Amazing Stories

Author: Paul Cook

Science Anomalies: Books to Think About for Science Fiction Readers

Science Anomalies: Books to Think About for Science Fiction Readers

The theory is still a theory, but it suggests that... Read More »

The Tom Swift Jr. Series

The Tom Swift Jr. Series

The Tom Swift Jr. books had great, evocative cover... Read More »

When Science Fiction is Not Science Fiction

When Science Fiction is Not Science Fiction

s\Some writers who might have started off in scien... Read More »

The Outsider: A New Science Fiction Award

The Outsider: A New Science Fiction Award

We all know that “mainstream” writers have, for ye... Read More »

The Winston Science Fiction Series

The Winston Science Fiction Series

Paul Cook looks back at an early science fiction i... Read More »

Sexual Harassment at Science Conventions: Who Let the Dogs Out?

Sexual Harassment at Science Conventions: Who Let the Dogs Out?

This is partially in response to K. Ceres Wright’s... Read More »

First Contact: First Interests in Science Fiction

Recently a thread passed around on Facebook asked... Read More »

Book Review: Lord of the Trees and The Mad Goblin by Philip José Farm

Book Review: Lord of the Trees and The Mad Goblin by Philip José Farm

Lord of the Trees by Philip José Farmer Titan Boo... Read More »

Three Doc Savage Movies

Three Doc Savage Movies

Rumor has it that Shane Black is writing a script... Read More »

Our Ansible is Missing – Intellectual Property Theft in Science Fiction

Our Ansible is Missing – Intellectual Property Theft in Science Fiction

In 1985, Orson Scott Card published Ender’s Game,... Read More »

Great Science Fiction Artists – John Schoenherr

Great Science Fiction Artists – John Schoenherr

When I was young I purchased most books and magaz... Read More »

Future Shock – Part I

Future Shock – Part I

When anatomically modern humans developed conscio... Read More »

Book Review: The Man-Kzin Wars – 25th Anniversary Edition – Created by Larry Niven

Book Review: The Man-Kzin Wars – 25th Anniversary Edition – Created by Larry Niven

The Man-Kzin Wars – 25th Anniversary Editio... Read More »

Movie Review – Man of Steel

Movie Review – Man of Steel

By now you have undoubtedly seen Man of Steel and ... Read More »

Great Science Fiction Artists – James Bama

Great Science Fiction Artists – James Bama

James Bama single-handedly introduced the entire w... Read More »

Science Fiction and UFOs

Science Fiction and UFOs

I remember when I joined the Science Fiction Book... Read More »

Great Science Fiction Artists – Jerome Podwil

Great Science Fiction Artists – Jerome Podwil

What makes science fiction (and fantasy) so enthra... Read More »

Everything I Know, I Learned from Edgar Allan Poe

Everything I know about writing science fiction, r... Read More »

Why I Don’t Like My Heroes

When I first started out as a published writer of... Read More »

The Alternate History Masterpiece You’ve Never Read

Satire is no longer being written in America. It’... Read More »

The (Ongoing) Death and Transfiguration of Science Fiction Publishing

Lazy Literary Agents in Self-Publishing Money Grab... Read More »

Book Review: The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

The Teleportation Accident – Ned Beauman Bl... Read More »

Book Review: Hope Reborn by S.M. Stirling and David Drake

Hope Reborn by S.M Stirling and David Drake Baen ... Read More »

Sense of Wonder #2 – From the Movies

Earlier I wrote about what Damon Knight characteri... Read More »

What Does the Music of the Future Sound Like?

When I was a kid, I saw a cheezy science fiction ... Read More »

Book Review: Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford and Larry Niven

Bowl of Heaven – Gregory Benford and Larry N... Read More »

Is Ender’s Game Really Any Fun to Read?

Is Ender’s Game Really Any Fun to Read?

Troll the internet for “the greatest science ficti... Read More »

Sense of Wonder #1

We are drawn to science fiction and fantasy becaus... Read More »

Book Review: The Wind Whales of Ishmael – Philip José Farmer

I have two purposes for this review. One is to cal... Read More »

Amazing Stories from Mexico – Book Review: Three Messages and a Warning – edited by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

Amazing Stories from Mexico – Book Review: Three Messages and a Warning – edited by Eduardo Jimenez Mayo and Chris N. Brown

Three Messages and a Warning – Contemporary ... Read More »

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