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AMAZING News 8/4/2013

SPECIAL REPORT Amazing Stories is now selling a limited edition T-shirt. Only 150 copies of this special shirt, featuring the SS Amazing: EXP - 01, designed...

A Fan’s History – Fanzines

Fanzines: What the heck is a ‘zine, anyhow? Well, ‘zine (usually abbreviated without the apostrophe) is short for fanzine, which should be self-explanatory. Unless...

Pacific Rim – A Winning Combination of Robot versus Monster

It's safe to say that I saw Pacific Rim with a degree of trepidation. I may be a SF lover, but Transformers really isn't...

How Science Fiction Fans Can Save America

Will you stand for something? Or settle for anything?

POUL ANDERSON: THE INVISIBLE CLASSIC

Sometimes great books come and go, waiting for another chance to be discovered and given the place on our bookshelves they truly deserve. Sword...

Our Ansible is Missing – Intellectual Property Theft in Science Fiction

In 1985, Orson Scott Card published Ender’s Game, a book that relied heavily on the use of a faster-than-light communication system called the Ansible....

AMAZING News 7/14/13

UPDATE:  Some items were inadvertently left off of the original news post and have now been included. CAUSES BOYCOTT Ender's Game Movie Sign the SF Authors...

Interview with SFWA Grand Master James Gunn

Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master James Gunn (also James E. Gunn). James writes, edits,...

Synthetic Voices #19 – June 2013 Top Picks

This month's Top Picks aren't as apocalyptic or grisly as last month's (at least I hope!), but there is an air of unnerving, intellectual...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part 24)

Let the Band Ring Out and the Banners Fly: To promote or not to promote Welcome back to my series on marketing and selling short...

The Flooding of High River

I stood at the new wharf, formerly a street that I'd walked down over a hundred times, waiting for my wife, Tamara. A raging...

Amazing News Weekly – 6/23

NEW CONTEST! WIN A COPY OF HAUNTINGS, edited by ELLEN DATLOW Amazing Stories is giving away one copy of Hauntings, edited by Ellen Datlow via a random drawing on...

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.

ASM Blog Horde Interview with James Palmer

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...

Christopher Priest – The Adjacent Interview: Part 2

This is the second part of an interview with Christopher Priest, one of the leading authors in any genre. You can read Part 1 here. Priest's first published...

Star Trek- Communism in Space?

I’ll start this week’s thought-provoking commentary with a statement: I like Star Trek. Mostly. I’m no Trekkie/Trekker, but I greatly enjoyed TOS and TNG....

Movie Review – Man of Steel

By now you have undoubtedly seen Man of Steel and I don’t doubt that you have some pretty visceral feelings toward the movie, not...

FEMME FATALES: The Most Overused Device in Modern SFF?

Of late, I’ve been reading a lot of articles that hint at a simmering feud between men and women in Science Fiction & Fantasy...
Christopher Priest

Christopher Priest – The Adjacent Interview: Part 1

Christopher Priest is one of the leading authors in any genre. His first published story was ‘The Run’, in 1966. His first novel, Indoctrinaire,...

Conventional Wisdom

Any hobby worth its weight in storage space should have a convention. For example, comic book fans have gathered famously during the years in ever-larger...

Why are we afraid of monsters?

A while back I did a few articles regarding "science horror", or works where the tropes of both SF and horror are blended together...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Felicity Savage

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...

The Peacock Cloak by Chris Beckett

Chris Beckett has been publishing short stories since 1990. His debut novel was The Holy Machine, followed by Marcher, and last year, Dark Eden,...

Girl, You’re In the Army Now

Why do authors write equal opportunities for women into fantasy worlds with pre-modern technologies and societies? Unless they are Terry Pratchett, they're only making themselves look silly.

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...

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...
Bradbury Amazing Portrait - Jeff Durham illustration

No. 17 – Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, and Book Burning.

No. 17 - 2013May26 - Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, and Book Burning. Ray Bradbury would have you believe that he only wrote a single...

Superheroine Movie

Imagine the teaser trailer. Peeks at the iconic costume, a villain’s growled one-liner, the title looming suddenly out of the darkness with THIS CHRISTMAS...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Daniel M. Kimmel

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...

Star Trek Into Darkness: Review

Let’s talk about Star Trek. Actually, before we do that, let me first lay out my biases: I’m a minor trekkie, having grown up...