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Amazing Stories and the History of Science Fiction

Science fiction’s rich tradition in the short story realm is something that can’t be argued. Over the years, countless well-known, best-selling sci-fi authors have gotten their start with publications in pulp magazines like Amazing Stories. First published in March-April 1926, Amazing Stories was the first magazine dedicated fully to science fiction—making it a pioneer for magazines like Analog (1930) and ...

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Aliens, Superpowers, and More in Agent II: Revelation

Agent Revelation - an interview with Derek Ting on The Fantasy Network News

In 2017, actor, writer and director Derek Ting, producer Eric Mark and their team released the entertaining indie sci-fi thriller AGENT I: INTELLIGENCE. With a story that taps into the concepts of alien invasion, the building of the pyramids, Area 51 and other classic sci-fi tropes with a twist, AGENT has gained a loyal audience. And that has paved the ...

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Evocative Style: The Comic and Book Art of Daniele Serra

Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Bestiary (BOOM! Studios) cover art by Daniele Serra - interview on The Fantasy Network News

Evocative, emotional, dynamic… The science fiction, fantasy and horror artwork created by Italian illustrator and comic book artist Daniele Serra is decidedly eye-catching. With a style that is unmistakable when you see it, Serra has provided artwork for popular books and comics, including Clive Barker’s Hellraiser: Bestiary (BOOM! Comics), The Crow: Memento Mori (IDW Publishing), The Big Blow by Joe R. ...

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Loss and Mental Health: The Moving Indie Sci-Fi Film ‘Blank Shores’

  In the award-winning short indie sci-fi film Blank Shores, writer/director Alex Kyrou and producer Clare Shields explore an emotional topic that audiences might not immediately associate with speculative fiction—how the loss of a child impacts parents. But as movies like Arrival, novels like Borne and shorts like Blank Shores prove out, science fiction provides a powerful lens for viewing ...

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