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A lot of old ('50s and early '60s) SF was written by women under masculine or masculine-sounding names. One of the best was Andre Norton. Join Steve in a look at this terrific action/adventure SF like they "just don't write anymore!"

“Underbreak” de Cristián Londoño: tecnologías de control

A review and analysis of Underbreak, the latest novel by Ecuadorian author Cristián Proaño Londoño

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 11

A new fantasy entry for the greatest fantasy novels of all time.

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 10

The character of the young Arthur, known as Wart, was so finely crafted that famous authors such as J. K. Rowling and Neil Gaiman have confessed to borrowing elements of the character for their own stories.

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 9

A new addition to the Greatest SF&F works of all time!

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 8

An 8th tome is added to our running list of - THE GREATEST FANTASY NOVELS OF ALL TIME

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 7

The latest induction into the Greatest of All Time list

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 6

Which novel has RK vetted for this go 'round? Read on to find out!

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 5

Read on to find the latest addition to The Greatest Fantasy Novels of ALL Time

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 4

"Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

The Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time Part 3

Find out what novel has just been added to the Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time list

The Ten Greatest Wizards of All Time

A bit problematic, this list. My experience with wizards tells me they are a fickle lot and prone to hubris. And they have powers....Perhaps ranking them might not be such a good idea....

The Great Harry Potter Reread #3: The Prisoner of Azkaban

Matt Mitrovich tackles the third in the Harry Potter Series, The Prisoner of Azkaban, and reflects on reading aloud and impending fatherhood.

The Art & Science of World Building: The Tools You Need...

World building spices real physical and social facts with the author’s imagination to create a civilization, a political structure, a culture and zeitgeist as backdrop and influence to story. Writers define world-building as the process of constructing an imaginary world, usually associated with a fictional universe.

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.

Dreaming of Writing a Bestseller

This is a valid desire. It is, after all, why most of us write—to share our stories and messages with as many people as possible.

A Science Fiction Timeline: Yesterday and Tomorrow

A timeline of the development of science fiction, from one fan's viewpoint.

Interview with Award-Winning Editor Ellen Datlow

For more than 30 years, Ellen has edited speculative fiction with a discerning eye, helping to shape the stories and authors we all love to read.

Review: The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith (aka J.K. Rowling)

While there is a decided absence of magic in the novel, the one thing that truly stands out here is how eloquently Rowling has proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that her writing chops stretch far beyond Hogwart’s hallowed halls.

Sequential Wednesdays #11 – The Quiet Majesty of Kazu Kibuishi

Out in the world of beautiful stories, digital art, and ironclad contracts with Scholastic exists a beautiful man, in every sense of the...

The Ergodic* Nature of Games

When I was in college studying creative writing, I fell in love with a lot of writers: Haruki Murakami, Jonathan Lethem, David Mitchell, Michael...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Kristina Grifantini

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...

Sex and the Senshi

(Author's Note: This article deals with issues regarding sex and sexuality in a non-explicit manner. Regardless, it might not be safe for work.) Usagi, the...

Finding Women in Science Fiction

Where are all of the women writers in Science Fiction? Some are among us and we don’t even know it.

The History of Fantasy, Part III: I Think You Got a...

I’d mentioned previously the spectrum of modern fantasy is fairly disparate, but if you go into the library or a bookstore it’s really borne...

Defending Quality Over Popularity

It is to my ever increasing frustration that I continually see true literary talent dismissed as 'too complex' or ‘deep’ in favour of the...

Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part...

Why Are You Writing?: Deciding on the writing career that you want Welcome back. This is the second in my weekly series of posts on...