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Black Static
Dreams and Nightmares
io9
New York Review of SF
Planetary Stories
SF Signal
SF Site
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Strange Horizons
Subterranean
Tor.com

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Analog
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Strange Horizons
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2010 Directories




 

Alt Hist

• Historical fiction and alternate history, debuting October 2010; editor Mark Lord
• Format: Print, ebook
• Frequency: tbd
http://althistfiction.com/

October 2010
• Debut issue of a new online 'zine of historical fiction and alternate history.
• There are six stories, by David W. Landrum, Rob McClure Smith, Andrew Knighton, Arlan Andrews, Priya Sharma, and Ian Sales.
• The issue also has an interview with Brandon H. Bell, co-editor of Aether Age, and a piece about the alternate history anthology Columbia & Britannia.
• Lois Tilton reviewed this issue for Locus Online.

(Thu 28 Oct 2010)

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Beneath Ceaseless Skies

• Literary adventure fantasy, since 2008; publisher and editor-in-chief Scott H. Andrews
• Format: Online; PDF and ebook formats
• Frequency: biweekly
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/

October 21 2010
Issue 54
• The two stories in this issue are "Dying on the Elephant Road" by Steve Rasnick Tem, and "Beloved of the Sun" by Ann Leckie.
• Lois Tilton reviews these stories (along with other recent stories from this 'zine) in her latest Locus Online column.

(Thu 28 Oct 2010)

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Bull Spec

• Quarterly magazine of speculative fiction, edited by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn; launched Spring 2010
http://www.bullspec.com/

Autumn 2010
Issue 3, $8, 64pp, cover art by Jason Strutz
• This magazine's third issue has fiction by Lavie Tidhar, David Steffen, Daneli Hyatt, Katherine Sparrow, Melinda Thielbar.
• There's also part 3 (of 4) of a graphic short by Mike Gallagher, and poetry by Deborah Walker, David Sklar, Rob Elkind, and others.
• Features include an interview with David Drake, an excerpt from his novel The Legions of Fire, and a review of the book by Paul Kincaid; and additional reviews by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn and Jeff VanderMeer.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents.

(Mon 25 Oct 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/

October 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.
Recently posted stories include works by Ciro Faienza, Pam L. Wallace, Terry Bramlett, Keyan Bowes, Geoffrey C. Porter, and Edoardo Albert.
• Links in the right sidebar provide access to stories on particular themes -- e.g. SF/aliens, biotech, clones, etc.; Fantasy/fairy tales, high, medieval; etc.

(Sat 30 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
• Posts this past week (among many others) include the November Ultimate Survival Guide to new books, tv episodes, movie premieres, etc., in the next month. Editors Annalee Newitz and Charlie Jane Anders are at World Fantasy Con this weekend.
• Charlie Jane Anders has a post about an Indie science fiction anthology incurs the wrath of Glenn Beck, and has an essay asking Why doesn't more fantasy take place in the future?. And keying off Clint Eastwood's film Hereafter, Anders and Michael Ann Dobbs have a list of Science fiction and fantasy stories that can help you deal with death.
• Laurie Penny reviews Terry Pratchett's I Shall Wear Midnight. Josh Wimmer's Blogging the Hugos column reviews Vonda N. McIntyre's Dreamsnake, which is no longer in print.
• A post that claims "Rationality" sets science fiction apart from fantasy points to an article by Simone Caroti that uses Greg Bear's Blood Music as an example.

(Sat 30 Oct 2010)

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Lightspeed

• Science fiction stories, original and reprint, plus features; edited by John Joseph Adams; debuted June 2010
• Format: Online; ebook
• Frequency: Monthly issues in ebook formats for purchase; weekly online updates free
http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/

October 2010
• Additional posts from this issue include Joe R. Lansdale's Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Manís Back, John R. Fultz' The Taste of Starlight, and Stephen King's Beachworld (a reprint from 1984). The first two also have podcast versions.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Marc Laidlaw, creator of Half-Life, an article by Gregory Benford, Considering Cryonics, and an article by Genevieve Valentine, Five Planets that Will Kill You Dead.
• Initial posts from this issue, which is Halloween-themed, include lead story Hindsight by Sarah Langan, an author spotlight on Langan, and an essay by Pamela L. Gray about "When Universes Collide".

