The Alien Online (http://www.thealienonline.net/)
SF, fantasy and horror news, reviews and feature articles, edited by Mark Chadbourn & Ariel. Updated regularly.
Adam Roberts explores "SF Plotto," a writer's tool that contains "all the SF plots that have or will ever be written"; Roberts's June Readings in Classic SF column looked at Aldous Huxley. Other features include an essay by Andy Sawyer on the academic appeal of Buffy, Abraham Kawa on The Secret Identity of Peter Parker, DVD horror reviews by Matt Williams, and reviews of books by Catherine Webb, Kevin J. Anderson, Jeal Auel, Clarke & Baxter, and of graphic novel Garlands of Moonlight.
Best SF (http://www.bestsf.net/)
Short fiction reviews by Mark Watson. Updated regularly.
Posts this month include reviews of Analog, Asimov's, Interzone, a Ken MacLeod novella, and links to new online fiction.
Fantastic Metropolis (http://www.sfsite.com/fm/)
SF web portal devoted to literary SF, founded by Gabe Chouinard. Updated regularly.
Michael Moorcock's appreciation of Leigh Brackett was posted 13 June, and a story by Shane Brown, In Store, followed on 20 June.
Future Orbits (http://www.futureorbits.com/)
Bimonthly fiction magazine available in various e-book formats, edited/published by Tom Vander Neut
Issue #5, June/July 2002
Fiction is by Ken Honeywell ("My Huckleberry Friend"), Barton Paul Levenson, Richard Parks, Scott Nicholson, Philip J. Lees, and Brian Plante. Nonfiction by Martin J. Dougherty wonders whether space stations are white elephants, and editor Tom Vander Neut relates the pleasures of stargazing to SF.
Penumbric Speculative Fiction (http://www.neomythos.com/penumbric)
Subscription-based webzine of fiction and art; edited by Jeff Georgeson. Updated bimonthly.
Issue #1, June 2k2
Debut issue of webzine "dedicated to riding that ever-changing edge of new and original fiction and art into tomorrow" has fiction by Colleen Donnelly, Leslie Aguillard, and Rebecca Norman; an interview with artist James Cukr, and several samples of his work; and 'graphic narratives' by Eddy Von Mueller, Tom Motley, and Stan Yen. The 'zine is free for now but will become subscription-based, at a rate of $6/year. It's available in html, flash, or pdf.
Fiction, articles, and reviews of science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, and gaming. Updated daily.
Recent features include an Edgar Harris exclusive, Bridge Publications Announces 'Fanfic Writers of the Future' Line, and Jess Walker's equally remarkable Lost Dick-McCaffrey Collaboration Found. A bit more seriously there are reviews of recent books by Neil Gaiman, Jeff VanderMeer, Richard Matheson, and C.M. Kornbluth, plus items about Muppets, anime, Tolkien CDs, comics, etc.
Sci Fiction (http://www.scifi.com/scifiction/)
Fiction webzine, edited by Ellen Datlow. Updated weekly (Wednesdays).
Four-part novella "In Green's Dominion" by Dale Bailey concluded this past week; also posted in June was classic story "Clerical Error" by Mark Clifton. Michael Swanwick is up to Tellurium.
Science Fiction Weekly (http://www.scifi.com/sfw/)
News and review webzine, edited by Scott Edelman. Updated weekly (late Mondays).
Highlights of recent weeks include Scott Edelman's editorial on those who would mock SF; an interview with Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg; John Clute's review of Worlds That Weren't; and a long interview by Nick Gevers of Ian Watson.
SF Site (http://www.sfsite.com/)
Reviews, interviews, feature, links; published by Rodger Turner. Updated semi-monthly.
Rich Horton leads with a review of Kim Stanley Robinson's The Years of Rice and Salt. Jeffrey Ford, and L.H. Maynard & M.P.N. Sims, are features with interviews and reviews of their latest books. Other reviews are by Georges T. Dodds, William Thompson, Greg L. Johnson, Lisa DuMond, etc.
Strange Horizons (http://www.strangehorizons.com/)
Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews, edited by Mary Anne Mohanraj. Updated weekly (Mondays).
Posts this month include fiction by James Allison, Jay Lake, Benjamin Rosenbaum, and Greg van Eekhout, and poetry by Bruce Boston, Abbi Ball, and Jason Lee. Reviews include Wendy Pearson on Pat Murphy, Amy O'Loughlin on Paul Di Filippo, and Rob Gates on Patricia McKillip. Also recently, articles by Alec Austin on epic fantasy, Peter Jekel on Venus, and Michael Livingston on medieval maps.
Tangent Online (http://www.tangentonline.com/)
Short fiction reviews, edited by Dave Truesdale. Updated regularly.
Reviews this month, by Brenda Cooper, Greg Beatty, Nancy Jane Moore, Paul Melko, Chris Amies, Michael Belfiore, Jeff Verona, and Leon West, cover issues of Asimov's, Artemis, and Absolute Magnitude, stories posted online by The Infinite Matrix, The Spook, Oceans of the Mind, and Strange Horizons, a collection by James Van Pelt, and a "story sculpture" called "The Last Halloween". Also, Steve H Silver reviews the one original story in Ted Chiang's new collection, "Liking What You See: A Documentary".