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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen, February

• Vol. 124 No. 4, April 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 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
• Website:

• Fiction includes part 2 (of 3) of a serial by Joe Haldeman, "Camouflage"; novelettes by Pete D. Manison and J. Brian Clarke; and short stories by Brian Plante, Scott William Carter, Sheralyn Schofield Belyeu, and Carl Frederick.
• The science fact article, by Richard A. Lovett, is "Forensic Seismology". There's also a 'special feature' by Geoffrey A. Landis, "Rules of Engineering Projects", that includes the author's Laws of Engineering and Three Laws of Robotics.
• Departments include an editorial by Stanley Schmidt, Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column eulogizing Edward Teller, Tom Easton's book reviews, letters, and upcoming events.
• Rich Horton's review in the April issue of Locus Magazine recommends the story by Brian Plante.
(Mon 26 Jan 2004)


• Vol. 28 No. 3 (whole #338) , March 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Michael Carroll
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
• Website:

• Fiction consists of a novella by Ian McDowell, a novelette by Robert Reed, and short stories by Gene Wolfe, Sarah A. Hoyt, Richard Flood, Chris Beckett, Allen M. Steele, and Phillip C. Jennings. Poetry is by G.O. Clark and Timons Esaias (times four).
• Departments includes Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, continuing last issue's theme on ancient Greek dramas; , and a guest review by Alice K. Turner on "The Feature Films of Hayao Miyazaki".
• This is the issue--specifically Hoyt's "What She Left Behind" and Beckett's "Tammy Pendant"--that triggered the recent incident in Michigan in which a local TV news report accused the magazine of publishing "stories about sex, drugs, and molestation"; see the Asimov's website for details.
• This issue is reviewed by both Nick Gevers and Rich Horton in the March Locus Magazine; both recommend McDowell, Gevers recommends Jennings and Wolfe, and Horton recommends Reed.
(Mon 26 Jan 2004)


• Issue 160, Vol. 37 No. 3, Winter 2004, $4.99, 40pp, cover art by Gary Tonge
• Website:

• This issue has features about office equipment by Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moestra, about preserving your papers for posterity by Brenda W. Clough & Colleen R. Cahill, and interviewing the editors of Strange Horizons by John Teehan. The last item includes a sidebar list of "stories we see too often".
• Columns are by Mike Resnick and Barry Malzberg (this time on 'Conventions'), Robert Metzger ('Paranoia'), Steve Carper ('Writers' Bloc', using real people in fiction), Leslie What ('Pro Forma', on faking it), and Cynthia Ward (Market Report).
• Plus, a president's message from Catherine Asaro remembering Hal Clement, and an editor's message from Mark Kreighbaum.
(Mon 9 Feb 2004)


• Issue 47, ©2003, $5.00, 112pp, cover art by Alan M. Clark
• Quarterly horror magazine, published since 1988; published by Richard Chizmar and currently edited by Robert Morrish
• Website:

• Fiction is by David J. Schow, Harry Shannon, T.M. Wright, William P. Simmons, Edo van Belkom, Gary A. Braunbeck, and Kealan Patrick Burke.
• There are interviews with David J. Schow, Edo van Belkom, and Joe Bob Briggs, plus an article by Ed Gorman about Haffner Press.
• Regular features include columns by Bev Vincent (news, mostly about Stephen King), Paula Guran (book reviews), Michael Marano (MediaDrome), Thomas F. Monteleone (writing), and John Pelan (collecting), plus additional reviews by various hands.
(Tue 10 Feb 2004)


• Issue 245, Vol. 26 No. 3, March 2004, $5.95/C$6.95, 46pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
• Monthly SFFH trade journal, founded in 1979 by Andrew I. Porter as Science Fiction Chronicle; now published by Warren Lapine, with news editor John Douglas
• Website:

• News in this issue covers new book lines Key Books (at Dorchester) and Medallion Press, items about Tolkien and Tom Clancy, and lots of newsnotes, author readings, media sales, etc.
• Features include an interview with Geoffrey A. Landis (by Darrell Schweitzer); Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column; book reviews by Don D'Ammassa; and YA book reviews by Mike Jones.
(Mon 2 Feb 2004)


• Vol. 106 No. 4 (whole #627) , April 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by David A. Hardy
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue consists of novelets by James L. Cambias, John Morressy, Albert E. Cowdrey, and David Gerrold, plus short stories by Robert Sheckley, Kate Mason, Bruce McAllister, and Ray Vukcevich.
• Departments include books reviews by Charles de Lint and James Sallis, Lucius Shepard's review of Bubba Ho-Tep, a Paul Di Filippo "Plumage from Pegasus" installment, and a Curiosities page by John Kessel
• Rich Horton's review in the April issue of Locus Magazine recommends the stories by McAllister and Vukcevich; Nick Gevers recommends the same two stories, plus Gerrold's.
(Mon 9 Feb 2004)


