NY Review of SF
Realms of Fantasy
Bulletin of SFWA
Dreams and Nightmares
New York Review of SF
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 130 No. 1&2, January/February 2010, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by NASA
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/
This double issue has novellas by Richard A. Lovett, H.G. Stratmann, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch; a novelette by Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff; and short stories by Mike Resnick & Lezli Robyn, Michael F. Flynn, Eric James Stone, and David L. Clements. Robert T. Lundy contributes a poem.
(Fri 13 Nov 2009)
There are science fact articles by Victor Raggio, MD, about twins, and Stephen R. Balzac, about culture; and special features by Richard A. Lovett, about writer's tricks, and Ben Bova, about his life and one-time editorship of Analog.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, "The Future of Futures"; an "Alternate View" column by Jeffery D. Kooistra, "Aliens Among Us"; a Biolog by Richard A. Lovett about Kristine Kathryn Rusch; "Reference Library" book reviews by Don Sakers; and a "Brass Tacks" column of letters from readers.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 34 No. 01 (whole #408), January 2010, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Jeroen Advocaat
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
This issue has novelettes by Geoffrey A. Landis, Robert Reed, and Allen M. Steele, and short stories by Felicity Shoulders, Steve Rasnic Tem, Chris Roberson, and Carol Emshwiller.
(Fri 13 Nov 2009)
Poetry is by Ruth Berman and Mark Rich.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial A Magazine by Any Name, about whether Asimov's is a magazine or not; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, The Antikythera Computer; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, Dude, Where's My Hovercar?; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering James Blaylock, Jack Vance, and others.
The magazine's website has the table of contents, including the ballot for the 24th annual readers' awards.
Issue 10, Winter 2009, £6.99, 82pp, cover art by Lars Rasmussen
Quarterly magazine of graphic speculative fiction, edited by Matt Wallace and Gill Ainsworth; debuted 2007
This issue includes episode 2 of a graphic novel adaptation of Richard Calder's "Dead Girls", and other graphic stories by Luke Cooper, Toby Anderton, Lavie Tidhar, and James Johnson.
(Sat 7 Nov 2009)
Prose stories are by Mike Carey, Ian R Faulkner, Richard Rippon, Alex Curnow, Jeff Cook, and Mark Ball.
There's also an interview with Lars Rasmussen, steampunk reports by Robert Rankin and Toby Frost, and a column by Matt Wallace.
The magazine's website has the complete table of contents.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 255, Vol. 22 No. 3, November 2009, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Critical Reassessment" issue features essays by Chris Nakashima-Brown, about SF in the aftermath of the 20th century, and John Clute, about The Count of Monte Criso as a model for American superheros.
(Thu 12 Nov 2009)
Other essays are by K.J. Bishop, an introduction to the graphic novel version of Richard Calder's Dead Girls (running in Murky Depths, listed above); Terence M. Green, rereading Phyllis Gotlieb's Sunburst; Joseph Green, recalling time spent with Leigh Brackett and Edmond Hamilton; Darrell Schweitzer, about why Stanley G. Weinbaum still matters; Joe Sanders, on two stories by David Marusek; and Brian Aldiss, in which he explains that he hasn't been writing science fiction, but rather metaphorical realism.
Reviews, by Graham Sleight, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, and Greg L. Johnson, cover books by Lev Grossman, Jacqueline Carey, and Greg van Eekhout.
David G. Hartwell editorializes the economy and urban fantasy.
Issue 78, Vol. 21 No. 3, Fall 2009, C$6.95, 112pp, cover art by Christy Road
Fiction in this issue is by Brent Knowles, Joanna M. Weston, Dave Cherniak, Amanda Downum, Erin Thomas, and Andrew Bryant.
(Sat 7 Nov 2009)
Poetry is by Phoebe T.H. Tsang and Lynn Pattison
Nonfiction includes an editorial by guest editor Robert J. Sawyer, tributes to Phyllis Gotlieb and Charles N. Brown by Candas Jane Dorsey, and interviews with author Brent Knowles and artist Roberta Laurie.
The magazine's website lists the table of contents and contributor notes on its current issue page.
Issue 32.5, September/October 2009, $3.50, 28pp, cover art by Daniel Trout
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
This issue has poetry by Steve Sneyd, G.O. Clark, Helen ehrlich, Francis W. Alexander, Geoffrey Landis, Robert Borski, and many others.
(Thu 12 Nov 2009)
Contents also include a president's message by Deborah P. Kolodji, a conference report about a Haiku gathering, Denise Dumars column about finding speculative poetry in non-genre magazines, and several small press reviews.
early November 2009
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