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2008 Monitor Archive

2008 Magazines Directory


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

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

Issues seen January 2008
posted 4 February 2008

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 128 No. 4, April 2008, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by NASA
• 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 Joe Haldeman's serial "Marsbound", plus novelettes by Thomas R. Dulski, Donald Moffitt, and Craig DeLancey, and short stories by Stephen L. Burns, William Gleason, and Jerry Oltion. There's also a "Probability Zero" vignette by Robert Scherrer, and a poem by Robert Lundy.
• The science article is "Nuclear Autumn: The Consequences of a 'Small' Nuclear War" by Robert Scherrer.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about last year's Worldcon in Japan; Jeffery D. Kooistra's Alternate View column, "The Hospital of the Future"; Tom Easton's "Reference Library" book reviews, covering Joe Haldeman, Gregory Frost, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters from readers; and "Upcoming Events" compiled by Anthony Lewis.

(Thu 24 Jan 2008)


Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 32, Vol. 6 No. 2, 2008, A$8.95, 96pp, cover art by Dan Skinner
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website:

• This issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, edited by Monissa Whiteley, and fiction by Brian Dolton, E C Myers, Damon Kaswell, Eugenie Edquist, Kent Purvis, Susan Wardle, Ian Nichols, Karen Maric, D Gullen & M Owton, and Dave Luckett. There's also poetry by Simon Petrie.
• Special features are an interview with Justine Larbalestier, and reviews by Dirk Flinthart, Tehani Wessely, and Simon Petrie.
• The magazine's website will post the table of contents on its current issue page shortly. You can also order the issue as a PDF file.

(Thu 31 Jan 2008)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 32 No. 3 (whole #386), March 2008, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Tomasz Maronski
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has novellas by Brian Stableford, Elizabeth Bear, Tom Purdom, and Carol Emshwiller, and short stories by Cat Rambo, Steven Utley, Ian Creasey, and Sue Burke.
• Poetry is by Ruth Berman, Roger Dutcher, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, and Jack O'Brien.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial, "Panning for Gold" about would-be writers; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, this time on Space Junk; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, about Mundane; book reviews by Peter Heck, covering Charles Stross, Gerald M. Weinberg, and others; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".

(Thu 24 Jan 2008)


The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

• Issue 175, Vol. 41 No. 2, Fall 2007, $4.95, 40pp, cover art by Jack Egan
• Website:

• This issue has feature articles by Edward M. Lerner, on "The Old Gray Goo", and Bud Webster & Jerry Pournelle, about "E-Books vs. Dead-Tree Books".
• Regular columns include Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg latest Dialogue, about abuses; Robert Metzger's "State of the Art" column; Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc" column; Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101" column, this time about the anthology career of Frederik Pohl; and Cynthia Ward's Market Report
• Departments include a President's Message by Michael Capobianco, and editor's message by Mark Kreighbaum, notes about new members, etc.
• The magazine's website has links to the Webster/Pournelle dialogue and to Cynthia Ward's market report.

(Sat 2 Feb 2008)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 114 No. 3 (whole #670), March 2008, $4.5/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Vincent Di Fate
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• This issue has a novella by Albert E. Cowdrey, a novelet by Alexander Jablokov, and short stories by Nancy Springer, K.D. Wentworth, Richard Paul Russo, and Richard Mueller.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint, covering Alex Bledsoe and others; book reviews by Michelle West, about James Herbert, Mary Gentle, and Catherynne M. Valente; a Plumage from Pegasus installment by Paul Di Filippo, Kathi Maio's film reviews, covering The Martian Child; a science column by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty; and a Curiosities page by Bud Webster.
• The magazine's refurbished website has this current issue with the complete table of contents, and has also posted several stories from past issues on the current Nebula Awards preliminary ballot.
• Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the new February issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending the stories by Cowdrey, Jablokov, and Russo.

(Wed 9 Jan 2008)



• Issue 186, 2007, £2.25, 27pp
• Media magazine of the British Science Fiction Association, edited by Tom Hunter
• Website:

• This issue has interviews with George Mann and Lou Anders, an article by Paul Skevington about Stardust, an an editorial by new Matrix editor Ian Whates.
• Other contents include an essay by Stephen Baxter about Moorish Spain; reviews of Grindhouse, The Invasion, and others; a retrospective look at the Best SF Movies of the 1970s; and a new column by Del Lakin-Smith, this time about Digital Rights Management.
• The magazine's new webpage,, is still under construction.

(Fri 18 Jan 2008)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 233, Vol. 20 No. 5, January 2008, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Rethinking Genre" issue has an long essay by David Swanger about "The Emotional Roots of Compound Genres", and an essay by James Morrow about the authorial troubles and the writing of his new novel The Philosopher's Apprentice.
• Reviews, by Joan Gordon, Greg L Johnson, Ursula Pflug, David Mead, John Clute, Joe Milicia, Michael Levy, and Peter Rawlik, cover books by Mary Rosenblum, James Van Pelt, Mark Frutkin, Larry Niven & Edward M. Lerner, Gene Wolfe, Jay Lake, Mike Carey, and James Ambuehl.
• David G. Hartwell provides an editorial

(Wed 9 Jan 2008)


Realms of Fantasy

• Vol. 14 No. 3, February 2008, $3.99/C$5.99, 90pp
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by M.K. Hobson, Josh Rountree, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Elizabeth Bear, Margaret Ronald, and Peni R. Griffin.
• Departments include Resa Nelson's Movies column, on The Golden Compass; book reviews by Paul Witcover and Jeff VanderMeer, covering Michael Swanwick, Jay Lake, Gene Wolfe, Ekaterina Sedia, and others; a "Folkroots" column by Jani Lee Simner about Icelandic folklore; a Gallery feature by Karen Haber about children's books illustrator Adam Rex; and Eric T. Baker's Games reviews of BioShock and others.

(Wed 2 Jan 2008)



• Issue 254, November/December 2007, £2.50, 36pp
• Bimonthly critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
• Website:

• This issue on the theme of "Reimagining History" has articles and essays by Edward James, Juliet E. McKenna, and Chris Roberson, plus an editorial by Niall Harrison.
• Over two dozen book reviews, by Stuart Carter, Tony Keen, Sue Thomason, Estelle Roberts, and many others, cover titles by Kelley Eskridge, Kay Kenyon, Paul McAuley, John Meaney, Paul Park, Adam Roberts, etc.

(Fri 18 Jan 2008)


Weird Tales

• Issue 347, Vol. 62 No. 5, Nov/Dec 2007, $5.95, 104pp, cover art by Tanya S.-Victor
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, & John Betancourt
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Darrell Schweitzer, Erik Amundsen, M. Thomas & Paul G. Tremblay, Amanda Downum, Jonathan Wood, Clayton Kroh, Scott H. Andrews, and Michael Boatman. There's also a poem by Nicholas Ozment.
• Features include guest columnist's Michael J. Deluca's "Weirdism", an interview by Elizabeth Genco about the Necronomicon Tarot, and an excerpt from Jamie Tanner's graphic novel The Aviary.
• Regular columns and departments include the editorial Eyrie, which welcomes new fiction editor Ann VanderMeer; letters from readers; book reviews; the first part of a guided tour of Lovecraft's worlds, by Kenneth Hite; a commentary by Darrell Schweitzer about A Shoggoth on the Roof; and a look back at the December 1932 issue.
• The magazine's website has this order page listing the complete table of contents.

(Tue 29 Jan 2008)


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