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So, to sum up:

David Pringle, editor of Interzone for the past twenty-mumble years, is stepping down. He'll be replaced by Andy Cox of The Third Alternative, who will then, at least for a while, be editing two very different magazines.

Meanwhile, Locus is reporting that Asimov's editor Gardner Dozois is also moving on (no separate news link except at (go figure) SciFi Wire, but blog entries all over the place). He'll be replaced, as of January 2005, by current executive editor Sheila Williams; it's not clear whether or not Dozois will continue his Year's Best series. However, since the news says that Dozois is leaving to focus on his writing, my guess is that he won't want to spend much time reading for and editing anthologies.

I think of Asimov's and Interzone as the two most significant short fiction SF magazines. Analog has a longer history, and F&SF and SciFiction are at least equal in quality, but it's Asimov's and Interzone that I think of as defining short sf...although this may be not least because Dozois and Pringle have been editors of their respective magazines for almost as long as I've been alive. And now, inevitably, the definition is going to change. On balance, this is probably a good thing; it's certainly an interesting thing.

(As a footnote, this year has already seen the relaunch of Argosy and will soon see the debut of PS Publishing's magazine Postscripts. Both look pretty impressive.)
 
 
 
 
 
 
the debut of PS Publishing's magazine Postscripts

I am far more excited than I reasonably should be at the imminent arrival of Postscripts. In fact, I'm tempted to squee at the very thought. This probably makes me a great deal sadder than the people who squee at properly squee-worthy things. The first issue looks so very good though! I bought my subscription two days ago...

What are the odds that anyone else would like to see Peter Crowther as a GoH at a con sometime? He's someone I'd love to see speaking about SF and about short stories.
I am far more excited than I reasonably should be at the imminent arrival of Postscripts. In fact, I'm tempted to squee at the very thought.

Yes, me too. And that's not something anyone wants to see. :)

The first issue looks so very good though!

Gene Wolfe! Ray Bradbury! Brian Aldiss! Peter Hamilton! Adam Roberts! Ahem. Plus a cover by Edward Miller (he of The Light Ages/Perdido Street Station/The Year of Our War fame). :-D

I bought my subscription two days ago...

I bought one a while back. I didn't ever get a confirmation, but I know the cheque has been cashed, so...

What are the odds that anyone else would like to see Peter Crowther as a GoH at a con sometime? He's someone I'd love to see speaking about SF and about short stories.

I'd be all for it (and others in the same sort of position - Ben Jeapes, Andy Cox).
Paragon 2 has Ben Jeapes, anyway.
I somehow managed to forget that entirely.

*hits head with palm, causing it (the head) to emit Ziggy-like noises.*
Exactly so! :)
(he of The Light Ages/Perdido Street Station/The Year of Our War fame)

Dude. I cannot believe I didn't realise it was teh same guy before. Especially comparing Light Ages and Perdido. I am a 'tard.

He did A Year in the Linear City,too. And he's going to be at a BSFA meeting in the not-to-distant future, interviewed by none other than peteyoung.
Man! He is the premier fantasy cityscape artist du jour!

Although I prefer The Year Of Our War cover
As far as Asimov's is concerned, things should get rather interesting. I'm just waiting to see if Dozois' leavetaking corresponds with a sudden and completely explicable intolerance in the skiffy community for his obsessive discussions about sex at conventions. (Or, after hearing him refer to his penis as "Mel Gibson" at an Austin convention in 1993, I like to point out "No, Gardner, it's Mel Brooks.")
Suddenly I'm glad that I've never seen Dozois at a convention...
In appearance and personality, he's just Eric Cartman with a beard. No real worries.
Cory Doctorow also has an opinion on this, strangely not mentioning Dozois' tendency to talk about sex. :)