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Air Force Major Robert Lawrence Jr., who was never a NASA astronaut, and never made a flight into space, was our nation's first African American astronaut.
Time to activate the way-back machine once more as we journey to February 1927 and the latest issue of Amazing Stories!
Apollo astronauts Gene Cernan, Richard Gordon and Paul Weitz died in 2017. There's a little known story about each of them.
Xaghra’s Revenge is a well-written, time-travelling historical fantasy. Highly recommended!
The leaves will soon be falling, and so will a new batch of shows!
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!
This is one of those issues that is so fraught, so convoluted, so personal and so public, that it is doubtful anyone can address it in a manner that doesn't offend some, certainly doesn't solve anything and may serve to confuse rather than to illuminate. Nevertheless....
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.
NBC no longer producing Amazing Stories TV show. (Or shouldn't be.)
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.
It's back to October 1926...
The return of another semi-regular feature, our ten year anniversary review of the magazine's history.
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?
Steve time travels (again?) back to 1961 with the review of the movie “Hidden Figures” and finds it more than good. Possibly his fave movie so far this year!
Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and revisits/rewrites an old column dealing with Worldcons and nametags and such.
What strange stories would be put in front of readers of the third issue of Amazing Stories?
There were no useable photos taken of Neil Armstrong during his Apollo 11 walk on the Moon.
A creature resembling a cross between a moth, an owl and a devil fish stares into a transparent, ovoid object. Behind it is a...
We continue our ten year anniversaries by month, of Amazing Stories
DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke has a powerful message that should be experienced by those interested in both history and the DC universe.
Apollo 17 Astronaut Eugene Cernan (1934-2017) and the American flag he raised, became the last of their kind to stand on the Moon.
Doris V. Sutherland kicks off a new series, reviewing Amazing Stories - from the beginning!
Apollo 8: December 25, 1968 (the spirits of another Christmas)
John Glenn was the last surviving member of NASA's remarkable first group of astronauts, the Mercury 7.
This December marks the end of Amazing Stories first year of publication...90 years later we're still in the game!
The recently translated graphic novel Pacific from Titan Comics is a bizarre tale that will appeal to the speculative fiction crowd, but fans of historical fiction should take notice too.
In 1960, twenty years before the Space Shuttle, NASA launched another manned, airplane-shaped spacecraft to the fringes of space. Neil Armstrong was one of its pilots.
A look at what's coming your way from the anime world in October.
Astronaut Mae Jemison has flown in space on both the NASA Space Shuttle and on the Starship Enterprise. And, along the way, she became the first female African American astronaut to travel into orbit.
A giant of the field is no longer with us.