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The Antares Rocket Explosion: October 28, 2014

The Antares Rocket Explosion: October 28, 2014

An eyewitness account of the explosion of the Antares rocket: it looks very bad on TV. Close up it was horrific. Read More »

Review: Another War by Simon Morden

Review: Another War by Simon Morden

Another War is an early novella, published in the UK by Telos Publishing in 2005, by the British writer Simon Morden, who has since come to prominence with the Philip K. Dick Award-winning Metrozone series. It is a fast-paced horror story paying homage to HP Lovecraft, William Hope Hodgson, Quatermass, and even UNIT from Doctor Who. Read More »

Anime roundup 10/30/2014: Time Out

Anime roundup 10/30/2014: Time Out

In this week's viewing: A slower-paced group of episodes for a chance to relax! As much as one can relax with manhunts going on, aliens hanging around, and time going all screwy... Read More »

Halloween Movies

Halloween Movies

Samantha offers a scary movie lineup for Halloween Read More »

The Artful Collector: On a Sentimental Hunt

The Artful Collector: On a Sentimental Hunt

Nostalgia: it motivates us to pay far to much for memories. Better hope there's a secondary market.... Read More »

Noticias Literatura 29-10

Noticias Literatura 29-10

Lets get up to speed on Spanish language developments: a new blog, a third incarnation of Terra Nova, a new radio show featuring fiction by the author, and more Read More »

Short Story or Long Story?  How to Decide on the Length of Your Story

Short Story or Long Story? How to Decide on the Length of Your Story

How do you determine what length to write? Complete with official SFWA story lengths! Read More »

Marvel’s Biggest Gamble

Marvel’s Biggest Gamble

With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY becoming the first film of 2014 to cross the $300 million barrier and with it claiming the domestic box office champion ship from fellow Marvel alumni CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER the film business chorus has shifted from Marvel takes big risks to Marvel can do no wrong. Even SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, not exactly a finger on the pulse of pop culture anymore, made not... Read More »

Rewind: Interview with SFWA Grand Master James Gunn

Rewind: Interview with SFWA Grand Master James Gunn

Revisiting an excellent interview with Grand Master James Gunn Read More »

Finnish Science Fiction: Two Perspectives, Two Authors.

Finnish Science Fiction: Two Perspectives, Two Authors.

Finland has put itself on the genre map over the past couple of years; here's an interview with two prominent members of a growing community Read More »

Trick-or-Treating at Halloween ComicFest

Trick-or-Treating at Halloween ComicFest

You don’t have to limit your trick-or-treating haul to morsels of candy. Thanks to Halloween ComicFest, it’s free comic book day and you don’t have to wait until May. Read More »

Optimistic Alternate Histories and Their Purpose in the Genre

Optimistic Alternate Histories and Their Purpose in the Genre

Are optimistic alternate histories, however, inherently implausible and can they serve a purpose in the genre? Read More »

ValleyCon 40

ValleyCon 40

A con report on ValleyCon 40 Read More »

Writing Science! A Guest Post by MG Author V.L. Jennings

Writing Science! A Guest Post by MG Author V.L. Jennings

A guest post on science and science fiction by author V.L. Jennings Read More »

AMAZING STORIES: THE STATE OF THE THING

AMAZING STORIES: THE STATE OF THE THING

An overview of the state of Amazing Stories, just a bit shy of our two year anniversary. Read More »

AMAZING NEWS of Fandom

AMAZING NEWS of Fandom

NEW OF FANDOM FROM FILE 770 UPDATES & ADDS TO EFANZINES UPDATES & ADDS TO CANADIAN FANZINE ARCHIVE Monstrous Crowd at the Alex Here’s a snapshot of the line waiting to get into Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, CA on October 25. Tough crowd! John King Tarpinian was on hand not just to see the movie, but … Harlan Speaks From The Hospital On Friday Harlan... Read More »

AMAZING THINGS

AMAZING THINGS

Steven Hart, friend of Amazing Stories, has released a new book of essays. Read More »

AMAZING NEWS 10/26/14

AMAZING NEWS 10/26/14

Gamergate...terrorists...ebola...yep, sure is a science fiction world! Read More »

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

TIME MACHINE: Popular Posts

Our most popular reads from the past week Read More »

Amazing Stories has Amazing Stories!

Amazing Stories has Amazing Stories!

Find out how to get some Amazing classic fiction Read More »

Eleonora by Edgar Allan Poe – Designed & Illustrated by Duncan Long

Eleonora by Edgar Allan Poe – Designed & Illustrated by Duncan Long

For Halloween, we present this beautifully rendered, illustrated version of Edgar Allan Poe's Eleonora, by Duncan LOng Read More »

THE WALKING DEAD RECAP

THE WALKING DEAD RECAP

This week James & Steve discuss special effects, trust (or lack thereof) and the continuing absence of batteries in The Walking Dead Read More »

BUTTON, BUTTON—Who’s Got the button? 

BUTTON, BUTTON—Who’s Got the button? 

Steve collects movie memorabilia at cons. Do you? Read More »

Am I Blue?

Am I Blue?

Monochromatic painting has been part of the avante garde since the end of the 19th century, but science fiction and fantasy artists use monochromatic painting techniques to a great effect. Read More »

Marvel Comics “Worlds Unknown” of Known Science Fiction, or: A Good Idea Gone Flopnik?

Marvel Comics “Worlds Unknown” of Known Science Fiction, or: A Good Idea Gone Flopnik?

What’s not to like? You got your alien monster, your alien ruins, your sophisticated space science gizmos, your overall 1950s retro look and art style. Perfect. Exactly what I want in SF comic art, or “graphic art” as they say nowadays. Read More »

Space Shuttle First Flights: Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Sack

Space Shuttle First Flights: Ten Pounds in a Five Pound Sack

The first version of the Shuttle flight software had two serious problems: it couldn’t fit in the computer, and it ran way too slow. IBM was two years into the contract and basically nothing worked. All hell broke loose. Read More »

Anime roundup 10/24/2014: Left Behind

Anime roundup 10/24/2014: Left Behind

In this week's viewing: Saying farewell to a few more shows, it's time to set the lineup for the rest of the season. Read More »

The Top Ten Best Superhero Movies of All Time

The Top Ten Best Superhero Movies of All Time

Who has the most iconic villains in the land? Read on to find out. Read More »

Post Populares de Septiembre

Post Populares de Septiembre

A summary for our spanish speaking friends of our most popular items from September Read More »

Speculative Poetry Round Up October 2014

Speculative Poetry Round Up October 2014

Bringing you the first Science Fiction Poetry Association’s annual Halloween poetry reading. Read More »

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