Amazing News, Monday, March 25, 2013

Via Huffingtonpost – The Most Detailed Map of the Internet to Date Hacker’s “broke in” to about half a million devices worldwide to create the most detailed map of internet usage to date.  Want to know what Skynet or Webmind look like?  Now you know.  And you?  You’re not even registering on one of those […]

From the In Box

Starship Sofa Fund Raiser New Fiction at Pulpgen Sarcology from Right Brane Publications Via Facebook: The mellifluous host of Starship Sofa announces a fund raiser and links to this audio promo featuring author Peter Watts. (Tony on FB) Tony also plugs his new podcast Technically Fit and Healthy. ~~~ From an unnamed Yahoo group we […]

Playing the Short Game Rescheduled

The next installment of Douglas Smith’s weekly feature – Playing the Short Game – regularly scheduled for Saturdays will appear tomorrow, Sunday, March 24th. Amazing Stories apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause our readers.

Amazing News March 21, 2013

Our Own Felicity Savage is profiled in Lightspeed Magazine Shared Worlds, the Teen Writing Camp has launched its registration drive The April issue of Playboy has a story featuring the Manana Literary Society, a writer’s group whose membership once included Heinlein The latest attempt to destroy Tokyo has begun: Godzilla returns The folks at Futurismic […]

From the In Box

Tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs New Haikasoru Release The John Carter Files website ran a very nice tribute to Edgar Rice Burroughs on the anniversary of his death yesterday. ~~~ THIS IS NOT A NOVEL. THIS IS NOT A SHORT STORY COLLECTION. THIS IS SELF-REFERENCE ENGINE  Award Winning Japanese Sci-fi Novel Has North American Debut […]

Review: Men Into Space by John C. Frederiksen

MEN INTO SPACE John C. Frederiksen Bear Manor Media 2013 314 Pages  $21.95 (Kindle $9.95) Men Into Space was a television show that (unfortunately) aired for a single season between September 1959 and September, 1960.   It was a show dedicated to treating the exploration and exploitation of space in a serious, realistic manner, serving as […]

Of Blacklists and Freedoms: DC, Superman and Orson Scott Card

DC Comics recently announced that they had put a Superman title that was to be authored by Orson Scott Card in abeyance; the artist – Chris Sprouse – having decided to remove himself from the project;  Chris said “It took a lot of thought to come to this conclusion, but I’ve decided to step back […]

From the In Box

Irish Wake for Jan Howard Finder. Legendary fan Jan Howard Finder passed away recently from complications from cancer and chemo therapy.  His friends and fellow fans are honoring his request that they hold an Irish Wake in his honor. Details can be found on the Facebook Page. From Facebook: For jan, for us, we get […]

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ATOMIC BARK! explores all types of Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Surrealism, and alternative/subversive culture, in all media, including literature, cinema, art, comic books, music, theatre, philosophy and science, and much more. The ATOMIC BARK! Radio Show continues every WEDNESDAY evening, from 9 to 10pm (GMT) with repeats every Friday at 11am (GMT) It’s on the […]

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Our own Felicity Savage informs us that: Felicity Savage, writer and AMAZING STORIES blogger, and Japanese illustrator Hiroko Katayama have released their first picture book: Shotaro, the Ants, and the Big Earthquake. Targeting preschoolers, Shotaro tells the heartwarming tale of a little Japanese boy and the ants in his garden … and the surprising events […]

From the In Box

UPDATE: Boy Howdy! are we getting closer to the day when someone not a character in a novel will be head to say “yeah, the tube linings are shot, we’re going to have to replace them all”… Grasshopper Successfully Completes 80M Hover Slam On Thursday, March 7, 2013, SpaceX’s Grasshopper doubled its highest leap to […]

A PROPOSED TAXONOMY FOR THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SCIENCE FICTIONNESS OF SCIENCE FICTION

OR An Introduction to The Modified Brotherton-Troughton-Davidson-Scale-of-Science-Fiction-ness. The other day R.K. Troughton opened up a discussion on the line (if there is one) between fantasy and science fiction. R.K., having an affinity for games, offered up a table, borrowing from technology scales that are familiar to those of us who have engaged with science fiction […]

From the In Box

PSFS Announces March 8 Talk – Jay Smith Angry Robot Signs Rachel Neumeier Suvudu Starts Character Cage Match Northwest Writers Honor Octavia Butler

Amazing News, Monday, March 4, 2013

The New York Times has a lifestyle piece about Ron Maxwell, a Rocky Horror Picture Show cast member who has been doing the Time Warp, Again, since 1979.  A Lifestyle piece about a Rocky cast member?  Boy how things have changed!  (The NY Times has a partial paywall.) File 770 brings an article by Irving […]

