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Amazing Stories has been delivering fantastic, outrageous, out of this world fiction since 1926 – and it’s still going strong!
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Amazing Stories is First in Science Fiction, being published since 1926 and, with only a few brief interruptions, is still publishing ground-breaking science fiction 95 years on!
Our quarterly magazine is available in both print and electronic – and all previously published issues are available for back order:
Our very First issue! This is Volume 76, #1, Whole Number 614 (614 issues of this magazine since 1926!) and sees the return of Captain Future with Allen Steele’s Captain Future in Love. The Amazing Stories Fall 2018 issue includes work by:
Drew Hayden Taylor
Amazing Stories, is back in print after an absence of more than a decade! This relaunch of the iconic first science fiction magazine is packed full of exciting science fiction, fantasy, and articles, all in a beautiful package featuring eye-catching illustrations and cartoons.The Amazing Stories Winter 2018 issue (the 615th issue since 1926) Includes work by:
Allen M. Steele
Gary Dalkin • Jack Clemons
Marina J. Lostetter
Daniel M. Kimmel
G. Scott Huggins
Vonnie Winslow Crist
Marc A. Criley Matthew Timmins
Rosemary Claire Smith
Tanya Karen Gough
Elsa M. Carruthers
M. J. Moores
S. P. Somtow • R. S. Belcher • Liz Westbrook-Trenholm • T. B. Jeremiah • Bud Sparhawk • Wendy Nikel • Matthew Hughes • Sandra Kasturi • Shirley Meier • Jack McDevitt • Sally McBride • S. L. Saboviec • Paul Levinson • Amber Royer • Adam-Troy Castro • Dave Creek • Jack Clemons • Paul Di Filippo • Lawrence Watt-Evans
Steve Davidson • Darrell Schweitzer • Marie Vibbert • Tom Jolly • Bo Balder • Ellen Denton • D. K. & Jeffrey Blair Latta • Sam Asher • Lindsey Duncan • Laura Davy • Gunnar de Winter
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Curt Newton and his crew of interplanetary troubleshooters, the Futuremen, respond to an emergency aboard a giant orbital colony above Venus … the very place where Curt, as a lonely teenage boy, met and fell in love with the first girl he ever met.Ashi Lanyr was a thief, but the most precious thing she ever stole was young Curt’s heart. Curt never forgot her, not even after he grew up to become Captain Future, the protector of justice in the 24th century. Yet the past can return in unexpected ways, and even a hero isn’t immune to memories of his first great love.
SWASHBUCKLING ACTION, PERILOUS ADVENTURE, AND A LADY TO DIE FOR … ALL IN THE RETURN OF A SPACE LEGEND!
At the edge of the Solar System, CAPTAIN FUTURE and the Futuremen discover a plot of interstellar proportions as they confront THE GUNS OF PLUTO.“Cold Hell” was what they called the Sputnik Planitia Penal Colony on Pluto: the toughest, deadliest penitentiary in all of space, a lock-up so remote and forbidding that it was built within an immense iceberg and is guarded by a race of cannibals. Considered escape-proof, Cold Hell was where the worst of the worst were sent, never to be dealt with again…until now.The mysterious Black Pirate has returned, in one swift move blowing open the cell block doors and taking hostages. He’s made demands for the liberation of his hostages, demands only one man can fulfill: Curt Newton, the adventurer known as Captain Future. Strap in for the second installment of an epic space adventure by multiple Hugo Award-winning author ALLEN STEELE as he reinvents one of the classic Golden Age heroes of science fiction, Edmond Hamilton’s CAPTAIN FUTURE.
ADRIFT IN THE SEA OF SOULS — they call themselves travelers, hopping from body to body, from life to life, but in reality they are body-snatchers. Who are they and what do they want from the stranger who fell into their world? (First publication!) THE WHITE PIANO — In a locked away room, hidden under a sheet, rests a faded old piano. In its glory days it was dazzling white with gold trim, but now in war-torn England, its paint is gray and peeling. No one is allowed to go near it, but sometimes after midnight, a lonely little girl still hears beautiful music. (Reprinted from The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.) JACOB IN MANHATTAN — A sequel chapter to the award-winning horror novel, Jacob, this savage novella shows how dangerous it can be to enrage a vampire. Not recommended for the squeamish or anyone under thirty, contains some graphic sex and violence. Don’t read this at bedtime. (First publication!)
