1. Futures Past Editions Books has now released the 2nd book in their AMAZING STORIES CLASSICS line – AMAZING STORIES THE 1926 ANTHOLOGY. This title is available in both print & Kindle editions and follows close on the heels of the updated reprint edition of AMAZING STORIES GIANT 35TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE (April, 1961) and will shortly be followed by AMAZING STORIES THE BEST OF 1927.
(Point Belaboring: Purchasing these books from Futures Past Editions directly supports Amazing Stories return as a regular periodical publisher of short fiction. Click the images.)
2. Frank R. Paul Amazing Stories Covers (46 of them published between 4/1926 & 6/1929) are being added to the Amazing Stories shop for purchase as posters and T-shirts. (See Point Belaboring Point above.)
3. The David Gerrold penned and Troy Boyle illustrated limited edition comic – A DOCTOR FOR THE ENTERPRISE – goes to press TOMORROW! Yes, 8/11/14 is a day that will live in infamy…or something. It certainly marks the end of a long and troubled trail, a path marked by pitfalls, deadly peril, heartbreak and even death! (Something tells me that if David, Troy and I were to write this up as a ‘making of’, it would sell more copies than the comic, which of course is limited to a print run of 500 signed and numbered copies, many (yes many) of which have already been spoken for. Fortunately, our memories tend to remember the good things and easily forget the pain and agonies that accompany great accomplishments. If this were a pulp magazine, it’s title would probably be TERRIFYING TALES OF UTTERLY STUBBORN PERSISTENCE. On a more modern newsstand, one can find the same magazine titled SLOG. Don’t get me wrong. We were extremely happy when we started this project and we’re extremely happy and excited now that it’s been put to bed. It’s just that middle part….
If you’ve not pre-ordered your copy and want to be assured of getting one of these special edition comics, go here and follow instructions.
(Yes. Re-read the Point Belaboring Point.)
4. We have added a page to our Shop for Futures Past Editions that gives direct access to their Amazing Stories Classics titles. Please check it out.
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A young man’s suicide. An elderly woman’s murder. A conspiracy stretching back decades. Dr. Jay Erlich’s life is perfect: a wife and children he loves; a successful career. But a call comes that changes everything. His troubled nephew, Evan, has killed himself and Jay’s brother is in despair. Jay flies to California to help out, and is soon convinced Evan’s death was no suicide. When his investigation takes him on a journey into his brother’s shady past, Jay finds himself caught up in a world of dangerous secrets and ruthless killers
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Welcome to the dollhouse, baby!
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On a daring quest to save a life, two friends are hurled into another world, where an evil sorceress seeks to enslave them. But then the lion Aslan’s song weaves itself into the fabric of a new land, a land that will be known as Narnia. And in Narnia, all things are possible.
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