Welcome: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction – November/December 2016 cover - click to view full sizeSharp-eyed* readers might have noticed that a huge new addition to Weightless: as of the current November/December issue, we are now selling DRM-free single issues and subscriptions to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Single issues are currently $7.99 and six-issue subscriptions are a great deal at $29.97 and both are available in DRM-free mobi, epub, and pdf formats.

The current issue table of contents is below and shows the great range of stories. There are links below to the nonfiction, all of which is included in the magazine, of course:

The Cat Bell Esther M. Friesner
The Farmboy Albert E. Cowdrey
The Vindicator Matthew Hughes
Passelande Robert Reed
Between Going and Staying Lilliam Rivera
The Place of Bones Gardner Dozois
Lord Elgin at the Acropolis Minsoo Kang
Special Collections Kurt Fawver
A Fine Balance Charlotte Ashley
The Rhythm Man James Beamon
Merry Christmas from All of Us to All of You Sandra Mcdonald
Books to Look For Charles de Lint
Books Chris Moriarty
Films: Getting High David J. Skal
Competition #92
Coming Attractions
Index to Volumes 130 & 131
Curiosities Graham Andrews

CARTOONS: Arthur Masear (3), Bill Long (2), Nick Downes (3), S. Harris.
COVER by Kristin Kest for “The Cat Bell”
* Ouch!

9 Responses to “Welcome: The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction”

  1. dino says:


    I have every issue of this magazine in DRM-free EPUB from July 2003 to February 2011 at which time Fictionwise’s transition to the dark side, er Barnes & Noble, was complete and the books became encrypted for Nook. I gave up on the magazine entirely, forever if necessary, and started buying nearly everything from Weightless.

    Ditto for Asimov’s Science Fiction, last issue I have is June 2012.

    Thank you so much for getting this.

  2. karlpov says:

    I am currently subscribed to F&SF through Amazon (I can at least read the magazine on the Kindle app on my Nook) but am trying to cancel my subscription because a DRM-free EPUB is obviously of more use to me. Since I already have the Nov.-Dec. 2016 issue, please start my sub with the Jan.-Feb. 2017 issue. Your catalog also mentions individual issues available, but does not list any such back issues. I’d be interested in such a list.

    • Gavin says:

      Hi Karl, at the moment we are just adding current issues. I am not sure if we will be able to add back issues. I will look into it. In the meantime Michael will switch your sub to start with the next issue.

  3. marcobadie says:

    Please, please, help me and add past issues of F&SF!
    And, if and when possible,free me from Magzter also for Asimov’s (they want me to read it on-line, my boss oppose it)!

  4. Michael says:

    We have had a confirmation from F&SF publisher Gordon Van Gelder that yes, Weightless will eventually carry F&SF back issues, but (a) we don’t have a timetable yet and (b) I’m not sure if Weightless will carry back issues from prior to 2002.

  5. Marc says:

    What formats are available for download? I currently get F&SF on Kindle, but I’d prefer to
    (1) have DRM-free versions and (2) not buy from Amazon where possible, I can manage ePub if that’s all that’s available, but it’s an extra faff converting.

  6. Greybeard49 says:

    Since there are some who are into this magazine, I wonder if anyone know where I might find issues or even software version of the magazines from the 60’s and 70’s. Asimov use to write a column based on science that was beyond superb. They also ran a contest once which had to be based on puns. The winner wrote a science fiction story with a pun on the Lone Ranger. It was really good. So if anyone knows where I might find these, please post here.

    • Greybeard, we plan to put out electronic copies of all our back issues, but I’m afraid it will be a while before they’re all ready to go. In the meantime, your best bet for finding older issues of F&SF is to try the secondary market—online auction sites and used booksellers.

      —Gordon Van Gelder, F&SF

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