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Magazines 1st half September
Andromeda Spaceways
Dreams and Nightmares
New York Review of SF

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

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 2nd half September 2005
posted 5 October 2005

The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

• Issue 166, Vol. 39 No. 1, Summer 2005, $4.95, 48pp, cover art by Mirek Drozd
• Website:

• Featured in this issue is an essay by William C. Dietz, How to Write a Book a Year (available online as a PDF file), an essay by Stanley Schmidt about "Editing Your Own Stories", a piece by Ron Vitale about podcasting your work, and photos by Terry O'Brien from the 2004 Nebula Award Ceremony.
• Columns includes Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg's "Dialogues", this time about economic breakthroughs, Robert Metzger's "State of the Art", Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc", Cynthia Ward's Market Report, and Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101", this time recounting the history of the infamous 1974 anthology Final Stage edited by Ed Ferman and Barry Malzberg.
• Departments include a message from incoming SFWA President Robin Bailey, an editor's message by Mark Kreighbaum, and various items about new SFWA members, officers, and webstaff.
• The website's current issue page has a partial Table of Contents, with links to the Dietz essay and Cynthia Ward's Market Report.

(Tue 20 Sep 2005)



• Issue 262, Vol. 27 No. 8, September 2005, $5.95/C$6.95, 46pp, 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
• Website:

• This issue's News Headlines concern Defense Agencies that have solicited advice from SF writers, Tor Books new association with the SciFi Channel, Wildside Press's Hal's World anthology, Guest of Honor books due to be published at Worldcon, Bram Stoker Awards winners, etc.
• Regular features are Tanya Brown's UK Report, Don D'Ammassa's "Critical Mass" book reviews, a Buyers Guide, and Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column.
• A special item by John Hertz is about Tim Kirk, who designed the SF Museum in Seattle.
• Note that this issue follows the July issue; the August cover date was skipped.

(Mon 19 Sep 2005)


Fictitious Force

• Issue 1, 2005, $5, 64pp, cover art by Laura Diehl
• Magazine of speculative fiction, launched 2005.
• Website:

• Premiere issue of a new 'magazine of speculative fiction' in an oblong format -- 4 1/8" by 11" -- edited (apparently) by Michele Barasso and Jonathan Laden.
• The issue consists entirely of fiction, by Sharon E. Woods, Greg Beatty, Will McIntosh, Sandra McDonald, Toiya Kristen Finley, Sean Melican, Paul Woodlin, Joel Best, Melissa Mead, Stephen Couch, Jay Lake, and Beth Bernobich. Each story is followed by a "The Author Reflects" postscript.
• The magazine is semi-annual for now, with a target of being quarterly. The magazine's webpage has subscription and submission information.
• Tangent Online has this review.

(Fri 23 Sep 2005)


Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet

• Issue 16, July 2005, $5/C$7, 60pp, cover art by Kevin Huizenga
• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled 'an occasional outburst'; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Eric Gregory, Cara Spindler, Yoon Ha Lee, Scott Geiger, Kat Meads, Eric Schaller, John Kessel, Matthew Kirby, David Lunde, Christina Manucy, Jenny Ashley, and Sean Melican.
• There's also poetry by Michaela Kahn, Sandra Lindow, Chris Fox, and Ursula K. Le Guin.
• Nonfiction consists of column "Dear Aunt Gwenda" and contributor notes.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents and a web-only book review by Tom Berger.

(Mon 26 Sep 2005)



• Issue 7, 2005, C$6.95/$7.95, 80pp, cover art by Karl Johanson
• Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by K. Bannerman, Tom Brennan, Barbara Davies, Diane Arrelle, and Mike McHone.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial about Apollo 13, letters, editorial column "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart" this time about Argon, reports and photos from author readings and awards winners, book reviews, and a report with photos from Westercon 2005.
• The magazine's website includes subscription info, submission guidelines, and a description of this issue.

(Mon 19 Sep 2005)


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