Big Sky
The White Notebooks
edited by
Peter Young

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The White Notebooks

Pete writes:

So am I keeping notebooks again? You will need to read my short essay 'Castles in Spain' in my forthcoming zine Big Sky #5 to get the background on this, but to summarise here: in my late teens and early twenties I religiously kept blue notebooks.

So I'm considering these issues to be notebooks again, only this time on plain white A4 paper. They function that way in my head although they might not particularly look like, y'know, 'notebooks'. It's a reboot for the twenty-first century of an old habit, and I hope whatever appears here will be better written and more enduring...

The White Notebooks #1
The White Notebooks #2
The White Notebooks #3
The White Notebooks #4
The White Notebooks #5
The White Notebooks #6
The White Notebooks #7
The White Notebooks #8


Big Sky

Pete writes:

The name: some background. Whenever I look up at a those impressive cloudscapes in the skies over Thailand, usually before or after some seriously major rainfall, I mentally describe this place as the 'Land of Big Skies'. I'm pleased to call it home now. Therefore, Big Sky also feels like a good name for a fanzine that focuses on a worldwide genre – a genre that, figuratively, has a sky big enough to contain anything we care to fill it with, and with enough conceptual space to fill a fanzine with all my genre interests.

Big Sky 3 and 4 are two parts of a special project released for Loncon 3. Both are concerned entirely with Gollancz’s “SF Masterworks” list – every title has reviews and commentary, all listed in order of appearance. The two issues combined are a total of 431 pages..

Big Sky #1 (5.1MB)
Big Sky #2 (5.9MB)
Big Sky #3 (8.6MB)
Big Sky #4 (6MB)
Big Sky #5 (8MB)

Last revised: 10 March, 2017

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