Doctor Who

Growing Pains by Ian Whates – book review

Growing Pains is a new collection from the highly talented British author and editor Ian Whates. Whates is the author of the Noise series of space operas and the urban fantasy trilogy City of 100 Rows. He edits the on-going Solaris Rising anthologies... Read More »

Convincing vs. Amazing: Balancing Your SF World

Convincing vs. Amazing: Balancing Your SF World

Author Paul J. McAuley (author of  “A Very British History“, one of my favorite short stories) recently tweeted: The trouble with SF ‘worldbuilding’ is that it too often strives to be dully convincing, instead of amazing. I co... Read More »

Doctor Who Returns for 50th Anniversary Year

At last Doctor Who has returned to our screens in the lead up to the 50th anniversary episode. Still part of season seven we are officially introduced to the Doctor’s new sidekick, Clara Oswin (even though we’ve seen her a few times alre... Read More »

Great TV Series Are Like Buses … Two Come Along at Once

Great TV Series Are Like Buses … Two Come Along at Once

This weekend has been all about TV; on Saturday night we had the return of the Doctor but also the high fantasy epic Game of Thrones. I can’t remember the last time I looked forward to two hours of awesome television. The return of the Last of the Ti... Read More »

Who’s the Boss When It Comes to British Stamps

Who’s the Boss When It Comes to British Stamps

While we still don’t know who will grace the U.S. postage stamps saluting science fiction authors this year, we do know Who — The Doctor, that is — will appear on a set of British stamps that will be issued March 26. In honor of the “Doctor Who” TV s... Read More »

The British Are Coming…Again

I’ve always thought that US TV shows have the ground covered when it comes to science fiction TV shows (although the UK has the longest running show Doctor Who to brag about). But occasionally the UK produces some great new content. Being Huma... Read More »

Serial Fiction for Beginners

Serial fiction is old school and the best examples I can think of is probably comic strips, soap operas and the black and white episodes of Flash Gordon, Doctor Who and Lost in Space that I never watched as a kid. The first time I came across serial... Read More »

What You Will Find Here

Since January 2nd of 2013, members of the Amazing Stories blog team (you’ll find them all listed under Staff where you can learn more about them) have been writing away on their favorite subjects.  Chances are, you’ll find a few whose fav... Read More »

Knock, knock…Who’s There? Doctor. Doctor Who?

Oh yes, 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the one and only Doctor. Doctor Who is the longest running science fiction TV show in the world, and being that successful, clearly there is a lot for the BBC to look back on and celebrate to bring us a rea... Read More »

The Mirror of Our Dreams

The Mirror of Our Dreams

There is a curious phenomenon not exclusive to science fiction fandom, it is prevalent in pop music worship and other places, by which those afflicted feel a need to establish rivalries. The Star Wars fan who vociferously attacks all things Star Trek... Read More »

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