Bulletin of the SFWA
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
New York Review of SF
Realms of Fantasy
Dreams & Nightmares
NY Review of SF
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 129 No. 10, October 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
Message Board: http://www.analogsf.com/discus/
Fiction in this issue includes a novella by Michael F. Flynn, novelettes by Jesse L. Watson, Robert Grossbach, and Juliette Wade, and short stories by William Gleason, Carl Frederick, and Jerry Oltion. There's also poetry by Edward M. Lerner.
(Thu 6 Aug 2009)
The science fact article, about the psychology of space travel, is by Nick Kanas, M.D.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, "Only Following Orders"; a Biolog about William Gleason, by Richard A. Lovett; an "Alternate View" column by John G. Cramer, Connecting Gravity with Electricity; a Reference Library column by Don Sakers, covering titles by Nick Gevers & Jay Lake, Robert J. Sawyer, and others; Brass Tacks letters from readers; and an Upcoming Events listing by Anthony Lewis.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 33 No. 9 (whole #404), September 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by John Picacio
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
Fiction consists of a novella by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, a novelette by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn, and short stories by Lisa Goldstein, Ferrett Steinmetz, Brenda Cooper, Steve Rasnic Tem, Benjamin Crowell, and Jerry Oltion.
(Thu 6 Aug 2009)
Poetry is by Kendall Evans, Danny Adams, and Bruce Boston.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial on the 2009 Dell Magazines Awards, Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, Building Worlds: Part 1, book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering titles by Christopher Anvil, Charles Stross, and others.
The magazine's website has previews of the Rusch and Goldestein stories.
Issue 12, August/September 2009, £3.95, 64pp
British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
This issue has horror stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Nina Allan, Kim Lakin-Smith, Sarah Totton, Tim Casson, and T.F. Davenport.
(Thu 20 Aug 2009)
Columns are by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire novels, and a Q&A with Gary A. Braunbeck), Tony Lee (DVD reviews), and Mike O'Driscoll.
The magazine's website has this post with details about the table of contents.
Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
Vol. 19 No. 3 (whole #74), 2008, $7.50, 293-455pp
Quarterly academic journal published by Florida Atlantic University; edited by W.A. Senior
This issue begins with editor Brian Attebery's introduction, " 'More Fantasy Crap,' or, Why We Fight".
(Thu 20 Aug 2009)
Feature essays are by Vivian Ralickas (on H.P. Lovecraft), Emily E. Auger (on Tolkien), Derek Thiess (on Blish), Kyle Bishop (on Buffy), Eric White (on insects and automata), and John Tibbetts (on TV's Tales of Tomorrow).
A "review essay" by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock is titled "The Proliferating Undead". Reviews include Brian Attebery on Paul Kincaid's What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction and others by Timothy H. Evans, Edward James, et al.
The journal's website's current issue page has the complete table of contents.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 117 No. 3&4 (whole #685), Oct/Nov 2009, $7.5, 322pp, cover art by David A. Hardy
Now bimonthly magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Message Board: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/378/378.html
This 60th anniversary issue has a novella by Lucius Shepard, novelets by Elizabeth Hand, Albert E. Cowdrey, Robert Silverberg, Ron Goulart, and Charles Oberndorf, and short stories by Carol Emshwiller, Geoff Ryman, Robert Reed, Joe Haldeman, M. Rickert, Ron Partridge, and Kate Wilhelm.
(Mon 10 Aug 2009)
This issue features story introductions by the authors (rather than by the editor), reminiscing on their first encounters with the magazine. Gordon Van Gelder's editorial notes that he's been in charge of the magazine for a fifth of its history [since 1997].
Departments include Books to Look For by Charles de Lint, covering Lili St. Crow, Margaret Ronald, and others; Michelle West's Musing on Books, discussing Reif Larsen, Cindy Pon, Janni Lee Simner, and Catherynne M. Valente; a "Plumage from Pegasus" piece by Paul Di Filippo, Sugar and Spice, and Everything Licensable; a science column by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty, Seeing Red; a film review column by Lucius Shepard (mentioning Star Trek but focusing on Moon); and a Curiosities page by David Langford.
Also in this issue is results of the latest F&SF Competition, with instructions for the next.
Issue 9, Autumn 2009, £6.99, 82pp, cover art by Leonardo M Giron
Quarterly magazine of graphic speculative fiction, edited by Matt Wallace and Gill Ainsworth; debuted 2007
This issue features the first part of a graphic novel adaptation of Richard Calder's "Dead Girls", with art by Leonardo M. Giron, and an introduction by K.J. Bishop. Other graphic stories in this issue are by Luke Cooper and Chris Huff.
(Sat 1 Aug 2009)
Prose stories are by Juliet E. McKenna, Matt Finucane, Andrew Knighton, Robert E. Keller, Derek Cagemann, Craig Hallam, Anthony Malone, and Kevin Brown.
There's also interviews with Juliet E. McKenna and Paul Drummond, news of a forthcoming writing competition judged by Mike Carey, and a column by Matt Wallace.
The magazine's website has the complete table of contents, plus a selection of sample pages.
Issue 17, 2009, C$7.95, 80pp, cover art by Stephanie Ann Johanson
Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson
Fiction in this issue is by Sara King, Peter Andrew Smith, Robert P. Switzer, Linda DeMeulemeester, Jim O'Loughlin, James Steimle, Joan L. Savage, and Russ Colson. There's also poetry by Dave Duncan.
(Sat 1 Aug 2009)
Nonfiction includes an editorial by Karl Johanson, letters, editorial column "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart" this time about Nitrogen, recent awards news, reviews of books and films, and science news.
The magazine's website includes subscription info, submission guidelines, and a detailed description of this issue.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 252, Vol. 21 No. 12, August 2009, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Another Year Older" issue features an essay about Harry Turtledove by Doug Texter, and an essay by David G. Hartwell, "The Making of the American Fantasy Genre", revised and expanded from a chapter of his 1995 book Age of Wonders, 2nd edition.
(Sat 1 Aug 2009)
Other essays are by Edgar L. Chapman, on Phil Farmer, and Tom Purdom, the 6th installment of his literary memoir.
Reviews, by Darrell Schweitzer, Donald M. Hassler, Damien Broderick, Philip E. Smith, and Michael Levy, cover books by Gene Wolfe, Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner, Robert Silverberg, Henry Gee, and Kage Baker.
David G. Hartwell's editorial reports on his trips to the Stoker Awards weekend and elsewhere.
posted 4 September 2009
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