In 2020, protesting citizens issued the cry to “defund the police.” But what does that mean? We challenged science fiction authors the world over to give us their vision of a world without police and fair systems of justice. In this collection you’ll find eleven stories showing alternate forms of law enforcement and criminal justice spread across near future, alternate realities and different worlds. Explore places where everyone in the community takes a part to bring justice to killers and citizens step into the role of Mr. Rogers to be good neighbors and resolve disputes. Find worlds where the errant are helped to redemption and a future where a modern angst-ridden cop’s mind is blown.
This anthology shows you what “defund the police” can look like. We invite you to take a journey into social landscapes you may not have thought possible.
and COMING SOON
CAPTAIN FUTURE, THE GREATEST HERO OF SCIENCE FICTION’S PULP ERA, RETURNS IN A NEW STORY BY HUGO AND HEINLEIN AWARD WINNING AUTHOR ALLEN STEELE! Get set for the third installment of Edmond Hamilton’s Captain Future reborn, the new adventures by award winning author Allen Steele!
Only 500 copies of the signed and numbered limited edition comic have been printed.
The story of bringing this comic to market is a tale unto itself (soon to be a major motion picture).
Order now (the book is completed, signed and numbered, backed, and bagged and ready to go.
BEST OF THE YEAR ANTHOLOGY SERIES in partnership with Futures Past Editions
A unique collection of classic science fiction tales selected from the first year of the very first science fiction magazine. 1926 was a very good year, at least for speculative fiction, as this anthology proves. “The Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology” is the first of a year-by-year showcasing of the best stories selected from each year of the publication’s celebrated history. Our 1926 selection presents work by such distinguished practitioners of the craft as multiple Hugo Award winner Murray Leinster, Gernsback Award winners H. G. Wells, G. Peyton Wertenbaker and A. Hyatt Verrill, screen writer Curt Siodmak, the controversial Austin Hall, and others. Stories include “The Runaway Skyscraper,” “Whispering Ether,” “The Man from the Atom,” “The Eggs from Lake Tanganyika,” “In the Abyss,” “Through the Crater’s Rim,” and more. To be followed by the “Best of Amazing Stories: the 1926 Anthology.”
1927 was a banner year for Amazing Stories. For Amazing’s second year, Gernsback knew he would have to find more new writers with up-to-date science fictional ideas. And in 1927, Gernsback succeeded in spades, introducing not only a bumper crop of new authors and fresh stories, but also four brand spanking new tropes, to the nascent world of science fiction. The 1927 Amazing Stories was also the first publication to introduce the work of the now-legendary fantasist H. P. Lovecraft to a mass audience. Though often mistaken as a writer of supernatural fiction, Lovecraft was actually a science fiction author, whose famed evil gods—the Great Old Ones such as Cthulhu, Azathoth, Yog-Sothoth, and Nyarlathotep—were not gods at all, but highly advanced aliens inspired by Lovecraft’s readings of the new discoveries of Eddington, Einstein, and other early 20th century scientists.
1928 was Amazing Stories third year and the best yet for a magazine that was improving with leaps and bounds each issue. This best of the year compilation is headlined by Jack Williamson, Edmond Hamilton, Clare Winter Harris, David H. Keller MD, Miles J. Breuer MD, and other greats of early science fiction. Plus stunning illustrations by the pioneer and genius of science fiction art, Frank R. Paul. Here you will find Comet Doom, a feature novel and intergalactic extravaganza, by a man who was already one of science fiction’s leading stars, Edmond Hamilton (which concludes this anthology).
“A delightful find … anthology series that attempts to collect the early days of perhaps the greatest SF magazine, Amazing Stories, the Grand Old Lady of the pulps. The editors also include the interior illustrations, including work by Frank R. Paul and F. S. Hynd.” –Black Gate magazine The newest volume of this widely-acclaimed anthology series showcases memorable stories from the pens of the era’s most celebrated authors: Clare Winger Harris and Miles J. Breuer, MD, give birth to “A Baby on Neptune,” a tale whose conceptualization and execution had no parallel until Cyril Kornbluth and Judith Merril’s 1951 Mars Child (AKA Outpost Mars). Miles J. Breuer, MD presents one of his patented mind-stretchers, “The Captured Cross-Section,” which manages to combine science, adventure and romance without even straining. G. Peyton Wertenbaker takes us into “The Chamber of Life,” possibly the first ever tale of virtual reality, which sf critic Sam Moskowitz cited for its “stylistic finish, sophistication and subtlety”.
