Monday, March 30, 2009

Alternative Coordinates publishes first issue

Another resource for new, exciting science fiction, fantasy, horror and speculative fiction, has recently hit the ether.

The name of the e-zine is Alternative Coordinates edited by Jeff Cochran. Its website is (I also have a banner add to the right that you can click on and follow.)

The site is easy to work with, first off you need to register, which is as simple as clicking on register and filling in the spaces. Once that is done you can access the free story ?Bedbugs?, by Edward McKeown. You can pay $2.00 and receive all the stories in the issue. Two bucks is pretty cheap for good Sci-Fi that hasn?t gone through the old media sausage grinder, just to spit out stories that surprisingly sound alike or at least have the same underlying theme.

I like this site, already have the first issue, and I?m currently making my way through the stories.

If you want to know when new issues come out, you can hover over the Magazine Information button, and click on updates in the drop down box that appears. Also if you are a writer you can follow the same drop down box in order to access the submission information page.

I?m ecstatic to see websites like this appear, it harkens back to the old days of the pulps, where the masters of Science fiction speculated on what the future held, Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke, Bester and many others. Robert E. Howard gave us Conan the Barbarian, and he almost exclusively published in the pulps. E-zines are the new pulps and it is here that we will see the emergence of science fiction and fantasy, and it is here we will see the birth of the new Superstar Authors that will give us a fantastic and awesome future.

Best of luck to Alternative Coordinates, I look forward to seeing more issues.

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