Nonstop Science Fiction Magazine

MANY YEARS AGO, in another century and another state of mind, we published a magazine titled Nonstop Science Fiction. All issues shared a breezy amalgam of science fiction jive and cyberpunk smart-alecky wrapped in a hard shell. Issues of Nonstop Science Fiction included fiction by Barry N. Malzberg, Steve Rasnic Tem, B.J. Thrower, Steve Carper, Paul Di Filippo, Robert Silverberg and Don Webb; and non-fiction by Paul Di Filippo, Charles Platt, Luis Ortiz and L. Sprague De Camp; and interviews with Vernon Vinge, Jack Womack, K.W. Jeter, Paul Di Filippo, Nancy Kress and  Charles Platt. We are offering pdf files exclusively through our website of the first three issues and the unseen fourth issue, which was never fully completed or printed. We collected a bunch of stories and other pieces for the “All-Fiction” Nonstop Science Fiction #4 before we abandoned the magazine and this final issue is being offered in an “as is” condition when you buy the Nonstop Science Fiction #1,2,3 PDF set. A bargain at $9.99.

Some praise for NONSTOP SF Magazine:

Never in my long and voracious reading life have I been so favourably impressed by any periodical—in any field or genre—on the basis of a single issue, as I was by your magazine. By every criterion that is important to me—writing, artwork, typographics, layout, typesetting and proofreading (that last item being an unknown art within the editorial realms of many other SF publications)—NonStop is well and truly magnificent. My congratulations to all concerned.
F. Gwynplaine Maclntyre, SF author

…[the] stories, essays, interviews, and features [in Nonstop Magazine are] genuinely interesting. Michael Bishop, SF author

I was very much impressed with your new issue, and the editorial philosophy behind it….a very enjoyable reading experience. Jeff VanderMeer, Editor/Publisher

…a bold, sometimes snotty and different sort of mag. Give it a look. Jim Lee SCAVENGER’S Newsletter

[Your first issue was] an outstanding first effort. My own first issue was pretty crude by comparison. Any magazine brave enough to utilize edgy graphics, sub-title itself “alternative science fiction,” and adopt a forward-into-the-90s stance and yet spend the largest amount of space on an excerpt from De Camp’s autobio impresses me with its fearless avoidance of pigeon-holing. Steve Brown, Publisher & Editor, SCIENCE FICTION EYE

“It hefts nice and does dazzle.”Paul Di Filippo, SF author

Two Special Offers

Offer ALIFETIME SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE – receive a copy of all Nonstop Press books in print and the first edition of every book we publish in the future, (first printing, best format*) for a one time payment of $500. This subscription is not transferable and only available to mailing addresses within the USA.

Offer BEVERYTHING IN PRINT – a copy of every Nonstop Press book in print for $190. This offer is only available to mailing addresses within the USA.

These offers are limited to first 100 responders. In both offers readers can receive the eBook version (if available) of any paper book for free upon request.
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*Paper editions will supercede eBook editions unless the eBook edition is the only format available.

Books in print as of Spring 2012:

Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye
The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller
Cult Magazines: A to Z
Emshwiller: Infinity x Two
Musings and Meditations by Robert Silverberg
Steampunk Prime: A Vintage Steampunk Reader
Other Spaces, Other Times by Robert Silverberg
Outermost: The Art + LIfe of Jack Gaughan
Paint or Pixel: The Digital Divide in Illustration ArtOUT-OF-PRINT
Why New Yorkers Smoke edited by Luis Ortiz
Meeting the Dog Girls by Gay Terry
The Nonstop Book of  Fantastika Tattoo Designs
Science Fiction: The 101 Best Novels, 1985-2010

Emsh t-shirts

WE FOUND A FEW of these Emsh t-shirts tucked in with some books in a box and if you would like to get one just go to our order page. $20 cheap, only XL sizes left. Ed Emshwiller originally did the art in the early 1950s for a fanzine and we repurposed it as a book promo when Infinity x Two came out.

Cult Magazines: A to Z

Cult Magazine: A to Z

Subtitled: A Compendium of Culturally Obsessive & Curiously Expressive Publications

Edited by Earl Kemp and Luis Ortiz

“Contains a wealth of arcane information about many of the oddball magazines that once graced newsstands.”  — New York Times Book Review

“It’s a remarkable history of special interest magazines from the 1920s to the 1990s….”   —

“No recent survey of magazines is more exciting and useful and purely entertaining.”  —

