Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 128 No. 5, May 2008, $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
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This issue has a novella by David Bartell, novelettes by Dave Creek, Ronald R. Lambert, and Edward M. Lerner, and short stories by Sarah K. Castle, Walter L. Kleine, Carl Frederick, and (missing on the table of contents) Eric James Stone (page 60). There's also a "Probability Zero" vignette by Darrell Schweitzer.
The science article is "Strange Croaks and Ghastly Apparitions", by Henry Honken.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about global population increases and declines; John G. Cramer's Alternate View column, "The Falling Dominoes: The Source of Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays"; Tom Easton's "Reference Library" book reviews, covering Charles Stross, Stephen Baxter, Rafael Abalos, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters from readers; and "Upcoming Events" compiled by Anthony Lewis.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 32 No. 4&5 (whole #387&388), April/May 2008, $7.99, 240pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
This 31st anniversary double-sized issue has a novella by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, novelettes by Kathleen Ann Goonan, S.P. Somtow, and Kate Wilhelm, and short stories by Neal Barrett, Jr., Robert Reed, Merrie Haskell, Nick Wolven, Catherine Wells, Matthew Johnson, and Barry B. Longyear.
Poetry is by Bruce Boston, Mark Rich, Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Greg Beatty, Bryan D. Dietrich, PMF Johnson, Roger Dutcher, and Joanne Merriam.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial about the magazine's 31st anniversary; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, this time about Rereading Stapledon; Norman Spinrad's On Books column, covering Justina Robson, Kathleen Ann Goonan, and Ian McDonald; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
Nick Gevers reviews this issue in the March Locus Magazine, especially recommending the story by S.P. Somtow. Rich Horton's review in the same issue cites the Goonan and Reed stories for recommendation.
Issue 214, Feb 2008, £3.75, 64pp, cover art by Paul Drummond
SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
This issue has fiction by Jason Stoddard, Jennifer Linnaea, Christopher Priest, Jennifer Harwood-Smith (winner of the James White Award), and Mercurio D. Rivera.
Features and departments include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news and gossip; an interview with Iain M. Banks; film reviews by Nick Lowe; DVD reviews by Tony Lee; book reviews by John Clute; and book reviews by David Mathew, Maureen Kincaid Speller, and others.
The publisher's website has this blog entry with a description of the contents.
Nick Gevers' review in the March issue of Locus Magazine especially recommends the stories by Priest and Rivera.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 114 No. 4 (whole #671), April 2008, $4.5/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri
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 James Stoddard, Robert Reed, Tim Sullivan, and Steven Utley, and short stories by Kevin N. Haw and Kate Wilhelm.
Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint, covering Dean Koontz and Stephenie Meyer; book reviews by James Sallis, about Michael Swanwick (on James Branch Cabell), Marta Randall, and Nicola Griffith; a film review by Lucius Shepard, covering Southland Tales; a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre; and the results of F&SF Competition #75 with the rules for competition #76. The complete table of contents is posted here.
Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the March Locus, especially recommending the stories by Reed, Stoddard, and Utley.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 234, Vol. 20 No. 6, February 2008, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Critics Aplenty" issue has essays by Mike Barrett, about the novels of Paula Volsky, Jeff VanderMeer, on critical allegories, and Rob Pritchard, about the characters in The Matrix.
Reviews, by Paul Kincaid, Michael Bishop, Russell Blackford, Niall Harrison, Donald M. Hassler, Gwynet Jones, Graham Sleight, Adam Roberts, and Joe Sanders, cover books by James & Kathryn Morrow, J. Storss Hall, Scott Lynch, Alexis Glynn Latner, Ann & Jeff VanderMeer, Mark J. Ferrari, and Karl Schroeder.
David G. Hartwell provides an editorial.
Vol. 2 No. 4, Art Issue 2008, $6, 84pp, cover art by John Picacio
Quarterly small-press magazine, debuting 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
This special art issue has an interview with John Picacio, plus stories by Kurt Kirchmeier, Michael Livingston, Aliette de Bodard, Josh Vogt, Daniel A. Rabuzzi, Angela Slatter, and Kuzhali Manickavel.
The magazine's site has this page for the issue, with opening lines from the stories.
Issue 31.1, Jan/Feb 2008, $3.50, 28pp, cover art by Randy Moore
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
Poetry in this issue is by Anthony Bernstein, Ann K. Schwader, Gene van Troyer, Bruce Boston, R. Borski, and many others.
Features are a President's Message by Deborah P. Kolodji, guidelines for a forthcoming prose poem issue, a report on the SFPA archive by Richard Gombert, small press reviews, and an "Astropoetry in history" essay by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe.
The website's current issue page has the table of contents with links to two of the poems.