Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Changing of the guard

RevolutionSF (, the online home of science fiction humor and commentary, proudly announces its new fiction editors, Steve Wilson and Matthew Bey. Wilson and Bey will take over for outgoing fiction editor Jayme Lynn Blaschke effective February 1, 2006.

Both residents of Austin, TX, Wilson and Bey are best-known for their work on the bizarrely subversive Space Squid (, aka "The 'zine Margaret Atwood warned you about." They have published the likes of Bruce Sterling, Jay Lake, Chris Roberson and Jessica Reisman, with plans to publish many more imaginative works for speculative fiction before all is said and done.

"We think of ourselves collectively as the (mid-career) Steve Martin of SF, a sort of 'Man with Two Brains'. We share similar tastes, and when we don't agree, our resultant bouts of great violence always serve the stories for the best, though they leave our bodies in shambles," Wilson and Bey said. "We're proud to fill Jayme's shoes, and don't intend to clean their soles of the rich, loamy soil of imagination through which they have tread. If anything, we intend to muck them up even more."

The new editors have also initiated a new "email-only" submission policy. Fiction submissions should be attached *.rtf files sent to "Submission:" and the title of the story should be in the subject line. The name of the attached file should be THE SAME AS THE STORY TITLE.

Blaschke, fiction editor since January 2003, is resigning to pursue the usual "other opportunities," which include chairing the publicity committee for Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America as well as completing the follow-up to his 2005 interview collection Voices of Vision: Creators of Science Fiction and Fantasy Speak.

Shane Ivey, managing editor of RevolutionSF, said: "Jayme Blaschke has what anyone could want in an editor: courtesy, patience, unshakeable professionalism, and most of all a keen eye for talented writing. He's brought the best out of first-time authors and encouraged established, successful writers to show what they can do, and he fully earned the praise his writers and his own work have received over the past few years. Jayme has made an outstanding contribution to RevolutionSF."

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