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Steve rewrites one of his earlier columns for Amazing (again!) just in case you want to know how he started in this whole “fannish” business. Do you care? Did you read it before?
Water was recently added to the commodities exchanges. Still the water (Seix Barral, Bogotá, 2019) by Juan Álvarez addresses this scary 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 rewrites and repeats one of his earlier columns for Amazing just in case you want to know how he started in this whole “fannish” business. Do you care?
In Hermann Gil Roble's new novel, nanotechnology drugs are used to give consumers sublime experiences. But of course, there are side effects...
An overview of the theory and practice of Spanish language neo-indigenous science fiction.
Steve tells you where to get a free SF book and revisits/rewrites an old column dealing with Worldcons and nametags and such.
Written by Brian Herbert, in collaboration with his gifted father Frank Herbert, this tale first started with a germ of an idea way back...
You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.
Nina Munteanu explores issue surrounding eco-fiction and optimistic science fiction with four female speculative fiction authors and/or publishers.
Another friend gone; Steve mourns Debbie Miller; also New Venture and MosCon reminiscences. And both fiction and non-fiction StoryBundles! Go get 'em!
Ebooks and more ebooks! Cheap and plentiful; Steve finds them for you! Oh, and Steve reviews two so-so "horror flicks" that should have been better. But that's what the film industry seems to be offering this week!
This week Steve reviews the new March/April issue of the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (F&SF), and talks about a postage stamp series that never came about, honouring SF writers, and the reasons behind it.
Lehr "dominated science fiction covers in the mid-1960s into the 1970s"
After congratulating himself on his 40 years doing conventions, Steve discusses a quasi-SF-ish book about superheroes on TV in the 1950s. It's fun!
he 13th inductee into our growing list of The Greatest SF Novels of All TIme!
Frank Herbert's Dune has been a favorite subject for science fiction illustrators for years. Now Sam Weber is about to release a new illustrated edition.
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang is one of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. Kate Wilhelm is one of the cornerstones of the science fiction industry, and many consider this her best work.
One author gets onto the list a second time!
An interview with World Fantasy Award nominee Scott Lynch
A well traveled novel makes its way on to our Best of All Time list.
This week we are going back before the science fiction awards were created to find our entry into the list of the greatest science...
A new inductee into the Greatest Science Fiction Novels of All Time
The Greatest SF Novels of ALL TIME list enters new territory!
RK Troughton continues to assemble a list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time, based on objective measures
The fifth inductee into Amazing Stories list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time.
Dune has now been added to our list of the Greatest SF Novels of All Time!
The Hugos are upon us. RK gives you even more (and better reasons) to join up and vote!
Returning to the universe of Frank Herbert’s epic space saga Dune, the vulnerability of human existence is once again clouded by faith, fanaticism and revenge. Mentats of Dune is the latest installment written by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.
Try to Remember by Frank Herbert is a fitting finale to the 1969 edition Best of Amazing anthology and a fitting story to represent what is best about Amazing Stories. First published in the October 1961 issue, the novella is one of those stories that makes the reader think.
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