I haven't been around much lately, even though I theoretically have more time for things like blogging. However, much has conspired against me lately: International move; Christmas/New Years; grave illness in the family requiring a trip home to the USA; and last but not least, my own battle with the flu on top of bronchitis. Ugh.
But there are pressing matters! Things happening that you don't want to miss out on! Things that won't wait for me to get my act completely together. So, here is the most pressing of pressing matters:
Amazing Stories, the online Fanzine I mentioned before Christmas, which has been in a BETA testing phase has gone officially live!!! My first post is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 entitled "Science Fiction Poetry" (original, huh?). It's basically meant to be an enticement and invitation to join me in my exploration of SF Poetry. Please go check it out and comment on the post, make a request, wave or whatever. I'd love to greet you there. Here is the official blurb:
Amazing Stories, the world's first science fiction magazine, is now open to the public.
Social Magazine Website Offers Nearly Sixty Writers and Social Networking For Fans!
Experimenter Publishing Company
January 19, 2013
AMAZING STORIES are just one click away!TM
The Experimenter Publishing Company is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the world's most recognizable science fiction magazine – AMAZING STORIES!
Following the completion of a successful Beta Test begun on January 2nd, 2013, Amazing Stories is now open to the public. Fans of science fiction, fantasy, and horror are invited to join and encouraged to participate in helping to bring back a cherished icon of the field.
For the past several weeks nearly sixty fans, authors, artists, editors and bloggers have been producing articles on your favorite subjects – the literature of SF/F/H, its presentations in media such as television, film, poetry, literature, games, comics and much more.
All contents of Amazing Stories are free to the general public.
Membership is also free – and entitles members to participate in the discussion, share information and engage in many other familiar social networking activities.
Membership also represents a stake in helping Amazing Stories return to publication. The more members the site acquires, the faster Amazing Stories can become a paying market for short fiction.
Every genre fan now has a chance to help support the creation of a new market for the stories, artwork and articles they all love so much.
To visit the site and obtain your free membership, go to AMAZING STORIES, and don't forget to invite your friends too!
This reincarnation of Amazing Stories could not have happened without the generous support of Woodall Design LLC and the members of the Amazing Stories Blog Team:
Cenobyte, Karen G. Anderson, Mike Brotherton, Ricky L. Brown,
Michael A. Burstein, Catherine Coker, Johne Cook, Paul Cook, Gary Dalkin,
Jane Frank, Adria K. Fraser, Jim Freund, Fran Friel, Adam Gaffen,
Chris Garcia, Chris Gerwel, Tommy Hancock, Liz Henderson, Samantha Henry,
M.D. Jackson, Monique Jacob, Geoffrey James, J. Jay Jones, Daniel M. Kimmel,
Peggy Kolm, Justin Landon, Andrew Liptak, Bob Lock, Melissa Lowery,
Barry Malzberg, C. E. Martin, Farrell J. McGovern, Steve Miller, Matt Mitrovich,
Aidan Moher, Kevin Murray, Ken Neth, Astrid Nielsch, D. Nicklin-Dunbar,
James Palmer, John Purcell, James Rogers, Felicity Savage, Diane Severson,
Steve H. Silver, J. Simpson, Douglas Smith, Lesley Smith, Bill Spangler,
Duane Spurlock, Michael J. Sullivan, G. W. Thomas, Erin Underwood,
Stephan Van Velzen, Cynthia Ward, Michael Webb, Keith West, John M. Whalen,
Karlo Yeager, Leah A. Zeldes
For more information about Amazing Stories, please contact the publisher at