Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sunday eBook Review: Clarkesworld Magazine

ClarkesWorld Magazine

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Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Publisher: Wyrm Publishing (June 30, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZF1ZH8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  (2 customer reviews)

[The Product Details above apply to the July 2011 issue, Issue Number 58.]
Kindle Subscription:  $1.99 a month

1. Short review:   (4 out of 5 stars)
2. Long review:
2.1. What I liked:  In every issue I have seen, the pieces were well-written.  Each issue contains three articles and two SF short stories.  Gives value for the money (US$1.99). 

Roller coaster or walk in the park?  Varies from month to month.

2.2. What I did not like:  Not every short is to my taste, but so it goes with magazines.

2.3. Who I think is the audience:  SF fans.

2.4. Is the book appropriate for children to read?  Yes and no.  In ClarkesWorld Magazine, I have seen nothing vulgar, profane, or blasphemous, so parents may rest easy on that score.  But I doubt the kiddies will understand or enjoy the typical ClarkesWorld short. 

2.5. On the basis of reading this book, will I buy the next book in the series?  Yes.  I subscribe.

2.6. Other:
ClarkesWorld Magazine began offering Kindle subscriptions with its June 2011 issue, Issue Number 57.  The staff's published goal is 500 subscriptions by October 2011.
Other than ClarkesWorld Magazine, only Analog and IASFM offer subscriptions; they charge US$2.99 an issue, but their magazines contain more stories per issue.  F&SF sells single issues by Kindle (US$2.99 each) but does offer subscriptions.
(If you chase this link and scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will find a button that takes you to Amazon's ClarkesWorld Kindle subscription page.)

2.8.  Buy the book: Clarkesworld Magazine

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