SUBTERRANEAN LAUNCHES NEW MAGAZINE
July 26, 2005
William Schafer and the good people at Subterranean Press have more courage than sense. At a time when all of the existing science fiction and fantasy magazines are struggling with declining circulation and vanishing ad revenues, they are stepping in where wiser men fear to tread and launching a brand new magazine.
The magazines have traditionally been the heart of SF and fantasy, the place where new writers break in and journeymen become masters, where the genre renews itself. Our field would be a poorer place without them. The magazines deserve our support, and new ones most of all, so I hope that all of you will give Subterranean Magazine a try.
I am pleased to have a small part in this new venture. The first issue of the new magazine includes the full teleplay of one of my old Twilight Zone episodes, “The Toys of Caliban,” along with the terrific Terry Matz short story on which it was based. The broadcast version of “Toys of Caliban” (first shown way back on December 4, 1986) was truncated for reasons of time, but Subterranean‘s readers will be able to enjoy the full script.
And remember, first issues are usually very collectible. The debut issue of Subterranean Magazine is only six bucks, and can be ordered from Subterranean Press.