The New Yorker Publishes First-Ever Science Fiction Issue


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Bastion of high-brow fancy-writin’ The New Yorker takes a deep dive into the far end of the pool this week with its first-ever science fiction issue. Befitting such a break with tradition, the magazine’s editors have gone far outside their comfort zone to feature works by folks you’d never, ever expect to see between the covers of most issues of The New Yorker, including, um, Margaret Atwood, Jennifer Egan and Jonathan Lethem. Everyone else must have been busy. Hey, I kid because I care.

Anyway, at least there’s an amusing cover by Daniel Clowes, who has long been a hero of mine.

The New Yorker

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