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2009 Magazines Directory


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

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


New SF/F/H Magazine Issues seen : early April 2009
posted 14 April 2009

Black Gate

• Issue 13, Vol. 3 No. 1, Spring 2009, $9.95/C$9.95, 224pp, cover art by Malcolm McClinton
• Quarterly "adventures in fantasy literature"; published since 2001; published and edited by John O'Neill
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Jonathan L. Howard, David Wesley Hill, John C. Hocking, Myke Cole, Matthew Bey, Peadar O Guilin, Amy Tibbetts, Justin Stanchfield & Mikal Trimm, John R. Fultz, L. Blunt Jackson, Sharon E. Woods, and Mark Sumner.
• Columns include L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s "Behind the Magic of Recluce", fantasy game reviews by Howard Andrew Jones, and book reviews by Rich Horton, Jackson Kuhl, John C. Hocking, Bill Ward, and others.
• Department's include John O'Neill's editorial, "Confessions of a Blurber", letters from readers, and a new installment of graphic strip "Knights of the Dinner Table" by John O'Neill and Steve Johansson.
• The magazine's website has this table of contents, with links to story excerpts. The magazine is also available via PDF.

(Wed 8 Apr 2009)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 116 No. 6&7 (whole #683), June/July 2009, $6.5, 258pp, cover art by Ron Miller
• Now bimonthly 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, novelets by Robert Reed, Wayne Wightman, Carolyn Ives Gilman, and Mike O'Driscoll, and short stories by John Kessel and Terry Bisson.
• There are also classic reprints, John Varley's "Retrograde Summer", introduced by Keith Kahla, and Gary Jennings' "Sooner or Later or Never Never", introduced by Ed Ferman.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint, covering Dean Koontz, Holly Black & Ted Naifeh, Patricia Briggs, and others, and by Chris Moriarty, covering Elizabeth Bear and M.M. Buckner; film reviews by Kathi Maio, covering Benjamin Button and Coraline; and a Curiosities page by Graham Andrews, about a 1963 book by John Kenneth Galbraith.

(Wed 8 Apr 2009)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 248, Vol. 21 No. 8, April 2009, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Entropy & Entertainment" issue has an interview with Charles Stross, by Darrell Schweitzer, and an essay by Mike Barrett about long-time Weird Tales contributor Mary Elizabeth Counselman.
• Other essays are by Douglas A. Van Belle -- "A Comprehensive and Totally Universal Listing of Every Problem a Story Has Ever Had" -- and Donald M. Hassler, about the works of Ben Bova.
• Reviews include David Mead on Michael Flynn's The January Dancer, Karen Burnham on Greg Egan's Incandescence, Jenny Blackford and Niall Harrison on books by Justina Robson, and others by Ursula Pflug, Peter Rawlik, Joe Sanders, and Paul Kincaid.
• Also, Dave Langford reviews titles from Christopher Priest's small press. And there are letters, from John Kessel, Darrell Schweitzer, and Damien Broderick, and an editorial by David G. Hartwell.

(Mon 6 Apr 2009)


Realms of Fantasy

• Vol. 15 No. 4, April 2009, $3.99/C$5.99, 74pp
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• This final issue of the magazine under its old administration -- its website is still down -- has stories by K.D. Wentworth, Adam Corbin Fusco, Garth Upshaw, and Desirina Boskovich.
• Departments include movie reviews by Resa Nelson, covering Watchmen; a Folkroots column by James Ryan Gregory, about Welsh folklore; book reviews by Paul Witcover and Matt Staggs, covering titles by Felix Gilman, Christopher Barzak, Margo Lanagan, Ken Scholes, Tom Lloyd, and others, with sidebars by Jeff VanderMeer on graphic novels and Michael Jones on YA; a Gallery by Karen Haber on the art of Bruno Mallart; and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
• This Locus News post reports that the magazine will continue under the ownership of Warren Lapine.

(Wed 1 Apr 2009)



2009, $6, 100pp, cover art by Carrie Ann Baade
• Quarterly small-press magazine, debuting 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Website:

• This 10th issue features an interview with Cory Doctorow by Jen West and stories by Stephanie Burgis, Caitlyn Paxson, Shweta Narayan, Nir Yaniv, Richard S. Crawford, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Caroline M. Yoachim, Jessica Paige Wick, Becca De La Rosa, Claude Lalumière, Alex Wilson, and Sara Genge.
• In celebration of the magazine's 10th issue, the electronic edition is available for free.

(Mon 6 Apr 2009)


Weird Tales

• Issue 352, Vol. 63 No. 5, November/December 2008, $6.99, 96pp, cover art by Vance Kelly
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Matthew Cheney, Kathe Koja, Chris Furst, Tim Pratt, Felix Gilman, Mark Budman, Chris Ward, Micaela Morrissette, Michael Bishop, Eric Lis, and Ben Thomas.
• The Author Spotlight feature is about Neil Gaiman, with a profile by Lisa Mantchev and an interview with Bill Baker.
• Regular departments include an editorial by Stephen H. Segal, a steampunk column about Eric Freitas by Amanda Gannon, reviews of books by Gene Wolfe and Tosca Lee; and a column about H.P. Lovecraft by Kenneth Hite.
• The magazine's website has this order page listing the complete table of contents.

(Sat 11 Apr 2009)


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