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2006 Monitor Archive

2005 Monitor Archive


This page lists new SFFH magazine issues seen by Locus Online.

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

Issues seen last half May 2006
posted 7 June 2006

Albedo One

• Issue 31, 2006, E5.95/£4.95, 55pp, cover art by Alexander Kruglov
• Irish magazine of SF, fantasy, and horror, published since 1993
• Website:

• This issue of the Irish SF magazine has fiction by Julian West, Dev Agarwal, Brian Richmond, Tais Teng, Andrew McKenna, Justin Stanchfield, and David D. Levine.
• Features include an interview with Charles Stross, an editorial, "Ugly Chickens" letters, an essay on candour by Severian, and reviews by David Murphy, Peter McClean, and John Kenny, plus a report on the inaugural Aeon Award -- whose six finalists are included in this issue (all the stories except Stanchfield's), with Julian West's being chosen winner by judge Ian Watson.
• The magazine's site has the table of contents along with subscription and purchase information.

(Wed 31 May 2006)


Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 126 No. 7&8, July/August 2006, $5.99/C$7.99, 240pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This double issue has part 3 (of 4) of Edward M. Lerner's serial "A New Order of Things", plus a novella by C. Sanford Lowe & G. David Nordley, novelettes by Alexis Glynn Latner, Joe Schembrie, Ian Stewart, and Shane Tourtellotte, and short stories by James Hosek, Brian Plante, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, and Carl Frederick.
• The science fact article by Richard A. Lovett is "Messengers from the Earth's Core? The Great Plume Debate Heats Up". Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about the "Wheat and Chaff" of scientific ideas; the results of this year's "Analytical Laboratory"; John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, about Planets of Binary Star Systems; Tom Easton's book reviews, covering Vernor Vinge, John Varley, Elizabeth Moon, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
• The magazine's website has an excerpt of the story by Alexis Glynn Latner.
• Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the upcoming July issue of Locus Magazine; Rich Horton reviews it in the current June issue.

(Fri 5 May 2006)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 30 No. 7 (whole #366), July 2006, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Alan Bean
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• Fiction includes a novelette, "The Djinn's Wife", by Ian McDonald, set in the future of the author's Hugo-nominated novel River of Gods and novella "The Little Goddess". There's also another novelette by L. Timmel Duchamp, and short stories by Nancy Kress, William Preston, Ted Kosmatka, Tim Pratt, Paul Melko, and Kathe Koja. There's no poetry in this issue.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial Moon Day; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, The Thumb on the Dinosaur's Nose; a "Thought Experiments" essay by Therese Littleton, Preserving the History of the Future, about the SF Museum and Hall of Fame and answers to FAQs; the results of the SF Sudoku contest; book reviews by Paul Di Filippo; and Erwin S. Strauss' convention calendar.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents with links to several departments and to excerpts of the McDonald and Kress stories.
• Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the current June issue of Locus Magazine, recommending the stories by Ian McDonald and Tim Pratt; Rich Horton, in the same issue, recommends the same two stories.

(Fri 5 May 2006)



• Issue 204, May-June 2006, £3.50/$7, 64pp, cover art by John Picacio
• SF magazine, currently bimontly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
• Website:

• This issue, featuring cover art by and an interview with John Picacio, has fiction by Mercurio D. Rivera, Tim Akers, Martin J. Gidron, C.A.L., Jamie Barras, and Elizabeth Hopkinson -- the last, the winner of the 2005 James White Award.
• "Interface" departments include an editorial and David Langford's "Ansible Link" column. Features include that interview with John Picacio, film reviews by Nick Lowe, John Clute's "Scores" column, covering books by Keith Brooke, Michael Cadnum, and Kevin Brockmeier; other book reviews by Stephanie Burgis, Graham Sleight, Jim Steel, and others; and audio reviews by Sandy Auden.

(Mon 22 May 2006)


Morbid Curiosity

• Issue 10, 2006, $6.00/C$7.00, 111pp
• Annual nonfiction magazine of true horrific experiences, published annually
• Website:

• This issue, billed as the final issue of the magazine that "presents true, first-person accounts of unusual experiences", includes "defending a murderer, surviving the World Trade Center on 9/11, seeing the Loch Ness Monster, camping out after Hurricane Katrina, suffering temporal lobe seizures, planning one's own funeral, enduring an internet rapist, working with Survival Research Laboratories, and much more."
• Topics include, as listed on the cover, Balinese Homunculus, Colonoscopy, David Bowie, Eye Surgery, Gypsy Boys in Spain, Incubator Baby, Internet Rape, Man under the Bed, New Orleans, Sky Burial, UFO Sighting, among many others.
• Contributors include Alan M. Clark, Lee Weinstein, Shade Rupe, RuthAnn Spike, and many others. There are also several pages of book reviews.
• The issue is available for $6 (US postpaid) or $10 (overseas) from Automatism Press, P.O. Box 12308, San Francisco, CA 94112, U.S.A., checks payable to Loren Rhoads.

(Mon 22 May 2006)



• Issue 3, Spring 2006, $5, 74pp, cover art by David Ho
• Quarterly small-press magazine, debuting 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Website:

• This third issue of the small press magazine from Salt Lake City focusing on contemporary fantasy has fiction by Aliette de Bodard, Clifford Royal Johns, Marina T. Stern, Paul Abbamondi, Joseph Remy (a comix), John Mantooth, Bruce K. Derksen, Darby Harn, and Angela Slatter.
• John Joseph Adams reviews Larry Niven's The Draco Tavern.
• The magazine's site has this page for the issue, with story titles and links to brief excerpts.

(Thu 25 May 2006)



• Issue 29/2, March/April 2006, $3.50, 24pp, cover art by Marge Simon
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
• Website:

• Poetry in this issue is by Duane Ackerson, Deborah P. Kolodji, Pam McNew, Mikal Trimm, Bruce Boston, Robert Frazier, Greg Beatty, G.O. Clark, Eric T. Marin, and others. Pat McNew's "Beneath, Beyond, Because" and G.O. Clark's "Naked Angel" are currently posted on the 'zine's current issue page.
• Features include a President's Message by Mike Allen, small press reviews by Scott E. Green and JoSelle Vanderhooft, "Writing Scifaiku" by Deborah P. Kolodji, and an introduction to "Romanian Astronautic Poetry" by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe.

(Mon 15 May 2006)


True Review

• Vol. 17 No. 1 (whole #64), May 2006, $2.50, 6pp
• Quarterly SF/F/H reviewzine, published and edited by Andrew M. Andrews

• Publisher/editor Andrews editorializes about the presidential race, then reviews books by Robert Silverberg, Joe Haldeman, Michael Bishop, and others, plus anthologies from Lou Anders, Brian M. Thomsen, and Gary Westfahl.
• There're also lists of recommended books, and books to be reviewed next issue.

(Wed 31 May 2006)


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