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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen, December

• Issue 10, Vol. 2 No. 4, December/January 2004, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Les Petersen
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Lee Battersby, Leslie Claire Walker, Ruth Nestvold, Margaret Pearce, Frank Tuttle, Paul E Martens, Paul Marlowe, and Lucinda Cane. There's also a poem by Mikal Trimm.
• Features include an interview with Ian Irvine, book reviews, letters, and brief interviews with the participants of Clarion South 2004.
• Monissa Whiteley's editorial is about the importance of story endings.
(Sat 27 Dec 2003)


• Issue 242, Vol. 25 No. 11, December 2003, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
• Monthly SFFH trade journal, founded in 1979 by Andrew I. Porter as Science Fiction Chronicle; now published by Warren Lapine, with news editor John Douglas
• Website:

• Headlines include the controversy over Stephen King's National Book Award. Other news stories cover awards, awards nominations, publishers, magazines, contests, bestseller lists, author and editor news, etc.
• Features include Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column, a report on the 2003 Hugos, book reviews by Mike Jones and Don D'Ammassa, a UK report by Tanya Brown, an "Nth Dimension" column by Marvin Kaye on "the horror film that I hate the most" (it's Bambi), and an editorial, "Light and Dark", by John R. Douglas.
(Mon 24 Nov 2003)


• Issue 243, Vol. 26 No. 1, January 2004, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp
• Monthly SFFH trade journal, founded in 1979 by Andrew I. Porter as Science Fiction Chronicle; now published by Warren Lapine, with news editor John Douglas
• Website:

• This issue covers the controversy over's new search feature, the World Fantasy Awards winners, the new 13-digit ISBN code, and more. Newsnotes cover items about publishers, books, magazines, author events, awards, contests, etc.
• A tribute to the late Hal Clement consists of a reprint of a 1996 interview with Clement from Absolute Magnitude magazine, and an obituary.
• Features include Don D'Ammassa's book reviews, a Worldcon report by John Hertz, an SF Cinema column by Jeff Rovin, a UK report by Tanya Brown, and a review by Alan Dean Foster of HBO's Carnivale: "it's swiftly sinking into the mire of misplaced television concepts faster than the wheels of its classic and lovingly photographed 1930's trucks into the mud of a Depression era low water crossing..."
(Fri 26 Dec 2003)


• Issue 18, Fall 2003, $5.95/C$6.95, cover art by Suzy Gorman
• Quarterly Vampire poetry and fiction, edited by Angela Kessler and published by Warren Lapine
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by R. Michael Burns, Holly Phillips, Lisa Feld, Chris Bunch, and Daniel M. Hoyt.
• Poetry is by C. C. Elliott and Amber.
• The feature is an interview with Laurell K. Hamilton by Angela Kessler and Warren Lapine.
(Tue 2 Dec 2003)


• Issue 46, October 2003, $4.95, 170pp, cover art by Larry MacDougall
• Semiannual SF/fantasy magazine published since 1981 by students, faculty, and alumni of Brigham Young University; current editor Kristina Kugler
• Website:

• Stories in this issue are by Philip Raines & Harvey Welles, Patrick Weekes, Stevens R. Miller, Monte Davis, Mark Venturini, Edmund X. DeJesus, Woody O. Carsky-Wilson, and Adrianne Barrett. Poetry is by Daniel C. Smith, Corie Ralston, and Lucy Cohen.
• Nonfiction is by "Anastasius Vedder-Newt", about rejection letters and pen names, and Ivan Wolfe, interviewing Marion K. "Doc" Smith.
• Also, editorials by Kristina Kugler, Megan Kauffman, and Christopher Kugler, and book reviews by Christopher Kugler.
(Mon 24 Nov 2003)


• Vol. 106 No. 2 (whole #624) , February 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• This issue's fiction consists of novelets by Paolo Bacigalupi, Ysabeau S. Wilce [website], and Robert Reed (follow-up to "The Remoras", May 1994), and short stories by Albert E. Cowdrey, Steven Utley, Daryl Gregory, and Chet Williamson.
• Departments include books reviews by Charles de Lint and Michelle West, a film review by Lucius Shepard (of Intacto), and a Curiosities page by David Langford.
• The website's Current issue page has links to departments from the January issue.
(Tue 9 Dec 2003)


• Issue 184, Vol. 16 No. 4, December 2003, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This Special "SF & the World" Issue has a speech, "The View from the Top of the Mountain", by Michael Swanwick, and Lucius Shepard's introduction to the new Avram Davidson collection, íLimekiller!.
• Reviews by David Mead, Farah Mendlesohn, John Clute, Donald M. Hassler and others cover book by K.A. Bedford, Robert A. Heinlein, Eva Ibbotson, Steve Augarde, Zizou Corder, Ian R. MacLeod, Michael P. Kube-McDowell, et al.
• Swanwick lists souvenirs from Finland, with a plug for Johanna Sinisalo's Not Before Sundown, and Michael Andre-Driussi supplies a guide to Miyazaki. There's also a letter, and an editorial.
(Mon 15 Dec 2003)


• Issue 12, 2003, 59pp, cover art by Jessy Shane
• Semi-pro fiction magazine published and edited by Wesley Kawato
• Website:

• Editor Kawato announces a schedule change, to twice a year.
• Stories in this issue are by Max Reaper, Jeferson D'Ander, Frank Andreotti, Don Kerr, James Stokes, and Robert Anderson.
(Mon 24 Nov 2003)


• Vol. 10 No. 3, February 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 98pp
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Bruce Holland Rogers, William R. Eakin, Jay Lake, Gene Wolfe & Brian A. Hopkins, Liz Williams, Julia H. West, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman.
• Features include Resa Nelson on The Return of the King, Ari Berk on the Kalevala, Emma Bull on Past Lives, Gahan Wilson on Night Shade Books, book reviews by Paul Witcover, and Eric T. Baker on the latest Final Fantasy game.
(Mon 22 Dec 2003)


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