Four beloved fiction magazines were altering their formats to print only “double issues.”
They were dropping down to bimonthly releases.
The quality quartet – “Analog Science Fiction and Fact,”“Asimov’s Science Fiction,”“Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine” and “Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine” – have all been monthly publications, more or less.
For the last several years, they’ve been published 10 times a year – in eight regular-sized issues plus two double-sized issues.
But now current owner Dell Magazines, a subsidiary of Penny Publications, best known for its monthly flood of crossword and puzzle magazines, decided to switch them to bimonthly status and so notified its subscribers in postcards.