The veteran publishers of the New Scientist magazine have started a speculative science fiction / near-future magazine, possibly aiming to get a first-mover advantage ahead of the economic upturn (apparently touted in big publisher circles as likely to drive a new generation of young people away from fantasy, and toward “hard” SF). The new title is Arc

“A new digital magazine about the future […] forthcoming new fact and fiction”

MIT Technology Review magazine has also announced a hard SF venture, TRSF

“the first installment of a to-be-annual hard SF collection.”

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