Amazing Stories was coming into its own in the early 1930s, and the first year of the decade offered many of early science fiction enduring masterworks—Louise Taylor Hansen’s Einsteinian themed “The Prince Of Liars,” G. Peyton Wertenbaker’s dimensional journey “The Ship That Turned Aside,” Edmond Hamilton’s deconstruction of sf, “The Man who Saw the Future,” Merab Eberle’s still fresh meditation on immortality “The Mordant,” Miles J. Breuer, M.D.’s mind-blowing exposition of conceptual breakthrough, “The Gostak And The Doshes,” A. Hyatt Verrill’s saucy scientific detective tale, “The Feathered Detective,” Jack Williamson’s hilarious seend-up of E. R. Burroughs, “The Cosmic Express,” Charles Cloukey’s scientific snare, “Rhythm,” David H. Keller, M.D.’s much stolen by movies and tv, “The Ivy War,” and Leslie Francis Stone’s scientific take on fairy lore, “Through The Veil.” Plus an insightful introduction discussing the state of magazine science fiction in 1930, the best stories in each issue, the background of Amazing Stories’ new artist Leo Morey, and more. And as always, all the original illustrations and blurbs.
1931 saw the U.S. and the rest of the world sunk low, despairing in the depths of the Great Depression. But there was rejoicing at Amazing Stories because all and all, story for story, 1931 was Amazing’s best year ever. Among them, the now classic works we have chosen for this anthology: “Prima Donna 1980,” a dazzling story of art, ambition, tragedy, business, television, and song, filled with very human characters, that inevitably reminds one of C.L. Moore’s “No Woman Born.” Written by Bernard Brown, a motion picture sound technician, Bleiler rates “Prima Donna 1980,” as “one of the best stories” in the history of Amazing. Patrick Dutton’s masterpiece of style, “The Beautiful Bacillus,” a unique work straddling the line between humor and tragedy.
“A fairly good time capsule of sf starting to become a genre of its own, and “Amazing Stories” in particular. ,,, for the pulp fiction fan, this will be an interesting and fun read And all of 1926’s covers are reprinted on this anthology’s back cover.” –Amazon review. 1940 was an important year for Amazing Stories—and for its new editor, Raymond A. Palmer. For Palmer it was the culmination of his dream to create a stable of new science fiction writers for Amazing, the way John W. Campbell Jr. had done two years earlier with such spectacular success at Astounding Stories. Palmer gathered Don Wilcox, Robert Moore Williams, the highly underrated Rog Phillips, David Wright O’Brien, David Vern Reed (of Batman fame), Chester. S. Geier, the Livingston brothers (Herbert and Berkeley), Leroy Yerxa, Frances Deegan, Richard S. Shaver, and others quite popular then but of lesser fame today. He also opened his pages to anything such important authors as Ray Bradbury, Nelson S. Bond, Eando Binder, and Robert Bloch cared to write, 1940 was the year it all came together for Ray Palmer.
“A fairly good time capsule of sf starting to become a genre of its own, and “Amazing Stories” in particular. ,,, for the pulp fiction fan, this will be an interesting and fun read And all of 1926’s covers are reprinted on this anthology’s back cover.” –Amazon review. Despite so many authors being off at the front fighting WW2, 1943 was a pretty good year for Amazing Stories. At the start of 1944, when readers traditionally wrote in to select their best-of-the-year lists, the most frequently cited were: “The Machine,” “The Devil’s Planet,” “Me – the People,” “When the Darkness Came,” “War Worker 17,” “The Powerful Pipsqueak,” “Daughter of Destiny,” “The Degenerate Mr. Smith,” “The Pacifist of Hell’s Island,” “Rats in the Belfry,” “Carbon-Copy Killer,” “The Chameleon Man,” “Enigma of the City,” “The Lost Warship,” and “Pop Gun.” In this special Retro Hugo collection, which contains many of the aforementioned favorites, which we agree are worthy of award consideration. “A fantastic collection of top of the line scifi adventures from a time when they were written by the very best.” -Ralph Greco, Jr., Amazon 5-Star review.
AMAZING STORIES CLASSICS – Great Novels from the magazines past (in partnership with Futures Past Editions
“A superb tale that every lover of science fiction will want to have around. Completely off-trail science fiction—and highly recommended therefore.” -Galaxy Science Fiction This amazingly prophetic 1931 novel, which some say inspired Flowers for Algernon (on which the film Charlie was based), is easily the best novel Hugo Gernsback ever published in Amazing Stories. “In the unbelievably short period of six years, from 1924 to 1930, John Taine (Professor Eric Temple Bell of California Institute of Technology) drove himself to a unique .position in the science fiction world through the outrageously daring flights of the imagination which are the Taine trademark. Seeds of Life is top-notch Taine. The theme is biological—the sources of life, and of the forces which mold life. – Analog Science Fiction.”
