Deep Magic The E-zine of High Fantasy and Science Fiction
Note from the Editors
June 2003One year ago today, we opened our rst issue with: Welcome to the rst issue of DEEP MAGIC.We are delighted that Deep Magic is still going strong. When we started, we had 90 readers whohad subscribed
not knowing what our rst issue would be like (thanks Mom & Dad, Uncle Rufusand Cousin Becky!). Today, we’ve passed over 700 subscribers
and more join us each month. We dida Google search for “high fantasy” recently and Deep Magic was the #1 rank. These are amazingaccomplishments in only one yearWe are also pleased to announce that our rst serialized novel – LANDMOOR by Jeff Wheeler -- will be available this month to purchase. The hard work of our editorial staff and artists has cometogether, and we know you will nd this trade paperback a great value. We will let our subscribersknow by e-mail as soon as it shows up on Amazon, Barnesandnoble.com, and all the other on-line and brick-and-mortar retailers. It will be available in Europe as well through all the normaldistribution channels. To our fans in Australia, it should be available through your distributors
too.Let us know if you have trouble getting copies of it.If your favorite bookstore does not carry copies of LANDMOOR on the shelf, ask them to order it foryou through their regular distributor. We are very excited about this opportunity. Every copy that issold will help contribute to the operating costs of Deep Magic (like our webhosting costs) and allowus to start paying our contributing authors. Order a copy for your local library as well so that otherscan enjoy the quality of our ction. LANDMOOR will be the rst of many offerings.This month continues the fantasy novel FOUND THINGS and also includes a wonderful article by M.Thomas on the subject of writing about heroes. We also have fantasy stories “The Bronze Sword” byAaron Barham and “Legacy” by Ally Wrenn. Joel Brown’s “Our Own Personal Gaia” is our science-ction piece this month. And back by popular demand, chief editor Jeremy Whitted shares an articleon why he is such a geek and proud of it. We’re proud of him too, especially for the layout work hedid on LANDMOOR. Can you tell we’re a little excited about this?This month we begin a new chapter in Deep Magic’s history. To celebrate all the fantastic stories,articles, and artwork we have published over the last year, we are preparing a special award torecognize the great people who contributed their talents to Deep Magic. To vote for the best of the best,go here.Thank you for reading and watch for a special “Summer Delirium” issue in July. And to all ourreaders in Croatia: Zivi dugo i dobra (“live long and well”)All the best,The Editors
We were saddened recently by the loss of one of our supporters. Debbie Reeder, wife of editor Mark Reeder, passed away after a long struggle with illness. We would like todedicate this issue to Debbie; to her strength, her courage, and her immeasurable spirit.