Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 127 No. 5, May 2007, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
Message Board: http://www.analogsf.com/discus/
This issue has the third part (of four) Karl Schroeder's serial "Queen of Candesce", plus a novella by Lee Goodloe, a novelette by Richard A. Lovett, and short stories by Brian Plante and Carl Frederick.
The science article is "I Couldn't Read You, E.T.", by Henry Honken.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about "Metascience and Mail Fraud"; John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column on "The Universe as Watermelon"; Tom Easton's book reviews, covering Elizabeth Moon, Mary Rosenblum, Alan Dean Foster, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
The magazine's website has this page for the issue, with links to departments and an excerpt from Lee Goodloe's story.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 31 No. 4&5 (whole #375&376), April/May 2007, $5.99/C$7.99, 240pp, cover art by NASA
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
The magazine's 30th Anniversary Issue, a double-sized edition, has novellas by Allen M. Steele and Lucius Shepard, a novelette by William Barton, and short stories by Michael Swanwick, Liz Williams, Robert Silverberg, Lisa Goldstein, Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Karen Joy Fowler, Jack McDevitt, and Gene Wolfe.
Poetry is by Robert Frazier, Peter Payack, Bruce Boston, Roger Dutcher, and Ruth Berman.
Features include a group editorial, "In Memories Yet Green", with contributions from past and present Asimov's editors -- Isaac Asimov, George Scithers, Kathleen Maloney, Shawna McCarthy, Gardner Dozois, and Sheila Williams; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, on the magazine's 30 years; letters from Robert Reed, Connie Willis, James Patrick Kelly, and others; a book review column by Norman Spinrad, "Whither the Hard Stuff?", covering Mary Rosenblum, Peter Watts, David Louis Edelman, and Howard V. Hendrix; and Erwin S. Strauss' SF Conventional Calendar.
The magazine's website has this preview page for the issue, but no links yet to any of the contents.
Issue 5, Winter 2006/ 2007
Quarterly magazine of fiction, reviews, and interviews, debuting 2005, edited by Sean Wallace
Fiction in this issue is by Margaret Ronald, Cat Rambo, Leslie Claire Walker, Samantha Henderson, January Mortimer, Richard Parks, Leah Bobet, Amber van Dyk, Alaya Johnson, and Erzebet YellowBoy.
Departments include an interviews by Matthew Cheney of Juliet Ulman and Erzebet YellowBoy, and books reviews, individually uncredited, by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, Stuart Jaffe, and Victoria Strauss.
The magazine's website has this page for the issue, with the complete table of contents.
Issue 208, February 2007, £3.75/$7, 64pp, cover art by Kenn Brown
SF magazine, currently bimontly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
This issue has stories by Jason Stoddard, G.D. Leeming, Jay Lake, Paul Meloy, and Alexander Marsh Freed.
Features include three interviews, with Elizabeth Hand, Neil Gaiman, and Susanna Clarke, plus David Langford's "Ansible Link", Nick Lowe's "Mutant Popcorn", covering The Prestige and Pan's Labyrinth among others; and numerous book reviews.
The magazine's website has details of the next issue, but nothing about this one.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 112 No. 5 (whole #661), May 2007, $4.50/C$6.50, 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
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The May issue has a novella by Ian R. MacLeod, novelets by K.D. Wentworth and A.A. Attanasio, and short stories by Paolo Bacigalupi and Don Webb.
Departments include Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", covering Charlie Huston, Dean Koontz, and others; a "Books" column by James Sallis, covering Tim Powers and China Miéville; a "Plumage from Pegasus" vignette by Paul Di Filippo, "Grow Old Along with Me"; a Films column by Kathi Maio, about Children of Men; a Science article by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty, "Think Small"; and a Curiosities page by David Langford concerning a 1930 book by Humbert Wolfe.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 222, Vol. 19 No. 6, February 2007, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Quirky Fiction" issue features essays by Oscar De Los Santos about Norman Spinrad, and by Michael Bishop/Miguel Obispo introducing Rhys Hughes. The issue focuses on David Drake, with an interview, a review by Mark L. Van Name, and two essay by Drake.
Inside are reviews by Greg L. Johnson, Paul Kincaid, Lisa Padol, and Michael Levy of books by Joel Shepherd, Ken MacLeod, Kim Wilkins, and Chris Roberson.
Sidebar essays include one by William Mingin, about his choices in voting for Locus Online's 2005 Best All-Time Fantasy Story Poll; here he expands his list to 25.