Review

The Lasting Impact of Miyazaki’s Princess

The Lasting Impact of Miyazaki’s Princess

There are some artists who leave a lasting impression on every life their work touches.  I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that Hayao Miyazaki is one of those artists; I know that his work has been with me since I was about eight ... Read More »

Blish, James - formal portrait

No. 19 – James Benjamin Blish, Cities in Flight, and Technical Exposition.

No. 19 – 2013 June – James Benjamin Blish, Cities in Flight, and Technical Exposition. Blish, James – formal portrait James Benjamin Blish may not be as widely known as he ought to be, not when you consider the number of Star Trek n... Read More »

Marooned off Vesta by Isaac Asimov

Marooned off Vesta by Isaac Asimov

Marooned off Vesta was Asimov’s first published story, appearing in the March 1939 issue of Amazing Stories. The story, and the story behind the story, is an example of man’s will and determination to to never give up. Read More »

Review: Come Late to the Love of Birds

Review: Come Late to the Love of Birds

Come Late to the Love of Birds, by Sandra Kasturi Tightrope Books, 2012 ISBN 9781926639512   Sandra Kasturi is a poet, writer, and editor, as well as co-creator of a kid’s animated TV series. She is the poetry editor of ChiZine: Treatments of ... Read More »

Review: Allies and Aliens

Review: Allies and Aliens

Allies and Aliens Roger Macbride Allen Baen I find it hard to remember, looking back over twenty years, which book served as my first proper introduction to Baen Books.  One possible candidate was On Basilisk Station, by David Weber, while the oth... Read More »

Getting Lost in Lost in Space

Getting Lost in Lost in Space

Not to be confused with the television series of the late 60’s, this novel is an absorbing classic story where the readers will find themselves getting Lost in Space right along with the characters. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

Scide Splitters: Bill, the Galactic Hero by Harry Harrison

I was first enticed to read Bill, the Galactic Hero, Harry Harrison’s darkly humorous take on military SF and space opera, by the funny illustration on the cover of the book (see right).  I was a teenager, late golden age, and had already learned tha... Read More »

You Can’t Beat a Double Ace

You Can’t Beat a Double Ace

The double novels produced by Ace Books were works of art, inside and out. You just can’t beat holding a double Ace in your hand. Read More »

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Ricky L. Brown

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Ricky L. Brown

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all of them, and I get to share those chats with you. In this long-running series, you will have the op... Read More »

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe

If you’re looking for a glossy, full-colour account of Marvel Comics, featuring classic artwork and covers from the company’s long history, this book is not for you. Rather, Sean Howe sets out to give an insider’s view of the editor... Read More »

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