Japanese publisher Hayakawa Shobo's official Twitter announced on December 18 that it has already decided to reprint the next February 2019 issue of its science fiction magazine S-F Magazine featuring "Yuri/Girls' Love" as its main theme before its release on December 25 due to massive pre-orders that surpassed its expectations.
The publisher prepared the largest number of copies in 2018 for the issue, but it was far from enough. Its online store has posted an urgent notice: "The shipment of the issue may be delayed due to a rush of orders."
Japan's longest-running science fiction magazine was established in 1960, and it is the second time in its 59-year history to reprint its issue before release since its August 2011 issue that featured the most popular vocaloid character Hatsune Miku.
The magazine's February 2019 issue includes yuri-themed science fiction short stories by Iori Miyazawa,
Kisetsu Morita, Gengen Kusano, Ren Hanna, a one-shot manga by Tetsuya Imai, interviews with the Editor
in Chief of Ichijinsha's yuri-themed monthly manga magazine Comic Yuri Hime and novel writer Ryoue
Tsukimura (TV anime Noir creator), and "Yuri SF Guide 2018" by various writers/critics.
【速報】— 早川書房公式 (@Hayakawashobo) 2018年12月18日
12/25発売◇2018年に花束を。SFマガジン「百合特集」内容紹介｜Hayakawa Books & Magazines（β）https://t.co/PVNxoFLsE0
Cover of the issue: illustration by Yuko Shiraishi (Project Itoh's Harmony novel cover)