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2009 Directories




 

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 129 No. 12, December 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by David A. Hardy
• 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 novelettes by Stephen Baxter and H.G. Stratmann, short stories by Jerry Oltion and Carl Frederick, and the conclusion of a two-part serial by G. David Nordley, "To Climb a Flat Mountain". There's also a "Probability Zero" vignette by Robert Scherrer.
• The science fact article is "Plate Tectonics, Goldilocks, And The Late Heavy Bombardment: Why Earth Isnít Mars Or Venus" by Richard A. Lovett.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, "Control"; an "Alternate View" column by John G. Cramer, Opus 150: Dark Forces in the Universe ; a Reference Library column by Don Sakers, covering titles by David Gunn, Cory Doctorow, and others; Brass Tacks letters from readers; and an Upcoming Events listing by Anthony Lewis.

(Wed 7 Oct 2009)

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 42, Vol. 7 No. 6, 2009, A$8.95, 104pp, cover art by Lewis P Morley
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website: http://www.andromedaspaceways.com/

• This issue, edited by Edwina Harvey, has fiction by Rob Shearman, Ripley Patton, Dave Luckett, Laura Goodin, Anna Tambour, and others.
• Poetry is by Steven Saus and Marcie Lynn Tentchoff.
• Special features include a tribute illustration to Douglas Adams by Robert Jan, and an article about parasitic worms by J W Schnarr. There are also book reviews by Simon Petrie, covering titles by Sean Williams, Iain Banks, and others.

(Wed 14 Oct 2009)

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Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 41, Vol. 7 No. 5, 2009, A$8.95, 112pp, cover art by Paul Airhart
• 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 Ian Nichols, has fiction by Dave Luckett, Stephen Dedman, Karen Maric, Damien Broderick & Paul Di Filippo, Felicity Pulman, Kathleen Jennings, Grant Stone, Thoraiya Dyer, Jessica E Kaiser, and Brian Stableford.
• No special features this issue; just an editorial by Ian Nichols, and contributor biographies.
• The website's current issue page lists the table of contents.

(Wed 14 Oct 2009)

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Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 33 No. 12 (whole #407), December 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Duncan Long
• 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/

• This issue has novelettes by Benjamin Crowell and Brian Stableford, and short stories by Jeff Carlson, Sara Genge, John Shirley, Nick Wolven, Jim Aikin, and Mike Resnick.
• Poetry is by Andrew Gudgel, Darrell Schweitzer, and G.O. Clark.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial All Around the Town, about the magazine's change of offices; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, Building Worlds: Part III; and book reviews by Peter Heck, covering Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Richard Parks, and others.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents (with a couple items not actually in this issue), with links to the departments and excerpts from two of the stories.

(Wed 7 Oct 2009)

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Black Static

• Issue 13, October/November 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 horror stories by Tim Lees, Kim Lakin-Smith, Carole Johnstone, Joel Lane, and James Cooper.
• Columns are by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including a Q&A with Joel Lane), Tony Lee (DVD reviews), and Mike O'Driscoll.
• The magazine's website has this post with details about the table of contents.

(Wed 28 Oct 2009)

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Electric Velocipede

• Issue 17/18, Spring 2009, $12, 164pp, cover art by T. Davidsohn
• Small-press, thrice-yearly magazine of fiction and poetry, published since 2001; edited by John Klima.
• Website: http://www.electricvelocipede.com/

• This double issue of the Hugo Award-winning fanzine has 20 stories, by Merrie Haskell, K. Tempest Bradford, Jay Lake, Yoon Ha Lee, Chris Roberson, and others, and seven poems, by KJ Bishop, Elizabeth Barrett, and others.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with John Langan, recipes by Penelope O'Shea, and a food Q&A with Will Shetterly.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents with links to excerpts (and in a few cases, full texts).

(Mon 19 Oct 2009)

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Jupiter

• Issue XXVI, October 2009, £2.75, 55pp, cover art by Michael King
• Quarterly UK SF magazine, edited by Ian Redman
• Website: http://www.jupitersf.co.uk/

• This issue, named Isonoe after the 26th moon of Jupiter, has fiction by Edward Rodosek, David Conyers, Rosie Oliver, and Will Styler.
• G.O. Clark contributes a poem.
• The issue can be ordered individually from the magazine's back issues page.

