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Science Fiction Romance Readers Share Scary Book Recommendations

It’s that spooky time of year again when thoughts turn to scary books and movies. I decided to ask two of my favorite groups...

REVIEW: Cash Crash Jubilee by Eli K. P. William

Eli K. P. William's Cash Crash Jubilee is a fun, smart read, a great way to start a trilogy of novels.

Noticias Literatura 1-3

Alberto Moreno Pérez talks about the philosophy in his new novel, Antrópica; contest news; and more.

Noticias Literatura 16-11

Announces the transfer of a collection of Spanish speculative fiction texts, some of them quite rare, to a university library and the publication of a collection of Russian speculative fiction in Spanish.

Review: THE WITCH OF ZAL by Kerry Gans

THE WITCH OF ZAL by Kerry Gans is a book of two journeys. One taken by a heroine traveling to a magical land, and one taken by the readers who experience a re-imagined classic.

On Ecology, Women and Science Fiction: Part 2, Praxis

Nina Munteanu explores issue surrounding eco-fiction and optimistic science fiction with four female speculative fiction authors and/or publishers.

Review: Marcher by Chris Beckett (2014 Newcon Press edition)

Marcher is Chris Beckett's second novel, now making its UK debut in a significantly revised edition from Newcon Press. When his first novel to be published in the UK, Dark Eden (2012), won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Chris Beckett seemed to many to have come out of nowhere. In-fact the author had been steadily publishing short stories since the beginning of the 1990s and his first book, The Turing Test (2008 - Elastic Press), had won the Edgehill Prize, the UK's only national award for single-author short story collections...

Should Big Brother Get Bigger?

Do we need more surveillance or less? A look at whether big brother should get bigger?

The Club House 2/21/14

Reviews of recently published fanzines and thoughts on thought police.

What Did You Do Before You Were Famous…?

Reading about famous authors before they were famous may give some aide and comfort to those struggling now.

Thin Men with Yellow Faces: NOT a Dark Tower tie-in!

There are two broad strains of horror fiction. One assumes that the world is falling apart, and depicts that process. The other assumes that the world is eternal, and depicts it falling apart.

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

It is a profound mistake to interpret the genre of science fiction literally

How Science Fiction Fans Can Save America

Will you stand for something? Or settle for anything?
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Crossroads: “Speculative” Literary Fiction and SF/F Techniques

Last week, we talked about how works of speculative fiction deploy techniques commonly found in literary fiction. This week, we're going to flip that...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Kristina Grifantini

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...
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...

Living in a Glass House

Welcome internet traveler. I will be stockpiling neatly organized bits into a collective known as a blog along this portion of your journey. Do...

In the Beginning…

Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work.

Amazing News for Tuesday, January 22

Today - Matt Mitrovitch looks at Balkanized America in Alternate history, Adam Gaffen interviews Kevin J. Anderson, and J Simpson reviews the audio work Weird Tales for...

Doctor Who and the Strange Victorians

Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction can exist in the real world, or create hermetic worlds of their own. Which is to say genre fiction...

An Interview with K. D. Emerson

Adam Gaffen for Amazing Stories Magazine: Our first Interview is with K.D. Emerson, author of – well, let's just get right into this, shall we? What...