09/06/2009. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Steampulp Publishing has released an electronic pulp fiction magazine created exclusively for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Emulating the style of the pulp adventure magazines of the 1920s and '30s, Steampunk Tales 1 contains original fiction with their first issue containing ten short stories - aka between 4,300 and 11,000 words.
Authors contributing include Jay Lake, Catherynne M. Valente, SatyrPhil Brucato and G.D. Falksen. The cover art was painted by artist Melita Missmonster Curphy.
"We stand at the beginning of a revolution in the distribution of print," John Sondericker III, founder of Steampulp Publishing, told SFcrowsnest. "The combination of low distribution costs and the potential for high volume sales allows us to provide an astounding value for the consumer. The timing is perfect to re-introduce the world to the 'Penny Dreadfuls', and the iPhone is a platform that can truly do them justice."
Steampunk Tales is distributed via the iPhone App Store and features their Steampunk Tales Reader, which renders the stories with a retro-futuristic Victorian flair. New issues of Steampunk Tales will be released monthly for $1.99 per issue.
More over at www.steampunktales.com
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