Orson Scott Card 's InterGalactic Medicine Show is one of the best online science fiction and fantasy magazines out there, and they're now offering people a chance to read some of their stories for free. According to an e-mail from editor Edmund R. Schubert, "During the month of February we are going to make one story from each of our first four issues available at no charge. Two stories will be set free on February 1st, and two more on February 15th. Just visit www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com and explore the table of contents; the free stories will be clearly marked."
Among the stories slated for a free read on Feb. 15 is "Tabloid Reporter To The Stars" by Eric James Stone, one of the best SF/F stories of the last year (the story will also be featured in the upcoming IGMS anthology from Tor, due out in August). While I'm pleased IGMS is working so hard to attract more readers, I should point out that their current purchase price of $2.50 an issue will hardly break anyone's bank. Issue 7 came out a few weeks back and I'll be reviewing it on my blog in a few weeks, but until then throw a little money on the IGMS table. You'll be supporting a great magazine and gaining a great read.