Amazing News Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Today we look at some news from the future: This Fannish Friday is going to be a big day on Amazing Stories as Leah Zeldes continues to reveal the mysteries of Fandom in The Clubhouse, Mike Brotherton tells us about the science in our science fiction, GW Thomas takes on Conan, MD Jackson tackles the […]

Amazing News, Tuesday February 12, 2013

Via Gary Farber’s Facebook Page, (Frederic Werther Juked His Stats) we learn that the book that was used to indict comic books as a scourge of society, a purveyor of sex and a promoter of crime, homosexuality and juvenile deliquency – Seduction of the Innocent by Frederic Wertham – was itself a scam.  Carol Tilley […]

Amazing News Monday, February 11, 2013

UPDATE: Via Facebook:  Boskone has just posted this year’s schedule and it looks to be – HOLY COW!  What a set of panels!  You can see the scheduled events on Boskone 50’s Facebook page. ~~~ File 770 reminds us that nominations for the FAAn Awards are now open. Any interested party may cast up to […]

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Amazing Stories is pleased to announce that another one of our Blog Team members has an upcoming book release and is sharing this book cover preview with us: RUN LIKE HELL is now available in Paperback! The first book in The Cassidy Chronicles, Run Like Hell introduces you to Aiyana Cassidy and Kendra Foster-Briggs, old […]

From the IN Box

Wednseday, February 6, 2013 Ford Street Publishing out of Norstrilia sends along these notes and new releases: Creative Net Speakers’ Agency (www.fordstreetpublishing.com/cnet) has several authors visiting interstate this year. Here’s your chance to have someone “different” without the cost of airfares/accommodation. As an aside, feel free to ask us if any of our other presenters […]

Amazing News Update

We were just informed by Johne Cook that Blastr has a very interesting piece regarding the origins of the new Disney flick Tommorowland. No one is telling what the film is about, but is was apparently inspired by a 1952 archive box at Disney Studios and the examination of the contents thereof. Including a copy […]

Amazing News Tuesday, Feb. 5th 2013

From one of our esteemed writing staff here at Amazing Central comes the happy news of another, a NEW, novel published!  Take it away Grand Mal Publishing: Novel Breaks Barrier Between Fantasy and History San Diego, CA. Feb 1, 2013.  Grand Mal Press breaks the barrier between fantasy and historical fiction with the publication of […]

From the IN Box

FROM THE IN BOX Author Launches Ambitious SF Series S.F. author Stokely Gittens has launched a S.F. series based around the character, Peter Paul, a human-cheetah hybrid. The gripping SF-action novel opens with the lead character being rousted out of bed by his parents with a hurried discussion of the family being chased by unknown […]

All I Want For X-Mass/Hanukah is –

Two front teeth?  What strange, horrible and twisted things happened to that kid that all she wanted was body parts? Me?  All I wanted was every darned space, army and  action toy they could cram into the Sears Christmas Catalog. Sad to say, while I was the recipient of a fair number of space and […]

Amazing News Wednesday, January 30th

WSFA Small Press Award Committee is accepting nominations for its 2013 Award for stories published in 2012.  The submission period will close on April 5. The Washington Science Fiction Association [www.wsfa.org] has established a literary award to honor the work done by small presses in promoting and preserving science fiction. The award, now in its […]

Amazing News Monday, January 28

UPDATE: Tomorrow, one of our blog team -Lesley Smith, has a very interesting piece. Lesley is a blind geek who has been reviewing television for us. Tomorrow she’ll clue us all in on how she manages all of that, not to mention playing games, going to the theater and reading her favorite books. It is […]

Amazing News January 25

Boskone 50 is fast approaching.  That is, the 50th Boskone.  Half a century of science fiction fannish goodness, all in one place for a weekend. I will be in attendance as will a few other contributors to Amazing Stories (I wasn’t able to get down to Maryland for the BSFS 50th Birthday Party, so must […]

Steve Stiles A Retrospective

Steve Stiles is a living double entendre:  not only does he draw icons of the field, he is an icon of the field. If brushing twilltone off your lap after reading is a familiar experience, Mr. Stiles will need no introduction.  You have no doubt marvelled at his art.  You’ve also probably laughed your posterior […]

Amazing News Addendum, January 24th

Tomorrow will be the very FIRST (and totally unplanned) FANNISH FRIDAY here at Amazing Stories! We’re going to try to put an emphasis on all things fannish every Friday.  This week we kick off with Leah Zeldes’ Clubhouse and a lesson in vocabulary. MD Jackson talks us through the Aliens amongst us (Fans often feel […]

