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SPACEMEN, Precursor to Starlog?

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Steve takes us through the pages of Spacemen, Warren Publications second film-centered magazine helmed by the late, great, missed and lamented Forrest J. Ackerman.

How to Redact and Re-integrate Your Redundant Reliquary of Recollections, or:...

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Mr. Cameron invites us to join him on the floor as he sorts the contents of a 1960s scrapbook

Noticias literatura 27-11

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Noticias sobre nuevos números de publicaciones, finalistas de certamen de relato, y vídeos de charlas de una jornada sobre cf.

Addicted to Science Fiction

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Award winning authors discuss how they discovered science fiction.

AMAZING News: 10/13/13

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News from the world of the fantastic

When We Burn Books …

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"Where they burn books, they will end in burning human beings."

FAN FOTOS: Bill Plott Visits J. T. Oliver

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Bill Plott shares photos from a visit to J. T. Oliver of southern fandom fame.

Review – Searching for Ray Bradbury by Steven Paul Leiva

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A loving tribute to the memory of one of the most important figures both in the history of our genres and in American popular culture and the literature of the 20th century.

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

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It is a profound mistake to interpret the genre of science fiction literally

AMAZING News August 25, 2013

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Conventions, Readings, Scientific Advances, Awards, Trouble Makers and Just Plain Fun Stuff

Dreams and Perceptions…The Stuff of Science Fiction

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I firmly believe that we ultimately define ourselves through our experience and our approach of the unfamiliar. A new relationship. A stranger in town. A different culture. An alien encounter…

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE: Does Science Fiction Matter?

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It sure does to me.  It's the reason I worked on Apollo. When President John F. Kennedy gave his “We choose to go to the Moon” speech...

What is the Vampire of Science Fiction?

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I'm not talking about the salt vampire of Star Trek or anything so literal. I'm talking about vampires in the sense that they fill...
Ben Bova

Interview with Science Fiction Legend Ben Bova

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Today we are joined by science fiction legend Dr. Ben Bova. Ben has served as an editor of both Analog Science Fact & Fiction...

A Fan’s History – Part 4 – A Visit with Heinlein

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Let’s give cons a rest for a bit and talk about one of science fiction’s greatest writers. Terms like “greatest writers” are usually somewhat...

Review: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

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Classic works of science fiction can be timeless for many fans, but they will not always translate well with modern fandom. Issues include implausible...

Liftoff Scratched for SF Authors Stamps

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The countdown has been halted for issuing U.S. stamps honoring science fiction authors, which initially was set for July. According to Linn’s Stamp News, a...

Un Diálogo ameno con Daína Chaviano por M. C. Carper

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Daína Chaviano – Escritora cubana de Cf y Fantasía - Premio Internacional de Fantasía Goliardos (México), Premio Azorín de Novela, Medalla de Oro en...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with James Palmer

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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...

Ray guns don’t kill people, peop … — oh wait, yes...

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Be careful. Be careful, they got ray guns. - Loomis in the Carpenter Street episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, 11/26/2003 In Ray Bradbury’s epic The...

How Young is a Young Adult?

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The science fiction novels I read as a teen weren’t written for that age group. The themes were adult, as were the character...

Interview with a Reader

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After a series of interviews with self-published authors, I thought I would interview a reader. Or rather, three of them, Sanford Begley, Joseph Capdepon...

BLUE PENCILS AND BLOODY SWORDS: EDITORS OF S&S

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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,...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Diane Severson

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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...
Ned Buntline, Bufalo Bill Cody, Giuseppina Morlacchi, Texas Jack Omohundro (1846-1880) (via Wikipedia)

Crossroads: Riding into Space – Westerns and Speculative Fiction

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March is here, and that means it is time to move into a new Crossroads series. For some reason, March always brings to mind...

An Interview with Stephanie Osborne

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Adam Gaffen for Amazing Stories: Welcome!  It seems appropriate that there's a science fiction author who is a rocket scientist; how did one lead...

In the Beginning…

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Memorable first lines can not only make-or-break a story, these quick literary introductions can become just as iconic as the entire body of work.

No. 1 – Philip Francis Nowlan, Buck Rogers, and Military SF.

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I’m both stunned and excited by the comeback of Amazing Stories and that I have become a part of this historic process. And it...

I Dreamed I Saw the Silver Spaceships


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When people think about science fiction the first thing they usually visualize are spaceships (or green skinned women in shiny bikinis, but that may...