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May 4th, 2007, 03:40 AM
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Day Fifty-Six: Multiformat Tasking

May 4, 2007 at 6:36 AM

Today's topic: where next for multi-format magazines? Actually, that's a subject inspired by the release of new Sci-fi mag, Death Ray which looks set to lock horns with Future's dominant stalwart SFX and Imagine's just out of nappies Sci-Fi Now for the Stargate: Atlantis-reporting crown. More interestingly, it's being launched by Matt Bielby's new publishing house, Blackfish. Bielby, if you don't know, is well-known for his work at Future as the launch-man behind a string of successful mags like Official PlayStation 2, Total Film and the original SFX.






...Today, almost all the biggest entertainment properties are science fiction: Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, Lost, Harry Potter, Narnia, Lord of the Rings, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, even (you could argue, but with less conviction these days) James Bond."

Each packed issue of Death Ray is crammed with excellent stuff: interviews with the top authors, actors and directors, reviews of the latest SF & F releases across every conceivable media, round-ups and overviews of the best SF telly, plus tons of news and opinion, often written by the biggest names in the business.





Officially hitting the shelves on April 12th and from the creators behind the UK's No.1 DVD magazine, DVD review, SciFi Now is the UK's biggest Science Fiction magazine and we are proud to share with you a taster of the cover of our premiere issue.

We've been lucky with printing on this first issue, so there may be copies on sale this Saturday. So look out for it this weekend.

Here's a small taster of what this 148-page first issue holds:

• Massive special features covering the latest series of Doctor Who and Battlestar Galactica
• Huge celebration of 10th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer
• Interview with James 'Baltar' Callis
• The latest feature info on the upcoming Spider-Man 3
• Regular large retro 'Timewarp' section covering: the Complete Guide to Friday the 13th movies, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Stargate SG-1 season 1, Invasion, 'V' and much more.
• Big 'Fanboys' memorabilia and conventions collectors section
• Regular monthly TV guide to essential sci-fi viewing this month

The magazine lands on Earth on the 12th April, but watch the skies (and your newsagents) from this Saturday and make sure you don't miss it.