Planet Magazine: "We never Metaverse We Didn't Like"

Use Tide to get rid of ring around the Planet!

Planet Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3; September 1995 (this is the 7th issue)

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Editor & Publisher
Andrew G. McCann <>

Assistant Editor
Doug Houston <>

Cover Artist/Web Page Design
Romeo Esparrago <>

Cover Title:
"Betty Broom - Alas, at last, a lass..."
Tools: Mac Performa 578, Painter, Wacom ArtZ tablet, and lotsa cheesecake.



Planet Magazine is a free quarterly of science fiction, fantasy, horror, poetry, and humor written by beginning or little-known writers, whom we hope to encourage in their pursuit of the perfect story. There could be other reasons we're doing this, of course, motivations that are obscure and uncomfortable; instincts linked perhaps to primal, nonreasoning urges regarding power and procreation -- the very same forces, no doubt, that brought down the Atlanteans and their alabaster-towered oceanic empire. And the Dark Gods laffed. And laffed. And laffed.

Anyway, Planet is globally distributed in electronic form (text and full-color versions) via American Online, CompuServe, eWorld, New York Mac Users Group (NYMUG) BBS, and Cthulhu knows where else. We guess that total circulation is something like 500 per issue. Feel free to pass this magazine along electronically or as a single printout, as long as you don't charge for it or alter it in any way. We welcome submissions (details below). Planet Magazine does not carry any advertising or offer a subscription service (but it can always be found every third month in certain locations; see below). Letters to the editor are welcome and are likely to be printed. Send questions or comments to



Planet Magazine accepts original short stories, poems, one-act plays, and odds-and-ends (use the lengths in this issue as guidelines), as well as original accompanying illustrations. We prefer unpublished SF, fantasy, horror, poetry, humor, etc., by beginning or little-known writers (we tend to eschew stories published in other e-zines, as well as porno, gore, and mainframe software manuals). Because this e-mag is free and operates on a budget of $0.86 per annum, we can't afford to pay anything except the currency of free publicity and life-enhancing good vibes (of course, that and $4.06 will get you a small House Fried Rice to go, but it's still a great leap forward to see your name in print).

Story submissions: Send stories, poems, etc., as StuffIt- or ZipIt-compressed ASCII text files to Two submissions max at a time, please.

Illustration submissions: Send only one or two illustrations per story as separate, stuffed and binhexed 16-color, 16-gray, or B&W pict files to We're open to cover ideas (holiday, seasonal, topical themes are best); query first.



Planet is distributed in four electronic versions -- HTML Web version (what you're looking at now), text-only (readable by Windows or Macintosh or other, using a word-processing program), Acrobat PDF (full-color version readable by Windows or Mac or other, using the free, downloadable Acrobat Reader), and DOCmaker (full-color version with sounds, readable by Mac only; needs no other software). Some of these files may be compressed with StuffIt (a .sit file), as well as binhexed (.hqx); you'll need StuffIt Expander, or similar, to decompress them. This zine can be downloaded from the following sources, among others:

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