(Sat 30 Oct 2010)

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The Portal

• Review of short-form science fiction, fantasy, and horror from around the world; editor-in-chief Val Grimm
• Format: Online
• Frequency: daily
http://sffportal.net/

October 2010
• New online 'zine reviewing short fiction. The homepage has a description; there's also a mission statement, and a staff page, identifying various Bureau Heads from Sweden, Bolivia, Brazil, and other countries.
• The structure of the site seems to be blog-like, though earlier posts are only listed in the right sidebar of each page. Recent posts include reviews of Sybil's Garage No. 7, F&SF Nov/Dec 2010, Strange Horizons recent issues, Russian magazine Polden, and others.
• There are also recent posts on Bolivia, France, and Danish SF.

(Sat 30 Oct 2010)

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Realms of Fantasy

• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
http://realmsoffantasymag.com/

December 2010
• This final issue of this magazine, whose demise was just announced, is available as a PDF file on the 'zine's website. The issue has fiction by Scott Dalrymple, Dennis Danvers, Ann Leckie & Rachel Swirsky, and Jerry Oltion.
• There are also the usual columns: Resa Nelson on movies (about the final two Harry Potter films); Karen Haber's Gallery, featuring the art of Terese Nielsen; a Folkroots column by Stephen D. Winick, about unicorns; and book reviews by Paul Witcover and Elizabeth Bear.
• The website has additional reviews from this issue: gaming reviews, graphic novel reviews, and more book reviews.
• Lois Tilton reviews this issue for Locus Online.

(Thu 28 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 Underrated Anime, with responses from Joseph Mallozzi, Hiroyuki Iwane, Charles Tan, and others, with lots of video links.
• John DeNardo reviews Kristine Kathryn Rusch's Except the Music.
• Andrew Liptak has an essay about Defining Military Science Fiction. Patrick Hester, a fantasy guy, challenges writers to Give Me One Good Reason Why I Should Read Your Favorite Science Fiction Novel.
• The SF Signal Podcast is an Interview with Joseph Mallozzi + The Best Genre Shows on the Air and Why You Should Be Watching Them.
• Editor John DeNardo is at World Fantasy Con this weekend.

(Sat 30 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
• 25 October: The lead article is Searching for Bigfoot in Alabama by Pamela Manasco. Fiction is by Colleen Mondor, What We Left Behind in Jacksonville. Poetry is by Martin Hazelbower. Reviews, by Nader Elhefnawy, Tanya Brown, and Paul Kincaid, cover works by David J. Williams, Gemma Files, and Peter S. Beagle.
• 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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Tangent

• Review magazine for short SF & Fantasy, since 1993; founder and managing editor Dave Truesdale
• Format: Online
• Frequency: daily
http://www.tangentonline.com/

October 2010
• This venerable short fiction review 'zine has recently reformatted its website and added new sections, including one for reviewing classic SF/F. The latest post in this section is of Philip Jose Farmer's Riverworld series.
• There's also a section on Old Time Radio Episodes.
• Reviews of 'zines are divided into sections on the homepage -- print/monthly, print/bi-monthly, print/quarterly, E-market/weekly, and so on. Recent reviews evident on the homepage include those of Analog December 2010, Realms of Fantasy December 2010, On Spec #81, Postscripts 22/23, Fantasy Magazine October 2010, and others.

(Sat 30 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: Lightbringers and Rainmakers, by Felix Gilman, set in the same world as his just-released novel The Half-Made World, which is excerpted. Mike Perschon has a "review of sorts" of Gilman's novel. Another post excerpts Tim Akers' Horns of Ruin.
• As a conclusion to the site's Steampunk Fortnight, Eileen Gunn is posting four pieces of flash fiction, which tuckerize four people who donated to Clarion West's Write-a-thon; so far posted are A Different Engine and Day After the Cooters, with two more to come.
• Jo Walton reviews Janet Kagan. A.M. Dellamonica reviews Marie Brennan's A Star Shall Fall.

(Sat 30 Oct 2010)

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