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AMAZING NEWS: 9/29/19 – SPECIAL ALMOST A PALINDROME DATE EDITION

Captain Future; female heroes in space; three black holes colliding; FTL being taken seriously, Dan Simmons screed; Elon Musk builds a silo; Kay Tarrant, George Lucas, Greta Thunberg, Boston Dynamics, Spider-Man and, believe it or not - more!

Review: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Star...

Suitable for both young and old and promising everything we need to know, what more would a Star Wars fan need?

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better...

Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down?

Star Wars is getting complex. Should we be impressed or worried?

Disney seems to be respectfully expanding the Star Wars universe, but will it succumb to the corporate dark side?

‘From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker’: the Star Wars novelization 40...

How does the novelization of Star Wars hold up 40 years after its release?

MÁS ALLÁ DEL ORIGEN: Entrevista a Miguel Alpire

An interview with Miguel Alpire, whose epic fantasy deals with fundamental questions about the origins and nature of existence in this universe and beyond.

Spielberg’s slow-motion capture: How CGI can cause great film-makers to take...

  Thirty-four years ago, Steven Spielberg created the just-about perfect family movie in E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial. So his reunion with that film’s screenwriter, Melissa Mathison,...

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 3

In the third part of his history of computer generated imagery, M. D. Jackson takes us from The Last Starfighter to Terminator 2, with a side trip to the Italian renaissance.

Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2

The first use of a computer assisted visual element in a major motion picture happened in 1973 with the movie Westworld.

RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE FILM REVIEW: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Return with Steve to Darkest CGI'd Africa, where we'll meet up with Tarzan, Jane, and Colonel Williams. (Who?)

MARS: FRIEND OR FOE? (Two Retro Movie Reviews)

Mars! Huh! What is it good for? (Absolutely nothing!) Steve reviews two old movies and offers a caution for Aries-ophiles.

Buck Rogers: The Way the Future Used to Be

For more than a century the name Buck Rogers has been synonymous with science fiction.

Surrealism: Giant Crabs Ate my Pontiac!

Allowing the unconscious to express itself, surrealism resolves the contradictory realms of dream and reality

How Did Fans of Literary SF React to Star Wars?

What did "real" fans think of Star Wars in an era "a long time ago..."?

Rewind: Interview with Science Fiction Legend Ben Bova

Ben Bova, editor of Analog & Omni, author of many fine SF works, always deserves a second look.

Star Wars Episode VII. Everybody stay calm

It's time to take a chill pill when it comes to Episode VII

Drawing Star Wars aged 9

Star Wars inspired a generation: John White started drawing the movie 37 years ago....

Retrospective: A Minority Verdict Against Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report

Upon release in 2002 the film Minority Report, nominally based on a story by Philip K. Dick, received almost universally ecstatic reviews. I was among the minority of dissenting voices, and what follows, my minority retort

Star Wars and the EU

All was well until Lucas sold to Disney

Dammit, Jim, I’m A Writer — Not A Mathematician!

Why is Dumas' novel titled The Three Muskateers when there are four main characters and they use swords? Why is local channel 4 shown on cable channel 25? How many Dalmatians did Cruella de Ville actually dognap? The titular 101...or was it more...or less? Something funny is going on with our math and Buddy wants to know what it is. Meanwhile, it's giving him such a headache...!

Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Star Wars?

Darren Slade explores the dangers inherent in an ever-expanding Star Wars universe and asks if George Lucas will ever get to make his art films?

Le cinquième élément où comment le cinéma assassine la SF

Le but de Besson n'est pas de faire une oeuvre de science fiction mais un film de cinéma. A vouloir être grand public, il finit par vouloir plaire aussi bien à ceux qui aiment le genre qu'à ceux qui n'en sont pas des amateurs réguliers.

Website Review: Star Wars dot com

For fans of classic space opera, one of the most iconic movie franchises ever produced in the genre is arguably that of the Star Wars saga. Not surprisingly, one of the most informative sites on the web pertaining to all that is Star Wars is the aptly named www.starwars.com.

A Fan’s History, Episode 12: More Fanspeak

What the heck is a “slanshack”?
Ben Bova

Interview with Science Fiction Legend Ben Bova

Today we are joined by science fiction legend Dr. Ben Bova. Ben has served as an editor of both Analog Science Fact & Fiction...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Ricky L. Brown

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...

Hey, Who Shot First? Again!

A fan’s examination of the evolution of Star Wars from book to film to book to re-releases.

Ready When You Are, JJ

They’ve really done it now. It’s over. First George Lucas sold Luke, Obi Wan, Princess Leia, Han and all the others into eternal indentured...