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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen, April-May

• Issue 12, Vol. 2 No. 6, April/May 2004, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Les Petersen
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website:

• This issue of "Australia's PULPIEST Science Fiction and Fantasy Magazine", edited by Edwina Harvey, has fiction by Barbara Robson & Stuart Barrow, Mark W Tiedemann, Stephen Dedman, Jacob Garbe, Dirk Flinthart, Helen Patrice, David Kay, Colin P Davies, Sue Bursztynski, Matthew Bey, and Bevan McGuiness. There's also poetry by Barbara Robson and Mikal Trimm.
• Features include an interview with Cory Daniells, tea and biscuits with Sean McMullen, reports from the EnVision 2003 workshop, book reviews, and letters.
(Sat 24 Apr 2004)


• Issue 161, Vol. 37 No. 4, Spring 2004, $4.95, 48pp, cover art by Christopher Pierson
• Website:

• Special 2003 Nebula Awards issue has an appreciation by Harlan Ellison of this year's Grand Master Robert Silverberg, an appreciation by George Zebrowski of Charles L. Harness (who "couldn't accept the invitation to be our Author Emeritus speaker this year" according to Catherine Asaro's President's Message), and numerous short essays by this year's Nebula nominees about their nominated works.
• Regular columns are by Mike Resnick and Barry Malzberg (this time on 'Work for Hire'), Robert Metzger ('Forewarned'), Steve Carper ('Writers' Bloc', on the Public Domain Enhancement Act), and Cynthia Ward (Market Report).
(Sat 17 Apr 2004)


• Issue 247, Vol. 26 No. 5, May 2004, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp
• 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 stories cover the latest in Harlan Ellison's lawsuit against AOL, the Asimov's obscenity controversy, the Nebula Awards final ballot, and many other items under Newsnotes and Authors & Editors headings.
• Features include an interview with writing team Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (pictured on the cover), YA book reviews by Michael M. Jones, Tanya Brown's UK Report, Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column, short fiction reviews by Michael M. Jones, book reviews by Don D'Ammassa, and an article about SF toys by Mark Rich.
(Thu 22 Apr 2004)


• Issue 66, September 2003, $3.00, 20pp, cover art by Dee Rinbaud
• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
• Website:

• This issue has poems by Roger Dutcher, Mike Allen, Bruce Boston, Mario Milosevic, Karin L. Frank, F.J. Bergmann, Saint James Wood, and Eric Pape.
• Though dated September '03, this issue was put together in March '04, the delay due to editor David C. Kopaska-Merkel's car accident last May that has left him confined to a wheelchair.
(Thu 15 Apr 2004)


• Issue 47, April 2004, $4.95, 175pp, cover art by Christophe Vacher
• Semiannual SF/fantasy magazine published since 1981 by students, faculty, and alumni of Brigham Young University; current editor Kristina Kugler
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by C.A. Gardner, Monte Davis, Michael H. Schultz, Benjamin Hardin, Katherine Woodbury, and Vincent L. Scarsella, with poetry by Hans Ostrom, Leonard Holmes, and Joheiin.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Christophe Vacher, and a short piece by Brent Chesley, "Scourge of the Aquaphibians".
• There are three editorials, by Kristina Kugler (who's departing after this issue), Megan Kauffman (about SF and modernism), and Christopher Kugler (musings on storytelling). Other departments are book reviews by Christopher Kugler and C. Lee Player, an artist's sketchbook by Daniel Hughes, and letters.
(Tue 4 May 2004)


• Vol. 107 No. 1 (whole #630), July 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Kent Bash
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This is a special "All-American Issue", Gordon Van Gelder explains in his editorial, with stories on the theme coming together by chance rather than by plan. The cover story is R. Garcia y Robertson's novella "Stuck Inside of Mobile", with art by Kent Bash.
• Other stories are novelets by James Stoddard and Daryl Gregory, and short stories by George Guthridge, John Morressy, Albert E. Cowdrey, and Esther M. Friesner.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and James Sallis (the later focusing on Heinlein's For Us, the Living), a "Plumage from Pegasus" column by Paul Di Filippo, Kathi Maio's review of Robot Stories, and a Curiosities page by Bud Webster.
• Reviewed in the June '04 issue of Locus Magazine by Nick Gevers, who especially likes the stories by Daryl Gregory and James Stoddard
(Tue 4 May 2004)


Special Issue 2004, $0, 16pp, cover art by Daniel Trout
• Bi-annual poetry magazine since 1998; published by Warren Lapine and edited by Mike Allen
• Website:

• This is a free sampler issue published to commemorate 5 years of publication, and is available free in PDF format.
• Included are poems by Laurel Winter, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Ann K. Schwader, Sonya Taaffe, Ian Watson, Bruce Boston, and Joe Haldeman.
(Fri 7 May 2004)


• Issue 189, Vol. 16 No. 9, May 2004, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This Special "Writers on Writing" issue features lots of essays on the theme and only a couple reviews. Lead pieces are by James Killus, "Sleeping in Fritz Leiber's Bed", and Damien Broderick, "The Space of Voluptuous Choice: My Affair with Science Fiction".
• Other essays are by Zoran Zivkovic, Jack Dann, and Robert Reed about their works; Claude Lalumiere on Paul Di Filippo; James Morrow on SF and the storytelling movement; and Bruce Baugh on updating a 20 year old roleplaying game.
• The reviews are by Michael Bishop and David V. Griffin.
(Wed 5 May 2004)


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

• Stories in this issue are by Sonya Taaffe, Bruce Holland Rogers, Tanith Lee, Liz Williams, Karen D. Fishler, Ian Donald Keeling, and David D. Levine.
• Features include Resa Nelson's look at forthcoming fantasy movies; Terri Windling's Folkroots column, about animal brides and bridegrooms in folklore and fantasy; Gahan Wilson's review of new compilations of works by Lord Dunsany; other book reviews by Paul Witcover; a Gallery by Ari Berk looking at a multicultural art exhibit in Atlanta; and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
• Note that this issue should be designated volume 10 number 5, not number 4.
• Rich Horton reviews this issue in the June issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending the story by David D. Levine.
(Tue 4 May 2004)


• Issue 37, Spring 2004, £4/$7, 66pp, cover art by Dennis Sibeijn
• Quarterly UK magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• Guest editor Liz Williams editorializes on the late Joan Aiken. Stories in the issue are by Jay Caselberg, Joe Hill, Karen Fishler, Gavin Grant, Tim Pratt, and Tim Lees.
• Ursula K. Le Guin is interviewed by Andrew Hedgecock. Other nonfiction includes Allan Ashley's column "The Dodo Has Landed", a cinema column by Christopher Fowler, a column on Japan by John Paul Catton, a new column by Jaspre Bark about comics and graphic novels, book reviews by Peter Tennant, and an interview with Robin McKinley by Sandy Auden.
• This issue is reviewed by both Nick Gevers and Rich Horton in the June '04 issue of Locus Magazine.
(Sat 1 May 2004)


• Vol. 15 No. 2 (whole #56), April 2004, $2.50, 6pp
• Quarterly SF/F/H reviewzine, published and edited by
Andrew M. Andrews

• Publisher/editor Andrews editorializes about the murder of a girl he knew in high school, then reviews books by Jay Lake, Howard Waldrop, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, and others.
(Fri 23 Apr 2004)


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