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Do you subscribe to any speculative fiction magazines?

Yes - a print mag
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13%
Yes - an e-zine
1
6%
Yes - both
0
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Nope!
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81%
 
Total votes : 16
 

 

Magazines

Postby Aslan » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:34 pm

I'd just like to recommend for everybody interested in speculative fiction to purchase a subscription to at least one magazine. There are several good print mags, and dozens of e-zines. I personally subscribe to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, but you can find all sorts of great mags on Spicy Green Iguana.

'Zines are the essence of the speculative fiction publishing world. It's where authors often get their start. Award winning stories (Hugo, Nebula, etc.) come from magazines. Many classic sci-fi and fantasy novels started out as novellas in magazines (McCaffrey's Pern series and Asimov's Foundation Trilogy are good examples). There's a ton of great fiction out there that most people miss out on. I recommend everybody take a look.
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Postby Anime Trekker » Tue Apr 12, 2005 3:37 pm

I subscribe to these:

Animerica

Newtype USA

Star Trek Communicator

Starlog

Animerica's e-newsletter

Sci-Fi channel's e-newsletter

Adult Swim's e-newsletter

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Postby Ariel » Thu Apr 14, 2005 5:39 pm

Aslan,Thanks for the web site!Going to spend some time in there right now!! :flower: Spicy green iguanas has quite a variety of
publications.
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Postby Neurolanis » Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:59 pm

Yeah that's awesome Aldan! Thank-you! 8)
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Postby Ariel » Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:16 pm

That's Aslan,not Alden.But you were close! :wink:
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Postby Ariel » Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:20 pm

Ever hear of Nexus magazine,or Fate,or U.F.O magazine or....There
are so many!
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Postby Neurolanis » Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:53 pm

Oh, sorry Aslan!

Um, no. Never heard of them.
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Postby Ariel » Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:12 pm

They're not fiction,but quite interesting.
Fate :Published since1948,true accounts of the strange and unknown.

Nexus:international bi-monthly publication on alternative news,
covering earthly ancient past,the unexplained,supressed science etc.

U.F.O is obvious.A quality publication,if you like that sort of thing.
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Postby Magus » Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:29 pm

The only magazine I really care to read is my beloved Entertainment Weekly.
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Postby Aslan » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:31 am

Entertainment Weekly is a very high quality entertainment magazine. Their reviews are usually right on the nose.

Ariel, I hadn't heard of any of those magazines. Thanks for the suggestions! Also, thanks for the Aldan/Aslan clarification. :wink:
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Postby Bmat » Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:01 pm

I get a few professional journals (fitness), and Consumers Reports. I'd like to get Entertainment Weekly but am afraid to get my name on a mailing list. I stopped junk mail a few years back by filling out the form at the post office, and it has been pleasant not to get all the junk. But I've found that the few things I do order by mail almost always lead to more junk. Even charities and even after I requested that they not put my name on their mailing list and not share my name.
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Postby LightBrigade » Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:32 pm

So far, of nine members who voted, one has subscribed to a printed specfi magazine, eight to none. Is it a matter of cost, time available for reading or is it the quality of content which might explain the result, I wonder.
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