Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 127 No. 10, October 2007, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, 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
Message Board: http://www.analogsf.com/discus/
This issue has a novella by Daniel Hatch, novelettes by Tom Ligon and Barry B. Longyear, and short stories by Joseph P. Martino, Ekaterina Sedia, and Alex Kasman.
The science article is "Nanotech Rocket Fuel", by Stephen L. Gillett, Ph.D.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about legislative gestures; a Biolog by Richard A. Lovett about Ekaterina Sedia; John G. Cramer's Alternate View column, Real Nuclear Fusion on a Tabletop; Tom Easton's The Reference Library, reviewing books by John Scalzi, Kim Stanley Robinson, Tobias S. Buckell, and others; Brass Tacks letters; and Upcoming Events compiled by Anthony Lewis.
The website has an excerpt of Daniel Hatch's story.
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
Issue 30, Vol. 5 No. 6, 2007, A$8.95, 96pp, cover art by Brian Smith
Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
This issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, edited by Robbie Matthews, has fiction by David Tallerman, Aliette de Bodard, Amanda Sichter, Kevin G. Maclean, Kieran Morgan, Simon Petrie, Darren Goossens, Bren MacDibble, and Dirk Flinthart. There's also poetry by Marcie Tentchoff.
Special features are by Dirk Flinthart ("State of the Art: Rayguns!"), Stuart Barrow, and Ian Nichols.
The magazine's website has the table of contents on its current issue page. You can also order the issue as a PDF file.
Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest
Issue 10, Vol. 1 No. 10, 2007, $6.00/C$7.00, 96pp
Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, edited by Jason Sizemore; published since 2005
This issue has fiction by Cherie Priest, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Creasey, Patrice E. Sarath, Geoffrey Girard, and Nancy Fulda.
Nonfiction includes interviews with Cherie Priest and William F. Nolan, and an essay by Alethea Kontis about her trip to World Horror 2007.
The magazine's website has the table of contents.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 31 No. 9 (whole #380), September 2007, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Dan O'Driscoll
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
Novelettes in this issue are by Robert Reed, Ted Kosmatka, Kit Reed, and R. Garcia y Robertson; short stories are by Kim Zimring, James Van Pelt, Pati Nagle, and Nancy Kress. Poetry is by Bruce Boston, Jo Walton, G.O. Clark, and Karin L. Frank.
Sheila Williams' editorial describes the 2007 Readers' Awards ceremony last May in New York City. Robert Silverberg's Reflections column explores the history of Mesopotamia to explain why Saddam Wasn't the Worst. Paul Di Filippo's On Books column covers Kim Deitch, Avram Davidson, A.E. van Vogt, and others.
Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the August Locus Magazine, recommending the stories by Reed, Reed, Kress, and Van Pelt. Rich Horton's review in the same issue singles out Ted Kosmatka's "The Prophet of Flores".
Issue 6, Spring 2007, $5.95, 80pp, cover art by Erica Leighton
Quarterly magazine of fiction, reviews, and interviews, debuting 2005, edited by Sean Wallace
Fiction in this issue is by Bruce McAllister, Beth Adele Long, Alison Campbell-Wise, Lisa Mantchev, Marly Youmans, Catherine M. Morrison, Stephanie Campisi, Lucy Kemnitzer, and Andrea Kail.
Departments include interviews with Lisa Snellings-Clark and Andrea Kail. Book reviews, individually unsigned, are by Stefan Dziemianowicz, Paula Guran, Rich Horton, Stuart Jaffe, and Victoria Strauss; they cover titles by Gene Wolfe, Sherwood Smith, M. Rickert, Susan Palwick, Matthew Hughes, Alan Campbell, and others.
The magazine's website has this page describing the issue.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 113 No. 3 (whole #665), September 2007, $4.50/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Bryn Barnard
Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Message Board: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/378/378.html?1081904411
Stories in this issue include a novelet by Ted Chiang, "The Merchant and the Alchemist's Gate", which is being issued separately as a volume from Subterranean Press. Other novelets are by Alexander Jablokov and John Langan. Short stories are by Albert E. Cowdrey, Heather Lindsley, Kevin N. Haw, and Robert Reed.
Departments include Charles de Lint's Books to Look For, covering Ellen Klages and Jonathan Lethem; reviews by James Sallis of two original anthologies; film reviews by Lucius Shepard, covering Next and Grindhouse; a science column by Pat Murphy & Paul Doherty, about Second Life; and a Curiosities page by Douglas A. Anderson about a book by Ronald Fraser.
Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the August issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending Ted Chiang's story -- "Perfectly capturing the period tone and its necessary mixture of pure wonder, erotic titillation, and moral instruction, Chiang conveys concepts from higher physics with arabesque elegance and a timeless aplomb. 'Gate' is one of the major stories of the year."
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 227, Vol. 19 No. 11, July 2007, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Fates of Heroism" issue has a long essay by Michael Swanwick, "A Nettlesome Term That Has Long Outlived Its Welcome", about the mis-application of the term "fix-up", with considerations of works by Dann, Haldeman, Wolfe, Disch, and others. Also, Robert Guffey writes about time, space, and Flann O'Brien.
Short essays inside are by Grania Davis (on translators), Henry Wessells (on Susanna Clarke's Jonathan Strange...), and John Langan (an appreciation of Lucius Shepard). Reviews, by Philip E. Smith, Joe Sanders, Eugene Reynolds, and Matthew Appleton, cover books by William R. Trotter, A.E. van Vogt and Kevin J. Anderson, and Steven Savile & Alethea Kontis.
David G. Hartwell's editorial addresses the tendency of some to stress the bad behavior of great artists -- Philip K. Dick and Alice Sheldon in particular.
Realms of Fantasy
Vol. 13 No. 6, August 2007, $3.99/C$5.99, 98pp
Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
This issue has fiction by Cherith Baldry, Christopher Barzak, Alan Smale, Elizabeth M. Glover, Tim Pratt, and Way Jeng.
The cover story is Resa Nelson's Movies column, which visited the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Other departments are a "Folkroots" column by Terri Windling, about Rapunzel; book reviews by Paul Witcover, covering Sergei Lukyanenko, John Crowley, and others, with a page of young adult reviews by Michael Jones; a Gallery feature by Ari Berk on Charles Vess' art for Stardust; and game reviews by Eric T. Baker.
The website's magazine page has not been updated since August 2006.
Nick Gevers reviews this issue in the August Locus Magazine, especially recommending Alan Smale's "A Trade in Serpents": "Smale does a fine job of picking out that broad current amidst the surface details of 18th-century life and thought, and his psychoanalysis of Franklin is intelligent and amusing."
Summer 2007, $5, 39pp
Quarterly magazine of Sf and horror, edited by Audrey Eschright and Lucas Grzybowski; debuted 2007
Second issue of a new quarterly SF & horror magazine, with a mailing address in Portland, Oregon.
This issue has fiction by Jessica E. Kaiser, Simon Petrie, Kaylea Hascall Champion, Glynn Barrass, Stephen Couch, and Mathew Russell.
Columns and features include a welcome editorial from Audrey Eschright, Yog-Sothoth graphic notes, an essay by Lucas Grzybowski on genre segregation in bookstores, and brief reviews by the editors of books by Elizabeth Bear, Robert A. Heinlein, Jonathan Lethem, Terry Pratchett, and Anthony Burgess.