Romance

Book Review: Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson

Book Review: Somewhere in Time by Richard Matheson

Review of Somewhere in Time, a romance with a time travel theme. Read More »

Film Review: About Time

Film Review: About Time

Time travel for hook-ups: a review of About Time Read More »

Scide Splitters: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Scide Splitters: The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Thursday Next, the plucky female lead character of The Eyre Affair, is a literary detective in an alternate 1985 England. Read More »

When Science Fiction is Not Science Fiction

When Science Fiction is Not Science Fiction

s\Some writers who might have started off in science fiction soon reveal their true selves when they start publishing what they really want to write about. Read More »

Low Intensity – 4 – M. K. Wren

Low Intensity – 4 – M. K. Wren

I strongly urge you to check out the Phoenix Legacy trilogy. It's a terrific series (also available as ebooks). Even if you don't like romance, but like real, human characters in a speculative setting - you'll like The Phoenix Legacy. Read More »

One Thousand Posts

One Thousand Posts

Today Amazing Stories achieves a milestone in publishing its 1,000th post (and then some!) When this project first began – the resurrection of the world’s first science fiction magazine – I had high hopes, huge ambitions and a treme... Read More »

Understanding the Sexism of Fantasy

Thank you to Kate Elliott for her involvement with the inception and development of this post. One of the little pleasures of my life is that I have easy access to several of my favourite authors, who received a frantic Tweet from me the other day, p... Read More »

Punk Rock Queen: A Nana Review

Punk Rock Queen: A Nana Review

[Image from animedepot.net. Nana belongs to Ai Yazawa and Shueisha.] I would like to come forward with a confession: throughout most of college, I largely had to put my anime love on hiatus – not necessarily because I didn’t like it anym... Read More »

The Princess Bride: Is this a Kissing Book?

Crossroads: Is this a Kissing Book? SFF’s Relationship with Romance

Whenever I think of speculative fiction’s relationship to romance, I am always reminded of that scene in The Princess Bride where Fred Savage’s character interrupts his grandpa and – voice dripping with scorn – asks: “Is... Read More »

Paranormal Romance Readership

Crossroads: Science Fiction Romance – A Niche Before Its Time?

Last week, we talked about paranormal romance and the ways in which it uses longstanding cultural archetypes (vampires, werewolves, etc.) to explore power, sexuality, and possibly even deeper existential themes. But speculative fiction is composed of... Read More »

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