Tangent Takes New Direction

TangentOnline editor David Truesdale has announced several new features of the seventeen-year-old review magazine. Focusing the magazine’s attention on professionally paying short fiction markets (both on-line and in print), TangentOnline will also include columns on classic science fiction and fantasy and a second feature that focuses on pulp magazines of all genres. The relaunched zine includes articles on Michael Moorcock’s “History of the Runestaff” series, the X-Minus One adaptation of a Fritz Leiber story, a look at two stories by Murray Leinster, an article on collecting fantasy art by Robert Weinberg, and reviews of current magazines.

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Murray Leinster to Be Honored

The Virginia State Legistlature has passed a resolution making June 27, 2009 Will F. Jenkins Day. Jenkins wrote under a variety of pseudonyms, most notably “Murray Leinster.” His science fiction stories include “A Logic Named Joe” and “The Runaway Skyscraper.” Jenkins won the Hugo for “Exploration Team” and the Retro-Hugo for “First Contact.” The Sidewise Award for Alternate History was named for his short story “Sidewise in Time.” Jenkins’s family is planning a ceremony for that date.