• Vol. 106 No. 5 (whole #628) , May 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Aaron Campbell
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• This issue has novelets by Robert Reed, Sheila Finch, and Peter S. Beagle, plus short stories by Jaye Lawrence, Melanie Fazi, John Morressy, Richard Mueller, and James Patrick Kelly.
• An editorial by Gordon Van Gelder endorses a movement to put Isaac Asimov on a US postage stamp. Distributed by email to zine editors, it's been posted by Fantastica Daily.
• Departments include books reviews by Charles de Lint and Michelle West, Kathi Maio's reviews of Paycheck and Impostor, and a Curiosities page by Paul Di Filippo.
(Mon 1 Mar 2004)


• Issue 10, Winter/Spring 2004, $5.00, 30pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
• Bi-annual poetry magazine since 1998; published by Warren Lapine and edited by Mike Allen
• Website:

• Poetry in this issue is by M. Leigh Martin, Jane Yolen, Jennifer Crow, Jody Azzouni, Sonya Taaffe, Ann K. Schwader, G.O. Clark, Bruce Boston, W. Paul Ganley, Bud Webster, Daniel Trout, Rowan-Michelle Black, Constance Cooper, Gary Every, and Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel.
• The Mythic Delirium site (note the new URL) has the wraparound cover image, and complete table of contents.
(Sat 21 Feb 2004)


• Issue 186, Vol. 16 No. 6, February 2004, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This Special "Wolfe at the Door" Issue has a conversation between Neil Gaiman and Gene Wolfe about the latter's new novel The Knight (an edited version of the interview is still posted at Borders), plus reviews of the book by Lawrence Person and Dan'l Danehy-Oakes.
• On the front page with Gaiman & Wolfe is Brian Aldiss's longish introduction to a new Oxford University Press edition of Wells' The War of the Worlds. Inside, Michael Levy reviews two recent YA novels that rework Andersen's "The Snow Queen", and Graham Sleight reviews the London stage presentation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy.
• Other reviews, by Donald M. Hassler, Walter Minkel, Philip Snyder, and Darrell Schweitzer, cover books by Arthur C. Clarke & Stephen Baxter, Kim Stanley Robinson, Michael Swanwick, and Lord Dunsany.
(Mon 26 Jan 2004)


• Vol. 10 No. 4, April 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 82pp
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Pamela D. Lloyd, Tanith Lee, Josh Rountree, Eric M. Witchey, Wendy A. Shaffer, and Gene Wolfe.
• Features include Resa Nelson's compilation (blurbed on the cover) of the 10 best time travel movies that are linked more closely to fantasy than SF, a Folkroots column by Helen Pilinovsky about Baba Yaga, book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Witcover, a Gallery of artwork by Lisa Snellings presented by Jane Frank, and a Games column by Eric T. Baker.
• Note that the volume 10 number 3 designation on page 4 is an error; this is number 4.
• This issue is reviewed by both Rich Horton and Nick Gevers in the April issue of Locus Magazine.
(Fri 20 Feb 2004)


• Issue 27.1, Jan./Feb. 2004, $3.50, 20pp, cover art by Cathy Buburuz
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Tim Pratt
• Website:

• Poetry is this issue is by Sonya Taaffe, Matthew Cheney, Deborah P. Kolodji, Andy Miller, Scott E. Green, Mikal Trimm, Jon Hansen, David Kopaska-Merkel & Kendall Evans, Mike Allen & Christina Sng, Trent Walters, Apryl Fox, N.E. Taylor, and Steven Katz.
• Other items include small press reviews by Ann K. Schwader, a letter, a report from the treasurer emeritus, an editorial by Tim Pratt (who will be departing after issue 27.3, succeeded by Marge Simon), and items about the new SFPA website, which includes an archive of past Rhysling Award Anthologies.
(Wed 28 Jan 2004)


• Issue 334, January-February 2004, $5.95/C$7.50, 58pp, cover art by Marianne Plumridge
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers & Darrell Schweitzer
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Charles L. Harness, Myke Cole, W.C. Morrow (a reprint from 1897), John Gregory Betancourt, Darrell Schweitzer, and Joshua Rupp.
• Verse is by Bruce Boston, Ann K. Schwader, Ian Watson, and George Barr (illustrated limericks)
• Features include editorial "The Eyrie", which asks "Who Killed Horror?" (with a Murder on the Orient Express solution), and book reviews by John Gregory Betancourt.
(Thu 12 Feb 2004)


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