Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the opportunity to peek inside the minds of the ASM bloggers to […]
Gary Dalkin is freelance editor and an independent writing consultant, working with writers at all stages of their careers, from those who have not yet been published or are just getting started, to established names and award winners. He has contributed to every issue of Writing Magazine, the UK’s best-selling magazine for writers, since 1999. […]
Gary Dalkin completes his survey of the books he read in 2014
Over the last decade Nina Allan has established herself as one of the UK’s most imaginative and compelling writers. In this extensive two part interview she talks to Gary Dalkin for Amazing Stories about a wide range of subjects, including her debut novel, The Race.
Gary Dalkin looks back on the state of science fiction as another summer of massive budget SF and fantasy spectacles draws to a close. It seems this summer may have been a little better than those of late. The latest Michael Bay atrocity aside, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and Godzilla received enthusiastic receptions and almost everyone loved Guardians of the Galaxy, which achieved the near impossible feat of pleasing fans, delighting general audiences and entering the popular culture as a new phenomenon in its own right.
This week the UK London listings and entertainment guide Time Out published part of an on-going series of genre by genre features on the 100 Best Films. The current one is ‘The 100 best sci-fi movies’. Gary Dalkin takes a look…
Gary Dalkin reviews Daphne du Maurier’s 1976 collection Echoes From The Macabre: Selected Stories. Which as the title suggests, is a reprint collection focusing on some of du Maurier’s more horrific tales.
Nova Swing (2006) won both the Arthur C. Clarke and the Philip K. Dick Awards and was nominated for the Campbell and British Fantasy Awards. Gary Dalkin looks back at this true space oddity.
Gary Dalkin reviews the novel that gave the author of Old Man’s War – John Scalzi – his start.
Two reviews in one as Gary Dalkin takes us in to the worlds of horror and the weird and reviews a novella and a short story collection by James Everington.
Gary Dalkin interviews a new master of Horror, author of The Other Room, Falling Over and The Shelter.
Gary Dalkin interviews one of the hardest working editors in the UK – Jonathan Oliver
Gary Dalkin rounds up novels that feature cities at the end of time.
Gary Dalkin reviews an unusual Jenna Louise Coleman set of performances – The Time of the Doctor back-to-back (ion the BBC) with Death Comes To Pemberley
Gary Dalkin reviews Cloud Atlas and Skyfall and talks about the homogenization of American cinema.
Gary Dalkin reviews a novel that wants to be – ought to be – a movie
Fabien highlights the highlights for our French readersa.
This week we continue to name names, highlighting links to the folks who bring us the news.
We’re going into a second printing for our fifth issue!
What’s Amazing? Find out here!
A complete summary of Amazing Stories’ first year’s content (words; art work next), including eligibility notices and links to most author’s websites & blogs.
Revealing the contents of the very next issue of Amazing Stories!
We published works eligible for 2018 awards. Here’s a round-up of those works and people who we hope you give some consideration to.
A full reveal of the Winter 2018 issue of Amazing Stories, shipping this coming week!
Contents of the upcoming Winter 2018 issue of Amazing Stories and some thoughts on trademarks..
Are genre franchises short-changing SF fans?
Popular articles to appear in Amazing Stories in July, with introductions in French.
An interview with Cherith Baldry, one of the contributors to the anthology Improbable Botany.
I have recently edited a new anthology of science fiction and fantasy stories about fantastical flora. The book, Improbable Botany, features authors who between them have won the Arthur C Clarke, British Science Fiction Association, John W. Campbell Memorial, Philip K. Dick, Nebula and Prometheus Awards, and been nominated for many more. The writers are: […]
A preview of the art by Jonathan Burton