A friend told me it was coming back, but I guess I didn’t believe it. Well, it exists. The announcement this summer read “Due to an unexpected windfall, Verso magazine is able to continue! There will be no July issue, so the first of the new series will appear in November.”

And there it was in today’s mail, only 8 days into December! The new issue is all book reviews: more detailed and beautifully illustrated than any other publication I know. (Reviews by Marian Crawford, Derek Lamb, Loney himself, Noel Waite, Des Cowley, and Ian Morrison, of books from Down Under, the US, and the UK. ‘Taint cheap, though: $75AU per year, for three issues. Subscribe here.

–Bob McCamant