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2010 Directories




 

Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://ttapress.com/blackstatic/

Oct-Nov 2010
Issue 19, £3.95, 64pp
• This issue has horror stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Ray Cluley, Joel Lane, Simon Clark, and Lavie Tidhar.
• Columns are by Peter Tennant (news), Stephen Volk, Christopher Fowler, Mike O'Driscoll, Tony Lee (DVD reviews), and Peter Tennant (book reviews, including an interview with Stephen Jones).
• The magazine's website has this post with opening lines from each of the stories.

(Wed 20 Oct 2010)

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Dreams and Nightmares

• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/

September 2010
Issue 87, $5, 20pp, cover art by Randy Moore
• This issue has poetry by Wade German, Bruce Boston, Ruth Berman, Robert Borski, Robert Frazier, and others.
• The magazine's webpage http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/ has a photo of editor David C. Kopaska-Merkel, plus a bibliography, gallery, and ordering information.

(Mon 18 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 latest Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast features Catherynne M. Valente. Annalee Newitz reviews Iain M. Banks' Surface Detail. Cat Rambo suggests What the next generation of SF magazines should learn from Zynga.
• Charlie Jane Anders reveals David Foster Wallace's margin notes on Stephen King's Carrie and C.S. Lewis' first Narnia book, reviews Peter S. Beagle's Mirror Kingdoms and Clint Eastwood's Hereafter.
• Anders and Michael Ann Dobbs tally up 15 classic science fiction and fantasy novels that publishers rejected. Cyriaque Lamar reviews a film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's Radio Free Albemuth.
• Reposted from another site: Alan Glynn on J.G. Ballard. There's also a link to a post at sister site Jalopnik, A Vehicular Appendix To "Zero History", a gallery of photos of vehicles cited in William Gibson's latest novel.

(Fri 22 Oct 2010)

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The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Monthly
http://www.nyrsf.com/

October 2010
Issue 266, Vol. 23 No. 2, $4.00, 24pp
• This special "All Media" issue features an essay by Robert Guffey about early '50s SF film The Man from Planet X, and an essay by Mike Barrett about James P. Blaylock's Victorian fantasies.
• Other essays are by Clay Wyatt, considering Paradise Lost as fan fiction, Dr. Ronald C. Thomas, Jr., on Robot Chicken and action figures, and James Frenkel, on why science fiction matters now.
• Reviews, by Michael Levy, Joe Sanders, Robert Bee, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, and Jenny Blackford, cover books by Eleanor Arnason, Gordon Van Gelder, Blake Bell, Michael Flynn, and L. Jagi Lamplighter.
• David G. Hartwell's editorial discusses how the magazine has resumed reviewing sf theater productions.

(Sat 16 Oct 2010)

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Planetary Stories

• The Return of Space Opera, since 2005; edited by ShelVy and Gerald W Page
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Three times/year
http://www.planetarystories.com/

October 2010
Issue 20, cover art by Logan Price
• This webzine describes itself as "An Online homage to the S-F pulp magazines of the 30's through the 50's!
• Stories in this issue are by Ron Butler, Johann Kuester, Kirk Staughen, Richard Logan, Bob Bolin, Lane Harrison, Shelby Vick, and Tommy Lee Henderson.
• There a link to a sister magazine, Pulp Spirit, edited by Jerry Page and Shelby Vick.

(Fri 22 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" is about The Most Memorable Anti-Heroes In SF/F, with responses from Allen Steele, Lisa Paitz Spindler, Matthew Delman, Mark Chadbourn, and S. Andrew Swann.
• Lee Thomas launches a new horror fiction column, "Be My Victim", with an interview with Maurice Broaddus. This week's podcast is about When Genre Series Overstay Their Welcome + Interview with David J. Williams.
• John DeNardo reviews Robert J. Sawyer's Starplex.

(Fri 22 Oct 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/

mid-October 2010
• The lead review by Jason Erik Lundberg is of Cory Doctorow's For the Win.
• Other reviews cover books by Garry Kilworth, Brandon Sanderson, Steve Englehart, Guillermo del Toro & Chuck Hogan, Ian Whates, Jonathan Maberry, and others.
• Columns cover graphic novels, genre books and media, TV reviews, and films.

(Fri 22 Oct 2010)

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Shimmer

• Fantasy fiction, since 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://www.shimmerzine.com/

Issue 12, 2010
$6, 102pp, cover art by Shawn Kavanaugh
• This issue has stories by Peter M. Ball, Josh Storey, Erin Cashier, Carmen Lau, Jen Volant, Ben Francisco, Nicky Drayden, Krista Hoeppner Leahy, and Monica Byrne.
• The magazine's website has this order page with an opening paragraph from each story.

(Mon 18 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
• 18 October: The lead article by Gary Westfahl is about 2010: The Year We Lower Our Expectations. Fiction, by Hal Duncan, is Styx Water and a Sippy Cup. There's also poetry by Robert Borski, and reviews by Nic Clarke, Jude Roberts, and Jason Erik Lundberg.
• 11 October: Matthew Cheney's column The Failure of Masculinity keys off the recent suicdes 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 22 Oct 2010)

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Subterranean

• Fiction and reviews, since 2007; head editor William K. Schafer
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly issues; periodic updates
http://subterraneanpress.com/magazine/

Fall 2010
• The first post from Subterranean's Fall issue is Ted Chiang's novella The Lifecycle of Software Objects (published earlier this year in hardcover).

(Fri 22 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: Clockwork Fairies, by Cat Rambo.
• The site's feature is Steampunk Fortnight, with posts by Stephen Hunt, Liz Gorinsky, and others, including Jeff VanderMeer's interview with S.J. Chambers, his coauthor of upcoming The Steampunk Bible.
• Jo Walton reviews Alfred Bester, discusses classic science fiction tearjerkers, and reviews Richard Adams.
• Aidan Moher reviews M. John Harrison

(Fri 22 Oct 2010)

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posted 22 October 2010




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