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Posts containing news about the science fiction, fantasy and horror fields.

A Kepler’s Dozen

NASA’s Kepler mission has been watching a swath of the Milky Way watching for the signs of stars being eclipsed by planets in orbit around them.  This takes patience and favorable geometry, but Kepler has already been successful in finding dozens of confirmed planets and is producing lists of thousands of additional candidates.  You can […]

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 […]

Epic Fantasy Analysis Jan 24, 2013

My intention is to do these analysis every 15 days or so.  This is the second in the series and is from data as of 1/24/2013. To review previous data (01/03/2013 you can click here). Once again this is the data time I routinely track from the Amazon Kindle Epic Fantasy Bestseller List. For readers, you’ll […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Amazing News

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 […]

Amazing News

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.      

Amazing News

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 […]

Amazing News

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 […]

Epic Fantasy Analysis Jan 3, 2013

November 2010 was a watershed moment with regards to the ebook revolution. That was the month I saw my sales go from a modest 1,000 per month (across 4 titles) to 10,000+ a month (across 5 titles). What was even more amazing is I wasn’t the only self-published author seeing this kind of spike, and […]