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Retro-review of H.G. Wells' The Country of the Blind
It's been 121 years since Wells unleashed the Martian invasion on us, and 81 years since Orson Welles made us take to the streets in panic.
Steve reviews the 70th Anniversary Issue of F&SF and finds it good. Excellent, in fact. There’s still time to read the issue before the Nov./Dec. one comes out!
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
Is Amazing Stories the world's first science fiction magazine? Yes. Did it get there all on its lonesome? No.
Exploring the fictional Professor Bernard Quatermass, whose experiments lie (as Rod Serling says) “between the pit of man’s fears, and the summit of his knowledge”! Go get some!
On Dystopias, with side trips to Philip K. Dick and Ecuador.
Frankenstein Dreams: A Connoisseur’s Collection of Victorian Science Fiction is a gallery of literary wonder edited by Michael Sims
An overview of Spanish language science fiction theatre, starting with a Spanish language adaptation of Orson Well's War of the Worlds.
The first issue of Amazing Stories for 1927 features writing by, among others, Murray Leinster and H. G. Wells, as well as the magazine's first...letters column!
Amazing Stories closes out its first year of publication with excerpts from novels by H. G. Wells and Garrett O. Serviss, and much, much more.
The November 1926 issue of Amazing Stories contained a lot of dark stories, including the conclusion of the serialization of H. G. Wells' The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Brian Herbert's first short story collection, Dangerous Worlds, charts his meteoric progression as a writer.
The Alchemist is an excellent example of the true magic that happens when literary fiction and genre fiction work together.
the sixth issue of Amazing Stories focuses on novel excerpts rather than short stories, but what novel excerpts they are!
A recurring theme in Amazing Stories #5 is the alteration of the human mind.
In issue four of Amazing Stories, Hugo Gernsback editorializes about how much science should appear in stories in his magazine; but, does the fiction deliver?
The eerie stories behind the Grimm Tales of Terror comics examine some of the most popular fictional events from film, literature, and anywhere else one might find twisted elements of the imagination.
What strange stories would be put in front of readers of the third issue of Amazing Stories?
Steve watches lots of TV for YOU! He's trying to save you from bad shows and point you to good shows. That's how selfless he is. Why else would he put in the hours in front of a lighted box?
Review: Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction by Chris...
Highlighting the popular speculative element, Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction by Chris Pak should be mandatory reading for both students and fans alike.
Star Trek was the first science fiction television show to deal seriously with multiculturalism and the "other."
Mars! Huh! What is it good for? (Absolutely nothing!) Steve reviews two old movies and offers a caution for Aries-ophiles.
Jorge Luis Borges and the definition of science fiction.
Jules Verne - fascinating in any medium and in any language!
This week, Steve examines how differently powers, like telekinesis, can be handled by Hollywood. Some movies do it well, and some less well.
The Reluctant Orchid by Arthur C. Clarke is one of those distinct literary gems that proves good writing can be just as influential as it is inspirational.
Look at the aliens from This Island Earth. If they are so smart, why are the denizens of Metaluna all such big headed pricks?
Lehr "dominated science fiction covers in the mid-1960s into the 1970s"
Steve finishes his "time machine" with a look at the final three issues of Amazing's first full year.
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