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• Vol. 124 No. 7&8, July/August 2004, $5.99/C$8.99, 240pp, cover art by Vincent Di Fate
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
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• The special semi-annual 'double' issue begins a serial by Mary A. Turzillo, "An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl". Also there are novellas by Thomas R. Dulski and Bud Sparhawk; novelettes by Michael F. Flynn and Allen M. Steele; and a short story by Bob Buckley.
• There are two science fact articles, by Joe Lazzaro about visual prosthetics, and by Eric S. Raymond about open-source software development.
• Full results of "The Analytical Laboratory" (page 8) list runners-up of the readers' poll winners announced last month. An appreciation of the late Hal Clement, by Stanley Schmidt, is on page 229.
• There's also a special feature "History of Brass Tacks" by Kyle Kirkland, plus departments by John G. Cramer ("The Alternate View" concerning Neutrino News), Tom Easton's book reviews, events listing by Anthony Lewis, and the latest letters in Brass Tacks.
(Tue 18 May 2004)


• Vol. 28 No. 7 (whole #342), July 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Jean-Pierre Normand
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
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• The cover story--with that retro illustration by Jean-Pierre Normand--is Judith Berman's "The Fear Gun".
• Other fiction consists of a novella by Allen M. Steele (the latest in the "Coyote Rising" series), and short stories by Kathleen Ann Goonan, Robert Reed, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Eliot Fintushel.
• Departments includes Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, the third in a series about a "theory of story"; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, focusing on hard SF and titled "FTL"; book reviews by Paul Di Filippo; and a convention calendar.
(Tue 18 May 2004)


• Vol. 14 No. 3 (whole #54), Fall 2003, $7.50, 298-390pp
• Quarterly academic journal published by Florida Atlantic University; edited by W.A. Senior
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• This issue has feature articles by W.A. Senior ("The Starbucks Tree"), David Greven (on male mothers), Martin Horstkotte, S.T. Joshi, Don Riggs, and Greer Watson.
• Reviews, by Russell Letson, Tim Sullivan, Ann F. Howey, Amie Rotruck, and Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, cover books about Jack Vance, and by Rob Latham, Mike Ashley, C.J. Henderson, and others.
(Fri 14 May 2004)


• Issue 335, March-April 2004, $5.95/C$7.50, 58pp, cover art by Rowena Morrell
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers & Darrell Schweitzer
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• This issue has fiction by Ian Watson, Richard Middleton (a reprint from 1912), Tanith Lee, Robert Ferrigno, and Michael Bishop ("The Sacerdotal Owl").
• Verse is by John Grey, Darrell Schweitzer, Lee Clark Zumpe, Jane Rice, and George Barr ("Illustrated Limericks").
• Features include editorial "The Eyrie"; Douglas E. Winter's "Shadowings" book reviews; and an interview with Terry Pratchett by Joseph McCabe.
(Fri 14 May 2004)


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