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2009 Directories




 

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 129 No. 5, May 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by NASA
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website: http://www.analogsf.com/
• Message Board: http://www.analogsf.com/discus/

• This issue has novelettes by Adam-Troy Castro, Alexis Glynn Latner, Tom Ligon, and Robert R. Chase, plus short stories by Shane Tourtellotte, Steven Gould, and Philip Edward Kaldon.
• The science fact article, by Richard A. Lovett, is about "Geology, Geohistory, and 'Psychohistory'...".
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, Radioactive Decay and the Earth-Sun Distance, and a Reference Library column by Don D'Ammassa, covering books by Arthur C. Clarke & Frederik Pohl, Walter Jon Williams, Michael Flynn, and others.
• The magazine's website includes an excerpt of Adam-Troy Castro's story.

(Wed 4 Mar 2009)

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 38, Vol. 7 No. 2, 2009, A$8.95, 96pp, cover art by Rachel McLachlan
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website: http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/

• This issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, edited by Zara Baxter, has fiction by Dr Philip Edward Kaldon, Ingrid Banwell, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, EM Sky, Katherine Sparrow, Gitte Christensen, and KV Johansen.
• No special features include an interview with Pamela Freeman, and reviews by Simon Petrie, Ian Nichols, and Sue Bursztynski.
• The magazine's website should have a page for this issue soon.

(Mon 16 Mar 2009)

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Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 33 No. 4&5 (whole #399&400), April/May 2009, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by Paul Youll
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website: http://www.asimovs.com/
• Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/

• Sheila Williams' editorial celebrates this issue as the magazine's 400th (though it's not the magazine's 400th physical issue, since double issues, like this one, are given two whole numbers).
• Fiction includes novellas by Brian Stableford and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, novelettes by Eileen Gunn & Michael Swanwick and Damien Broderick, and short stories by Robert Reed, Kate Wilhelm, Chris Beckett, Jack Skillingstead, Deborah Coates, and Nancy Kress. Poetry is by Geoffrey A. Landis, PMF Johnson, and Peter Roberts.
• Other departments include Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about re-reading A.E. van Vogt, and a review/essay by Norman Spinrad, What Killed Tom Disch, reacting to Disch's The Word of God.
• The latest movie review by John E. Rogers, Jr. is of Push.

(Wed 4 Mar 2009)

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The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

• Issue 181, Vol. 42 No. 4, February-March 2009, $6.95, 48pp, cover art by Pamelina H
• Website: http://www.sfwa.org/

• The cover feature is "The Last Page of Thomas M. Disch", a memorial essay by Gregory Feeley.
• Columns include Cynthia Ward's Market Report, a new "Agent Anonymous" column by "Sue Dee Nym", Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg's latest Dialogue, about "Tailspinning", William C. Dietz' "Words for Hire" column, about game tie-ins, Robert Metzger's "State of the Art" column, "Spring-Worthy", Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc" column, Nancy Holder's column about urban fantasy, and Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101", this time about an Ace Double pair of anthologies edited by Donald A. Wollheim.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents, including a PDF version of Feeley's essay.

(Sat 7 Mar 2009)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 247, Vol. 21 No. 7, March 2009, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website: http://www.nyrsf.com/

• This special "ICFA 2009" issue has detailed notes by Braulio Tavares about re-reading Thomas Disch's Camp Concentration over a period of 30 days, and an essay by Brian Stableford about Gaston de Pawlowski's "Idealist Future History".
• Other essays about by Robert von Stein Redick about Paul Park's Roumania Quartet, and part 4 of Tom Purdom's literary memoir.
• Reviews, by Joan Gordon, Joe Milicia, Joe Sanders, and Alex Donald, cover books by Jo Walton, Christine Cornea, Jay Lake, and M. John Harrison.
• David G. Hartwell's editorial wonders if all the professional printed sf magazines in the US will cease publication by the end of the year, and memorializes John Updike.

(Wed 18 Mar 2009)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 246, Vol. 21 No. 6, February 2009, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website: http://www.nyrsf.com/

• This special "Biographical Surprises" issue features an essay by Christopher S. Kovacs about the early career of Roger Zelazny, and an essay by Judith Moffett about her experience publishing novel The Bird Shaman via POD self-publishing.
• Reviews, by Michael Levy, Joan Gordon, Donald M. Hassler, David Mead, and Niall Harrison, cover books by Paul Melko, Helen Collins, Isaac Asimov, Matthew Hughes, and John Scalzi.
• There's also a short essay by David Drake, several letters from readers, and an editorial by David G. Hartwell about the year in short fiction.

(Wed 4 Mar 2009)

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Science Fiction Studies

• Issue 107, Vol. 36 No. 1, March 2009, $20, 189pp
• Thrice yearly academic journal published at DePauw University, founded 1973 by R.D. Mullen; currently edited by Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk
• Website: http://www.depauw.edu/sfs/

• This volume of articles, essays, and reviews has articles on TV in post-9/11 America, Judith Merril, Philip K. Dick, J.G. Ballard, and other topics; review-essays by David M. Higgins, Michael Levy, and Amy J. Ransom; and reviews of books by Mark L. Brake & Neil Hook, Jeff Prucher, Peter Wright, and others.
• The journal's website has this table of contents, with a page of abstracts of the seven lead articles.

(Mon 9 Mar 2009)

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Star*Line

• Issue 32.1, Jan./Feb. 2009, $3.50, 28pp, cover art by Daniel Trout
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
• Website: http://www.sfpoetry.com/

• This issue has poetry by Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Duane Ackerson, David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Wendy Rathbone, Robert Borski, and many others.
• There's also a president's message by Deborah P. Kolodji, a column by Denise Dumars about finding speculative poetry in non-genre magazines, a column by Robin M. Mayhall, and several small press reviews.

(Mon 16 Mar 2009)

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