US SEMIPROZINE, from 1993, current, four issues to spring 1995, small-BEDSHEET format, ed and pub Warren Lapine from Greenfield, Massachusetts. Subtitled "The Magazine of Science Fiction Adventures", AM began life as Harsh Mistress, but that title-intended to echo Robert A.HEINLEIN's novel The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966) - sounded like a bondage 'zine to magazine distributors, and the magazine was retitled (its numbering resuming with \#1) with its third issue, Fall/Winter 1994. Its production values improved after the first two issues, and AM is now a professional-looking magazine, whichpublishes a broader selection of sf than its title implies. Contributors have included Terry BISSON, C.J.CHERRYH, and Hal CLEMENT. Aimed at a wider readership than most of the US semiprozines that began to appear in the mid-nineties, AM may realize its ambition to develop into a fully professional publication.

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