Frederik Pohl

The Greatest Science Ficition Novels of All Time Part 9

This week we are going back before the science fiction awards were created to find our entry into the list of the greatest science fiction novels of all time. In fact, we are going back before science fiction was science fiction. Science fiction has always been around, but it wasn’t until the 20th Century that […]

AMAZING News 3-30-29

STOP THE PRESSES! AMAZING STORIES will begin publication of a special 88th anniversary edition of the magazine on April 1st, 2014. April 1st may be April Fools Day, but this is no joke.  Beginning Tuesday, April 1st, the contents of Amazing Stories’ 88th Anniversary issue (April 2014, Volume 75, Number 1, Whole Number 610) will […]

The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke

Now there are classic science fiction stories, and then there are classic science fiction stories used by educators to introduce young impressionable readers and writers to the age old argument of science and religion. The Nine Billion Names of God by Arthur C. Clarke is THAT kind of story.

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Retro Read (Part 1)

Steve begins a new series of reviews devoted to examining the contents of what is arguably the single greatest anthology of science fiction’s first half-century – The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, edited by Robert Silverberg and selected by the members of SFWA. Individual stories will be examined in order, with particular attention being paid to their suitability for today’s readers, as well as their place in SF literary history.

AMAZING News 12/15/13

China soft-lands a rover on the Moon; NPR Features Filk; Charlies Stross warns that your frickin frying pan may be spying on you…and if that isn’t enough, Amazing Stories makes the case for Chuck Jones, famed cartoon director, having anticipated the Chinese Moon landing in his featurette Haredevil Hare from 1948!

The Secret of Writing Great Science Fiction

While many have guarded the secret to great science fiction, others have agreed to share this wonderful insight. I asked some of the greatest minds in the industry to whisper their secrets to us. What follows is a mixture of method and advice.

The Changing Face of Science Fiction

Some of the brightest minds in the science fiction industry talk about how they perceived this ever evolving juggernaut, how the science fiction industry had changed since they first found their way into it, and where the industry was headed. What follows is their amazing insight.