SFX is the world's number one sci-fi, fantasy and horror magazine.

Covering all areas of science fiction and fantasy across television, movies, books, comics, games, events and collectables. Every month, SFX delivers sci-fi news, features, reviews, exclusive Q&As, behind-the-scenes stories, star profiles and analysis of TV shows.

Join the club and get your fix of science fiction, fantasy and horror on your iPad and iPhone!

****Note: This digital edition does not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies****


The terms of subscription are 1 month and 1 year and your subscription will start with the latest available issue.

Individual issues are priced at:
Single issue £2.99 / $4.99 / €4.49

With subscription prices at:
1 month £2.49/ $2.99/ €2.99
1 year £27.99 / $36.99 / €36.99

• Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Your subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current subscription period
• You will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period, for the same duration and at the current subscription rate for that product
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Account Settings after purchase
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period.  This does not affect your statutory rights
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription
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What's New

Version 4.9.5

• Bookmarking bug fix. Some users have reported saving bookmarks are not being stored. If the update doesn't address the problem please get in touch.
• Other minor tweaks to improve the app.

Don’t forget that new subscribers can get the latest issue FREE with our introductory trial subscription offer!

Customer Reviews

Efficient and effective for an app.


A must have app for the magazines in the library.



I've only bought two SFX magazines with this app but both times I tried to buy an issue, it gives an error two or three times before it finally gives in and downloads the magazine. And this second time, it immediately deleted the issue before I could even open it for 'memory' reasons. I have plenty of memory (well over 7 GB) available and I have practically nothing running in the background. How big is this magazine, anyway? It appears to have also deleted, without my knowledge or consent, the first issue I bought and it doesn't look like it will be able to restore it (it says that I only have one issue able to be restored so one issue is in the wind. It better not be the new one).

For the one issue I was able to actually read, the magazine is very good but having to magnify and move the screen around all the time to actually read it made me seasick. I'm not impressed with the app so far but hopefully they can fix it. They have two strikes so far as I'm concerned.

Good mag, ok app


I like the content of the magazine. The app itself is mediocre. The issue I read seems to be nothing more than a series of scans turned into .pdfs collated into a magazine. This is an opportunity to take the concept of the magazine to the next level, and most publishers are swinging and missing on this. The price isn't too bad considering how expensive sci-fi mags can be in dead-tree format. *** People! Do not give the app a one-star rating simply because the issues are not free. It's a magazine published by a real company, not some fly-by-night outfit. Rant over. ***


Future Publishing Ltd.
60.7 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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In-App Purchases
  1. SFX Subscriptions $2.99
  2. SFX Subscriptions $36.99
  3. SFX Subscriptions $11.99


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