Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Free IGMS stories

Apologies for the low blogging amount: be assured that my fiction writing amount is even lower the last couple of months.

Anyway, Edmund Schubert, editor of Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, pinged me to say that IGMS is putting up a number of stories for free here.

  • Issue one’s free story will be “Trill and The Beanstalk” by Edmund R. Schubert;
  • Issue two’s will be “Yazoo Queen” by Orson Scott Card (from his Alvin Maker series);
  • Issue three’s “Xoco’s Fire” by Oliver Dale (up February 14);
  • Issue four’s “Tabloid Reporter To The Stars” by Eric James Stone (also up February 14);
Each story is fully illustrated by artists who were commissioned to create artwork to accompany that tale -- as is every story published in IGMS.

So there you go: an online prozine with a subscription model (like Baen's Universe) that's trying to be financially self-supporting. Interesting times, and you can check some of their fiction out for free.

Frankly, the battered SF fiction magazine market could use a success story, or two.

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