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Walter Day Collection Announces 2020 Honorees

Amazing Stories' publisher Steve Davidson honored on Walter Day Science Fiction Historical Trading Card

Estrategias de legitimación de la ciencia ficción en Cuba: estudio de...

A discussion of three periods in Cuban science fiction.

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have...

You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.

Scide Splitters: Infinite Jests edited by Robert Silverberg

Scide Splitters reviews an anthology of dark comedies originally published by the people that brought you such fine car repair manuals as Dune.

Obituario: Fracisco Porrúa (Corcubión, La Coruña, 1922 – Barcelona, 18 de...

Fracisco Porrúa, editor and translator of Bradbury, Borges, Simak & Sturgeon, passed away on December 18, 2014

The Grand Masters’ Reading List

It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction

I Don’t Want to be Teleported!

I don't want to be teleported. Oh, I know it is the ultimate science fiction method of travel and that it has been employed regularly...

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 5

The fifth inductee into Amazing Stories list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.

The 72nd Worldcon Voters will Forge History

The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes

Steve examines Stephen King's new--and unique!--novel, Mr. Mercedes.

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List Part 5

Somehow our first taste of fiction always seems to hold a special place in our minds and hearts even after we’ve read hundreds of new stories. Another installment of the ultimate science fiction reading list from some of our favorite authors and editors.

SOME OF THE BEST YA SF EVER: The “Winston Juveniles”—Part One

Back in the Good Old (or Bad, depends on your point of view) Days, fiction—especially SF—that was written for a teen audience was called...

Interview with Science Fiction Critic Gary K. Wolfe

An interview with Gary K. Wolfe discussing his work as a reviewer and his opinions about the Science Fiction genre.

The Ultimate Science Fiction Reading List

Notable and award winning authors talk about what's on their science fiction reading list.

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Robert Silverberg. Mr. Silverberg writes speculative fiction that travels where he wants it to go, pushing aside the traditional limitations with which many writers confine themselves. He has written countless novels and works of short fiction, and his list of non-fiction books is staggering. Mr. Silverberg has been so prolific that his total word count rivals the quantity of stars in the galaxy.

Book Review: Vicious, by V.E. Schwab

V.E. (Victoria) Schwab’s people are called EO, for ExtraOrdinary people; people with something extra. These abilities are not genetic, nor are they the result of spilled chemicals (The Flash), extraterrestrial birth (Superman) or encounters with supernatural forces (The Mask); EOs gain their powers by an unfortunate encounter with mortality.

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE: Does Science Fiction Matter?

It sure does to me.  It's the reason I worked on Apollo. When President John F. Kennedy gave his “We choose to go to the Moon” speech...

Characters: Ben Reich from The Demolished Man

The Demolished Man is a classic of SF. The story of Lincoln Powell’s faceoff with Ben Reich is worthy of the first Hugo, and...
The Princess Bride: Is this a Kissing Book?

Crossroads: Is this a Kissing Book? SFF’s Relationship with Romance

Whenever I think of speculative fiction's relationship to romance, I am always reminded of that scene in The Princess Bride where Fred Savage's character...

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...

Demolition

I was going to devote this initial essay to The Shaver Mystery, that forties phenomenon masterminded by Raymond Palmer which put science fiction for...