September has been an interesting month. Reaction to Salon Futura at Worldcon was very positive, but then I went and won a Hugo as part of the Clarkesworld team and that rather distracted me. I did, however, bag an interview with Jay Lake, which you can find in this issue, and one with Seanan McGuire that we will have up next month.
Kevin and I then took a week’s vacation, which was probably not advisable from a schedule point of view, but was worth every minute. The rest of the month has been spent in whirl of catching up on the day job, getting Dark Spires ready, and looking at various means of selling books online. Progress is being made on the latter issue, but we are still well short of being able to offer the sort of shopping experience I want to provide. The upshot of that is that the ebook version of Salon Futura is still free.
I should also note that our podcast, The Salon, is now available (for free) through iTunes. You can find it here.
You’ll note that this issue did not come out on the first of the month. That’s because we are slowly moving towards the middle of the month so as not to coincide with the many other fine magazines that have first-of-month release dates. Issue #3 will be fairly early because it needs to be ready for BristolCon, but in December we’ll slip a little later (which also means I don’t have to spend the holidays producing a magazine).