While we don’t always draw attention to the good things that ASIM authors have got up to, this particular thing is something sufficiently different to be notable:
NZ author Doug Van Belle (whose stories have featured in ASIM issues 16, 27, 35, and 40) is working on a SF adventure comedy TV series, Johnny Ruckus, which is currently in pre-production in New Zealand. Doug and his brother Greg, also involved in the production, are running a kickstarter campaign to help ensure that the production goes ahead, and to assist in distribution of the show to TV markets beyond NZ. If you’re curious, please check out the show’s Kickstarter page, which includes promo clips, some background on the show, some ASIMish spruiking, and information on the show’s human (and llama) stars …
ASIM 58 has been lovingly edited by founding ASIM member Edwina Harvey, and it’s crammed full of tentacular goodness (and of other varieties as well). Thrill to the gorgeous cover art of Alan Englert, and marvel at the wonderful internal illustrations of Lewis Morley, the poetry of Leslie J Anderson, Brit Mandelo, and Alexandra Seidel, and the customary book reviews. Plus, of course, the fiction: Annabel Acton, Marie Alafaci, Nigel Brown, Renee Carter Hall, Liz Colter, T L Fordwalker, Jennifer Lott, Pete Mawhinney, Robert J McCarter, Ian McHugh, Simon Petrie, Steven Pirie, Robert Porteous and Felicity Pulman.
As per usual, there’s a nutritious dead-tree edition and a choice of environmentally friendly, electron-bothering electronic editions (pdf, mobi, and epub) to tickle your fancy and maximise your reading enjoyment.