After a short absence, Steve returns to bid farewell to a beloved SF author, Vonda N. McIntyre, and to talk about his TV addiction… er, favourite shows!
Video and images from day 3 of Worldcon 75
Happening in Helsinki! Tanya covers the beat.
Steve ceases reviewing this week to tell you of cheap and free SF/F ebooks, SF sites, semiprozines and all sorts of SF/F resources online. Check them all out!
Twelve Days by Steven Barnes is a thriller, pure and simple. A good measure for new readers to discover the author’s writing style and skill.
This week Steve does short reviews of a new movie plus five (5!) Aurora Award nominees for Graphic Novel… and asks for your consideration as well.
Top posts from March
No fooling! Steve’s April 1 column is about the Canadian Aurora Award, plus Robert J. Sawyer’s brand-new book, “Quantum Night.” Is it a goodie? Read the column and find out! (The answer is an unqualified “Heck, yes!”)
This week Steve looks at a new horror anthology—all stories by women writers—edited by Billie Sue Mosiman, and talks a bit about the Hugo and Aurora awards (in self-promotion); plus another snippet of Pinterest boards for writers. Take a look!
Who am I? Am I real? Is this real? Is this…Are you really reading a post on Amazing Stories, or is it all in your head?
If you’d love to sell your new book to one of the big SF print publishers, Steve–with a little help from his friends–tells you how to start!
Oh no, a filler episode! With nothing new to watch, let’s compile a list of first-half Hugo recommendations.
Eifelheim fashions a meeting-place between two alien worldviews, medieval Christian theology and cutting edge physics, without doing disservice to either. Nominated for the Hugo Award in 1987.
Steve discusses two top thriller writers, Billie Sue Mosiman and Dean R. Koontz. Are their new books good?
Steve talks about artists and their Christmas cards. (Only a day late, right?) Merry Christmas!
Scide Splitters reviews a story collection by one of science fiction and fantasy’s most prolific authors of short form humorous fiction.
Tanya rounds up the past months’ offerings in translation.
Continuing the assemblage of the greatest SF novels of all time – objectively
Rainbows End (2006) won the Hugo and Locus Awards for best novel and was nominated for the Prometheus Award. Sad to say there’s no pot of gold awaiting the reader at the end.
Watch the Hugo Awards Finalists announcements on Ustream.
Now there are classic science fiction stories, and then there are classic science fiction stories used by educators to introduce young impressionable readers and writers to the age old argument of science and religion. The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke is THAT kind of story.
Rotsler Award Winning Taral Wayne’s Broken Toys.
LoneStarCon 3 promises to be one of the truly landmark events in the history of science fiction. Something so magnificent owes a great debt to San Antonio Fandom
Browsing through my photo file yielded one of me taken at the 16th annual Chesley Awards, 2001, accepting an award for one of the winners. Which did not include me 🙂 (although I have been nominated three times, 1998 and 2004). The winners were announced, as is traditional, during a Friday night ceremony carved out […]
Worldcon, coming up at the end of August, regularly conducts the WSFS business meeting where, among other things, possible changes to the Hugo Awards are proposed, discussed and then voted on by the membership. (Going to Worldcon? You’re a member and you get to vote, if you want to.) John Scalzi today published portions of […]
Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Frederik Pohl. Frederik was one of those wild-eyed youths who through force of will and determination spread science fiction across the world. Even today, his sweat still marks the hammer and anvil that forged the industry. Across his career, he […]
Let this serve as your reminder that final ballots for the 2013 Hugo Awards are due today. (07/31/13) With that in mind, I bring you my continued parade of Hugo Award statistics from across the years. This latest installment includes statistics from the other three fiction categories: Best Short Story, Best Novelette, and Best Novella. […]
With the Hugo Award voting coming to a close at the end of July, I find my attention being pulled towards the historical data surrounding the Hugo. The Hugo Award started in 1953 at the 11th WorldCon in Philadelphia. Originally named the Annual Science Fiction Achievement Award, the award’s unofficial name, the Hugo, became official […]
This is the second part of an interview with Christopher Priest, one of the leading authors in any genre. You can read Part 1 here. Priest’s first published story was ‘The Run’, in 1966. His first novel, Indoctrinaire, was published in 1970. His second, Fugue for a Darkening Island, was a Campbell nominee, while his third,The Space Machine won the BSFA Award […]
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 of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the opportunity to peek inside the minds of the ASM bloggers to […]