The Failed Publisher That Gave Us I, Robot And Arthur C. Clarke

We owe a huge debt to Gnome Press, a small start-up science fiction publisher that launched in the wake of World War II and failed because it couldn't pay its authors. As Andrew Liptak explains over in Kirkus Reviews, Gnome made Asimov's I, Robot possible, and gave us the first themed anthology. » 3/27/14 3:40pm 3/27/14 3:40pm

Solomon Kane: Like Game of Thrones with Pilgrims!

Today, the long delayed cinematic adaptation of Robert E. Howard's Solomon Kane tales comes to North American theaters for a limited release (it's also been on video-on-demand across the land for a while now). Despite opening in Europe way back in 2009, the stateside release of Solomon Kane was mysteriously hamstrung… » 9/28/12 6:25pm 9/28/12 6:25pm

A Fantastic Conan Pastiche, and a Chance to be a Hero Yourself

Throne of the Crescent Moon author Saladin Ahmed has fallen on some rough times, and yesterday he put up a blog post asking for some help. (He says he's already gotten enough support in the 24 hours since that post went up, but it's never a bad thing to help more.) And because Ahmed's a total rockstar, he gave people… » 6/13/12 2:23pm 6/13/12 2:23pm

Rediscover Classic SF Tales with Planet Stories

The pulp era gave rise to some of the most exciting, innovative science-fiction ever written, but far too many of these classic SF tales have been lost and nearly forgotten. Planet Stories, an imprint of Paizo Publishing, has been working to change that by putting out novels and short story collections on a monthly… » 7/14/08 2:00pm 7/14/08 2:00pm