Homer Eon Flint was a highly regarded writer of mystery-and-suspense-filled science fiction during the earliest years of the 20th century. Analog hails Flint as one of the field’s “lost masters.” Science fiction historian and critic, Sam Moskowitz, concurs, describing Flint’s work as “filled with cosmic concept and brilliant imagination,” which “readers of a philosophic turn of mind will.” And The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction praises “his deep interest in the emergence of behavioral and historical patterns from various political and social philosophies.” While sf historian Mike Ashley describes his work as “Remarkable [with] a depth of unbridled imagination … teeming with super-scientific concepts.” Flint’s bravura novel, The Nth Man, showcases all these elements—suspenseful mystery, sociological themes, and brilliant imagination—plus a humanistic compassion almost unprecedented for its era.
FACSIMILE EDITIONS of Classic issues of the magazine: faithful reproductions of original issues from the magazines past – including original art, letters and ads
This is a complete page-by-page replica of the legendary 1927 Amazing Stories Annual, produced by Hugo Gernsback. Few copies the 1927 Annual survive today—in fact, one of the original issues recently sold on eBay for over $350. It featured one of Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom novels, The Master-Mind of Mars, in its first appearance anywhere. It was especially written for Amazing Stories and features eleven illustrations from the grandfather of science fiction art,, Frank R. Paul, who produced some of his finest illustrative work ever. The annual also featured two stories from the opposite end of th science fiction spectrum fans had been begging Gernsback to reprint: A. Merritt’s best short novel, “The Face in the Abyss,” and his celebrated short, “The People of the Pit,” again with Paul’s inimitable illustrations. Merritt was considered the finest U.S. science fiction writer of the time (a position confirmed in 1999 when he was inducted posthumously into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame). The annual also featured Austin Hall’s celebrated “The Man Who Saved the Earth,” A. Hyatt Verrill’s “The Man who Could Vanish,” a straight-faced jape from the distinguished ethnologist; and “Under the Knife,” an incomparable story by the incomparable H.G. Wells. This replica reprint is an essential addition to any fan’s library.
A complete book-length sf novel of an interstellar lawyer-sleuth at work on a case of Murder in Space by Batman author, and Deadshot creator, David V. Reed; plus cosmic stories and novelettes by award winning writers like Ray Bradbury, Edmond Hamilton, Emil Petaja, and more – along with all the original illustrations, editorials, letter columns, and back of the magazine advertisements – in this keepsake page by page reproduction of the May 1940s issue of the legendary pulp magazine Amazing Stories. If you are looking for the genuine pulp magazine experience here it is. Magazines from the Golden Age of the pulps sell for $100 and up each and are far beyond the price range of the average reader. That is why Experimenter Publishing Company is proud to present this new series of licensed replicas printed on high-quality paper for lasting value and selected from the best issues of Amazing Stories groundbreaking 90-year run. At last, modern readers can recapture the full pulp experience, for a modest price — without having to take out a mortgage on their home or bankrupt their savings accounts. A must for every science fiction library.
SCIENCE FICTION GOES TO WAR! Every Story By A Soldier Fighting In WWII. From the original 9-1944 editor’s introduction by Raymond A. Palmer: “Our editors believe this issue to be one of the most unusual we have ever presented; and we also believe it to be one of the finest Every story, every article (with one exception), every filler, every letter, a good proportion of the illustrations, and the front and back cover is by someone who is serving his country in the armed forces in one way or another! Readers, these fighting men are real men! When the chips are down, they’re holding a full house! When you’ve finished reading this issue you’ll understand the kind of spirit that will carry the beachheads of Europe and Japan no matter what the opposition! We take our hats off to the American fighting writer. He’s got what it takes!”. A rare pulp science fiction treasure, reprinted with all the original ads, articles, letters and every single page.
First-ever reprinting of this legendary double-length collection of the very best of Amazing Stories’ first three and a half decades. Features such classic tales as Eando Binder’s twice-televised “I, Robot”; Edgar Rice Burroughs’ immortal “John Carter and the Giant of Mars”; Philip Francis Nowlan’s first Buck Rogers story, “Armageddon: 2419 A.D.”; Edmond Hamilton’s haunting “Devolution”; Ray Bradbury’s groundbreaking “I, Rocket”; R. F. Starzl’s romantic “Out of the Sub-Universe” and more. Plus a very special memoir by Amazing Stories founder Hugo Gernsback on the events that led to the publication of the magazine’s first issue. Long considered a seminal anthology, this special reprint of Amazing Stories’ giant 35th Anniversary issue belongs on every fan’s bookshelf. As a bonus, this ebook edition contains the covers for each issue of Amazing Stories from which these stories were selected.
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