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2004 Archive

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Date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

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Issues Seen first half September 2004

• Issue 2, 2004, $7, 87pp, cover art by James C. Christensen
• Fiction periodical, edited by Steve Pasechnik, published since 2004

• Second issue of a new small press fiction periodical, edited by Steve Pasechnik and published by Edgwood Press (whose previous website seems to be defunct).
• The issue consists of stories by Theodora Goss, Holly Phillips, Barth Anderson, Sarah Monette, Amber van Dyk, and Dale Bailey, unadorned by notes, introductions, features, or editorials.
• For information or to subscribe, write Edgwood Press, PO Box 380264, Cambridge MA 02238. Mark Rich reviewed the first issue [not seen by Locus Online] in the April '04 New York Review of Science Fiction, described
in March.
(Thu 16 Sep 2004)


• Vol. 124 No. 11, November 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
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has the conclusion of Mary A. Turzillo's serial "An Old-Fashioned Martian Girl", plus novelettes by Rajnar Vajra and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, short stories by Edward Muller, Mike Moscoe, and Robert Scherrer, and a Probability Zero vignette by Arlan Andrews.
• The science fact article, by Richard A. Lovett, Ph.D., is "Fat Mice, Eating Machines, and Biochemical Treason: Will We Ever Create a Dial-a-Weight Pill?"
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial about oxymorons; Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column, exploring the "butterfly effect"; book reviews by Tom Easton (covering Bruce Sterling, Chris Beckett, Jim Grimsley, and others); "Brass Tacks" letters; and Anthony Lewis' "Upcoming Events".
(Tue 14 Sep 2004)


• Vol. 28 No. 10&11 (whole #345&346), October/November 2004, $5.99/C$8.99, 240pp, cover art by Fred Gambino
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
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• Message Board:

• This double issue features a novella by Allen M. Steele -- the latest in his second "Coyote" series -- and a novelette by Charles Stross, "Survivor", the conclusion of the series of stories, beginning with "Lobsters" in 2001, that will be published as novel Accelerando by Ace in 2005.
• Other fiction in this issue are novelettes by William Barton, Kage Baker, Robert Reed, Mary Rosenblum, and Michael Swanwick; and short stories by Paul Di Filippo, Jack Skillingstead, Chris Beckett, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Colin P.l Davies.There's also poetry by Bruce Boston and Karina & Robert Fabian.
• Departments includes Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about possible new space exploration projects; a Guest Editorial by George R.R. Martin, consisting of his Guest of Honor speech at last year's World SF Convention in Toronto; Paul Di Filippo's book review column; and Erwin S. Strauss's SF Conventional Calendar.
(Tue 7 Sep 2004)


• Issue 162, Vol. 38 No. 1, Summer 2004, $4.95, 40pp, cover art by Mirek Drozd
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• Feature articles in this issue are "The Potential of E-Books" by Mitch Wagner; a brief "Field Guide to the Science Fiction Blogosphere" by Mark Kreighbaum; and "The High Frontier Revisited -- Part II" by Alexis Gilliland.
• Columns include Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg's "Dialogues" installment XXII, about "Heroes"; Robert Metzger's "State of the Art", about gadgets; Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc"; Thomas A. Easton's "Pro Forma"; and Cynthia Ward's "Market Report".
• Departments include a President's Message by Catherine Asaro; an Editor's Message by Mark Kreighbaum; and news Bulletins.
(Tue 7 Sep 2004)


• Issue 250, Vol. 26 No. 8, August 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:

• The cover features is an interview of Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, conducted in April 2004.
• Lead news is about a cooperative venture between Tor and Wizards of the Coast; two new magazines launched by Wildside; new imprints from Marvel Comics and Dark Horse Comics; and market reports. Headlines covers newsnotes about publishers, magazines, bookselling, bookseller, authors, awards, book sales, etc.
• Features include a Buyers Guide compiled by Joseph Berlant; Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column; a UK report by Tanya Brown; and a "Buck Rogers Stuff" column about toys by Mark Rich. Also, letters, obituaries, and a convention listing.
• Reviews include Alan Dean Foster's on movies (including Shrek 2), Don D'Ammassa on books, and Michael M Jones on YA books.
(Tue 7 Sep 2004)


• Vol. 5 No. 2, 2004, $C7.95/$5.95, 64pp, cover art by Collin David
• Thrice-yearly international literary magazine; publisher/editor-in-chief Shar O'Brien
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• Fiction in this issue is by Sean Dent, Paul Haines, Gryffyd Eamonn Dempsey, Scott Hofmann-Reardon, Brandon Alspaugh, Judd Hampton, Marcus Grimm, and Monte Davis.
• Poetry is by Kaolin Fire, Alex Lucas, Al McDonald, Chris Snipp-Walmsley, Mark Bonica, Chris Saunders, Sandra Bates, and Mikal Trimm.
• Articles, etc., includes an editorial by Shar O'Brien; more '69ers', stories exactly 69 words in length; an excerpt from Robert J. Sawyer's Humans; an interview with Michael Moorcock; and pieces by Alisha Karabinus, Jessa Sinclair, Karina Sumner-Smith, and Dave Clapper.
(Tue 31 Aug 2004)


• Issue 1, Spring 2004, £6/$10, 170pp, cover art by Edward Miller
• Quarterly SF magazine, edited and published by Peter Crowther; published since 2004
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• Debut issue of a new magazine from PS Publishing in the UK; edited by Peter Crowther, with assistant editor Nick Gevers.
• The issue has fiction by Adam Roberts, Ed Gorman, Jay Lake, Gene Wolfe, Allen Ashley, Eric Brown, Joyce Carol Oates, Brian Aldiss ("Tarzan of the Alps"), Lawrence Gordon Clark, James Lovegrove, Ramsey Campbell, Stephen Gallagher, and Peter F. Hamilton; plus a poem by Ray Bradbury.
• Nonfiction includes a guest editorial by Christopher Fowler (adapted from his Guest of Honour speech at last year's British Fantasy Society convention); an interview with James P. Blaylock; and an article by Mike Ashley about collecting SF magazines (he claims that Postscripts is the 300th new sf magazine since they all began back in 1926).
(Fri 3 Sep 2004)


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