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2009 Directories


Albedo One

• Issue 36, 2009, E5.95/£3.95, 64pp, cover art by Enaer
• Irish magazine of SF, fantasy, and horror, published since 1993
• Website:

• This issue of the Irish SF magazine has fiction by Colin Henchley, Kurt Kirchmeier, Craig Saunders, Mike O'Driscoll, D.T. Neal, and Frank W. Haubold (translated by Wilf James).
• Features include an interview with Paul Di Filippo, an editorial discussing recent awards, and book reviews by Juliet E. McKenna, Andrew McKenna, and others.
• The magazine's site has new URL

(Wed 8 Jul 2009)


The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

• Issue 183, Vol. 43 No. 2, June-July 2009, $6.95, 40pp, cover art by Marianne Plumridge
• Website:

• This issue features an interview with Tor Books publisher Tom Doherty.
• Columns include Cynthia Ward's Market Report, an "Agent Anonymous" column by "Sue Dee Nym", Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg's latest Dialogue, about "The Specialty Press", William C. Dietz' "Words for Hire" column, about agents, Robert Metzger's "State of the Art" column, "Plan B", Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc" column, about an organization of Christian writers, and Nancy Holder's column about urban fantasy.

(Fri 17 Jul 2009)



• Issue XXV, July 2009, £2.75, 55pp, cover art by Daniel Bristow-Bailey
• Quarterly UK SF magazine, edited by Ian Redman
• Website:

• This issue, named Erinome after the 25th moon of Jupiter, has fiction by Sam Kepfield, Fet Milner, Kate Kelly, Neil Clift, and Very Sepulveda.
• The issue can be ordered individually from the magazine's back issues page.

(Wed 8 Jul 2009)


Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet

• Issue 24, July 2009, $5, 60pp, cover art by Matthew Kirby
• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled 'an occasional outburst'; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Alexander Lamb, Liz Williams, Jasmine Hammer, J.W.M. Morgan, Dicky Murphy, Alissa Nutting, Eve Tushnet, Dennis Danvers, and Anya Groner.
• There's also Gwenda Bond's "Dear Aunt Gwenda" column, poetry by Neile Graham and Marina Rubin, and a comic by Abby Denson.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents.

(Sat 18 Jul 2009)


Leading Edge

• Issue 57, June 2009, $5.95, 104pp, cover art by Sandi Johnson
• Semiannual SF/fantasy magazine published since 1981 by students, faculty, and alumni of Brigham Young University; current editor Christopher Kugler
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Rose Gonella, M.E. Pickett, Kris Conyngham, Kate Woodbury, and Randy Klecka. Poetry is by Devon Miller-Duggan, Greg Schwartz, and Edward Fisher.
• Features include a sketchbook by artist Sandi Johnson, book reviews, and guidelines for a writing contest.

(Fri 17 Jul 2009)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 251, Vol. 21 No. 11, July 2009, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Readercon" issue features an autobiographical essay by Kit Reed, "The Story until Now", and an essay by Darrell Schweitzer about a little-known supernatural novel by James Hogg.
• Other essays are by Stacie L. Hanes, about Discworld; Joe Sanders, examining a novella by Roger Zelazny; Terry W. Thompson, about Frankenstein; James Morrow, about Claude Lalumière; Mike Barrett, on the fantasies of Clifford D. Simak; and Michael Bishop, saying goodbye to Tom Disch.
• Reviews, by Joan Gordon, Michael Swanwick, Greg L. Johnson, and Preston Grassmann, cover books by Buckner, Heimbuch, Anderson, and Miéville.
• David G. Hartwell contributes a short editorial.

(Fri 10 Jul 2009)


Realms of Fantasy

• Vol. 15 No. 5, August 2009, $6.99/C$7.99, 82pp
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• This first issue of the magazine under its new owner has fiction by Tanith Lee, Dennis Danvers, Ian Creasey, and Bruce Holland Rogers.
• Departments include Games reviews (now at the front of the magazine) by Matt Staggs, a Movies column by Resa Nelson, a Folkroots column on "Mystic Rhythms" by SatyrPhil Brucato, a Gallery by Karen Haber featuring the art of Michael Hague, and (now at the back of the magazine) book reviews by Paul Witcover and Matt Staggs (with sidebars by Michael Jones covering YA books and by Jeff VanderMeer covering graphic novels) and an editorial by Shawna McCarthy.
• New website announces the purchase of the magazine by Warren Lapine's Tir Na Nog Press, and has ordering information. A Publisher's Note in the magazine by Lapine mentions that subscribers to earlier lapsed magazines, including SF Chronicle and Absolute Magnitude, will be receiving issues of the new RoF in fulfillment of their subscriptions.

(Thu 16 Jul 2009)



• Issue 32.3, May/June 2009, $3.50, 24pp, cover art by Daniel Trout
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
• Website:

• This issue has poetry by John Tumlin, Duane Ackerson, Ann K. Schwader, Wade Green, and 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, small press reviews, and a column by Kendall Evans on "A Dark Poetry Renaissance".

(Fri 17 Jul 2009)


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