Venus. Following the recent report of life-chemicals found in its atmosphere, is it any wonder that we’re all thinking swampy things again?
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?
This week Steve repurposes and re-edits an old column, hoping it will be new to at least some of you. It’s all about conventions and nametags, anyway, so if you’re not interested, go watch the snow or something.
(Ed’s inside joke: No orcas yet…)
Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and revisits/rewrites an old column dealing with Worldcons and nametags and such.
Avengers of the Moon by Allen Steele takes us back to the pulp classics by reviving Edmond Hamilton’s hero adventurer from the 40’s, Captain Future.
Steve once again covers the ubiquitous Stephen King, who’s got a new collection of short stories out. A new collection of King is usually something to crow about, and this one’s no exception.
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!
A trip back in time: Earl takes us into his library and pulls some influential fanzines from the shelves.
Sunfire by Edmond Hamilton may not be as recognizable as some of the other classic short stories reviewed here at Amazing Stories, but it maintains the same fresh literary style founder Hugo Gernsback envisioned long ago and allows the readers to enjoy a modern perspective of a classic theme.
Egoboo can be found in all kinds of strange places – including science fiction conventions!
The future isn’t what it used to be, for one of DC Comics’ oldest super-teams.
After the last few S&S works of the early 1940s, such as “Dragon Moon” by Henry Kuttner and the short-lived Unknown, Sword & Sorcery lost steam. With Robert E. Howard dead for five or more years, Heroic Fantasy became a thing of the past with only the occasional Edmond Hamilton Weird Tales fantasy or anomalies […]
Henry Kuttner deserves our thanks. If things had been left to Clifford Ball, Sword & Sorcery would have fizzled out in the pages of Weird Tales. Ball, who we know very little about, was the first to take up the torch of Sword & Sorcery from Howard’s dead hand. He wrote four stories “Duar the […]
It’s easy to discuss authors for their contributions are evident. You just have to read the stories. The great editors are harder to corral, for the editor’s job is one of selection, guidance, subjective acts that may be hard to understand in hindsight. (For instance, all those men and women who rejected Dune by Frank […]
Robert E. Howard may have invented Sword & Sorcery with the first King Kull tale, but he was not the only author working with the raw materials of heroic fantasy. We have already mentioned C. L. Moore and her Jirel of Joiry stories, which were published at the same time as Conan. There were other […]