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OG's Speculative Fiction

Entry updated 9 April 2015. Tagged: Publication.

US downloadable Online Magazine available both as an ebook and print-on-demand, published and edited by Seth Crossman of Golden Acorn Press, New York. It ran for 36 issues on a regular bimonthly schedule from July 2006 to May 2012. Its name came from Crossman's online alias, the "Opinion Guy". Most issues were slim with only two or three stories, a poem and a feature such as an interview, but each annual anniversary saw a special double number. The contributors were mostly those who had established their reputations in online magazines. OG's likewise established its reputation for publishing unusual and original stories. One memorable example, partly because of its unpronounceable title, is "A Floccinaucinihilipilificatious Life" (January 2009 #16) by Richard S Levine, where a tiny Robot leading an Antarctic exhibition of similar millibots, questions the nature of life (see Conceptual Breakthrough). Another is "From the Shadows" (May 2010 #24) by Jeremiah Hawkins, about the force that manipulated Hitler throughout his life. That OG's persevered for so long was both rewarding and laudable. [MA]


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