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posted 22 February 2005
New issues seen first half February 2005

• Vol. 125 No. 4, April 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Alan Gutierrez
• 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 the conclusion of Jack Williamson's serial "The Stonehenge Gate", plus a novelette by Kyle Kirkland, and short stories by David L. Burkhead (titled "Her World Exploded"), James C. Glass, John G. Hemry, and Brian Plante.
• The science fact article is "Artificial Photosynthesis" by Stephen L. Gillett, Ph.D. There's also a special feature, "Analog Computing" by the same author, summarizing statistics from an updated index to the magazine.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about the basis for morality; Jeffrey D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column, with an admiring review of James P. Hogan's Kicking the Sacred Cow; book reviews by Tom Easton; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
(Mon 14 Feb 2005)


• Vol. 29 No. 3 (whole #350), March 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Raphael
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
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• This issue has novelettes by Esther M. Friesner (illustrated on the cover by a 16th century painting by Raphael), Lori Selki, and Mary Rosenblum; short stories by Gene Wolfe, David D. Levine, Steven Utley, Matthew Hughes, R. Neube, and Bud Sparhawk; and poetry by Bruce Boston, Tim Pratt, and Mario Miloevic.
• Sheila Williams' editorial discusses the cover painting. Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column concerns a recent paleontological discovery and some lines by T.S. Eliot.
• Other departments include a 'small press roundup' edition of Paul Di Filippo's book review column, and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
• Reviewed by Nick Gevers in the March issue of Locus; he especially recommends the stories by Friesner, Levine, and Sparhawk.
(Mon 14 Feb 2005)


• Issue 5, Winter 2005, $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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• This issue has fiction by David Niall Wilson, Bruce Boston, Cody Goodfellow, and others, including winner of a flash fiction contest by Mark Edward Hall.
• There's also poetry by James Ambuehl, Cathy Buburuz, and James R. Cain.
• New departments in this issue are a "Writer at Large" column by Richard A. Lupoff, and film commentaries. Continuing departments include an editorial, letters, a crossword puzzle, column "Strange Happenings by Dan Harms, this time about Paganism, and reviews of books, movies, and games.
• The table of contents, with teasers from the stories, is online here.
(Tue 1 Feb 2005)


• Issue 196, January/February 2005, £3.50/$6.00, 66pp, cover art by Josh Finney
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
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• Fiction in this issue is by Jason Stoddard, Neal Blaikie, Paul Di Filippo, Deirdre Ruane (the James White Award winner in 2004), David Ira Cleary, and Will McIntosh.
• Features include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news column, book reviews by Iain Emsley, Farah Mendlesoh, and others, an interview with China Miéville, and a commentary ("It's Fantasy, Stupid") by Mike O'Driscoll.
• Reviewed by Rich Horton in the February issue of Locus; he especially recommends the story by Paul Di Filippo.
(Tue 1 Feb 2005)


• Vol. 108 No. 4 (whole #638), April 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri
• 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 Paul Di Filippo and Michael Libling, and short stories by M.K. Hobson, Ron Goulart, Claudia O'Keefe, Harvey Jacobs, Matthew Hughes, and M. Rickert.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint (including a docudrama about William Gibson) and Robert K.J. Killheffer (covering Nick Sagan, David Mitchell, and Geoff Ryman); film reviews by Kathi Maio (several recent animations); and a Curiosities page by Bud Webster.
• Reviewed by Nick Gevers in the March issue of Locus; he especially recommends the story by Claudia O'Keefe.
(Thu 10 Feb 2005)


• Issue 5, 2005, C$6.95/$7.95, 80pp, cover art by Dan O'Driscoll
• Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson
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• This issue has fiction by Stephen Couch, David M. Kelly, Mark Budman, Linda DeMeulmeester, Suzanne Church, Nigel Read, and Hayden Trenholm.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial and three other items by editor Karl Johanson, brief items by Chelsea Polk and E. Gordon Howe, and reviews.
• The magazine's website includes subscription info, submission guidelines, and a description of this issue.
(Fri 11 Feb 2005)


• Issue 198, Vol. 17 No. 6, February 2005, $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 "Two Gunn" issue features a lengthy review by Michael Swanwick of Eileen Gunn's collection Stable Strategies and Others, and an essay by Barbara Bengels about James Gunn's recently-reprinted The Listeners.
• Reviews include Paul Kincaid on Allen Steele, Joe Sanders on Gregory Benford, Walter Minkel on Greg Bear, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes on Darrell Schweitzer, and others.
• J.G. Stinson's cover essay "A Spacer's Life for Me" describes her life of SF reading, while inside Michael Andre-Driussi writes about "More 'True SF' Anime for People Who Don't Watch Anime" and Darrell Schweitzer explores the meaning of one bad story.
• Sidebar items include Lee Weinstein's postscript to his "Eye of Argon" article, letters, and an editorial.
(Thu 3 Feb 2005)


• Issue 28.1, Jan./Feb. 2005, $3.50, 20pp, cover art by Scott Virtes
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
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• Poetry is this issue is by Kristine Ong Muslim, Mary Soon Lee, Robert Frazier, Charlee Jacob, Kevin James Miller, and others.
• Features include an editorial, letters, small press reviews, a President's Message from Mike Allen, and a call for 2005 Rhysling Award nominations.
(Tue 1 Feb 2005)


• Vol. 16 No. 1 (whole #59), February 2005, $2.50, 6pp
• Quarterly SF/F/H reviewzine, published and edited by
Andrew M. Andrews

• Publisher/editor Andrews editorializes about the death of his father in January, then reviews books by Eileen Gunn, Forrest J Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, James Morrow, several anthologies, and others.
(Fri 4 Feb 2005)


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