A huge announcement was made today. The world’s, first and greatest science fiction magazine Amazing Stories is coming back. The magazine started by Hugo Gernsback in 1926, the magazine where so many legendary writers first appeared, is being relaunched with new ownership but with some names on the Editorial Advisory Board that will be familiar to science fiction readers.

Steve Davidson, known to some as the blogger, The Crotchety Old Fan, through some mind-boggling process that even he can’t seem to explain, obtained the Amazing Stories trademark. One of Steve’s greatest dreams has always been to bring back the magazine that he loved as both man and boy. And now he’s done it. And  to ensure that the new Amazing Stories remains true to its origins, he’s put together an advisory board consisting of Barry Malzberg, Patrick L. Price, Ted White, Joe Wrzoz, and Robert Silverberg.

The first “prelaunch relaunch” issue will go live online July 1. It will include some reminiscences of Amazing Stories by Silverberg, Malzberg and Price and a reprint of a short story by Jack Clemons that appeared in the magazine back in the 1970s. There will also be a round-table style interview series with 13 authors from The Book View Cafe authors coop, including Maya Bohnhoff, Brenda Clough, Chris Dolley, Katharine E. Kimbriel, Sue Lange, Vonda McIntyre, Linda Nagata, Pati Nagle, Phyllis Radford, Deborah J. Ross, Sarah Smith, Jennifer Stevenson, Judith Tarr and Dave Trowbridge.

Davidson says this special issue is being published to take advantage of an announcement of future developments for Amazing Stories that will be made over the weekend of July 14-15 at both San Diego Comic Con, Readercon, and through various news outlets.

The second prelaunch issue, I’m delighted to say, will feature a non-fiction article penned by yours truly. Really a great thrill and honor for me to be part of this historical event.

For more information read Steve’s press release at: http://amazingstoriesmag.com/