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Descent subscription posted to a UK address
One year: six issues
Two years: twelve issues
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Descent subscription to the UK
Descent subscriptions may be taken out for one or two years. Six issues are produced per year with varying pagination, either 40 pages (the standard) or 48 pages (our bonus page editions). Publication is normally on the first Saturday of alternate months: February, April, June, August, October and December.
If you are ordering a new subscription close to the publication date of a new issue (usually this means within the preceding week), please make plain which issue you wish to start with. During this period 'current issue' may be read as the outgoing issue (which is not officially replaced until publication day on the Saturday), or as the new incoming issue (which is normally available early).
You may add a note concerning your subscription during checkout, for example if you wish to start with a different issue to those listed in the available options or if you would like the first issue of a gift subscription sent to you so that you can hand it over in person. These and other Frequently Asked Questions about subscriptions are covered in our FAQ list, if you require further information.
If you require more than one subscription, please order these separately to avoid potential confusion in supplying to multiple addresses. There is no difficulty in combining subscription orders with orders for other products. If you are giving a present, you might wish to print a 'you have a present' gift card from a file (or look in the Gifts tab above) we provide for the purpose.
NOTE: If you increase the number of subscriptions to two or more (using 'Quantity'), the software will show an error in the shopping basket during checkout and you will not be able to place an order. Please reduce the number of subscriptions to one and return to place a second order if more are required.
- 40 or 48
- Publication date:
- First Saturday of alternate months: Feb, April, June, Aug, Oct, Dec
Giving a gift
If this subscription is a gift for a birthday or Christmas (or just because you feel like it), you won't have a physical copy of Descent to hand over. Instead, you might wish to print off a 'you have a gift subscription' file for one or two years subs, linked below. Clicking the link will open a large file; right click to save it to your own computer, then print it off. This will produce an A5 colour print.
If stock is available for all post destinations, selecting any set of options will allow you to place your order immediately.
If stock is limited, for example with a single copy of a second-hand book, it will be assigned to UK stock. If you require posting to an address outside the UK, selecting your options may not allow an order to be placed, even though stock is available. If this is the case, please contact us to enable the options you require.
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