Greetings from beyond the paywall! We have been posting new content monthly on our Patreon Archive Feed – scans of vintage Locus and older audio clips from author interviews and more – and wanted to share a little of what that looks like.
In addition to all the benefits of lower tiers, including a digital subscription and other perks, patrons pledging $15+ monthly have access to the Archive content (AKA the Secret History Feed). This includes monthly back issue posts, author interview audio clips, and complete access to the archive of past posts full of unique SF artifacts and ephemera like this one from Octavia E. Butler.
Please check out the Locus Patreon Page and consider becoming a patron, to see more great content like this and to support the magazine as we continue our shift to the donor support model.
From the post:
That’s a Scream, Isn’t It? Postcard from Octavia E. Butler
As a thank you for supporting our Patreon, we’d like to share a little piece of science fiction history with you.
We used to receive letters to the editor on 3.5″ index cards (postcards cost less in postage and index cards are cheap!). Over the decades, we saw hundreds of these index cards from editors, fans, and authors, and one of our favorites is this one from Octavia E. Butler.
The bits and pieces like these that make up science fiction history are rarely shown to the world at large. We have a large archive of such letters, stories, photos, and interviews. With your patronage, Locus can continue to archive and share them with our community.
The Locus team