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Vera Nazarian
Posted on Thursday, February 19, 2004 - 12:09 pm:   

First, in case you don't know the situation, on February 12, 2004, there was a biased, overhyped and one-sided news report broadcast by WOOD TV's 24 Hour News 8, condemning Asimov's Science Fiction magazine for containing "stories about sex, drugs, and molestation."

Here is the Real Player video clip of the broadcast:

http://woodtv.triton.net/video/realbox.php?ontv=Target8_Magazine_Fundraiser&cat= news

And here is the text article:

http://woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=1645394&nav=0RclKpQF

The fact that Asimov's has been made to look like a porn magazine is infuriating, and as a result its circulation might really suffer. Our already struggling SF field does NOT need this kind of crap!

The first thing I did today to support was subscribe to Asimov's. It's been a while that I had, and it is time I renewed it.

And here is another way I think we can show our support of Asimov's and do something positive to offset the bad hype promo.

I have created three image buttons suitable for your websites:

(Large)
http://www.veranazarian.com/SupportAsimovs.jpg

(Medium)
http://www.veranazarian.com/SupportAsimovs2.jpg

(Small)
http://www.veranazarian.com/SupportAsimovs3.jpg

And I suggest everyone who would like to help put these buttons on your website and link to this URL where Asimov's Official Response
tells their side of this story:

http://www.asimovs.com/_issue_0403/response.shtml

I also urge everyone who has not done so yet, to subscribe to the magazine as I have just subscribed today.

Let's all do our part!

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