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Just before I left for PhilCon last weekend, the mailman delivered the latest issue of Space And Time magazine.

Even though S&T is the longest running science fiction magazine in the world (42 years and counting), I’d never heard of it until last year, when its owner and chief editor, Hildy Silverman, gave a talk for the Garden State Horror Writers

An enthusiastic speaker (and as I saw at PhilCon, a darn good moderator to boot), I thoroughly enjoyed her talk and afterwards bought my first copy of this excellent publication. I’ve been a loyal reader ever since.

Aside from the great artwork, one of the things I like most about S&T is that I honestly don’t enjoy all the stories. At first glance that may seem an odd thing to say, but I think it’s a good thing, because it means there’s a wide range of themes, and story telling methods included in each issue.

This latest one is particularly special to me, not just because I met one of the cover authors, C J Henderson, at the con last week – I met the magazine’s founder, Gordon Linzner, there too, a most amiable fellow – but also because it includes work by two my GSHW friends, Andrew Alford and Pat Lundrigan aka aalford and dandyfunk respectively.

Andrew is in my critique group (we went over his story in this issue, St Michael’s Sword, at our second meeting). He tells me this is the first time anything he’s written has made it to print. Having read quite a lot of his work now, including my personal favorite, Tip Your Headsman, I can assure you it won’t be his last. Pat is a former ‘Writers of the Future’ winner. If the excellent writing workshop he did for us back in February is any indication, I’d say he’s probably forgotten more about the craft than I’ll ever know.

I buy the occasional issue of other magazines, but Space And Time is the only print publication I subscribe to.

How about you?

Which print publications do you buy on a regular basis?

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Nov. 29th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
I get F&SF and Asimov's about once a year. They're both great - and both on my one day I'll be in that one' list :)
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Nov. 29th, 2009 04:25 pm (UTC)
I've heard of it, but not yet read a copy. I'll have to look that up sometime :)
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
I buy Acoustic Guitar and recently subscribed to it. I used to pick up UK Horse & Rider pretty often but I haven't for a few months.
Nov. 29th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there's a Roy Rogers joke in there somewhere, but I can't think of one at the moment :)
Nov. 29th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
I have subscribed for years to Writer's Digest & Creative Screenwriting. One to give me pointers on my writing and the other to give me pointers on my filmmaking. :)

There are a few more I would love to have but money would be the reason I do not get them. :)
Nov. 29th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
I've bought Writer's Digest a few times (and picked up the occasional free copy at a con). They have some great writing tips.

Thanks for sharing :)
Nov. 29th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
When I am in the money, I buy [in no particular order]:





It's been a bit lean here of late, however.
Nov. 29th, 2009 04:31 pm (UTC)
I keep meaning to pick up a copy of Hitchcock's Mystery. I've heard it's very good. Maybe I'll treat myself to one at Christmas.
Nov. 29th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
As I'm living overseas, subscriptions has so far been the easiest way to get my hands on magazines. I get Interzone (my favorite), Realms of Fantasy, Fantasy & Science Fiction. Recently I've gotten my hands on a Kindle, so I may begin to buy Asimov's and Analog sometime soon. I subscribed to Asimov's and liked it, but the print was too small for comfortable reading.
Nov. 29th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
'...the print was too small for comfortable reading'

I find that same problem with a lot of small magazines. I either need to get new glasses or longer arms - whichever is cheaper ;)
Nov. 29th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Hey, you were at philcon? So was I - funny that.

I subscribe to 2 mags Shallow Graves and crossed genra
Nov. 29th, 2009 04:35 pm (UTC)
Yay! A fellow Philcon fiction fan :)

Maybe we met? I spent a lot of time helping out on the dealer's table for the GSHW (next to sword guy).
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Nov. 29th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
F&SF and Asimov's seem to be popular :)
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Nov. 29th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
Necrotic Tissue, Murky Depths and Postscripts.
Nov. 29th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
A quirky mix :)
Nov. 29th, 2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
I love my subsciption to Smithsonian- and I go back to issues and reread. Always something i've never thought of/learned about.
Nov. 29th, 2009 08:28 pm (UTC)
I've not heard of that before, though I can imagine it's full of great stuff.

Thanks for sharing :)
Nov. 29th, 2009 08:31 pm (UTC)
I subscribe to The Writer, Realms of Fantasy, Archaeology, National Geographic. I used to have a few more, but I really haven't enough reading time. I just received a free copy of Black Static, which is the companion publication to Interzone, and am halfway through it and really enjoying it.
Nov. 29th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Another Interzone reader :)

I must pick that up some time. Thanks for sharing :)
Nov. 29th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
The only print mag we subscribe to is Scientific American but I do get Asimov's on my Kindle. It's fairly readable on the Kindle: the contents page is easy to use and you can adjust font size. The only thing I can't do is share it with my husband's Kindle, but that's OK because it's still better than magazines piling up around our already cluttered house. Oh, and every now in there there is a formatting weirdness, like Chris Roberson's story " Wonder House" showed up in the contents as "Insert Title Here."
Nov. 29th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
I imagine all those Kindle sharing problems etc. will gradually get ironed out in future versions.
Nov. 29th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Writer's Digest, Family Circle, and Better Homes and Gardens are all by subscription. I gave up several other subscriptions when I realized how large my unread pile was getting - and that I didn't really look forward to getting any of them. I am likely going to subscribe to Poetry (a journal) this year, though.
Nov. 30th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
Writer's Digest has some great articles :)
Nov. 30th, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
Writer's Digest and Vogue Knitting.
Nov. 30th, 2009 12:00 pm (UTC)
Another Writer's Digest reader. Do you ever try any of their competitions?
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Nov. 30th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
I used to get The Writer quite regularly - haven't for awhile, but am considering re-subscribing at some point. I liked it more that Writer's Digest because it seemed to be more about the craft of writing than marketing. Otherwise, I get Audubon and a couple of other nature and cultural mags. I used to read SF and Fantasy regularly as a kid, and that might be worth subscribing to again, as well.
Nov. 30th, 2009 12:02 pm (UTC)
I have to agree. Writer's Digest does seem to have a lot of (what seem to me to be) self-publishing/vanity press type advertisements.
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