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Tangent Wobbles

23/09/2003. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Sad days ... the fab SF zine Tangent looks set to shut down.

Our chums at are reporting that the owner of the science fiction zine Tangent, David Truesdale is thinking of shuttering Tangent after more than a decade of service to the genre.

The site may stay alive if Truesdale can find someone of appropriate calibre to take over the mantle.

Dave originally set up Tangent in 1993 as a print magazine with the idea of reviewing all the magazine-published short fiction in the science fiction and fantasy genre ... a playing field it has had to itself since (a large, unprofitable and mostly ungrateful task, we'd imagine).

Tangent became online-only in 1997, operating out of

As one of the only comprehensive sources of detailed reviews for SFF shorts its presence will leave a singular hole.

Jeniffer Johnson is acting as site caretaker until a final decision is made.

Fair winds, Tangent. Fair winds.


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