October is Meteor Month; skull & bones sugar lumps, black hole may be orbiting our sun, space rocks may be spying on the Earth, Sandford calls for change of name to Clarke Award, Venkman says dogs and cats are living together, reading SF may not make you stupid after all and lots more stuff of biblical proportions this week in Amazing News
What effects will really advanced computing, AI, and 3D printing in a post-scarcity society have? Steve wonders if these books can become reality.
Luis Cermeno examines the benefits and the conflicts that occur when science fiction publishing meets the creative commons.
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Fanzines, continued: Okay, Mr. Smartypants, what’s a “sercon” zine? Actually, I’m glad you asked that question. It’s another of those annoying (well, to an outsider) fannish neologisms and acronyms. In this case, we have “serious” and “constructive” all smashed together to form “sercon.” (If they were complete words, we’d have what Humpty Dumpty called “portmanteau” […]
Will you stand for something? Or settle for anything?
Britain’s Abaddon Books is a seething brew of villainous steampunk, sleek spaceships, cruel sorcery, and blood-soaked horror. I tracked their commissioning editor David Moore down to his lair, where I forced him to unravel a cracked and crumbling papyrus to reveal an ancient secret: what does a commissioning editor do all day? Thanks for speaking to Amazing […]
A supernatural murder mystery is probably the best way to describe “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward“, the short novel by H.P. Lovecraft. Published after Lovecraft’s death in 1941, this tale combines tropes from horror, weird fiction and detective mysteries and is a must read for any fans of those genres. Set in the early […]
Thanks to the exciting reach the internet brings us authors and fans of literature are connecting in ways never seen before. What once was relegated to a letter sent across the ocean in the vain hope that it would be read, let alone replied to, is now done in under 140 characters almost instantaneously. The […]
Cory Doctorow made a stop at Gibson’s Bookstore (oldest book store in NH) yesterday, Sunday February 24th. Amazing Stories was there to tape the event, one stop of a 24 city tour promoting Cory’s latest NY Times Bestseller – Homeland – the sequel to Little Brother. Cory took the opportunity to discuss a number of […]
Amazing Stories in the person of publisher Steve Davidson will be attending this Sunday’s appearance of Cory Doctorow at Concord New Hampshire’s independent bookstore – Gibsons. Permission was obtained to videotape the event. An edited version of the taping will be published on the Amazing Stories website shortly after the presentation. Doctorow, famed proponent of […]
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ebooks have enabled new opportunities for both traditional and self-published authors. Barriers to entry have been lowered, gatekeepers have expanded and both readers and writers are benefiting from this brave new world.