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AMAZING News 3-23-14

Amazing News – The Town Crier Of The Multiverse (Town CrierS?) (Don’t like a Headline? Just shift a few ‘verses and you’ll find one.)

Lost Curiosities: Bringing Dogs Back from the Dead

During the Lazarus experiments, Cornish excited much interest in Hollywood. Boris Karloff starred in two films inspired by Cornish’s work, The Man they Could Not Hang (1939) and The Man with Nine Lives (1940). The scientist actually served as consultant to the former film. These movies sparked a “mad scientist” craze in science fiction, and were also among the first to conceptualize open-heart surgery.

Making the Grade with the Walking Dead

How does fandom verify the accuracy of scientific particulars when dealing with fantastical subjects like apocalypse and reanimated dead? We go back to school and enroll in a course called “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead.”

On Ghost Hunters

Have you heard a strange bump in the night? Perhaps a door mysteriously opened or slammed shut? My advice, read Carl Sagan’s The Demon Haunted World.

Science on Stage vs. Science Fiction Theatre

It’s no secret that popular science has exploded when we see the amount of paperbacks, TV series and documentaries on the subject, and theatre is no exception. Copenhagen is by far the most notable example, having found success in the Tony Awards for winning Best Play in 2000. Before and after then, Science plays have […]

Good Versus Evil

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AMAZING News 8/4/2013

SPECIAL REPORT Amazing Stories is now selling a limited edition T-shirt. Only 150 copies of this special shirt, featuring the SS Amazing: EXP – 01, designed and illustrated by Duncan Long, will be made available. Members Only until August 16th.  Available to the public starting August 17th (if any are still available). Not a member […]

HOW WILL CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECT SCIENCE FICTION?

Guest Post by Eric Del Carlo In 2005, the year of Hurricane Katrina, we broke the alphabet. Storms which brew up in the Atlantic and grind toward the Gulf of Mexico get named alphabetically. It’s a simple, easy to understand metric. That year, for the first time, the frightening tropical disturbances overtook those twenty-six letters. I’m […]

AMAZING News! July 7th, 2013

APOCALYPSE AVATAR Roger ‘Floating Mountain‘ Dean Sues James ‘I swear I didn’t see it on the Outer Limits‘ Cameron FANDOM 12 Angry Weasels – not a sequel Anti-Harassment Policies – sign up Con Anti-Harassment Project Sexual Harassment at Cons, How to Stop It Empowering Girls to Become Strong Women Octavia Butler Park? Get Out the Comfy […]

The Science and Engineering Applications of Zombies

I just watched World War Z last week, and it was not my first zombie movie of the year. It probably will not be my last. Zombies are the new vampire. They’re everywhere in every permutation, and show no signs of slowing. In fact, they seem to be getting faster these days. If you don’t […]

Reviews: Inhuman / Edible Zoo

Inhuman: Haiku from the Zombie Apocalypse by Joshua Gage (Published by The Poet’s Haven – No. 18 in the Poet’s Haven Author Series). OK, imagine yourself witnessing the dawn of a zombie apocalypse, then as the Living Dead begin to outnumber the Living Living and then as the surviving uninfected band together (or not, as […]

When Hairy Met Scaly

“Do not annoy a dragon, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.” — Author Unknown A myth about ancient map makers is that they’d adorn the distant uncharted areas with “Here Be Dragons”, presumably a McDonald’s-like warning to sailors about “Over 1 Billion Eaten” and counting. But in truth, only one such map […]

How Science Fiction Can Save the World

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I, Shebot

If this photo gives you the creeps, congratulations, you may be human. But in another few years, it may not be so easy to tell. And as usual, science fiction is largely to blame.

Burn Your Books

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Fiction and the Happy Brain

STORY HORDER As a child, I was a story horder. I couldn’t get enough of them. I was very fortunate to have parents who read to me, and looking back, they were saints in this regard. I was voracious.I always wanted more, and I wanted my favorites again and again. The original story of The […]