New Worlds Beckon

Media, Reading & Writing, The Arts

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.

4 comments on “New Worlds Beckon”

  1. Stephen Groves says:

    Hi Chris,

    What are you ? the Mother Teresa of Authors. If you keep giving away your talent at this rate , will we eventually find a shroud with your face on it or a weeping statue in your image.
    Of cause you know when they do it will find it’s way in to “the collection”
    all best

  2. Stephen Groves says:

    Please sign statue or shroud when found.

    all best

  3. John Howard says:

    Ok Captain, will do. Sod impulse, warp drive at maximum and here we goooooo

  4. Brian says:

    Somewhat o/t but I was prompted by Admin’s post to Google Moorcock as it is many years since I last read him (A Cure For Cancer) and came across a very interesting article about him in the Guardian dated early last year. Don’t know if URLs are allowed here so won’t quote one but a Google search for “When Hari Kunzru met Michael Moorcock” will take you straight to it.

    Well worth spending ten minutes of your life to read it.

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