Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 127 No. 3, March 2007, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by George Krauter
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 begins a new serial by Karl Schroeder, "Queen of Candesce", and has a novella by C. Sanford Lowe & G. David Nordley, a novelette by Michael Shara & Jack McDevitt, and short stories by Amy Bechtel and David Bartell.
The science fact article, by Stephen L. Gillett, Ph.D., is "Toward a Not-Just-Diamond Age".
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, discussing how stories are selected for the magazine; John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column about extra-solar planets; Tom Easton's book reviews, covering Janna Levin, Rudy Rucker, John Scalzi, "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
The magazine's website has this page for the issue, with links to departments and an excerpt from Karl Schroeder's serial.
Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest
Issue 8, Vol. 1 No. 8, Winter 2006, $6.00/C$7.00, 128pp, cover art by Nicole Cardiff
Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, edited by Jason Sizemore; published since 2005
This issue of the quarterly "science fiction and horror" magazine has fiction by Tom Piccirilli, Jennifer Pelland, Matt Wallace, Shane Jiraiya Cummings, John B. Rosenman, William F. Nolan, Timothy Waldron Semple, M.M. Buckner, Lavie Tidhar, Steven Savile (last of a 4-part novella), and Aaron Gudmunson.
Nonfiction includes interviews with Tom Piccirilli and Kelly Link, and essays by Amy H. Sturgis (about Baron de la Motte Fouque) and Alethea Kontis (about the film Blood Oath).
The magazine's website has the table of contents.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 31 No. 3 (whole #374), March 2007, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Tor Lundvall
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
This issue has a novella, "Doctor Muffet's Island", by Brian Stableford, novelettes by Mary Rosenblum and Matthew Johnson, and short stories by Bruce McAllister, Jim Grimsley, Colin P. Davies, and Deborah Coates. There's also poetry by Ruth Berman, Greg Beatty, and Mark Rich.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, about James Tiptree, Jr., including a letter from Tip/Alli; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections", about Jack Williamson; Letters from Neal Asher, Jim Mann, and others; James Patrick Kelly's On the Net column, this time about current sources of short fiction on the web; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering small press graphic novels, nonfiction, novels and novellas, collections, and anthologies.
Both Nick Gevers and Rich Horton review the issue in the February Locus Magazine, both recommending Matthew Johnson's "Public Safety" and Horton also putting in a plug for Jim Grimsley's "The Sanguine".
Issue 56, ©2006, $5/C$7, 120pp, cover art by Stacy Drum
Quarterly horror magazine, published since 1988; published by Richard Chizmar and currently edited by Robert Morrish
This "Glen Hirshberg Special" issue has a story and a novel excerpt by Hirshberg, an interview with him by Rick Kleffel, and article about the "Rolling Darkness Review", a bibliography (beginning on page 10), and a review by Kleffel of Hirshberg's book American Morons.
Other fiction in the issue is by Peter Atkins, David Nickle, Jeremy Robert Johnson, Stephen Mark Rainey, and Scott Nicholson. Additional nonfiction and features include an interview with Twilight Zone and The Waltons scripter Earl Hamner, Jr., an interview with new writer Jeremy Robert Johnson, Stephen King news compiled by Bev Vincent, columns by Thomas F. Monteleone, Paula Guran, Michael Marano, and John Pelan, and 20 pages of reviews.
The magazine's website has this complete table of contents.
Rich Horton reviewed the issue in the January issue of Locus Magazine, noting that Hirshberg's "new story is strong work" and especially recommending Scott Nicholson's "Dog Person".
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 112 No. 3 (whole #659), March 2007, $4.50/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Cory and Catska Ench
Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
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This issue concludes Matthew Hughes novella "The Helper and His Hero". There are also novelets by Fred Chappell and Ron Goulart, and short stories by Robert Reed and M. Rickert.
Nonfiction includes Charles de Lint's Books to Look For, discussing Robert Joseph Levy, Nancy Holder, and others; a review column by Elizabeth Hand, covering Cormac McCarthy, Salon Fantastique, and John Crowley; Kathi Maio's film column, about The Illusionist and The Prestige; and a Curiosities page by Douglas A. Anderson about a 1932 book by David Lindsay.
Nick Gevers' review in the February Locus Magazine, calling Fred Chappell's "Dance of Shadows" "a major effort at Vancean fantasy".
The website's current issue page has the table of contents, with links to features. This issue's cover art aligns with last issue's, when set side by side.
Realms of Fantasy
Vol. 13 No. 4, April 2007, $3.99/C$5.99, 90pp, cover art by Victoria Frances
Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
This issue has fiction by Richard Parks, Noreen Doyle, Josh Rountree, Trent Hergenrader, Jackie Kessler, Samantha Henderson, and Euan Harvey.
Departments include Resa Nelson's Movies column, about 300; a Folkroots column by Midori Snyder about masked comic theaters; book reviews by Gahan Wilson, Paul Witcover, and others, covering Avram Davidson, John Clute, Catherynne M. Valente, and others; a Gallery feature by Karen Haber about P. Craig Russell's graphic novel adaptations of operas; and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.