My Active Magazine Subscriptions and Where I Read Them

ecause I need a break from work, and to have a nice reference point, here is a listing of my active magazine subscriptions and where I read them: Analog Science Fiction (Kindle App) Apex Magazine (Kindle App) Asimov’s Science Fiction (Kindle App) Clarkesworld (Kindle App) Daily Science Fiction (Email) Fantasy & Science Fiction (Kindle App) […]

Scientific American on the iPad!

I have occasionally complained that Scientific American was not available on the iPad. At present, it is the only magazine I receive that I don’t get in electronic format. That includes all 6 of my science fiction magazine subscriptions and 2 science magazine subscriptions. I have received New Scientist on the iPad (via Zinio) since last May. And […]

An open letter to New Scientist’s subscription department

Dear New Scientist, I received a letter from you today that opens as follows: Dear Mr. Rubin, I admire the boldness of your scientific experiment. You wanted to determine how long you could go without benefiting from the insight and intelligence that New Scientist had been delivering to your door in each weekly issue. The letter […]

Subscription guilt

I try to have most of my magazine subscriptions renew around the end of the year. Many of them do, but not all of them. But this year I have a bit of a dilemma. I have 4 subscriptions which still arrive in paper form, but 3 of those 4 subscriptions I also receive electronically. […]

It’s about Time (Magazine)

Not that I need even more to read, but I had a very good offer for a subscription to Time magazine and yesterday, I signed up. I was really on the fence about it, given how much I already have to read, but one-and-a-half things pushed me over. First, free with my subscription is access to the […]

Going digital: New Scientist

I’ve been a subscriber to New Scientist since October 2008. It is my primary source of keeping up with science and technology each week. For those who’ve never read it (or heard of it), New Scientist is a weekly science magazine out of the UK. It is usually around 48 pages and contains a summary […]

What I did on my (disconnected) birthday

A couple of people have asked me if I had any symptoms of withdrawal, being away from the Internet for more than 24 hours. I don’t think so, although I was eager to check my email and blog stats as soon as I woke up this morning. Actually, I was rather humbled by all of […]

Anxiously awaiting the June Analog

Though I don’t have any snail-mail stories out for submission out the moment, I have been anxiously checking the mailbox every day in the hope that the June issue of Analog will be there. Yes, it is late March, but the June issue hits news stands around April 4 and I tend to get my […]

Catching up, part 2

I went upstairs to read at 7 PM last night and couldn’t get through a page before falling asleep.  I woke up at 6 AM and Kelly and I decided to stay in bed (and keep warm) until 7:30.  So I basically slept for 12 hours last night.  Then it was off to a busy day in the […]

March Analog!

I neglected to check the mail yesterday, but when I went out to check it this morning, I found the March 2009 issue of ANALOG waiting for me.  This issue contains the conclusion of Robert J. Sawyer’s serialized novel, Wake.  Now I can take all 4 issues and read the whole thing straight through before the book hits […]

Science weekend!

When I checked the mail today I had not one but two science magazines.  First there was the November 15 issue of NEW SCIENTIST (with its special section on science fiction).  Also in the mail was the December issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN.  Plenty of reading to catch up on over this cold weekend.

Friday wrap-up

I didn’t get to bed until midnight last night.  I stayed up playing Tiger Woods.  I hadn’t played it in about a week and I did pretty good last night.  I won the Fourth of July tournament–I actually came in 1st place at -6.  It was fun. Once again, no NEW SCIENTIST yesterday, so I broke […]