Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Amazing Stories teams up with FuturesPast Editions to publish classic stories

From the press release:

Amazing Stories is pleased to announce the licensing of it's iconic trademark – Amazing Stories – to FuturesPast Editions Ebooks Publisher for the creation of a new imprint that will publish classics of science fiction, fantasy and horror, works drawn from Amazing Stories and it's companion magazines Amazing Stories Quarterly and Amazing Stories Annual.

The new imprint will be titled AMAZING STORIES CLASSIC REPRINTS. The imprint will feature the comet tail Amazing Stories logo, made famous by the magazine in the 1940s and 50s. Works will be published in both electronic and print formats.

FuturesPast Editions publisher and editor Jean Marie Stine will be selecting works of historical importance as well as works that should be commonly available but haven't been for one reason or another. The series is expected to launch with two anthology volumes featuring stories from past Amazing Stories anniversary issues. (Readers looking for particular works are encouraged to let their desires be known!)

Amazing Stories is very excited about opening up this new collaboration with a respected and experienced publisher. We're looking forward to helping to bring back a lot of the classics of the genre and to provide yet another dimension to the world's first science fiction magazine."

About this new partnership, Jean Marie Stine says, "Amazing Stories has a long and storied history. It was the first science fiction magazine. Its pages were open to women writers from the beginning. It introduced Buck Rogers to the world. It published the first stories by Jack Williamson, Isaac Asimov, Walter M. Miller, Jr, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Howard Fast, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Roger Zelazny. Over the years it has published virtually every major writer in the field. We at FuturesPast Editions are thrilled to be associated with Amazing Stories, Experimenter Publishing and Steve Davidson. We look forward to a long and successful association."

Additionally, Amazing Stories online magazine will feature a regularly monthly classic reprint, branded under the FuturesPast Editions name; the first such classic reprint – Don Wilcox's The Voyage That Lasted 600 Years – was featured in the Amazing Stories 88th Anniversary Edition, currently being published on the Amazing Stories website.

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