Top 20 Vampires in Books & Literature

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With so many vampires (vampyres) to choose from, you're bound to find one that tastes just right!

I, Rocket by Ray Bradbury with an Introduction by JM Stine

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A thing of steel and alloy—a rocket ship. Yet it claimed respect and gave a great enduring loyalty.

ROBERT E. HOWARD and the Many Faces of CONAN

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Conan, from Weird Tales to remakes - with a dash or two of Frazetta thrown in for verisimilitude.

The Beast of Badger Books, or: the Prolific Profligacy of R....

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Lionel Fanthorpe, the man who sold 170 books to a publisher and it only took him eight to twelve hours to write each one?

Final Results for 2016 Galaxy Award and Chinese Nebula Award

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A report on the winners of the Chinese Galaxy and Chinese Nebula Awards.

When Science Fiction is Not Science Fiction

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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.

For the Ray Bradbury Centennial Celebration, We’re Reposting I, Rocket by...

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A thing of steel and alloy—a rocket ship. Yet it claimed respect and gave a great enduring loyalty.

I, Rocket by Ray Bradbury with an Introduction by JM Stine

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A thing of steel and alloy—a rocket ship. Yet it claimed respect and gave a great enduring loyalty.

Interview With Gary Chalk, Fantasy Artist, Author and Games Designer

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an interview with the unstoppable game designer, author and illustrator - Gary Chalk.

Novedades de Julio en Hispanoamérica

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New releases and reissues; new issues of Aeternum, miNatura, Penumbria; interviews and presentations by several Amazing Stories authors, and more.

Results of the 31st Galaxy Award Announced

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The Chinese Galaxy Award for 2020

I, Rocket by Ray Bradbury with an Introduction by JM Stine

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A thing of steel and alloy—a rocket ship. Yet it claimed respect and gave a great enduring loyalty.

See Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness map here

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Like Stevenson, Tolkien and other creators of fantasy worlds, Ursula K. Le Guin was a cartographer as well as a writer Source: See Le Guin's...

Nighthawks

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The iconic painting Nighhawks by Edward Hopper has inspired a wealth of imitations, homages, and now just a little bit of science fiction.

Shortlist of Chinese Nebula Award (Xing Yun Award) 2019

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The 2019 Chinese Nebula Award short list is announced

Battle Fever J! This Is Why I Love Japan (and You...

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Battle Fever J was a forerunner of the Power Rangers: four guys and a girl in superhero suits, saving the world from "the mysterious deity Satan Egos."

WHO WAS HENRY KUTTNER (LEWIS PADGETT)? DO YOU KNOW?

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This week Steve examines a prolific author of the ‘40s and ‘50s who seems to be nearly forgotten today. Maybe we can change that!

ROTSLER REVIVAL: Review of THE FAR FRONTIER and PATRON OF THE...

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Steve looks at two "new" releases--classic SF by the late William Rotsler, multitalented fan, writer and artist.

CREATED: THE DESTROYER   (Book Series Review)

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This week, Steve looks at the popular book series The Destroyer and their Film and TV counterparts. (Caution: this series is more violent than Game of Thrones!)

Cosplay vs. Inspirations, Side-by-side Comparisons

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Being a member of several groups that enjoy cosplay, costuming, etc., does give access to a world of lively discussions. One recent discussion which...

Reseña de Libro: Buenos Aires Próxima

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A review of the new anthology from the publishers of Proxima Centauri, edited by our own Laura Ponce!

ROBERT A. HEINLEIN’S JUVENILES: Are they still good? (Part One)

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I seem to be unable to do single columns about stuff I’m passionate about. Heinlein is no exception. Robert A. Heinlein, who was characterized...

MY PAL, JERRY SOHL!

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Steve reminisces about a writer he used to know. Maybe you know some of the things he's done: meet Jerry Sohl!

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Matt Mitrovich

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Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

What’s the Trouble With Selfies? Speculative Fiction and the Mirror Effect

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Are speculative fiction's attempts at promoting diversity working? Take a selfie to find out...

Derivative Works of Liu Cixin’s The Three-Body Problem

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Liu Cixin's International Best Seller has created a franchise

Interview with Peter F. Hamilton, author of Great North Road

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Peter F. Hamilton is one of Britain's best-selling SF authors. Hamilton's novels hark back to the great days of science fiction, reveling in big ideas and unafraid to tackle hard science.

Blogger Invitado: Carlos Enrique Saldívar. Reseña del libro Chica Cafeína de...

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Zero, Cecilia. Chica Cafeína. Lima: SM, 2017. 98 pp. Ilustraciones de Luis Morocho. Cecilia Zero ha desarrollado diversas labores en las áreas cultural y artística, es cantante, actriz, escritora....

Dubbing Gone Wrong: Americanization, Racism, and Willful Ignorance

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It is extremely difficult, as a creator of any sort, to escape your culture.

BOOK REVIEW: SATURN RUN by John Sandford and Ctein

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Steve picks up and reviews a brand-new hard SF book—a thriller—by best-selling mystery writer John Sandford and SF pro artist & photographer Ctein, and finds it a fast, fun read!