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2004 Archive

Magazines October #2
Andromeda Spaceways
New York Review of SF

Magazines October #1
Amazing Stories
Leading Edge
New York Review of SF
San Diego Jewish Journal


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Date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

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Issues Seen first half of November 2004

Fall 2004, $6.00/C$8.00, 96pp, cover art by Dave Senecal
• Tri-annual publication of Dark Fiction and Lovecraftian horror, edited by William Jones
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• First anniversary issue of a perfect-bound magazine of dark fantasy. According to William Jones' editorial, the magazine is now distributed by Ingrahm and can be found at over 200 retailors.
• This issue has fiction by James S. Dorr, C. J. Henderson, Bill Skaar & William Jones, Stanley C. Sargent, Harrison Howe, Greg Beatty, Christopher Fulbright, Leila Eadie, Ron Shiflet, and Wendy Leeds. There's also poetry by Corrine De Winter, Anne K. Schwader, and others.
• Departments include an editorial, letters, details of a Dark Wisdom flash fiction contest, an article about planetary body Sedna, and reviews of books, movies, and games.
• The table of contents, with teasers from the stories, is online here.
(Sat 6 Nov 2004)


• Issue 3, November 2004, $4, 40pp, cover art by Heather Shaw
• Semiannual small press zine, published and edited by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw
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• Third issue of small press "little zine with teeth", edited and published by Heather Shaw and [Locus Magazine associate editor] Tim Pratt.
• Fictional Contents are by Benjamin Rosenbaum, Gerald Costlow, K. Bird Lincoln, Mikal Trimm, Deborah Layne, Simon Owens, Jay Lake, and Elizabeth Bear. Poetical Contents are all by Sonya Taaffe.
• 'Actual' Contents -- nonfiction pieces -- are editorial "Two by Two", a column by Nick Mamatas about why all Star Wars fans need to be killed, a page of comics reviews by Erin Donahoe, a half page of "Automatic Writing", and reviews by the editors. The complete Table of Contents is posted at the zine's website.
• Rich Horton's review, upcoming in the January issue of Locus, makes special note of Benjamin Rosenbaum's "Night Waking".
(Wed 10 Nov 2004)


• Vol. 108 No. 1 (whole #635), January 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Max Bertolini
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
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• This issue has novelets by Alex Irvine, John G. McDaid, Bruce Sterling, and Esther M. Friesner, and a short story by Arthur Porges.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and by Elizabeth Hand (reviewing Susanna Clarke among others), a "Plumage from Pegasus" installment by Paul Di Filippo called "Et in Arcadia Superego", Lucius Shepard's film review (of Code 46), an index to 2004 issues of the magazine, and a Curiosities page by Roberto de Sousa Causo.
• Reviewed by Nick Gevers in the upcoming December issue of Locus, recommending the Sterling and Friesner stories in particular.
(Thu 4 Nov 2004)


• Issue 11, Summer/Fall 2004, $5.00, 26pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
• Bi-annual poetry magazine since 1998; published by Warren Lapine and edited by Mike Allen
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• Poetry in this issue is by Ursula K. Le Guin (two pieces reprinted from her 1981 collection Hard Words, K. S. Hardy, Bud Webster, Sonya Taaffe, Laurel Winter, Bruce Boston, and others. Editor Mike Allen calls this "an eclectic mix even by our standards".
• The Mythic Delirium site has the wraparound cover image, and complete table of contents.
(Mon 8 Nov 2004)


• Vol. 11 No. 2, December 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 98pp
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
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• The Lord of the Rings cover photo represents Resa Nelson's Movies column this issue, which discusses a touring museum exhibition about the film trilogy's special effects, costumes, and make-up, though unfortunately the exhibition's one US appearance, in Boston, ended October 24.
• Stories in this issue are by Cherith Baldry, Leah Bobet, Sara Prineas, Catlin Matthews, Joe Murphy, and Laura Anne Gilman.
• Other departments are book review by Gahan Wilson and Paul Witcover, a "Folkroots" column by Gregory Frost with Helen Pilinovsky, a "Past Lives" column by Emma Bull, a "Gallery" by Ari Berk and Brian Froud's Goblins (see, and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
• Reviewed by Rich Horton in the upcoming January issue of Locus; he makes note of the stories by Prineas, Bobet, and Murphy.
(Thu 4 Nov 2004)


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