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Gettin’ Me Some Locus Digital!

For those who don’t already know, Locus Magazine is the definitive news source for speculative fiction. Not only does it have juicy news, but also great interviews, reviews, commentary and articles as well. It’s a treat for anyone who is even remotely interested in science fiction, fantasy or horror fiction.

Starting this month with issue #600, Locus Magazine is going digital! They are now offering electronic versions of the magazine in .mobi, .epub and PDF formats for reduced rates.

Longtime SF Signal readers may remember my experience as a Locus Magazine subscriber years ago. I love the magazine, but let’s say that — thanks to my local post office — the experience was not what it could be. I was getting the magazine terribly late in the month and pre-read. I ended up canceling my subscription because by the time I got it, the news was woefully out of date.

All that changed this week with the new digital edition. I re-upped my subscription and yesterday moved the issue to my new Kindle. Instantaneous delivery! In your face, post office!

This move has been a long time coming for the magazine and I’m thrilled to finally get my greedy little hands on it. It’s beautifully presented and a treat to read. I’ve only just started digging in and I’m ecstatic to have it back. Hats off to the Locus staff and particularly editor Liza Groen Trombi and Digital Edition feature designer Francesca Myman. And while I’m touching my hat, another thank you to Mark R. Kelly, whose companion website Locus Online is the perfect online face of the magazine.

I’m also delighted — and this has nothing to do with my previous parise, I promise — to be a part of this issue! I was interviewed for the SF In The Digital Age feature, sitting alongside Neil Gaiman, John Scalzi, Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, Charles Stross, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Toni Weisskopf, John Picacio, Cheryl Morgan, Lou Anders, Tim Pratt, Catherynne M. Valente, Scott Sigler, Jon Armstrong, Mur Lafferty, Neil Clarke, James Patrick Kelly, William K. Schafer, John Joseph Adams, Niall Harrison, and Mark R. Kelly.

I might also add that in this issue James Patrick Kelly has named SF Signal as one of the 10 Great Sites! Thanks, Jim!

Enough of that — go check out Locus Digital Edition!

About John DeNardo (13012 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

4 Comments on Gettin’ Me Some Locus Digital!

  1. euphrosyne // January 4, 2011 at 12:18 pm //

    I bought my first copy of Locus this weekend, thanks to the digital (Kindle) format!

  2. Think your image has the wrong link. 😉

  3. About damn time SF caught up to, say, Romance! 😉

  4. Hi John,

    I had the problems you had but they went away(forever I hope), when I changed my subscription to 1st class mail.


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