Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 127 No. 12, December 2007, $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 David W. Goldman, novelettes by C.W. Johnson and Sarah K. Castle, and short stories by Leslie L. Smith, Jerry Oltion, and Robert R. Chase. There's also a poem (page 70) by Geoffrey A. Landis. The website has an excerpt of C.W. Johnson's story.
The science article is "Finding Planemos", by Kevin Walsh.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about how to establish long-term commitments to deal with pollution and other environmental problems; John G. Cramer's Alternate View column, The Experimental Evidence Against Objective Reality; Tom Easton's The Reference Library, reviewing books by Niven & Lerner, Ben Bova, Brian W. Aldiss, and others; Brass Tacks letters; and Upcoming Events compiled by Anthony Lewis.
Rich Horton's reviews in the December issue of Locus Magazine include a recommendation for Johnson's cover story "Icarus Beach".
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 31 No. 12 (whole #383), December 2007, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Michael Carroll
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 new Christmas novella by Connie Willis, "All Seated on the Ground", plus short stories by Tim McDaniel, Jack Skillingstead, Nancy Kress, and Stephen Graham Jones, and the second part of a serial, "Galaxy Blues", by Allen M. Steele
There's also poetry by Jack O'Brien, Bruce Boston, and Robert Frazier.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, Revisiting Apollo 8; Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, Rereading Heinlein, Peter Heck's On Books, covering Anderson/van Vogt, Fintushel, Duchamp, Jones, and others; and Erwin S. Strauss' SF Conventional Calendar. (Also online is James Patrick Kelly's On the Net column from the January '08 issue.)
Nick Gevers reviews the stories in the November issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending Connie Willis' novella and Skillingstead's "Strangers on a Bus". Rich Horton's reviews in the same issue include recommendations for Skillingstead and for Stephen Graham Jones' "do(this)"
The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Issue 174, Vol. 41 No. 1, Summer 2007, $4.95, 32pp, cover art by John Teehan
This issue has feature articles by Tom Easton, on "Astounding Continuity", and Anthony S. Policastro, and e-mailing or snail mailing an agent, plus a new officers statement from president Michael Capobianco.
Regular columns include Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg latest Dialogue, about collaborations; Robert Metzger's "State of the Art" column; Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc" column; Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101" column about classic SF anthologies; and Cynthia Ward's Market Report
Departments include a President's Message by Michael Capobianco, and editor's message by Mark Kreighbaum, notes about new members, etc.
The magazine's website is not yet updated for this issue.
Issue 51, Autumn 2007, £1.75, 20pp
Semi-annual magazine for writers, produced by the British Science Fiction Association
This issue includes the second in a series of articles by Christopher Priest, "Masterclass", this time about "Inspiration/Observation", plus other articles and essays by Nina Allan, Anthony G. Williams, Jetse de Vries, Paul raven, and others.
There are also four short poems by Gareth L. Powell. The magazine has a new webpage, http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa/website/pubsmagsfocus.aspx, under construction.
Issue 212, Sep-Oct 2007, £3.75, 64pp, cover art by Osvaldo Gonzalez
SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
This issue has fiction by Douglas Elliott Cohen, Garth Lyn Powell, Beth Bernobich, Will McIntosh, and Tim Akers.
Features and departments include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news and gossip; Nick Lowe's film reviews; Tony Lee's DVD reviews; book reviews by John Clute, covering Richard Kadrey and Peter Straub; an interview with Charles Stross; and additional book reviews by Paul Kincaid, Rick Kleffel, and others.
The publisher's website has this blog entry listing the complete table of contents.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 114 No. 6 (whole #667), December 2007, $4.50/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Cory & Catska Ench
Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Message Board: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/378/378.html?1081904411
This issue has novelets by Frederic S. Durbin and David Moles, short stories by David Marusek, Benjamin Rosenbaum & David Ackert, M. Rickert, and S.L. Gilbow, and a poem by Sophie M. White.
Departments include Charles de Lint's Books to Look For, covering Joe Haldeman, Richard Bachman, and Ron Koertge; Michelle West's Musing on Books, discussing Patrick Rothfuss and Richard Morgan; a Plumage from Pegasus installment by Paul Di Filippo; a film review by Lucius Shepard of Fantastic Four; and a Curiosities page by David Langford, about a book by Leo Lionni.
Nick Gevers reviews the stories in the November issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending Durbin's "The Bone Man" and Moles' "Finisterra". Rich Horton's reviews in the December issue also recommend the Moles story as well as Benjamin Rosenbaum & David Ackert's "Stray".
Issue 185, 2007, £2.25, 27pp
Media magazine of the British Science Fiction Association, edited by Tom Hunter
This issue on "Robot replicants and all that jazz" includes articles on images of death in Blade Runner, Matrix cyber-artist Jane Webb, and cyborg cinema.
Other contents include an essay by Stephen Baxter about H.G. Wells; reviews of Transformers, The Zombie Diaries, and others; and Andy Sawyer's look back at William Atheling, Jr's The Issue at Hand.
The magazine's new webpage, http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa/website/pubsmagsmatrix.aspx, is under construction.
Issue 11, Autumn 2007, $6.00/C$7.00, 49pp, cover art by Louis Welden Hawkins
The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction; published twice per year; edited and published by Christopher M. Cevasco
This issue has fiction by T.L. Morganfield, Darrell Schweitzer, Michael Livingston, Richard Mueller, J. Kenneth Sargeant, Matthew Kirby, and Tom Doyle. There's also poetry by Darrell Schweitzer.
Nonfiction includes an editorial, book reviews, film reviews (of The Assassination of Jesse James... and Goya's Ghosts), and contributor biographies.
Previews and excerpts of this issue are provided here.
Realms of Fantasy
Vol. 14 No. 2, December 2007, $3.99/C$5.99, 106pp
Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
This issue has fiction by Graham Edwards, Richard Parks, Sandra McDonald, David Barr Kirtley, Joe Murphy, and Von Carr.
Departments include Resa Nelson's Movies column, on Beowulf; a Folkroots column by Virginia Borges, about the Little Mermaid; book reviews by Paul Witcover and Jeff VanderMeer, covering K.J. Parker, Brian Ruckley, Lloyd Jones, Scott Lynch, and others, plus Michael Jones on YA books and VanderMeer on graphic novels; a self-interview of Wayne Barlowe; and Games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
The website's magazine page has not been updated since August 2006.
Issue 253, July/August 2007, £2.50, 36pp
Bimonthly critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
This issue features a long interview of Jo Fletcher by Graham Sleight, an essay by Christopher Priest about Anna Kavan's Ice, and an interview of Richard Morgan by Martin Lewis.
Reviews, by Dave M. Roberts, Niall Harrison, Andrew M. Butler, and others, cover books by Lou Anders, Jon Armstrong, Philip K. Dick, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, M. John Harrison, and many others.