We absolutely loved Edward Ashton’s Mickey7 at SciFiNow, saying it “packs in the peril but still leaves you with the warm and fuzzies” in our four-star review. And we’re not the only ones, with the novel being […]
We Can All Be Grignr; or: How to Appreciate Very Bad Writing by Michael A. Ventrella So it’s 1970. If you’re a fan of high fantasy, you’ve read The Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit. […]
Melville House Publishing, HB, £20.00 Reviewed by Rym Kechacha Describing a book as a philosophical novel of ideas might induce dread in some. You might be thinking about info dumps, quotations from obscure German thinkers, […]
The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to announce the Preliminary Ballot for the 2022 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see https://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with […]
Orbit Books. h/b. £14.99 Reviewed by Elloise Hopkins Professor Emily Wilde was, in fact, the youngest professor to have been appointed to Cambridge University, where she has happily spent her years researching and documenting the […]
This week’s free science fiction story is by C.J. Peterson and introduces new challenges in diplomacy! Please enjoy the story as read by the author in audio or read the story below. In the viewport, […]
Author Dean Koontz discusses his new novel, The House At The End Of The World, Hannibal Lecter, Aliens and… erm… polishing gemstones…. Genre author legend, Dean Koontz, returns to our bookshelves this month with his […]
One advantage writers get when they work in different fields of writing is more tools for their professional toolbox — but as James L. Cambias points out in this Big Idea for The Scarab Mission, […]
AMAZING NEWS FROM FANDOM: January 22, 2023 2023 DGA Awards Film and TV Nominations The Directors Guild of America have announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film and Outstanding Directorial Achievement […]
As SciFI Now welcomes in the new year, they figured what better time than now to pull together a list of some of the best SFF books to read this January. Source: Top SFF Books […]
This past year was a momentous one in spaceflight, bringing to a close many of the most significant storylines that have dominated this industry in the last 10 to 15 years. Consider the state of […]
The Moon and Space Exploration are magnets for fake news. In August 2022 a prominent French physicist discovers a star and later admits it was a piece of chorizo. July 1969. Man lands on the […]
The Washington Science Fiction Association has announced the opening of nominations for its annual award. Award: Original short fiction works (17,500 words or fewer) of imaginative literature (e.g., science fiction, fantasy, horror, speculative fiction, or […]
Images and spectra from the James Webb Space Telescope suggest that the first galaxies in the universe are too many or too bright compared to what astronomers expected. Evidence is building that the first galaxies […]
The following story is the FIRST in a series of weekly free science fiction from Amazing Stories. We’ve embarked on this new venture and Heather Santo has provided us a memorable story. Each story is […]
Reviewed by Joely Black Jackdaw is one of the most unusual novels I’ve read. It is not a conventional fantasy story but an exploration of creativity, sanity, and perhaps even the nature of art and truth […]
The James Webb Space Telescope Is Finding Too Many Early Galaxies Images and spectra from the James Webb Space Telescope suggest that the first galaxies in the universe are too many or too bright compared […]
Terrified by a war that has no place in the 21st century, the interest in Ukrainian history and culture has risen, including science fiction and fantasy. Writer Volodymyr Arenev and literary critic Mykhailo Nazarenko recently […]
The 2023 Philip K. Dick Award finalists have been announced: Arboreality, Rebecca Campbell (Stelliform) Widowland, C.J. Carey (Sourcebooks Landmark) Ymir, Rich Larson (Orbit US) January Fifteenth, Rachel Swirsky (Tordotcom) The Legacy of Molly Southbourne, Tade Thompson […]
Science fiction is just that, a blend of the science we know, and the stories we wish to tell. The mixture of these two aspects was especially important to authors Nancy Kress and Robert Lanza, who co-authored their new […]
“I’ve been a fan of Octavia Butler since reading my first novel by her, “Mind of My Mind,” about a vampiric telepath named Doro: an immortal from Africa that devours your soul, so he can […]
Workers at HarperCollins Publishers entered 2023 still on strike, more than 40 days after about 250 employees at the publishing giant walked out when contract negotiations broke down in November. UAW Local 2110, which represents […]
As Christmas approached last year, astronomers and space fans around the globe gathered to watch the much-anticipated launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. Though a wondrous piece of engineering, the telescope was not without its controversies — from […]
January 2 is Science Fiction Day. (Illustration is, of course, the cover of the 1957 paperback edition of the nonexistent SciFi classic “Joy Day of the Planet X2-9 Harmonic Chickenoids.”) Many thanks to the surprisingly […]
The January 2023 issue of Locus magazine has interviews with Annalee Newitz and Alex Jennings and spotlights on author adrienne maree brown and the Portolan Project. Greg Bear (1951-2022) is remembered with an obituary and […]
Watching the copyrights on art expire still feels like a novelty. After all, the US public domain was frozen in time for 20 years, thawing only in 2019. But this weekend’s Public Domain Day will […]
Since you can’t go to the readings and signings, Amazing Stories brings them to you! Learn about the world-building and historical background for Barbara Barnett’s Apothecary series!
HBO drops the ball on the BluRay release of From Earth to the Moon, the award-winning documentary series. This review includes a word from one of the original effects artists.
Tracy Townsend, writer’s contest coordinator, wants you to enter this long-running writing contest!
Doug Ellis fills us in on the fantastic offerings this year’s Windy City Pulp & Paper convention.