I just saw on the Amazon Kindle FaceBook page that the digest version of Fantasy & Science Fiction is now available as a free Kindle subscription. It took me about 5 seconds to follow their link to the Amazon product page and click the “Subscribe Now” button. As a long-time fantasy and science fiction reader, I did the math and decided I couldn’t lose at that price.
From the Amazon page:
Amazon is thrilled to offer Kindle fantasy and science-fiction fans an exclusive free digest to 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. This free exclusive digest includes:
- All nonfiction content: editor’s recommendations, “Curiosities” (odd books of enduring interest), film reviews, book reviews, cartoons and humor, and “Coming Attractions” (highlights of each issue).
- One full story from the current full issue of the magazine.
- Short descriptions of the extended issue’s remaining stories and “novelets.”
If you are interested in reading the remainder of the stories and “novelets,” subscribe to the extended edition.
I guess I’ll see what I think of the free content before I consider whether to try the “Extended Edition” version. (It’s only $0.99 per bimonthly issue, so the odds are good.)