Author: Ricky L. Brown

You Can Still Catch the Runaway Skyscraper

You Can Still Catch the Runaway Skyscraper

The Runaway Skyscraper is a classic representation of how early twentieth-century Science Fiction was written, and how it should still be done today. Read More »

Finding Women in Science Fiction

Finding Women in Science Fiction

Where are all of the women writers in Science Fiction? Some are among us and we don’t even know it. Read More »

Resurrecting the Literary Dead

Resurrecting the Literary Dead

Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Though William Faulkner is often attributed with the expression “In writing, you must kill your darlings,” the expression first appeared in a lecture On the Art of Writing by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch as, “Whenever you fell an... Read More »

Forgotten Books

Forgotten Books

The quest for that forgotten title or author’s name begins here, where the only clue is a quote, a character, or plot…or less. Read More »

The Worm Has Turned for this Amazing Story

The Worm Has Turned for this Amazing Story

Here is another testament to the depth of genre fiction and the timelessness creative authors of Amazing Stories have provided us over the years. Read More »

Writing Reviews – in My Opinion

Writing Reviews – in My Opinion

Readers tend to gain most from reviews while writers tend to live more by opinion. That ugly thin line between the two is where fan compassion blurs with confusion. Read More »

In the Beginning…

In the Beginning…

Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work. Read More »

Apollo’s Outcasts Brings Back the Space Adventure

Apollo’s Outcasts Brings Back the Space Adventure

Apollo’s Outcasts Finally, we have an author not afraid to approach fresh innovative science fiction with an old-school style. Apollo’s Outcasts by Allen Steele is an inspiring throwback to the youthful excitement of space travel carved out by ... Read More »

The Virtual Truth of the Bloodlight Chronicles

The Virtual Truth of the Bloodlight Chronicles

The Bloodlight Chronicles by Steve Stanton revives originality in today's science fiction with a complex cyberpunk series. Read More »

Some Things Are Not As They Seem

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. Read More »

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