Bridget McKenna and Marti McKenna published fourteen issues of Aeon, an e-book magazine, between 2004 and 2008. This print version of the last issue is being released concurrently with the e-book version, and features 20 stories by exciting, up-and-coming writers in the SF genre.
This is the end of an Aeon.
Cover art by Jeff Sturgeon
"Aeon probably nurtured the most eclectic group of writers and stories anywhere. During the four years of the magazine’s run, the McKennas produced a fine publication which offered stories by Big Names, Up-and-Comers, and New Discoveries. It’s great to see the last of Aeon collected and published — a completeness and summation long overdue, but never too late." —Howard V. Hendrix, author of The Labyrinth Key
"End of an Aeon is a wonderful collection by some of today's most outstanding short story authors. It's like finding an old friend you haven't seen in years. I'll miss this magazine. Seeing End of an Aeon coming to publication is a bittersweet moment. You’ll love the stories inside, don't get me wrong. The McKenna's have a way of picking winners. I’m just sad that this marks the end of another fantastic magazine." —J.A. Pitts, author of Black Blade Blues
"I don’t read ebooks so I never saw an issue of Aeon magazine, which only appeared in electronic form. Having recently ceased publication, the editors have put together a final volume to appear in traditional book form. There are twenty stories here, all quite short, and I assume most of the authors were previously published in the electronic version so this should be typical. The best of the contributions are by Lavie Tidhar, Jeff Crook, and Greg Beatty, although there really aren’t any bad stories. ... Worth looking for." —Critical Mass