Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
|Categories||Science fiction magazine|
|First issue||June 2002|
|Company||Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Co-Op|
|Based in||Canberra, ACT|
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine or ASIM is a fantasy and science fiction magazine published out of Canberra, ACT, Australia. The publishers of ASIM describe it as "Australia's Pulpiest SF Magazine". The magazine is currently edited by Andromeda Spaceways Publishing Incorporated and is published quarterly. Although originally sold only in Australia, subscriptions for ASIM are now available worldwide through Amazon.com and other online vendors.
The first issue of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine was released in June 2002 as a slightly larger than digest size print magazine. Although the publishers of ASIM continue to offer it as a print magazine, in April 2006 they began releasing an electronic PDF version of the magazine beginning with issue #22. In June 2007 ASIM released a series of "best of" anthologies in the PDF format. There are a total of three anthologies in the series; one for science fiction, one for fantasy and one for horror. As of issue #54 eBook versions also became available. As of September 2014, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine has published a total of 60 issues.
Awards and recognition
The launch of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine won a Ditmar Award in 2003 as the "Best Australian Production", and two stories published in the magazine tied for the Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2004 as "Best Short Story". In addition the magazine and works published in it have been nominated for twelve Ditmar and five Aurealis Award. In 2008 ASIM won a special Sir Julius Vogel Award for services to New Zealand science fiction.
Notable authors published in the magazine include:
- Many issues of ASIM have been reviewed at Tangent Short Fiction Review.