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Fantasy & Science Fiction, Extended Edition [Kindle Edition]

by Spilogale Inc.
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Amazon is thrilled to offer Kindle fantasy and science-fiction fans the magazine that Stephen King calls "the best fiction magazine in America."

Founded in 1949, Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine is the award-winning original publisher of such classics as Stephen King's Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes's Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller's A Canticle for Leibowitz. Each bimonthly issue offers compelling short fiction by writers such as Ray Bradbury, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Terry Bisson, along with the science-fiction field's most respected and outspoken opinions on books, films and science--plus a dash of humor from our cartoonists and writers.

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  • Publisher: Spilogale Inc. (August 16, 2015)
  • Issues: 6 issues / year
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZFZ4O8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The "Big 3" science fiction magazines June 17, 2012
By kieler
On newsstands and on Kindle, there are 3 major magazines devoted to short works (from short stories to novellas) in science fiction: "Analog Science Fiction and Fact", "Asimov's" and "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction" (F&SF; here I mean the Extended version on Kindle - the free edition just contains the non-fiction parts of the magazine and is more or less a teaser for the Extended version).
First a side note: I like reading science fiction, and now I live in Germany. Before Amazon existed, I had to buy lots of books on visits to America and take them over to Europe in my suitcase. First Amazon made it possible to order US books from Germany without huge (actually, usually free) shipping costs. Now, Amazon's Kindle makes it possible for me to read US magazines at what is actually *below* the price of a US newsstand or subscription price. Yay!
I have an issue of F&SF from 2010 that lists the 2-year subscription price as $56, plus $12 per year foreign postage, makes $80. The current Kindle subscription rate is $2 per issue. With 6 issues per year, that's only $24 for 2 years. Analog and Asimov's are about $33 per year, but have more pages.
So, what's the difference between the three? Analog and Asimov's (both published by Dell Magazines) tend to publish science fiction that involves spaceships, aliens, robots and the like. F&SF prints stories that are more literary, sort of like a normal short story with an element of science fiction / fantasy (sometimes described as "New Wave" science fiction to distinguish it from the subject matter of the "pulps" from the mid 20th century).
Actually, I like "spaceship" science fiction, but I subscribe to F&SF and only purchase Asimov's if that month's issue sounds promising. Why?
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29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars So happy to see it on the Kindle. August 3, 2011
By Jaye
I was an avid reader and subscriber to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction for over a decade, until I bought a Kindle. As many Kindle users have also found, once you start reading on this device you never want to go back to paper. Enough about the Kindle, though, since the magazine itself is what is important.

I feel that the magazine itself is a gem. It contains many short stories per issue that for me are the perfect size to read just before falling to sleep or while waiting in a doctors office. I have found the editorial quality to be top notch, so I'm rarely disappointed with a story, and even in those rare times where one doesn't excite me, I still consider the value of the magazine to worth the price.

I also find the mix of fantasy versus science fiction to be about where I'd like. I have found that I don't enjoy a magazine that is purely science fiction nearly as much as I would have thought, so the fantasy breaks it up enough to keep me interested. The stories range so much, from silly to deeply thought provoking that there is something for everybody.
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184 of 223 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You are RENTING October 30, 2011
It is with sad and heavy heart I am ending my sub to this edition of F&SF. I found out from Amazon support that you can only keep the last 7 issues of magazines. Sure, you can click that 'keep it longer' button, BUT if you ever buy another Kindle, it won't work on it. The issue is ONLY good on the Kindle you bought it on. Think about it, the Kindle you own now won't last forever. One day it will go bad, or you will want to upgrade to a new one. Worse, you can't read magazines or blogs on your Kindle app, such as Kindle for PC. Also you can forget about backing up the files on your PC for transfer to a new Kindle later. Now this might be fine for a current events magazine like Time, but we SF reads like to SAVE our magazines. Good SF is forever, and not everything gets re-printed. All the above applies to ALL the SF mags here on Amazon, Analog, Asimov's, Clarke's, and F&SF. If you want to keep your magazines, buy a paper copy. Way to screw up, Amazon.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good content. Bad rent. March 2, 2013
By TiS
I have to agree with other reviews. When I'm buying a magazine (not a newspaper), I'm expecting that I'll be able to keep it and use the same way I use Amazon books. Not being able to synchronize all issues with the cloud an redownload them when needed, is certainl a major issue for me.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Weird way to deliver, can't keep the previous November 2, 2013
I dislike that when the new issue downloads it removes the previous, and after going through the Manage My Kindle instructions, find that I have to redeliver the previous issues manually in order to finish them off. I feel it's a real time constraint that I have to hurry up and read it before it disappears - ugh. And as I can't keep the issues after the max of seven (7), as much as I'm truly supportive of sci fi writers and chose the pay option to contribute to their careers, the library would be the same deal of borrowing on a time limit.
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42 of 53 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Digital edition no longer available for non-Kindle owners February 28, 2012
I used to be a digital subscriber to this magazine, at another ebook store, where it was available for download for either Kindles, Nooks, Sony, Kobo, just about anything. Without warning or explanation, Spilogale cancelled my subscription and left me without a digital subscription option. In fact, from what I've heard, everything about the digital subscription here at Amazon is inferior to that of the old subscription venue, except for the cloud download to Kindles (which is of no value to me anyway). You can only download the last 7 issues, instead of being able to download any or all of the back issues you purchased. You didn't lose all of your issues if you cancelled your subscription like you do here at Amazon. You could read it on a PC. It had no DRM. If you're like me, and want to keep all of the issues of the magazine I've purchased, this is a really bad deal.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Had some good stories.
Had some good stories. I quit buying scifi mags because they only seemed to print stories about pissed off gay people. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Barbara Schnell
5.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine, I'm always eager for the next issue
Great magazine, I'm always eager for the next issue. I would like to see more science fiction magazines available for kindle subscription.
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I like it but I am not thrilled with some of the languages that was in one of the Novellas I am reading. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine
The title says it all.

I used to Fantasy and Science Fiction all the time three decades ago, and for a long time afterward. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Johann Mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good writing
Published 3 months ago by redlas
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Too much fantasy and not enough science fiction
Published 3 months ago by c.p.kurtz
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this magazine!
I have read this in hard copy for many years and will continue to read F&SF on Kindle! Love it!
Published 8 months ago by J R
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbeatable value.
The magazine is complete, with all the stories available with each issue. I used to collect individual issues on paper, and then discovered that I never ever went back to old... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Piaw Na
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great issue!
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Can I get back issues?
i don't have kindle back issues but i have origional paperback copies from 1979 to 1986.
i also have isaac aasimov science fiction magazines from the same era.
my email address is
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