Review: Lucy’s Blade

Lucy’ Blade John Lambshead Baen Books Kindle $6.83 Lucy’s Blade is a deeply frustrating book. There is a core of a very good story here; I enjoyed reading it immensely. On the other hand, there […]

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Book Review: Ventus by Karl Schroeder

Ventus by Karl Schroeder, 2001 $7.59 (Kindle) Amazon I picked up Ventus awhile back because I enjoyed the author’s other work, Permanence, but didn’t get around to reading it until my wife and I went […]

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Review: Hauntings, edited by Ellen Datlow

Ellen Datlow anthologies are dependable reads, especially when it comes to delivering a wide selection of high quality of fiction. This holds true with Hauntings, Datlow’s new reprint anthology of ghost stories–all of which were originally […]

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Review: World War Z

World War Z should really be called ‘The Movie About Globetrotting Around a Zombie-Infested Planet’ as it has little to do with the beloved Max Brooks novel. In fact, the best thing about the matinee […]

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Anniversary by Isaac Asimov

The short story Anniversary by Isaac Asimov is an example of life imitating art and an imaginative author’s ability to predict some of the technical advancements and legal issues of over fifty years in the future.

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Marooned off Vesta by Isaac Asimov

Marooned off Vesta was Asimov’s first published story, appearing in the March 1939 issue of Amazing Stories. The story, and the story behind the story, is an example of man’s will and determination to to never give up.

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Review: Allies and Aliens

Allies and Aliens Roger Macbride Allen Baen I find it hard to remember, looking back over twenty years, which book served as my first proper introduction to Baen Books.  One possible candidate was On Basilisk […]

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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.

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It’s All About the Vessel

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was a 1961 classic science fiction tale of near disaster filled with plenty of mystery and suspense. But the main character and true hero of the story was a submarine called the U.S.O.S Seaview.

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Reviews: Inhuman / Edible Zoo

Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse by Joshua Gage (Published by The Poet’s Haven – No. 18 in the Poet’s Haven Author Series). OK, imagine yourself witnessing the dawn of a zombie apocalypse, then as […]

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Hayao Miyazaki and Epic Fantasy

Since taking on this blogging position, I have been struggling to find works that would appeal to the audience that Amazing Stories has, particularly those who are interested in fantasy.  I would categorize a large […]

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