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Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 130 No. 3, March 2010, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by NASA
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has a novella by Shane Tourtellotte, novelettes by Christopher L. Bennett and Carl Frederick, and short stories by Bud Sparhawk, Brad Aiken, and David A. Simons, plus a "Probability Zero" vignette by Tocho Ligon.
• The science fact article on "Isotropy" is by Stephen L. Gillett, Ph.D.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, "The Twisted Art of Argument" (as in the health care debate); an "Alternate View" column by John G. Cramer, A Nice Way to Make a Solar System; a Biolog by Richard A. Lovett about Christopher L. Bennett; a Reference Library column of book reviews by Don Sakers, covering Jack McDevitt, Ben Bova, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters from readers; and Upcoming Events compiled by Anthony Lewis.

(Wed 23 Dec 2009)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 34 No. 2 (whole #409), February 2010, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Paul Youll
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has a novella by Stephen Baxter, novelettes by Caroline M. Yoachim, Bruce McAllister, and Aliette de Bodard, and short stories by Damien Broderick and David Erik Nelson.
• Poetry is by Peter Swanson and Michael Meyerhofer.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial Affecting Eternity; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, Rereading Clarke; Peter Heck On Books, covering titles by Clarke & Pohl, Snodgrass, and others; and Erwin S. Strauss' SF Conventional Calendar.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents, including James Patrick Kelly's next "On the Net" column (not in this print issue), The Price of Free (Part I), and an excerpt of Stephen Baxter's "The Ice Line".

(Wed 23 Dec 2009)


Black Static

• Issue 14, December/January 2010, £3.95, 64pp
• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• This issue has horror stories by Paul Finch, Christopher Fowler, Maurice Broaddus, Rosanne Rabinowitz, and Gary McMahon.
• Columns are by Peter Tennant (news), Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Peter Tennant (book reviews, including a Q&A with Gary McMahon), Tony Lee (DVD reviews).
• The magazine's website has this post with details about the table of contents.

(Tue 29 Dec 2009)


The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

• Issue 185, Vol. 43 No. 4, October-November 2009, $6.95, 48pp, cover art by Christopher Butler
• Website:

• This issue's feature articles are by Cat Rambo, about online networks, and Andrew L. Burt, and WYSIWYG universes.
• Columns include Cynthia Ward's Market Report, an "Agent Anonymous" column by "Sue Dee Nym", Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg's latest Dialogue, "Stalking the Wild Editor with Pen and Laptop", William C. Dietz' "Words for Hire" column, about non-fiction fiction writers, Nancy Holder's column about urban fantasy, and Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101" column about Pamela Sargent's "Women of Wonder" anthologies.
• Regular departments include Mark Kreigbaum's editorial, a list of new SFWA members, and business announcements.
• The magazine's website hasn't been updated since January.

(Sun 27 Dec 2009)



• Issue 18, 2009, C$7.95, 80pp, cover art by Ann Lightbody
• Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Jennifer Greylyn, Kirk Winning, Conrad Jaye, Dan Asad, Karl Bunker, Jennifer Lott, Scott Overton, and Pippa Wysong.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Karl Johanson, letters, editorial column "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart" this time about Hydrogen & Oxygen, Carbon, and others, 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.

(Wed 23 Dec 2009)



• Issue 261, Autumn 2009, £4.00, 55pp
• Bimonthly critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
• Website:

• This issue is a special edition on "J.G. Ballard: Art, Environment & Film", with articles by James Pardey, Jonathan McCalmont, Lara Buckerton,
• The issue also has an interview with José Carlos Somoza by Ian Watson, numerous book reviews edited by Keri Sperring, and columns by Abigail Nussbaum, Andy Sawyer, Stephen Baxter, and Graham Sleight.

(Wed 30 Dec 2009)


Weird Tales

• Vol. 64 No. 2 (whole #354), Fall 2009, $6.99, 80pp, cover art by Andrew Trabbold
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, & John Betancourt
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Richard Howard, Andrea Kneeland, Eric Red, Simon King, Zdravka Evtimova, and Kevin Veale. Poetry is by Lucy A. Snyder.
• Features celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 200th birthday, with essays on "Growing up Poe" by Ramsey Shehadeh, Alethea Kontis, Mike Allen, Cherie Priest, and Alexandra Elizabeth Honigsberg, and a profile by Nick Mamatas.
• Regular departments include an interview with Joe Schreiber, 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.

(Sun 20 Dec 2009)


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