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The Sci-Fi Art of Paul Maitland

Can't go to a con? How about revisiting on and getting turned on to the UKCM - and one of its artist members - at the same time.

El mito y significado moderno: El starbird rebelde

Modern Myth and Meaning is a blog series on the contributions of literature and pop culture to contemporary mythology.


Wow! weirdness and light this week in the news: plastic army women, Einstein up-ended, bra makers made spacesuits and if that isn't weird enough, Cthulhu is picking a fight with Stephen King! Read on!

To Get From Here to There

Other than Aliens, is there anything more science-fictional than spaceships?

Modern Myth and Meaning: The Rebel Starbird

[Joseph] Campbell thought that in order for modern society to rejuvenate itself from a detached spiritual condition, we were going to need some new symbols.

Review: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Star...

Suitable for both young and old and promising everything we need to know, what more would a Star Wars fan need?

Comic Con London – Photos Galore

A plethora of awesome photos from MCM Comic Con, London.

La ciencia ficción ecuatoriana en el 2017

The year in Ecuadoran Science Fiction

Star Wars: The Last Jedi review (WARNING: SPOILERS)

How do you tell an original story while giving nods to fans? Star Wars tries, but doesn't always succeed...

Interview with Swiss artist/author Christian Kallias

Author, artist, techie - is there anything Christian Kallias can't do?

Scide Splitters: Terminal Alliance by Jim C. Hines

Jim C. Hines, known for his fantasy novels, tries his hand at humorous military SF and presents us with an unlikely group of heroes—Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse.


This week Steve plugs the new Canadian anthology Tesseracts 20 (shameless self-promotion), and interviews famed musician and self-confessed SF buff David Crosby of The Byrds, Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young), and his own group with his son James Raymond.

AMAZING NEWS: 8/27/2017

Tributes to Brian Aldiss, Worldcon 75 aftermath, PKD anthology show, Near Earth Asteroid, Roy Krenkel art, authors speaking truth to power, nuclear zeppelins, more exoplanets and killer robots. What's not to like?

Worldcon day 5 / Worldcon día 5

https://youtu.be/R2UO2pi7x68 (Actually this is the video in Spanish, next one is in English) https://youtu.be/lhjJTUZkyAg https://youtu.be/Q4z-4Cixr3w https://youtu.be/ffF_EMoXExg https://youtu.be/J1QFKub-0Fc https://youtu.be/YCxFyS8rNj8 https://youtu.be/2ue2JXqi_gI https://youtu.be/Tt9vhlkzi6Y https://youtu.be/ZTyqr7mas0Y https://youtu.be/_mxJUbxJOgo https://youtu.be/4PNX4MCvyoo https://youtu.be/dTWe6OPz4-Y https://youtu.be/Q2DqGhHFpZk Unfortunately I cannot put the video of the Closing ceremony, because Youtube said...

Dunkirk: The Real Superheros

Dunkirk is a movie about real life heroes that everybody should see.

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. It should really have caught on

Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion is an effective film about an all too real possible Armageddon.

Comic Con May 2017 – London, baby!

Comic Con in London is a star-studded, all-out geektacular three days of fun, food, celebrities, and costumes, costumes, and more costumes.

40 years on, did Star Wars change SF for the better...

Imagine George Lucas at the Pearly Gates: would he get into heaven because of his contribution to science fiction, or would he be cast down?

The One

Is the multiverse a pleasant concept for science fiction authors to play with, or does it really exist? The truth is out there...

Top Post de Febrero

References to some recent articles in Amazing Stories for Spanish speaking readers.

The Dark Between the Stars

The Dark Between the Stars is one of those books that grabs you which readers will love.

I, Robot on the BBC: this is how good radio SF...

Radio seems to be the best medium for dramatizing science fiction. It's a shame that there isn't more of it, although...

Star Wars is getting complex. Should we be impressed or worried?

Disney seems to be respectfully expanding the Star Wars universe, but will it succumb to the corporate dark side?

How Rogue One offers new hope for SF in mainstream films

Surprise! Rogue One actually takes the Star Wars universe in a new and interesting direction. WARNING: contains spoilers.

‘From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker’: the Star Wars novelization 40...

How does the novelization of Star Wars hold up 40 years after its release?

MidAmericon II: Con Report

Despite all the problems with MidAmericon II - and there were many - it was still fun. (And some pics from the con)

Star Wars and SF cinema: Where would the genre have...

You think Star Wars ruined the possibility for "legitimate science fiction" to appear on the big screen? Darren Slade suggests that you think again.

MÁS ALLÁ DEL ORIGEN: Entrevista a Miguel Alpire

An interview with Miguel Alpire, whose epic fantasy deals with fundamental questions about the origins and nature of existence in this universe and beyond.

Cosplay at Toronto Fan Expo

Ira Nayman makes the argument that cosplayers should be accepted as fans as much as anybody else...but, really, it's just an excuse to share photos of cosplayers he took at the 2016 Toronto Fan Expo. Shh...

Its Fifty Year Mission

Taral Wayne remembers the excitement of watching the first episode of Star Trek air fifty years ago.