One of Northern Ireland's most influential magazines, which gave an alternative outlet away from the mainstream media to politicians and activists here throughout the Troubles, is being revived eight years after it disappeared from the shelves.
But the editorial team behind Fortnight, which more often than not belied its title by coming out on a monthly basis, have insisted the special edition, which has been timed to mark the 50th anniversary of the magazine's first appearance in 1970, won't be a journey into the past, but rather a platform to look ahead to the future.
The brainchild of the first publication, Tom Hadden, has also been the driving force behind Issue 479 and he has gathered together an impressive cast list of writers and analysts, who he says are addressing the new economic, political and constitutional uncertainties.
But if you press him hard enough about Fortnight's history, Hadden, who was an academic lawyer back in the day, will regale you with anecdotes of David Trimble writing anonymously for the magazine; of publishers refusing to print it because of its forthright views on internment and of Ian Paisley standing almost alone among politicians in wanting to have absolutely nothing to do with the publication.
Hadden, who's originally from Portadown, says it was on his return from England at the start of the Troubles that he wondered what he could do to progress dialogue in Northern Ireland.
"At the start, I got in touch with a lot of my contacts to ask them if they would write for a new magazine about politics, culture and the arts and I was pleased that many people agreed to do so usually without a fee. Initially, the magazine was printed in Lurgan, but the firm we used threw us out because in 1971 we said that internment was a really bad idea."
The ever-resourceful Hadden was not to be silenced. He and his colleague Martyn Turner, the artist who designed many of the Fortnight covers, bought a printing machine and a plate-maker and for almost four years brought the magazine out themselves, working from an attic in James Street South in the centre of Belfast before a bomb outside again threatened to put them out of business. "However, we bought our own premises in Lower Crescent for a song and we stayed there for the next 30 years," says Hadden, who was the first of a series of editors like Andy Pollak, Robin Wilson, Malachi O'Doherty and Canadian Leslie Van Slyke who were all given free rein to bring their own individual stamps to the magazine.
Pollak, who was freelancing for the Irish Times in Belfast, was the editor for four years in the 1980s.
"Fortnight gave me the opportunity to publish stuff the more risk-averse Irish Times wouldn't," says Pollak. "I loved that little bit of extra freedom. It was one of the most enjoyable periods of my journalistic career - and I wasn't paid a red cent for it."
In the revived Fortnight, Pollak cites one example of a story that he was able to dig into deeper involving the Kincora scandal.
He writes: "The spring 1982 issue contained hitherto unreported information about William McGrath, the housefather at the Kincora boys' home in east Belfast, who had been convicted of raping and grossly abusing boys in his care, who was close to Ian Paisley and other senior political and military figures and who headed his own small, very strange loyalist paramilitary grouping, Tara."
Hadden says Fortnight's sales were never massive and times were invariably hard.
"We were selling between two and three thousand copies, which was more than similar magazines like the Spectator and the New Statesman. But, in reality, we were struggling along on a shoestring."
Hadden says that, from the outset, the aim of Fortnight was clear: "We were trying to assist the two communities here to agree some sort of compromise that would allow us to get on with our lives and allow the peace process to proceed.
"Quite a lot of the 'really heavy' stuff was by me and Kevin Boyle (the late human rights lawyer). We worked together over the years to persuade the two governments that they needed to get their act together to join in managing a difficult place like Northern Ireland."
Down the years, major political figures throughout Ireland and in embassies across the world not only read the magazine, but also contributed to it.
Says Hadden: "There was something - and there still is - about the Fortnight image and tradition.
"People from both sides - from all sides - wanted to have a place where they could write sensible things, though whether anybody listened is quite another matter."
Hadden, who never severed his links with the magazine, looks back with pride on the 40-odd years of Fortnight's contribution to the Northern Irish debate and he remembers editing one of the first contributions by Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams.
"I rewrote it and sent it back to him for his approval and he was pleased," says Hadden, who worked alongside the future Ulster Unionist leader David Trimble in the law department at Queen's.
"He was one of a number of people who wrote under the pseudonym of Calvin McNee, whose Christian name was later changed to Columbanus. David was quite happy to write anonymously for a number of years."
John Hume also wrote for Fortnight, but Ian Paisley always said "no".
Hadden says the "suspension" (as he calls of it) of Fortnight in 2012 was partly attributable to his reluctance to embrace the digital era.
"I was wrong to resist the change," Hadden admits. "Everything here was settling down a bit, it was more peaceful and there wasn't quite as much need for a magazine like ours.
"But in today's Ireland, with all the uncertainty around us over calls for unity on the island, there is definitely scope for another Fortnight."
The first issue of the "new" Fortnight will be available later this month online and in printed form from the No Alibis bookshop in Belfast and Hadden hopes that fresh and younger voices will take the magazine forward.
His sentiments are endorsed by Belfast-born playwright Anne Devlin, who is Fortnight's literary editor.
Her passion for the magazine and its heritage is unbridled, especially as Fortnight published the work of so many contemporary Irish poets like Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, Michael Longley, Tom Paulin, John Montague, John Hewitt and Paul Muldoon.
Devlin recalls: "I was in Germany for 30 years, but I had Fortnight on subscription. If you wanted to know what was going on, Fortnight was the place to look. So, when Tom Hadden approached me with the idea of helping with the Fortnight revival, I was only too happy to get on board."
Devlin says that she, like Hadden, hopes that there's more life in Fortnight, but cautions: "We need to hand the baton to younger people, but the great thing is that they are out there. They have also grown up in the digital age and they are the ones who will have to take on the issues and the movements of today."
Fortnight Issue 479 will be available online and in printed form from No Alibis bookstore, Botanic Avenue, Belfast later this month