Reaching Milestones

As some of you may know, issue twelve of SciFiNow hits shelves today.Twelve issues…wow! Although we technically have thirteen a year, and we don’t celebrate our official anniversary until April, it’s still quite an achievement for a new mag in such a niche market as science fiction. I joined SFN during the production of issue … Continued

sci_012.jpgAs some of you may know, issue twelve of SciFiNow hits shelves today.Twelve issues…wow! Although we technically have thirteen a year, and we don’t celebrate our official anniversary until April, it’s still quite an achievement for a new mag in such a niche market as science fiction. I joined SFN during the production of issue three and as a result have watched it grow into the form it’s taken today. Magazine creation in itself is a fascinating process, from the initial drafting of the flatplan, to the research, to the (slightly hellish) job of spending hours on Mac Mail and the telephone trying to secure check discs for that one review, or that lead image for a feature that can’t go to design without it. But I can’t complain at all, I love this magazine, I love science fiction, and seeing it come back from press is always a thrill that never really fades.However, what we’re really interested in is what you think of the mag. We have an active group of readers on our forums who provide endless entertainment and some really great feedback for every issue, and having had the opportunity to meet several of you, I can honestly say that you’re some of the most intelligent, kind and pleasant people I’ve known. We believe that SFN is built around quality content, but also around the community of people who read and enjoy it on a monthly basis – we listen to you guys, because we value your opinions.So, issue twelve isn’t just a milestone for us, but we’ve tried to make it as solid as possible for you as well. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it, and I’ll see as many of you as possible at the anniversary celebrations in London, 22 March. See the Off Topic forums for more details.