Absolute Magnitude -- Issue 17, Autumn 2001, $4.95/C$5.95, 64pp, cover art by Dominic Emile Harman.
SF adventure semiprozine, edited by Warren Lapine, with fiction by Mary Catelli, Jamie Wild, William Sanders, Bart kemper, and Chris Bunch. Features include book reviews, and Allen Steele's "Primary Ignition" column, which this time is about Mars, the afterword to the Italian edition of his novel Labyrinth of Night. (website) (Mon 1 Oct 2001)
Albedo One -- Issue 23, 2001, £3.50, 40pp, cover art by Guido Poggi.
Irish SF/fantasy/horror magazine, published three times/year. This issue has fiction by Mike O'Driscoll, David Murphy, John W. Sexton, Nicola Caines, Hugh Cook, and Jason Gould & Allen Ashley. Features include an interview with Michael Moorcock, reviews, and letters. (website) (Sat 20 Oct 2001)
Analog Science Fiction and Fact -- Vol. 121 No. 12, December 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by David A. Hardy, cover design by Victoria Green.
SF magazine published 11 times/year, edited by Stanley Schmidt. This issue has a novella by Fran Van Cleave, novelettes by James Gunn, Sean McMullen, and Rick Shelly, and short stories by Linda J. Dunn, and Michael A. Burstein. The science fact article is by George W. Harper, about meteorites. Departments include John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, book reviews by Tom Easton, an editorial, and letters. (website) (Sat 13 Oct 2001)
Asimov's Science Fiction -- Vol. 25 No. 12 (whole #311) , December 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Aldo Spadoni, cover design by Victoria Green.
SF magazine published 11 times/year, edited by Gardner Dozois. This issue has art two of a three-part serial by Robert Silverberg, a Christmas novella by Connie Willis, a novelette by Kage Baker, short stories by Uncle River, Stephen Baxter, John M. Ford, and a poem by Robert Frazier & James Patrick Kelly. Departments include Robert Silverberg's Reflections on "Hobson-Jobson", a reference work coveted by Avram Davidson; an "On the Net" column by James Patrick Kelly, and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo. (website) (Sat 13 Oct 2001)
Dreams and Nightmares -- Issue 60, September 2001, $3, 24pp, cover art by Sandra Scholes.
Magazine of fantastic and speculative poetry, published by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, with work by Ian Watson, Bruce Boston, Bruce Holland Rogers and others. (website) (Tue 9 Oct 2001)
Fantastic Collectibles Magazine -- Issue 143, November 2001.
Monthly newsprint listing of paperback books for sale by Ray Bowman, Box 167 Carmel, Indiana 46082; with order form, letters to the editor, a brief editorial, and "Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design". Subscriptions: $12.00/year (12 issues). (No website) (Mon 1 Oct 2001)
Interzone -- Issue 172, October 2001, £3, 67pp, cover art by D.W. Winter.
Monthly sf/fantasy magazine, edited by David Pringle. Fiction is by Carolyn Ives Gilman, Barrington J. Bayley, Lisa Tuttle (a reprint from SciFiction), Chris Beckett, Henry Wessells, Zoran Zivkovic, and Tony Ballantyne. Nick Gevers interviews Ian McDonald (and reviews Connie Willis); other features are David Langford's Ansible Link, film reviews by Nick Lowe, a media commentary by Evelyn Lewes, and book reviews by Paul McAuley, Paul Beardsley, and Paul Brazier. (website) (Sat 20 Oct 2001)
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 101 No. 6 (whole #601) , December 2001, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Vincent Di Fate.
Fantasy magazine, published 11 times/year, edited by Gordon Van Gelder. This issue has novelettes by Robert Reed, Michael Blumlein, and Robert Sheckley; short stories by Walter Mosley, Pat MacEwen, Thomas M. Disch, and Michael Libling; poem by Rebecca Kavaler. Departments include reviews by Charles de Lint, Michelle West and Lucius Shepard, an editorial by Van Gelder, and a Curiosities feature about Sylvia Townsend Warner by Paul Di Filippo. (website) (Fri 12 Oct 2001)
New Genre -- Issue 2, Spring 2001, $8, 122pp.
