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Unread postPosted: Wed May 21, 2008 11:51 pm 
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Which do you read? Or have read?
Which do you subscribe too?

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1. Starlog
2. SCIFI Magazine/ scifiuniverse
3. Wizard magazine ( for comics)
4. Twilight Zone ( when it was out )
5. GQ
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7. Mad/ Crazy/ National Lampoon/ Spy
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10. Men's Health ( had a subscription )
11. Car and Driver
12. Arena

These are just a few of the mags I read.
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Not a big magazine reader. I've read Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Wizard (comics), Beckett (sports cards), but don't on a regular basis.

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Some of the magazines I have read over the years now have parallel websites.

Needless to say some minors shouldn't be visiting the sites. :clap:


All jokes aside-
I used to read alot of poker related strategy material, including some monthly magazines.
A few weightlifting/health magazines here and there too.



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I used to read alot of poker related strategy material, including some monthly magazines.
A few weightlifting/health magazines here and there too.

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Sir, which weightlifting mags, might I ask?

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For what it's worth, I've sold to Analog Sceince Fiction/Science Fact magazine, which is now the longest continually published science fiction magazine in the world, with the decline of the earlier, Amazing.

Analog is a wonderful digest-sized mag, usually available on newsstands and they have an on-line site.

I also subscribe to Newsweek, which under new editor Tina Brown, is once again the best weekly news magazine in the world.

I read a great deal of other mags but don't subscribe, everything from Playboy to Alfred Hitchcockl's Mystery Magazine to various journals of scientific disciplines. (I am a science fiction writer by trade.)

Newspapers are also great!


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For what it's worth, I've sold to Analog Sceince Fiction/Science Fact magazine, which is now the longest continually published science fiction magazine in the world, with the decline of the earlier, Amazing.
(I am a science fiction writer by trade.)


You happen to have links to any of your work online JD?
I wouldn't mind taking a look at a short story or two.

There are a few people here that do quite a bit of reading also, and I am sure theres at least 1-2 others that may be interested.


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JonnyDuffy wrote:
For what it's worth, I've sold to Analog Sceince Fiction/Science Fact magazine, which is now the longest continually published science fiction magazine in the world, with the decline of the earlier, Amazing.

Analog is a wonderful digest-sized mag, usually available on newsstands and they have an on-line site.

I also subscribe to Newsweek, which under new editor Tina Brown, is one again the best weekly news magazine in the world.

I read a great deal of other mags but don't subscribe, everything from Playboy to Alfred Hitchcockl's Mystery Magazine to various journals of scientific disciplines. (I am a science fiction writer by trade.)

Newspapers are also great!


Did you see the relaunch of Amazing online recently? I haven't gotten to in depth with it yet, just got a chance to browse. I love Clarkesworld, but that's because I can load it up on my ipod and listen to the stories at the gym or wherever.

Do you write novels? What have you written?

Writing is something I've always wanted to do, but I have horrible discipline.

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Thanks for your interest in my published science fiction. Currently, none of my SF is on line since print magazines do not pay the writer for same and I have opted out of having my Work appear without payment to me. As a professional writer (not just of SF) I do require payment in order to make a living.

There's always back issues on eBay or Amazon, or new issues of paper magazines when I appear.


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JonnyDuffy wrote:
Currently, none of my SF is on line since print magazines do not pay the writer for same and I have opted out of having my Work appear without payment to me. As a professional writer (not just of SF) I do require payment in order to make a living.



I agree with you on this one.

I often think even bigger name writers get a bad rap on this.
Harlan Ellison is one that comes to mind.

Too bad he is such a dick about signing autographs though, but that is another story.


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JonnyDuffy wrote:
Thanks for your interest in my published science fiction. Currently, none of my SF is on line since print magazines do not pay the writer for same and I have opted out of having my Work appear without payment to me. As a professional writer (not just of SF) I do require payment in order to make a living.

There's always back issues on eBay or Amazon, or news issues of paper magazines when I appear.


Is this your stuff.

http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?15098

What are your thoughts on self publishing, through avenues like Amazon for Kindle and the like? I've seen several authors, that have gone that route now. Successful ones to boot.

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Yes, Alsunday, that link lists some of my sales. As a professional writer, I subscribe to the business model that money flows one way, from publisher to writer. That said, self-publishing, whatever the outlet, is not professional since there is no editor, no gatekeeper of quality and professional standards so a person could put up their badly written laundry list and claim it is under appreciated Art. Further, no professional editor or publisher trolls the self-published and thinks to herself, "My, my! What an inovative writer who decided not to meet professional standards and publish himself. I must offer this artistic genius a contract at top dollar and once and throw away all those nasty professionally written and submitted stories in my mail box!"


