I’ve enjoyed Eileen Gunn’s Infinite Matrix, so I was saddened to hear it was closing. Eileen has fought the good fight for a long time to keep it going, but it plainly wasn’t to be. As it prepares to join SciFiction and Lenox Avenue in the digital abyss, it seems fair to suggest that the future of the online publication of original fiction seems likely to undergo some major seachange. With new ‘zines from Jim Baen and Orson Scott Card either online, or due online in the New Year, and with podcasts and such on the rise, these are interesting times. In the meantime, a book containing the best of Infinite Matrix seems like a swell idea.