Head on over to the new Amazing Stories magazine…

As I mentioned last week, the newly revived Amazing Stories is going to be reprinting my Vacation in the Golden Age columns from the very beginning. Today, Episode #1, covering the July 1939 issue of Astounding is reprinted there. Episode #2 will follow in 2 weeks. Meanwhile, Episode 25, covering the July 1941 Astounding will be available right here, as usual,  one week from today. It’s pretty cool to think that I have my posts on the Golden Age reprinted in a new incarnation of the original science fiction magazine.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.

5 thoughts on “Head on over to the new Amazing Stories magazine…

  1. Amazing is back in action? Damn, I should really take another stab at making part of Shaver’s Mystery into a short story.

  2. Jamie,

    From the contacts I’ve received from numerous Amazing Stories alumni, I believe that many folks out there are looking forward to the same thing.

    I should point out a couple of things to be absolutely clear:

    First – the magazine itself is not yet ‘back’. Returning to regular publication as a magazine (‘E’ or otherwise) that prints the best in modern science fiction, fantasy and horror is an on-going effort that is fully expected to take between 12 and 18 months. I am determined to resist launching the publication until such time as it is ensured of a sustainable financial future.

    Second – the current website is more than a mere ‘placeholder’; regular content will be placed there as will information regarding my progress. Polls, questions & etc., on the site are designed to encourage participation and feedback. I want Amazing Stories to be borne of the desires of the readers and contributors.

    Third – Ana – The “Shaver Mysteries” resulted in quite a bit of controversy at the time of publication. They weren’t considered true science fiction and the editor’s insistence that the information contained therein was based on fact turned a lot of the magazine’s readers off. I’m not so sure I’d want to include such in a reprint series (reprints are part of the program) – but I would be interested in a ‘history of’ that explains what they were (mysteries) and how their publication helped spawn a series of ‘conspiracy’ interests and new publications.

  3. I also wanted to mention (and forgot to previously) that Michael Moorecock is in the process of resurrecting perhaps the most highly respected UK science fiction magazine – New Worlds – as Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds.
    Michael edited the publication to great critical acclaim and helped spur the ‘new wave’ movement within its pages. There is a facebook page for this effort and those interested in science fiction and magazines ought to check it out.

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