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Final Staff

Stacey Janssen

Managing Editor:
Dave Noonan


  • Mishell Baker
  • Bluejack
  • Amy Goldschlager
  • Emily Lupton
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Publisher: Bluejack

News -> Publishing

IROSF Suspending Publication

Thu, December 31, 2009 (04:49 AM)

Seattle, WA, 12/30/2009 - After six years of publication the Internet
Review of Science Fiction ( will cease operations after the
February, 2010 issue. Publisher L Blunt "Bluejack" Jackson and Editor
Stacey Janssen expressed their gratitude to all the subscribers, con-
tributors, authors, and especially the volunteers who made IROSF such
a success since its first issue in January, 2004.

Continuous financial shortfalls added to the challenges of publishing
IROSF, and Jackson has expressed his intent to turn to new challenges
related to the economy and logistics of Internet publishing. "What we
learned with IROSF and AEon Speculative Fiction was that neither tra-
ditional nor community-driven economic models met our needs, and that
the complexity of managing a distributed volunteer pool burned people
out, despite a steady increase in revenue and readership. Our plan is
to use this knowledge, and the ready availability of new distribution
channels, to create the kind of environment that would have empowered
the editors to achieve the success that IROSF's superb content always

Press Contact:
L. Blunt Jackson


Oh no!! Maybe someone would like to take it off your hands. I suppose I'm part of the problem in that I haven't logged-in in over 6 months. :-(

I hope that the suspension is for a short period only (you are coming back, right?). BlueJack and his team should be given accolades for the fantastic work they have done in publishing this excellent critical venue.

Best of luck with your new projects and I really do hope to see you back in teh intertoobz soon!

Good lord, I hope this is temporary.

I am SO sorry to hear this. The SF field is losing a tremendous publication.

Thanks, Blunt and everyone else involved for all you've given us over the years, and I'll be looking forward to seeing where you go from here.

All the best for 2010,

That is bad news. I know that everybody at IROSF did everything they could and examined every possible option, so I can only surmise that the time is just not right -- the internet and the tools currently available cannot support such an enterprise.

Thank you very much, Blunt, for having the bravery to follow your vision in the first place, and then having the endurance to make it last as long as it did. Thank you very much to the rest of the crew for all the blood, sweat, and tears you put into it.

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