THE SECRET LIFE of America in the 20th century is displayed in the thousands of specialized magazines produced between 1925 and 1990.This period can be seen as a precursor to the Internet age where every fad, taste, obsession, and hush-hush desire is gratified.The list of cult magazines is legion: Black Silk Stockings, Castle of Frankenstein, Gee-Whiz, Jaybird, Amazing Stories, Boing Boing, Bronze Thrills, Ballyhoo, Doctor Death, Dream World, Eyeful, Exposé, Fate, Flying Saucers From Other Worlds, Girls in Orbit, Magazine of Horror, Monster Times, Phantom Detective, Humorama, Psychotronic, Search & Destroy, Satana, Red Channels, Realist, Sexology, Spicy Stories,The Spider,The Nudist,True Thrills, Spy, Sunshine & Health,Tiger Beat,True Strange,Web Terror,Whisper,Weird Tales, and Zip, to name just a few. Nothing was beyond the scope of imaginative publishers and eccentric editors such as Bernarr Macfadden, Calvin Thomas Beck, Henry Steeger, Raymond A. Palmer, Hugo Gernsback, Robert C. Sproul, Frank Harris, Ralph Ginzburg,William Lawrence Hamling, H. L. Gold, Lyle Stuart, James Warren, Robert A.W. Lowndes, Pete Millar, Myron Fass, and Milton Luros. In many cases their goals were to make money, but they also created exuberant populist art and literature. CULT MAGAZINES: from A to Z is an encyclopedia of midcentury America at its sub-culture best. Oversized trade paper with over 400 full color images. Also available as a pdf edition download.

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Library of American Artists Package

Volume 1,2, & 3 of the Library of American Artists is now available as a set for the special price of $79.95. This set includes new release Othermost: The Art + Life of Jack Gaughan, along with Infinity x Two: The Life & Art of Ed & Carol Emshwiller, and Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye.

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Infinity x Two: The Art & Life of Ed & Carol Emshwiller

A Hugo and Locus Award nominee.

“Inspirational to aspiring artists and awesome for sf/fantasy fans.” – Booklist

“[Luis Ortiz] writes with the grace and skill that makes you want to go out and track down Emshwiller’s films and the art that isn’t reproduced in the book.”– Charles de Lint, Magazine of FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION

“…meticulously researched…hits the high points of his subject’s career, commenting knowledgeably on such topics as the influence of the surreal artists Dalî and Tanguy on Emsh’s work.” – Publishers Weekly

Ed “Emsh” Emshwiller, was one of the premiere artists working in the science fiction field (winning four Hugo awards). He used his unique multi-faceted vision of the future to also become an award winning avant-garde filmmaker and computer animation pioneer. Together Ed and his wife Carol formed a unique creative pair, inspiring each other on good days, and giving meaning to the adage “marriage and art don’t mix” on bad days.

EMSHWILLER: INFINITY X TWO is the first biography to tell their story. Luis Ortiz has done a remarkable, and authoritative, job in this full-length, heavily illustrated bio of the Emshwillers. The book includes never-before-published art by Ed and Carol, who was an accomplished artist before she turned to writing. Besides being a definitive biography of Ed & Carol, EMSHWILLER: INFINITY X TWO also presents a concise social history of science fiction’s subculture, and shows the nascent avant-garde film & video culture in New York City during the second half of the 20th Century. The book includes an introduction by Carol Emshwiller and a foreword by Alex Eisenstein. This is volume two of the Library of American Artists, from Nonstop Press.

See our product page for a new sale price for this book. Also available as a pdf edition download.

See our special bundle deal of The Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller together with Infinity x Two: The Art & Life of Ed & Carol Emshwiller.

Arts Unknown: The Life & Art of Lee Brown Coye

“Coye has been an influence on Mike Mignola’s work for years…” —  Scott Allie, editor HELLBOY, B.P.R.D

“…a smashingly beautiful book….Reading this fine biography is like riding a train through the history of three-quarters of the twentieth century, and seeing Coye’s monsters through every window.” —  Paul di Filippo, “On Books,” ASIMOV’S Science Fiction

“…it turns out that the man himself was as interesting as his work.” —  Charles de Lint, “Books to Look For,” MAGAZINE OF FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION

“…a must for lovers of the weird and fantastic.” —  PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (issue also features interview with author)

“… [Coye's art] has a raw, primitive, and dark power…” — ILLUSTRATION Magazine

Throughout his life Lee Brown Coye created wildly imaginative and fantastic artwork for prized books by Ray Bradbury, Stephen Vincent Benet, H.P. Lovecraft and many other fantasy & horror authors. Find out why many modern day artists in fantasy movies (Guillermo del Toro, The Devil’s Backbone), horror authors (Stephen King), and graphic-novelists (Mike Mignola, Hellboy) are Coye fans. Arts Unknown brings together for the first time over 350 images of much-sought-after art in one place — including many pieces never published before. This is volume one of the Library of American Artists, from Nonstop Press.

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PAINT OR PIXEL: The Digital Divide in Illustration Art

NOW 50% OFF Cover Price Sale — OUT-OF-PRINT

PAINT OR PIXEL is a collection of art and essays by the best of today’s science fiction and fantasy artists. It presents candid dialogs behind the revolution now taking place in the SF and fantasy field. Are computers creating a seismic shift in the creation of sf&f art, or are they just another tool in the artist’s paint box?  120 color illustrations.


Edited by Jane Frank,  the author of The Art of Richard Powers (a 2001 Hugo Award finalist) and The Art of John Berkey (2003).

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