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Too Long After – A Time Limit On Sequels & Prequels?

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How long after is too long? Returning to a great original is fraught with difficulties at any time, but the more time goes by, the more the problems compound.

The Changing Face of Science Fiction

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Some of the brightest minds in the science fiction industry talk about how they perceived this ever evolving juggernaut, how the science fiction industry had changed since they first found their way into it, and where the industry was headed. What follows is their amazing insight.

Interview with SFWA Grand Master Robert Silverberg

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Today we are joined by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) Grand Master Robert Silverberg. Mr. Silverberg writes speculative fiction that travels where he wants it to go, pushing aside the traditional limitations with which many writers confine themselves. He has written countless novels and works of short fiction, and his list of non-fiction books is staggering. Mr. Silverberg has been so prolific that his total word count rivals the quantity of stars in the galaxy.

Abraham Valdelomar, ¿se anticipó a Stephen King?

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Para los peruanos, Abraham Valdelomar es una gran promesa literaria truncada. Nacido en 1888, se convirtió en uno de los más importantes cuentistas del país, innovando el género de tal manera que muchos de sus cuentos se han convertido en clásicos indiscutibles de la literatura peruana, como pueden serlo El caballero Carmelo, El hipocampo de oro y otros. Falleció en 1919.

Alternate History on the Small Screen

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With shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, fans have a lot to be happy about with the modern age of genre television....

Book Review: Dr. Sleep. Does Every Book Really Need a Sequel?

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Does Dr. Sleep stack up against The Shining?

Thin Men with Yellow Faces: NOT a Dark Tower tie-in!

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There are two broad strains of horror fiction. One assumes that the world is falling apart, and depicts that process. The other assumes that the world is eternal, and depicts it falling apart.

AMAZING News August 25, 2013

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Conventions, Readings, Scientific Advances, Awards, Trouble Makers and Just Plain Fun Stuff

Doctor Sleep – Stephen King’s Sequel to The Shining

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It has been thirty-six years since The Shining scared the bejesus out of most of the population and King has not disappointed this reader with his latest.

Interview with Award-Winning Editor Ellen Datlow

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For more than 30 years, Ellen has edited speculative fiction with a discerning eye, helping to shape the stories and authors we all love to read.
Joyland paperback cover

Joyland by Stephen King – review

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In Stephen King’s best novel in years, 11.22.63 (2011), the veteran author revisited the period of his youth, the 1950s and ‘60s. A character...

In Defense of Digital Book Buying

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Stephen King recently stirred up a bit of controversy with his announcement that his next book, Joyland, from Hard Case Crime, will not have...

Growing Pains by Ian Whates – book review

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Growing Pains is a new collection from the highly talented British author and editor Ian Whates. Whates is the author of the Noise series of...

Writers Writing About Writers Writing About …

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There's something unseemly about writers who write about writers. Many of my beliefs about writing have changed since I was a pink-cheeked little colleen getting...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Kristina Grifantini

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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...

John Carpenter’s Christine – Blu-ray review

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By the early 1980’s, following the success of Carrie and The Shining in the cinema and Salem’s Lot on TV, Hollywood was falling over...

The Fury – Blu-ray and Expanded Soundtrack

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Those difficult teen years. A time when you have no money, power or influence, and have to spend your day going to school without...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Michael J. Sullivan

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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...

Rites of Spring: The New Horror TV Shows

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True Blood stirs no interest in me, I don't enjoy The Walking Dead, and my feelings about American Horror Story are deeply mixed, but...

We Can Hear You Scream: An Overview of SF/Horror Literature

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The fear of the dark, the unknown, the monster standing right behind you ready to tear you limb from limb...is part of the human...

American Gothic: Bellefleur by Joyce Carol Oates

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As I mentioned in my post Stephen King: A Beginner’s Guide I became interested in the work of Joyce Carol Oates because of her...

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 3 “The Easy Way”

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Previously, in parts 1 and 2, I talked about collectors whose ambition, in collecting, was to have every one in set ("completists") and those...
Unstuck #2

Genres Get Unstuck, or My New Favorite Literary Magazine

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Prior to the 1991 introduction of SoundScan, record stores self-reported what was moving off their shelves. That system, open to bias and shaky math,...

The Artful Collector: Collecting Strategies Part 1 “The Completist”

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I came to my role as dealer in SF art in a very old-fashioned way….as a fan.  And I've still got 'fandom' in my...

Stephen King – A Beginner’s Guide

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For a long time I paid no attention to the writing of Joyce Carol Oates. But I kept seeing her mentioned in the context...

Talk

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Talk Somewhere around the mid-1980s, science fiction novels (less so short fiction) became filled with talk. I think this has to do with the appearance...