Issue 3, 2007, E5.95/£4.95, 63pp, cover art by Mario Sanchez Nevado
Irish magazine of SF, fantasy, and horror, published since 1993
This issue of the Irish SF magazine has fiction by Simon Kewin, Michael Mathews, Geoffrey Maloney, Matthew Sanborn Smith, Ed Wood, Andrew McKenna, Anil Menon, S.K. Twyford, and Aongus Murtagh.
Features include interviews with Geoff Ryman and Sam Millar, an editorial, reader letters, and reviews.
The magazine's site has new URL www.albedo1.com.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 128 No. 3, March 2008, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by George Krauter
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 second part of three-part serial "Marsbound" by Joe Haldeman, plus a novella by Catherine Asaro, a novelette by Robert R. Chase, and short stories by John G. Hemry, Howard V. Hendrix, and James C. Glass.
The science article is "Project Boreas: A Base at the Martian North Pole" by Stephen Baxter.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial; John G. Cramer's Alternate View column, "There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Universe!"; Tom Easton's "Reference Library" book reviews, covering Robert Charles Wilson, Josh Conviser, Timothy Zahn, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters from readers; and "Upcoming Events" compiled by Anthony Lewis.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 32 No. 2 (whole #385), February 2008, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
This issue has the conclusion of Allen M. Steele's serial "Galaxy Blues", plus novelettes by James Alan Gardner and Mary Rosenblum, and short stories by Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Edward M. Lerner, and John Kessel.
Poetry is by Greg Beatty, Jessy Randall, and Bruce Boston.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, "My Rowboat"; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, this time on "Toilet Nirvana"; book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering numerous small-press titles; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
Issue 2, December 2007, £3.99, 64pp
British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
This second issue of the long-awaited follow-up to British dark fantasy and horror magazine The Third Alternative has stories by Lisa Tuttle & Steven Utley, F. Brett Cox, Scott Nicholson, Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Fazi (translated by Brian Stableford), Lynda Rucker, and Andrew Humphrey.
Nonfiction includes an essay by Mike O'Driscoll about "an alternative canon", book reviews by Peter Tennant, an essay by Christopher Fowler, film reviews by Tony Lee, an essay on Japan by John Paul Catton, and an essay on film by Stephen Volk.
The publisher's site has this blog section about the magazine.
Issue 54, November 2007, $5.95, 129pp, cover art by Daniel Hughes
Semiannual SF/fantasy magazine published since 1981 by students, faculty, and alumni of Brigham Young University; current editor Christopher Kugler
Fiction in this issue is by Laura Ware, Richard Windle, Karen L. Kobylarz, Kenneth Broadway, Mason T. Matchak, and Aliette de Bodard. There's also poetry by Josh Leavitt, Elizabeth Barrette, and Joy Harold Helsing.
Departments includes a "Writer Development" section, with advice from Matt Gibbson, Celadon James, and Josh Leavitt; a section of black and white illustrations by Brad W. Foster; and contributor biographies.
The magazine's website, www.leadingedgemagazine.com/, is still under [re]construction.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 114 No. 2 (whole #669), February 2008, $4.5/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Kent Bash
Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Message Board: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/378/378.html?1081904411
This issue has novelets by Ann Miller and Richard Bowes, and short stories by James L. Cambias, Ron Goulart, Matthew Hughes, Steven Popkes, and Debra Doyle & James D. Macdonald.
Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint, covering Neil Gaiman, Steven Gould, and others, book reviews by Elizabeth Hand, covering new editions of The Adventures of Amir Hamza and Beowulf, film reviews by Lucius Shepard, covering The Invasion, Sunshine, and others, and a Curiosities page by Peter Tremayne, about a 1941 book by Dorothy Macardle.
The magazine's refurbished website has this current issue with the complete table of contents.
The Magazine of Speculative Poetry
Vol. 8 No. 2 (whole #30), Autumn 2007, $5, 30pp, cover art by Mark Rich
Occasional small-press poetry magazine, edited by Roger Dutcher; published since 1985
This issue has poetry by Roibeard Ui-neill, M. Frost, Peggy Smith Duke, Neal Wilgus, Ed Gavin, Robert Borski, Stephen M. Wilson, Kendall Evans, P.M.F. Johnson, Sankar Roy, Drew Morse, Greg Schwartz, Yoon Ha Lee, and Jennifer Crow.
There are also "Points of Interest" news items and a list of Publications Received.
Issue 13, 2007, C$6.95, 80pp, cover art by Karl Johanson
Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson
This issue has fiction by L. Arceneaux, William Mitchell, Joe Murphy, Leslie Brown, Jessica E. Kaiser, and Bhaskar Dutt. There's also a poem by Adam La Rusic.
Nonfiction includes an editorial by Karl Johanson, letters, editorial column "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart" this time about "Elemental Spectacles", news of recent awards winners and nominations, reviews of books and DVDs, coverage of conventions in Calgary and Richmond BC, and a column on SF music.
The magazine's website includes subscription info, submission guidelines, and a description of this issue.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 232, Vol. 20 No. 4, December 2007, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Initials" issue has an interview with D.G. Compton and articles about the works of C.L. Moore, R.A. Lafferty, and A.E. van Vogt.
In addition to an interview with Nalo Hopkinson, there are book reviews by Amy J. Ransom, Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen, and Paul Kincaid of two Tesseracts anthologies and books by Judith Berman and Jack McDevitt.
David G. Hartwell provides an editorial.
Issue 30.6, Nov./Dec. 2007, $3.50, 24pp, cover art by Elissa Malcohn
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
Poetry in this issue is by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Jennifer Crow, Elizabeth Barrette, Charlee Jacob & Michael Lohr, Ann K. Schwader, and others.
Features are a President's Message by Deborah P. Kolodji, small press reviews, reports on poetry panels and readings at recent conventions, and news blurbs.
The website's current issue page has the table of contents with links to two of the poems.