Launching what will hopefully be the beginning of a new series, Amazing Selects debuts with Captain Future in Love by Allen Steele, a story first serialized in the pages of Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1 and 2. Captain Future and crew’s latest adventure picks up where Steele’s earlier Avengers of the Moon leaves off. Besides the adventure itself, the book includes several background features that provide all the behind-the-scenes details on the project’s origin and why Tor won’t be publishing a sequel to the successful first novel.
Introduction: Overture for a Space Opera
Prologue: The Black Pirate and the King
Novella: Captain Future in Love
Essay: A Brief History of Captain Future
About the Author
About the Concept Artist
About the Cover Artist
Captain Future in Love by Allen Steele Publisher: Steve Davidson Cover: Tony Sart Interior Art: Nizar Ilman Comet II Art: Rob Caswell 5.5” x 8.5” 130 pages Print and Digital $6.99 each
AppleTV+ (AppleTV Plus) new streaming service is planned for a November launch and will include a reboot of Steven Spielberg’sAmazing Stories series.
The Amazing Stories Selects program is set to roll out soon—individually packaged longer length works than those that appear in the magazine.
Congrats to Sandra Kasturi for her Rhysling Poetry award nomination for her poem from a 2018 edition of Amazing Stories—and to the magazine for their 2019 Nefty Award for Best Magazine.
Amazing Stories Fall 2019 All Color Issue! Contents Ira Nayman: From the Editor’s Desk: Pratical Advice for Impratical Situations Vincent Di Fate: Amazing Cover Artist S.P. Somtow “Another Avatar” art by Jon Eno R.S. Belcher “Home” art by Tom Miller Liz Westbrook-Trenholm “Blindside” art by Matt Taggart T.B. Jeremiah “Robots at Dawn!” art by Anton Oxenuk Bud Sparhawk “Dog Tales” art by Igor Avdeev Wendy Nikel “Stone and Starlight” art by Phil Foglio & Cheyenne Wright Matthew Hughes “Stopover at Meech’s World” art by Chukwudi Nwaefulu Sandra Kasturi “In the Moon Garden” art by Amanda Makepeace Shirley Meier “Buyer Beware” art by Roberto Armas Jack McDevitt “Breaking News” art by Renan Boe Sally McBride “The Doll Ladies” art by Melisa Des Rosiers S.L. Saboviec “The Boy With the Matalliderm Arm” art by Lianna Ribeiro Paul Levinson “The P&A” art by Richard Mandrachio Amber Royer “When Krom-ish Eyes are Smiling” art by Brad Foster Adam-Troy Castro “Genesis for Dyslexics” art by MD Jackson Dave Creek “The Typhoon Rider” art by Olivia Beelby Poetry: Darrell Schweitzer, Roger Dutcher and Francine P. Lewis Jack Clemons “Intruder” art by Ron Miller Paul Di Filippo “Ancient Hearths” art by Derek Whitaker Lawrence Watt-Evans “The Night People” art by Anthony Rhodes
Amazing Stories Vol. 77 No. 1 (No. 618) Fall 2019 Publisher: Steve Davidson Editor-in-Chief: Ira Nayman Art Director: Kermit Woodall Cover: Vincent Di Fate Full size magazine: 8.5” x 11” 154 pages Available at select conventions and by subscription from the Amazing Stories website Print $19.95 Kindle $2.99
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 4 Summer 2019 Content Ira Nyman’s From the Editor’s Desk: Practical Advice for Impractical Situations Amazing Cover Artist: Yoko Matsuoka Gary Dalkin: Rachel Armstrong Interview Jack Clemons’ Citizens of the Solar System: Neil Armstrong David Gerrold “Follow the Other Brick Road or In The Land of the Wurlikins” art by Roberto Armas M.J. Moores “Shadow Phoenix Episode I: Answering the Call” (excerpt) art by Melisa Des Rosiers Jen Frankel “Home-O-Cide” art by Anton Oxenuk Tatiana Ivanova “The Scheduled War” translated by Alex Shvartsman, art by HMW Cathy Smith “Canuck Commodities and Futures” art by Olivia Beelby Brad Preslar “Worth Doing Wrong” art by Tom Miller Brian Rappatta “The Prufrock Whisperer” art by Ron Miller Jo Miles “#SaveJade” art by M.D. Jackson Shirley Meier’s Throwing Rocks at the Void, art by Staff Ricky Brown’s Inspiring Books for Amazing Stories Readers Uche Ogbuji, Mary Soon Lee, R. Gene Turchin, and Jerri Hardesty (verses) Steve Fahnestalk: William Gibson Interview, art by Pratap Sharma
Publisher: Steve Davidson Editor-in-Chief: Ira Nayman Art Director: Kermit Woodall Cover: Yoko Matsuoka Full size magazine: 8.5” x 11” 94 pages Available at select conventions and by subscription from the Amazing Stories website
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 3 Spring 2019 Contents Ira Nyman’s From the Editor’s Desk: The Future is Fun, art by Matt Taggart Tom Barber: Amazing Cover Artist John Grant (aka Paul Barnett) interviewed by Darrell Schweitzer, photo by John Grant Jack Clemons’ Citizens of the Solar System, Cool Science and Technology on the International Space Station, art by Olena Perekhrystiuk R.S. Belcher “Red Shift” art by Tom Miller, M.D. Jackson Marie Bilodeau “Out-of-Most-Worlds Planet Cessation Extravaganza” art by Matt Taggart J.M. Frey and D. Simon’s TTC Gothic Kathy Kitts “Cricket Songs” art by Amanda Makepeace Sean Grigsby “A Swift Drop; Two Bits” art by Ron Miller Cartoon Marc A. Criley “Impending Karma Strike” art by Britt Martin Cartoon Matthew Timmins “Damn Lousy Teapots” art by Sean Chappell Rosemary Claire Smith “Conservation of Mismatched Shoes” art by Melisa des Rosier J.M. Frey and D. Simon’s TTC Gothic Paul Levenson “The Whether App” art by Richard Mandrachio Tyler Hagemann “The Day the Animals Turned to Sand” (verse) Clara Blackwood “The Girl Who Loved Birds” (verse) Tanya Karen Gough “T-Minus” art by Chukwudi Nwaefulu Elsa M. Carruthers “God Bless the Freaks” art by M.D. Jackson Shirley Meier’s Off the Top of My Head, art by staff Steve Fahnestalk’s SF on Film, art by Pratap Sharma Veronica Scott’s Why Give Science Fiction Romance a Second Look, photos by various
Publisher: Steve Davidson Editor-in-Chief: Ira Nayman Art Director: Kermit Woodall Cover: Tom Barber Full size magazine: 8.5” x 11” 100 pages Available at select conventions and by subscription from the Amazing Stories website
“My criteria are subjective, obviously. I only include fiction; anthologies and collections count alongside novels, but nonfiction is out . . . . To be included, publishers had to be legitimate companies devoted to putting out the work of others . . . . Trying to settle on a definitionof a “digest” was surprisingly difficult . . . . I do not include chapbooks . . . . This [series] is my attempt to merge all my research into a single source listing.”
