Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 129 No. 1&2, January/February 2009, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by John Allemand
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 double issue has part 3 (of 4) of Robert J. Sawyer's serial "Wake", novellas by Rajnar Vajra and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, novelettes by Dave Creek, Richard Foss, and Edward M. Lerner, and short stories by John G. Hemry and Richard A. Lovett.
The science fact article is by Kevin Walsh. Departments include Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column, about the energy crisis, and a Guest Reference Library book review column by Ian Randal Strock.
The magazine's website has an excerpt of Rajnar Vajra's "Doctor Alien".
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 33 No. 1 (whole #396), January 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Michael Whelan
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
Fiction in this issue consists of novelettes by Mary Rosenblum and Damien Broderick, and short stories by Larry Niven, Will McIntosh, Robert R. Chase, E. Salih, and Nancy Kress. There's also poetry by Bruce McAllister.
Departments include a Sheila Williams' editorial; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, about podcasting, and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo.
Issue 7, Oct/Nov 2008, £3.99, 64pp
British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
This issue has stories by Bruce Holland Rogers, Trent Hergenrader, Eric Gregory, Daniel Kaysen, Tony Richards, Alison J. Littlewood, and David Sakmyster.
Columns are by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Mike O'Driscoll, Peter Tennant (book reviews), and Tony Lee (DVD reviews).
The magazine's website has this post with details about the table of contents.
Issue 10, November 2008, $5, 36pp
Semiannual small press zine, published and edited by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw
This issue -- the last before the magazine goes on an indefinite hiatus -- has fiction by Alex Wilson, Patricia Russo, Tracina Jackson, Greg van Eekhout, Ben Burgis, and T.F. Davenport.
Dana Gioia contributes four poems.
Nonfiction includes an introduction to Dana Gioia by Terry Bisson, Nick Mamatas's "Life Among the Obliterati" column, and reviews by the editors.
The complete Table of Contents is posted at the zine's website.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 116 No. 2 (whole #680), February 2009, $4.99, 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
This issue has a novelet by Fred Chappell, short stories by Charles Coleman Finlay, Mario Milosevic, and Eugene Mirabelli, plus a classic reprint by Jack Cady, "The Night We Buried Road Dog".
Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Hand, film reviews by Lucius Shepard, and a curiosities page by Lawrence Person.
November 2008, £5.95, 157pp, cover art by Chris Moore
SF & horror fiction, poetry, and art; edited by Tony Lee
Perfect bound issue of "science fiction, horror stories, and genre poetry", this time subtitled "Causes for Alarm", with stories by Matt Bright, Andrew Darlington, Waldo Gemio, Peter Hagelslag, David Howard, Patrick Hudson, William Jackson, Sue Lange, David McGillveray, Matthew Pendleton, Steven Pirie, Cyril Simsa, Jim Steel, Julie Travis, and Fred Walker.
There's also poetry by Cardinal Cox, J.C. Hartley, John Hayes, Steve Sneyd, and J.P.V. Stewart.
The magazine's webpage has ordering instructions.
Issue 31.5, Sept./Oct. 2008, $3.50, 28pp, cover art by Marge Simon
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
Poetry in this issue is by Karen L. Newman, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Geoffrey A. Landis, Robert Borski, Carolyn Clink, Mike Allen, and others.
There's also a short editorial by Marge Simon; a president's message by Deborah P. Kolodji; an article by Denise Dumars about finding speculative poetry in non-genre magazines; results of the 2008 SFPA poetry contest; an essay by Jennifer Crow; and small press reviews.
Issue 37, Winter 2008, $7/C$8.50, 112pp, cover art by Michaela Eaves
Magazine of SF and dark fantasy, published since 1995; publishers and editors Patrick & Honna Swenson
This issue has original fiction by James Van Pelt, William F. Nolan, Mark Rich, M.K. Hobson, Eric Del Carlo, Edd Vick, Lon Prater, Julie McGalliard, Rebecca Tester, and William Mingin.
Poetry and verse is by A.K. Sykora, F.J. Bergmann, Anne Sheldon, G.O. Clark, and Jennifer Crow.
Departments include an editorial, letters, and contributor bios.
You can order the issue directly from the website.
Issue 257, Autumn 2008, £4.00, 48pp
Bimonthly critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
This issue features an article about Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing and her assocation with SF, by Adam Roberts, and other essays by Jonathan McCalmont, Frank Ludlow, and Saxon Bullock.
The bulk of the issue consists of reviews, of book by Scott Bakker, Stephen Baxter, Toby Frost, Paul Kincaid, and many others. There are also columns by Andy Sawyer, Stephen Baxter, and Graham Sleight.