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posted 22 March 2005
New issues seen first half March 2005

• Vol. 125 No. 5, May 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Vincent Di Fate
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
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• Fiction in this issue consists of novelettes by Shane Tourtellotte, Grey Rollins, and Joe Schembrie, short stories by James Van Pelt, Jerry Oltion, Richard A. Lovett, and Ekaterina G. Sedia & David Bartell, plus a 'Probability Zero' vignette by Carl Frederick.
• The science fact article is "Big Brother Inc: Surveillance, Security, and the U.S. Citizen" by Laura M. Kelley.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about privacy and the 'alibi' system described in Robert J. Sawyer's Hominids and its sequels [concepts perhaps predated by David Brin's The Transparent Society -- ed.]; an "Alternate View" column by John G. Cramer about " 'Outlawing' Wormholes and Warp Drives"; book reviews by Tom Easton, covering R.M. Meluch, Catherine Asaro, and five others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
(Mon 14 Mar 2005)


• Issue 17, Vol. 3 No. 5, February/March 2005, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Ian McHugh
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
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• This issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, edited this time by Sally Beasley, has fiction by Constance Cooper, Gillian Polack, Dirk Flinthart, Mark Patrick Lynch, Jason D Wittman, and Lyn Triffitt.
• Features include an interview with Terry Pratchett by Dave Luckett, articles by Helen Patrice (about lifestyles on other planets), Gillian Polack (the second part of "On Elven Grammar"), and Sophie Masson (the first part of "The Sorcerer's Realm"), plus book reviews by Ian Nichols, Nicole Murphy, and others.
(Sat 12 Mar 2005)


• Vol. 29 No. 4&5 (whole #351&352), April/May 2005, $5.99/C$8.99, 240pp, cover art by Jean-Pierre Normand
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
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• This special double issue has novellas by Walter Jon Williams and Gardner Dozois, George R.R. Martin, & Daniel Abraham ("Shadow Twin", reprinted from Sci Fiction); novelettes by William Barton (an 'interquel' to previous story "Moments of Inertia" from the Apr/May '04 issue) and Robert Reed; and short stories by Neal Asher, Liz Williams, Mike Resnick, Michael J. Jasper & Greg van Eekhout, Jack Skillingstead, Ian Watson, and Wil McCarthy.
• There's also poetry by David Lunde, Bruce Boston, Ace G. Pilkington, and W. Gregory Stewart.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about modern examples of thoughtcrimes; nonfiction 'Thought Experiments' feature by Therese Littleton, about "a real-life Susan Calvin and her robotic vacuum cleaner"; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, on Breathing the Blogosphere; a book review essay by Norman Spinrad, covering works by China Miéville, Paul Di Filippo, Eileen Gunn, and N. Lee Wood; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
(Mon 14 Mar 2005)


• Vol. 108 No. 5 (whole #639), May 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Cory & Catska Ench
• 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 a novella by Laird Barron, a novelet by Robert Thurston, and short stories by Steven Popkes, Alex Irvine, K.D. Wentworth, and Robert Reed.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint (covering books by Neil Gaiman, S.E. Hinton, and Kathleen Kudlinski) and Elizabeth Hand (about Lucius Shepard, Kem Nunn, Sean Astin with Joe Layden, and Monte Beauchamp); a "Plumage from Pegasus" story by Paul Di Filippo, titled "Moody's Angels"; Lucius Shepard's film review column, covering two Korean films; and a Curiosities page by Steven Utley about Space Western Comics.
• Reviewed by Nick Gevers in the April issue of Locus Magazine, who especially recommends the story by Laird Barron.
(Sat 12 Mar 2005)


• Issue 199, Vol. 17 No. 7, March 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 "ICFA 2005" issue has cover stories by two of the participants in this year's ICFA conference, just concluded: Damien Broderick's essay "Afterlife as Science Fiction", and Tom Shippey's review of two books about Middle-Earth.
• Other features are essays by Ursula Pflug and Darrell Schweitzer. Other reviews include Joe Sutliff Sanders on Cox & Duncan's Crossroads anthology, Graham Sleight on a book called The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, John Clute on Peter Straub's two most recent novels, Paul Kincaid on Philip Roth, and David Mead on The Best Time Travel Stories of the 20th Century.
• Sidebar items include a cri de coeur from RFPland by Michael Cule, Brian Yeomans' "Real EditingTM for Real ReadersTM" that addresses a certain Mr. Wolf [sic], David Langford's "Random Reading 8", letters, and an editorial.
(Mon 7 Mar 2005)


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