Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 125 No. 12, December 2005, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by David Mattingly
Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
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Fiction in this issue includes a novella by Harry Turtledove, "Audobon in Atlantis" (excerpted online) a novelette by Robert J. Howe, and short stories by Scott William Carter, Carl Frederick, and Larry Niven. There's also the second part of Karl Schroeder's serial "Sun of Suns".
Science Fact is an article by Fran Van Cleave on "Testosterone Replacement".
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about the role of politics in an sf magazine, John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, about ball lightning; book reviews by Tom Easton, covering Joe Haldeman, Charles Stross, Timothy Zahn, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest
Vol. 1 No. 3, Autumn 2005, $5.00/C$6.50, 128pp, cover art by unidentified
Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, edited by Jason Sizemore; published since 2005
Third issue of a new quarterly magazine, edited by Jason Sizemore and published in Lexington, Kentucky. This issue has fiction by M.M. Buckner, William R. Eakin, Bryn Sparks, Sue Lange, Jennifer Pelland, Barbara Geiger, Steven Fisher, Artie Nolan, Christopher Stires, Daliso Chaponda, and K.A. Patterson.
Nonfiction includes book reviews by William I. Lengeman III and others, an essay on Wells vs Verne by Gill Ainsworth, an essay on friends by Alethea Kontis, and interviews of M.M. Buckner and Brian Keene.
The magazine's website has the table of contents.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 29 No. 12 (whole #359), December 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Jean-Pierre Normand
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
This issue has a novella by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, novelettes by William Sanders and Chris Beckett, and short stories by James Maxey, Liz Williams, and Damian Kilby. Poetry is by Mike Allen, Robert Frazier, and Timons Esaias.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, on writing workshops; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about Lovecraft's "The Shadow Out of Time"; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, Mastery, about SF grand masters and their websites; and the latest "Thought Experiments" nonfiction piece, Therese Littleton's "Invasion of the Vinyl Space Monkeys". There are also book reviews by Peter Heck, covering John Meaney, Charles Stross, and others.
Nick Gevers and Rich Horton both review this issue in the upcoming November issue of Locus Magazine; Gevers recommending the stories by Kilby, Sanders, and Williams, Horton recommending Beckett and Sanders.
Issue 52, ©2005, $5.00, 104pp, cover art by Alan M. Clark
Quarterly horror magazine, published since 1988; published by Richard Chizmar and currently edited by Robert Morrish
This issue has fiction by Joel Lane, Greg Kishbaugh, Eddy C. Bertin, Tim Waggoner, Kin Antieau, Harry Shannon, Michelle Scalise, and Tom Piccirilli.
There are conversations with Richard Laymon, Tamara Thorne, Carol Serling, and Julie Sands, plus a "spotlight on publishing" about Tsunami Press.
Regular features include an editorial by Robert Morrish and Richard Chizmar; a column of Stephen King news by Bev Vincent; other columns by Thomas F. Monteleone, Paula Guran, and Michael Marano; and book reviews by various hands.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 109 No. 6 (whole #645), December 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Bryn Barnard
Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
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This issue has novelets by Delia Sherman and Geoff Ryman, and short stories by Sydney J. Van Schoc, Allen M. Steele, Robert Reed, Gardner Dozois, Alan Dean Foster, and Ron Goulart.
Departments include Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", book reviews by James Sallis (covering Gwyneth Jones, Johanna Sinisalo, and Joe Haldeman), a "Plumage from Pegasus" story by Paul Di Filippo called "Nothing to Fear but Books Themselves", Lucius Shepard's review of War of the Worlds, and a "Curiosities" column by Dennis Lien about a book by Edgar Mittelholzer.
The winners of F&SF Competition #70 are published -- for "The 2055 Hugo Awards" -- along with the premise for competition #71.
Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the upcoming November issue of Locus Magazine, recommending the stories by Geoff Ryman and Robert Reed.
Issue 28.5, Sept./Oct. 2005, $3.50, 24pp, cover art by A. Mark
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
Poetry in this issue is by Jon Hansen, Elizabeth Keogh, Jennifer Crow, Marcie Tentchoff, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Tobias Seamon, Sandra Kasturi, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Steve Sneyd, Liz LaValley, Jamie Lee Moyer, Eric Marin, Samantha Henderson, Bruce Boston, Mike Allen, Lee Ballentine, and Sandra Kasturi
Features include a President's Message by Mike Allen, announcing new officers of the SFPA and discussing other issues; small press reviews; letters; a "Spaceman Sazartinus' Diary" installment by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe; and market news.