For all its faults, IT is horror’s Moby Dick – a gargantuan tale so full of powerfully rendered characters, ideas and episodes that it bears returning to and analysing, one memorable passage at a time.
There are new platforms! America has graphic novels; Japan has anime; and South Korea has web comics. Web-based comics known as ‘webtoons’ are popular. Thanks to Korea’s world’s fastest optic networks. Webtoons are the ideal comics, since they can also be read on smartphones. They are coloured cartoons that can also incorporate music, special effects, […]
The Alchemist is an excellent example of the true magic that happens when literary fiction and genre fiction work together.
In the battle between literary fiction and genre fiction, Ellen Klages belongs to both sides, as her engaging collection of short stories Wicked Wonders demonstrates.
Radio seems to be the best medium for dramatizing science fiction. It’s a shame that there isn’t more of it, although…
a character who helps people after their death to transcend the human body and migrate their souls
An interview with award-winning author Jaime Molina Garcia, author of “Days to die in paradise”
Preview of the upcoming crowdfunded anthology
Spring, and a young fan’s fancy turns to a new anime season.
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?
Cosmocapsula presents the audio story – A Simple Negotiation
Cosmocapsula Goes Amazing Podcast – international SF
Who cares, Disney owns it now….
David Perez Marulanda delivers Amazing Stories’s first ever podcast with an interview with Laura Ponce, Spanish Woman of Wonder!
Cosmocapsula launches a new podcast for Amazing Stories
A special dystopian fiction magazine issue and a micro-story contest
A profile of Ibero-American Bolivian author Adolfo Cáceres Romero.
How to pick a winner….
Gary Dalkin completes his survey of the books he read in 2014
a short recap of my 2014 in books. Where I reviewed a book for Amazing Stories I have provided a link to that review, and in one case to a related interview. So here, in chronological order, are the first 21 books I read in 2014.
Arthur C. Clarke’s short story ‘If I Forget Thee Oh Earth…’ isn’t just about doomsday. It is a lesson in the art of writing good science fiction.
Francisco Porrúa, founder of “Minotauro”, is dead at 92
The Bone Clocks consists of six linked novellas chronicling the life of one woman, Holly Sykes, from rebellious teenager in 1984, to grandmother in 2043. Each novella is narrated in the first person present tense, but only the opening and closing sections are see directly through Holly’s eyes. In the other four sections she is a character in someone else’s story. It is a strong framework on which to build a novel. Unfortunately Holly is not herself a particularly interesting person
Man, I have GOT to bone up on my Spanish! There’s so much cool stuff happening in that language!
A preview of the 24th annual Book Fair in Monterey
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.
No, this is not a review of The Goldfinch, but a look at the way Tartt’s novel might be read as an accidental sort of science fiction. … Clearly Donna Tartt had no intention of writing a science fiction novel. There is nothing in the plot of The Goldfinch which is science-fictional. In fact it is the absence of anything science-fictional which is so striking, given that almost half the book is set in the near future.
Tanya returns with the english language version of her interview with Hal Duncan, author of Vellum.
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.
A profile of the multi-talented author Caitlin Kiernan.