Magazines & Websites
second week December
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Adventures in Scifi Publishing
Beneath Ceaseless Skies
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
(Wed 15 Dec 2010)
Vol. 120 No. 1&2 (whole #693), $7.50, 258pp, cover art by Kristen Kest
The cover story is a novelette by Kate Wilhelm, "The Bird Cage". Other novelets are by Pat MacEwan, Albert E. Cowdrey, and Matthew Corradi; short stories are by Rick Norwood, Chris Lawson, James Stoddard, Jim Young, Bill Pronzini and Barry N. Malzberg, Richard A. Lupoff, and Alan Dean Foster.
Departments include Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", covering titles by Jo Walton, Audrey Niffenegger, and others; a "Musing on Books" column by Michelle West, reviewing books by Kate Elliott, Charles Yu, and others; a "Plumage from Pegasus" story by Paul Di Filippo, "Patton of the Arts"; a "Films" column by Kathi Maio, covering Never Let Me Go; a Science column by Paul Doherty and Pat Murphy, "Seeking Inglorious Transits"; and a Curiosities page by Dave Langford, concerning a 1969 book by Eric C. Williams.
Lois Tilton reviews this issue in her latest Locus Online column.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
(Sat 18 Dec 2010)
Issue 268, Vol. 23 No. 4, $4.00, 24pp
This special "Family Drama" issue features a review of "Two New Macbeths" by Jen Gunnels, and an essay by Barbara Bengels about "The Care and Feeding of Science Fiction Writers", with letters on the subject of childhood and parents from Frederik Pohl, Ben Bova, Gene Wolfe, and 11 others.
Reviews, by Mike Barrett, Peter Rawlik, Michael Bishop, Joe Milicia, and Robert Bee, cover books by Harold Billings, Cherie Priest, Delia Sherman & Christopher Barzak, Farah Mendlesohn, and Fred Saberhagen.
David G. Hartwell's editorializes about the state of the world, and publishing, at the end of 2010.
Reviews, interviews, feature, links; published by Rodger Turner since 1997
(Sun 19 Dec 2010)
The lead review by Greg L. Johnson is of Ian McDonald's The Dervish House.
Other reviews cover books by D.M. Cornish, Kathryne Kennedy, Connie Willis, Charles Yu, and others. There are also reviews of audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels, and TV.
Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews; founded September 2000; editor-in-chief Susan Marie Groppi
Frequency: Weekly; reviews posted three times a week
(Sun 12 Dec 2010)
December 13th posts: Fiction is Zookrollers Winkelden Ook by Tracy Canfield. Poetry is Life Lessons by Emily Jiang. And this week as the second part of Karen Healey's article Teenagers with Bite. Reviews are by Dan Hartland, Niall Alexander, and Richard Larson.
December 6th posts include an article by Karen Healey, Teenagers with Bite, about belatedly discovering The Vampire Diaries TV series. Fiction is Lily by Emily Gilman. Poetry is The Music of Deep Spacers by Bruce Boston. Reviews, of books by Tricia Sullivan, Jaine Fenn, and Kaaron Warren, are by Farah Mendlesohn, Duncan, Lawie, and Matt Denault.
SF & fantasy fiction, reviews, commentary, founded 2008; staff includes fiction editors Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky
(Sun 19 Dec 2010)
Highlights on this site in the past week include an advance post, for registered users only, of a new story by Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn. The story will be available for nonsubscribers this next week.
Jo Walton reviews the 1962 Hugo Nominees and books by Patrick Rothfuss, C.J. Cherryh, and Patrick O'Brian.
Elizabeth Bear, in a 'spec fic by stealth' review, looks at Wayne Kramer's 2003 drama The Cooler. Brit Mandelo reviews John Joseph Adams' The Way of the Wizard and Joanna Russ' How to Suppress Women's Writing. And Jon Evans reviews Peter Watts' Blindsight.
Matthew R. Bradley continues his weekly Richard Matheson series with an essay about his adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles.
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