Review – Voyages into the Deep

The works of Jules Verne is synonymous with the classic stories represented in Amazing Stories over the many years. So any time the topic of Verne arises, the interest from the true fan will always be peaked. The graphic novel Voyages into the Deep – The Saga of Jules Verne and Captain Nemo peaked that interest.

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Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Robert Silverberg. Mr. Silverberg writes speculative fiction that travels where he wants it to go, pushing aside the traditional limitations with which many writers confine themselves. He has written countless novels and works of short fiction, and his list of non-fiction books is staggering. Mr. Silverberg has been so prolific that his total word count rivals the quantity of stars in the galaxy.

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Jules Verne

Jules Verne was born February 8th 1828 and died in 1905.  He and H.G. Wells are considered to be the ‘fathers’ of modern Science Fiction although Edgar Allan Poe was actually ahead of both of […]

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Jules Verne and Amazing Stories

As a writer whose work exerted a mighty influence on science fiction, it is entirely appropriate that Jules Verne and Amazing Stories had a tight relationship. That relationship began, of course, 21 years after Verne’s […]

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Mangling the works of Jules Verne

In a recent post about Jules Verne and his translators for English editions, I included a few examples of how those translators mangled Verne’s stories, so that for generations his authorial abilities were maligned by […]

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A Defining Moment for Science Fiction

The word Science Fiction is recognizable to the average fan, but the definition can be indistinguishable from other genre and cause confusion. Perhaps from the standpoint of the fandom, this vague categorization is by design and allows readers to broaden their focus.

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