Steve proceeds in alphabetical order.
“Amazing Stories Science Fiction Novel is about as awkward an appellation as publishers’ lines ever get. Fortunately, its sole book was the 1957 movie tie-in 20 Million Miles to Earth by Henry Slesar. This is a prime collectible because of its rarity and the gigantic space lizard from Venus on its cover.”
Per the criteria, not a true One-and-Done as it was published by giant Ziff-Davis, but nevertheless a fascinating one-shot.
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 2 Winter 2018
Contents Ira Nyman’s From the Editor’s Desk: The Future is Diverse, art by Matt Taggart Gary Dalkins’ European Author Profile: An Interview with Nina Allan Jack Clemons’ Citizens of the Solar System, First Steps: Near Earth Orbit and the Moon, art by Al Sirois Allen M. Steele “Captain Future in Love” part two, art by HMW/Nizar Lena Ng “Robot on Rampage” art by Richard Mandrachio Marina J. Lostetter “The Asteroid Contention” art by Tom Miller Neal Holtschulte “Bold New Flock” art by Ivan Montoya Daniel M. Kimmel “The Ransom of Red Robot (Beta)” art by Joe Eno G. Scott Huggins “In the Republic of the Blind” art by Sean Chappel Julie Novakova “Reset in Peace” art by M.D. Jackson Noah Chinn “Alison’s Bluff” art by Matt Taggart Sandra Kasturi “Trips to Impossible Cities” (verse) Valerie C. Kaelin “Reptilian Brain” (verse) art by Pixabay Vonnie Winslow Crist “A Horse and Her Boy” art by Ron Miller Steve Fahnestalk’s SF in Film, art by Staff Shirley Meier’s Off the Top of My Head, art by Staff
Publisher: Steve Davidson
Editor-in-Cheif: Ira Nayman
Art Director: Kermit Woodall
Cover: M.D. Jackson
8.5” x 11” 88 pages
Available at select conventions and by subscription Amazing Stories website
The first new print edition of Amazing Stories since 2005 debuted in August at WorldCon 2018.
Contents Steve Davidson: Publisher’s Note Robert Silverberg: The Observatory Jack Clemons “Citizens of the Solar System” (Science Column) Allen M. Steele “Captain Future In Love” part one Lawrence Watt-Evans “Harry’s Toaster” Rudy Rucker “Apricot Lane” Dave Creek “Beyond Human Measure” Shirley Meier “Flight of an Arrow” Kameron Hurley “Sister Solveig and Mr. Denial” Julie Czerneda “Foster Earth” Paul Levinson “Slipping Time” Drew Hayden Taylor “When Angles Come Knocking” Tade Thompson interviewed by Gary Dalkin Steve Fahnestalk: SF on Film (Review) Ira Nayman: We Are the Stories We Tell (Editorial)
Amazing Stories Vol. 76 No. 1 Fall/WorldCon 2018
Publisher: Steve Davidson
Editor in Chief: Ira Nayman
Art Director: Kermit Woodall
Artists: Tony Sart (cover), Ron Miller, Tom Barber, David Hardy, Paola Giari, M.D. Jackson, Dan Simon, Austeja, Al Sirois, Tais Teng, Richard Mandrachio, Wojciech Dudziński, J.M. Frey/Dan Simon, Ngoc Lam, and Gil Geolingo.
104 pages, 8.5” x 11” saddle-stitch binding
Four-Issue Subscriptions: Digital $15.95, Print $34.95 Amazing Stories website
A Ziff-Davis magazine ad that ran on the back cover of Dream World #2 and #3 in 1957. Left to right; top row: Sports Cars Illustrated (June 1956) Auto Mechanics (Aug. 1956), 1956 Color Photography Annual, 1956 Hi-Fi Annual & Audio Handbook, Color Television (1957 Edition), 1957 Edition Hi-Fi Guide and Yearbook, Electronic Experimenter’s Handbook, Pen Pals (First Issue, Feb/Mar 1957), Popular Boating (Jan. 1957), and Dream World #1 (Feb. 1957).
Bottom row: Popular Photography (Aug. 1956), Radio & Television News (Aug. 1956), Flying (Aug. 1956), Popular Electronics (Aug. 1956), Modern Bride, 1957 Photography Annual, 1956 Photography Directory & Buying Guide, Amazing Stories (Aug. 1956), Fantastic Science Fiction (June 1956), and G.I. Joe #44 (April 1956).