Frederic Brown

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 »

Want to Become a BNF? (Big Name Fan?) Here’s One Long Forgotten Fan Who Tried.

Want to Become a BNF? (Big Name Fan?) Here’s One Long Forgotten Fan Who Tried.

R. Graeme Cameron instructs us in the fine art of becoming a BNF - or nearly so. (It might be advisable to strive for Filthy Pro status instead....) Read More »

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE: Does Science Fiction Matter?

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE: Does Science Fiction Matter?

It sure does to me.  It’s the reason I worked on Apollo. When President John F. Kennedy gave his “We choose to go to the Moon” speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas in September of 1962, he offered us a reason: “Because that goal will se... Read More »

Frank Kelly Freas

Frank Kelly Freas

Science fiction is a literature of ideas. It is also a literature that tries to show us the future, although it is not often directly predictive, it tries to look ahead to show us the future’s marvellous possibilities or to warn us of its pote... Read More »

Amazing News Weekly – 6/23

NEW CONTEST! WIN A COPY OF HAUNTINGS, edited by ELLEN DATLOW Amazing Stories is giving away one copy of Hauntings, edited by Ellen Datlow via a random drawing on July 1, 2013. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below, and you’ll be ... Read More »