Black Static is the new title for the SF/fantasy semiprozine The Third Alternative, which was founded in 1994.
With the arrival of Interzone in 2005, it was felt that it was no longer necessary to publish SF and fantasy in The Third Alternative. The focus was therefore shifted to a darker side and the magazine given a new title to emphasize this shift. The magazine became Black Static, a horror magazine. The title comes from the noise found on recordings which some people interpret as the voices of ghosts.
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