If you want to read a classic SF novel that is even more relevant now, check out Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash.
A review and analysis of Underbreak, the latest novel by Ecuadorian author Cristián Proaño Londoño
An interview with Bolivian author Ronald Rodriguez Gonzales, creator of Cybergrind, the alternative to cyperpunk
Ebooks versus traditional books, as filtered through an Ecuadorian lens.
Forget UFOs. Science Fiction IS REAL.
An interview with World Fantasy Award nominee Scott Lynch
The DIALFA Project: Behique – an annual Cuban theater of fantasy and science fiction
Steve considers two of John Shirley’s different genres: Fantasy Detective and Western!
The fifth inductee into Amazing Stories list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.
What makes for a good RPG edition? Organization. Editing and – SUPPLEMENTS!
You may be wondering what inspired my ongoing series “Where are they Today?” – postings which shed light on the doings of artists whose works, only a short generation or so ago, were prime targets for collectors. Well, last year I stumbled upon a blog by the well-known mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy […]
Ediciones Irreverentes (Irreverent Editions) introduces two science fiction novels & the new issue of Valinor Magazine is available for free download.
Latinoamerica 2025 is a milestone of Bolivian cyberpunk
Alternate economies, cyberpunk and world-building the future.
An introduction to the various punk sub genres and what to expect in the upcoming series.
Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner’s 1969 Hugo Winner for Best Novel, was one of those books I always meant to get around to reading, especially when I came across an essay that suggested it was a precursor to cyberpunk.
A review of William Gibson’s Neuromancer.
Genre news from Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Chile and Cuba
Autumn in New England serves to transport me immediately into a Halloween world – where one finds Vampires. In Anime!
I do love me some board games. I’ve been playing ’em since I was below the recommended age and never gave up. Over the last few years, I’ve become a more frequent player, having made a series of friends who love games and even sometimes attend the Essen Game show, bringing back suitcases tight-packed with […]
FUTUGRAMMA es un espacio que se plantea la relación entre la escritura y el devenir del cosmos desde nuestra situación como latinoamericanos. También es un lugar para discutir sobre Ciencia Ficción, desde que nadie tiene la verdad absoluta sobre el género. Acá estamos hoy, un día más, viviendo los futuros, los que construimos o decidimos nos […]
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 […]
This month, we will see the first fruits of the great Kickstarter flood of 2012. The four titans of that period—Double Fine’s Broken Age, Obsidian’s Project Eternity, in Exile’s Wasteland 2, and Harebrained Schemes Shadowrun Returns—haven’t given us much beyond trailers so far, but Shadowrun is set to return in June, replete with Native American […]
When I punk, it’s usually with steam. Any SF fan, regardless of his particular poison, thinks about the future. With my historical background, however, my gaze tends to be fixed on the past and I am rarely distracted by images of the future. The great thing about Amazing Stories, however, is the wealth of viewpoints and […]
The Bloodlight Chronicles by Steve Stanton revives originality in today’s science fiction with a complex cyberpunk series.
World-building, extrapolation, analogy, conceptual breakthrough, thought experiment – these are science fiction’s basic methods. Other genres might occasionally borrow them, but SF has sharpened them to a razor’s edge. So what happens when this set of tools works alongside the themes, styles, and plot structures of noir?
The word Science Fiction is recognizable to the average fan, but the definition can be indistinguishable from other genre and cause confusion. Perhaps from the standpoint of the fandom, this vague categorization is by design and allows readers to broaden their focus.