Interzone 242 and Black Static 30 Delayed
It's been a frustrating morning. But here's where we are now:
We did finally hear from the printer of IZ242, though no progress was made. They'd been checking through the copies picked up from here, found way too many (in our opinion) of the *very badly* affected copies. They are still waiting for the distributor copies to arrive. So we were facing further delays and the return of copies that had been flicked through twice and which were far from perfect to begin with, some of which had already been bagged for delivery and then unbagged, as well as boxed and unboxed a few times.
So we told them to "cancel" the job (we expect we'll still be billed) and have now sent the print files to a different printer. The earliest they can deliver the finished job is next Tuesday, which isn't bad all things considered. But obviously it'll be another couple of weeks before copies begin to arrive with subscribers or in shops. Sorry about that.
Even though we're still waiting for the arrival of Black Static 30, retail copies and overseas copies of that can be forwarded a bit sooner, but the UK subscriber copies will have to wait for IZ242. Sorry about that too.
More updates as and when we have them. Thanks again for your patience!
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