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2007 Magazines Directory


This page lists new SFFH magazine issues seen by Locus Online.

Date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

Issues seen late December 2007
posted 13 January 2008

Albedo One

• Issue 3, 2007, E5.95/£4.95, 63pp, cover art by Mario Sanchez Nevado
• Irish magazine of SF, fantasy, and horror, published since 1993
• Website:

• 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

(Sat 29 Dec 2007)


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
• Website:
• Message Board:

• 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.

(Thu 20 Dec 2007)


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
• Website:
• Message Board:

• 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".

(Thu 20 Dec 2007)


Black Static

• Issue 2, December 2007, £3.99, 64pp
• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• 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.

(Wed 26 Dec 2007)


Leading Edge

• 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
• Website:

• 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,, is still under [re]construction.

(Mon 24 Dec 2007)


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
• Website:
• Message Board:

• 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.

(Mon 10 Dec 2007)


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
• Website:

• 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.

(Tue 18 Dec 2007)



• 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
• Website:

• 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.

(Wed 19 Dec 2007)


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.
• Website:

• 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.

(Tue 18 Dec 2007)



• 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
• Website:

• 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.

(Sat 22 Dec 2007)


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