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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
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Science-fiction and fantasy magazine launched at ConVergence, the 41st Australian National Science Fiction Convention.

Since being founded in the New South Wales Northern Tablelands township of Glen Innes in 2002, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine (ASIM) has been run as a co-operative that relies very much on the passion and on-going commitment of its members. The initial objective in starting ASIM, described by its publishers as 'Australia's Pulpiest SF Magazine', was to correct the apparent misfortune surrounding speculative-fiction publishing at that time. As Robbie Matthews notes, 'We founded ASIM at a time when Aurealis was for sale, Eidolon had gone into hiatus, Altair had stopped publishing - in short, the local market was looking pale and wan' (p.158). It was also intended that the magazine be different to those that had come before it; therefore, ASIM has been produced as an off-beat, zany, pulp-style magazine that emphasises the fun and adventurous side of speculative fiction and, particularly, science fiction.

Since its inception, ASIM has used a different editor for each issue, an aspect that has led to it being seemingly erratic, but has simultaneously allowed it to continue being fresh and different. The covers are often zany, while the stories and editorials range across a broad spectrum of interests and specific genres. Since it is run as a co-operative, the magazine's production is also shared among its members, with individuals taking on a variety of tasks, including advertising editor, non-fiction editor, and layout designer.

From April 2006, each issue of ASIM was made available either as a digital (PDF) version or in the traditional print format. A little over twelve months later, the publishers released the first of a series of 'best of' anthologies in PDF format. To date, the anthology series runs to three editions, each one featuring a different speculative-fiction genre: science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine won a Ditmar Award in 2003 for 'Best Australian Production.' The following year, two of its published stories tied for the Sir Julius Vogel Award for 'Best Short Story'. In all, the magazine and its stories have been nominated for more than twenty speculative-fiction awards (notably Ditmar and Aurealis Awards). In 2008, it also won a special Sir Julius Vogel Award for services to New Zealand science fiction.

Further Reference

Matthews, Robbie. 'Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.' In Australian Speculative Fiction: A Genre Overview (2005).

'Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.' Wikipedia. Online. (Sighted: 14/06/2011)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Spaceways_Inflight_Magazine

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2002

Works about this Work

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Sue Bursztynski , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: ACTWrite , September vol. 17 no. 8 2011; (p. 8)
Homage, or Something, to ASIM i "In the days when I had sold mix", Nigel Stones , 2011 single work poetry
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 50 2011; (p. 99)
A Conversation with Ellen Datlow Dirk Flinthart (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , June/July no. 19 2005; (p. 110-117)
Crossing the Borders Russell B. Farr (interviewer), 2004 single work interview
— Appears in: TiconderogaOnline , March no. 1 2004;
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Edwina Harvey , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , February no. 134 2004; (p. 13)
Recounts the development and launch of the science fiction journal Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.
Flights of Fantasy Rod Moran (editor), 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 29 July 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine 2002 periodical (76 issues); Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine vol. 1 no. 1 June/July 2002 periodical issue
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Edwina Harvey , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , February no. 134 2004; (p. 13)
Recounts the development and launch of the science fiction journal Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine.
Untitled Jon Willemse , 2003 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , October/November no. 9 2003; (p. 124)
Untitled Dirk Flinthart , 2003 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , December/January no. 10 2003-2004; (p. 126)
A Conversation with Ellen Datlow Dirk Flinthart (interviewer), 2005 single work interview
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , June/July no. 19 2005; (p. 110-117)
Crossing the Borders Russell B. Farr (interviewer), 2004 single work interview
— Appears in: TiconderogaOnline , March no. 1 2004;

PeriodicalNewspaper Details

ISSN: 1446-781X
Frequency:
Bi-monthly.
Range:
Issue 1 (June/July 2002) - present.

Awards

2015 shortlisted Hugo Award Best Semiprozine
2005 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work Nomination for the periodical as a whole.
2004 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work Nomination for the periodical as a whole.
2003 shortlisted Ditmar Awards Best Collected Work Nomination for the periodical as a whole.
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