I think that Roy is right about there (perhaps) being an element of golden-age-syndrome.
> my book buying and reading is as vigorous as ever and I enjoy many new authors as well as old favourites
But are they appearing in IZ? I suspect not...
That said, I think that the current IZ has a much more specific house-style than much of what I remember from Pringlezone. Whether the stories are fantasy, SF or something else is irrelevant -- it's the feel
of them that I'm referring to. They seem much more direct to me than some
of what I remember from Pringlezone. That's not a complaint, it's an observation.
It may be because some of the material that appeared in Pringlezone would -- were it accepted by Andy's team -- now be appearing in Black Static. I'm referring to works by people like Zivkovic, Ian Lee, etc. There was a Jamie Barras story in BS1 that would have gone into Pringlezone, simply because there was no BS then. So there's a narrower thrust to IZ nowadays, and that may
be changing people's perceptions of the magazine.
And I'm no happier about how I've phrased this than Ian was with his post.
Winter Song -- US launch May 2010
Damage Time -- UK launch May 2010
-- US launch June 2010