I normally don’t post press announcements but this is too awesome not to share, and besides, its free fiction!
NEW YORK, NY – January 8, 2010 – Today genre site Suvudu.com unveiled its new relationship with the acclaimed, long-running Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. An agreement between the two allows Suvudu’s visitors access to one story from each issue of the magazine via Suvudu’s Free Library, which also offers full-length novels from the Del Rey, Spectra, and other Random House lists. The first offering is “City of the Dog” by John Langan, which appears in the January/February issue of F&SF.
The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, founded in 1949 and currently edited by Gordon Van Gelder, is the award-winning magazine which was the original publisher of SF classics such as Stephen King’s Dark Tower, Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon, and Walter M. Miller’s A Canticle for Leibowitz. Suvudu.com, a daily blog owned by Random House devoted to science fiction, fantasy, and horror entertainment, debuted in 2008 and has generated attention for its live chats with bestselling authors such as Christopher Paolini (Eragon), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies) and Terry Brooks (The Sword of Shannara) as well as its online library of free full-length content.
Langan’s story will remain available through January and February. Future stories offered for free will include a new tale by New York Times bestselling author Michael Reaves.
“This is a great match,” says Gordon Van Gelder, who has edited F&SF since 1997. “It seems like everyone benefits from it—particularly readers.”
“Working with The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction is both an honor and a great opportunity,” says Betsy Mitchell, Editor in Chief of Del Rey Books and contributor to Suvudu. “We’re delighted to be able to share fantastic fresh content with our growing readership.”