Tuesday, November 14, 2006

More than you want to know!


I've been very busy this week with mundane life, but also several writing projects active at once.

But I got a nice surprise that might interest some of you Trek fans.

There's a new e-zine, Sci Fi Studios Magazine just started. And I'm in the first issue!

Long story:

A few years ago COMMUNICATOR MAGAZINE -- a newstand slick focused on Star Trek -- was in the process of doing an article on me as part of a features series. They did one on Shirley Maiewski -- long time head of the Star Trek Welcommittee who died recently -- and had just done one on Joan Winston when the Magazine folded.

I saw the fellow who ran COMMUNICATOR at a con or two, did some panels with him, and he still had hope that COMMUNICATOR would re-launch. But so far it hasn't.

However, he is now involved in the new e-zine for Sci Fi Studios (which is connected with a lot of Hollywood pros who love Trek, endorsed by Rod Roddenberry, too) , and they contacted me to do an interview by email which I did. That was months ago and I'd all but forgotten it.

Last week, I got an email announcing the first issue - almost didn't go look at it - found a minute, browsed over, and Lo! There's a picture of me composited from a still taken during the interview I did which is in the documentary Trekkies2.

The interview with me is there, too.

Here's the ISSUE ONE of the new online magazine


http://scifi-studios.com/magazine/ is the index page.

http://www.scifi-studios.com/magazine/content/view/75/26/ is the article itself.

This website is unique and a ground-breaker. They are Industry pros who are reaching out to involve FANS in the creation and production of actual, real SF the way we like it.

I really hope some Alien Romance writers get involved. I just have too many projects on my desk right now to be able to DO what I'd like to see done on that website.

So take a look at it.

Jacqueline Lichtenberg


  1. Your interview was wonderful, of course, but something's missing from this magazine. I'm not sure what it is. I'll visit a few times and think about it. Incidentally, I was brought up right by a multi-generational Trekkie family!

  2. Anonymous11:11 PM EST

    Jacqueline, the pleasure was all mine! My only regret is that I wasn't able to fit more of the material in that I got from Jean and yourself leading up to the first issue. What you had to say about the the difference between the first hiatus and our current one was most illuminating and NOT to print it would have been a crime!

    I'm hoping I can interest the two of you in contributing some comments to our next issue which has as it's theme, "Women in Sci Fi". Could I tempt you?

    Thank you for your insights,

    Alan Anderton, Supervising Editor, Sci Fi Studios Magazine.

    PS. Kimber, if you can put your finger on how we can improve I'm all ears. (Now there's an alien image for you!)

  3. Jacqueline,

    Thank you for the links. What a cool cover! This magazine looks really great.

    One of the features reminded me of some of the startling and wonderful books about Science and speculative fiction.

    I'd love to see reviews of

    The Physics of Superheroes by James Kakalios

    The Physics of Star Trek by Lawrence M Kraus and Stephen Hawking

    The Science of Star Wars by Jean Cavelos

    for instance. In fact, if this is a magazine for fans to be influential, it could take a page out of the Amazon Connect/Amazon programs and have a place for reader reviews, maybe.

    I expect that as there are further issues, there will be a link to back issues. I think the link should be listed, even if there is nothing to show. The site/magazine has a feel of being a one-off.

    IMHO, there ought to have been something listed as forthcoming in the next issue... Even if JL hasn't said Yes to "Women in Sci Fi" that would be a great title for in the next issue.

    Best wishes,
    Rowena Cherry