Friday, June 16, 2006

New On-Line SF Zine

According to editor William Sanders, "This magazine had its origins in a discussion among some of us disgruntled bastards concerning the present rather discouraging state of speculative fiction; and in particular the timidity and conservatism that seemed to be taking hold in the editorial offices of the SF magazines. Several of us had recently had the experience of having perfectly valid stories bounce merely because they were too 'dark', too unconventional — or, most disturbingly of all, too likely to offend somebody. (Particularly the Jeebus Nazis or the Sons of the Prophet; everybody on both sides of the Atlantic seemed to be afraid of pissing them off — with one possible exception, and none of us could write Danish.)"

Sounds interesting, and the stories are by authors whose names you should recognize (including Janis Ian). It's free, but you can contribute through PayPal if you'd like to help. Check it out.

1 comment:

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Looks like it's right up my alley, so I bookmarked it. Thanks for the link.