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Monday, February 21, 2011

Kindle Magazines for Geeks

As you may or may not know, you can subscribe to magazines on your kindle. They're usually cheaper than the paper version, and you're saved the annoyance of figuring out whether to give them away/donate them/throw them away later. Of course, you lose out on the glossy, color pictures, but if you love the idea of magazines wirelessly delivered to your e-reader, there are several subscriptions out there (with, we hope, more on the way). In most cases, prices run between $0.99 and $3 or so.

In keeping with the theme of this blog, I've picked out a couple magazines that may appeal to those of a slightly geeky nature:

The color Kindle edition of Science News is now available on the Kindle Reading App for your Android device. Download issues at no extra cost from Archived Items.

Science News offers readers bold, contemporary, award-winning editorial content and detailed imagery. Concise, current and comprehensive, the magazine provides an approachable overview from all fields and applications of science and technology.

Science News is edited for an educated readership of professionals, scientists and other science enthusiasts. Written by a staff of experienced science journalists, it treats science as news, reporting accurately and placing findings in perspective. Science News readers find valuable coverage of their own fields of interest as well as related disciplines and cross-disciplinary investigations. 

2600 Magazine is the world's foremost journal on computer hacking and technological manipulation and control. Published by hackers since 1984, 2600 is a true window into the minds of some of today's most creative and intelligent people. The de facto voice of a new generation, this publication has its finger on the pulse of the ever-changing digital landscape. Available for the first time in a digital edition, 2600 continues to bring unique voices to an ever growing international community interested in privacy issues, computer security, and the digital underground. 

Published by MIT since 1899, Technology Review is the authority on the future of technology. The award-wining editorial team crafts investigative, in-depth stories that focus on the latest innovations in IT, biotech, nanotech, and energy that are about to hit the marketplace. From the "zero-emissions city" in Abu Dhabi to the early-warning earthquake system in China and to the next-generation applications for social networking, each Technology Review issue identifies and analyzes the most important emerging technologies from around the globe. There is only one publication that provides indispensable knowledge about where technology will take us and how it affects the world around us. Simply put, it’s about staying ahead of the curve by knowing what lies immediately beyond it.

The New York Times Book Review has been one of the most influential and widely read book review publications in the industry since its first publication in 1896. Reviewers select 20-30 notable or important new titles each week, including exceptional new authors. Now, join book lovers and professionals in subscribing to the stand alone Book Review.

This digital edition of The New York Times Book Review contains all the reviews and best sellers lists from the print magazine, however, some other features may not be included. For your convenience, issues are auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle at the same time the print edition hits the newsstand.

Asimov's Science Fiction magazine has published outstanding short fantasy and science fiction by today's leading authors for over 30 years. We continue to showcase stories that are innovative, entertaining, and have won numerous Hugos and Nebula Awards. In addition to fiction, readers stay informed about SF and fantasy through a monthly editorial column, an Internet column, insightful book reviews, and thought-provoking articles about science and science fiction. Asimov's is home to many bestselling authors, including Connie Willis, Robert Silverberg, Mike Resnick, Kristine Katherine Rusch, and Stephen Baxter.

Magazine subscriptions come with a 14-day free trial.


  1. Cool. Didn't know about the subscriptions.

  2. Thanks for commenting.

    They don't have much to pick from over there yet, but I'm sure there will be more in the future!