Amazon is offering free subscriptions to the digest edition of Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine for Kindle device owners and Kindle mobile software users.

How cool is that? Is there any reason not to give it a try?

More information is available via the press release: today announced that a free subscription to the digest edition of Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine is now exclusively available in the Kindle Store. Kindle customers who subscribe will get access to all of the magazine’s editorial content – editor’s recommendations, “Curiosities” (odd books of enduring interest), film reviews, book reviews, cartoons and humor, and “Coming Attractions” (highlights of each issue) – along with one short story, all at no cost. Customers can start reading the magazine today on their Kindle or free Kindle reading apps for Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

“Fantasy & Science Fiction is the definitive magazine of the genre,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President of Kindle Content. “We know our Kindle customers are huge fans of this category, and we’re excited to offer them a free and exclusive subscription to the magazine to read anywhere.”

Stephen King, bestselling author and long-time fan of Fantasy & Science Fiction, said: “This is the best fiction magazine in America. Kindle readers are in luck.”

Fantasy & Science Fiction, which publishes six times a year, was founded in 1949 and is the original publisher of classics by a wide variety of great writers, including Stephen King, Daniel Keyes and Kurt Vonnegut. Each bimonthly issue offers compelling short fiction and the science-fiction field’s most respected and outspoken opinions on books, films, and science.

A subscription to the extended edition of the magazine, which is also a Kindle exclusive, is available for just $12 a year and includes everything in the digest edition plus several additional short stories and novelettes. Individual issues of the extended edition are available for $2.99.

Like all Kindle books and many magazines, Fantasy & Science Fiction is “Buy Once, Read Everywhere”– customers can read more than 100 newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, The Atlantic, Newsweek, and the Washington Post, using their Kindles and free Kindle reading apps for Android, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. With Kindle Worry-Free Archive, books and magazines purchased from the Kindle Store are automatically backed up online in customers’ Kindle libraries on Amazon, where they can be re-downloaded wirelessly for free, anytime.

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