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A New Space Telescope Helps to Usher in a New Future

I think this is pretty cool.  A company with plans to mine asteroid, Planetary Resources, Inc., has just announced that they're putting a telescope...

Jingoism and the Culture of Fear in Star Trek Into Darkness

Having seen Star Trek Into Darkness twice now, and having very much enjoyed it, my aim is to avoid spoilers here whenever possible, for...

Small Star Trek Spoiled Science Spoiler

So like a lot of people, I saw Star Trek Into Darkness last week.  I liked the casting, the acting, many of the effects. ...

How Young is a Young Adult?

The science fiction novels I read as a teen weren’t written for that age group. The themes were adult, as were the character...

To Star Trek or to Star Wolf?

Why not do both? Let's start with Trek. The new Star Trek movie Into Darkness debuts this month.  The word of mouth seems good from the...

Star Trek Into Darkness: Review

Let’s talk about Star Trek. Actually, before we do that, let me first lay out my biases: I’m a minor trekkie, having grown up...

The Rising Tide of Alien Languages

Be warned, this post contains spoilers for this week’s Game of Thrones episode “And Now His Watch is Ended”. This morning I sat and watched...

Alien Parameter Space

I love science fiction stories with aliens. There are some good ones without aliens, but they'd probably be better if they threw in some...

Weaned on Science Fiction and Fantasy

One thing that's been abundantly clear to me, as someone weaned on video games, is how indebted we are to science fiction  and fantasy. ...

The Invisible World

When I walked out to my back patio, I unexpectedly met resistance. My throbbing forehead had crashed against an unseen force. I stepped back...

Review: Men Into Space by John C. Frederiksen

MEN INTO SPACE John C. Frederiksen Bear Manor Media 2013 314 Pages  $21.95 (Kindle $9.95) Men Into Space was a television show that (unfortunately) aired for a single...

The Monster Makers

The spotlight last month fell on the special effects wizards who make SF monsters come to life. The crowning glory was the award of...

JJ Abrams is coming back to the small screen

The man behind hit TV shows and films such as Lost, Cloverfield and Armageddon (yes he was involved in the script writing for the...
Isaac Asimov in B & W drawing

No.8 Isaac Asimov, Psychohistory, Robot Crimes, and Positronic Brains.

2013Feb24 Isaac Asimov, Psychohistory, Robot Crimes, and Positronic Brains.  Isaac Asimov, aka: Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, aka: Исаак Юдович Озимов, is another member of the Big...

A DOCTOR FOR THE ENTERPRISE: New Art, New Pages

Troy Boyle reports that he's been sending completed pages to the inkers, letterers,colorers and who knows who else at a breakneck pace!  We're closing...

Cloud Atlas Shrugged – or let the Skyfall

On Monday Skyfall was released on Blu-ray and DVD in the UK. Tomorrow Cloud Atlas will open in UK cinemas. Two films, poles apart....

Amazing News Friday, February 15, 2013

Asteroid Fly-by Futuredaze Anthology on Whatever Doctor on the Enterprise Excerpt OSC, Superman and the Boycott Canadian Zombies Amazing's First Ad Partner Cory Doctorow Signing in NH - Amazing to...

T*Zers: David Gerrold’s – Doctor on the Enterprise

Earlier this week we warned you that today Amazing Stories would be teasing the heck out of you and everyone else in the science...

BIG REVEAL TODAY: EXCERPT FROM DAVID GERROLD’S – DOCTOR ON...

Today on Amazing Stories we give you an excerpt of David Gerrold's new comic mashup Doctor on the Enterprise, as well as a look...

Amazing Stories to Publish David Gerrold Comic Script: Star Trek &...

Ok, I'll say it, if only to keep up with the current trend on the site:  The Experimenter Publishing Company is pleased to bring...

No. 6 – Theodore Sturgeon, The Next Question, Well-Meaning Scientists and...

2013 Feb 10 - Theodore Sturgeon, aka/Edward Hamilton Waldo, is best remembered for asking “What’s the next question?” In some portraits, you’ll see Sturgeon...

“I Like Science Fiction, It’s Got Like Giant Robots and Stuff,...

The only time the public pays attention to Science Fiction is when that great machine of mass marketing and “entertainment” called Hollywood inundates the...

Amazing News for Tuesday, January 22

Today - Matt Mitrovitch looks at Balkanized America in Alternate history, Adam Gaffen interviews Kevin J. Anderson, and J Simpson reviews the audio work Weird Tales for...

I Like Science Fiction, It’s Got Like Giant Robots and Stuff,...

“I Like Science Fiction, It’s Got Like Giant Robots and Stuff, Right?” Science Fiction’s Self-Esteem Problem Part II: You Actually Read That Crap? Science Fiction has...

Opening Salvo

Hi. I’m glad you’re here. Come in, make yourself comfortable, and let me introduce myself. My name is Keith West. I’ve been reading science...