The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection from Meteor House is one of the most comprehensive collections highlighting the authors wide range of talent.
Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down?
If you like steampunk adventure and vampire romances, then climb aboard for The Adventures of the Incognita Countess.
Steve looks at Robert A. Heinlein’s SF (and his use of nudity and sex in his SF) then touches on some other classic SF authors’ way of “doing it.” Is Heinlein still worth reading? See for yourself!
For the last of his NaNoWriMo “redux“ columns, Steve finishes his look at Ace Doubles cover illustrators. Nostalgia, indeed! Good old stuff from the Good Old Days!
Return with Steve to Darkest CGI’d Africa, where we’ll meet up with Tarzan, Jane, and Colonel Williams. (Who?)
The Fallen Spaceman by Lee Harding, it is an interesting little book with some big ideas, and an ideal introduction to the genre for young new readers.
It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction
What are our kids reading these days? The next generation of fandom may be in for quite a surprise from a literary perspective.
Steve considers two of John Shirley’s different genres: Fantasy Detective and Western!
Don’t search too hard for a blog post subject, you might end up writing a novel instead!
STOP THE PRESSES! AMAZING STORIES will begin publication of a special 88th anniversary edition of the magazine on April 1st, 2014. April 1st may be April Fools Day, but this is no joke. Beginning Tuesday, April 1st, the contents of Amazing Stories’ 88th Anniversary issue (April 2014, Volume 75, Number 1, Whole Number 610) will […]
A review of Philip José Farmer’s Venus on the Half Shell before its December reissue.
Lord of the Trees by Philip José Farmer Titan Books – Reprint 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1781162934 (Trade paperback) The Mad Goblin by Philip José Farmer Titan Books – Reprint 2013 ISBN-13: 978-1781162996 (Trade paperback) Titan Books has reprinted, with extra “historical” material, two of Philip José Farmer’s classic short novels: Lord of the Trees and […]
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 […]
An untold tale of Barsoom, and a legendary artist…
Taking a short break from science horror to talk some more about steampunk, because our superior mechanical overlords assure me it’s the next big thing. But what exactly is steampunk? Instead of wading into a potentially contentious debate about definitions, I will think outside the boiler (see what I did there) and attack the questions […]
I have two purposes for this review. One is to call your attention to a novel that older readers have probably already read, The Wind Whales of Ishmael by Philip José Farmer (originally published by Ace Science Fiction in 1971) now released by British publishers Titan Books. My second purpose is to call your attention […]
Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work.