The Best of Amazing

Review: Try to Remember by Frank Herbert

Try to Remember by Frank Herbert is a fitting finale to the 1969 edition Best of Amazing anthology and a fitting story to represent what is best about Amazing Stories. First published in the October 1961 issue, the novella is one of those stories that makes the reader think.

Review: Sunfire by Edmond Hamilton

Sunfire by Edmond Hamilton may not be as recognizable as some of the other classic short stories reviewed here at Amazing Stories, but it maintains the same fresh literary style founder Hugo Gernsback envisioned long ago and allows the readers to enjoy a modern perspective of a classic theme.

Review: Pilgrimage by Nelson S. Bond

Pilgrimage by author Nelson S. Bond is a speculative account of sexual dominance in a future gone astray. This compelling story is a wonderful example of artistic allusion and the dangers of recording historical accounts over time.

The Metal Man by Jack Williamson

At the young age of 20, science fiction icon Jack Williamson wrote his first short story The Metal Man and welcomed readers to a new literary brilliance that would be enjoyed by generations to come. We take a look at this historic tale.

Anniversary by Isaac Asimov

The short story Anniversary by Isaac Asimov is an example of life imitating art and an imaginative author’s ability to predict some of the technical advancements and legal issues of over fifty years in the future.

Marooned off Vesta by Isaac Asimov

Marooned off Vesta was Asimov’s first published story, appearing in the March 1939 issue of Amazing Stories. The story, and the story behind the story, is an example of man’s will and determination to to never give up.

Some Things Are Not As They Seem

Stories can become dated and lose their luster, but amazing stories have a tendency to shrug off changes over time and shine on with fresh wonder. Written in 1932, The Lost Machine by John Beynon Harris is one of those amazing stories.