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• Vol. 124 No. 5, May 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by David A. Hardy
• 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 concludes Joe Haldeman's serial "Camouflage" (which will appear in hardcover from Ace in August). Other fiction: novelettes by James Gunn and Richard A. Lovett, and short stories by G. David Nordley, Jerry Oltion, and Suzette Haden Elgin. Plus, a 'Probability Zero' vignette by Don D'Ammassa.
• Gunn's story shares its history with "New Blood" from the Oct. 1955 Astounding, which was the basis for the TV movie and series "The Immortal".
• The science fact article, by K.J. Zimring, is "The Future of Transplantation".
• Departments include an editorial by Stanley Schmidt, John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column about "The Sound of the Big Bang", Tom Easton's book reviews, letters, and upcoming events.
(Thu 11 Mar 2004)


• Vol. 28 No. 4&5 (whole #339&340) , April/May 2004, $5.99/C$8.99, 240pp, cover art by Michael Carroll
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
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• This special double issue contains novellas by Allen M. Steele (latest in the Coyote series) and Gregory Feeley; novelettes by William Barton, Kage Baker, and Mary Rosenblum; and short stories by William Sanders, Larry Niven, Robert Reed, Judy Klass, and James Patrick Kelly. Poetry is by Greg van Eekhout, Jane Yolen, Bruce Boston, Mario Milosevic, and Laurel Winter.
• Departments includes Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, the first of two installments about a "theory of story"; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, this one a hodgepodge of items, titled "Gallimaufry"; book reviews by Paul Di Filippo; and a convention calendar.
• Nick Gevers reviews this issue in the April issue of Locus Magazine, specifically recommending the stories by Baker, Feeley, and Rosenblum.
(Thu 11 Mar 2004)


• Issue 246, Vol. 26 No. 4, April 2004, $5.95/C$6.95, 46pp
• 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 includes Stephen R. Donaldson's sale of a new Thomas Covenant series, changes at the Penguin Group, Philip K. Dick Award nominees and judges, and an Isaac Asimov Online Exhibit by West Virginia University Libraries. Much more news is listed under Newsnotes and Authors & Editors headings.
• Features include an interview with editor Edward J. McFadden III (that's him on the cover), Tanya Brown's UK Report, fannish articles by John Hertz and Hiroaki Inoue, book reviews by Don D'Ammassa, short fiction reviews by Michael M. Jones, Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column, and an unsigned Year's Best summary.
(Thu 11 Mar 2004)


• Issue 187, Vol. 16 No. 7, March 2004, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
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• This Special "Past Masters" Issue has two reviews of Robert A. Heinlein's For Us, the Living, by F. Paul Wilson and by John Clute (the latter reprinted from Science Fiction Weekly), and two articles by David Ketterer about John Wyndham, one a Q&A on Wyndham's life and work, the other on "The Genesis of the Triffids". And there's an interview with Lloyd Arthur Eshbach, by Darrell Schweitzer.
• Reviews, by David Mead, Walter Minkel, Jenny Blackford, and others, cover books by Ty Drago, Sydney Fowler Wright, J.E.A. Tyler, and others.
(Tue 9 Mar 2004)


• Issue 27.2, March/April 2004, $3.50, 20pp, cover art by Frank Wu, cover design by Mike Allen
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Tim Pratt
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• Poetry is this issue is by Darrell Schweitzer, Ian Watson ("In Praise of Spam"), Marc Pietrzykowski, Greg Beatty, Bruce Boston, Mike Allen, Sonya Taaffe, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Karen R. Porter, Andy Miller, and G.O. Clark.
• Other items include a call for Rhysling Nominations, statements from candidates for offices of SFPA, a proposal by Deborah P Kolodji for an SFPA contest, and an editorial by Tim Pratt.
(Tue 16 Mar 2004)


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