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2005 Magazines Directory

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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 2nd half October 2005
posted 4 November 2005

Book of Dark Wisdom

• Issue 7, Fall 2005, $6.00/C$8.00, 104pp, cover art by Dave Carson
• Tri-annual publication of Dark Fiction and Lovecraftian horror, edited by William Jones
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by J. Michael Straczynski, Bruce Boston, William Mitchell, Simon Wood, Kurt Belcher & William Jones, Tim Curran, Ron Shiflet, and John Weagly, plus a serial by Patricia Lee Macomber & David Niall Wilson. Poetry is by John Weagly, Lee Clark Zumpe, Nicholas Jowett, Ilona Hegedus, Kristine Ong Muslim, Darrell Schweitzer, Justin Kloer, and Donna Taylor Burgess.
• Features and departments include an interview with Douglas Clegg, Richard A. Lupoff's "Writer at Large" column, an essay about King Arthur and Robin Hood by Philip Gardiner, film reviews, and book reviews.
• The table of contents, with teasers from the stories, is online here.

(Mon 17 Oct 2005)



• Issue 8, 2005, £6.99, 162pp
• Quarterly magazine of cutting edge crime fiction, published by TTA Press and edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• This issue, subtitled "Cold Harbours", has stories set in "various cold, dark places" by Ron Savage, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Susan Fry, Stephen Volk, Michelle Scaliise, Joe Hill, Steve Rasnic Tem, Andrew Humphrey, Ryan G. Van Cleave, Luke Sholer, Simon Avery, Ian Faulkner, Jay Caselberg, Steve Mohn, Darren Speegle, Tom Brennan, Joel Lane, and Scott Nicholson.
• The TTA Press homepage has a blurb about this issue.

(Mon 31 Oct 2005)


Full Unit Hookup

• Issue 7, Summer 2005, $4/C$5, 42pp, cover art by Mark Rudolph
• Small press, semi-regular 'magazine of exceptional literature', published and edited by Mark Rudolph
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Jay Lake & Scott William Carter, John Walters, Bruce Holland Rogers, Ian Donnell Arbuckle, and Ben Peek.
• Poetry is by Casey Fiesler, Marge Simon, Erin Keane, Kate Grimes, and David C. Kopaska-Merkel.
• Nonfiction consists of an editorial about losing things by Mark Rudolph, an essay about camp songs by Lucy A. Snyder, and contributors' notes.

(Sat 29 Oct 2005)


Full Unit Hookup

• Issue 6, Winter 2004, $4, 42pp, cover art by David Green
• Small press, semi-regular 'magazine of exceptional literature', published and edited by Mark Rudolph
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by John Walters, Bruce Holland Rogers, Jamie Rosen, John Trey, Daniel Braum, Nigel Read, and Jennifer Rachel Baumer.
• Poetry is by Bruce Boston & Marge Simon, Sonya Taaffe, Karen A. Romanko, and Marci Rae Johnson.
• Nonfiction consists of an editorial about Clarion by Mark Rudolph, movie reviews by Lucy A. Snyder, and contributors' notes.

(Sat 29 Oct 2005)


Realms of Fantasy

• Vol. 12 No. 2, December 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 114pp, cover art by Joel Spector
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• This issue focuses on Harry Potter, with Resa Nelson's review of the next film, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (along with a summary of the first three films), Gahan Wilson's review of the latest book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Eric T. Baker's review of the Goblet of Fire game (along with summaries of earlier Harry Potter games).
• Fiction in this issue is by Tanith Lee, Richard Parks, Liz Williams, Jane Yolen, and Patrick Samphire.
• Departments include a Folkroots column by Ari Berk, about "Milk, honey, and bread in myth and legend"; more book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Witcover; a Gallery interview by Ari Berk of Brom about his new book The Plucker.

(Wed 19 Oct 2005)


Weird Tales

• Issue 337, July 2005, $5.95/C$7.5, 66pp, cover art by George Barr
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, & John Betancourt
• Website:

• This is the first issue of the magazine since it was acquired by Wildside Press and former editor and co-founder (of the magazine's 1988 revival) John Betancourt has rejoined the editorial team (along with Darrell Schweitzer and George Scithers).
• The issue has fiction by William F. Nolan (part 1 of a 2-part serial), Jack Williamson, Darrell Schweitzer, Clark Ashton Smith, Jack Ketchum, and Fred Chappell. Verse is by Darrell Schweitzer, Frederic S. Durbin, George Barr, and Marina Lee Sable.
• Features include editorial "The Eyrie", covering the Necronomicon, recent book recommendations, and letters; and Doug Winter's "Shadowings" books reviews.
• The website's next issue page has the table of contents.

(Thu 20 Oct 2005)


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