NOTICE: This Website Will Be Turned Off May 1, 2018

Final Staff

Stacey Janssen

Managing Editor:
Dave Noonan


  • Mishell Baker
  • Bluejack
  • Amy Goldschlager
  • Emily Lupton
  • R. K. MacPherson
  • Scott James Magner
  • Robin Shantz

Copy Editors

  • Sarah L. Edwards
  • Yoon Ha Lee
  • Sherry D. Ramsey
  • Rena Saimoto
  • Paula Stiles


  • Marti McKenna
  • Bridget McKenna


  • Geb Brown

Publisher: Bluejack

October, 2009 : Editorial:

Ghouls, Ghosts, and...Galas?

October's IROSF is here! October's IROSF is here! It's just like Christmas!, you get the idea. I'm really excited about this issue because we have a lot of exceptional articles for you this month, and a few that even fit the dark theme we were going for.

We've got a great interview with a few Australian dark fantasy writers who talk about what it's like to be "at the forefront of the coming environmental apocalypse" and how that informs their work. Along with this, we've got an interview with Aliette de Bodardnot just a fascinating writer, but also a fascinating person with a lot of great things to say. You'd be doing yourself a disservice to skip either one of these, in my opinion.

Our biggest announcement for this month's lineup, though, is the debut of our first-ever dedicated horror column here at IROSF. Nicholas Kaufmann's "Dead Air" is a great way to introduce yourself to the horror genre if you aren't familiar with it or keep up with the horror genre if you are. Even if you think you aren't into horror, I encourage you to give "Dead Air" a try—you just might change your mind!

As if all of this wasn't exciting enough to tell you about, we are currently putting together our very first fundraiser for the site. As our long-time readers know, we have tried—and are trying—many different ways to cover our costs. Our efforts have increased, and I am just as determined to as ever to both continue paying our contributors and to avoid a subscription fee for our readers. This brings us to our Fabulous Fundraising Gala!

We're expecting it to be early November, with a potential date of the seventh, in the Seattle area. There will be food, fun, and great ways to contribute to the magazine at all price-points! We're currently looking for people in the area who will be available to help us set up the event during the day (we're shooting for a Saturday). If you think you might be interested, send me a message with your contact information and what you think you'd like to help with (cooking, decoration, and so on) and we'll be sure to keep you updated.

In the meantime, there's always our CaféPress store.

With that, I'll leave you to enjoy this month's IROSF!

Thanks to our editors who worked on this issue:

  • R.K. MacPherson
  • Sherry Ramsey
  • Scott James Magner
  • Mishell Baker
  • Emily Lupton
  • Amy Goldschlager

Copyright © 2009, Stacey Janssen. All Rights Reserved.

About Stacey Janssen

Stacey was born and raised in Southern California. She worked dispatch for several years before moving to Seattle in 2006, and graduated from Seattle University with a BA in Creative Writing in 2009. She now writes video game content by day. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Internet Review of Science Fiction.


Oct 8, 07:05 by IROSF
Comment below!

Want to Post? Evil spammers have forced us to require login:

Sign In




NOTE: IRoSF no longer requires a 'username' -- why try to remember anything other than your own email address?

Not a subscriber? Subscribe now!

Problems logging in? Try our Problem Solver