Issue 10, 2008, £8.99, 160pp
Quarterly magazine of cutting edge crime fiction, published by TTA Press and edited by Andy Cox
This issue, subtitled "Now You See Me", has crime and mystery stories by Steve Rasnic Tem, Joel Lane, Mick Scully, Lisa Morton, Murray Shelmerdine, Simon Avery, Nicholas Stephen Proctor, Alex Irvine, Charlie Williams, Darren Speegle, Kay Sexton, and Daniel Kaysen.
The TTA Press website has this page for the issue with the full table of contents, and a link to subscribe or buy the issue individually.
Dreams and Nightmares
Issue 81, Sept. 2008, $4, 20pp, cover art by Steve Cooper
Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
This issue has poetry by David R. Sullivan, Kendall Evans & Samantha Henderson, Marge Simon, Ruth Berman, Deborah P. Kolodji, and others.
The magazine's new webpage http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/ has a photo of editor David C. Kopaska-Merkel, plus a bibliographry, gallery, and ordering information.
Issue 218, Oct 2008, £3.75, 64pp, cover art by Warwick Fraser-Coombe
SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
This issue has fiction by Chris Beckett (three stories), Daniel Akselrod & Lenny Royter, Hannu Rajaniemi, and Tim Lees.
Features and departments include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news and gossip, an interview with Chris Beckett by Andy Hedgecock, book reviews by Paul F. Cockburn, Mike Cobley, and others, including interviews with Gareth L. Powell and Charles Stross, film reviews by Nick Lowe, and DVD reviews by Tony Lee.
The publisher's website has this post with the detailed table of contents.
Issue XXII, October 2008, £2.75, 55pp, cover art by R. J. Bartrop
Quarterly UK SF magazine, edited by Ian Redman
This issue, named Harpalyke after the 22nd moon of Jupiter, has fiction by Geoff Nelder, Lawrence Dagstine, Gareth D Jones, Simon Petrie, Carmelo Rafala, and David Vickery.
The issue can be ordered individually from the magazine's back issues page.
Issue 2, 2008, $15, 215pp
Journal of articles and essays about H.P. Lovecraft, published once a year, edited by S.T. Joshi, since 2007
Second issue of new once-yearly journal of essays about HPL. This issue has contents by T.R. Livesey, James Goho, Joel Pace, Phillip A. Ellis, Robert H. Waugh, Kalman Matolcsy, and Marc A. Beheree.
There are also book reviews by Martin Anderson and John T. Haefele.
The publisher's site has this order page with the complete table of contents.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 115 No. 6 (whole #678), December 2008, $4.50, 162pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
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 has novelets by Wayne Wightman, Robert Reed, Albert E. Cowdrey, and John Langan, plus a short story by Eugene Mirabelli.
This issue marks the start of the magazine's 60th year of publication, and Gordon Van Gelder explains in his editorial that part of the celebration is to invite staff, past and present, to select stories from past issue for reprinting. This month's classic reprint is Warner Law's "The Alarming Letters from Scottsdale", from the April 1973 issue, chosen by current assistant editor John Joseph Adams.
Departments include Charles de Lint's Books to Look For, covering Stephenie Meyer, Freda Warrington, and others; book reviews by James Sallis, covering Jack O'Connell and Andrew Humphrey; film reviews by Lucius Shepard; a Curiosities page by Lucy Sussex, about an 1889 book by Julius Vogel; and an index to 2008 issues of the magazine.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 242, Vol. 21 No. 2, October 2008, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Horror and Delight" issue features Michael Swanwick on Farah Mendelsohn's Rhetorics of Fantasy and John Clute on "Horror Motifs in SF".
Other essays are by Brian Stableford, about meteorites, and Jason Sanford, about Arthur C. Clarke's "The Songs of Distant Earth". Reviews, by Niall Harrison, Henry Wessells, Robert Bee, and Ben Blattberg, cover books by Adam Roberts, Joanna Russ, David Levy, and Robert A. Heinlein.
David G. Hartwell editorializes about the potential rules change in the Hugo Awards semiprozine category.