Author: Ricky L. Brown

It’s All About the Vessel

It’s All About the Vessel

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea was a 1961 classic science fiction tale of near disaster filled with plenty of mystery and suspense. But the main character and true hero of the story was a submarine called the U.S.O.S Seaview. Read More »

Don’t Quote Me on This, But…

Don’t Quote Me on This, But…

Quoting lines from science fiction can be expected amongst the members of fandom. But getting it right is vital to your nerd credibility. Read More »

Books That Never Were – Farewell Atlantis

Books That Never Were – Farewell Atlantis

Taking a look at fiction within fiction: literary works that has appeared in books or movies, but never published in the real world. Read More »

Hey, Who Shot First? Again!

Hey, Who Shot First? Again!

A fan’s examination of the evolution of Star Wars from book to film to book to re-releases. Read More »

Remembering a Ghastly Legend

Remembering a Ghastly Legend

Lawson Deming gave us the friendly neighborhood vampire Sir Graves Ghastly, the horror movie host who helped many young impressionable fans enjoy old time science fiction and horror. Read More »

Discovering Planet Stories

Discovering Planet Stories

As a fan of the classic Science Fiction and Fantasy pulp magazines (exemplified by my thrill to be involved here at Amazing Stories), I find myself a bit giddy whenever I stumble upon an old edition. But as the value of these (both collectable AND li... Read More »

The Hugo Triple Play

The Hugo Triple Play

There are only three nominations for short stories on the Hugo ballot this year, Sure a larger selection would be better, but any one of these on the list is worthy of winning. Read More »

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 »

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