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Analog, March/April 2018

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  1. Steve R.
    Member

    Well this is a first. Just received my copy today and was surprised to see that a portion of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine replaced a lump of pages from Analog. Specifically pages 65-112. Makes for interesting speculation on how this type of publishing error could occur.

    I would normally think that the magazines are printed separately so that there would be no "interaction" between them, but I guess that is not the case. An example of "multitasking" gone wrong?

    Posted 6 months ago #
  2. Marian
    Member

    From Analog Facebook: Here’s the scoop: Due to an error at our printer, some copies of both Analog and Asimov’s were bound with an incorrect signature. While we discovered the error and were able to replace the copies for subscribers, the discovery happened after deliveries to retailers, and there is a possibility that some of the copies on store shelves are misbound. If a customer’s copy is misbound, they can contact our customer service department (800-220-7443) for a replacement. (The same holds true for any retailer that discovers misbound copies in their shipment—they can contact customer service, who will replace the copies.)

    Posted 6 months ago #
  3. CWJ
    Member

    Actually, as part of an experiment, they are combining the two into a new venue called Schrodinger's SF. The pages are a superposition of Analog and Asimov's, but when you open the covers, it collapses into one or the other. You got a rare case where some traces of the superposition remain.

    :)

    Posted 6 months ago #
  4. Steve R.
    Member

    LOL!! A really good one. Maybe this experiment could lead to both magazines occupying the same physical space. Flip the magazine 180 degrees and it switches from Analog to Asimov. Flip again, back to Analog.

    My humor generator was not working at the time I posted. I was attempting to come-up with a joke based on the Star Trek matter transporter screwing up, but alas was not able to. Galaxy Quest had some fun scenes based on a malfunctioning matter transporter.

    Marian, thanks. I don't use Facebook; so at times, I miss news. I had already emailed Analog prior to my posting, but have not yet received a reply.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  5. digdug
    Member

    this is a new one ..... lol

    I purchased an old copy of Astounding from 1944 with a somewhat similar issue. 20 or 30 pages of text were repeated in my copy and the the real 20 or 30 pages were missing. Had to buy another copy :)

    I just double checked my MarApr copies of both mags and they are good.
    :) Hope to read them soon.... backlog ...

    Posted 6 months ago #
  6. digdug
    Member

    Just finished reading this issue.

    Brian Trent strikes again. Our main character refers to making a Terrible Mistake, but we are confused as to exactly what the mistake was. There are other confusing things sprinkled through the narrative but it all made sense in the end. Very well done.

    Of course, Gregory Benford is one of the giants of the SF field. But his short story in this issue was easily my least favourite of the 16 included. There was nothing to it but physics speculation...not my cup of tea at all.

    Overall a good issue.

    Posted 5 months ago #

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