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2009 Directories




 

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 129 No. 9, September 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Alperium/Shutterstock.com
• 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 the conclusion of Barry B. Longyear's 2-part serial "Turning the Grain", plus novelettes by Shane Tourtellotte and Alec Nevala-Lee and short stories by Marie DesJardin and Eric James Stone.
• The science fact article, about geomythology, is by Richard A. Lovett.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, "Where Credit Is Due"; an "Alternate View" column by Jeffery D. Kooistra, The Trouble with Physics; and a Reference Library book review column by Don Sakers, covering titles by Rudy Rucker, Alexander C. Irvine, and others; Brass Tacks letters from readers; and an Upcoming Events listing by Anthony Lewis.

(Tue 30 Jun 2009)

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 39, Vol. 7 No. 3, 2009, A$8.95, 96pp
• 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 Andrew Finch, has fiction by Rob Shearman, Linda Steele, James Targett, Paul Kennebeck, Dr Philip Edward Kaldon, and Joanne Anderton.
• Regular features include an editorial, author biographies, and acknowledgements.

(Thu 25 Jun 2009)

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Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 33 No. 8 (whole #403), August 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by John Jude Palencar
• 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/

• Fiction includes novelettes by Damien Broderick and Michael Blumlein, and short stories by Robert Reed, Derek Zumsteg, Mary Robinette Kowal, Steven Popkes, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
• Poetry is by Karin L. Frank, Erin Hoffman, Ruth Berman, Tina Connolly, and F.J. Bergmann.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial on the 2009 Readers' Awards, Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, Adventures in the Far Future II, James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, And the Winner Is; and book reviews by Peter Heck, covering Neal Stephenson, John Scalzi, and others.
• The magazine's website has previews of the Blumlein and Popkes stories.

(Tue 23 Jun 2009)

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Black Static

• Issue 11, June-July 2009, £3.95, 64pp
• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Website: http://ttapress.com/category/blackstatic/

• This issue has stories by Al Robertson, Will McIntosh, Lawrence Conquest, Gary Couzens, Daniel Kaysen, and Stephanie Burgis.
• Columns are by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including a Q&A with Steve Mosby), Tony Lee (DVD reviews), and Mike O'Driscoll (about J.G. Ballard).
• The magazine's website has this post with details about the table of contents.

(Tue 23 Jun 2009)

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Dreams and Nightmares

• Issue 83, May 2009, $5, 20pp, cover art by Anne Stone-Coyote
• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
• Website: http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/

• This issue has poetry by W. Gregory Stewart, Gary Every, Ray Greenblatt, Marge Simon, Wade German, and others.
• The magazine's new webpage http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/ has a photo of editor David C. Kopaska-Merkel, plus a bibliography, gallery, and ordering information.

(Thu 25 Jun 2009)

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 117 No. 1&2 (whole #684), Aug/Sept 2009, $6.50, 258pp, cover art by Cory & Catska Ench
• Now bimonthly magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website: http://www.fandsf.com/
• Message Board: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/378/378.html

• This issue has novelets by Sean McMullen, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Yoon Ha Lee, Lawrence C. Connolly, Rand B. Lee, Albert E. Cowdrey, and Bruce Sterling, and short stories by Nancy Springer, Matthew Hughes, and Georges-Olivier Chateaureynaud. There's also a poem by Sophie M. White.
• There are two classic reprints, Tina Kuzminski's "The Goddamned Tooth Fairy", introduced by Gordon Van Gelder, and Jessie Thompson's "Snowfall", introduced by Harlan Ellison.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint, covering Kim Antieau, Christopher Golden & Tim Lebbon, and others; reviews by Elizabeth Hand, covering Ursula K. Le Guin, Laura Miller, and Lev Grossman; Lucius Shepard's film review column, on Watchman; and a Curiosities page by Patricia A. Martinelli, about Edward Bulwer-Lytton's The Coming Race.

(Fri 5 Jun 2009)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 250, Vol. 21 No. 10, June 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 "Quartermillennial" issue -- the 250th number -- features a review of Jack McDevitt's short fiction, by Eugene Reynolds, and an essay about E.E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman series, by Arthur Tansky.
• Other essays are by Paul Shackley, about David Ketterer's analysis of Blish's After Such Knowledge trilogy; Mike Barrett, about the fiction of Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; and Michael Andre-Driussi, about Toynbee and SF.
• Other reviews are by Darrell Schweitzer, on J.G. Ballard, Joe Milicia, on Michael Flynn, Greg L. Johnson, on Alex Bledsoe, and Peter Rawlik, on Hank Wagner et al.
• In a sidebar, David Drake writes about the Golden Age. And in an editorial, David G. Hartwell writes about Google and taxing online sales.

(Tue 16 Jun 2009)

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Star*Line

• Issue 32.2, March/April 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 Robert Borski, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Duane Ackerson, Danny Adams, 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, essays by Bruce Boston and Charles Gramlich, and small press reviews.

(Fri 5 Jun 2009)

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Sybil's Garage

• Issue 6, May 2009, $8, 100pp
• Small press magazine of fiction, poetry, and artwork; edited by Matthew Kressel
• Website: http://www.sensesfive.com/

• Fiction in this issue is by Eric Del Carlo, Simon Petrie, K. Tempest Bradford, Keffy R.M. Kehrli, and others; poetry is by Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Daniel A. Rabuzzi, Sonya Taaffee, and others.
• An interview with Paul Tremblay is available online.
• The magazine's website has this this page with the complete table of contents and quotes from reviews of previous issues.

(Mon 1 Jun 2009)

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Talebones

• Issue 38, Summer 2009, $7/C$8.50, 103pp, cover art by Jeff Sturgeon
• Magazine of SF and dark fantasy, published since 1995; publishers and editors Patrick & Honna Swenson
• Website: http://www.talebones.com/

• This issue has fiction by Mary Robinette Kowal, Patricia Russo, Scott Edelman, Caroline Yoachim, Ari Goelman, David Sakmyster, Marshall Payne, Tim McDaniel, Brian Scott Hiebert, and Edward McNeely.
• Poetry and verse is by Greg Schwartz and K.S. Hardy.
• Departments include an editorial, letters, contributor bios, and a 1994 interview with Roger Zelazny by Ken Rand.
• You can order the issue directly from the website.

(Mon 29 Jun 2009)

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