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Epic Fantasy Analysis Feb 17, 2013

This is the third in the series and is from data as of 2/17/2013. I’m revising the format that I provide this data, now I’m using table which should make things a bit more clear. Links to review previous data: 01/03/2013 01/24/2013   As always this data comes from the   Amazon Kindle Epic Fantasy Bestseller […]

Amazing News Tuesday, February 19, 2013*

*If you’re curious as to why each post from Amazing News carries the date (after all it is easy enough to see when a post is published without it being in the title), it is for a very selfish reason:  I hate it when time-travelers have to run around looking for a newspaper or accost […]

Amazing News Monday, February 18, 2013

Amazing Stories’ Top half-dozen posts from the previous week: Why Science Fiction Poetry is Embarrassingly Bad Don’t Quit Your Day Job – Traditional Publishing by the Numbers Theodore Sturgeon, The Next Question, Well-Meaning Scientists and The Evil They Can Cause. Pulling Back the Publishing Veil: Editors and Their Roles A Broader View of Science-Fiction Poetry […]

Why Piracy is Never Okay

Since the bloggers on this site are mostly authors who no doubt believe in the concept of copyright (because presumably they’d like to get paid for their work), I thought I’d go through the arguments that get surfaced every time I point out that piracy is a form of petty theft. Here are the arguments, […]

Halo Jones Interview with Ian Gibson

Before From Hell, before Watchmen, before The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, there was The Ballad of Halo Jones. Co-created by writer Alan Moore and artist Ian Gibson, Halo Jones was a space opera about a young woman who is swept up in a vast galactic war. Appearing from 1984 to 1986 in the British weekly comic 2000AD, the Ballad won several Eagle Awards. Then, everything stopped. The […]

Amazing News Friday, February 15, 2013

Asteroid Fly-by Futuredaze Anthology on Whatever Doctor on the Enterprise Excerpt OSC, Superman and the Boycott Canadian Zombies Amazing’s First Ad Partner Cory Doctorow Signing in NH – Amazing to Videotape Site Update Note Later on today asteroid 2012 da14 will pass within 17,000 miles of YOU, me and everyone else on the planet, the […]

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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]