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New SF, fantasy, and horror magazines seen: 8 - 27 March

Interzone -- Issue 165, March 2001, £3, 67pp, cover art by Paul Brazier.
Special John Christopher issue, guest-edited by Paul Brazier. There's a long interview with Christopher, whose real name is Sam Youd, and who's written under a variety of other pseudonyms besides Christopher; a bibliography; a reprinted Christopher story from 1966; and stories by others writers, most of whom express some Christopher connection: Simon Ings, Matt Colborn, Nigel Brown, John Whitbourn, Graham Joyce. Usual features include film reviews by Nick Lowe, TV commentary by Evelyn Lewes, David Langford's Ansible Link, and book reviews by Chris Gilmore, David Mathew, et al. (website) (Wed 14 Mar 2001)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 100 No. 5 (whole #595) , May 2001, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Jill Bauman.
Novelets by Paul Di Filippo, Richard Bowes, R. Garcia y Robertson; short stories by Kit Reed, Raymond Steiber, Robert Sheckley, Jeffrey Ford, and Thomas M. Disch. Departments include reviews by Charles de Lint (2 nonfiction books by Stephen King), and Robert K.J. Killheffer (books by Womack and Sterling); film reviews by Lucius Shepard (of Barjo, a French film based on a PKD novel, and The Sixth Day); a science column by Gregory Benford (on infinite emptiness); and a Curiosities page by Mike Ashley (on Oliver Onions). (website) (Tue 27 Mar 2001)

Nova Science Fiction -- Issue 5, $6, 63pp, cover art by Joe Fekete Jr.
Amateur fiction magazine published by Wesley Kawato, with fiction by Ellen Straw, Tom Cron, and Kawato, with a game review by Kawato. Subscriptions $24/year to Nova SF c/o Wesley Kawato, 17983 Paseo Del Sol, Chino Hills CA 91709-3947. (No website) (Thu 8 Mar 2001)

SF Chronicle -- Vol. 22 No. 4 (whole #211) , April 2001, $4.95/C$5.75, 56pp, cover art by Bradley Williams.
Features include an interview with Pat Murphy, a column on publishing by John Gregory Betancourt, short fiction reviews by Steven Sawicki, an article by Roger MacBride Allen about print-on-demand books (or 'd-books'), and a report by Elizabeth Anne Hull on the French Festival Utopia. Plus news, market listings, book reviews by Don D'Ammassa, etc. (website) (Mon 19 Mar 2001)

Terra Incognita -- Issue 6, Winter 2000/2001, $5, 64pp, cover art by David Grilla.
Fiction by Marc Brutschy, Leslie Lupien, J. Anne Helgren, Lawrence M. Schoen, Ursula Pflug, and Mark A. Mellon; verse by William John Watkins. Plus an editorial by Jan Berrien Berends, and notes about contributors. (website) (Mon 12 Mar 2001)

The Third Alternative -- Issue 26, Whole #66, ©2001, £3.25/$5, 66pp, cover art by David Ho.
Bimonthly magazine of "extraordinary new fiction, cinema, and art" edited by Andy Cox; twice winner of the British Fantasy Award for small press publication. This issue has fiction by Danith McPherson, Antony Mann, James Lovegrove, Glen Dennis, Simon Ings, and Alexander Glass. There's also an interview with Lovegrove; columns by Allen Ashley and Christopher Fowler; a profile of filmmaker Michael Powell (The Red Shoes; whose cinematographer Jack Cardiff just won a special Oscar); and numerous short reviews and interviews. TTA is receiving broader distribution in North America; check the website for subscription info. (website) (Wed 14 Mar 2001)

Previously in March

Aboriginal Science Fiction -- Issue 65, Spring 2001, $5.95/C$6.95, 67pp, cover art by Jeff Rossman.
Stories in this issue are by Peter Friend, Wil McCarthy, E.H. Wong, Denise Lopes Heald, Debbie Stitt Baker, and Anthony R. Lewis. There are book reviews by Mark L. Olson and Darrell Schweitzer (on writers with agendas). Robert A. Metzger's science column is on "extreme futures", and Marvin Kaye reveals in his film column that if he and the other World Fantasy Award judges had named a winner in a film category, it would have gone to The Sixth Sense. (website) (Wed 7 Mar 2001)

The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America -- Issue 149, Vol. 34 No. 4, Spring 2001, $4.95, 48pp, cover art by Thea Hardy.
Highlights include a long interview of Patrick Nielsen Hayden by Darrell Schweitzer, a Resnick/Malzberg dialogue on awards, Harry Harrison about leaving the US to live abroad, and Robert A. Metzger on how to build a scientist. Other columns and features are by Peter J. Heck, Laura Resnick, Walter Jon Williams, Paul Levinson, Michael Cassutt, Glenn Hauman, Steve Carper, Brenda Clough & A.C. Crispin, Derryl Murphy, and Randy Dannenfelser. (website) (Mon 5 Mar 2001)

Fantastic Stories of the Imagination -- Whole #21, Spring 2001, $4.95, 64pp, cover art by Dominic Emile Harman.
Fiction is by Daniel J. Maines, James S. Dorr, S.C. Bryce, Edo van Belkom, Edward J. McFadden III, and Paul Di Filippo -- the last with a novella, "Karuna, Inc." There's also poetry by G.O. Clark, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, and Timons Esaias; book reviews by Steve Sawicki; and a report on the filming of The Lord of the Rings by Ed McFadden. (website) (Mon 5 Mar 2001)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 151, Vol. 13 No. 7, March 2001, $3.50, 24pp.
Special ICFA 2001 Issue, with an editorial by David G. Hartwell looking forward to this year's International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, taking place later this month (March) in Ft. Lauderdale. Zoran Zivkovic concludes his lengthy analysis of Arthur C. Clarke's "A Meeting with Medusa"; James Morrow surveys the moral universe of Michael Bishop; books by John Crowley, Ursula K. Le Guin, Joe Haldeman, and others are reviewed by Graham Sleight, Walter Minkel, David Mead, etc. (website) (Thu 1 Mar 2001)

On Spec -- Vol. 12 No. 4 (whole #43) , Winter 2000, C$5.95, 112pp, cover art by Robert Pasternak.
Stories in this issue are by Scott Mackay, E.L. Chen, Phil "The Mallett" Voyd, Michael Vance, David William McKay, Thomas Claburn, D. Peter MacLeod, Terry Hayman, Melinda Hsu, Mary Soon Lee, and Catherine MacLeod, the last with three entries in her "Alphabetia" series of vignettes. (website) (Sat 3 Mar 2001)

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