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Posted 2 September 2004

• Issue 14, Vol. 3 No. 2, August/September 2004, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Daryl Lindquist
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
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• This issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, edited this time by Zara Baxter, has fiction by Susie Hawes, Eugie Foster, Liz Williams, Ben Cook, Patrick Mullarkey, Bren MacDibble, and Mark Healey, plus 7 vignettes by Stuart Barrow & Mark Bruckard under the umbrella title "The Munchausen Papers".
• Special Features include a tribute to the late Peter McNamara, by Les Petersen; an interview with Neal Stephenson, by Andrew Macrae; an essay by Cat Sparks about the future of Australian independent press; and an article by Ben Cook about Saturn's moons and rings.
• Regular features include reviews (including one of The Locus Awards), letters, and an editorial (about reading slush).
(Tue 31 Aug 2004)


• Vol. 107 No. 4&5 (whole #633), October/November 2004, $4.99/C$7.99, 242pp, cover art by Bryn Barnard
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
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• This 55th anniversary all-star issue has novelets by Lisa Goldstein, Daniel Abraham, John Morressy, Gene Wolfe, and Richard Chwedyk.
• Also in this issue are short stories by Michael Kandel, Steven Utley, Dale Bailey, Michael Bishop, M. Rickert, and Robert Reed.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint (reviewing Laurie J. Marks and others) and by Robert K.J. Killheffer (reviewing Paul McAuley, Bruce Sterling, and Kim Stanley Robinson), film reviews by Kathi Maio (on The Stepford Wives), a science column by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty (on Mars), and a Curiosities page by David Langford.
• Nick Gevers reviews this issue in the September issue of Locus Magazine.
(Fri 6 Aug 2004)


• Issue 193, Vol. 17 No. 1, September 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 "Other Views" issue features an examination by Graham Sleight on Damon Knight's 1996 novel Humpty Dumpty: An Oval, and an essay by Gabriel Trujillo Munoz on "Aurosia, the Utopian Planet" by Jorge Carrera Andrade.
• There are also features by Mark Rich, reviewing two stories by Allen Steele, and Jeremy Adam Smith, offering a selection of "The Ten Best Science Fiction Film Directors" (the choices are led by Kubrick, Cronenberg, and Spielberg).
• Reviews include David Mead on M. John Harrison, Paul Kincaid on Kim Stanley Robinson, Joe Sanders on Mark Budz, James L. Cambias on Avram Davidson, and Russell Blackford on Chris Moriarity.
• Also, letters, and an editorial celebrating the start of the magazine's 17th year.
(Tue 31 Aug 2004)


• Vol. 11 No. 1, October 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 90pp, cover art by Luis Royo
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
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• Stories in this issue are by Tom Gerencer, Rudi Dornemann, Ian McDowell, Steven Popkes, Ruth Nestvold, Bruce Holland Rogers, and Tim Pratt.
• Departments include Resa Nelson's preview of Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, with a sidebar listing future fantasy and horror films opening this Fall.
• Other departments include a Folkroots column by Ari Berk on "The Dance of the Labyrinth", book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Witcover, a Gallery by Karen Haber presenting the art of Daniel Horne, and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
(Tue 24 Aug 2004)


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