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This page lists new SFFH magazine issues seen by Locus Online.

Date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

Issues seen 1st half June 2005
posted 22 June 2005

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 18, Vol. 3 No. 6, April/May 2005, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Conny Valentina
• 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 Ben Payne, has fiction by Stephen Dedman, Tina Connolly, Lawrence M Schoen, Dirk Flinthart, Stuart Barrow, Lee Battersby, Eugie Foster, Susie Hawes, and Eric Turowski. There's also poetry by James Cain.
• Special features include an article by Jonathan Ruland about SpaceShipOne, and the second part of Sophie Masson's "The Sorcerer's Realm".
• Regular features include three interviews, of Anne Bishop, Gregory Maguire, and Kaaron Warren, book reviews by Edwina Harvey, Ian Nichols, and Dirk Flinthart, and events listings.

(Sat 4 Jun 2005)



• Issue 259, Vol. 27 No. 5, May 2005, $5.95/C$6.95, 46pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
• 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
• Website:

• This issue leads with Don D'Ammassa's "Critical Mass" book reviews, covering 59 titles. News covers the SF Museum Hall of Fame inductees, the Tiptree Award winners, the Hugo Award nominees, etc., with several pages of items under headings for Newsnotes, Authors & Editors, and Obituaries.
• Other items include a 5-page article by Gene Simmons (of KISS) and Ken Sharp about fanzines, a Buyers Guide of books scheduled for May and June, short fiction reviews by Michael M. Jones, a UK Report by Tanya Brown, and Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column.

(Mon 13 Jun 2005)


Dreams and Nightmares

• Issue 71, May 2005, $3.00, 20pp, cover art by Denis Tiani
• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
• Website:

• This issue has poems by Ann K. Schwader, Melissa Marr, Bruce Boston, Jennifer Crow, Gary Every, Steve Sneyd, s.c. virtes, K.S. Hardy, Michael Greenhut, cythera, James S. Dorr, Lon Prater, Kevin Donihe, Gloundan Smorpian, M.B. Simon, and Elizabeth Barrette.
• There's a brief editorial, "From the Brain Stem".

(Thu 16 Jun 2005)



• Issue 4, May 2005, $4, 48pp, cover art by Richard Doyle
• Semiannual small press zine, published and edited by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw
• Website:

• Fourth issue of small press "little zine with teeth", edited and published by Heather Shaw and [Locus Magazine associate editor] Tim Pratt.
• Fictionals are by Karen Meisner, Jeremy Adam Smith, Michael Canfield, Jay Lake, Jeff VanderMeer, Jeffrey Ford, Theodora Goss, Melissa Marr, and Sonya Taaffe. Daphne Gottlieb contributes four poems.
• 'Not-fictions' are an editorial "Two by Two", a column by Nick Mamatas about making a living as a freelance writer, an essay by Jed Hartman about gender-ambiguous names, reviews by the editors, and a half page of "Automatic Writing". The complete Table of Contents is posted at the zine's website.

(Mon 13 Jun 2005)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 109 No. 2 (whole #642), August 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Max Bertolini
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has novelettes by Matthew Hughes and Claudia O'Keefe, and short stories by Mary Rosenblum, Mike Shultz, M. Rickert, Bruce McAllister, Robert Reed, and Eugene Mirabelli.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint (covering books by Shanna Swendon and others) and Elizabeth Hand (about John Crowley); a film review by Lucius Shepard (The Ring Two); and a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre.
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• Departments from last month's issue are now online.

(Wed 1 Jun 2005)


Morbid Curiosity

• Issue 9, 2005, $6.00/C$7.00, 111pp
• Annual nonfiction magazine of true horrific experiences, published annually
• Website:

• Annual magazine that "presents true, first-person accounts of unusual experiences" according to its webpage.
• This issue includes "anesthesia awareness, crazy neighbors, dead pets, dead relatives, epilepsy, fever dreams, attending an autopsy, hurricanes, internet dating, knife attacks, Mensa, needle exchange, punk girls on coke, rabies, rotten fruit, small-town jailers, miscarriages, student pilots, unidentified abdominal masses, working in the madhouse, and more."
• Contributors include David Niall Wilson, Trey R. Barker, Simon Wood, and many others. There are also book reviews.
• The issue is available for $6 (US postpaid) or $10 (overseas) from Automatism Press, P.O. Box 12308, San Francisco, CA 94112, U.S.A., checks payable to Loren Rhoads.

(Wed 1 Jun 2005)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 202, Vol. 17 No. 10, June 2005, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This Special "Edges and Over Them" issue leads with Michael Moorcock's "The Future of Science Fiction" (Fantastic Metropolis' Christmas Editorial in 2001) and an essay by Milan M. Cirkovic on Karl Schroeder's Permanence as a solution to Fermi's Paradox. Schroeder follows with a talk about SF as the path between literature and science.
• Robert Guffey contributes an essay on literary novels by Steve Erickson, Jim Dodge, and others. Reviews include Farah Mendlesohn on Steven Gould, Jenny Blackford on Bruce Holland Rogers, Ursula Pflug on Matthew Hughes, and others.
• There's also letters and an editorial (on why genres matter).

(Sat 4 Jun 2005)


Say. . .

• Issue 5, 2005, $5, 60pp
• Semi-annual fiction zine, debuting 2002, edited by Christopher Rowe

• The question posed by the fifth issue of this occasional small-press magazine is "Have you heard this one?"
• Stories, poems, and cartoons are by Craig Laurance Gidney, Karen M. Roberts, Peg Duthie, Sandra McDonald, Catherine M. Morrison, Janni Lee Simner, E.L. Chen, Stephanie Burgis, Larry Hammer, David J. Schwartz, Hannah Wolf Bowen, and Sonya Taaffe.
• Co-editor Gwenda Bond writes several book reviews under the title "What I Think".
• Subscription information is posted on this page.

(Fri 10 Jun 2005)


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