Issue 258, Vol. 27 No. 4, April 2005, $5.95/C$6.95, 30pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
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
Perhaps indicating a shift of emphasis in this long-running SF news magazine, this issue leads with Don D'Ammassa's book reviews, covering 30 titles. Then comes news Headlines, with stories about electronic paper, plans for SFWA's elections and Nebula banquet, and a huge fanzine donation to the University of Iowa. Other news stories follow under headings for Newsnotes and Authors & Editors.
Columns are YA book reviews by Mike Jones, short fiction reviews by Michael M. Jones, a UK report by Tanya Brown, Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema, letters, and obituaries.
Issue 49, April 2005, $4.95, 203pp, cover art by Eugeny V. Marinin
Semiannual SF/fantasy magazine published since 1981 by students, faculty, and alumni of Brigham Young University; current editor Christopher Kugler
Fiction in this issue is by Tom Pendergrass, Monte Davis, L. Sanger Kelly, Andy Eliason, Karen L. Kobylarz, and John Derderian. There's also poetry by Amanda Holyoak and J. Dansereau.
Nonfiction includes an article by William Gillard about George Romero's forthcoming Land of the Dead, and an essay by John Garrison about science fiction mysteries.
There are three editorials, by Christopher Kugler (about attending Worldcon 2004), Jason Wallace (about the recurring theme in this issue's stories), and C. Lee Player (about being a sci-fi mom). Other departments are book reviews, letters (answered by Quantum Duck), and contributor biographies.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 109 No. 1 (whole #641), July 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Michael Garland
Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Message Board: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/378/378.html?1081904411
Fiction in this issue consists of novelettes by John Morressy and Bruce McAllister, and short stories by Jim Young, Scott Bradfield, Albert E. Cowdrey, Robert Reed, Steven Utley, and Mike Shultz.
Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint (covering books by A. Lee Martinez, Sean Stewart, and others) and James Sallis (about H.P. Lovecraft); a film review by Kathi Maio (The Jacket); a Curiosities page by Paul Di Filippo about a novel by Grahame Wright; and the results of Competition #69, "Pre-Therapy Titles".
Nick Gevers review of this issue will appear in the June issue of Locus Magazine, calling the Cowdrey and McAllister stories "two superb exercises in recursive fantasy and SF".
Departments from last month's issue are now online.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 201, Vol. 17 No. 9, May 2005, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This Special "New Looks & Past Masters" issue has a review by David V. Griffin of the "Comic Grotesque" exhibit at the Neue Galerie of Art in New York earlier this year, and Adam Roberts' long examination of this year's Arthur C. Clarke Award finalists (an article available online at Infinity Plus).
Other features include an essay by John Scalzi, "Lessons from Heinlein", and an article by Bud Webster about the first two anthologies that Donald A. Wollheim edited.
Reviews include David Mead on Eric Brown, Jenny Blackford and Henry Wessells on Jennifer Stevenson, Fred Lerner on Mary Gentle, John Clute on Jack Vance, and Charles Oberndorf on John Varley.
There's also letters and an editorial.
Vol. 16 No. 2 (whole #60), May 2005, $2.50, 6pp
Quarterly SF/F/H reviewzine, published and edited by Andrew M. Andrews
Publisher/editor Andrews editorializes about China, then reviews books by Kevin Brockmeier, Robert Silverberg, Eller & Touponce's book on Ray Bradbury, and several collections and anthologies.(Fri 6 May 2005)