Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Gak! Cut off at the knees!

by Rob - June 10th, 2006.
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I plum forgot to renew my subscription to New Scientist, which is my single most important science resource for my science-fiction writing. Not only do I really enjoy the magazine, but I’m constantly turning to the full-text online archives for research. Must renew right away, ’cause now I’m locked out of the archives! Gak!

Ironically, I discovered this on the same day I was contemplating letting my subscription to another weekly science magazine, Science News, lapse. I’ve subscribed to Science News for 22 years now, but whereas New Scientist makes its archives available for free to subscribers, Science News doesn’t (although you can search for the reference online, and then dig through your stack of back issues to find the actual article). That’s so last millennium!

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