Electric Velocipede

Electric Velocipede
EditorJohn Klima
FounderJohn Klima
Year founded2001
Final issue2013
CompanySpilt Milk Press
CountryUnited States
Based inwww.electricvelocipede.com

Electric Velocipede was a small press speculative fiction fan magazine edited by John Klima. Published from 2001 to 2013, Electric Velocipede won the Hugo Award for Best Fanzine in 2009.


In 2000 editor John Klima was inspired to create a magazine by editor Gavin Grant during a panel at Readercon. The first issue made its debut at the 2001 SFWA Writers/Editors Banquet. At that point Klima began selling single issues and subscriptions.

Klima was able to publish two issues a year and gained the ability to pay contributors with issue #10 in 2006. That same year, under the aegis of his independent publishing company Spilt Milk Press, Klima published chapbooks by Electric Velocipede authors. These included The Sense of Falling by Ezra Pines, An Alternate History of the 21st Century by William Shunn, and Psychological Methods to Sell Must Be Destroyed by Robert Freeman Wexler.

The first 16 issues of Electric Velocipede were produced and published solely by Klima. In 2008 he announced a partnership with independent publisher Night Shade Books to publish and distribute the zine. Klima and Night Shade Books dissolved their partnership at the end of 2010 and Klima now handles the magazine independently. In 2012 the magazine ceased publishing printed issues and went online with issue 23. The magazine closed completely in 2013.[1]

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