Amazing Stories

Review: Pilgrimage by Nelson S. Bond

Pilgrimage by author Nelson S. Bond is a speculative account of sexual dominance in a future gone astray. This compelling story is a wonderful example of artistic allusion and the dangers of recording historical accounts over time.

The Geek Test: What’s Your Score?

I believe people of all types should be able to join in geek events and have fun whether they’re sufficiently geek credentialed or not, but I wondered how one might one go about quantitatively evaluating “geekiness”

Walter Popp

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about old science fiction art, particularly pulp magazine art and artists. My knowledge is not so vast, however, that there aren’t still some surprises and new discoveries to be made.

Clemente Palma, el Hugo Gernsback peruano

Si hay un autor injustamente maltratado en el Perú es Clemente Palma (1872-1946). Dos hechos de su prolífica carrera intelectual fueron escogidos por sus enemigos para desacreditarlo ante las generaciones posteriores. Uno de ellos, un juicio negativo en torno al poeta César Vallejo. Otro, el haber sido autor de una tesis titulada “El destino de […]

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I have hardly had time haven’t quite finished the novel I was reading to review, so this is going to be a short post this week.  One of the things that’s great about blogging for Amazing Stories is all the fascinating topics people blog about.  One of these topics is the history of the field, […]

Time Machine: Popular Posts Week of 6/24/13

Take a trip back and visit the week’s most popular posts A Publisher’s Perspective on Profits: ebooks vs print Review: Hauntings, edited by Ellen Datlow Un Diálogo ameno con Daína Chaviano por M. C. Carper Deconstructing Horror: Haunted Houses Book Review: The Man-Kzin Wars – 25th Anniversary Edition – Created by Larry Niven Interview: Trenna […]

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.

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.

“Historias Asombrosas”

… pues sí, otra ventura a la que me lanzo. Como muchos de ustedes sabrán. Amazing Stories fue una de las primeras revistas en dedicarse solo a la ciencia ficción, publicada por primera vez en 1926 por Hugo Gernsback. Esta revista ayudó a definir y afianzar a la ciencia ficción como género. Luego de muchos […]

Jules Verne and Amazing Stories

As a writer whose work exerted a mighty influence on science fiction, it is entirely appropriate that Jules Verne and Amazing Stories had a tight relationship. That relationship began, of course, 21 years after Verne’s death (1905), because Amazing Stories’ first issue was dated April 1926 — two years short of Verne’s centennial. Nonetheless, Verne […]

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Diane Severson

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 of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the opportunity to peek inside the minds of the ASM bloggers to […]

Forgotten Books

The quest for that forgotten title or author’s name begins here, where the only clue is a quote, a character, or plot…or less.

Claire Winger Harris: Breaking Amazing’s ‘Cosmic Ceiling’

Brian Aldiss identified Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as the first science fiction novel in his seminal history The Billion Year Spree. Although the genre often looks back on this work as its starting point, it was published more than a century before Hugo Gernsback named the field.  When thinking of early twentieth century science fiction, men […]