Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Early today George Scithers passed away from complications from diabetes.  He was the first editor of ISSAC ASIMOV'S SCIENCE FICTION  MAGAZINE and early on established the magazine as the pre-eminent newsstand showcase for genre poetry.  At the same time THE MAGAZINE OF FANTASY AND SCIENCE FICTION made a decision to stop buying poetry.  A strange decision for a magazine that proclaimed itself the 'NEW YORKER' of science fiction .  However it has started to buy poetry again but not at the level of IASFM.

After he left ASIMOV'S he went to AMAZING which already had established a policy of buying poetry. 

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