When we published our first and we-thought-only issue last August, The Infinite Matrix received an outpouring of enthusiasm and support. Thanks to the generosity of a benefactor in the high-tech community, The Infinite Matrix has been given funding to continue publishing for a few months, while we try to find a stable(!) source of revenue. This assistance, and other technical and advisory help, found its way to us from coverage in Wired and boingboing and slashdot, and from generous mentions in blogs, starting with Jezebel's Mirror and Rebecca's Pocket.
My deepest gratitude goes out to everyone who has helped bring us back from the dead. (And to my employer, Global Automation, who has granted me extraordinarily supple flex time. Thanks, Srini!)
Most of my focus in the past few months has gone into getting stories and columnists for the magazine, rather than figuring out how to make money. So here's what you can look forward to:
Schism Matrix, Bruce Sterling's daily weblog
This Week in History, compiled daily by Terry Bisson
Scores, book reviews by John Clute
ViperWire, nanotales by Richard Kadrey
The Smoke, a serial by Simon Ings
The Runcible Ansible, a weekly column of wit and miscellany by David Langford
A monthly short story, including a newly discovered story by the great fantasist Avram Davidson
Monthly excerpts from significant upcoming novels, including, in this issue, Kathleen Ann Goonan's Light Music, due next June from Harper-Collins Eos, and in December, Cory Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, due next Fall from Tor.
Let me know how you like all this. Visit our Talk topic, or send me email.
As you're probably aware, this is not a great time for Web-based business models. So if you've got any ideas about how to stay in business, or if you know of a company that would like to sponsor The Infinite Matrix, please get in touch. I'll happily accept donations, as well. One thing I do know: The Infinite Matrix will not be a subscriber magazine it will continue to be available to everyone online.
So if, by any chance, you have the desire to help fund an online science-fiction magazine, please do get in touch.