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The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection

The Philip José Farmer Centennial Collection from Meteor House is one of the most comprehensive collections highlighting the authors wide range of talent.

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better...

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?

Book Review: The Adventure of the Incognita Countess by Cynthia Ward

If you like steampunk adventure and vampire romances, then climb aboard for The Adventures of the Incognita Countess.

TIME ENOUGH FOR HEINLEIN—RAH, S/F, AND SEX!

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!

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

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!

RUMBLE IN THE JUNGLE FILM REVIEW: THE LEGEND OF TARZAN

Return with Steve to Darkest CGI'd Africa, where we'll meet up with Tarzan, Jane, and Colonel Williams. (Who?)

Review: The Fallen Spaceman by Lee Harding

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.

The Grand Masters’ Reading List

It would be tough to go wrong with this list of recommended Holiday reads by the Grand Masters of Science Fiction

Next Generation Readers and the Future of Fandom

What are our kids reading these days? The next generation of fandom may be in for quite a surprise from a literary perspective.

REVIEWS: John Shirley—Between Genres (Always)

Steve considers two of John Shirley's different genres: Fantasy Detective and Western!

Last Flight of the Muses, or: Fates on a Rampage?

Don't search too hard for a blog post subject, you might end up writing a novel instead!

AMAZING News 3-30-29

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...

Scide Splitters: Venus on the Half-Shell by Philip José Farmer

A review of Philip José Farmer's Venus on the Half Shell before its December reissue.

Book Review: Lord of the Trees and The Mad Goblin by...

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...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Bill Spangler

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...

The Mars That Got Away

An untold tale of Barsoom, and a legendary artist...

Thinking Outside the Boiler: A Few Novels Not Always Classified as...

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...

Book Review: The Wind Whales of Ishmael – Philip José Farmer

I have two purposes for this review. One is to call your attention to a novel that older readers have probably already read, The...

In the Beginning…

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.