John Carter Through the Years

In light of John Whalen’s review of Michael Seller’s John Carter and the Gods of Hollywood, I thought it might be instructive to take a look at the different artistic depictions of the world’s first interplanetary super hero.  You may find my interpretations a bit snarky, but then what’s a good blog entry for? Forthwith, […]

Amazing News, Saturday, March 2, 2013

Richard E. Geis, the “Alien Critic” died February 4th.  Richard Geis’s fanzines – Science Fiction Review and The Alien Critic were among the first fanzines I subscribed to and avidly sought back issues to.  In a large way, one could say that Mr. Geis helped start me on my fannish career.  He and his publications […]

From the In Box

UPDATE:  See below for a new release from Eric Brown Frank R Paul interior art for sale The Man of Bronze is Back Lightspeed’s latest issue The Serene Invasion Frank Wu sent along a note to let us know that newly identified interior artwork by Frank R. Paul is up for sale on Ebay. The […]

Amazing News Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Inspiration Mars, a two-person Mars flyby mission is being planned by the world’s first space tourist- Dennis Tito – was featured in the same issue of the Concord Monitor as their coverage of Amazing Stories.  The mission is slated for 2018 and is receiving a lot of press attention. Space.com coverage Forbes coverage CollectSpace.com (Just […]

Amazing Stories Featured in Concord Monitor’s A&E Section

On Tuesday Steve Davidson, the publisher of Amazing Stories,  was interviewed by Sarah Earle for a feature in the Concord Monitor, one of New Hampshire’s leading daily newspapers. Davidson and others involved with the project to bring Amazing Stories – the world’s first science fiction magazine – back into regular publication have been seeking mainstream […]

Video: Cory Doctorow in Concord NH

Cory Doctorow made a stop at Gibson’s Bookstore (oldest book store in NH) yesterday, Sunday February 24th.  Amazing Stories was there to tape the event, one stop of a 24 city tour promoting Cory’s latest NY Times Bestseller – Homeland – the sequel to Little Brother. Cory took the opportunity to discuss a number of […]

From the In Box

New releases from Brick Marlin Crysis Hunter Edition Still Available Brick Marlin sent along word that he has a bunch of new releases coming out this year and wanted us all to know about the latest: Blue Lights In A Jar was releases on January 15, 2013 by Whiskey Creek Press and       […]

From the In Box

From Lou Antonelli on Analog’s Facebook Page we learn that Bryan Thomas Schmidt is editing a collection of stories from the Ray Gun Revival ezine;  several RGR alum are now participating in Amazing Stories, including John Whalen, Johne Cook and yours truly. Checkout the page announcing the Kickstarter

TOMORROW: CORY DOCTOROW IN CONCORD NH AT GIBSON’S BOOKSTORE

If you are in the area, don’t forget that tomorrow Cory Doctorow, author of the NY Times Best Selling novel Little Brother, will be at Gibson’s Bookstore in Concord NH for a reading and signing of his latest novel Homeland, the sequel to Little Brother, starting at 3:00 pm. Amazing Stories will be in attendance […]

The FAAn Awards

Are you a Fan?  Of course you are, you’re here!   Why not demonstrate your fannishness and take a crack at nominating for the annual Fan Activity Awards?  It’s FREE and its FUN! The Fan Activity Achievement (n) Awards were originally given out in the 1970s for Fanzine and related Fannish activities that the fan community […]

From the In Box

eNewsletter – February 21st 2013 In This Issue Quick Links Artists’ Alley Art Show Dealers’ Room  Guest of Honor Banquet Lobby/Club Tables Outreach NWC36 Guests of Honor Volunteering DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport Deadlines February 24th, 2013, is the last day you can make a modification to your existing reservation (changing your arrival or departure […]

A DOCTOR FOR THE ENTERPRISE: New Art, New Pages

Troy Boyle reports that he’s been sending completed pages to the inkers, letterers,colorers and who knows who else at a breakneck pace!  We’re closing in on sending this book to the printers and may even be able to give you an estimate of print time (and ordering time! – remember, we’re going to print with […]

Amazing News, Thursday, February 21, 2013

The annual Nebula Award Nominees have been announced by SFWA: Novel Throne of the Crescent Moon, Saladin Ahmed (DAW; Gollancz ’13) Ironskin, Tina Connolly (Tor) The Killing Moon, N.K. Jemisin (Orbit US; Orbit UK) The Drowning Girl, Caitlín R. Kiernan (Roc) Glamour in Glass, Mary Robinette Kowal (Tor) 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson (OrbitUS; OrbitUK) Novella […]

From the In Box

New KGB reading Haikasoru Releases Audio Book of All You Need Is Kill; announces movie of same Clarion West NYRSF Reading Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: Leanna Renee Hieber is an actress, playwright and author of Gothic, Gaslamp Fantasy series such as the Strangely Beautiful saga, the Magic Most Foul saga and the upcoming […]