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Magazines 2nd half August
Apex SF&H Digest
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
New York Review of SF
Realms of Fantasy
True Review

Magazines 1st half August
Black Gate
Mag of Speculative Poetry

2005 Magazines Directory

2005 Monitor Archive


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 September 2005
posted 17 September 2005

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 125 No. 11, November 2005, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by George Krauter
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue begins a four-part serial by Karl Schroeder, "Sun of Suns". (Schroeder, on his website, describes it as "the first of a series set in a new universe" and "my pirate novel".) Analog's site has an excerpt.
• Other fiction consists of a novella by John Barnes, a novelette by Thomas R. Dulski, a short story by Richard A. Lovett, and a "Probability Zero" vignette by Richard Foss. The science fact article is "Retirement Homes of the Gods", about red dwarf stars, by Stephen L. Gillett, Ph.D.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about the tyranny of pharmacists who refuse to fulfill certain prescriptions on moral grounds; Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column, about Project Orion (the "spaceship propelled by atomic bombs"); book reviews by Tom Easton, covering Charles Stross, Chris Roberson, Pierce Askegren, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.

(Wed 7 Sep 2005)


Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 20, Vol. 4 No. 2, August/September 2005, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Brian Smith
• 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 Stuart Barrow, has fiction by Martin Austwick, Dirk Flinthart, Eric Marin, Matthew Bey, Lydia Fazio Theys, and others.
• Special features include interviews with author Margo Lanagan and artist Brian Smith, an article by Ben Cook on "Great Blunders in Astrophysics", and a survey of fan conventions by Zara Baxter.
• Regular features include book reviews by Ian Nichols and Zara Baxter.
• The magazine's current issue page has the table of contents.

(Tue 6 Sep 2005)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 29 No. 10&11 (whole #357&358), October/November 2005, $5.99/C$7.99, 240pp, cover art by John Allemand
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This Double Issue's cover story is a short story by M. Bennardo, "Nightmare". Other fiction includes a novella by Tom Purdom, novelettes by L. Timmel Duchamp, Steve Martinez, Lois Tilton, Phillip C. Jennings, and Jay Lake, and other short stories by Ted Kosmatka, Jack Skillingstead, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Nisi Shawl. Poetry is by William John Watkins, John Alfred Taylor, and W. Gregory Stewart.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial Behind the Scenes; Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, looking at the history of magazines serials; a nonfiction feature by Rudy Rucker, Adventures in Gnarly Computation; Norman Spinrad's occasional On Books column, this time covering the New Wave and the New Weird; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
Asimov's site has the complete table of contents, with links to excerpts of the Bennardo and Duchamp stories.
• Tangent Online has a review of this issue. Rich Horton's review in the upcoming October issue of Locus especially recommends Tom Purdom's story.

(Wed 7 Sep 2005)


Dreams and Nightmares

• Issue 72, September 2005, $3.00, 20pp, cover art by Angela Mark
• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
• Website:

• This issue has poems by K.S. Hardy, Gary Every, Mikal Trimm, Marge Simon, Elizabeth Keogh, Alan Catlin, Michael A. Arnzen, Angelyne Bosch, Bruce Boston, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Wendy Rathbone, Chris Ambrose, W. Gregory Stewart, Terrie Leigh Relf, and Cythera.
• There's a brief editorial, "From the Brain Stem".

(Wed 14 Sep 2005)



• Issue 200, September/October 2005, £3.50, 80pp, cover art by Pawel Lewandowski
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
• Website:

• The 200th issue of the British SF and fantasy magazine continues the refinement of the redesign that began with Andy Cox's takeover of the magazine from original editor David Pringle with issue 194. The page-count increases from 66 to 80, and there's full-color art or photos on almost every page.
• Stories in this issue are by David Mace, Will McIntosh, Rudy Rucker, Jason Stoddard, Alaya Dawn Johnson, and Edward Morris.
• The Interview is of Richard Calder. "Interface" departments are an editorial by Andy Cox, the kick-off of this year's Readers' Poll, and David Langford's "Ansible Link" column. "Interlocutions" includes Nick Lowe's film reviews (covering War of the Worlds and others), Andrew Hedgecock's review of Emmanuel Carrère's book on Philip K. Dick, John Clute's "Scores" column, covering Terry Pratchett and China Mi&eacte;ville, and additional book reviews by David Matthew, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Martin Lewis, Graham Sleight, and others. The magazine's current issue page has a brief table of contents.
• check reviews

(Sat 10 Sep 2005)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 205, Vol. 18 No. 1, September 2005, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This Special "Surprises" issue has a review by Michael Moorcock of R.C. Sherriff's The Hopkins Manuscript, and an essay by Bob Eldridge about the SF tastes of Mark David Chapman (the man who killed John Lennon), as revealed by letters from Chapman in prison to Gerry de la Ree.
• Inside are reviews by Joan Gordon, Jenny Blackford, Tom La Farge, Ritch Calvin, and others, of books by Suzy McKee Charnas, Paul Park, Gregory Feeley, Tanith Lee, and others. Sidebar items are by Michael Bishop, Marleen S. Barr, and Michael Swanwick.
• David G. Hartwell continues his editorial series "On Editing", concerning the trend toward longer books.

(Fri 9 Sep 2005)


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