Venus. Following the recent report of life-chemicals found in its atmosphere, is it any wonder that we’re all thinking swampy things again?
Captain Future; female heroes in space; three black holes colliding; FTL being taken seriously, Dan Simmons screed; Elon Musk builds a silo; Kay Tarrant, George Lucas, Greta Thunberg, Boston Dynamics, Spider-Man and, believe it or not – more!
Is Amazing Stories the world’s first science fiction magazine? Yes. Did it get there all on its lonesome? No.
This week after an absence, Steve talks about Mars as myth, especially as portrayed by Leigh Brackett. Which do YOU prefer? Myth or science fact?
Taken as a spiritual successor to The Cat and the Canary, Seven Footprints to Satan is not too bad. That said, it is a shame that First National missed the chance to give filmgoers a full-blooded A. Merritt adaptation.
The first issue of Amazing Stories for 1927 features writing by, among others, Murray Leinster and H. G. Wells, as well as the magazine’s first…letters column!
David A. Hardy space art, new Lunar probes, impending Jupiter fly-by, pulp publications, Space X, Ben Bova, and much more
The November 1926 issue of Amazing Stories contained a lot of dark stories, including the conclusion of the serialization of H. G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau.
Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down?
A lot happened between Skull Mountain and the Empire State Building. Will Murray fills the void with this colossal confrontation between two iconic characters in King Kong vs Tarzan.
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Bibliography is a comprehensive catalog of the author’s work, compiled in a massive yet elegant volume just as impressive as the writer it honors.
Return with Steve to Darkest CGI’d Africa, where we’ll meet up with Tarzan, Jane, and Colonel Williams. (Who?)
Tarzan, ERB’s most popular character, has gotten the film treatment since 1918; a handful of portrayals have stood out as true to the character. Will Skarsgard’s live up to the legacy?
Even if you don’t recognize the name, you know who Roy G. Krenkel is.
Tanya rounds up October for us
When it comes to Down Under, Australia’s got nothing on Pellucidor
Visit the Moon, then go out and play in the sunshine
The eternal champion returns
Barsoom. Sooner or later, every artist has to try their hand illustrating Burrough’s tales
Steve finishes his “time machine” with a look at the final three issues of Amazing’s first full year.
To have one’s heart and soul passed over for another can be a devastating thing.
Steve begins a series of columns examining Amazing Stories’ first full year of publishing!
“For God’s sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories about the death of kings.” Richard 11, Act 3, Scene 2 Shakespeare knew how to entertain a crowd and teach history at the same time. His plays are rife with kings, queens, dukes, barons and various and sundry other royal personages. His […]
What are our kids reading these days? The next generation of fandom may be in for quite a surprise from a literary perspective.
In part two of his superhero blog entry, Steve looks at Superman and others.
Introducing AMAZING STORIES CLASSICS – reprints from the golden age of Amazing Stories magazine!
FuturesPast Editions Amazing Stories Classic Reprint – the first book is now revealed!
The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!
Joaquin Cervantes Bassoco, one of Mexico’s most renowned artists, inspired Galaviz with his BATU comic.
The Joy of Pansfnalistic Theocrasy and Burroughs covers!