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  1.  (12.1)
    I note that Diamond are shipping their copies of Weird Tales Magazine #346 ($5.95 US) this Thursday. I knew that the mag had been revived -- it's a classic, as I'm sure most of you know -- and that Ann Vandermeer had been tapped as fiction editor for future issues. But I'm now seeing them use artists like Molly Crabapple and Star St Germain, and writer Cherie Priest and steampunk photographer Libby Bulloff now seem to be doing things with them as well. And, hell, I just checked the online masthead and Elizabeth Genco's on the editorial board -- longtime WEF people, of whom there must be one or two still alive, will remember her as E.Bess.

    http://www.weirdtales.net/ is going to be worth keeping an eye on. If you see a copy of the magazine, let me know what you think. It'd be nice if Weird Tales, of all the old pulps, got a new lease of life.
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      CommentAuthorfogus
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
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    I had a subscription for the past year and though it was interesting at times, it doesn't seem to capture that same element that the old pulpy Weird Tales did. Of course this could be my retro bias. I will most likely re-subscribe to see how/if the magazine evolves.
    -m
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      CommentAuthorFerburton
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
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    Hopefully I'll see this magazine around some where in my little, big, city. It'd be nice to see the next Lovecraft or Robert E. Howard from them. I can only hope that it stays true as a complete staple to the literary world as it has done in it's previous incarnation and not turn into something completely and utterly horrible unto itself.
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    I had no idea I was going to be a part of WT but I'm really excited about the project I did with Molly Friedrich in Seattle. The magazine is definitely intriguing. New lease on life for the win.
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    Its certainly something thats going to be worth keeping a eye on. Lets hope it lives up to our expectations.
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
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    It's following cycle, though, isn't it? Mystery and Detective fic are gearing back up to speed, it's time to move deeper into the shadows and flush out the things that we hope might really hide back there.
    • CommentAuthorjohnplatt
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
     (12.7)
    I think WT is trying to move away from the old "pulpy" flavor of past issues. It's time for it to grow and move on.

    I hadn't seen their new site. It looks great.

    Also worth checking out is the same publisher's Fantasy Magazine, which is now web-only.
    • CommentAuthorhank
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
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    Hmm this might bear subscribing.
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeNov 28th 2007
     (12.9)
    Ordered it for my shop! It makes me happy to see new interesting mags being carried by Diamond...they cut out alot of their better selection a while back and we were getting really pissy about it...
  4.  (12.10)
    Do you order a lot of magazines for your shop?
  5.  (12.11)
    What short fiction mags would everyone recommend these days? I used to love Analog and read F&SF some. I think I caught Weird Tales a little during a previous revival several years ago, and also used to sometimes read a horror mag called Cemetery Dance. I'll give the new Weird Tales a try, what else...?
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    Mark, I'm going to pop that out into another thread.
  7.  (12.13)
    Ha ha the nice Weird Tales people are sending me some copies.

    People of the Internet! I am interested in beer! I have seen it for sale! I am not sure if I should try some!


    (waits)
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
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    Goddamnit... STOP ENCOURAGING HIM, INTERNET.
  8.  (12.15)
    WHORES! WHOOORRREEES!
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      CommentAuthorAriana
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007
     (12.16)
    Should I change your Member Map Location so the whores know where you find you?
  9.  (12.17)
    i am very tired now with the whisky and things. i am going to bed.
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      CommentAuthorAlexis
    • CommentTimeNov 29th 2007 edited
     (12.18)
    I spoke to the editor of Wierd Tales at Baltimore comic con. They seem committed to rebuilding the magazine and modernizing it. Also, if anyone out there is in the D.C. area you might want to check out this place. It's the same kind of retro-wierd as the pulp magazines, plus booze is served by attractive bearded men. The Palace of Wonders.
  10.  (12.19)
    "I spoke to the editor of Wierd Tales at Baltimore comic con. "

    Which one?
    • CommentAuthorS.H. Segal
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2007
     (12.20)
    That would be me. Hi, Alexis! I still haven't written back to you about the Voodoo Man conversation we started, have I? Check your email tonight.