And the Winner Is . . .
. . . Alex Cavanaugh! I, again, congratulate Alex. He receives a book package consisting of novels The Queen of Darkness by Miguel Conner and Blood Moon by M.R. Sellars, plus a signed copy of The Fool’s Illusion by yours truly. I’d like to once again thank Alex for his participation, and I thank everybody else who participated in the sweepstakes. I hope all of you will participate in future giveaways here at the Fantastic Site.
Possible Relaunch of a Classic SF Mag
You may have heard all over sci fi news that Bryan Fuller, executive producer of TV’s Hannibal, plans to relaunch the 1980s Amazing Stories TV series. Well, even greater news is for fans of the original magazine and other pulp fiction publications of the early half of the 20th century: Amazing Stories trademark owner Steve Davidson was moved by those plans so much that he intends to relaunch the magazine both in print and digital! Check out more details about this potential relaunch in my article at Examiner.com.
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Science fiction as the genre we know it today started with the Amazing Stories magazine back in the 1920s and some of the greatest writers established their literary careers writing for it, including Hugo Gernsback who founded and served as editor of the publication. The magazine helped bring in the pulp era of fiction which included a huge flourishing of sci fi literature (including comics), movies, radio and eventually TV shows. It is this era of science fiction, often known as the golden era of the genre, why many of us here in the U.S. read and write speculative fiction today.
Next week I’d like to discuss some writing tips inspired by my attendance at Sinister Creature Con earlier last month.
Until then . . .