Orson Scott Card’s New Web Mag

Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, due in October, is a new web-based magazine put together by the sf author himself. The mag proposes to “really use the power of the web” and will feature audiobook fiction. The mag also proposes to break the limitations of a print magazine by adding content to any given issue up until the next issue is published.

2 thoughts on “Orson Scott Card’s New Web Mag”

  1. So what exactly will be compelling here? I’m sorry, adding new content isn’t exciting, it’s really just a blog in magazine form. Only, I’m guessing, harder to see what’s new because it isn’t really a blog. Ooooh, and audiobook fiction. You can get that, albeit with varying quality, from the Escape Pod podcast. Hopefully by ‘power of the web’ he doesn’t mean ‘flash-based UI’, which would suck. I guess we’ll have to see.

  2. It will be great to have another market for science fiction short stories out there. Decades ago, a lot of the great writers (such as Asimov, Heinlein, Clarke) got started with short stories they sold to the plethora of pulp magazines that used to be out there. Who knows how many latter-day Asimov’s aren’t being published and read because the modern market is so small?

    Having more markets for short fiction is good for readers of short fiction because there are more choices. And it’s good for writers who now have few if any places to sell their shorter works.

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