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New SF, fantasy, and horror magazines seen in April

Asimov's Science Fiction -- Vol. 25 No. 5 (whole #304), May 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Dominic Harman.
Fiction consists of a novella by Eleanor Arnason (a new Lydia Duluth story); novelettes by Robert Reed and Brian Stableford; short stories by Megan Lindholm, Daniel Abraham, John Alfred Taylor, and David Marusek (an 'outtake' from "The Wedding Album"). Plus, poetry by William John Watkins and PMF Johnson. Departments include Robert Silverbergs reflections on the passing of L. Sprague de Camp, James Patrick Kelly's survey of webzines, and Paul Di Filippo's eclectic book reviews. (website) (Fri 30 Mar 2001)

The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America -- Issue 150, Summer 2001, $4.95, 64pp, cover art by George Barr.
This annual Nebula Awards issue has, as is traditional, comments from all this year's nominees about their nominated works; plus, tributes to Grand Master Philip José Farmer by Harlan Ellison and Gary K. Wolfe, and a reprinted/updated interview of Farmer by Darrell Schweitzer. There are also tributes to the late Gordon R. Dickson; columns by Michael Cassutt, Harry Harrison, Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg, Laura Resnick, Robert Metzger, and Glenn Hauman; market reports; etc. (website) (Fri 27 Apr 2001)

Dreams of Decadence -- Issue 14, Summer 2001, $5, 40pp, cover art by Marianne Plumridge-Eggleton.
Vampire Poetry & Fiction, edited by Angela Kessler. Stories by Katherine Harbour, Colleen Anderson, Patrick Thomas, Krista Jones; poetry by Kendall Evans, Ann K. Schwader, Jennifer Crow, etc.; and music reviews by Angela Kessler. (website) (Mon 16 Apr 2001)

Interzone -- Issue 166, April 2001, £3.00, 67pp, cover art by Dominic Harman.
Fiction is by Richard Calder (latest in his "Lord Soho" sequence), Ian Watson, Ashok Banker (a "much-published" writer in his native India, according to editor Pringle, he's had at least one previous US/UK story, in the Autumn 2000 Artemis), Roy Gray, and Cherith Baldry. Features includes an interview of John Clute by Nick Gevers; a Gary Westfahl essay on why he doesn't make lists; David Langford's "Ansible Link"; film reviews by Nick Lowe; and book reviews by McAuley, Arden, Williams, Mathew, and Robins. (website) (Mon 9 Apr 2001)

The Leading Edge -- Issue 41, April 2001, $4.95, 244pp, cover art by James C. Christensen.
Big fat double-sized 20th anniversary issue of this semi-prozine published at Brigham Young University in Utah, with contributions from early-motivators Orson Scott Card, M. Shayne Bell, and Dave Wolverton (the Card story "Waterbaby", however, was first posted last year on GalaxyOnline). Other fiction includes a novella "The Inclusion" by Mark T. Skarstedt, and stories by Michael Carr, Scott R. Parkin, Corinne Cullen Hawkins, Joseph R. Quinlan, Catherine Rosenbalm Adams, and Kari Jo Spear. Other material includes an article about what SF really is, by Marion K. "Doc" Smith; an interview with James Christensen; poetry; and reviews. (website) (Wed 25 Apr 2001)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 100 No. 6 (whole #596) , June 2001, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Ron Walotsky.
This issue has a novella, "The Diamond Pit", by Jack Dann; novelets by Yoon Ha Lee and Allen Steele ("Tom Swift and His Humongous Mechanical Dude"); short stories by Albert E. Cowdrey and Robert Thurston ("The World's Light Heavyweight Champion in Nineteen Twenty-Something"). Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Hand (of novels by Terry Bisson and Jonathan Carroll); Paul Di Filippo's "Plumage from Pegasus"; and a "Curiosities" page by Gavin J. Grant about a book by Naomi Mitchison. (website) (Fri 27 Apr 2001)

The Magazine Of Speculative Poetry -- Vol. 5 No. 1 (whole #17), Spring 2001, $5, 29pp, cover art by Mark Rich.
This issue has poetry by Sandra J. Lindow, Timons Esaias, Ann K. Schwader, Mary Soon Lee, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, and numerous others; plus an editorial by Roger Dutcher about whether there's a resurgence of interest in poetry in recent years, and a list of publications received. Subscriptions $19/four issues, to MSP, PO box 564, Beloit WI 53512. (No website) (Mon 9 Apr 2001)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 152, Vol. 1 No. 8, April 2001.
This "Special Cult Status Issue" features long essays by Josh Lukin, on Philip K. Dick's Humpty Dumpty in Oakland, and Lee Weinstein, on Kirk Allen. Among reviews are two of Ellen Datlow's Vanishing Acts. Staffer and librarian Walter Minkel editorializes about China Miéville vs. David Eddings, and considers books to recommend to Harry Potter fans. (website) (Thu 12 Apr 2001)

Realms of Fantasy -- Vol. 7 No. 5, June 2001, $3.99/C$5.99, 82pp, cover art by Scott Grimando.
Fiction is by Kage Baker, Richard Parks, Bruce Glassco, Franklin Thatcher, Donna Farley, and Jonathan L. Howard. Departments include Heinz Insu Fenkl's "Folkroots" column, asking why Americans say "Hello"; movie reviews by Resa Nelson (of The Mummy Returns); book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Di Filippo; game reviews by Eric T. Baker; and Karen Haber's Gallery of art by Janny Wurts. (No website) (Fri 6 Apr 2001)

Science Fiction Chronicle -- Issue 212, May 2001, $4.95, 64pp, cover art by Ed Emshwiller.
SF's Only Professional News & Trade Journal [which presumably indicates it won't be eligible for the Semi-prozine Hugo next year] includes new or resumed columns by Marvin Kaye and Richard E. Geis (!), an Allen Steele column that has migrated from Absolute Magnitude, short fiction reviews by Steve Sawicki, an inteview with B.A. Chepaitis, lots of book reviews by Don D'Ammassa, and the usual news, buyers guide, convention listings, etc. (website) (Mon 16 Apr 2001)

Spectrum SF -- Issue 5, February 2001, £3.99, 160pp.
Fifth issue of this worthy (but under-subscribed!) SF quarterly from Scotland, edited by Paul Fraser, with part 2 of a serial by John Christopher, novelettes by Michael Coney and Alastair Reynolds (a sequel to last year's "Great Wall of Mars"), and a short story by Eric Brown. Plus The Archive, annotated book and magazine listings by editor Fraser. (website) (Sat 28 Apr 2001)

Star*Line -- Issue 24.3, May/June 2001, $3, 17pp, cover art by Allen Koszowski.
The journal of the SF Poetry Association, with work by James S. Dorr, Darrell Schweitzer, steve sneyd, William John Watkins, etc.; plus small press reviews, market news, and letters. (website) (Mon 16 Apr 2001)

True Review -- Vol. 13 No. 2 (whole #48), April 2001, $2, 8pp.
Quarterly review-zine by Andrew M. Andrews (Gallifrey Press, 110 Buchland Rd., Ephrata PA 17522; single issue $2, subscriptions $8/year). This issue has reviews by Andrews of books by Philip K. Dick (What If Our World Is Their Heaven?), Brian Stableford, Caleb Carr, Lucius Shepard, etc. (No website) (Thu 5 Apr 2001)

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