Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 125 No. 9, September 2005, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Jean-Pierre Normand
Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
Message Board: http://www.analogsf.com/discus/
This issue has a novella by Michael A. Burstein, novelettes by Mary Rosenblum, Grey Rollins, and Eric James Stone, and short stories by Lawrence M. Schoen, Larry Niven (a "Draco Tavern" story), Carl Frederick, Jerry Oltion, and Kevin J. Anderson.
The science fact article is "Water World, Glacier World, Dust World" by Kevin Walsh, about how climate depends on astronomy.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about how government security procedures and blogging challenge traditional notions of what's proper; Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column, "a screed about how string theorists fail to note the obvious"; book reviews by Tom Easton, covering Gregory Benford, John Moore, Robert Reed, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
Reviews by Rich Horton in the upcoming August issue of Locus; he especially recommends the story by Mary Rosenblum.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 29 No. 8 (whole #355), August 2005, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Chesley Bonestell
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
The cover story is Larry Niven & Brenda Cooper's "Kath and Quicksilver". Other novelettes are by Neal Asher, Catherine Wells, and Paul Melko. Short stories are by Harry Turtledove, Liz Williams, Tim Pratt, and Carrie Richerson. Poetry in this issue is by Tracina Jackson-Adams and Sandra Lindow.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial about the 2005 Dell Magazines Award; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about his reading of Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy; letters; book reviews by Peter Heck, covering Susanna Clarke, Charles Stross, and others; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
Reviewed by Nick Gevers in the upcoming August issue of Locus Magazine; he especially recommends the story by Neal Asher.
Issue 7, Summer 2005, $6.00/C$7.00, 57pp, cover art by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction; published twice per year; edited and published by Christopher M. Cevasco
This issue has fiction by Meredith Simmons, Cherith Baldry, Steven Mohan Jr., Eugie Foster, Ilsa J. Bick, Darron T. Moore, and Paul Finch. Poetry is by Angelo Sphere and Darrell Schweitzer.
Nonfiction article by Patrice Louinet is about history in the works of Robert E. Howard.
Departments include an editorial by Chris Cevasco; book reviews by the editor and Lisa Jensen; a film review (of Kingdom of Heaven); and contributor biographies.
Previews and excerpts of this issue are provided here.
Realms of Fantasy
Vol. 11 No. 6, August 2005, $3.99/C$5.99, 90pp, cover art by Luis Royo
Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
Fiction in this issue is by Richard Parks, Theodora Goss, Josh Rountree, Amy Beth Forbes, Joe Murphy, Chris Lawson, and Patrick Samphire.
Departments include a Movies column by Resa Nelson, about the new version of War of the Worlds, and a list of upcoming fantasy films; a Folkroots column by Heinz Insu Fenkl; book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Witcover; a Gallery feature by Irene Gallo about an exhibition of artwork in September from the Spectrum contests and anthologies; and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
Issue 28.3, May/June 2005, $3.50, 24pp, cover art by Sandy DeLuca
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
Poetry in this issue is by Karen R. Porter, Lida Broadhurst, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Steve Sneyd, John Amen, Lee Clark Zempe, Greg Beatty, Bruce Boston, Kurt MacPhearson, Helen Marshall, Deborah Cimo, Sonya Taaffe, Roger Dutcher, and Byron Kerman.
Features include a brief editorial by Marge Simon, a President's Message by Mike Allen (partly concerning a vote to change SFPA's name), small press reviews, letters, a "Spaceman Sazartinus' Diary" by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, market news, and "In Memorium" about Kenneth Vye Bailey.