Issue 35, 2008, E5.95/£3.95, 65pp, cover art by Rolando Cyril
Irish magazine of SF, fantasy, and horror, published since 1993
This issue of the Irish SF magazine has fiction by Steve Rasnic Tem, Sean Day, Michael Furlong, Kim McDougall, Claude Seignolle, Fred Johnston, Dermot Ryan, and Colin Harvey.
Features include interviews with Alastair Reynolds and Ellen Datlow, and reviews by Juliet E. McKenna, Andrew McKenna, and David Conyers.
The magazine's site has new URL www.albedo1.com.
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 129 No. 3, March 2009, $4.99, 112pp, 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 the conclusion of Robert J. Sawyer's serial "Wake", a novelette by David Bartell, short stories by Richard Foss, Jerry Craven, and Carl Frederick, and a "Probability Zero" vignette by H.G. Stratmann & Henry Stratmann III.
The science fact article is by Henry Honken. Departments include John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, about estimating probability; a Guest Reference Library book review column by Don Sakers; and "Brass Tacks" readers letters.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 33 No. 2 (whole #397), February 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Jeroen Advocaat
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
Fiction in this issue consists of Judith Berman's cover novella, "Pelago", and short stories by Rudy Rucker & Bruce Sterling, Carol Emshwiller, Matthew Johnson, Colin P. Davies, and Steven Utley.
Poetry is by Darrell Schweitzer, G.O. Clark, David Lunde, and Ruth Berman.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, "Musica Universalis", Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, "It Wasn't All that Easy", and an "On Books" review column by Peter Heck, covering books by Gene Wolfe, Thomas M. Disch, and others.
Note that Asimov's website is posting film reviews by John E. Rogers, Jr., including one of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Issue 8, Dec/Jan 2009, £3.99, 64pp
British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
This issue has stories by Patrick Samphire, Lynda E. Rucker, Steve Rasnic Tem, James Cooper, Steve Pirie, and Gary Fry.
Columns are by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Mike O'Driscoll, Peter Tennant (book reviews), and Tony Lee (DVD reviews).
The magazine's website has this post with details about the table of contents.
Issue 220, Feb 2009, £3.75, 64pp, cover art by Adam Tredowski
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, Eugie Foster, Rudy Rucker, Neil Williamson, Leah Bobet, and Gareth L. Powell.
Features and departments include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news and gossip, book reviews by Juliet McKenna, Paul F. Cockburn, Mike Cobley, and others; DVD reviews by Tony Lee, and film reviews by Nick Lowe.
The publisher's website has this post with the detailed table of contents.
Issue XXIII, January 2009, £2.75, 55pp, cover art by Lee Moan
Quarterly UK SF magazine, edited by Ian Redman
This issue, named Kalyke after the 23rd moon of Jupiter, has fiction by Lee Moan, Huw Langridge, Ian Sales, Elaine Graham-Leigh, Michael Pepper, and John Rogers.
The issue can be ordered individually from the magazine's back issues page.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 116 No. 3 (whole #681), March 2009, $4.99, 162pp, cover art by Jill Bauman
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
This issue has novelets by Daniel Abraham, Yoon Ha Lee, Marc Laidlaw, and Robert Reed, plus classic reprint "That Hell-Bound Train" by Robert Bloch (prefaced by a memoir by William Tenn).
Gordon Van Gelder's editorial announces the magazine's imminent bimonthly publication schedule. Other departments include Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", covering titles by Hiromi Goto, James P. Blaylock, and Louisa Gilder; Michelle West's "Musing on Books" by Neal Stephenson, Patricia A. McKillip, and Terry Pratchett; a "Plumage from Pegasus" installment by Paul Di Filippo; a "Films" column by Kathi Maio, focusing on Ghost Town; and a Curiosities page by David Langford, about Colin Kapp's 1964 novel Transfinite Man.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 245, Vol. 21 No. 5, January 2009, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Critique Becomes Fashion" issue features essays by Iain Emsley on the Arabian Nights and Jess Nevins on Steampunk.
Reviews, by Eugene Reynolds, Pierce Watters, and Robert Bee, cover books by Thomas M. Disch, Ben Bova, and John Brunner.
Additional short essays are by Michael Swanwick, reporting from Otakon 2006; David Drake, about Mark Geston; Mark Geston, about three novels ust published as an omnibus by Baen Books; Traci N. Castleberry, on homosexuality in SF; Michael Andre-Driussi; Robert Guffey; and Gary G. Garner.
Issue 74, Vol. 20 No. 3, Fall 2008, C$6.95, 128pp, cover art by kevin mcpherson eckhoff
Fiction in this issue is by Brittany McCartney, Susannah Ripley, Seanah Roper, S.R. Kriger, Stephanie Gray, Yuri Fabrikantov, and others.
Poetry is by Brian Bosma.
Nonfiction includes an editorial by Barb Galler-Smith, interviews with Nicole Luiken and Cory Doctorow, and contributor notes.
Issue 31.6, Nov./Dec. 2008, $3.50, 28pp, cover art by Marge Simon
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
This issue is a special Prose Poetry edition edited by Bruce Boston, with contributions by Thomas Wiloch, Andrew Joron, Robert Borski, Ursula Pflug, Ann K. Schwader, and others.
There's also a president's message by Deborah P. Kolodji; an article by Denise Dumars about finding speculative poetry in non-genre magazines; and small press reviews.