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posted 18 January 2005
New issues seen late December 2004 through mid-January 2005

• Issue 608, Vol. 74 No. 2, February 2005, $5.99/C$8.99, 82pp
• Monthly multi-media SF magazine, edited by Jeff Berkwits
• Website:

• The cover feature is about Elektra, comic-book antihero turned silver-screen heroine. Other media features cover TV writer J.J. Abrams, computer game The Matrix Online, and the new version of Battlestar Galactica.
• Literary features include a profile of Terry Pratchett and a Q&A with Gregory Benford. Departments include Jeff Berkwits' editorial, a 'Things to Come' section of upcoming movies, TV, etc., and reviews of movies, TV, games, books, etc.
• Short stories are by Greg van Eekhout, Jay Bonansinga, Keith R.A. DeCandido, Benjamin Percy, and David Gerrold.
• The magazine's website has the expanded table of contents, as well as a blog entry about magazine's hiatus following this issue.
(Thu 13 Jan 2005)


• Vol. 125 No. 3, March 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Jean-Pierre Normand
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has part two of Jack Williamson's serial "The Stonehenge Gate", plus a novelette by Shane Tourtellotte, short stories by Ekaterina Sedia & David Bartell, James C. Glass, and Carl Frederick, and a "Probability Zero" vignette by Robert Scherrer.
• The science fact article is "The Prehistory of Global Climate Change" by Richard A. Lovett.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about conflicting health advice; Jay Kay Klein's occasional Biolog column, about Carl Frederick; John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, about evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating; book reviews by Tom Easton; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
• Rich Horton reviews this issue in the February issue of Locus Magazine, focusing on the "strong and thought-provoking story by Shane Tourtellotte, 'Acts of Conscience'."
(Tue 11 Jan 2005)


• Issue 16, Vol. 3 No. 4, December/January 2005, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Les Petersen
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website:

• This issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, edited this time by Tehani Croft, has fiction by Lee Battersby, Tracinia Jackson-Adams, Mikal Trimm, Paul E Martens, Lesleigh Force, Douglas A Van Belle, Valerie Toh, Wade Albert White, and Tansy Rayner Roberts. There's also poetry by Christine Hamm and Lee Battersby.
• Features include an interview with Tony Shillitoe; articles by Ben Cook (on dragonslaying), Gillian Polack (10 things that "Murder Medieval History"), and Zara Baxter ("Postcard from Boston"); and book reviews.
(Mon 10 Jan 2005)


• Vol. 29 No. 2 (whole #349), February 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has novelettes by Jim Grimsley, William Sanders, Robert A. Metzger, and R. Garcia y Robertson; short stories by Kage Baker, Edd Vick, and Leslie What; and poetry by Mario Milosevic, Mike Allen & Ian Watson, and W. Gregory Stewart.
• Sheila Williams' editorial discusses meeting and corresponding with readers. Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column reacts to his winning, last year, SFWA's Grand Master Award.
• Other departments include James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, discussing ramifications of Digital Rights Management (DRM), book reviews by Peter Heck, and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
• Reviewed by Nick Gevers in the February issue of Locus, recommending the stories by Kage Baker and William Sanders.
(Tue 11 Jan 2005)


• Issue 254, Vol. 26 No. 12, December 2004, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp, cover art by Larry Price
• 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 is headlined by pieces about eBay's auction of publishing rights, the New York Times Book Review makeover, and the growing sales of used books. Many other news items are arranged under headings for Newsnotes and Authors & Editors.
• Columns include Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema, Alan Dean Foster's film reviews (covering The Incredibles), Tanya Brown's UK Report.
• Additional features include a report on last year's Worldcon by John Hertz, book reviews by Don D'Ammassa, short fiction reviews by Michael M. Jones, and Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101" column, focusing on 1951 anthologies nominally edited by two deans of SF, Robert A. Heinlein and Murray Leinster.
(Thu 30 Dec 2004)


• Vol. 108 No. 3 (whole #637), March 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by David A. Hardy
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:
• Message Board:

• Fiction in this issue consists of novelets by Albert E. Cowdrey, Al Michaud, and Charles Coleman Finlay; short stories by Thomas M. Disch, Carol Emshwiller, Gary W. Shockley, and Esther M. Friesner; and a poem by Robert Frazier.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and James Sallis; Lucius Shepard's film review column, covering I Heart Huckabees; a science column by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty, about the concept of zero; and a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, about a 1933/34 book by Carl H. Claudy.
• Reviewed by Nick Gevers in the February issue of Locus; he especially recommends the story by Albert E. Cowdrey.
(Wed 5 Jan 2005)


• Issue 4, 2004, C$6.95/$7.95, 80pp, cover art by Murray Vincent
• Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson
• Website:

• Fourth issue of a new Canadian SF magazine edited by Karl Johanson. This issue has fiction by David Soyka, S.A. Parham, Arnaldo Lopez Jr., Sara Joan Berniker, Terry Bramlett, Andy Oldfield, and Susie Hawes.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial and three other items by Johanson, a film review by John W. Herbert, and awards news.
• The magazine's website includes subscription info, submission guidelines, and a description of this issue.
(Thu 6 Jan 2005)


• Issue 197, Vol. 17 No. 5, January 2005, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This Special "Other Voices" issue features a translated article by Russian writer Andrew Matveev about meeting Michael Swanwick; John Clute's review of Michael Chabon's novella The Final Solution; a convention speech by Robert J. Sawyer on "Science Fiction and Social Change"; and a review by Mark Rich of "Four Outsider Books" (by Albert Goldbarth, L. Timmel Duchamp, Robert Freeman Wexler, and Beth David).
• There are dual reviews of a book called Understanding the Lord of the Rings: The Best of Tolkien Criticism and also two reviews of Elizabeth Hand's novel Mortal Love.
• Other reviews cover books by John Birmingham, Kenneth Oppel, Damien Brockerick, and Ken MacLeod, as well as the anthology Cosmos Latinos.
• Sidebar items include an interview of Eileen Gunn by Michael Swanwick, and a "Read This" review by Nina Munteanu of 19 books in the "Star Wars: The New Jedi Order" sequence. There's also letters of comment, and an editorial.
(Fri 7 Jan 2005)


• Vol. 11 No. 3, February 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 90pp, cover art by Matt Stewart
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Eugie Foster, Liz Williams, Sandra McDonald, Patrick Samphire, Melissa Lee Shaw, and Michael Canfield.
• Departuments include Resa Nelson's Movies column, about Elektra (with a sidebar Winter 2005 movie previews), Terri Windling's "Folkroots" column, about Sir James M. Barrie, book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Witcover, a "Gallery" feature by Ari Berk about the Duirwaigh Gallery, and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
(Thu 30 Dec 2004)


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