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The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 8

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 8

The hub was the quasi-smart, widely mocked master of all their destinies. It controlled the air, the water, the recycling, the collision avoidance system, and many more systems that Elfrida could not have enumerated off the top of her head. But she did know about one other function, not much discussed by a crew who saw privacy as a currency in limited circulation rather than a right. The hub surve... Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: We. Have. BOOKS!

AMAZING THINGS: We. Have. BOOKS!

Introducing AMAZING STORIES CLASSICS - reprints from the golden age of Amazing Stories magazine! Read More »

If Space Doesn’t Work This Way, Try With the Death Star

If Space Doesn’t Work This Way, Try With the Death Star

Why spend countless taxpayer dollars on a Death Star with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship? Why, indeed. Read More »

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 7

The Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time Part 7

The Greatest SF Novels of ALL TIME list enters new territory! Read More »

Noticias literatura 20-8

Noticias literatura 20-8

A new anthology about....zombies en espanol. Read More »

The Last of the Star Hawks

The Last of the Star Hawks

Back in the late 1970s, Gil Kane and his collaborators fought the good fight, against more than aliens. Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: Joining Amazing Stories

AMAZING THINGS: Joining Amazing Stories

An explanation of the membership levels here at Amazing Stories. Read More »

Scide Splitters: The Lunatics of Terra by John Sladek

Scide Splitters: The Lunatics of Terra by John Sladek

Daleks is and anagram for Sladek. This seemingly random bit of word play has everything and nothing to do with Scide Splitters’ review of John Sladek’s short story collection. Read More »

¿Son la Ciencia Ficción y la Fantasía Literatura de Diversión?

¿Son la Ciencia Ficción y la Fantasía Literatura de Diversión?

Tanya takes on mainstream criticism of genre fiction. Uses Bradbury as metaphor, something most mainstream "authors" probably wouldn't get... Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 7

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 7

“Well, it’s made from human skin cells,”Sister Emily-Francis said. She was the same girl with the rash on her face who had been part of Elfrida’s reception committee. Her hostility had melted when Elfrida praised her little charges at the school. ”We grew it using the bio-printer. We have to import stem cells anyway, and this works out cheaper than real soil and grass.” The old story: in space,... Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: Flying Chipmunk Press to Release 4 Book Bundle

AMAZING THINGS: Flying Chipmunk Press to Release 4 Book Bundle

Linda T. Kepner announces a book bundle for her new vampire series. Read More »

Great Writers of Alternate History: From the Classical Era to the Age of Enlightenment

Great Writers of Alternate History: From the Classical Era to the Age of Enlightenment

The Alternate History genre did not spring up over night. In fact, it has deep literary and historical roots. Read More »

Review: What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners?

Review: What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners?

What Has Two Heads, Ten Eyes, and Terrifying Table Manners? is an anthology of science fiction horror reminiscent of The Twilight Zone or Outer Limits classic stories. Read More »

Amazing Artwork

Amazing Artwork

Stumbling upon Wayne Haag from Sydney Australia, an amazing artist Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 6

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 6

Dos Santos was an augment geek. She had EEG signalling crystals, a row of tiny skin-covered bumps like moles at her hairline, as well as the transducers implanted in her ears. She also had a BCI (Brain-Computer Interface) in her skull. That plus the EEG crystals enabled her to telecast without the headset that implant virgins like Elfrida had to wear, and also to interface with the net, where a si... Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: Futures Past A Visual History of Science Fiction

AMAZING THINGS: Futures Past A Visual History of Science Fiction

The first volume in a proposed 50 volume set of yearbooks devoted to the history of science fiction. Read More »

Book Review : Fiction River Fantastic Detectives

Book Review : Fiction River Fantastic Detectives

Fiction RIver has been a huge success, particularly in introducing a diversity of themes. Read More »

EMILIO BALCARCE por M.C.Carper

EMILIO BALCARCE por M.C.Carper

M.C. Carper is back with an interview with Emilio Balcarce, journalist and comics writer. Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 5

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 5

“I’m not a robot. I’m human.” She prayed that they weren’t smashing Yumiko’s head in with rocks at this very instant. “This is a special kind of robot known as a phavatar.” How had they guessed? They weren’t supposed to guess. Geminoid-class phavatars usually fooled people. Yumiko was the ultimate geminoid: she even got goosebumps in the cold. Read More »

Worldcon News:  Loncon3

Worldcon News: Loncon3

The latest news and updates from Loncon3, the 72nd World Science Fiction convention. Read More »

TIME MACHINE: POPULAR POSTS

TIME MACHINE: POPULAR POSTS

Read the posts your fellow fans are reading (at Worldcon too!) Read More »

2014 HUGO AWARD WINNERS

2014 HUGO AWARD WINNERS

We're following the Hugo Awards ceremony live and updating our list to bring you up-to-date results of this important awards ceremony. Read More »

AMAZING NEWS: 8-17-14

AMAZING NEWS: 8-17-14

Groot has a few words to say. Very Few. Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 4

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 4

...humanity was embroiled in a titanic ideological struggle whose outcome remained unpredictable. Read More »

WORLDCON NEWS: Updates From Loncon3

WORLDCON NEWS: Updates From Loncon3

Thanks again to our poet-in-residence Diane Severson for filling in for Ray Palmer at the Retro Hugo Awards ceremony the other night.  Diane reports that she was disappointed that Ray didn’t win (though no one really expected anyone bu John W. Campbell Jr. to take home the Best Editor honors), enjoyed the chance to dress up for the ceremony and had a fun time hanging with Mary Robinette Kowa... Read More »

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 3

The Galapagos Incident: Chapter 3

In 2285 robots were the indispensable companions and tools of what wags called Homo systemicus. All were required by law to operate below the threshold of autonomy. That constraint, however, admitted a vast speciation of competences. There were housekeeping bots, self-driving cars, and wholly-automated mining rigs that could propel themselves through space and dismember an asteroid in two days fla... Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: Loncon3 Announced 1939 Retro Hugo Award Winners

AMAZING THINGS: Loncon3 Announced 1939 Retro Hugo Award Winners

75 years ago, science fiction fans held the first Worldcon in New York City. Today, we honor those who might have been nominated for a Hugo Award, if the award had existed back then. Read More »

My Favourite Apocalypse, or: The N’Yark City of Mighty Samson

My Favourite Apocalypse, or: The N’Yark City of Mighty Samson

“A once-great city lies in ruins, overgrown by a dense jungle. Strange glowing mists hover ominously, remains of a great nuclear war which devastated the planet. Read More »

SF Predictions in the Real World (or a small bit of self-congratulation)

SF Predictions in the Real World (or a small bit of self-congratulation)

Our publisher is quite pleased with himself and his prediction of Loncon3's record-breaking attendance. Read More »

AMAZING THINGS: Additional Awards and News From Loncon3

AMAZING THINGS: Additional Awards and News From Loncon3

Big Heart, First Fandom, Sam Moskowitz & Special Committee Awards given out at Loncon3. Read More »

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