Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds magazine is back with an online launch for its first issue. This legendary bible of speculative fiction originally had a 201 issue run between 1946 and 1971. The new incarnation can be found here and has fiction, reviews, art (the one above is by the brilliant Jim Bird), videos, some excellent ranty bits and much more. Knowing the people involved, it’s a safe bet that this will be edgier and feistier than most other SF mags on the market.
It’s early days yet, as the magazine has to hit an initial taregt of about 150 subscribers to then become both a print and online concern, but from the look of the first issue I can’t imagine anyone who loves SF not wanting to be a part of its revival.
As a show of faith I’ve written a new story for Issue Two (for no money *sighs wearily*) so there’s another reason to part with just three measly quids, less than the price of a pint of near-beer in one of London’s inhospitable alehouses, and let yourself into an alternative universe where the future is actually appealing and not just a slightly more horrible version of the present.
Make it so.