AMAZING NEWS 5-4-14 May the Fourth Be With You

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Tomorrow, May 5th, Amazing Stories will reprint its second FuturesPastEditions Amazing Stories Classic Reprint – I, Robot by Ray Bradbury.  Accompanied by an introduction from FPE’s editor, JM Stine.


Haffner Press Offers Williamson B-Day Specials
Night Shade Books Kindle Deal
SF Concatenation Publishes Russian Award Info
East Coast Black Age of Comic Convention
Phoenix Pick for May


Politics Belongs In SF:  Foz Meadows
We Need Diverse Books; More; More
Are Midichlorians Gender Biased?


bastionBastion Science Fiction Magazine Launches Second Issue
Hip Hop Family Tree Comic
HBO Takes the Spoiler Throne
Concept Art For Terminator Reboot
Jodorowky’s Dune Documentary
Made Up Languages
Lovecraftian Rock Opera Music Video (Via Arkham Horror Book Club)
Obama Takes the Iron Throne


Happy 106th Birthday Jack Williamson! (Whose first story was published in Amazing Stories) Haffner Press Celebrates With Special Offer
Juanita Coulson Wins DUFF
bob hoskinsBob Hoskins 1942-2014
Al Feldstein 1925-2014
Comic Conventions Are Like Going To the Mall


Ann Leckie’s Debut Novel Ancillary Justice Wins Clarke Award
Detcon1 Finalists For YA & Middle Grade Speculative Fiction Award
Baen Announces New Fantasy Award
Judges Announced For Andre Norton Award
Rondo Hatten Award Voting Ends Today
Prix Aurora Boreal




John C. Wright Leaves SFWA
Cool Fonts
Hodder’s Announces SFF Classics Imprint


New Space Suit – Stylin’
History of Space Suits
Blood Moon/Eclipse Time Lapse (Via Biff Thiele)
Ganymede May Already Have Its Farmers In the Sky
Bus-Sized NEA
Night Sky Events For May


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Happy 106th Birthday JACK WILLIAMSON! (b. April 29, 1908)
  We posted this to the Haffner Press Facebook page on April 29th, but we’re still recovering from recent travels as well as exhibiting at the Windy City Pulp & Paper Convention, so please forgive the lateness of our sharing this info.Williamson                                                           Lectureship                                                           flyer  On April 2nd, at the 2014 Jack Williamson Lectureship,Eastern New Mexico University held readings from the fiction of Jack Williamson. To celebrate Jack Williamson’s 106th birthday, and to help spread the word about the work of this wonderful writer, Haffner Press is announcing its First. Ever. SALE!

Between now and May 9th, we are offering the following two books at 50% with FREE SHIPPING!!*  That’s $90 worth of books for $45. 

50% off                                                           two Jack                                                           Williamson                                                           booksSEVENTY-FIVE: THE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY OF A SCIENCE FICTION PIONEER (celebrating JW’s 75 years of publishing) and THE WORLDS OF JACK WILLIAMSON: A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE(commemorating JW’s 100th birthday in 2008). Both volumes are over 600 pages each and contain an amazing selection of classic stories, modern tales, and together—eight NEW and previously unpublished stories (including a collaboration with Edmond Hamilton)!

Never to be repeated, this sale is a a great chance to get some great stories at a great price. Let us influence your buying decision with the following motivators:
• Reading Copy – treat yourself!
• Gift – treat one or more friends!
• Investment – have you seen out-of-print prices for Haffner Press titles?!?!?
• Library Donation – buy copies for your local libraries (might be tax-deductible), or have them contact us before May 9th and we’ll make sure they get in on the sale.

** Only want one of the two titles? No problem — the ordering links are set to offer the 50% discount on one or both books!

Meanwhile, these three Jack Williamson titles are in SHORT SUPPLY.  FYI, Jack Williamson was recently nominated for a 1939 Retro Hugo Award for BEST NOVEL of 1938 for THE LEGION OF TIME.  Outside of the original serialization in three issues ofAstounding Stories, SPIDER ISLAND is the only place to read the original text of this ground-breaking adventure of multiple/possible time-streams.


Spider                                                           Island Williamson                                                           Lectureship                                                           Book In Memory                                                           of Wonders                                                           Child

*Free shipping via Media Mail in the Continental USA (AK, HI, and Int’l customers please contact us for shipping rates.

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22nd of April 2014



Moon has spent his life hiding what he is – a shape-shifter able to transform himself into a winged creature of flight. An orphan with only vague memories of his own kind, Moon tries to fit in among the tribes of his river valley, with mixed success. Just as Moon is once again cast out by his adopted tribe, he discovers a shape-shifter like himself… someone who seems to know exactly what he is, who promises that Moon will be welcomed into his community. What this stranger doesn’t tell Moon is that his presence will tip the balance of power… read more





Just to let you know that we have the Russian Roskon Awards now up on the summer edition (we don’t think any other English language SF site has these)

Ditto the Mir Fantastika listings

Ditto the Bastkon Awards


In about 2 weeks it goes down.
Find your equilibrium at the 2014 East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention! Bring your costume, your artwork, your story ideas, or your pa…ECBACC -East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention

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Dear Readers,This month we bring you three great deals (plus the absolutely free ebook for May).

First, we have the latest mixed bundle sale of books where you buy the bundle for whatever price you want (nominal minimums apply). This month we are featuring a work by George R. R. Martin (author of A Game of Thrones), plus a true classic, Dark Universe by Daniel F. Galouye.

Check it out!

The May issue of Galaxy’s Edge is now live (free online). It has some great stories, including ones by Robert Silverberg, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, David Brin and a brand new story by Nancy Kress (plus new material by up-and-coming authors Tina Gower, Tom Gerencer, and Alex Shvartsman).

This month we also introduce a new feature … an interview with a noteworthy SF/Fantasy individual. May’s issue has an interview with Gene Wolfe (by Joy Ward, who joins our regular contributing staff).

Finally, we are also now offering paper subscriptions for those of you who prefer a more traditional mode of reading.

Galaxy’s Edge Issue 8 (May 2014)Free for online viewing



1. Buy Paper Edition from  or $6.99.

2. Buy Single Issue for Download (Direct) $3.99
PDF    EPub/Nook    Mobi/Kindle
Click here for past issues

3. Buy from or $3.99


As you know, last month we changed the mechanics of how we distribute our free ebook and we are continuing the coupon-free way of doing things.

Ebook of the Month—MayThe Warlock In Spite of Himself by Christopher Stasheff

The book that started a 14-volume series

Book One of the Warlock of Gramarye series.

Rod Gallowglass is a man of science who does not believe in magic.

Gramarye is a world of witches and warlocks. Of strange abilities and phenomena. A world where society mirrors Earth’s own Middle Ages, and a world headed for doom.

Rod Gallowglass must become a part of the local fabric to save the world from both itself and external forces that threaten its existence. But to do so, he must put aside his own convictions and beliefs, and become a warlock, in spite of himself.

A grand adventure mixing science fiction with elements of fantasy, this is the book that launched a whole series (fourteen books and counting).

To get your book, look for the link on our online catalogue page (under the cover art, as usual) or go directly to

BUT WAIT, there’s MORE.

Get The Warlock in Spite of Himself PLUS two sequels for one low price.


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