For anyone who doesn’t already know: Steve Davidson is relaunching Amazing Stories, a magazine which, in its earliest incarnations is older by four years than even Astounding Stories. Steve is putting out a pre-launch issue (Volume 0, Number 1) of the magazine and I got to take a look at it. And I have to say, it’s pretty cool, and packed with lots of good stuff, including articles by Robert Silverberg and Barry N. Malzberg. Here is Steve’s official press release:
For Immediate Release
Electronic Edition of Amazing Stories Relaunch Prelaunch Issue Published
The electronic edition (PDF format) of the first of two Relaunch Prelaunch issues of the new Amazing Stories has been published.
Copies will be made available for download within a few days on Amazon and other electronic book outlets (with a very low price, but still a price). (Other EReader formats (with no DRM) will be available shortly.)
In the meantime, those wishing to obtain a free copy direct from the publisher – The Experimenter Publishing Company – may apply for one by:
Emailing the publisher (email@example.com)
Placing “I Want Amazing Stories” in the subject line of the email
Explaining in the body of the email why they deserve a free copy
No reasonable request will be refused. Entries may be submitted until August 31st, midnight est. One copy per customer.
HINT: (Big Hint)
or THOSE WHO HAVE DONE BOTH
Are likely to receive preferential treatment.
The Relaunch Prelaunch issues were conceived by the Experimenter Publishing Company as a way to attract and retain visitors to the website following the announcement at Readercon and San Diego ComicCon of the company’s licensing deal. The deal will see the publication of a series of graphic story anthologies (SF, Fantasy, Horror) under the title of Amazing Stories (graphic stories).
The two issues utilized materials obtained through various means from individuals within the field who have an intense, personal interest in seeing Amazing Stories return to active publication.