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AMAZING NEWS: 10-6-19

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

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: F&SF SEPT.-OCT. 2017

This week, Steve reviews the Sept./Oct. 2017 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, their 68th anniversary issue. And finds it good to read!

Final Results for 2016 Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Award

A report on the winners of the Chinese Galaxy and Chinese Nebula Awards.

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE SUPERHERO? (Part One of Two)

Steve begins an exploration of superhero comics at the very beginning!

AMAZING THINGS: William Shatner Talks Cops & Robots Fiction at ORIM

Open Road Integrated Media has put together a collection of space detective tales (where's Gil 'the Arm'?) and are promoting it with an interesting...

Retrospective – Spielberg & Kubrick’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence

In 2001 I wrote that A.I. was more successful as a fable that as pure SF, a film to be seen and argued over, which in the current climate of mindless special effects dominated action fodder made it easy to over-rate.

Nebula Awards by the Numbers

Nebula Awards Weekend fast approaches. RK fills us in on some of the history of the awards.

Star Trek, The Empire

In Star Trek: TOS, the episode Mirror, Mirror introduced us to an alternate universe featuring an Earth dominated empire. Star Trek 'the Franchise' has managed to pull that same feat off in the real world.

Review: City at the End of Time by Greg Bear

Gary Dalkin rounds up novels that feature cities at the end of time.
Doris Lessing, Cologne literature festival 2006

Obituary – Doris Lessing

Dorris Lessing

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

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

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

I'm not talking about the salt vampire of Star Trek or anything so literal. I'm talking about vampires in the sense that they fill...

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

When I returned to reading science fiction as adult I discovered a whole new generation of authors:Greg Bear, David Brin, William Gibson, Octavia E. Butler, and Orson Scott...