The latest issue of The Primgraph magazine is here!
Well, we have sailed the seas with pirates, we have soared above both land and sea in airships, and now, in Issue 13, with a very exciting edition to our roster of writers, we plunge beneath the waves to encounter mermaids and sundry strange craft that lurk in the deep blue.
First our exciting news: Jess Nevins, the author of the seminal Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana, and well known for his Concordances to the works of Alan Moore (especially The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) and other comic books, joins The Primgraph team to share with us his love of pulp fiction. This issue he explores tales of underwater craft in America, Europe, India and Japan in a fascinating article on The Super-Submarine in Fiction after Verne.
In addition, Beq Janus looks at the development of underwater craft in history - and some fantastical creatures too - in her article From Kraken to Conning Tower. Miss Jed Dagger looks at the ways in which you might take to the water and participate in sea battles yourself with the latest developments in underwater craft. And Miss Ceejay Writer took to the deeps to bring you The Steamland Spotter's Guide to Mermaids. Do some of those mermaids look familiar? Could they be on the staff of The Primgraph? Perish the thought! And if you should encounter a mermaid? Miss Annechen Lowey is, as ever, on hand to advise us as to the correct ettiquette to employ!
Miss Ceejay Writer explores our chosen stretch of water - The Vernian Sea (and its Deeps) in New Babbage, while Mr Linus Lacombe ventures farther afield in search of some spectacular underwater architecture. Miss Beq Janus discovers what the wonderful troupe of Belly Up Mermaids Dancers have been up to since we last encountered them performing over a year ago.
There is another exciting installment of The Quest for the Golden Prim - will our academics manage to escape a charge of murder? And will Nan escape the clutches of the dastardly pirates? Read the new episode to find out!
Her Grace the Duchess of Carntaigh, Gabrielle Riel, provides wise and timely fashion advice for those wishing to find elegant gowns that salute the wonders of the deep.
There’s another Lost Chapter for you to enjoy, by Miss Eloisa Denimore, whose diligent researches have uncovered an earlier version of Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island, where instead of Ben Gunn, young Jim Hawkins makes a very unexpected discovery!
We learn more about the quest for the Crimson Pirates as carried out by an intrepid team from The Primgraph. In addition, we say our farewells to the classic serial, The Mysteries of London and bring you news from around the Steamlands and other vintage sims.
We also welcome another new member to our team - Miss Bellaluna Galaxy, whom we all are pleased to have on our sales staff!
So, with no shortage of fascinating articles and beautiful illustrations supplied by our brilliantly talented team of photographers, we welcome you to this thirteenth issue of The Primgraph.
How do I get my copy of The Primgraph?
Well, there are various ways to get The Primgraph!
Best of all, you can join our Subscribe-o-Matic group, which will deliver the magazine to you automatically when it is published. The Subscribe-o-Matic kiosks are located in historical and steampunk sims across Second Life (for example, you’ll find ones at all the Caledon infohubs). And if you can’t find one in your favourite sim, why not ask the owner to install one?
It is also available through SLMarkpetplace (just search on the site for The Primgraph). This will deliver you a copy in the form of a Thinc book that you can rez and read inworld.
But if you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices too. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 13 here – and please do leave a comment!
But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also obtain a standard pdf for downloading and printing.
So, really, you have no excuse for not reading The Primgraph. In fact, why aren’t you reading it now?