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Apex Magazine
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
Intergalactic Medicine Show
Lightspeed
Quantum Muse
Salon Futura

first week October
Abyss & Apex
Adventures in SciFi Publishing
Chiaroscuro
Clarkesworld
Fantasy Magazine
io9
Lightspeed
Redstone SF
SF Signal
SF Site
Strange Horizons
Tor.com

2010 Directories




 

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.analogsf.com/

December 2010
Vol. 130 No. 12, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
• This issue has novelettes by Shane Tourtellotte, Christopher L. Bennett, and H.G. Stratmann, plus short stories by Brenda Cooper, Ron Collins, Carl Frederick, and Brian C. Coad, and a "Probability Zero" vignette by William Michael McCarthy. The magazine's website has an excerpt from Shane Tourtellotte's novelette.
• The science fact article is "Tips For The Budget Time-Traveler" by Shane Tourtellotte.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial; John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, What Is a "Typical" Solar System; Don Saker's The Reference Library book reviews, covering titles by Neal Shusterman, Harry Turtledove, Justin Cronin, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters from readers; and Anthony Lewis' Upcoming Events.
• Lois Tilton reviewed this issue in her Locus Online column.

(Thu 7 Oct 2010)

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Asimov's Science Fiction

• Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
http://www.asimovs.com/

December 2010
Vol. 34 No. 12 (whole #419), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by John Picacio
• This issue has novelettes by James Patrick Kelly and Tom Purdom, and short stories by Michael Swanwick, Sara Genge, Gregory Norman Bossert, Ian Werkheiser, Robert Reed, and Ian Creasey.
• Poetry is by F.J. Bergmann, Mark Rich, and Jessica Taylor.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, about seeing the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis in May; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, on "Rereading Kornbluth"; and Peter Heck's "On Books", reviewing titles by Kage Baker, China Miéville, Allen Steele, and Mike Resnick & Barry N. Malzberg.
• Lois Tilton reviewed this issue in her Locus Online column.

(Thu 7 Oct 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/

October 2010
• The first installment of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, a podcast hosted by John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley, talks with George R. R. Martin. Annalee Newitz posts an editorial, Why the Singularity isn't going to happen - "I don't believe in the Singularity for the same reason I don't believe in Heaven."
• The site has an exclusive interview with Marjorie M. Liu, conducted at Comic Con. Tim Jones has an article, It's J.G. Ballard's future. We're just living in it., reposted from another site.
• Charlie Jane Anders describes Rudy Rucker and Bruce Sterling's new story posted over at Tor.com, details 10 classic SF books that were originally considered failures, and reviews Scott Westerfeld's Behemoth. Annalee Newitz provides a guide to Iain M. Banks' Culture universe, in anticipation of his new novel Surface Detail.
• The site has run numerous posts about the possibly Earth-like planet orbiting Gliese 581, which io9 calls 'Zarmina'. And Josh Wimmer's Blogging the Hugos column calls Frederik Pohl's Gateway The most dreadful of Hugo winners.

(Fri 15 Oct 2010)

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://www.fandsf.com/

Nov/Dec 2010
Vol. 119 No. 5&6 (whole #692), $7, 258pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri
• The cover story is a novella by Robert Reed, "Dead Man's Run". The issue also has novelets by Alexander Jablokov, Alexandra Duncan, and Albert E. Cowdrey, and short stories by Bruce Sterling, Michaela Roessner, Richard Bowes, Jerry Oltion, Alan Dean Foster, Michael Alexander, John Kessel, and Terry Bisson.
• Departments include Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", covering titles by Robert J. Sawyer, Jim Butcher, Stephenie Meyer, and others; a "Books" column by Elizabeth Hand, reviewing Rick Moody's The Four Fingers of Death at some length; a "Plumage from Pegasus" story by Paul Di Filippo, "The Royalties of the Fathers"; a "Films" column by Lucius Shepard, reviewing Inception; and a Curiosities page by Paul Di Filippo, about an 1889 book by John Ames Mitchell.
• There's also an index to 2010 issues, and results of F&SF Competition #80, with the rules for Competition #81.

(Tue 12 Oct 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/

October 2010
• This week's "Mind Meld", in two parts, is about the Table of Contents for the Perfect Short Fiction Anthology, with ideas from Nancy Kress, Karen Burnham, Rick Klaw, and many others.
• This week's Podcast is about Science Fiction Novels of the Last 10 Years Destined to Become Classics, with Fred Kiesche, John DeNardo, and Karen Burnham.
• Reviews: Jonathan McCalmont on Black Static #17 and Black Static #18; John DeNardo on John Joseph Adams' The Living Dead 2; Andrew Liptak on Al Sarrantonio and Neil Gaiman's Stories; Larry Ketchersid on S.L. Viehl's Blade Dancer; and Jessica Strider on Alison Goodman's Eon.

(Fri 15 Oct 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/

October 2010
• 11 October: Matthew Cheney's column The Failure of Masculinity keys off the recent suicides of several gay teenagers. Fiction is Last of the Monsters by Emily C. Skaftun. Poetry is Quiet in Her Mind by Ann K. Schwader. Reviews this week, by Andy Sawyer, Dan Hartland, and Anil Menon, cover titles by Chohei Kambayashi, Stephen Baxter, and Sandra McDonald.
• 4 October: The lead article by Tim Hardwick is about trepanation. Fiction is by Sandra McDonald, and poetry is by Pat Tompkins. Reviews are by Michael Levy, Duncan Lawie, and Hallie O'Donovan.

(Fri 15 Oct 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/

October 2010
• New fiction: Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling's Good Night, Moon. There are also previews of nonfiction book The Wonderful Future That Never Was by Gregory Benford and the Editors of Popular Mechanics and of Beth Bernobich's novel Passion Play.
• Tor.com is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of Larry Niven's Ringworld with several posts, and covered the New York Comic Con with a bunch of posts.
• Jo Walton joins a discussion on several blogs about the Best science fiction by women written 2001-2010, and reviews Robert A. Heinlein, James Alan Gardner, Patrick O'Brian, Bob Shaw, Hope Mirrlees, and John M. Ford.
• Brit Mandelo talks about Two Feminist Book Clubs for 2011.

(Fri 15 Oct 2010)

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