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Cemetery Dance
Leading Edge
The Magazine of F&SF
Mythic Delirium
New York Review of SF

Magazines November-December
Bulletin of the SFWA
Fantastic Stories
True Review
Wicked Hollow

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 January 2006
posted 5 February 2006

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 126 No. 3, March 2006, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Jean-Pierre Normand
• 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 has a novella by John Barnes, a novelette by Grey Rollins, and short stories by Carl Frederick, Henry Melton, and Larry Niven, as well as the concluson of Karl Schroeder's serial "Sun of Suns".
• Joel Davis' science article, "Worlds Enough", is about the solar system.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about the TV series House; John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, about the anthropic principle; book reviews by Tom Easton, covering David Marusek, Sean McMullen, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
• Rich Horton's review in the February issue of Locus Magazine recommends John Barnes' story "The Little White Nerves Went Last".

(Mon 2 Jan 2006)


Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 21, Vol. 4 No. 3, October/November 2005, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Richard Bartrop
• 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 Monissa Whiteley, has fiction by Lazette Gifford, Brendan Duffy, Jason S Ridler, Jennifer Pelland, Dirk Flinthart, Ben Payne, Stuart Barrow, John Borneman, and Ian Nichols.
• Special features include an interview with author Barbara Hambly (currently posted on the magazine's website), an article by Rick Kennett about doing an SF radio program, and an article by Lisa Agnew about the "exploded planet hypothesis".
• Regular features include book reviews and a convention listing.
• The magazine's current issue page has the table of contents.

(Fri 6 Jan 2006)


Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest

• Issue 4, Vol. 1 No. 4, Winter 2005, $5.00/C$6.50, 128pp
• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, edited by Jason Sizemore; published since 2005
• Website:

• Fourth issue of a new quarterly magazine, edited by Jason Sizemore and published in Lexington, Kentucky. This issue has fiction by Bryan Smith, Tom Piccirilli, Eugie Foster, JA Konrath, Phill Jones, Jennifer Pelland, Christine W. Murphy, Nancy Fulda, and Bryn Sparks.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Barry Maher and Mary Doria Russell, essays by Gill Ainsworth, Amy H. Sturgis PhD, and Alethea Kontis, and book reviews by various hands.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents.

(Sun 8 Jan 2006)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 30 No. 2 (whole #361), February 2006, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has novelettes by Jonathan Sherwood, Jim Grimsley, and R. Garcia y Robertson; short stories by Kat Meltzer, Jack Skillingstead, Ian Creasey, and Bruce McAllister; and poetry by Peter Payack, William John Watkins, Robert Frazier, Bruce Boston, and David Lunde.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, about alternate history; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about Philip K. Dick; and book reviews by Peter Heck, cover Dan Simmons, Charles Stross, and others.
• Special features are James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, this time about audiobooks and podcasts, and a "Thought Experiments" essay by Brooks Peck, about cyberpunk in Japanese manga and anime.
• Nick Gevers' review of this issue in the January issue of Locus Magazine recommended the Grimsley and McAllister stories; Rich Horton's review recommends the Skillingstead.

(Mon 2 Jan 2006)


Black Gate

• Issue 9, Vol. 2 No. 3, Fall 2005, $9.95/C$14.50, 208pp, cover art by Dan Krall
• Quarterly "adventures in fantasy literature"; published since 2001; published and edited by John O'Neill
• Website:

• Fiction is by Michael Canfield, James Enge, Michael Shultz, William John Watkins, Adam J. Thaxton, Michael Livingston, Larry Tritten, Sean Oberle, Carl Reed, and Martin Owton & Gaie Sebold.
• There's also a 'fantasy classic' story by Murray Leinster, "The Fifth-Dimension Catapult"
• Featured is an article by Rich Horton, "Retro-Hugos That Will Never Be", about the best novels and stories from 1954 and 1955. Departments 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. There are also gaming and book reviews.
• The magazine's webiste has the table of contents, with links to excerpts of all the stories.

(Fri 6 Jan 2006)



• Vol. 38 No. 1, January/February 2006, $7.99/C$9.99, 64pp
• Approx. bimonthly magazine of SF cinema, marking its 35th anniversary in 2005
• Website:

• Feature articles in this issue focus on King Kong and other current films. Print departments include Paula Guran's profile of Amber Benson and Christopher Golden, authors of Ghosts of Albion: Accursed, as well as reviews by Guran of the latest Writers of the Future anthology and books by David Marusek, Alexander C. Irvine, Brian Hodge, and Keith Brooke.

(Mon 23 Jan 2006)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 110 No. 3 (whole #648), March 2006, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Mark Evans
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has a novella by Albert E. Cowdrey, a novelet by Alex Irvine, and short stories by John Morressy, Trent Hergenrader, Mike Shultz, Ef Deal, and Robert Reed.
• Departments, all of which are online, include Charles de Lint's Books to Look For, discussing Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, and others; Robert K.J. Killheffer's Books column, about three fantasy novels by Bujold, Monette, and Micklem; Kathi Maio's Films column, about computer animated features; and a Curiosities page by Gregory J. Koster about a novel by Raymond Hawkey & Roger Bingham .
• Digital versions of F&SF are available from and Fictionwise.
• Nick Gevers' review in the February issue of Locus Magazine notes that this issue "contains a number of brilliantly achieved comic stories" and especially recommends those by Cowdrey, Deal, and Shultz.

(Mon 9 Jan 2006)


The Magazine of Speculative Poetry

• Vol. 7 No. 3 (whole #27), Autumn 2005, $5, 30pp, cover art by Mark Rich
• Occasional small-press poetry magazine, edited by Roger Dutcher; published since 1985
• Website:

• This issue has poetry by Joanne Merriam, Sonya Taaffe, Duane Ackerson, Ruth Berman, Kathryn Rantala, Mike Allen & W. Gregory Stewart, Yoon Ha Lee, s.c. vitres, Drew Morse, Jennifer Crow, Lisa M. Bradley, Kurt MacPhearson & Rick Yennik, John Nichols, and roibeárd Uí-neíll.
• There's also an editorial, "Points of Interest" news notes, and a list of publications received March - September 2005.

(Tue 10 Jan 2006)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 209, Vol. 18 No. 5, January 2006, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Naked and the Dove" issue has a long essay by Paul Di Filippo examining the short fiction of Harlan Ellison, chronologically by collection, and an essay by Heidi Tighe about Delia Sherman's 1993 fantasy novel The Porcelain Dove.
• Michael Swanwick reports from the Edinburgh Fringe.
• Reviews, by Joseph Milicia, Darrell Schweitzer, Walter Minkel, Adam Volk, Jenness Crawford, Ursula Pflug, and David Mead, cover books by Jan Johnson-Smith (on American TV SF), Nick Pollotta & James Clay, Kenneth Oppel, Tim Powers, Jane Espenson with Glenn Yeffeth, Nalo Hopkinson & Geoff Ryman, and Robert Buettner.

(Tue 17 Jan 2006)



• Issue 2, Winter 2006, $5, 72pp, cover art by Chrissy Ellsworth
• Quarterly small-press magazine, debuting 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Website:

• The second issue of this new small press magazine focusing on contemporary fantasy has fiction by Ken Scholes, Tom Pendergrass, Samantha Henderson, Ian Creasey, Erynn Miles, Jason A.D. MacDonald, Gerald Costlow, Edo Mor, and Jay Lake.
• The feature nonfiction is an interview with Ellen Datlow.
• The magazine's site has this page for the issue, with story titles and links to brief excerpts.

(Mon 30 Jan 2006)


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