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New SF, fantasy, and horror magazines seen: 1 - 31 January

Analog Science Fiction and Fact -- Vol. 121 No. 3, March 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by George Krauter, cover design by Victoria Green.
Fiction includes a novella by Bud Sparhawk, novelettes by J. Brian Clarke and Edward M. Lerner, and short stories by Brian Stableford, Pauline Ashwell, and David Phalen. There's also a special feature by Walter G. Aiello and a science fact article by William Sims Bainbridge Ph.D. on "The Poverty of Nations". Departments include John G. Cramer's "Alternate View" column about FTL laser pulses, book reviews by Tom Easton, and Schmidt's editorial about copyright in the age of the web. (website) (Mon 22 Jan 2001)

Artemis Magazine -- Issue 4, Spring 2001, $4.95/C$5.95, 64pp, cover art by Bradley Williams.
Quarterly magazine of "science and fiction for a space-faring age", published and edited by Ian Randal Strock. This issue has science articles by Barry E. DiGregorio (interviewing Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell), Ian Randal Strock, and Amy McGovern, plus a column by Allen Steele and a special feature by Jeffrey G. Liss wondering if Martians killed our space program. Fiction is by Roxanne Hutton, G. David Nordley, and Edward M. Lerner. Also news notes, letters, book reviews, and an editorial about saving Mir. The cover of this issue says Spring 2001, while the Table of Contents says Winter 2001. (website) (Tue 30 Jan 2001)

Asimov's Science Fiction -- Vol. 25 No. 3 (whole #302) , March 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Michael Koelsch.
Fiction includes a novella by R. Garcia y Robertson, novelettes by Allen Steele, Nisi Shawl, and Lisa Goldstein, and short stories by Kage Baker and Robert Reed; there's also poetry by Linda Addison, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Timons Esaias. Departments include Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column looking back at the birth of SF's New Wave, James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column about online SF, and Norman Spinrad's review-essay about several curious examples of what's being published as "science fiction" these days. (website) (Mon 22 Jan 2001)

Dreams and Nightmares -- Issue 58, January 2001, 24pp, cover art by GAK.
Magazine of fantastic poetry, edited and published by David C. Kopaska-Merkel. This issue has poems by D.F. Lewis, Marge Simon, Bruce Boston, Tim Jones, G.O. Clark, and numerous others. (website) (Mon 22 Jan 2001)

Dreams of Decadence -- Issue 13, Spring 2001, $5, 55pp, cover art by Marianne Plumridge Eggleton.
Vampire poetry and fiction, edited by Angela Kessler. This issue has fiction by Brian Stableford, Mark Laing, Angelique de Terre, Lisa M. Bradley, and Alyson Jolly; poetry by Melissa Pool, Barbara Johnson-Hadad, C.W. Hobbs, Anne Sheldon, and others. There's a ballot for the 1st annual DNA Publications Reader Awards, with a deadline of February 15. (website) (Mon 15 Jan 2001)

Interzone -- Issue 163, January 2001, £3.00, 67pp, cover art by Roy Virgo.
Fiction by George Zebrowski, James Lovegrove, Tony Ballantyne, Paul Di Filippo, and Eric Brown. Features include interviews with Juliet McKenna and Charles de Lint, David Langford's "Ansible Link", film reviews by Nick Lowe, book reviews by Chris Gilmore and others, and an essay by Gary Westfahl considering Heinlein's early story "Ordeal in Space" and film Destination Moon as his counterpart of 2001: A Space Odyssey. (website) (Fri 19 Jan 2001)

Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts -- Vol. 11 No. 2 (whole #42) , 100pp, cover design by Nara Zitner.
Academic journal, edited by W.A. Senior. This issue has a group of short essays on "Octavia Butler as Public Intellectual"; other essays by Lillian Schanfield, Donald E. Morse, Roger E. Schlobin, and Greer Watson; and book reviews by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Arthur D. Hlavaty, Gary Westfahl, and others. (website) (Mon 22 Jan 2001)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 100 No. 2 (whole #592) , February 2001, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by James Gurney.
Cover story is Harlan Ellison's "From A to Z, in the Sarsaparilla Alphabet", a bookshop window story and abecedarian follow-up to his "Chocolate Alphabet" story from 1976. Other fiction is by Amy Sterling Casil, Michael Thomas, Harvey Jacobs, Garth Nix, M. Shayne Bell, M. Rickert, Albert E. Cowdrey, Frederic S. Durbin, and Carol Emshwiller. Departments include a farewell editorial from Edward L. Ferman (former publisher, who sold the magazine last Fall to editor Gordon Van Gelder); book reviews by Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Hand; Paul Di Filippo's "Plumage in Pegasus" story; a science article by Ben Bova on sex in space; and a Curiosities page by Don Webb. (website) (Fri 5 Jan 2001)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 100 No. 3 (whole #593) , March 2001, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Barclay Shaw.
A special single-author issue, F&SF's first in many years, featuring Lucius Shepard, with an introduction to the author by Katherine Dunn, a Shepard bibliography by Locus's own William G. Contento, and a 74-page novella by Shepard, "Eternity and Afterward". Filling out the issue is fiction by Esther M. Friesner, Robert Reed, Robert Thurston, and Michael Bishop; book reviews by Charles de Lint and Michelle West; a film review column by Shepard (on The Exorcist and Lost Souls), and a Curiosities page by Barry N. Malzberg. (website) (Tue 30 Jan 2001)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 149, Vol. 13 No. 5, January 2001, $3.50, 24pp.
The "Special Nakedly Fantastic Formats Issue" includes Michael Andre-Driussi on "Languages of the Dying Sun", Brian Stableford on a work by Sir Humphry Davy, and an interview with Guy Gavriel Kay. Reviews by Jeff VanderMeer, Paul Levinson, Matthew Appleton, etc., cover books by Iain M. Banks, Jamil Nasir, Jack L. Chalker, etc. David G. Hartwell's editorial looks back at 2000. (website) (Mon 8 Jan 2001)

Science Fiction Chronicle -- Issue 209, February 2001, $4.95/C$5.95, 59pp, cover art by Ed Emshwiller.
Hightlights of this issue include an interview with Suzette Haden Elgin, a column on e-publishing by John Gregory Betancourt, short fiction reviews by Steven Sawicki, and articles by James W. Fiscus on the Tasini copyright case and on print-on-demand. Plus the usual news, reviews, obituaries, etc. (website) (Mon 8 Jan 2001)

Science Fiction Chronicle -- Issue 210, Vol. 22 No. 3, March 2001, $3.95/C$5.75, 56pp, cover art by Tami Vaughn.
Highlights include an interview by Darrell Schweitzer of Frederik Pohl, and a new installment of Pohl's column "Pohlemics"; Steve Sawicki's short fiction reviews; an essay by Allen Steele on hard SF (excerpted from his forthcoming The Hard Stuff); and Don D'Ammassa's summary and lengthy list of the best sf/f/h novels of 2000. Plus the usual news, reviews, etc. The Letters column includes an explanation by publisher Warren Lapine for SFC's new subtitle: "SF's only professional news & trade journal". (website) (Wed 31 Jan 2001)

Talebones -- Issue 20, Fall 2000, $5/C$6, 88pp, cover art by Martina Pilcerova.
Quarterly magazine of SF and dark fantasy. This issue has fiction by Steve Beai, Eric Del Carlo, Carrie Vaughn, M. Christian, Christopher East, Catherine MacLeod, and Brian Scott Hiebert; poetry by Bruce Boston, Mark McLaughlin, and others. Departments include an interview with Amy Thomson, and numerous book (and music) reviews. (website) (Tue 9 Jan 2001)

Weird Tales -- Issue 322, Vol. 57 No. 2 (whole #322) , Winter 2000/2001, $4.95, 66pp, cover art by Alan M. Clark.
Fiction in this issue is by Tanith Lee, Lillian Csernica, Don Webb, Steven Piziks, Tim Myers, and Brian A. Hopkins (his story "Five Days in April", first published on the web and already a Nebula nominee and Stoker winner). There's verse by Darrell Schweitzer, Vivian Vande Velde, George Barr, Steve Eng, and Nick Ozment. S.T. Joshi's "The Den" reviews Ramsey Campbell, Peter Straub, and others. (website) (Wed 10 Jan 2001)

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