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2010 Directories




 

Clarkesworld

• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil Clarke, editor Sean Wallace, non-fiction editor Cheryl Morgan
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/

September 2010
Issue 48, cover art by Julie Dillon
• The two stories in this issue are by Robert Reed and Stephen Gaskell.
• Nonfiction includes an article by Bill Spangler about Magnus Robot Fighter, and interviews with Karin Lowachee and Angela Slatter.
• The podcast is Kate Baker reading Robert Reed's story.

(Sat 4 Sep 2010)

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Daily Science Fiction

• Original science fiction & fantasy emailed to you every weekday; debuted September 1, 2010; editors Jonathan Laden and Michele Barasso
• Format: Online; email
• Frequency: daily
http://dailysciencefiction.com/

September 2010
• The site provides one new sf or fantasy story every weekday, emailed to subscribers for free, and appearing on the website one week later.
• The initial few stories, listed on the site's homepage, are by Jeff Hecht, Steven R. Stewart, Lavie Tidhar, Tim Pratt, and Deborah Walker.
• The site also submission guidelines for stories and artwork.

(Sat 4 Sep 2010)

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Flurb

• A Webzine of Astonishing Tales, since 2006; edited by Rudy Rucker
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Semi-annual
http://www.flurb.net/

Fall/Winter 2010
• The unifying theme is politics, according to Rudy Rucker's editorial. There are 17 stories - by Jon Armstrong, Kek, Adam Callaway, Rudy Rucker, Madeline Ashby, Ernest Hogan, Howard V. Hendrix, Th. Metzger, Marc Laidlaw, Brandan Byrne, Bruce Sterling, Kris Saknussemm, Analee Newitz, Carter Scholz, Ian Watson, Kathleen Ann Goonan, and John Shirley.
• Artwork for the stories is by Rudy Rucker.
• The next issue, due March 2011, will be guest-edited by Eileen Gunn.

(Sat 4 Sep 2010)

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io9

• Science fiction, science, and pop culture blog; launched January 2008; editor in chief Annalee Newitz, managing editor Charlie Jane Anders
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Daily
http://io9.com/

September 2010
• New posts in the SF 101: Science Fiction for Beginners thread include a syllabus and book list for novice students of science fiction literature, a description of ten tropes you'll find in science fiction, and advice on how to get into 20 classic science fiction shows
• Charlie Jane Anders writes about What science fiction writers can learn from the flood of SF lit novels, highlights a 1964 interview with Arthur C. Clarke in which he predicted telemedicine, telecommuting and mobile phones, compiles a gallery of awesomely trippy 1960s and 1970s SF book covers, and looks back at 1970's concept art for orbiting space habitats.
Terry Pratchett talks about putting darkness and death into fantasy, with a link to his Guardian interview.
• And Josh Wimmer's occasional "Blogging the Hugos" reviews looks at Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed, a book he wants to like but doesn't.

(Sun 5 Sep 2010)

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M-Brane SF

• The Magazine of Astounding Science Fiction, since January 2009; edited by Christopher Fletcher
• Format: PDF by subscription
• Frequency: monthly
http://www.mbranesf.com/

September 2010
Cover art by Mari Kurisato
• This issue has six stories, by Will Kaufman, Garrett Ashley, Natasha Simonova, Michael Andre-Driussi, Jennifer Brozek, and Colin P. Davies.
• The issue link above is a blog post with a description of the issue by the editor. The actual issue is provided as PDF via links provided to subscribers.

(Sat 4 Sep 2010)

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SF Signal

• Daily blog of SF reviews, links, video clips, and commentary; online since 2003; regular contributors JP Frantz and John DeNardo
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Daily
http://www.sfsignal.com/

September 2010
• This week's "Mind Meld" asks What's The Next Big Trend/Movement in SF/F Literature?, with answers from Angela Slatter, Gary K. Wolfe, Sue Lange, Jeff VanderMeer, and others.
• The fifth SF Signal Podcast with Karen Burnham and others discusses the science fiction equivalent of Sword & Sorcery.

(Sun 5 Sep 2010)

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SF Site

• Reviews, interviews, feature, links; published by Rodger Turner since 1997
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Semi-monthly
http://www.sfsite.com/

September 2010
• This issue features a column by Derek Johnson on 'desert island' movies and 2001, new arrivals compiled by Neil Walsh, and a graphic novels column by Rick Klaw and Mark London Williams.
• Reviews include Dominic Cilli on Brent Weeks, Rich Horton on China Miéville, Michael M Jones on Jack Campbell, Jason Erik Lundberg on Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James, Steve H Silver on Mike Resnick and Barry N. Malzberg, Rick Klaw on Amelia Beamer, and others.

(Fri 20 Aug 2010)

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Spectra Magazine

• Sci-fi, fantasy and horror short fiction digital magazine, debuting September 2010; editors Fraser MacInnes and Spanner Spencer
• Format: Ebook formats, by subscription
• Frequency: monthly, published semimonthly
http://spectramagazine.com/

September 2010
• This debut issue, not yet completely released, includes stories by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, S. Boyd Taylor, Brian Dolton, and Kim Falconer.
• There are also reviews, of films, games, and hardware, a news column, a flash fiction competition, and an editors letter.
• The 'zine's homepage has blog posts with previews of the issue and news items drawn from BBC, Blastr, and other sources.

(Sat 4 Sep 2010)

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Strange Horizons

• Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews; founded September 2000; editor-in-chief Susan Marie Groppi
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Weekly; reviews posted three times a week
http://www.strangehorizons.com/

30 August 2010
• Fiction this week is Aphrodisia by Lavie Tidhar.
• Poetry: Sestina for Death by James S. Dorr.
• Reviews are by Anil Mennon, Niall Alexander, and Martin Lewis.

(Sat 4 Sep 2010)

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Tor.com

• SF & fantasy fiction, reviews, commentary, founded 2008; staff includes fiction editors Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Daily
http://www.tor.com/

September 2010
• Brandon Sanderson comments about the release of The Way of Kings.
• Elizabeth Bear reviews Ted Chiang's The Lifecycle of Software Objects and Diane Duane's Omnitopia. Filed under Queering SFF, Brit Mandelo asks Where's the Polyamory?. And A.M. Dellamonica reviews M.K. Hobson's The Native Star.
• Jo Walton reaches the end of her series of recommendations for where to start with various authors, finishing with X,Y,Z. Meanwhile Walton has individual reviews of Sherwood Smith's Crown Duel, a nonfiction book by Robert M. Sapolsky, Melissa Scott's The Kindly Ones, and Heinlein's Space Cadet.

(Sun 5 Sep 2010)

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