Focus

• Semi-annual magazine for writers, produced by the British Science Fiction Association
http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa-publications/focus/

Autumn 2011
Issue 57, 28pp
• This issue features articles and columns by Adam Christopher, about getting a book deal on Twitter; Alastair Reynolds, on the connections that make a story; David Rain (interviewed by Martin McGrath) on Middlesex University’s creative writing degree in sf&f, with perspectives by Paul Graham Raven and Gary Budgen; Christopher Priest’s “Masterclass” column on “Structure”; Keith Brooke on finding time to write; and other pieces by Lavie Tidhar, David L Clements, and Dev Agarwal.
• Other content includes poems by Edward Kenna, Mat Denny, and James T Lay.

(Tue 8 Nov 2011)

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Jupiter

• UK science fiction magazine, edited by Ian Redman
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://www.jupitersf.co.uk/

October 2011
Issue XXXIV, £2.75, 60pp, cover art by Paul Drummond
• This issue, named Euporie after the 24th moon of Jupiter, has fiction by Alastair Miles, Jack Davidson, Lee Russell, Martin Ott, and Simon Kewin & Dominic de Mattos.
• The issue can be ordered individually from the magazine’s back issues page.

(Sat 5 Nov 2011)

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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 2011
Issue 278, Vol. 24 No. 2, $5, 24pp
• This special “Alien Landscapes” issue features an essay on Stanley Weinbaum by Thomas F. Bertonneau, and a review by Michael Swanwick of Hope Mirrlees’ Paris, a Poem.
• There’s also an essay by Michael Andre-Driussi on “The Anime Renaissance: 1986 to 2010″, and reviews by Michael Levy of Joan Slonczewski, Peter Rawlik of Wilum H. Pugmire, Jen Gunnels of Savage Radio Plays and a play based on H.P. Lovecraft, and Greg L Johnson of Kameron Hurley.
• There are also numerous photos from the World SF Con in Reno last August, and an editorial by David G. Hartwell about storms, sickness, and death.

(Sat 5 Nov 2011)

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Vector

• Critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly
http://www.vectormagazine.co.uk/

Autumn 2011
Issue 268, £4.00, 60pp
• This issue celebrates Diana Wynne Jones, who died last March, with an interview conducted by Charlie Butler, an essay by Gili Bar-Hillel Semo on translating Jones, Jessica Yates on Jones in the context of children’s fantasy, Meredith MacArdle on “The Mistress of Magic”, Gill Othen on two filmed versions of her books, and a BSFA discussion about Jones with Farah Mendlesohn and Charlie Butler.
• Other contents include an article on infertility and warfare in SF by Victor Grech, columns by Stephen Baxter, Paul Kincaid, Andy Sawyer, and Terry Martin, and books reviews edited by Martin Lewis.

(Tue 8 Nov 2011)

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