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The sole exception is that established writers who have large readerships over decades and dozens of books finally get the Rights back to one or more of their 20, 30 year old novels and then post them--a form of self-publishing--but keep in mind that novel was once vetted by editors and publishers, sold, was paid for, was purchased many tens or hundreds of thousands of times, and lay out of print for many years before the Rights reverted to the relatively Big Name writer who now self-publishes it for profit while continuing to submit and publish new material the traditional way.


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JonnyDuffy wrote:
The sole exception is that established writers who have large readerships over decades and dozens of books finally get the Rights back to one or more of their 20, 30 year old novels and then post them--a form of self-publishing--but keep in mind that novel was once vetted by editors and publishers, sold, was paid for, was purchased many tens or hundreds of thousands of times, and lay out of print for many years before the Rights reverted to the relatively Big Name writer who now self-publishes it for profit while continuing to submit and publish new material the traditional way.


The established ones were the main ones I was referring to, and some of them are even putting their new works up self published (see Kristne Kathryn Rusch, Dean Wesley Smith). Though there are exceptions to the notion that no one ever gets a publishing deal from being self published (see John Scalzi). Though, I do agree that traditional publishing is probably the best way to go, simply for the fact that publishers do a lot of work that would then be left to you the writer, if you self publish. Maybe in another 10 or 20 years, though, the paradigm could be different.

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TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly usually, maybe an occasional Maxim, ESPN or Fighters Only magazine.


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With everything at our fingertips via the internet, my small amount of magazine reading basically diminished to nothing. However, my godson (son to jcrm316 on the board, aka Jonathan's Misfits in our league (formerly Brooklyn Crackbabies), gave me a subscription to Sports Illustrated for my birthday. So I receive the weekly mag in the mail, but also have access to it online/iPhone. I read through the magazine, but also love having the option to load the app on my phone too.

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Looks even better in the 2013 pics and cover.


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I just buy these for the articles. :ROTF:

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I'm in the process of self-publishing a collection of some of my short science fiction pieces, all below novel length. Most of these stories were too controversial for the SF magazines to touch and are otherwise just sitting in my files. Currently, I'm looking for someone to help with the cover (I 'm not a Photoshop type, lol). I intend to have it print on demand/Kindle for Amazon.


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I'm in the process of self-publishing a collection of some of my short science fiction pieces, all below novel length. Most of these stories were too controversial for the SF magazines to touch and are otherwise just sitting in my files. Currently, I'm looking for someone to help with the cover (I 'm not a Photoshop type, lol). I intend to have it print on demand/Kindle for Amazon.



You might try contacting DrMoreau.

He is pretty good with Photoshop, but I have no idea if he has much free time currently.
He will most likely see this and respond.




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JonnyDuffy wrote:
I'm in the process of self-publishing a collection of some of my short science fiction pieces, all below novel length. Most of these stories were too controversial for the SF magazines to touch and are otherwise just sitting in my files. Currently, I'm looking for someone to help with the cover (I 'm not a Photoshop type, lol). I intend to have it print on demand/Kindle for Amazon.



You might try contacting DrMoreau.

He is pretty good with Photoshop, but I have no idea if he has much free time currently.
He will most likely see this and respond.




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controversial?? please elaborate....


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Along the lines of Harlan's "Dangerous Visions" but the majority not written in a "New Wave SF" style. Topics that SF magazine editors don't touch for various economic or political considerations. "Nixon, Charles Manson & Elvis: My Science Fiction Conspiracy" is the title. Some of the stories feature them as characters; the title is a rift on the really outrageous titles J.G. Ballard used for some of his short SF stories.


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Tricky Dick, Charlie The Family Guy and Elvis - sounds interesting.


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Thanks, Dr. Moreau. Of the 30 some stories, about a half dozen touch on that trio of cultural icons. A lot of the stories will make some people mad; hopefully think, since SF is a genre of ideas. Some stories are 100% counter to my own opinions on a particular topic or issue. Even an introductory course in Law or Logic teaches the skill of arguing against what you believe. Not too many writers do this. So even followers of my science fiction that has been published in magazines ranging from Analog to smaller mags will find surprises in what I have to say.


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Fiction should not be restrained by ones own beliefs. It is the "art" of the writer to produce something that is not wholly indicative of themselves. If you cannot step outside yourself then every character becomes identical as pudding packs. This flavor acts this way and this flavor behaves that way. A writer that can break his/her own comfort zone of beliefs, creed, and mantra not only challenges themselves but provides a better character/story in general.


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