The rise of e-books and demand for electronic content has created a period of transition for many of the iconic SF/Fantasy magazines like F&SF, Analog, and Asimov's SF Magazine. To their credit, such publications are beginning to take full advantage of the options now available to them.
For example, Asimov's editor Sheila Williams has just shepherded into e-print Enter the Future: Fantastic Tales from Asimov's Science Fiction. The anthology features stories from Connie Willis, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Robert Silverberg, Robert Reed, and several others.
The e-book follows on the heels of Asimov's successfully experimenting with providing e-editions of issues that have broken into the top 20 bestsellers in the magazine Here's a helpful update on the magazine, including the March issue, now available. Asimov's sister publication, Analog, is also available in e-formats.
Below the cut find an excerpt from Williams' introduction to Enter the Future, about the rationale behind the new project...