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• Vol. 124 No. 3, March 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Wolf Read
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:

• The cover story is part 1 of a 3-part serial by Joe Haldeman, "Camouflage", a story about shapechangers. It's Haldeman's first magazine serial--though several stories that comprised his first novel, The Forever War, were published in Analog in the mid 1970's. The book edition of "Camouflage" is due from Ace next August.
• Novelettes are by Grey Rollins, Jeff Hecht, and James C. Glass; short stories are by Steven Utley, Larry Niven, Jerry Oltion, and Richard A. Lovett. There's also a "Probability Zero" vignette by Mia Molvray.
• Science fact, by Kyle Kirkland, is about "Artificial Chromosomes for Gene Therapy and Designer Babies". Departments include John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, an editorial by Stanley Schmidt about the recent New York City power outage, Tom Easton's book reviews, letters, and upcoming events.
(Mon 12 Jan 2004)


• Vol. 28 No. 2 (whole #337) , February 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Dan J. O'Driscoll
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
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• Fiction consists of a novella by R. Garcia y Robertson; novelettes by Tom Purdom, William Sanders, and Matthew Jarpe; and short stories by Mike Resnick and Jack Skillingstead. Poetry is by Ruth Berman and Mario Milosevic.
• Departments includes Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, this time about ancient Greek dramas; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, this time about "Genre"; book reviews by Peter Heck, and a convention calendar.
• Nick Gevers review in the February Locus especially recommends Skillingstead's "Rewind".
(Mon 12 Jan 2004)


• Issue 17, December 2003, C$6.00, 128pp, cover art by John Hancock
• Canadian near-quarterly magazine of fantasy and science fiction, published since 1997; edited by David M. Switzer
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• Fiction in this issue is by Marissa K. Lingen, Fraser Sherman, William McIntosh, Brian N. Pacula, and a 40-page novelette by A.R. Morlan.
• David M. Switzer's editorial is about how to use your computer more effectively. Other features include an interview with Scott Mackay, and the second part of a survey of "Time Travel" by James Schellenberg, addressing movies.
(Wed 21 Jan 2004)


• Issue 244, Vol. 26 No. 2, February 2004, $5.95/C$6.95, 46pp
• 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:

• News in this issue concerns changes at the Penguin genre imprints, the Stephen King National Book Award controversy, and DreamHaven's purchase of The Stars Our Destination/Weinberg Books, as well as market reports, newsnotes, awards news and nominations, news about contests, media, websites, and other stuff.
• Features include an interview with William Sanders (by Robert M. Brown); Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column; book reviews by Don D'Ammassa; a new short fiction review column, "Short Cuts", by Michael M Jones; an essay by Bud Webster, "Anthopology 101", about two classic SF anthologies; Tanya Brown's UK Report; and a Worldcon masquerade report by John Hertz.
• There's also an editorial, "Missing the Cut", by John R. Douglas.
(Tue 20 Jan 2004)


• Issue 192, December 2003, £3.50, 67pp, cover art by Roy Virgo
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
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• This issue officially announces the magazine's shift to a bimonthly schedule.
• Fiction is by Paul Di Filippo, Ian Watson, Cherith Baldry, Darrell Schweitzer, and Dominic Green.
• Features include an interview with Stan Nicholls (by Sandy Auden), two installments of David Langford's "Ansible Link", media commentary by Evelyn Lewes, and book reviews by William Thompson, Nigel Brown, and Paul Brazier; plus the editor's annotated listing of Books Received.
(Tue 30 Dec 2003)


• Issue 3, Spring 2004, 56pp
• Quarterly UK SF magazine, edited by Ian Redman
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• The third issue of this new small press magazine has fiction by Mary Calloway, Tim Johnson, Lavie Tidhar, Andrew Darlington, and Guy Hasson, plus poetry by Christina Sng.
• There's a brief editorial by Ian Redman on the Table of Contents page.
(Mon 5 Jan 2004)


• Vol. 106 No. 3 (whole #626) , March 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Ron Miller
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
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• Fiction in this issue consists of novelets by Matthew Hughes, Jim Young, and Alex Irvine, plus short stories by M. Rickert and Charles Coleman Finlay.
• Departments include books reviews by Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Hand, a science column by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty, and a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre.
• Nick Gevers' review for the March Locus recommends the stories by Matthew Hughes and Alex Irvine.
(Wed 14 Jan 2004)


• Issue 185, Vol. 16 No. 5, January 2004, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
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• This Special "Three Sanders" Issue has an essay by David Brin about Christopher Priest's The Separation, and an essay by Alec Austin on "Quality in Epic Fantasy".
• Also featured are a short essay by Ken MacLeod about the social relevance of SF, Justin Wescoat Sanders' interview with Orson Scott Card, and David G. Hartwell's introduction to the latest volume of Theodore Sturgeon's complete stories.
• Other reviews, by Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joe Sanders, Farah Mendlesohn and others cover books by Kij Johnson, Leigh Kennedy, Karen Traviss, and others.
(Tue 6 Jan 2004)


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