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Getting Lost in Lost in Space

Not to be confused with the television series of the late 60’s, this novel is an absorbing classic story where the readers will find themselves getting Lost in Space right along with the characters.

Popular Content From May 2013

Here's a list of the most read posts from the month of May 2013: Characters: Kvothe from The Name of the Wind Characters: Clare of Claymore Deconstructing Horror: Haunted Houses More Sci-fi Shows to Hit...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part 20 in series)

I Love Your Story. Now Change It: Working with an editor Welcome back to my on-going series on how to market and sell short fiction. I've written these posts in a very specific sequence, with...

From the In Box 6/1/13

SFWA CONTROVERSY:  RESNICK & MALZBERG & 'SEXIST' COVERS Daniel M. Kimmel Announces BOFCA Facebook Page SFWA Controversy!!!  Authors Up in Arms! Pitchforks and Torches Heading for the Castle! In the immortal words of Dr. Venkman, famed...

The Apollo Program, A Personal Journal: Hand-Held Calculators (Circa 1968)

The first manned landing on the Moon occurred in 1969. The first hand-held calculator didn’t come on the market until 1972. So we got men to the Moon using pencil and paper and a slide rule. Really!

Scide Splitters: Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

I was first enticed to read Bill, the Galactic Hero, Harry Harrison’s darkly humorous take on military SF and space opera, by the funny illustration on the cover of the book (see right).  I...

The Cabin in the Woods

I'll try and keep this spoiler-free, because I think it goes without saying that spoilers are the film buff's bane, but I will need to at least hint at a few key aspects of...

A New Space Telescope Helps to Usher in a New Future

I think this is pretty cool.  A company with plans to mine asteroid, Planetary Resources, Inc., has just announced that they're putting a telescope in space and they're inviting the public to crowdfund it...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Bill Spangler

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all of them, and I get to share those chats with...

Novedades abril-mayo

Como dije en el otro post, seguimos produciendo. He aquí de las novedades que me han comunicado de los meses de abril y mayo LIBROS "De monstruos y trincheras” de Ramón Merino Collado. (Espiral Ciencia Ficción,...

The Mucha Influence on SF & Fantasy Art

You probably don't know his name. You may not even know that there is a name behind the distinctive design, but you have very likely seen his work or a derivative of it. You...

From the In Box 5/30/13

Warning for Authors Space Telescope Kickstarter Via Lawrence Santoro on Facebook we are informed that editor Tony Giangregorio is back.  Please read Lawrence's blog post (which contains quite a bit of appropriate reference material) before...

Kids & Cons

With summer upon us, it’s convention time here in my neck of the woods. And while I’m not that big of a fan of cons, I do try and treat my little nerdlings to...

Understanding the Sexism of Fantasy

Thank you to Kate Elliott for her involvement with the inception and development of this post. One of the little pleasures of my life is that I have easy access to several of my favourite...
Microcosmos by Nina Allan

Microcosmos (Imaginings Volume: 5) by Nina Allan

In the Forward to Microcosmos Nina Allan explains that, having forgotten the finer details of the requirements for the collection, with her stories tending to ‘run away with themselves’ and being rather long for...

Your Majesty, I’m So Over You

Ranks and titles are powerful tools in the fantasy writer's toolkit. What a shame they are used so unimaginatively in general. I offer some inspiration alongside your weekly dose of young fogeyishness.

Shadowrun Returns

This month, we will see the first fruits of the great Kickstarter flood of 2012. The four titans of that period—Double Fine's Broken Age, Obsidian's Project Eternity, in Exile's Wasteland 2, and Harebrained Schemes...

Pretty Soldiers: Hotaru Tomoe

Hotaru Tomoe is abused by her father. She suffers from an illness that leaves her breathless, weak and wracked with pain. She is picked on by her classmates. Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are...
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Crossroads: “Speculative” Literary Fiction and SF/F Techniques

Last week, we talked about how works of speculative fiction deploy techniques commonly found in literary fiction. This week, we're going to flip that coin and look at how mainstream literary fiction employs techniques...

Happy 50th Anniversary BSFS

This past weekend the Baltimore Science Fiction Society celebrated its 50th year. I attended many Balticons in the late 70s and early 80s and consider BSFS to be one of my fannish "homes".  It's great...

Win a Signed Copy of Douglas Smith’s The Wolf at the End of the...

Award winning author Douglas Smith has written a novel length sequel to his Aurora Award winning novelette, "Spirit Dance"  and now you can win a FREE, signed copy! (an extended excerpt from the novel was recently published here...

An Interview with Bestselling Author Ty Franck (James S.A. Corey)

Today we are lucky enough to host the critically acclaimed science fiction author Ty Franck. Ty writes as one half of the artificial construct known as James S.A. Corey. Together with his co-author, Daniel...

From the In Box 5/29/13

Fan Letter in Astounding Soul Wars Book Release Sofacon Promo Art (check out the cool poster for Amazing Stories!) Live Press Conference from Planetary Resources TODAY Via SF Signal we are informed that another 1930s issue of Astound...

The Battle For The Throne

So I have finally caught up with Game of Thrones. Something I have finally bumped up from my to watch list to watch list. Through the first season I found myself using it as...

Mermaid

Time to leave the hustle and bustle of the future city behind, and delve into the deeps of the fantastic imagination. I'll be looking at some aquatic creatures in this installment. Mermaids, for the...

Their name is Legion (a modest proposal)

The future isn't what it used to be, for one of DC Comics' oldest super-teams.

Dan Durda of the IAAA

Dan Durda is a Renaissance Man.  Saying that invokes visions of the man as artist - painting, sculpture, close studies of perspective and perhaps human anatomy, but those visions fall far short of the...
Frontier #1 Uno Moralez

Review: Frontier #1: Uno Moralez

Frontier #1: Uno Moralez Publisher: Youth in Decline Pages: 32 Price: US$8 Buy If you have a broad enough media palate, you'll recognize the buildings blocks of Uno Moralez's art and comics—but there's also nothing quite like it. Even though its touchstones—the films...

My Start as a Writer and My First Published Story

Hi, my name is Matt Mitrovich. I have been an avid reader most of my life and like most book worms I had the desire see my own name in print one day. I wanted...