From the December 6 issue of the South Etobicoke News…
An Etobicoke fanzine writer has been appointed editor-in-chief of one of the longest-running science fiction magazines, called Amazing Stories.
Lloyd Penney has been a member of science fiction fandom for 45 years and worked for 30 years in both fanzine and convention management.
“The editor-in-chief of Amazing Stories…this is a position I never would have dreamed of having, but now that I have it, I suspect the learning curve will be steep,” Penney said. “Still, the best way to
handle this curve is to start climbing it and see what is needed to tackle it.”
The editor and proofreader is familiar with the magazine and its writers. “I have been a proofreader and editor for most of my working life, with magazines, catalogs and much more,” Penney said. “I have not only been the copy editor for Amazing Stories and Amazing Selects, but I have also worked with Scot Noel at Dreamforge Magazine.”
He also works with a communications company in the east end of Toronto to edit their one paper magazine and their two e-magazines. “I will be reading as much as I can, relying on readers to look at the flood of submissions.”
He also works with a communications company in the east end of Toronto to edit their one paper magazine and their two e-magazines.
“I will be reading as much as I can, relying on readers to look at the flood of submissions and choose what’s the best of that submitted,” he said. “I will make mistakes, and forget some vital things, but I am willing to learn.” He hopes to help produce a magazine that all science fiction and fanzine readers will enjoy and appreciate.
Amazing Stories is a U.S. science fiction magazine launched in April 1926 by Hugo Gernsback’s Experimenter Publishing. It was the first magazine devoted solely to science fiction. Science fiction stories usually appeared in other magazines. Amazing Stories has been published with some interruptions for 92 years, going through a half-dozen owners and many editors as it struggled to be
In the late 1940s Amazing presented as fact stories about the Shaver Mystery, a lurid mythos that explained accidents and disaster as the work of robots named deros, which led to dramatically increased circulation but widespread ridicule.