ECDYSIS worth reading?—If you are an SF&F fan uninterested in SF&F literature, no. But if you love SF&F literature as I do, absolutely! Borders on semi-pro territory this fanzine does. If that is to your taste, ECDYSIS is a must read.
Ecdysis is an sf/fantasy fanzine that tries to do something different with the format. Published between two and four times a year, it’s a mix of serious criticism, personal essays, postmodern buffoonery, and the frankly unclassifiable. (Plus graphs.)
What formats are available? Ecdysis is available in two formats: iBooks, an enhanced ebook format used by Apple’s iBooks Author application, and PDF.
Which format should I use? Use the PDF version unless you have an iPad or a Mac running OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later, in which case you can also use the iBooks format (the iBooks app is required). On a PC or Mac, I suggest setting your PDF viewer to display two pages at a time.
Is there a difference between the two versions? The iBooks format supports certain interactive features, like photo galleries and glossaries, that do not appear in the PDF version. It’s also in higher resolution. The text, layout and non-interactive features are identical.
Will there be an epub or Kindle version? Not unless a lot of people clamour for it. iBooks Author makes it easy to produce a PDF file in addition to the iBooks file. An epub or mobi file would have to be created separately from the source material. It would be a lot of extra work for what is essentially a labour of love.
Will there be a print version? No. The page layout is designed for tablet use; the type will look a bit big when printed.
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