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The War Of the Worlds 121st, 92nd & 81st Anniversaries

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.

What’s New In Fantasy Summer 2018: Historical Fantasy Books

In her debut column, Linnea takes a look at four fantasy series.

Amazing Histories, October 1927: Prehistoric Life and Futuristic Crimes

Two people stand inside an observatory, staring up at the sky. They have access to a large telescope, but they are not looking through...

Review: I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB by...

I, Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag IIB by Jacques Tardi is one of those rare books that will stir, teach, and leave you in admiration of those who endured what hopefully, nobody else ever will.

Amazing Histories, September 1927: From a Darker Place

extraterrestrial diseases, chemically-created spectres, man-eating plants, electric deathtraps and people being turned to stone...and it's ONLY 1927....

JULY 20TH, 1969

a short reminisce in honor of Moon Walking Day.

Amazing Histories, August 1927: Red Mars and Darkest Africa

The debut of H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds, and an iconic Frank R. Paul cover.

Why is June ‘Pride Month’?

June is LGBTQI Pride Month.

Gardner Dozois: 1947 – 2018

A few thoughts on the passing of one of the field's greats.

Amazing Histories, July 1927: An Annual Event

Two-fer, as Doris dives deep into both the July 1927 issue and the one and only Amazing Stories Annual.

Why ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ still matters in 2018 – Futurity

It’s certainly the most influential of all science fiction films, and the most often referenced of all the films in the genre.

2001: A Space Odyssey Official Re-Release Trailer

The Trailer for the 50th anniversary release of 2001: A Space Odyssey

2001: A Space Odyssey Movie Review (1968) | Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert's 1997 review of the film he originally saw in premiere in 1968

17 minutes of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY Found!

Kubrick's cut has been found, but there will never be a DVD that includes it.

Cannes 2018: Christopher Nolan on his restoration of 2001: A Space...

“Films that were being made in an analogue way need to be presented in an analogue way.”

Review: A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films by Jeff Rovin

A Pictorial History of Science Fiction Films contains arguably the most complete list of movies produced between the earliest silent films to the mid-seventies

Youtube Video On History of Amazing and Gernsback

Gernsback video kinda sorta almost gets the story straight

Amazing Histories, June 1927: Prize-Winning Stories

In this latest issue, Hugo Gernsback announces that he and his associates have chosen the three contest winners from around 360 entrants

FILM PROGRAM: Fanac’s Video Fan History Project

Tribute to Ike and a bit of inside baseball on fanzines


Harry Harrison, Eastercon 1971 and Vincent di Fate, MagicCon, 1992

FILM PROGRAM: Fanac’s Fan History Films

The First Worldcon, the first Australian Worldcon and John Bangsund, Fred Pohl, Dave Kyle, Bob Madle and Earle Korshak


Bringing the world's first science fiction magazine back into print!


David Hartwell, David Drake, Robert Silverberg and Isaac Asimov


Leigh Brackett, Edmond Hamilton and James Gunn - Pacificon II and MidAmeriCon I

Amazing Histories, May 1927: Long Journeys and Short Trips

From Gernsback's editorial: “The editors of Amazing Stories… are trying their best to keep from this magazine stories that belong rather in the domain of fairy tales than in scientifiction”,

Amazing Histories, April 1927: The First Anniversary

Amazing Stories' first anniversary issue hits the stands.


A new regular Sunday feature debuts this week: FANAC's Fan History Project videos. Fans have always been keen to embrace new technologies, including 8 and 16mm film!

Amazing Histories, March 1927: Hidden Worlds

Amazing Stories gives up its use of Amazing Stories Bulky Weave paper, Gernsback laments not being able to please 100% of his readers and some of them complain, just a bit, in the letter column.

On Cover Mentions

Cover mentions. Every author loves them, but do they actually help sell magazines?