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New SF, fantasy, and horror magazines seen: 23 - 28 February

Analog Science Fiction and Fact -- Vol. 121 No. 4, April 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by David Egge, cover design by Victoria Green.
The issue contains a novella by Brenda W. Clough, novelettes by Pete D. Manison, Ernest Hogan, and Rob Chilson, and short stories by James Van Pelt and Brian C. Coad. The science fact article by Richard A. Lovett is about "how Mt. St. Helens blasted conventional scientific wisdom". Departments include Jay Kay Klein's Biolog on James Van Pelt, Jeffery D. Kooistra's Alternate View column (an odd and ends installment, on topics including Harry Potter and psychic premonitions), book reviews, letters from Jack McDevitt, Sam Boone, and others; and Stanley Schmidt's editorial on SF and religion. (website) (Fri 23 Feb 2001)

Asimov's Science Fiction -- Vol. 25 No. 4 (whole #303) , April 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Don Dixon.
Robert Silverberg concludes his "Reflections" on SF's New Wave of the 1960s, considering the early careers of Delany, Zelazny, and Ellison, and the movement's abrupt end. Fiction this issue includes novelettes by Laura J. Mixon, Elisabeth Malatre, Brian Stableford, and Nancy Kress, and short stories by Joseph Manzione and S.N. Dyer. Poetry is by Tim Pratt, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Mary A. Turzillo. Peter Heck provides the book reviews; both Heck and Easton (in Analog) review Le Guin's The Telling this month. (website) (Fri 23 Feb 2001)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 100 No. 4 (whole #594) , April 2001, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Michael Garland.
Geoff Ryman, Nancy Etchemendy, and Lucy Sussex contribute novelets to this issue; Michael Nethercott, Carrie Richerson, Albert E. Cowdrey, July Lewis, Robert Reed, Alex Irvine, and Michael Cadnum short stories. Reviews are by Charles de Lint (on Philip Pullman and others), James Sallis (on 2 volumes of Theodore Sturgeon's stories), and Kathi Maio (on the films of M. Night Shyamalan). Other Departments includes Gregory Benford's science column (presumably one of his last) on how various mainstream and genre writers have dealt with infinity; and a Curiosities page by Paul Di Filippo about a book by Robert Shirley. (website) (Fri 23 Feb 2001)

Previously in February

Absolute Magnitude -- Issue 15, Spring 2001, $4.95/C$5.95, 64pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton.
Hard SF quarterly, edited by Warren Lapine. Fiction by Michael Burstein, Chris Bunch, Matthew S. Rotundo, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Steve Sawicki. Features include Allen Steele's "Primary Ignition" column (on "Cognitive Dissonance in Las Vegas"), book reviews by Mike Jones and others, letters, and an editorial by Lapine about the media's conservative bias in covering the US presidential election. (website) (Thu 1 Feb 2001)

Indigenous Fiction -- Issue 7, Feb 2001, $6, 76pp, cover art by Tiana Tampico.
"Wondrously weird & offbeat" fiction, edited by Sherry Decker and published 2-3 times annually in Redmond, WA. This issue has fiction by Brian Ames, Justin Stanchfield, A. Del Vento, Richie Swanson, Jo Nelson, Nina DeGraff, Tammy Kaiser, Forrest Aguirre, and Gerard Houarner. There are also book and small-press magazine reviews by Michael McCarty, and an editorial by Decker announcing a 'genre-only' writing contest. (website) (Sat 17 Feb 2001)

Interzone -- Issue 164, February 2001, £3.00, 67pp, cover art by Dominic Harman.
Stories by Richard Calder, Stephen Baxter, Ruaridh Pringle, Alexander Glass, and Stephen Dedman. Baxter is interviewed by Nick Gevers. Other features include David Langford's Ansible Link, film reviews by Nick Lowe, book reviews by Paul McAuley and others, and a Gary Westfahl essay about "Talking to Aliens" (as in the Apollo 11 and Pioneer 10 plaques). (website) (Mon 12 Feb 2001)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 150, Vol. 13 No. 6, February 2001, $3.50, 24pp.
"Special Alien Dimensions Issue", with part 1 of a Zoran Zivkovic essay on Arthur C. Clarke, an essay by Mario Milosevic on writing a Flatland story, and an essay by Henry Wessells on SF approaches to bicycles. Plus, reviews by Pascal J. Thomas, Mark Wingenfeld, Joe Sutliff Sanders, Jeff VanderMeer, etc., of books by Gardner Dozois, Andy Duncan, Ramsey Campbell, etc. David G. Hartwell's editorial describes the frustration of surfing the web, and offers some pointed advice on what writers' websites should contain: biographies, facts, bibliographies. (website) (Mon 12 Feb 2001)

Realms of Fantasy -- Vol. 7 No. 3, February 2001, $3.99/C$5.99, 74pp, cover art by Luis Royo.
Fiction by Richard Parks, Kate Riedel, Tanith Lee, M. Shayne Bell, James Van Pelt. Departments include Marty Baumann's survey of films made from Stephen King novels, book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Di Filippo, Heinz Fenkl's Folkroots column about Aboriginal art, Karen Haber's Gallery of art of Terese Nielsen, game reviews by Eric T. Baker, and reader letters reacting to the saucy October '00 cover art. Note that RoF is no longer available at Borders or Barnes & Noble outlets, at least not in Locus Online's area. (No website, but some RoF stories are reproduced on the SciFiNow website) (Sat 10 Feb 2001)

Realms of Fantasy -- Vol. 7 No. 4, April 2001, $3.99/C$5.99, 82pp, cover art by Doug Beekman.
After the apparent distribution glitch with the February issue, the April issue is out in the usual places with sharp new cover typography and interior design. Fiction is by Kevin J. Anderson, Rob Vagle, Juliet Marillier, Susan J. Kroupa, Milbre Burch, and Andy Duncan. Departments include game reviews by Eric T. Baker, TV reviews by Resa Nelson, book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Di Filippo, and 2 pieces by Terri Windling: a Folkroots column about the English Golden Age of fairy art and literature, and a Gallery of Victorian fairy painting. (No website, but some RoF content is available at SciFiNow) (Tue 13 Feb 2001)

Star*Line -- Issue 24.2, Mar./Apr. 2001, $3, 20pp, cover art by Allen Koszowski.
Bimonthly journal of the SF Poetry Association, edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel. This issue has poetry by Mike Allen, W. Gregory Stewart, John Grey, Bruce Boston & Marge Ballif Simon, etc.; plus a report by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe on the International Festival of Meteor Poetry and Art (!) last September in Romania, and small press reviews by the editor and by Steve Sneyd. (website) (Mon 12 Feb 2001)

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