News lite this week – but you wouldn’t want to miss anything in here!


It may only be August, but the traditional gift-giving holidays are fast approaching (especially if you’re in the retail trades, lol);  Amazing Stories has several products we think your genre loving gift recipients are going to love!

doctorcoversmallFirst Up: A Doctor For the Enterprise comic proofs have been approved and the final print run is being conducted.  Then the package goes off for signing.  These are limited in quantity (500, with many copies already spoken for):  if your targeted gift recipient is into this kind of thing, you better order now.  ($29.95 & shipping.)

Next:  Embossed Metal Signs of fabulous Frank R. Paul artwork on the cover of Amazing Stories magazine!  They’re 12″x18″, ready for mounting on a wall (two pin-holes come pre-drilled) and they depict some of the most well-loved covers in the magazine’s history.  These will be available in major retail outlets come November, so you’ve got a little time to decide which one.  They’ll be selling for somewhere around $28.00 each.

metal signs

192635thNext:  FuturesPastEditions books.  The Giant 35th Anniversary issue and a growing line of annual anthologies, starting with THE BEST OF 1926.  Retailing for $8.99 (print) and $3.99 (ebook), one or more of these lavishly illustrated books will get you up to speed on Amazing’s early years, when it was the only magazine in the entire world publishing nothing but science fiction!

Next: Posters of every single Frank R. Paul Amazing Stories, Amazing Stories Annual and Amazing Stories Quarterly covers – all 46 of them.  Available in two sizes – 18″x24″ ($22.00) and “24×36” ($33.00) these are bound to light up any room.

AMZ-1-v80-COMPOSITE7Finally:  looking for an electronic something that’s easy on the eyes and on the wallet?  Try an electronic edition of our 88th Anniversary Issue – only $3.99!


PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS (See below for full text)

Fantastic Fiction KGB Readings Presents Mary Robinette Kowal & Leanna Renee Hieber

Duotrope Market Roundup



American Injustice

Why we must Strive for Diversity

Newbies Guide to Hachette vs Amazon


The Rock Says “Shazam!”

Soviet Era SF Films

Automata (via Steven Lyle Jordan) (looks very Doc A to me)



KC In 2016 bid video (they won)

BBC Coverage of 1979 Worldcon in Brighton video (via Michael Lowery on FB)

Surviving Clips from Black Sci Fi Documentary

Star Trek Axanar Boldy Goes Beyond Fundraising Goal

Drink Tank #382, Claims Department #17 and Head! #12 Added to Efanzines


Yes, Scientists DO Read Science Fiction!

Close Encounters in the Night Sky

Lunar Colonization

Dolphins Like Treats (well duh!)

Globular Cluster by Hubble

Venua Messenger Nearing the End


FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts

Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel


 Mary Robinette Kowal won the Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2003 and is the author of Shades of Milk and Honey and Glamour in Glass.  Her short fiction, for which she has won two Hugo Awards, has been published in ClarkesworldCosmos Asimov’s Science Fiction, and several ear’s Best anthologies, as well as in her collection

Scenting the Dark and Other Stories .  Mary is also a professional puppeteer and voice actor


Leanna Renee Hieber is a professional stage and screen actress as well as the author of multiple Gaslamp Fantasy sagas, including the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and her upcoming Eterna Files saga with Tor. Her Strangely Beautiful saga will be re-issued by Tor next year. Leanna’s short fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies such as Queen Victoria’s Book of SpellsWillful Impropriety, and The Mammoth Book of Gaslamp Romance. A proud SAG-AFTRA member, she works in film and television on shows like Boardwalk Empire and the web-series Skye of the Damned.

September  17th, 2014

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