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2009 Directories


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
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• 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.
• 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.

(Thu 6 Aug 2009)


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
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• 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.
• 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.

(Thu 6 Aug 2009)


Black Static

• Issue 12, August/September 2009, £3.95, 64pp
• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
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• This issue has horror stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Nina Allan, Kim Lakin-Smith, Sarah Totton, Tim Casson, and T.F. Davenport.
• 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.

(Thu 20 Aug 2009)


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
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• This issue begins with editor Brian Attebery's introduction, " 'More Fantasy Crap,' or, Why We Fight".
• 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.

(Thu 20 Aug 2009)


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
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• 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.
• 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.

(Mon 10 Aug 2009)


Murky Depths

• 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
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• 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.
• 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.

(Sat 1 Aug 2009)



• 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
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• 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.
• 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.

(Sat 1 Aug 2009)


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.
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• 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.
• 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.

(Sat 1 Aug 2009)


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