The Internet Review of Science Fiction

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The Internet Review of Science Fiction
Web address www.irosf.com
Commercial? No
Owner Bluejack
Launched 2004
Current status Defunct

The Internet Review of Science Fiction was an American webzine devoted to science fiction criticism. It featured critical articles as well as reviews of short fiction and novels.[1]

Editors[edit]

It was largely the concept and creation of John Frost[disambiguation needed], who was also the first editor in chief. The last editor was Stacey Janssen.

History[edit]

The magazine was published from 2004 to 2010 and published articles, essays, interviews, reviews, and criticism on work in the genres of science fiction and fantasy.[2] Notable authors include John Joseph Adams, Jay Lake, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, as well as a monthly short fiction review written by Lois Tilton. Asimov's Science Fiction writer rated the website as one of the best science fiction opinion sites in 2005.[3] From 2007-2009, the Internet Review of Science Fiction was ranked within the top 25 science fiction magazines by the Locus Awards.[4][5][6] In 2008, the magazine partnered with Romania SF Online to publish selected articles in Romanian. The magazine's last issue was in February 2010.[7] Financial shortcomings were cited as the reason for the magazine folding.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dozois, Gardner (2006). The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection. Macmillan. p. xix. ISBN 0-312-35334-0. 
  2. ^ Klima, John (22 February 2010). "Internet Review of Science Fiction Closing and Some Short Fiction Thoughts". tor.com. Macmillan, Inc. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ Kelly, James Patrick. "On the Net: Bring on the Digital Hugos". Asimov's Science Fiction. Asimov's Science Fiction. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Locus Awards Listings 2007". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Locus Awards Listings 2008". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Locus Awards Listings 2009". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Janssen, Stacey. "Aaaand Scene!". The Internet Review of Science Fiction - February 2010. The Internet Review of Science Fiction. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 
  8. ^ "Internet Review of Science Fiction Folds". Locus Magazine. Locus Magazine. Retrieved 17 May 2011. 

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