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2004 Archive

Magazines November #2
Amazing Stories
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Magazines November #1
Book of Dark Wisdom
Mythic Delirium
Realms of Fantasy


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

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Issues Seen first half of December 2004

• Issue 607, Vol. 74 No. 1, January 2005, $5.99/C$8.99, 82pp
• Monthly multi-media SF magazine; outgoing editor David Gross, incoming editor Jeff Berkwits
• Website:

• The cover feature is Heidi Broadhead's article about the SF Museum in Seattle. Other features include an article about Warren Ellis' Global Frequency TV series, an article about director Guillermo del Toro, and Therese Littleton's profile of author China Miéville.
• Departuments include an editorial by Paizo Publishing CEO Lisa Stevens, the extensive 'Things to Come' previews of upcoming books and films, reviews of movies, dvd's, books, and comics, and a Q&A with Eoin Colfer.
• Fiction this issue is by Mike Resnick (a Miracle Brigade story), Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Robin D. Laws, Gail Sproule, and (the 1000-word piece) Greg Keyes.
• The magazine's website has the expanded table of contents.
(Thu 2 Dec 2004)


• Issue 7, Vol. 2 No. 1, Fall 2004, $9.95/C$14.50, 208pp, cover art by Terri Lindsey
• Quarterly "adventures in fantasy literature"; published since 2001; published and edited by John O'Neill
• Website:

• This issue features new fiction by Judith Berman, Todd McAulty, Holly Phillips, Don Bassingthwaite, and Mark Sumner, plus a fantasy classic by Charles R. Tanner (first published in 1941).
• Feature column is Rich Horton's retrospective appreciation of Planet Stories. Columns includes letters, gaming reviews edited by Don Bassingthwaite, comics reviews by Claude Lalumière, and book reviews.
• Departuments include an editorial by John O'Neill, and a comic, "Knights of the Dinner Table", by Jolly Blackburn, John O'Neill and Steve Johansson.
• The magazine's webiste has the table of contents, with links to excerpts.
(Thu 2 Dec 2004)


• Issue 69, September 2004, $3.00, 20pp, cover art by Denis Tiani
• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
• Website:

• This issue has poems by Andy Miller, Brianne Donegan, Marge Simon, Ted Haigh, Mike Allen, Nancy Bennett, Mikal Trimm, Billy Wolfenbarger, Sonya Taaffe, Bruce Boston, Gloundan Smorpian, Charlee Jacob, Karen Newman, Kurt MacPhearson, Karin L. Frank, and Kristine Ong Muslim.
• There's a brief editorial, "From the Brain Stem".
(Mon 6 Dec 2004)


• Vol. 108 No. 2 (whole #636), February 2005, $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 issue has novelets by Matthew Hughes, R. Garcia y Robertson, and Laird Barron, and short stories by Robert Reed and Richard Mueller.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint (reviewing Scott Bradfield, Stephen Woodworth, and others) and by Michelle West (on Terry Pratchett, Clive Barker, and Stephen R. Donaldson), a film review of Sky Captain... by David J. Skal, a "Plumage from Pegasus" installment by Paul Di Filippo called "The Marching Models", and a Curiosities page by Connie Braton Meek about an 1822 book by James Hogg.
• Reviewed by Nick Gevers in the upcoming January issue of Locus, recommending the Barron and Hughes stories in particular.
(Sun 5 Dec 2004)


• Issue 19, Vol. 17 No. 4, December 2004, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This Special "Reviewing Surprises" issue features John Clute's review of Gene Wolfe's The Wizard Knight (two volumes The Knight and The Wizard), and an essay by Gwyneth Jones, "String of Pearls", about "sex and power" (from a presentation at this year's World Fantasy Convention).
• Darrell Schweitzer reports on pulp magazines bought on eBay. Alberto Chimal writes about 'Yoss', pseudonym of Cuban writer José Miguel Sánchez.
• Other reviews are by Joan Gordon, on Samuel R. Delany; Donald M. Hassler on Nancy Kress; Ritch Calvin also on Nancy Kress; Greg Beatty on L. Timmel Duchamp and Henry Wessells; Carol Pinchefsky on Anne Harris; Joseph Milicia on a Gregg Rickman sf film anthology; Damian Kilby on Jay Lake; Eugene Reynolds on Ian & Resnick's anthology; Ben Gory Gerdorf on Kevin McLaurty; and Kathryn S. Morrow on Stephen Baxter.
• Also, letters and an editorial.
(Mon 13 Dec 2004)


• Issue 6, Winter 2004-2005, $6.00/C$7.00, 57pp, cover art by Utagawa Kunitoshi
• The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction; published twice per year; edited and published by Christopher M. Cevasco
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Adam Stemple, Matthew S. Rotundo, Resa Nelson, Karen L. Abrahamson, Meredith Simmons, Clyde E. Miller, Beverly Suarez-Beard, and Rita Oakes. Poetry is by Lee Clark Zumpe, Darrell Schweitzer (twice), and Jeremy L. Goldberg.
• Departments include an editorial by Chris Cevasco; book reviews (of David Mitchell and a Turtledove/Doyle anthology); film reviews (of Finding Neverland and Alexander); an interview with Bernard Cornwell.
• Previews and excerpts of this issue are provided here.
(Mon 13 Dec 2004)


• Issue 40, Winter 2004/5, £3.95/$7, 66pp, cover art by Vincent Chong
• Quarterly UK magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, edited by Andy Cox
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• This tenth anniversary issue has fiction by Steve Mohn, Paul Meloy, David J. Schwartz, Darren Speegle, Melanie Fazi (translated by Brian Stableford), Vandanna Singh, and Eugie Foster.
• Nicholas Royle provides a guest editorial. Regular columns include Stephen Volk's "Electric Darkness" on films; John Paul Catton's "Japan's Dark Lanterns" on Japanese culture; and Allen Ashley's "The Dodo Has Landed".
• Other features include an interview with Clive Barker by Sandy Auden, book reviews by Peter Tennant, and an interview with comic book artist Bryan Talbot by Andrew Hedgecock.
(Wed 15 Dec 2004)


• Issue 336, December 2004, $5.95/C$7.95, 58pp, cover art by Tomm Kidd
• 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 Melinda Thielbar, Batya Swift Yasgur & Barry N. Malzberg (titled "Oops!"), Barbara Krasnoff, Katrien Rutten, Alan Dean Foster, and F. Marion Crawford (a 'classic' story first published in 1926).
• Verse is by Jon Hansen, Jill Bauman, Nicholas Ozment, Bruce Boston, George Barr, Darrell Schweitzer, and Paul Crumrine.
• Features include editorial "The Eyrie", which includes letters from readers; and John Gregory Betancourt's "The Den", concerning releases from Hippocampus Press.
• The magazine's website has this expanded table of contents.
(Tue 14 Dec 2004)


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