Amazing Stories Kickstarter

Amazing Stories is midway through its Kickstarter campaign to bring the magazine back o a print formay. The first issue of the magazine is mostly set and they plan to open the magazine to submissions in April. Managing Editor Ira Nayman has noted that he will be looking for optimistic science fiction as well as works from marginalized voices.
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Asimov’s Readers’ Award Finalists

Asimov’s has announced the finalists for this year’s Asimov’s Readers’ Award. The winners will be announced at this year’s SFWA Nebula Conference at a breakfast sponsored by Dell Magazines on Sunday, May 20.

Best Novel/Novella

  • “How Sere Picked Up Her Laundry,” by Alexander Jablokov
  • “The Girl Who Stole Herself,” by R. Garcia y Robertson
  • “I Met a Traveller in an Antique Land,” by Connie Willis
  • “The Runabout,” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • “The Speed of Belief,” by Robert Reed

Best Novelette

  • “Books of the Risen Sea,” by Suzanne Palmer
  • “The Discrete Charm of the Turing Machine,” by Greg Egan
  • “Soulmates.com,” by Will McIntosh
  • “Taggling Bruno,” by Allen M. Steele
  • “Wind Will Roce,” by Sarah Pinsker

Best Short Story

  • “Confessions of a Con Girl,” by Nick Wolven
  • “Crimson Birds of Small Miracles,” by Sean Monaghan
  • “Destination,” by Jack Skillingstead
  • “Number Thirty-Nine Skink,” by Suzanne Palmer
  • “On the Ship,” by Leah Cypess

Best Poem

  • “Challenger: A Sedoka,” by Jane Yolen
  • “How to Die on a Faraway Planet,” by H. Mellas
  • “Hubble’s Constant,” by Marian Moore
  • “Invasion,” by Bruce McAllister
  • “Titan’s Magic Islands,” by Geoffrey A. Landis

Best Cover

  • January/February by Maurizio Manzieri
  • March/April by Tomislav Tikulin
  • July/August by Bob Eggleton
  • September/October by Cynthia Sheppard
  • November/December by Eldar Zakirov

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AnLab Finalists

Analog has announced the finalists for this year’s Anlab Readers’ Award. The winners will be announced at this year’s SFWA Nebula Conference at a breakfast sponsored by Dell Magazines on Sunday, May 20.

Best Novella

  • “The Girls with Kaleidoscope Eyes,” by Howard V. Hendrix
  • “Native Seeds,” by Catherine Wells
  • “Nexus,” by Michael F. Flynn
  • “Not Far Enough,” by Martin L. Shoemaker
  • “The Proving Ground,” by Alec Nevala-Lee

Best Novelette

  • “Europa’s Survivors,” by Marianne J. Dyson
  • “For All Mankind,” by C. Stuart Hardwick
  • “Galleon,” by Brian Trent
  • “My Fifth and Most Exotic Voyage,” by Edward M. Lerner
  • “The Old Man,” by Rich Larson

Best Short Story

  • “The Chatter of Monkeys,” by Bond Elam
  • “Focus,” by Gord Sellar
  • “Long Haul,” by Marie DesJardin
  • “Paradise Regained,” by Edward M. Lerner
  • “Time Travel Is Only for the Poor,” by S.L. Huang
  • “Two Hours at Frontier,” by Sean McMullen

Best Fact Article

  • “Alien Archaeology,” by Michael Carroll
  • “Fatal Starlight,” by Paul Fisher
  • “Rendezvous with a Comet: How ESA’s Rosetta Mission Is Decoding Ancient Planetary Mysteries,” by Richard A. Lovett
  • “Sustainability Lab 101: Cuba as a Simulation of Possible Futures,” by Stanley Schmidt
  • “The Question for the 2:00 Marathon,” by Richard A. Lovett

Best Poem

  • “Barriers,” by J. Northcutt, Jr.
  • “Hypothesis/Assertion,” by Daniel D. Villani
  • “Space Junk,” by Bruce Boston
  • “Quantum Entanglement,” by Fred D. White
  • “Theory of Gravity,” by Josh Pearce

Best Cover

  • January/February by Kurt Huggins
  • March/April by Tomislav Tikulin
  • July/August by Rado Javor
  • September/October by Eldar Zakirov
  • November/December by Marianne Plumridge Eggleton

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Analog/Asimov’s Recall

Due to an error at the printer, some copies of both the March-April issues of Analog and Asimov’s were bound with an incorrect signature. Dell Magazines was able to replace the copies for subscribers, but there is a possibility that some of the copies on store shelves are misbound. If a customer’s copy is misbound, they can contact the customer service department (800-220-7443) for a replacement.

Amazing to Hold Kickstarter

Steve Davidson has announced that Amazing Stories will launch a Kickstarter on March 1 to raise funds to relaunch Amazing as a print fiction magazine with the first issue to be released at Worldcon 76 in San Jose.
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Galaxy Edge Sale

Publisher Shahid Mahmud announced in the Phoenix Pick January Newsletter that they will be offering Galaxy Edge for free on-line. The note stated that the expansion of free material was due to a cash infusion from various sources and also noted the “imminent sale” of [the Chinese language rights of the] magazine to a Chinese publisher.
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ETA: Clarification of sale of Chinese language rights based on statement from Mahmud.

Apex Going to Print

Publisher Jason Sizemore has announced that beginning with the January 2018 issue, Apex Magazine will be available via print-on-demand for those who would like hardcopies of the magazine. The hardcopies will be available through Amazon for between $6 and $8 about a week after the e-editions will be made available.
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Pulphouse Returns

Kristine Kathryn Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith have announced that Pulphouse Magazine will return after a hiatus of 21 years. The original Pulphouse had an ambitious weekly publication schedule which it never quite met. The revived Pulphouse, which is scheduled to begin publication in 2018, will be published on a quarterly schedule.
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OMNI Acquired by Penthouse

OMNI Magazine has been acquired by Penthouse Global Media. OMNI was original founded by Penthouse founder Bob Guccione and his wife, Kathy Keeton. OMNI is currently edited by Pamela Weintraub and a print edition is scheduled to appear in late October.
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Uncanny Launched Kickstarter for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction

Uncanny magazine has announced a Kickstarter to fund a special double issue for Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction, a continuation of the “Destroy Science Fiction” series begun by Lightspeed magazine. The Kickstarter will run from July 24 and August 23. The issue will be edited by Dominik Parisien and Elsa Sjunneson-Henry with Parisien handling fiction and Sjunneson-Henry handling non-fiction.