Love Thine Enemy: A Review of Interrupt by Jeff Carlson

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Let's get one thing out of the way up front. I am crazy about Jeff Carlson's writing. I even tipped him as my favorite lesser-known SF author in a recent interview here on Amazing Stories. Tying that hangman's noose a bit tighter, I stated at the time that I thought Carlson's best work was still ahead of him.

La ciencia ficción no es diversión vacía

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Ante todo, deseo saludar educadamente, pues es mi primer escrito para Amazing Stories. Mi intención es hablar de muchos temas, entre los que estarán...

There’s Something About Night Vale

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If you are a citizen of the internet - and especially if you are a Tumblr user - you have picked up on the...

Discovering the Invasion

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The Invasion by Robert Willey takes us back to the era of a war torn United States fighting the good fight. At the same time, the story also opens the reader’s mind to some of the most fantastic speculations in space travel of the period.

Scide Splitters: The Goliath Stone by Larry Niven & Matthew Joseph...

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Larry Niven has a long history of successful collaborative fiction and The Goliath Stone is no exception. I expect, however, the reception of this...

Planet Blüd

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Just a few housekeeping items before I get into the subject of this month's post. I am happy to announce that my latest vampire...

Is the Hulk Catholic?

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This is a post for the writers. And for readers who enjoy a bit of a rant. Warning: contains religion.

Rockets and Missiles: Past and Future

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Rockets and Missiles: Past and Future by Martin Caidin is literally a blast from the past. It is a delightfully historical account of man’s progression into space – because rockets are cool.

Review: GRABBERS (2012)

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There’s nothing better than a good monster movie. The problem is, most monster movies these days suck. Some intentionally (Sharktopus, I’m looking at you)....

The Universe is Bigger than You Think, Writers

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I must admit that I have a huge pet peeve when it comes to science fiction. Don’t get me wrong- I love this modern...

The Cost of Transformation: A Review of North American Lake Monsters...

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What do you say to a man who's fresh out of jail, whose wife has been sleeping around and who doesn't know his daughter...

Low Intensity – 1 – Jim Aikin

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This will be an occasional series about good writers who either haven't produced very much book-length speculative fiction, or are, in my opinion, under-appreciated. Jim...

Dinosaurs are NOT Bulletproof!

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As I watched a repeat episode of Mythbusters the other night, I was reminded of one of my pet peeves in Science Fiction and...

The Passing of a Master RIP Richard Matheson

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  The passing of a Master RIP RICHARD MATHESON Richard Matheson passed away 8 days ago on the 23rd of June 2013. He was 87 years old. This...

Gigantes: Una huella en la literatura

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Por Ricardo Acevedo Esplugas Imagenes: CRSignes y Alberto Arribas   Al principio solo había oscuridad… En ese vacío primigenio surgieron dos mundos: uno de fuego, y el otro...

Review: Man of Steel Novelization by Greg Cox

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The novelization of Man of Steel by Greg Cox is a book looking for an identity. The obligation to remain loyal to a script while remaining faithful to the character is an improbable task - one reader’s must realize if they are to accept the work.

Voice Net

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This man foresaw the NSA scandal before cell phones were even invented. So why have you never heard of him? Blame the Japanese publishing industry--which makes Westeros look like the Oneida Community.
Joyland paperback cover

Joyland by Stephen King – review

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In Stephen King’s best novel in years, 11.22.63 (2011), the veteran author revisited the period of his youth, the 1950s and ‘60s. A character...

Novedades literatura y cine 3-7

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Noticias literatura “Espiral CF” anuncia que su próximo número será doble “Espiral Ciencia-Ficción” es una colección de libros de ciencia-ficción, editada de manera no profesional por...

Vampires, and Werewolves, and Zombies….Oh, my!

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With the release of World War Z, the new Brad Pitt zombie film, and the plethora of similarly themed movies in recent years, it...

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...

Spin by Nina Allan – review

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Nina Allan’s Spin is the second in a new series of novellas published by the Third Alternative Press, home of leading UK genre magazines...

Erring On the Side Of Love: A Review of The Melancholy...

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Catherynne M. Valente's new collection teems with floating lanterns and fox spirits, gods and baku and bears and animated calligraphy brushes, all revolving around the recurrent figure of a Western woman dreaming about a country she can never quite reach, even when she's there.
Reading and signing

Why I Do What I Do

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I have been asked several times in the last week alone about indie publishing. Before I talk about what I'm doing, and why, let...

Ciencia ficción desde el extremo occidente

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Ciencia ficción desde el extremo occidente En el año 2002, se publicó en el Perú un volumen que recopilaba una serie de cuentos fantásticos escritos...

Save Our Stereotypes

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I don't want to destroy the damsel in distress. I don't want to destroy the sleeping beauty. Or the femme fatale. Or the pollyanna....

Star Trek- Communism in Space?

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I’ll start this week’s thought-provoking commentary with a statement: I like Star Trek. Mostly. I’m no Trekkie/Trekker, but I greatly enjoyed TOS and TNG....
Cedar Sanderson's art

The Genderless Mind?

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The genderless mind is a myth. Even here in cyberspace, where we can be whatever, whoever, whichever we choose to be, we are still...

A Commissioning Editor Speaks: David Moore of Abaddon Books

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Britain's Abaddon Books is a seething brew of villainous steampunk, sleek spaceships, cruel sorcery, and blood-soaked horror. I tracked their commissioning editor David Moore down to...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Felicity Savage

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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...