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  1.  (9785.1)
    God damn.  Wasn’t expecting that:
    Michael Moorcock's New Worlds Magazine

    The Directors of the Daves Dream Company - Dick Jude, David Hodson, David Tamlyn, Roger Gray and Felix Jude-West - have reached an agreement with Michael Moorcock to revive the seminal science fiction magazine New Worlds. Michael has kindly agreed to lend his name to the masthead of the magazine and to contribute editorial pieces. The magazine will appear in both electronic and traditional print on paper formats and be backed up by an extensive website that will feature exclusive editorial features free to all interested readers.

    For anyone who’s missed my many and various rambles on the subject: NEW WORLDS, in the late 60s, was the most groundbreaking sf magazine of the last half of the 20th Century, if not one of the most groundbreaking magazines of any kind in the way it reshaped fiction and captured invention in the culture at large.

    More details at the link.


  2.  (9785.2)
    I read about this earlier on the J.G. Ballard mailing list. Still trying to workout what I think exactly, but leaning towards cautious scepticism at the moment.

    If it turns out not to be vapourware or uniformly terrible I will be throwing my pennies at it.

    Edit: Storm Books appear to behind this or at least involved. Any thoughts on this?
  3.  (9785.3)
    I know nothing about Storm Books. I'm not much wiser after looking at their website.
  4.  (9785.4)
    I am... surprised. Intensely curious, but... I dunno. The announcement seems a bit previous, too.
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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2011
     (9785.5)
    Hmm, interesting...wait and see I guess..
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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2011
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    Hmm...is it normal for a publication like this to go open without even a working web-site at this point?
  5.  (9785.7)
    They say they are open for submissions, but I'm without a clue as to what sort of thing they would want.
    Anyone got some examples of stories the original New Worlds published I could look at to see if I could even think about writing for them?
  6.  (9785.8)
    Oh, God. That's almost an impossible task. You REALLY need to research New Worlds yourself.
  7.  (9785.9)
    I agree the announcement looks very premature.

    Anyone outside the circle of the people starting the project should be patient and wait to see what the mag looks and feels like before even considering submitting. Trying to get in without any real connection or information is just wasting their time.

    ~R
  8.  (9785.10)
    Noted.
    I shall see if the internet can educate me sufficiently.
  9.  (9785.11)
    We are now actively seeking contributions of all kinds from writers and artists. Until the website is active we ask that any potential contributors contact David Hodson via email on hodson798@btinternet.com.
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      CommentAuthorSobreiro
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2011
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    Very cool, the first time I heard about this magazine was on the Remake/Remodel thread we did inspired on it...
  10.  (9785.13)
    I sent an email and the reply is that guidelines will be available after the Easter convention. So next week then I should think.
  11.  (9785.14)
    I might try to talk to the people involved then tomorrow at Eastercon. Because that's the Easter convention in question.
  12.  (9785.15)
    Aha. Well, if you learn anything, don't keep it to yourself...!
    • CommentAuthorJECole
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2011
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    Felipe, if you don't submit work to NEO New Worlds magazine, i may have to have you shot.
  13.  (9785.17)
    Agreed.
  14.  (9785.18)
    So Will, did you manage to make contact?
  15.  (9785.19)
    @RobtSpalding - No, sorry. They were there and they were there -- a friend of mine saw their badges when he went to collect ours -- but we both forgot to lookout for their names around people's' necks.
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      CommentAuthorBeamish
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2011
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    I have also fired off an e-mail. We can see if the responses mesh.