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Waiting for me when I got home this evening:

Vector 245 cover

Vector 245: Movements and Manifestos
Frequently Asked Questions about Mundane SF by Trent Walters
A Refusal To Sign the Mundane Manifesto by Ian McDonald
No More New World Orders by Martin Lewis
Not Really New, Not Really Weird by Norman Spinrad
Infernokrusher: A Brief and Terrible History by Meghan McCarron
Archipelago: Appreciations from the ED SF Project, by Claire Light, Abigail Nussbaum, Paul Kincaid and Elizabeth Bear
First Impressions: Book Reviews edited by Paul Billinger
and The New X: a column by Graham Sleight


Yes, it's the first issue of Vector to be co-edited by greengolux and myself, complete with first-issue typos. Given that we've been editors-in-waiting for about a year, this is quite exciting, and we're proud of the lineup--many thanks to everyone who contributed. Although obviously, future issues are going to be even better.

A proper website, with some online content and everything, will be along Real Soon Now. In the meantime, Vector is available to BSFA members (along with some other magazines), so you know it only makes sense to join. Contributers can expect to be hassled for their real-world addresses so that we can send them copies.

In summary: huzzah!
 
 
 
 
 
 
huzzah! congrats to you both - it's a very spiffy issue.
Thanks. :)

("Spiffy?" /Judge)
Like skiffy, but for espionage fiction, I should think.
:-)
And again, congratulations :-)
!
Well done. :)
Congrats: from what I see, you've taken the best of what made Science Fiction Eye fun and removed its "The Last Dangerous Magazine" publishing schedule. High kudos to you.
Nostalgia attack: SF Eye pretty much formed my idea of what conversation about SF should be like.
I know: I miss what Science Fiction Eye could have been, but I don't miss quitting it when I had the chance. Of course, considering the congenital idiot who wrote the "Scleral Rings" palaeontology column, the magazine was already pretty much dead by 1991 anyway.
Of course, considering the congenital idiot who wrote the "Scleral Rings" palaeontology column, the magazine was already pretty much dead by 1991 anyway.

Oh, he had his moments, don't you think?
Sure, if you like watching someone vomit upon themselves over and over again.
HUZZAH! Nice job guys, i'm psyched to get my copy!
Cool, exciting, and drool-worthy. :-)
Since I felt like crap this morning, I did what I euphemistcally call "working from home", so I hadn't stepped out into my own hallway all day. Your entry prompted me to go out to find the delivery where my upstairs neigbour had laid it, by my door.

I was just gong to flip through so I could say nice, but I stopped to read Elizabeth Bear's appreciation of Micahel Bishop's "Bears Discover Smut". I haven't done that with a Vector for ages, so congratulations! I would just like to ask you to be careful about print size for us elderlies: the Spinrad article text looked a bit small. I appreciate you had a lot to cram into four and a bit pages.

Finally, what a strange smell Matrix has this month!
I was just gong to flip through so I could say nice, but I stopped to read Elizabeth Bear's appreciation of Micahel Bishop's "Bears Discover Smut".

Our work here is done. (Or just beginning, whichever.)

I would just like to ask you to be careful about print size for us elderlies

Yes, we're aware of that. We misguesstimated the words-per-page count for the issue. It's a learning curve. :)
Congrats! I'll look forward to seeing it.
Congratulations to you both ! I'm looking forward to reading Vector properly over the weekend - and here's to many more issues in the future!
Congrats! So... not really available to us people in The Rest Of The World? I would love to give it a read and gripe about the typos (kidding! Great list of articles/writers!)
I second that. Would very much like to read it. Maybe I should just join the BSFA already.

(Particularly interested in the Mundane SF thing. It's like the New Puritan lit writers! But in the future!)
Maybe I should just join the BSFA already.

I endorse this plan and/or scheme! :)

(Particularly interested in the Mundane SF thing.

Much as I'd love to claim exclusivity, there's been plenty of debate about it on various blogs. For example, Ian McDonald's lj, here.

It's like the New Puritan lit writers! But in the future!)

Or in the past ... I've got an ecletic selection of Vector back issues, and one of the ones from 1988 has two head-to-head articles by George Turner (then winner of the Clarke Award) and John Gribbin. To all intents and purposes, they're debating the merits of mundane sf. There is nothing new under the sun, it seems. We have the rights to reprint the articles so, again, when the website happens, we'll put them up.
And, like I say in column #2, Ryman pretty much put forward Mundane Sf (as "good-faith sf") in his interview in IZ 33 in '89.
ditto but no spare cash at the mo (presuming cash required).

Congrats though - looks very interesting!
People from outside the UK are allowed, and even encouraged, to join the BSFA. ;)

I'm hoping to be able to sort out some sort of 'buy the latest issue' Paypal link at some point, but that will probably have to wait for the new website.
Yay! Congratulations!

*waits for the letters of furious anger in response to his column*
I haven't read your column, but I could be angry about it for a small fee...
Congratulations!
Huzzah!