REVIEW- The Killing Fields (Legacy #2)

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It reminds me of watching the Incredible Hulk when I was growing up. Bill Bixby was awesome, but I wanted to see a green-painted Lou Ferrigno tearing stuff up

Special Report: Science Fiction Publishing and Art in Italy

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This Amazing Stories special report interviews several science fiction artist working at Edizioni Della Vigna (Vineyard Publishing). Included are responses to questions from Alessandro Bani, Alexa Cesaroni, and Guiseppe Festino. It's richly sprinkled with dozens of images that will simply AMAZE you.

BERNHARDT J. HURWOOD, an unsung Hero of my Childhood.

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Poe was too dry and Lovecraft was too trippy for my 10 year old soul, but Mr. Hurwood hit the spot, scratched the itch, tripped my trigger and blew my gaskets!

Articles Populaires – Juillet 2013

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A round-up of popular posts en Francais

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

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Making your first professional sale does not improve your probability of making your next one. Now and throughout your writing career (assuming you intend to have a writing career), you will always face the same challenge: to write the best stories you can and to keep them in front of professional markets until they sell.

Review – Falling Over by James Everington

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Falling Over is a book about perception, about characters who come to doubt their sense of the reality of the world, whose perceptions are doubled, who extrapolate alternative realities or timelines or encounter, or imagine they encounter, doppelgängers.

Discovering Science Friction: Snark Week 2013

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Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives could easily have been made into a Syfy Channel movie (if they’d used lower resolution cameras, thrown in a former 1980s TV star and some cornball music).

Review: Errantry, by Elizabeth Hand

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Errantry: Strange Stories by Elizabeth Hand Small Beer Press 2012 There's a phrase used by some in Maine, where Elizabeth Hand lives part of the year,...

Swimming Anime – Not Just Fan Service (Really!)

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Back in March, the studio Animation Do released a trailer for a nameless anime about a group of hunky male swimmers.  The trailer caught...

Love Thine Enemy: A Review of Interrupt by Jeff Carlson

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Let's get one thing out of the way up front. I am crazy about Jeff Carlson's writing. I even tipped him as my favorite lesser-known SF author in a recent interview here on Amazing Stories. Tying that hangman's noose a bit tighter, I stated at the time that I thought Carlson's best work was still ahead of him.

La ciencia ficción no es diversión vacía

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Ante todo, deseo saludar educadamente, pues es mi primer escrito para Amazing Stories. Mi intención es hablar de muchos temas, entre los que estarán...

There’s Something About Night Vale

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If you are a citizen of the internet - and especially if you are a Tumblr user - you have picked up on the...

Discovering the Invasion

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The Invasion by Robert Willey takes us back to the era of a war torn United States fighting the good fight. At the same time, the story also opens the reader’s mind to some of the most fantastic speculations in space travel of the period.

Scide Splitters: The Goliath Stone by Larry Niven & Matthew Joseph...

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Larry Niven has a long history of successful collaborative fiction and The Goliath Stone is no exception. I expect, however, the reception of this...

Planet Blüd

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Just a few housekeeping items before I get into the subject of this month's post. I am happy to announce that my latest vampire...

Is the Hulk Catholic?

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This is a post for the writers. And for readers who enjoy a bit of a rant. Warning: contains religion.

Rockets and Missiles: Past and Future

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Rockets and Missiles: Past and Future by Martin Caidin is literally a blast from the past. It is a delightfully historical account of man’s progression into space – because rockets are cool.

Review: GRABBERS (2012)

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There’s nothing better than a good monster movie. The problem is, most monster movies these days suck. Some intentionally (Sharktopus, I’m looking at you)....

The Universe is Bigger than You Think, Writers

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I must admit that I have a huge pet peeve when it comes to science fiction. Don’t get me wrong- I love this modern...

The Cost of Transformation: A Review of North American Lake Monsters...

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What do you say to a man who's fresh out of jail, whose wife has been sleeping around and who doesn't know his daughter...

Low Intensity – 1 – Jim Aikin

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This will be an occasional series about good writers who either haven't produced very much book-length speculative fiction, or are, in my opinion, under-appreciated. Jim...

Dinosaurs are NOT Bulletproof!

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As I watched a repeat episode of Mythbusters the other night, I was reminded of one of my pet peeves in Science Fiction and...

The Passing of a Master RIP Richard Matheson

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  The passing of a Master RIP RICHARD MATHESON Richard Matheson passed away 8 days ago on the 23rd of June 2013. He was 87 years old. This...

Gigantes: Una huella en la literatura

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Por Ricardo Acevedo Esplugas Imagenes: CRSignes y Alberto Arribas   Al principio solo había oscuridad… En ese vacío primigenio surgieron dos mundos: uno de fuego, y el otro...

Review: Man of Steel Novelization by Greg Cox

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The novelization of Man of Steel by Greg Cox is a book looking for an identity. The obligation to remain loyal to a script while remaining faithful to the character is an improbable task - one reader’s must realize if they are to accept the work.

Voice Net

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This man foresaw the NSA scandal before cell phones were even invented. So why have you never heard of him? Blame the Japanese publishing industry--which makes Westeros look like the Oneida Community.
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Joyland by Stephen King – review

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In Stephen King’s best novel in years, 11.22.63 (2011), the veteran author revisited the period of his youth, the 1950s and ‘60s. A character...

Novedades literatura y cine 3-7

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Noticias literatura “Espiral CF” anuncia que su próximo número será doble “Espiral Ciencia-Ficción” es una colección de libros de ciencia-ficción, editada de manera no profesional por...

Vampires, and Werewolves, and Zombies….Oh, my!

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With the release of World War Z, the new Brad Pitt zombie film, and the plethora of similarly themed movies in recent years, it...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Matt Mitrovich

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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...