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A Brief History of Worldcons From NYCon to Discon, 1939-1962

The early years of fandom, and especially Worldcons, were wild and wonderful, featuring outsized personalities and innovations that are now standard features.

What Does it Mean to be Amazing?

Some thoughts on the meaning of the name of the first science fiction magazine.

Exploring New Horizons: Private Industry and the Quest for Space by...

Exploration has become an integral part of modern American culture. From the journeys of early travelers across the continent to the first men to...

Interview with Andy Weir

Steve Davidson for Amazing Stories: Welcome to Amazing Stories Andy. In interviews elsewhere, you mention that you're a science fiction fan. When did you...

Review: The Martian by Andy Weir

A review of Andy Weir's The Martian.

An Introduction To The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years by J....

(The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years was Originally published in Amazing Stories Oct 1940) INTRODUCTION Old-timers and historians of science fiction typically identify Robert A. Heinlein's...

On the Cover: Amazing Stories April 2014

Cover Notes by Frank Wu Steve Davidson asked me to do the cover for the re-launch of Amazing Stories.  Whoopee! AMZ was the first magazine dedicated to...

Retrospective: David A. Hardy – The King of Space Art

In case the cover of this month's issue looks familiar it is because it is a slight re-working of a cover that David A....

I Was A Teenaged Bibliophile

For years, pierre’s life was ordered around comics etc. First he couldn’t live without the Amazing Spider man and the FF, Tom Swift, Tarzan,...

The Edgar Rice Burroughs Movie I’d Like To See

by John M. Whalen When I was a kid growing up in Philadelphia, my Uncle George, who liked to read and played stride piano by...

Thoughts On Amazing Stories Part 3: A Conversation With Patrick L....

Patrick L. Price edited Amazing Stories from September, 1986 until March, 1991, following a stint as Managing Editor while working under George Scithers (who...

Thoughts On Amazing Stories Part 2: Robert Silverberg

The following essay was originally written for Amazing Stories during its Wizards of the Coast phase and while under the editorship of Kim Mohan in...
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Thoughts On Amazing Stories, Part 1: Barry N. Malzberg

The following two essays originally appeared in Engines of the Night: Science Fiction in the Eighties by Barry N. Malzberg (Doubleday, 1982).  Kindle Edition and is reprinted...

Who Do I Review For?

by Daniel M. Kimmel (This essay was originally published on the author's blog - Behind the Scenes - on GoodReads, May 6, 2012 and is reprinted here...

Chain Mail 13: Book View cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 12: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 11: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 10: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 9: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 8: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 7: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 6: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 5: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 4: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 3: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail 2: Book View Cafe

Chain Mail is a telephone tag by email round-robin interview session with authors from the Book View Cafe writers collective.  Images are links, connecting...

Chain Mail: A Discussion with Members of Book View Cafe

An Introduction to Chain Mail When Sue Lange (BVC) and I put our heads together to try and come up with something interesting, timely, fun...