Amazing to Hold Kickstarter

Steve Davidson has announced that Amazing Stories will launch a Kickstarter on March 1 to raise funds to relaunch Amazing as a print fiction magazine with the first issue to be released at Worldcon 76 in San Jose.
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Obituary: Karen Davidson

Fan Karen Davidson (b.Karen Giglio, 1958) died on May 19 following a battle with cancer. Davidson’s first husband was Jeffrey Edwards, with whom she had two sons. While working as a production manager for Paintball News, she met Steve Davidson, whom she eventually married. Davidson supported her husband when he decided to revive Amazing Stories and served as the President of Experimenter Publishin Company, which has published Amazing Stories since its revival.

Amazing Stories Returns to Print

Steve Davidson has announced that later this year Amazing Stories will return to a print format. The initial issue will feature the winners of the short story contest run last year as well as non-fiction articles. Davidson expect regular publication of the magazine to begin in 2017.
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Amazing Stories Licensing Deal

Steve Davidson has announced that the Experimenter Publishing Company has signed a licensing deal for the title Amazing Stories with NBC/Universal Studios. A previous licensing deal for the title Amazing Stories led to a two season television series and a feature film.

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Amazing Returns to TV

NBC has announced that Amazing Stories will return to their schedule as an anthology series with executive producer Bryan Fuller, who was responsible for Pushing Daisies and Hannibal. Amazing Stories, which takes its name from the oldest science fiction magazine, now a webzine,was originally broadcast for two seasons beginning in 1985.

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Gernsback Winners

Steve Davidson has announced the top three finalists for the inaugural Gernsback Writing Contest, held by Amazing Stories. The final round of judging was accomplished by Cat Rambo, Dave Creek, and Jack Clemons. The top ten finalists will all have their stories published in an Amazing Stories anthology with the three top finalists also published on-line. All will receive professional rates. The top three finalists are:

  • “Lost Phoenixes,” by Stuart Barton
  • “Size of the Fight,” by Matthew Downer
  • “Penny of Tharsis Montes,” by Sean Monaghan

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Gernsback Short Fiction Contest

Amazing Stories has announced the Gernsback Short Fiction Contest, to be judged by Cat Rambo, Dave Creek, and Jack Clemons. Entries should consider the theme “What will the Solar System look like 250 years from now?” and be less than 2,000 words. The submission period will open on July 1 and will end when 100 submissions have been received or on July 31. A group of initial readers will select twenty stories to pass on to the judges.

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Amazing Offer

Publisher Steve Davidson is offering a subscription to Amazing Stories to any member of Detcon1 or Loncon 3, this year’s NASFIC and Worldcon. Members of each convention will be given the opportunity to indicate whether or not they wish to take advantage of the offer. Amazing Stories subscribers will receive a number of benefits, including a subscriber discount on items sold in its soon to open store, advance notification and access to new fiction, special on-site services, and first dibs on limited edition offerings.

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Two Amazing Deals

Steve Davidson, publisher of Amazing Stories has announced a licensing deal with FuturesPastEditions Ebooks Publisher to begin to publish Amazing Stories Classic Reprints, stories which originally appeared in Amazing Stories, Amazing Stories Quarterly, and Amazing Stories Annual. The line will be Jean Marie Stine and will appear as both e-books and print editions. A second deal, with Open Road Brands, will license reproductions of early Amazing Stories covers, which will be distributed through major retail chain stores.

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Brown In as Reviews Editor at Amazing

Steve Davidson has announced that Rick Brown will be taking over the new post as reviews editor for Amazing Stories. Davidson relaunched the world’s first science fiction magazine as an on-line zine earlier this year after buying the rights to the name a couple of years ago.

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