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Ciencia ficción venezolana: Fedosy Santaella y una distopía

Review of Las peripecias inéditas de Teofilus Jones by Fedosy Santaella.

Scide Splitters: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Thursday Next, the plucky female lead character of The Eyre Affair, is a literary detective in an alternate 1985 England.

Review – The Man Who Haunted Himself (Blu-Ray/DVD)

The Man Who Haunted Himself is, as the title suggests, both a ghost and a doppelgänger story

Lisbeth Salander

We've been having some pretty wild weather here in the Wairarapa lately, which meant that I've been sitting without power for over 24 hours earlier this week. While sitting around waiting for the contractors from the power company to turn up and put me back on the grid, I've managed to read myself through a substantial chunk of Stieg Larsson's "Millenium" trilogy*: finally! I should say!

Ooky Spooky Animanga Part I: Vampires

Autumn in New England serves to transport me immediately into a Halloween world - where one finds Vampires. In Anime!

Review – Searching for Ray Bradbury by Steven Paul Leiva

A loving tribute to the memory of one of the most important figures both in the history of our genres and in American popular culture and the literature of the 20th century.

Walter Popp

I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about old science fiction art, particularly pulp magazine art and artists. My knowledge is not so vast, however, that there aren't still some surprises and new discoveries to be made.

Villains and Heroes Come to Life in Masked Mosaic – Canadian...

Masked Mosaic – Canadian Super Stories is a wide range of stories by Canadian authors about Canadian super heroes and villains, all bound together in this beautiful anthology.

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.

Sequential Wednesdays #7 – Tales of Tails

Animals have a very special role to play in stories, at least according to the long history of tales utilizing their presence as potent symbolism.  Throughout...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Alex Kane

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...

Sequential Wednesdays #5 – The Private Eye For the Public

The publication of comics has drastically changed in the past 5 years.  As scores of e-reader devices hit the market to facilitate the millions...

Dynamo – Unsuccessful Wooing, Decrees from Rashmon & A Silent, Bearded...

If there's a recently popularized term that leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, it's "webisodes."  This demeaning and fun-sized determination of quality stems...

Crossroads: Tripping the Noir Fantastic

Last week, we talked about some of the tensions between science fiction and noir. Fantasy, which relies on metaphor even more than science fiction,...

Crossroads: A Genre Darkly

World-building, extrapolation, analogy, conceptual breakthrough, thought experiment - these are science fiction's basic methods. Other genres might occasionally borrow them, but SF has sharpened them to a razor's edge. So what happens when this set of tools works alongside the themes, styles, and plot structures of noir?

What You Will Find Here

Since January 2nd of 2013, members of the Amazing Stories blog team (you'll find them all listed under Staff where you can learn more...

Crossroads: Where Genres Meet in the Night

Speculative fiction's ability to stay fresh is a direct result of its ability to blend with other genres: the mash-up, the hybrid, the literary crossroad are where science fiction has always found innovation. We're a magpie genre, and I think that should be celebrated and explored.