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February 2, 2011 10:49 AM   Subscribe

What would be the American equivalent of SFX Magazine? What would be the major sources of science fiction and other genre media news, online and off, in the united states?
posted by Artw to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Locus is the trade mag of SF/F/horror here in the U.S.
posted by Chrysostom at 11:13 AM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


I'm mostly looking for something a little less trade orientated and for a more general audience - does such a thing exist?
posted by Artw at 12:03 PM on February 2, 2011


All the genre fans I know are big followers of io9 and tor.com.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 12:17 PM on February 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I'd say sfsignal.com, but I see you've posted about that one to the blue.

We're flattered and all, dude, but we haven't heard of any science fiction sites you haven't. It's like JHarris asking for Nethack sites or something.
posted by Zed at 1:50 PM on February 2, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, TBH Blogs are unlikely to be a blind spot of mine (though it's helpful to know which ones people actually visit) - I'm sure it's possible that there are a few influential ones that are off my radar out there though. Podcasts and other web based media are of interest too, though my main interest was print, which weirdly seems to be a bot of a bust (a trip to the local Borders showed only UK magazines and an in house thing by SyFy).
posted by Artw at 3:12 PM on February 2, 2011


Artw: If you're looking for the zine of record for written SF, Locus really is it, full stop. It's not really a trade mag in the sense we would usually mean it. It was a fanzine (and won a ton of Best Fanzine Hugos) and then when the Best Semiprozine category was created in 1984 Locus won it so many times in a row that I just refer to the category as the "Best Locus" Hugo.

If you're looking for visual media, sorry can't help.
posted by Justinian at 2:56 AM on February 3, 2011


Yeah, it's weird - it seems like the SFX style magazine is a market segement that doesn't really exist here, with the possible exception of Sci Fi Magazine, which is a Sy Fy in house thing.
posted by Artw at 9:23 AM on February 3, 2011


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