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Monday, December 08, 2008

John Joseph Adams, publicist/editor for Night Shade Books, sent out this announcement today in regards to Night Shade becoming the home for John Klima's acclaimed Electric Velocopide magazine:

Night Shade Books Announces New Partnership with Electric Velocipede

Night Shade Books has joined forces with World Fantasy Award-nominated magazine Electric Velocipede, and, like a pair of steam-powered metal titans joined together to form a mighty behemoth, the pair plans to march forward in unison, changing the genre fiction battlefield for the better.

Electric Velocipede is a critically acclaimed science fiction/fantasy/cross-genre magazine published twice a year. Issues of Electric Velocipede have included works by award-winning authors such as Jeffrey Ford, Jeff VanderMeer, Alex Irvine, Liz Williams, Hal Duncan, Charles Coleman Finlay, and others. Many stories appearing in Electric Velocipede have appeared in the recommended reading lists for both the Year's Best Fantasy & Horror and Year's Best Science Fiction for several years running. Electric Velocipede editor John Klima will remain at the helm of the magazine, relying on Night Shade Books' expertise and deep market penetration to help shepherd the magazine to the next level.

In celebration of this momentous alliance, Night Shade Books and Electric Velocipede are proud to announce a subscription drive: sign up for a one year subscription or renewal, and we'll send you your choice of any two in-print Night Shade paperbacks or trade hardcovers! Just list your selections in the comments field when placing your order. Sorry, this offer applies only to United States subscribers only. Books must be in-print and available from Night Shade Books at the time the order is placed, and will be shipped concurrently with Electric Velocipede double issue #15/16. Night Shade Books reserves the right to make substitutions.

Subscriptions are for four issues, starting with the current issue. New subscriptions will begin with double issue #15/16. Double issues will be counted as two issues. Renewals are also four issues, starting with the next issue after your current subscription ends. Offer expires January 8, 2009.

For more information, visit
I would have already taken advantage of this sweet offer (especially since my 2009 resolution is to read/review more short fiction, in particular that not published by the traditional Big 3), but either my browser is screwed up or there is something off on Night Shade's site, since I never could find this "shipping options" part on the checkout page...I'll try again in a few days on my other computer.


Joe Sherry said...

I rather like Electric Velocipede. I've read three issues so far (recently issue 14). I don't subscribe, though I might...otherwise I'll just go on buying single issues.

Larry said...

I took the plunge and subscribed, in part because of the offer of getting two free books as well, all for $20/year. Not bad at all, no? :D

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