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Published on January 9, 2024

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We have some big news.

Tor Publishing Group announced today that will become Reactor ( on January 23, 2024, coinciding with the launch of a completely redesigned website.

Since its founding in 2008, has become a leader in coverage of science fiction and fantasy books and popular culture, with over 3 million visits per month. As an online magazine, has won countless awards and has been the Locus Award winner for Best Magazine for 7 years running. In addition to its coverage of all things SFF, the site is also home to an award-winning short fiction program, which has published works by Seanan McGuire, E. Lily Yu, N.K. Jemisin, and scores of first-time authors, and which have gone on to win several Hugo Awards, Nebula Awards, and World Fantasy Awards.

The site has been publisher agnostic since its founding, and the new name will reflect its independence from Tor Publishing Group. The short fiction program will continue under the Reactor name, and in addition to the daily commentary on science fiction, fantasy, and related subjects that readers have come to expect, the site will also now cover all aspects of genre, including horror, romance and and more, from a wide range of writers from all corners of the genre world, creating a true pop culture destination. 

Devi Pillai, President and Publisher of Tor Publishing Group, remarked, “I am very excited to introduce Reactor to the world! We have always been the place to come to for science fiction and fantasy—but with a new name, a new design, we are going to have a magazine that will be more of a pop culture hub for people who love genre of all types. We want to expand the audience and the community that has built over the past 15 years.”

Chris Lough, Director of (Reactor), enthused, “Oh, how we have waited for this day. For the past 15 years we have published discerning yet joyful works of media criticism, along with award-winning short fiction and art. Now, starting in 2024, the look and functionality of our magazine’s website will finally match the maturity of our contributors and the needs of our community.”

Reactor can be found across social media, including Instagram (@reactorSFF), Threads (@reactorSFF), X (@reactormag), BlueSky (, and Facebook (Reactor Magazine).

Update: We’ve gathered your most frequently asked questions about the change and answered some here.

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