I’d forgotten to mention this until now, but F&SF recently ventured into the realm of web-only publishing. That is, we added a web-only column to the website. It’s written by Dave Truesdale (of Tangent Online fame), and is called, appropriately, “Off on a Tangent.” In this first installment, Dave discusses the pithy and sometimes controversial book reviews of Alfred Bester, who served as F&SF‘s book reviews editor for two years or so.
If you like the column, and you’d like to see it continue, then be sure to take note of the disclaimer at the bottom of the article:
Remember when National Lampoon said “If you don’t buy this magazine, we’ll kill this dog.”? Well, we don’t have anything comparable planned for Mr. Truesdale, but since this column represents our first foray into Web-only publishing, we’ve decided thus: as long as one person uses the PayPal link below to buy a subscription, we’ll continue running the column.
In other words, Buy a subscription or we’ll kill this column. “Buy a subscription or this kitten dies?”
So go take a look and report back. What do you think? Do you like the column? Do you like the idea of a web-only column, but dislike the column itself? Opinions? Thoughts? Concerns?