Amazing News January 24

Frank Wu and his wife Brianna ‘Spacekat’ Wu have designed a game called REVOLUTION 60.  It looks quite awesome!  The back-story sees the resurrection of a cold war environment, though this time with China, a return to space, Secrets-in-Space and the adventures of a crew of female operatives from the shady, quasi-governmental agency known as […]

Amazing News January 23, 2012

Dave Truesdale from Tangent Online (a very, very, very long-running review publication) wrote in to let us all know that the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List has been published and can be found here A little closer to home:  Frank Wu’s stunning cover for our first issue can now be seen on the site.  (View). […]

Amazing News for Tuesday, January 22

Today – Matt Mitrovitch looks at Balkanized America in Alternate history, Adam Gaffen interviews Kevin J. Anderson, and J Simpson reviews the audio work Weird Tales for Winter. Tomorrow – Samantha Henry takes a look at the effect of big name casts and genre show success, Jimmy Rogers reviews podcasts from around the geek-o-sphere, and […]

Welcome!

At this great and wonderful moment it would be very easy for me to descend into cliche, quote oft-quoted lines from well-known television shows or gush all over myself about how fortunate I am, have been and hope to continue to be. I will resist that temptation except for this homage to the Science Fiction […]

What You Will Find Here

Since January 2nd of 2013, members of the Amazing Stories blog team (you’ll find them all listed under Staff where you can learn more about them) have been writing away on their favorite subjects.  Chances are, you’ll find a few whose favorite subjects are your favorite subjects. In addition to the new content being added […]

What Is All This Then?

EXTREMELY SHORT SUMMARY Lots of fans sign up for free memberships to read cool, fannish, free stuff: Advertisers pay to advertise: Ad revenue is used to fund a magazine:  The magazine purchases content from authors and artists:  The content is published on the site (and in print).  Member fans read it and see it all […]

Amazing News: Thursday, Jan. 17

UPDATE: 08:31 EST Several of the Amazing Stories Blog Team have begun to hang out on the Facebook FanHistory Group. FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel   present:  Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including The Year of the Beasts and First Day on Earth. […]

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UPDATE: 18:10  Congrats to Bigelow Aerospace for their contract with NASA. Gary Dalkin highlighted this press release from Ann & Jeff Vandermeer: Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, coeditors of the World Fantasy Award and British Fantasy Award winning anthology The Weird, are pleased to announce a call for submissions for a new mega-reprint anthology. The Time Traveler’s […]

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I was recently pointed to a new show on Geek & Sundry – but I ended up checking out the first episode of Space Janitors.  Very clever, very funny. David Brin mentioned this site – Creative Barcodes. It looks very interesting if you are a creative type.      

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The first installment of John Scalzi’s serialized novel – The Human Division – goes on sale tomorrow.  The Human Division is being distributed by Tor on a weekly basis, prior to release as a print book.  The Human Division takes place in Scalzi’s Old Man’s War universe.  Tor has put a lot into this experiment […]

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FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series, hosts Ellen Datlow and Matthew Kressel present: Brian Keene is the author of over thirty novels, most recently Entombed and An Occurrence In Crazy Bear Valley. He also writes comic books for DC and Marvel, and continues work on his ongoing comic book series The Last Zombie. Several of […]

Amazing News! 1/9/13

UPDATE: 12:00 pm 1/9/13 (Earlier news below) SPECIAL NOTICE! One of our own – Daniel M. Kimmel, will be having a book reading & signing on January 27th, 2013 at The Book Shop in Sommerville MA. for his debut novel Shh! It’s A SecretDetails here on the FB page. I’m going – anyone else within […]

News: 1/8/13

John Scalzi offers us this warning about a scam directed at SF/F/H authors scam  ALERT! Our own Ken Neth interviews Brandon Sanderson who has completed Jordan’s Wheel of Time’s final chapter- errr – book (via SFSignal) From our friends at Book View Cafe – Ursula Le Guin offers up an interesting take on awards (some of which […]

Amazing News: January 6 2013

David Langford’s esteemed Ansible is out with it’s 2013 January issue.  Every fan ought to read it here. Voting for nominations for the Hugo Awards 2013 short list are now open.  You can learn all about the process here. Brian J. Clarke wins this year’s A. E. van Vogt Award that comes with a nice […]