ED’S LET­TER

Hyper - - CONTENTS -

I'm a lit­tle drunk as I write this. I need to be. I come as the bearer of both bad and good news. The bad news is that, after 21 years in print, this is the last reg­u­lar is­sue of Hy­per that will hit stands for the forsee­able fu­ture. As of 2015 Hy­per is mov­ing to a quar­terly for­mat, with four spe­cial edi­tions due through­out the year. It has been a hard year for print, so we've made the decision to move some of Hy­per's fo­cus to dig­i­tal. This is the good news. Start­ing 2015 we will be putting much more fo­cus into on­line, with reviews, news, pre­views and other con­tent go­ing on­line, leav­ing the print mag­a­zine free for long form con­tent. Hav­ing worked on Hy­per for so many years, the mag­a­zine go­ing quar­terly rather than monthly came as some­thing of a shock to the sys­tem. I'm not at all ashamed to say I went home and had a bit of a cry after the decision was made, but ul­ti­mately I think this will be a good thing. The spe­cial edi­tions will be packed full of the in­sight­ful and en­ter­tain­ing con­tent that has be­come syn­ony­mous with the Hy­per brand, and our ex­panded on­line pres­ence will al­low us to be more timely with reviews and pre­views. Don't fear - Hy­per isn't dead. It's just chang­ing forms, like a but­ter­fly, or a Poke­mon, or maybe a Trans­former. Some­thing that changes form. You know what I mean.

En­joy the is­sue. Daniel Wilks, Slightly Drunk Trans­form­ing Thing

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