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Entrevista con la Premiada Autora sueca Karin Tidbeck

An Spanish interview with new weird author Karin Tidbeck.

Thinking in Context: The Anchor of Genre Translation

An exploration of some of the challenges of translating an English language text into Chinese.

Psychopompos is a Beautiful Student Film, Based on a Poem by...

a character who helps people after their death to transcend the human body and migrate their souls

August’s Writing Prompt: Tongue Twister

Can you imagine what would happen if the citizens of two countries all woke up only able to speak the language of the other country? If so, write a story about it...

Promotional audio: Podcast, Cosmocápsula goes Amazing, with science fiction from around...

Cosmocapsula launches a new podcast for Amazing Stories

Noticias Literatura 24-7

An interview with author Eduardo Vaquerizo; report on the Tolkien and philology conference; a Fritz Lieber blog and a new release from Robert Shearman

Science Fiction Bikini

Science fiction bikini seems like a simple juxtaposition of words, but examining the phrase reveals much of the cultural and social baggage packed inside.

Interview (Part 1): Nina Allan On Her Debut Novel, The Race

Over the last decade Nina Allan has established herself as one of the UK’s most imaginative and compelling writers. In this extensive two part interview she talks to Gary Dalkin for Amazing Stories about a wide range of subjects, including her debut novel, The Race.

The Road to Middle-Earth by Tom Shippey

The Road to Middle-Earth is a wonderful companion to any trip across Middle-earth and it is a welcome reminder of the huge craft that J.R.R. Tolkien brought to his work.

The Artful Collector: Your Guide to ArtSpeak – Part I

The language of art collecting can be strange, wonderful and at times totally mystifying to outsiders.  It's a vocabulary rife with very specific descriptors...

Talus and the Frozen King by Graham Edwards

A murder mystery set in stone age Britian.

“La Puntuación es un Impulso Imperialista”. Entrevista con Lavie Tidhar

Tanya profiles international author Lavie Tidhar

“Punctuation is an Imperialist Impulse”. Interview with Award Winning Lavie Tidhar

Tanya's interview with Lavie Tidhar, Israeli author and editor - in English! (A native spanish speaker living in Finland, interviewing an Israeli author, in English!)

Juan Guinot—Escritor por M.C.Carper

M. C. Carper interviews Juan Guinot.

Dubbing Gone Wrong: Americanization, Racism, and Willful Ignorance

It is extremely difficult, as a creator of any sort, to escape your culture.

Fantastika 2013

Como prometido, he aquí el recuento de Fantastika 2013, que se llevara a cabo del 18 al 20 de octubre. El evento se realizó en...

A Fan’s History, Episode 12: More Fanspeak

What the heck is a “slanshack”?

The Language of Scandal: Why Do Speculative Fiction Writers Love Disgusting...

Why has this man been labelled "a poo-flinging chimp," among other, less printable things? I have an idea or two (a rare occurrence, I know, I know).

Having a Sexual Harassment Policy is not Enough

The topic of sexual harassment, in general and specifically at science fiction (SF) conventions (cons), has been discussed online at length lately, due in...

Clemente Palma, el Hugo Gernsback peruano

Si hay un autor injustamente maltratado en el Perú es Clemente Palma (1872-1946). Dos hechos de su prolífica carrera intelectual fueron escogidos por sus...

Voice Net

This man foresaw the NSA scandal before cell phones were even invented. So why have you never heard of him? Blame the Japanese publishing industry--which makes Westeros look like the Oneida Community.

The Meteor That Never Fell

Just kidding! Putin didn't really ride that meteor! But it was an uneasy thing to watch, and it prompted uneasier thoughts about other things that fall, and why I crave stories with endings.

Foxes, Cultural Appropriation, and Japonisme

Here's how to do cultural appropriation right. Look at the man and his fox bride; you can tell he loves her.

Talk

Talk Somewhere around the mid-1980s, science fiction novels (less so short fiction) became filled with talk. I think this has to do with the appearance...

Inoculate Against the Lurids: Language Is A Virus

I’m pleased to be participating at Amazing Stories by writing about pulps. But before jumping feet first into that discussion, it’s best to issue...