Posts Tagged ‘Science Fiction’

Weird Tales and Amazing Stories


March sees the birthdays for two magazines that would inspire fandom, Weird Tales and Amazing Stories. Weird Tales introduced H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos and Amazing Stories codified, if not named, science fiction via publisher Hugo Gernsback.

Weird Tales

News from Nowhere



The first installment of William Morris’ Victorian scientific romance News from Nowhere was published in Commonweal on January 11, 1890. Like Rip Van Winkle or Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, the narrator William Guest slept …

“Aurorama” Reading at Quimby’s a Success, Poetry Brothel this Friday


Valtat’s Read of new Steampunk Novel Aurorama at Quimby’s

Last Wednesday, September 22nd I attended a reading by French author Jean-Christophe Valtat read of his newest work, Aurorama, at Quimby’s Bookstore in Wicker Park.  Aurorama is the first novel in …