The June Asimov’s (times two)

Went to the mailbox today and found two copies of the June Asimov’s shrink-wrapped together in a nice, tight little package. The label on the outside was not my standard subscription label, but my name and address was there. Looking at it, I guessed that perhaps I was supposed to received a couple of author’s […]

Finally caught up on science news!

I have been behind on my science reading since late last year. In part this has been due to other demands on my time. My Vacation in the Golden Age has crowded out most of my other reading, for instance, including keeping up with my science magazines. But over the weekend, I glanced at the […]

InterGalactic Medicine Show now available on Kindle

Good news! Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show is now available on the Kindle. I have a soft spot for IGSM. Not only do they publish very good science fiction and fantasy, but they also published my first pro science fiction story, “When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer” back in July 2007. If you’ve never […]

How do you properly store collectable magazines?

I have been gathering quite a collection of old issues of Astounding Science Fiction, some of them more than 70 years old. Ultimately, for my Vacation in the Golden Age, I’ll have more than 120 issues of the magazine spanning from 1939 – 1950. I’m looking for advice on the best way to store these […]

InterGalactic Medicine Show, Issue #20 is online

For those who enjoy good science fiction and fantasy, Orson Scott Card’s InterGalactic Medicine Show, issue #20 is online today. I have a soft spot in my heart for this gem of a magazine since they published my first story, “When I Kissed the Learned Astronomer” way back in issue #5. In particular, Id’ call […]

Protected: ‘Cause you had a bad day

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Et cetera

Veterans Day weekend, Kelly and I are heading up to Stony Point, New York to visit with vickyandnorm as well as strausmouse and rmstraus. Since it’s a long drive, and since it’s about that time anyway, I made an appointment at Saturn for this Saturday for my next regularly scheduled maintenance. I’ll be there bright […]

Intergalactic Medicine Show, Issue #6

IGMS Issue #6 was released on Friday and is now available. I recommend it. In addition to great stories and illustrations, it’s got an interview with Robert J. Sawyer. Check it out today!

Support short science fiction & fantasy

Read this from slushmaster via mabfan. With the decline continuing in markets for short speculative fiction, the assistant editor of Realms of Fantasy is urging a subscription drive for all short science fiction, fantasy and horror magazines as a way of supporting the art form and bolstering their subscriptions. Doing this preserves a commercial art […]

IGMS News

Edmund Schubert, editor of INTERGALACTIC MEDICINE SHOW announced today that IGSM was officially moving to a quarterly schedule. Our target date for publication of issue 5 is mid-June, a new issue will be published every three months after that, and I now know exactly how many stories I need and can proceed accordingly. This is […]

July/August 2007 ANALOG

The July/August double issue of ANALOG was waiting for me when I got home last night. Like I did with SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, I’m trying to get through the entire magazine within a day or two, setting aside everything else I am reading until I’m done with it. I started on the train this morning with […]

Good magazine day!

I got home from work today to find four magazines waiting for me: THE NEW YORKER, the Jan-Feb 2007 issue of mental_floss, the February 2007 issue of FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION, and the February 2007 issue of ASIMOV’S SCIENCE FICTION. This is one of my last issues of THE NEW YORKER. I like the magazine […]