(Tue 20 Oct 2009)

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 117 No. 5 (whole #686), December 2009, $7, 258pp, cover art by Kent Bash
• 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 Alex Irvine, Matthew Hughes, Tim Sullivan, and Richard Bowes, plus short stories by Alexandra Duncan, Terry Bisson, Brendan DuBois, Kit Reed, Sarah Thomas, Nancy Springer, and Harvey Jacobs.
• Departments include Gordon Van Gelder's editorial, revealing the winner of magazine's 1980 30th anniversary contest; Charles de Lint's Books to Look For, covering Paul T. Riddell, Michael Swanwick, and others; a Books column by James Sallis, covering Jedediah Berry and Kris Saknussemm; a Films column by Kathi Maio, concerning $9.99; and a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, about Voltaire's Micromegas.

(Mon 12 Oct 2009)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 254, Vol. 22 No. 2, October 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 "Life, Death, and Sex(ism)" issue features an essay by Sheryyl Vint on women scientists and Gwyneth Jones' Life, and a review by Eugene Reynolds of Robert Silverberg's Dying Inside.
• Other essays are by Ron Thomas, about Watchmen, and Darrell Schweitzer, about "Randall Garrett's 'The Queen Bee': The Most Sexist Science Fiction Story Ever Published?".
• Other reviews, by Joe Sanders and Joe Milicia, cover books by Elizabeth Bear and J.P. Telotte.
• David G. Hartwell editorializes about Anticipation (the Worldcon in Montreal), the semiprozine category, and changes with the magazine and in the world at large.

(Tue 20 Oct 2009)

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Realms of Fantasy

• Vol. 15 No. 6, October 2009, $6.99/C$7.99, 80pp
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website: http://www.rofmagazine.com/

• The October issue (seen last month but overlooked on the September Magazines page) has fiction by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Ben Francisco, S.E. Ward, Jay Lake, and William R. Eakin.
• Departments include Games reviews by Matt Staggs, a Movies column by Resa Nelson, a Folkroots column on "The Green Man" of Islamic tradition by H. Talat Halman, a Gallery of art by Mia Nutick, and book reviews by Paul Witcover, Matt Staggs, and Michael Jones.
• Website http://realmsoffantasymag.com/ has subscription information.

(Wed 2 Sep 2009)

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Realms of Fantasy

• Vol. 15 No. 7, December 2009, $6.99, 74pp
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website: http://www.rofmagazine.com/

• This issue has fiction by Dirk Strasser, Richard Parks, Sharon Mock, Ken Scholes, and Cat Rambo.
• Departments include Games reviews by Matt Staggs, a Movies column by Resa Nelson, a Folkroots column by SatyrPhil Brucato, a Gallery by Karen Haber featuring the art of Jill Bauman, and book reviews by Paul Witcover, Matt Staggs, Michael Jones, and Andrew Wheeler.
• Website http://realmsoffantasymag.com/ has subscription information.

(Fri 30 Oct 2009)

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Weird Tales

• Vol. 64 No. 1 (whole #353), Spring 2009, $6.99, 80pp, cover art by Saara Salmi
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, & John Betancourt
• Website: http://www.weirdtalesmagazine.com/

• The first 2009 issue of the Hugo Award-winning semiprozine has fiction by Jeffrey Ford, Jeff Johnson, Paul Tremblay, Robert Davies, Caleb Wilson, and Hunter Eden. Michael Phillips contributes a poem.
• Features include an interview with Thomas Ligotti by Geoffrey H. Goodwin, and an interview with Richard Corben by Bill Baxter.
• Regular departments include an editorial by Stephen H. Segal, a tribute to J.G. Ballard by Jason Heller, book reviews by Craig Laurance Gidney, a "Bazaar" column by Amanda Gannon, a column about H.P. Lovecraft by Kenneth Hite, and a "Cryptic" column by Darrell Schweitzer.
• The magazine's website has this order page listing the complete table of contents.

(Tue 6 Oct 2009)

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