Author: Ricky L. Brown

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 »

A Defining Moment for Science Fiction

A Defining Moment for Science Fiction

The word Science Fiction is recognizable to the average fan, but the definition can be indistinguishable from other genre and cause confusion. Perhaps from the standpoint of the fandom, this vague categorization is by design and allows readers to bro... Read More »

Attention Grabber

Attention Grabber

The single most important step for a reader is the initial act of choosing what to read. After that, everything else is just a formality of literary cultivation. You read, you absorb and you grow. But it’s that first step that determines who you are ... Read More »

Review of the Martian War

Review of the Martian War

The Martian War by Kevin J. Anderson is a literary retrospective of writer H.G. Wells. It is a story based on the on the original War of the Worlds invasion premise, but this time around, several characters from other classic works by Wells partake i... Read More »

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