If you feel something strange in the atmosphere this month, don’t worry- that’s just disruption in the earth’s magnetic field caused by science fiction afficionados everywhere celebrating the latest incarnation of legendary SF magazine New Worlds.
Loved by many as the most groundbreaking, forward-looking, ambitious and original science fiction magazine in the world, the venerable publication emerged in 1939 from the then three year old fanzine Novae Terrae and put out a total of 222 issues over a span of 51 years from July 1946 to August 1997.
Over the years it gained a reputation for publishing experimental material, particularly under the tutelage of the venerable Michael Moorcock when it became the focus of the New Wave of science fiction. However, after many ups and downs, the much loved zine’s long and quite complicated history finally came to a close in the late nineties.
Well, not finally. The publication that just won’t die has been resurrected yet again, reincarnated as Michael Moorcock’s New Worlds with simultaneous print and online editions.
If you haven’t read Michael Moorcock, you’re in for a treat. He’s written a quite a lot of stuff… [amazon asin=156865040X&text=here’s a good place to start].