, Subterranean Press released Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlín R. Kiernan (Volume One). Born in Ireland, raised in the Deep South, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Michael Cisco is the author of numerous novels including The Divinity Student (winner of the International Horror Writers Guild Award for Best First Novel) The Tyrant and The Great Lover His short fiction has been published in The Thackery T. Lambshead Guide to Eccentric and Discredited Diseases Thackery T. Lambshead’s Cabinet of Curiosities Blood and Other Cravings Black Wings, Weird Fiction Review, and most recently in The Grimscribe’s Puppets and Shadow’s Edge anthologies. He has also published critical essays on Lovecraft, William S. Burroughs, Iranian author Sadegh Hedayat, and Gilles Deleuze. His latest novel, entitled Member, is about to be published by Chomu Press.
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Please note that we made mistake in our press release of September 23rd which has caused some confusion about press passes. The release was titled:
Free Press Pass Offer for CAN*CON 2013

Our new policy, which supersedes the previous policy, is the following:

If you are a member of the Professional Press, you will be granted free admission at CAN*CON 2013 by displaying your press pass, or business card indicating your affiliation/station/newspaper/etc. at the Registration desk.

If you have questions, please contact us at

CAN*CON is Ottawa’s premier literary celebration of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. This year we are also hosting the Canadian National Science Fiction awards, the Auroras. CAN*CON takes place October 4th through 6th at the Minto Suites Hotel, 185 Lyon Street North, in Downtown Ottawa.

Please see our website for the latest updates and press releases


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