Amazing Stories

Kelly Freas

MY FANNISH HISTORY REDUX—WORLDCONS and NAMETAGS etc.

MY FANNISH HISTORY REDUX—WORLDCONS and NAMETAGS etc.

Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and re... Read More »

RETRO DAYS: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN and SPIDER ROBINSON

RETRO DAYS: ROBERT A. HEINLEIN and SPIDER ROBINSON

This week, Steve tries to go Back to the Future bu... Read More »

REVIEW: NOV/DEC F&SF—AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

REVIEW: NOV/DEC F&SF—AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Instead of a Festivus Tree, for his last column of... Read More »

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

ACE DOUBLES and AMAZING ILLUSTRATORS PART II (Redux)

For the last of his NaNoWriMo ``redux`` columns, S... Read More »

REVIEW: JULY/AUGUST MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (F&SF)

REVIEW: JULY/AUGUST MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION (F&SF)

Steve reviews the current F&SF. It's still a g... Read More »

MOSCON MEMORIES (Misty watercolour ones…?)         

MOSCON MEMORIES (Misty watercolour ones…?)         

MosCon was a Northwest Fannish Legend (perhaps in ... Read More »

FAREWELL TO ANOTHER FRIEND, FANNISH MEMORIES… and STORYBUNDLES!

FAREWELL TO ANOTHER FRIEND, FANNISH MEMORIES… and STORYBUNDLES!

Another friend gone; Steve mourns Debbie Miller; a... Read More »

TWO CLASSICS: H. BEAM PIPER and KEITH LAUMER

TWO CLASSICS: H. BEAM PIPER and KEITH LAUMER

Is that a Fuzzy Bolo hanging from your rear view m... 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 »

BOOK REVIEW: “Catalyst” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman; And a Chat

BOOK REVIEW: “Catalyst” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman; And a Chat

Steve reviews Nina Kiriki Hoffman's book "Catalyst... Read More »

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part One

ACE Doubles and Some Amazing Illustrators Part One

The art work gracing the covers of (most) Ace doub... Read More »

PAPERBACKS: ACE Doubles, “D-Series,” the “Good Old Stuff”

PAPERBACKS: ACE Doubles, “D-Series,” the “Good Old Stuff”

Ahh nostalgia. For a book series? Certainly, so ... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Achieving Immortality Through Fantasy Art

The Artful Collector: Achieving Immortality Through Fantasy Art

The Artful Collector gives some pointers on commis... Read More »

Tag — You’re it! One Fan’s History Through Nametags

Tag — You’re it! One Fan’s History Through Nametags

Egoboo can be found in all kinds of strange places... Read More »

Fandom May Be A Way of Life, But is it THE Way of Life?

Fandom May Be A Way of Life, But is it THE Way of Life?

Receiving zines in the mail used to be almost an e... Read More »

One Fan’s History — Badges? We Don’ Need No Steenkin’…(Part One)

One Fan’s History — Badges? We Don’ Need No Steenkin’…(Part One)

Every con has a name badge, and most of them are w... Read More »

The Artful Collector: The Major Awards for Artists and ART: The Hugo

The Artful Collector: The Major Awards for Artists and ART: The Hugo

As I was downloading some bid sheets this week, in... Read More »

The Artful Collector: Should You Worry About Forgery in SF Art?

The Artful Collector: Should You Worry About Forgery in SF Art?

How important is Fraud in the SF/F art market? I c... Read More »