Friday, September 1, 2017

It's Here! It's Here!

In case you've been living under a rock, you might not know about the best damn fantasy and science fiction magazine on the market right now, Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction. I'm an avid fan of this magazine, as well as (full disclosure) a friend of the editor. He didn't ask me to promote this, I just checked my email and got some great news, and wanted to share it with all of you. I also donated to the kickstarter to fund this issue, and Alexander has contracted me to do the audio edition of Issue #5, just so everything's out on the table.

Issue #6 is live and up for sale!  The cover art, as you can see, is done by the same artist that did the art for DimensionBucket Media's edition of Phoenix on the Sword, the incomparable Kukuruyo! But beyond the art, the stories within are guaranteed to be the best science fiction and fantasy short stories published this year. Apart from the other issue of Cirsova that dropped this year, of course. If you think I'm joking when I say, "I don't need a "year's best" anthology, I already bought Cirsova," I'm not. The issues of this magazine contain some of the best and most entertaining stories I've read outside of writers like Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. Alexander has excellent taste in stories, and only the finest make the cut into Cirsova Magazine. 

Although he did buy one from me, which might call that claim into question...

But anyway, my questionable writing credentials aside, if you're bored with the crap being served up in so many anthologies and magazines that have the audacity to call themselves "fantasy" or "science fiction" or "horror" when they're just glorified message fiction peddlers (I could name names, but we all know who I'm talking about, and if they're reading this, yes, this sentence is about you), and you want a return to action, adventure, heroism, and most importantly FUN, then do yourself a favor and pick up Issue #6 of Cirsova Heroic Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. You won't be sorry. And then go and buy the rest of them as well.  

So without further ado, here's where you can buy the kindle and softcover editions of Issue #6!

Kindle Edition

Softcover Edition

These are not affiliate links, by the way. And here is where you can get the hardcover edition, as well as a sick t-shirt:

Hardcover Edition From

Cirsova T-Shirts 

A word on the t-shirts, should you choose to buy them. I have one, and while I like it a lot, the design has faded in the wash. My advice would be to wash it on a lower setting, and turn it inside out. This is more of a problem with how Teepublic imprints the designs onto the fabric than anything. I have a shirt from an Aerosmith concert that's about 12 years old and VERY worn in, but the design is still there. This shirt from the Cirsova Teepublic is only a few months old, and already the design is fading to almost nothing. Caveat Emptor, and take care with it, but the shirts are still very nice. 

The hardcovers are also AWESOME, and I love the dust jackets. They look great on a shelf as display items, and if you can afford the $40, I'd recommend picking up one of those. But, if you can't, the softcover is only $8.50 (and I received another email from Alexander about how you should be careful to ONLY pay $8.50+S&H for Issue #6, apparently there's some tomfoolery going around), and the kindle version is 3 bucks. So you might want to wait on the softcover until the shenanigans cool down, but the magazine is still the magazine, and it's great in whatever format you're able to get it.

So go forth and support the best Science Fiction and Fantasy magazine since Weird Tales itself! 

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