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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines: Posted 24 June 2004

• Vol. 124 No. 9, September 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 has the second part of Mary A. Turzillo's serial "An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl".
• Other fiction: novelettes by Jerry Oltion & Amy Axt Hanson, and Rajnar Vajra; short stories by Joe Schembrie and Dave Creek.
• The science fact article is "The Fifth Biorevolution" by Stephen L. Gillett, Ph.D.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about planetary exploration; Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column, recalling books he read as a kid; book reviews by Tom Easton; "Brass Tacks" letters; and Anthony Lewis' "Upcoming Events".
(Thu 24 Jun 2004)


• Issue 13, Vol. 3 No. 1, June/July 2004, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Brian Smith
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
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• This triskaidekaphobic issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, this time edited by Andrew Finch, has fiction by Peter Andrew Smith, Steven Cavanagh, David Hoffman-Dachelet, Marion Schweda, Maxine McArthur, Robert Marsh, Darren Goossens, and Stephen Dedman (a 49-page novella).
• Features: a report by Tansy Rayner Roberts about attempts to film Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels; a short interview with Glenda Larke, a list of Conflux Art Show awards; book reviews; and letters.
(Wed 23 Jun 2004)


• Vol. 28 No. 8 (whole #343), August 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
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• Fiction in this issue consists of one novelette, by Richard Parks, and eight short stories, by William Barton (the cover story), R. Neube, Tanith Lee, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jack Skillingstead, Meredith Simmons, Kit Reed, and Matthew Jarpe.
• There's also poetry by Bruce Boston (twice), and Mario Milosevic.
• Departments includes Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, this time about trilobites; a report by Sheila Williams about the 2004 Isaac Asimov Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing (the 11th annual award), this year won by Anthony Ha of Stanford University; Paul Di Filippo's book reviews, covering Heinlein's For Us, the Living among many others; and Erwin S. Strauss's SF Conventional Calendar.
(Thu 24 Jun 2004)


• Issue 2, May 2004, $4, 53pp, cover art by unknown 17th century artist
• Semiannual small press zine, published and edited by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw
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• Second issue of small press "little zine with teeth", edited and published by Heather Shaw and [Locus Magazine associate editor] Tim Pratt.
• Fictional Contents are by Rudi Dornemann, Tracina Jackson-Adams, David Moles, Michael Canfield, Jenn Reese, John Sullivan, Stephanie Burgis, Sarah Prineas, and Kristin Livdahl, while Poetical Contents are by Jon Hansen, Mark Rudolph, Jen Larsen, Peg Duthie, Lucy A.E. Ward, Sharon Wachsler, Mikal Trimm, and Steven Withrow.
• 'Actual' Contents -- nonfiction pieces -- are by Nick Mamatas (about writing advice), Sean Klein, Jed Hartman, and the editors (an editorial, informal reviews, and "Automatic Writing").
• The complete Table of Contents is posted at the zine's website.
• Nick Gevers reviews this issue in the July issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending the story by Rudi Dornemann.
(Fri 18 Jun 2004)


• Issue 193, Spring 2004, £3.50, 67pp, cover art by SMS
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
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• This is the final issue edited by Interzone co-founder David Pringle, who has sold the magazine to Andy Cox's TTA Press -- see this page for details, and a preview of Issue 194.
• This issue has fiction by Alastair Reynolds, Liz Williams, John Meaney, Darrell Schweitzer, and Dominic Green.
• Nonfiction and features include David Pringle's announcement about his 'standing down' as editor and publisher of Interzone; a long obituary of Peter T. Garratt; a 2001 interview by Darrell Schweitzer of the late Hal Clement (Harry Clement Stubbs), who died in 2003; an article by Gary Westfahl, about how he spent his summer vacation; two installments of David Langford's "Ansible Link"; book reviews by William Thompson, Liz Williams, and several others; and David Pringle's annotated "Books Received" column for Sep/Oct 2003.
(Sat 19 Jun 2004)


• Issue 5, Summer 2004, $6.00/C$7.00, 57pp, cover art by Jean-Leon Gerome
• The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction; published twice per year; edited and published by Christopher M. Cevasco
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• This issue has fiction by Paul Finch, Howard Andrew Jones, David J. Sakmyster, C. Mitchell O'Neal, C. Kevin Barrett, Karen L. Kobylarz, and Charles Coleman Finlay. There are also several poems by John E. Smelcer, including "The Book of Genesis, Revised for American Indian History".
• Nonficiton includes an interview with Karen Essex, a conversation with Tony Grisoni, an article on "Archiving History" by Christopher M. Devasco, an editorial by Chris Cevasco, and book and film reviews.
• Previews and excerpts of this issue are provided here.
(Tue 22 Jun 2004)


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