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An offer so good we can’t tell you

Advertisers use this gimmick all the time—come to our store for offers that are so good we can’t say them on TV or radio.

I never thought I’d use the gimmick myself, but right now, F&SF is offering a bonus to anyone who takes out a lifetime subscription with us for $1,000.00.

Unfortunately, I can’t say in public what the bonus is, but I can tell people in private.  What I can say in public is that the bonus is part of a longterm project that will interest many people.

Sorry I can’t say more right now, but if you’re interested,use the Contact Us ( page on our Website and we’ll let you in on the details.

—Gordon V.G.


4 Responses to “An offer so good we can’t tell you”

  1. Michael A. Burstein on November 13th, 2008

    I’d like to know what the bonus is.

    Also, what’s the current annual subscription rate? I need to consult some actuarial tables to help me decide if I want to take advantage of this offer…

  2. Gordon Van Gelder on November 13th, 2008

    I’ve sent you an email reply, Michael, and I hope you agree that it’s a sweet offer. I hope you see too why I can’t make it public yet.

    As for actuarial tables, I leave that up to you, but I’ll note that around the time I was developing in my mother’s womb, Greg Benford took second place in F&SF’s “Unicorn or Univac” competition. First place was $100. Second place was a lifetime sub.

    Just ask Greg if he’s upset about coming in second in that contest.

    —Gordon V.G.

  3. Anonymous on November 20th, 2008

    WOW, the $70 I paid for my lifetime subscription on 12/1/ 1973 is one of the best decisions I ever made for entertainment value. I still have the cancelled check and the note I received from Ed Ferman.

  4. Jordan Hartnett on December 15th, 2008

    I hope I live to see F&SF’s one-hundredth anniversary issue. So far my subscription has been well wortth it, especially this year with the classic reprint stories and the great cover artwork!

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