Second issue of semi-annual sf/horror literary magazine, edited by Jeff Paris and Adam Golaski. Stories by Barth Anderson, M.J. Murphy, Jon-Michael Emory, and others. Subscriptions: $15.00 for two issues, New Genre, 25 Cutter Avenue, Somerville MA 02144. (website) (Wed 3 Oct 2001)
The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 158, Vol. 14 No. 2, October 2001, $3.50, 24pp.
Monthly critical magazine of reviews and essays, edited by Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell, and others. Lead essays are by Candas Jane Dorsey (whose new novel was just published this week) about where her work has come from, and Michael Swanwick, reviewing three tales by Ursula K. Le Guin. Robert Borski offers further exegesis into Gene Wolfe's Book of the New Sun, exploring the identity of Severian's sister. There are reviews of books by Samuel R. Delany, Mercedes Lackey, Neil Gaiman, Dan Simmons, Robert Grossbach, and others. Jeff VanderMeer heralds notable forthcoming reprints. And the editorial by David G. Hartwell considers the significance of the Hugo Award wins by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Rowling's Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and concludes: "In my opinion, it is a waste of the love and knowledge of the fan community to give awards to mainstream works whose success so dwarfs the sf and fantasy field, both in money and public adulation. It is better to give our support to the talents whom we have grown ourselves in our community..". (website) (Wed 17 Oct 2001)
North Carolina Literary Review -- Issue 10, ©2001, $15.00, 192pp, cover art by Olivia Gatewood.
Annual publication of East Carolina University, this issue features a section on Science Fiction & Fantasy in North Carolina, with a directory of North Carolina SF & Fantasy Writers, an interview with John Kessel, essays on Orson Scott Card and Martin Gardner, an essay by Martin K. Smith, a novel excerpt by William Barton and stories by Paul A. Gilster, Warren C. Rochelle, F. Brett Cox, and Matthew Twining. For complete TOC and ordering information, see website. (website) (Mon 1 Oct 2001)
On Spec -- Vol. 13 No. 3 (whole #46) , Fall 2001, C$5.95, 112pp, cover art by Louis de Niverville.
Quarterly Canadian SF/F small-press magazine, published by the Copper Pig Writers' Society and edited by Diane L. Walton and others. This issue has fiction by Cory Doctorow, James Van Pelt, Catherine MacLeod, Vivan Zenari, and others; poetry; an art feature on cover artist Louis de Niverville; an editorial by Derryl Murphy; and a film review by Steve Mohn. (website) (Mon 22 Oct 2001)
Science Fiction Chronicle -- Issue 218, Vol. 22 No. 11, November 2001, $4.95/C$5.95, 62pp, cover art by Jael.
Monthly SF, fantasy, and horror trade journal, published by Warren Lapine and edited by Andrew I. Porter. In addition to news, convention listing, obituaries, etc., there are columns by Spider Robinson, Brian Keene, Joe Lazzaro, Alan Dean Foster (movie reviews), Jeff Rovin, Richard E. Geis, and Steve Sawicki; plus an interview with Joan Vinge; many short book reviews by Don D'Ammassa; and a Worldcon photo gallery. (website) (Sat 27 Oct 2001)
Talebones -- Issue 22, Fall 2001, $5.00/C$6.00, 84pp, cover art by Adrian Bourne.
Quarterly magazine of SF and dark fantasy, published and edited by Patrick and Honna Swenson. This issue has fiction by James Van Pelt, Rhea Rose, James Michael White, Ken Scholes, Bruce S. Larson, Piper Perry, and Steve Mohan, Jr.; poetry by Jennifer Crow, Keith Allen Daniels, and others. Departments include book and music reviews, and an interview with Dan Simmons by Ken Rand. (website) (Thu 11 Oct 2001)
True Review -- Vol. 13 No. 4 (whole #50) , October 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 an editorial about Classmate.com, reviews by Andrews of books by Connie Willis and others, and photos from the Philadelphia Worldcon. (No website) (Wed 3 Oct 2001)