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2005 Archive


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posted 24 April 2005
New issues seen first half April 2005

• Vol. 125 No. 6, June 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
• 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 a novella by Wil McCarthy, novelettes by John G. Hemry and Richard A. Lovett & Mark Niemann-Ross, and short stories by E. Mark Mitchell, Carl Frederick, and Uncle River.
• The science fact article is "Gene Doping and Other Olympic Scandals..." by Richard A. Lovett.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about "Zero-Pollution Solutions"; an "Alternate View" column by Jeffery Kooistra about Lord Kelvin; book reviews by Tom Easton, covering Walter H. Hunt, Robert J. Sawyer, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
(Fri 15 Apr 2005)


• Vol. 29 No. 6 (whole #353), June 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by John Allemand
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
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• The cover story is a novella by Ian McDonald, "The Little Goddess", that the author comments was inspired during a side-trip to Nepal while researching his now Hugo-nominated novel River of Gods. Also in this issue, since it's June, is James Patrick Kelly, along with other stories by Kage Baker, James Van Pelt, Jay Lake, and Ruth Nestvold.
• There's also poetry by Steven Utley, Holly Phillips, David Lunde, and Bruce Boston.
• Departments include Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about censorship and the recent case against Asimov's by the mother of a Michigan middle-school student; an interview with Ray Kurzweil by Cory Doctorow; Peter Heck's On Books column, covering Alastair Reynolds, Timothy Zahn, and others; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
(Fri 15 Apr 2005)


• Issue 51, ©2005, $5.00, 112pp, cover art by Keith Minnion
• Quarterly horror magazine, published since 1988; published by Richard Chizmar and currently edited by Robert Morrish
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• This issue has fiction by Stephen Laws, JT Petty, Scott Nicholson, Bev Vincent, Sephera Giron, Cody Goodfellow, and Kealn Patrick Burke.
• There are interviews with Stephen Laws, Sephera Giron, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Steve Gerlach, as well as an article by John Skipp about Cody Goodfellow, and a feature review by Bev Vincent of Peter Straub's In the Night Room.
• Regular features include columns by Bev Vincent (news about Stephen King), Paula Guran (book reviews), Michael Marano (movie reviews), Thomas F. Monteleone (writing), and John Pelan (collecting), plus Word from the Editors (Robert Morrish & Richard Chizmar), and additional reviews by various hands.
(Fri 15 Apr 2005)


• Issue 257, Vol. 27 No. 3, March 2005, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp, cover art by Frank Kelly Freas
• Monthly SFFH trade journal, founded in 1979 by Andrew I. Porter as Science Fiction Chronicle; now published by Warren Lapine, with news editor Ian Randal Strock
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• Lead news stories concern the writers who exposed the practices of PublishAmerica by submitting a deliberately bad book, the Nebula Awards nominees, Harry Potter, and Stan Lee. Many other news items are arranged under headings for Newsnotes and Authors & Editors.
• Columns include Tanya Brown's UK Report; Don D'Ammassa's book reviews; a fan column by John Hertz; short fiction reviews by Michael M. Jones; Jeff Robin's SF Cinema; YA reviews by Michael M. Jones; and a Buyers Guide.
• There are also tributes to the late Kelly Freas by Vincent di Fate and John Hertz. Warren Lapine's editorial welcomes Ian Randal Strock as the new News Editor of the magazine.
(Sun 10 Apr 2005)


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