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WHO WAS HENRY KUTTNER (LEWIS PADGETT)? DO YOU KNOW?

This week Steve examines a prolific author of the ‘40s and ‘50s who seems to be nearly forgotten today. Maybe we can change that!

On Cover Mentions

Cover mentions. Every author loves them, but do they actually help sell magazines?

…and it was all Yellow

Embrace the Yellow!

Scide Splitters: Brooklyn Project by William Tenn

"Brooklyn Project," William Tenn’s outstanding political satire, highlights the folly of disregarding civil liberties for the sake of security.

More Star Wars Art Because… STAR WARS!

Pulp inspired Star Wars and then, Star Wars inspired pulp!

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Retro Read (Part 1)

Steve begins a new series of reviews devoted to examining the contents of what is arguably the single greatest anthology of science fiction's first half-century - The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, edited by Robert Silverberg and selected by the members of SFWA. Individual stories will be examined in order, with particular attention being paid to their suitability for today's readers, as well as their place in SF literary history.

The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the Comic...

Harlan Ellison gets his Dumas on.

Sword & Planet

Discussions of what is and what is not Sword & Sorcery can be a thorny proposition. On the one hand S&S is largely no...

POUL ANDERSON: THE INVISIBLE CLASSIC

Sometimes great books come and go, waiting for another chance to be discovered and given the place on our bookshelves they truly deserve. Sword...

Discovering Planet Stories

As a fan of the classic Science Fiction and Fantasy pulp magazines (exemplified by my thrill to be involved here at Amazing Stories), I...

Dress For the Occasion: The Scantily Clad Female

So, here's a question: Say you're a beautiful woman (I assume some of you reading this actually are women. Please believe me when I say...

I Dreamed I Saw the Silver Spaceships


When people think about science fiction the first thing they usually visualize are spaceships (or green skinned women in shiny bikinis, but that may...