SPECIAL NOTE: Starting October 5th, Amazing Stories will begin publication of the fiction comprising its Special Edition issue. Here is the schedule of release:
Jeremy Lichtman (“Bob the Hipster Knight”); October 5 Alex Shvartsman (“How Gaia and the Guardian Saved the World”); October 12 Vince Liberato (“Parental Guidance Recommended”); October 19 Stephen Power (“The Sounding Cataract”); October 26 Karen Skovmand (“The Mesmerist”); November 2 Trent Walters (“Awake the Snorting Citizens With the Bell”); November 9 James Gordon Harper (“A Clean Start”) ; November 16 Matt Downer (“The Size of the Fight”); November 22 Stuart Barton (“Lost Phoenixes”); November 23 Sean Monaghan (“Penny of Tharsis Montes”); November 24
We will be publishing two additional stories in addition to those Gernsback award winning stories:
Kermit Woodall (“We’re all Here in the Future”); November 30 David Gerrold (“The Great Milo”); December 7
And to complete the issue we have some non-fiction articles by Michael A. Burstein and Steven H Silver, and an editorial.
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You’ve listened in on Trish, Dave, and Corey spin wild ideas for the show; you’ve pored over casting choices (living actors only, or should we resort to necromancy to achieve our ends?) and debated plot arcs; slowly, the SilmFilm project has taken purely theoretical, never-to-be-actually-filmed shape—and the process has been undiluted fun!
Now, in a special Silmarillion Film Project discussion in honour of Signum’s fall fundraiser, on Monday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Dr. Corey Olsen will be joined by Ted Nasmith for a wide-ranging chat on visualizing the Silmarillion. They plan to be touching on many of the sets and characters and scenes from Seasons 1 and 2 of the SilmFilm Project, and they will also be taking questions and comments from the audience, so make sure you grab a seat today!
Ted Nasmith, as many of you will already know, is a wonderful painter who worked with Christopher Tolkien on the art for the illustrated Silmarillion (you can find his Tolkien art here). We’re thrilled to have him and can’t wait to get talking SilmFilm with him.
“There is nothing in this world that I enjoy more than holding a brand new book, flipping through its pages, shoving my nose in there and smelling whatever the hell that smell is that’s inside a book. My kids make fun of me all the time. ‘Dad, why are you smelling that book? Again?'” Author James Dashner writes about the books that you love so much that you’re compelled to buy more than one copy, stocking up on illustrated editions, versions with different cover art, or just to have an extra copy to lend out to friends. Dashner offers five examples of this kind of special book-from authors like Frank Herbert, Madeleine L’Engle, and J.R.R. Tolkien, among others-let us know which books you’ve bought more than once in the comment section!
sets the scene with a look back at the character’s origins , the elements that set Cage apart from other comic book heroes, plus major story arcs, changes, and developments over the years. From his roots in Blaxploitation and the realities of gritty, grimy 70s New York to his present-day incarnation (played by Mike Colter in the new series), Luke Cage has always been one of Marvel’s most fascinating and down-to-earth characters: a regular guy looking out for the little people.
Many first-time viewers, accustomed to modern serialized shows like Game of Thrones or Orphan Black, might find it difficult to adjust to Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s liberal use of the “reset button” -the storytelling approach which allowed the characters to start each episode anew, usually untouched by the events or after-effects of the previous episodes. But, as Alvaro Zinos-Amaro explains, the reset button (and the behind-the-scenes motives for taking this approach to the series’ continuity) is arguably one reason for TNG‘s success in a number of ways…
This week’s original fiction is a standalone short story by N. K. Jemisin, author of The Fifth Season , the winner of this year’s Hugo Award for Best Novel! In “The City Born Great” New York City is about to go through a few changes. Like all great metropolises before it, when a city gets big enough, old enough, it must be born; but there are ancient enemies who cannot tolerate new life. Thus New York will live or die by the efforts of a reluctant midwife … and how well he can learn to sing the city’s mighty song.
In the wake of the historic Paris climate accord, the effects of climate change are more apparent than ever, manifesting in extreme weather events and alarming disruptions to human and non-human life. We need stories that help us grapple with the ramifications of a changing climate for communities around the globe, from remote islands and lush wetlands to bustling metropolitan cities.
ASU’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative is proud to announce the publication of Everything Change, an anthology of climate fiction featuring 12 stories from our 2016 Climate Fiction Short Story Contest, plus a foreword from science fiction legend Kim Stanley Robinson and an interview with Paolo Bacigalupi, renowned author of climate fiction novels like The Water Knife andThe Windup Girl.
Everything Change is free to download, read, and share in PDF and EPUB formats at the Imagination and Climate Futures website. It is also available for free in EPUB format at the Apple iBooks and Kobo digital book stores, and will soon be available from Barnes & Noble’s Nook store.
Let’s have a contest. Oops, sorry, already had one. This being Halloween month, we at Quantum Muse sponsored a Horror contest. Come and read, if you dare. The October, 2016 issue of Quantum Muse is now up at www.quantummuse.com.
This month we feature the art of: Leszek Kostuj
following is a list of this months Horror winners.