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Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 129 No. 7&8, July/August 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
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This special double issue features part 1 of a 2-part serial by Barry B. Longyear, "Turning the Grain", plus novellas by Daniel Hatch and John G. Hemry, novelettes by Scott William Carter and Tom Ligon, short stories by Don D'Ammassa and Marissa K. Lingen, and a "Probability Zero" vignette by Harry Turltledove.
• There are two science fact article, by Dr. Don Lincoln and Janet Freeman, and a special feature by Michael Carroll.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, "Wild Goose Chase"; the results of this year's Analytical Laboratory; "The Alternate View" column by John G. Cramer, Two New Kinds of Wormholes; and a Reference Library book review column by Don Sakers, covering titles by Jim Crace, Matthew Sharpe, Gene Wolfe, and others; plus "Brass Tacks" letters from readers, and Anthony Lewis' "Upcoming Events".

(Sat 30 May 2009)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 33 No. 7 (whole #402), July 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Tomasz Maronski
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• Fiction includes "Earth II", a novella by Stephen Baxter set in the future of his novels Flood and Ark, plus a novelette by R. Garcia y Robertson and short stories by Michael Cassutt, Kit Reed, Ian McHugh, and Sara Genge. There's also poetry by Esther M. Friesner and F.J. Bergmann.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, Boom or Bust, Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, Adventures in the Far Future; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering small press titles.
• The latest movie review by John E. Rogers, Jr., special to the website, is of Star Trek.

(Fri 22 May 2009)


Black Static

• Issue 10, May 2009, £3.95, 64pp
• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• This issue has stories by Christopher Fowler, Gary McMahon, Scott Lambridis, Maura McHugh, James Cooper, and Shannon Page.
• Columns are by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Mike O'Driscoll, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including interviews with Thomas Ligotti and Ellen Datlow), and Tony Lee (DVD reviews).
• The magazine's website has this post with details about the table of contents.

(Mon 4 May 2009)


The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

• Issue 182, Vol. 43 No. 1, April-May 2009, $6.95, 56pp, cover art by Randy Asplund
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• This "2008 Nebula Award Issue" has profiles and statements from the nominees for the Nebula Awards presented last month in Los Angeles.
• Also featured is Stanley Schmidt's "Precision Tools", an essay addressing several issues of English style and grammar.
• Columns include Cynthia Ward's Market Report, a new "Agent Anonymous" column by "Sue Dee Nym", Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg's latest Dialogue, about "Artists", William C. Dietz' "Words for Hire" column, about publishers, Robert Metzger's "State of the Art" column, "The Tao of the Breakthrough", Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc" column, Nancy Holder's column about urban fantasy, and Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101", this time about anthologies edited by Harry Harrison.

(Tue 5 May 2009)


Murky Depths

• Issue 8, Summer 2009, £6.99, 82pp, cover art by James Johnson
• Quarterly magazine of graphic speculative fiction, edited by Matt Wallace and Gill Ainsworth; debuted 2007
• Website:

• This issue has prose fiction by David Tallerman, Sam J Drane, Geoffrey Girard, J Westlake, Christine Lucas, Lawrence Buentello, Richard Rippon, and Kevin Brown, plus verse by Ed Norden and Sylvanus Moxley
• Graphic fiction is by Luke Cooper, James Johnson, Chris Huff, and Christopher Barker.
• There's also an interview with James Johnson.
• The magazine's website has the complete table of contents.

(Tue 12 May 2009)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 249, Vol. 21 No. 9, May 2009, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Future Cities" issue has a pre-Worldcon guide to Montreal by Amy J. Ransom, and an essay about London by Eric A. Johnson.
• Other essays are by Tom Purdom, fifth installment of his "When I Was Writing"; Chuck Gannon, addressing John Updike's "marginalization" of SF; and Darrell Schweitzer, about a 1941 Robert Bloch story called "The End of Science Fiction".
• Reviews include Michael Swanwick on Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Jenny Blackford on Kage Baker, Peter Rawlik on C.J. Henderson, Robert Bee on Cory Doctorow, and David Mead on Brenda Cooper.
• Also, Dave Langford reviews miscellaneous titles, and David G. Hartwell provides an editorial.

(Thu 28 May 2009)


On Spec

• Issue 76, Vol. 21 No. 1, Spring 2009, C$6.95, 112pp, cover art by Heather Bruton
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Jack Skillingstead, Tony Pi, J. Brian Clarke, Khria Deefholts, Matthew Jordan Schmidt, and E.E. Moxam
• Poetry is by Michael Penny.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by guest editor Robert Rune, interviews with J. Brian Clarke and Heather Bruton, and contributor notes.

(Tue 28 Apr 2009)



• Issue 13, Spring 2009, $6.00/C$7.00, 49pp
• The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction; published twice per year; edited and published by Christopher M. Cevasco
• Website:

• This final issue of the magazine has fiction by Steve Rasnic Tem, Maura McHugh, T.L. Morganfield, Danny Adams, Marie Brennan, Natasha Simonova, and Ernesto Brosa.
• Poetry is by Darrell Schweitzer and Rachael Pruitt.
• Departments include an editorial, reviews of books by Dan Simmons and Ella March Chase, and of films Katyn and Everlasting Moments.
• The magazine's site links to this announcement of its ceasing publication.

(Thu 14 May 2009)


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