Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 125 No. 10, October 2005, $3.99/C$4.99, 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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This issue has novelettes by Amy Bechtel (one of a series that began with "Little Monsters" in 1989), Joe Schembrie, Richard A. Lovett, and Robert J. Howe, and short stories by Catherine Shaffer, Dave Creek, Stephen L. Burns, and Stephen Baxter (a new "Tale of Old Earth"). There's also a "Probability Zero" vignette by Harry Turtledove. Analog's website excerpts the Bechtel story.
The science fact article is "The Wired Ocean: Doing Oceanography Without Getting All Wet" by Richard A. Lovett.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about evolution in the classroom; John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, about dark-energy stars vs. black holes; book reviews by Tom Easton, covering Karl Schroeder, John Varley, Julie E. Czerneda, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
The cover art by Dominic Harman has also appeared on a British edition of Wells' The War of the Worlds. Rich Horton reviews the Bechtel and Shaffer stories in the upcoming October issue of Locus.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 29 No. 9 (whole #356), September 2005, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
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The cover story is Frederik Pohl's "Generations". Other novelettes are by Brian W. Aldiss, Daryl Gregory, and William Barton. Short stories are by Robert Reed, John Phillip Olsen, and Lou Antonelli. Poetry is by W. Gregory Stewart, Mary A. Turzillo, and William John Watkins.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial looking back at Grand Masters and forward to new writers; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, more about his reading of Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, about SETI and Such; book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering several books by Lucius Shepard, among others; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the September issue of Locus, especially recommending the Gregory and Reed stories. Rich Horton's review in the upcoming October Locus names the same two stories as his favorites from the issue.
Issue 8, Vol. 2 No. 2, Summer 2005, $9.95/C$14.50, 208pp, cover art by Kenn Brown
Quarterly "adventures in fantasy literature"; published since 2001; published and edited by John O'Neill
This first issue since last Fall has fiction by Iain Rowan, James Enge, Sherry Decker, Paul Finch, Justin Stanchfield, Aaron Bradford Starr, Jay Lake, and Charles Coleman Finlay.
Features include a "History of Ace Doubles" by Rich Horton, and an interview with Charlaine Harris. Columns include gaming reviews by Don Bassingthwaite, and book reviews by various hands.
Departuments include an editorial by John O'Neill, letters, and a comic, "Knights of the Dinner Table", by Jolly Blackburn, Steve Johansson, and John O'Neill.
The magazine's webiste has the table of contents, with links to excerpts.
Issue 261, Vol. 27 No. 7, July 2005, $5.95/C$6.95, 54pp, cover art by NASA
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
This issue's News Headlines cover the sale of Weird Tales to Wildside Press, Alan Moore's departure from DC Comics, and the nominees for the Prix Auroras. These and additional news items cover a total of 11 non-advertising pages in the issue. There's also an obituary of Chris Bunch by Jim Fiscus, and one of Byron Preiss by John Betancourt.
Regular features are Don D'Ammassa's "Critical Mass" book reviews, Tanya Brown's UK Report, short fiction reviews by Michael M. Jones, and Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column.
Special items are a short story by Jack Williamson, "The Cat That Loved Shakespeare", and a report by Ian Randal Strock about Book Expo America.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 109 No. 4&5 (whole #644), Oct/Nov 2005, $4.99/C$7.99, 242pp, 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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This expanded 56th anniversary issue has cover story "Two Hearts" by Peter S. Beagle, a bridge between his classic The Last Unicorn and a new novel in progress. There are also novelets by Paolo Bacigalupi and Matthew Hughes, and short stories by Esther M. Friesner, Joe Haldeman, Dale Bailey, Terry Bisson, Gene Wolfe, Jaye Lawrence, Steven Utley, Elizabeth Hand, and Jeffrey Ford. Terry Pratchett contributes a poem.
Departments include Charles de Lint's Books to Look For, covering Lisa Tuttle, J.A. Jance, and others; Michelle West's Musing on Books, addressing titles by Robert Charles Wilson and Karin Lowachee; film reviews by Lucius Shepard; a science column about Titan by Paul Doherty & Pat Murphy; and a Curiosities page by Douglas A. Anderson about a book by Benson Bidwell.
The magazine's current issue page has the table of contents with links to the departments.
Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the September issue of Locus, especially recommending the Bacigalupi, Beagle, Ford, Friesner, and Hand stories. Rich Horton's review, upcoming in Locus' October issue, also recommends the Bacigalupi story.
The Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Vol. 7 No. 2 (whole #26), Spring 2005, $5, 30pp, cover art by Mark Rich
Occasional small-press poetry magazine, edited by Roger Dutcher; published since 1985
This issue has poetry (more than one piece by most) by Jennifer Crow, Kendall Evans, Peg Duthie, Jamie Wasserman, P M F Johnson, Elizabeth Barrette, John Borneman & Jaime Lee Moyer, G.O. Clark, Maureen McQuerry, E.D. Gavin, and Sarah Monette.
Also, "Points of Interest" news notes, and a list of publications received from October 2004 through February 2005.
Issue 6, 2005, 52pp, cover art by Jeff Ward
Thrice-yearly international literary magazine subtitled 'Writing with Attitude'; publisher/editor-in-chief Shar O'Brien
Fiction in this issue is by Neil Smith, Mike Coombes, PJ Woodside, Jan Pace, John Leary, and Terri Brown-Davidson.
Poetry is by Carrie Berry, John Hayes, Michael Leong, Melissa Helton, Dave Cooper, Terrie Leigh Relf, Christopher Hivner, Sal Coraccio, and Christopher Saunders.
Articles, etc., include short-shorts by Bruce Holland Rogers, R.J. Cavender, Mark Turley, Judith Beck, and Antonios Malterzos; a selection of 'Great 69ers' (stories exactly 69 words in length), and an interview with Joe Haldeman.
The magazine's website has links to excerpts.
Issue 4, Summer 2005, £6/$10, 144pp, cover art by Edward Miller
Quarterly SF magazine, edited and published by Peter Crowther; published since 2004
Fourth issue of a new magazine from PS Publishing in the UK; edited by Peter Crowther, with assistant editor Nick Gevers; purchased at the World SF Convention in Glasgow.
The issue has fiction by Alastair Reynolds, Eric Brown, Lawrence Person, Barry Malzberg & Paul Di Filippo, Adam Roberts, Jack Dann, and Zoran Zivkovic.
Nonfiction includes an editorial by Nick Gevers, and an interview with Richard S. Prather.
The magazine's website has this page listing the contents with ordering information.