It’s Absolutely Amazing

The science fiction magazine Amazing Stories initially debuted in 1926 or so and was for decades a source of science fiction and fantasy short stories. It faded away in the ’90s, but has been revived by the good folk over at Paizo Publishing.

Amazing‘s “first issue of the 21st century” (as the cover proclaims) showed up at San Diego Comic-Con a week or so ago. Now edited by Dave Gross, former editor of Star Wars Insider, it adds media coverage, including book/movie/computer game reviews, to the standard mix of short stories, columns, and letters to the editor. It also bumps the format up to 8″x11″ from the digest size that has been standard for SF&F short story publications.

The first issue features Spider-Man on the cover and fiction by Timothy Zahn, Bruce Sterling, and Gene Wolfe, among others, inside. The URL to Paizo’s Amazing Stories page is http://www.paizo.com/amazing.

3 thoughts on “It’s Absolutely Amazing

  1. Paula

    Congratulations to the gang at Paizo for reviving such a cool magazine! I look forward to the first issue.

  2. Dunc

    I’ve never been able to get into short fiction (unless it’s attached to something longer, like a novel series) but if they’re adding media coverage I’ll give it a try. I haven’t had much luck with genre magazines lately.

    Thanks for posting! :)

  3. Yav14

    Excellent! I will try to get my hands on a copy at GenCon since I doubt it’s likely to pop up on the newstands here next to “Schweizer Familie” *g*.

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