Amazing Stories

Author: Steve Fahnestalk

BOOK REVIEW: “QUANTUM NIGHT” by ROBERT J. SAWYER and CANADA’S AURORA AWARDS

BOOK REVIEW: “QUANTUM NIGHT” by ROBERT J. SAWYER and CANADA’S AURORA AWARDS

No fooling! Steve's April 1 column is about the Ca... Read More »

“TERRIBLE TWOs” MOVIE REVIEWS: THE 5TH WAVE and TO HELL AND BACK, plus SOMETHING OLD….

“TERRIBLE TWOs” MOVIE REVIEWS: THE 5TH WAVE and TO HELL AND BACK, plus SOMETHING OLD….

This week Steve looks at some correspondences betw... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: FRIGHT MARES, (edited by) BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN; AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINES, and MORE WRITING INFORMATION

BOOK REVIEW: FRIGHT MARES, (edited by) BILLIE SUE MOSIMAN; AWARD NOMINATION DEADLINES, and MORE WRITING INFORMATION

This week Steve looks at a new horror anthology—al... Read More »

SECOND LOOKS: MARVEL’S DEADPOOL & ANT-MAN and SOME WORDS ON WRITING

SECOND LOOKS: MARVEL’S DEADPOOL & ANT-MAN and SOME WORDS ON WRITING

This week Steve takes a second look at Marvel's tw... Read More »

IF MAGAZINE (“Worlds of Science Fiction”) ISSUE #1 (1952) AND SOME RANDOM STUFF 

IF MAGAZINE (“Worlds of Science Fiction”) ISSUE #1 (1952) AND SOME RANDOM STUFF 

Steve takes a look back at 1952, and the first iss... Read More »

REVIEWS: WHY I HUNT FLYING SAUCERS by Hugh A.D. Spencer AND 11.22.63; AND A CALL TO ROBERT A. HEINLEIN FANS!

REVIEWS: WHY I HUNT FLYING SAUCERS by Hugh A.D. Spencer AND 11.22.63; AND A CALL TO ROBERT A. HEINLEIN FANS!

This week, Steve reviews a new, upcoming book by H... Read More »

BOOK and MOVIE REVIEWS: 11/22/63 and Whalen’s THE BIG SHUTDOWN!  

BOOK and MOVIE REVIEWS: 11/22/63 and Whalen’s THE BIG SHUTDOWN!  

This week, Steve travels into the future with John... Read More »

REVIEW: MAR./APR. 2016 F&SF; plus US STAMPS FOR SF WRITERS?

REVIEW: MAR./APR. 2016 F&SF; plus US STAMPS FOR SF WRITERS?

This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue ... Read More »

FREAKS OF NATURE film review, plus POLAR BOREALIS—a new semiprozine!

FREAKS OF NATURE film review, plus POLAR BOREALIS—a new semiprozine!

This week, Steve reviews the 2015 Horror-humour fi... Read More »

“THE POWER”—THREE MOVIES ABOUT POWERS

“THE POWER”—THREE MOVIES ABOUT POWERS

This week, Steve examines how differently powers, ... Read More »

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016   

MAGAZINE REVIEW: F&SF FOR JAN/FEB 2016  

The January/February issue of The Magazine of Fant... Read More »

MY YEAR IN REVIEW: A LIST OF 2015 COLUMNS   

MY YEAR IN REVIEW: A LIST OF 2015 COLUMNS  

Today's really short column (but it took a lot of ... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW(s): A VERITABLE “B”-HIVE!

MOVIE REVIEW(s): A VERITABLE “B”-HIVE!

Back from the holidays, Steve tackles three (!) B-... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: CHILDHOOD’S END by Arthur C. Clarke

BOOK REVIEW: CHILDHOOD’S END by Arthur C. Clarke

In advance of the SyFy mini-series of Arthur C. Cl... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS  

BOOK REVIEW: Stephen King’s BAZAAR OF BAD DREAMS  

Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen Kin... Read More »

SHORT FILM REVIEW: Alba Garcia’s TIME/SPACE REFLECTIONS

SHORT FILM REVIEW: Alba Garcia’s TIME/SPACE REFLECTIONS

Steve looks at a brand-new SF/F stop-motion animat... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW: SATURN RUN by John Sandford and Ctein

BOOK REVIEW: SATURN RUN by John Sandford and Ctein

Steve picks up and reviews a brand-new hard SF boo... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: UNIVERSAL’S MUMMY DEAREST (1932-33)

MOVIE REVIEW: UNIVERSAL’S MUMMY DEAREST (1932-33)

This week, Steve travels back to Ancient Egypt wit... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: NOSFERATU (1922), Copyright? What copyright? 

MOVIE REVIEW: NOSFERATU (1922), Copyright? What copyright? 

Steve travels back to 1922 to look at the first va... Read More »

MOVIE REVIEW: FRANKENSTEIN (1931), Just in time for Halloween!

MOVIE REVIEW: FRANKENSTEIN (1931), Just in time for Halloween!

For Halloween, Steve looks at one of the oldest, a... Read More »

REVIEW—CONSTANTINE: A surprisingly good movie!

REVIEW—CONSTANTINE: A surprisingly good movie!

This week Steve drops back ten years to review an ... Read More »

LASER BOOKS: Science Fiction from Harlequin Books?!

LASER BOOKS: Science Fiction from Harlequin Books?!

Laser books was a flash-in-the-pan series of SF bo... Read More »

MAGAZINE REVIEW: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2015 

MAGAZINE REVIEW: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2015 

This week Steve reviews the latest issue of long-r... Read More »

BOOK REVIEW (THE LAST PRATCHETT): THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN (Sob!) 

BOOK REVIEW (THE LAST PRATCHETT): THE SHEPHERD’S CROWN (Sob!) 

Steve talks about the late Sir Terry Pratchett, an... Read More »

STEAMPUNK JEWELRY, VCON, PHILIP K. DICK STORY BUNDLE, AND MORE!

STEAMPUNK JEWELRY, VCON, PHILIP K. DICK STORY BUNDLE, AND MORE!

Steve jumps around a lot this week, from VCON to S... Read More »

VCON, HOWDERSHELT REVIEW AND MORE ON SELF-PUBLISHING!

VCON, HOWDERSHELT REVIEW AND MORE ON SELF-PUBLISHING!

This week, Steve hypes his local convention and ta... Read More »

MARS! And Some Reviews…      

MARS! And Some Reviews…      

This week, Steve visits Mars (really! Sort of...) ... Read More »

REALLY “REACHING”—Jack Reacher is NOT SF/F! (Book Review)

REALLY “REACHING”—Jack Reacher is NOT SF/F! (Book Review)

Steve wonders whether the non-SF/F series about Ja... Read More »

LESLIE CHARTERIS’S “AMAZING” SAINT

LESLIE CHARTERIS’S “AMAZING” SAINT

Is it old? Is it new? Is it even SF/F? Steve exami... Read More »

Book Review: Dave Duncan’s Irona 700. (BTW—I’m baaack!)     

Book Review: Dave Duncan’s Irona 700. (BTW—I’m baaack!)     

Upon his return from Missouri, Steve reviews a new... Read More »

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