Presto News

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Presto News was the fanzine edited by Matt Gullam, proprietor of Presto PD and also known as Akira. It focused on PD software but also had strong CPC news and gossip coverage. A5 in format and heavily influenced by Artificial Intelligence, it too was produced using PowerPage.

Matt eventually decided to move the fanzine to disc, to be called Grace Under Pressure after a song by his favourite band, Rush. Code was to be written by the Bitmap Vandals.

Grace Under Pressure was never released. Instead, the fanzine changed its name again, to Better Than Life, a reference to the Red Dwarf TV comedy. ChaRleyTroniC and Hangman joined as co-editors and the new fanzine enjoyed notoriety for its four issues.