Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 128 No. 6, June 2008, $4.99, 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
Message Board: http://www.analogsf.com/discus/
This issue has a novella by Richard A. Lovett, novelettes by Ben Bova, Craig DeLancey, and Bud Sparhawk, and short stories by Susan Forest and Richard K. Lyon. A poem is by Robert Lundy.
The science article is "Peroxide Snow, Ejected Moons, and Deserts That Create Themselves", by Richard A. Lovett.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about advertising; an Alternate View column by Jeffery D. Kooistra, "The Return of the Warlock's Wheel", Tom Easton's "Reference Library" book reviews, covering Jack McDevitt, Elizabeth Moon, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters from readers; and "Upcoming Events" compiled by Anthony Lewis.
Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest
Issue 12, Vol. 1 No. 12, 2008, $7.00/C$7.00, 192pp
Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, edited by Jason Sizemore; published since 2005
This double-sized issue has fiction by Brian Keene & Steven L. Shrewsbury, Cherie Priest, Michael West, Jim Stewart, Paul Jessup, Lavie Tidhar, Maurice Broaddus, Ryck Neube, Joy Marchand, Brandy Schwan, Geoffrey Girard, Durand Welsh, and Sara Genge.
Nonfiction includes interviews with Jeff VanderMeer (by Hal Duncan) and Laura Anne Gilman (by Jason Sizemore), and an essay on Little Red Riding Hood by Angela Slatter.
The magazine's website has the table of contents.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 32 No. 6 (whole #389), June 2008, $4.99, 144pp, cover art by Mark A. Garlick
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
James Patrick Kelly provides his 25th consecutive story in a June issue of this magazine; other fiction consists of a novella by Ian R. MacLeod, novelettes by Nancy Kress and Forrest Aguirre, and short stories by Felicity Shoulders, Derek Künsken, and Lawrence Person.
Poetry is by Bruce Holland Rogers, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Ruth Berman.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial about story openings; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about "The Death of Gallium"; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, Son of Gallimaufry; and "On Books" by Peter Heck, covering titles by Michael Swanwick, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, and others; plus Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".
Issue 3, February 2008, £3.99, 64pp
British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
This third issue of the follow-up to The Third Alternative has stories by Alexander Glass, Seth Skorkowsky, Tony Richard, Ian R. Faulkner, Carole Johnstone, Will McIntosh, and Matthew Holness.
Nonfiction includes DVD reviews by Tony Lee, a column on film by Stephen Volk, another by Christopher Fowler, a featurette about Sarah Langan by Peter Tennant, book reviews by Tennant, and a column by Mike O'Driscoll.
The publisher's site has this blog section about the magazine, and this post about Issue #3 which, unlike the printed table of contents, distinguishes between fiction and features.
Issue 12, 2008, $6, 86pp
Quarterly horror magazine, published since 2002; editor/publisher Dave Lindschmidt
This issue has fiction by Tom Piccirilli, S.E. Ward, Gary McMahon, and Nicole Nance.
Nonfiction includes articles by Lisa Agnew about Grand Guignol Theatre and reviewing Sweeney Todd, game and book reviews, a brief interview of Peter Straub by Michael Kelly.
The magazine's website has a partial table of contents.
Dreams and Nightmares
Issue 79, January 2008, $4, 20pp, cover art by Marge Simon
Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
This issue has poetry by Mary Turzillo, Corrine de Winter, Marge Simon, Marcie Tentchoff, Colleen Anderson, W. Gregory Stewart, Neal Wilgus, Ray Greenblatt, Steve Sneyd, Tom Galusha, and Gary William Crawford.
The magazine's new webpage is http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/.
Issue 9, Winter 2008, $10, 133pp, cover art by Gayla Drummond
Quarterly magazine of sword & sorcery fiction and poetry
This issue has fiction by SC Bryce (part 4 of a serial), Bill Ward, Liane Whittier, Bradley H. Sinor, Steve Goble, Seth Skorkowsky, Joseph A. McCullough V, Lyn Perry, Brian Dolton, Elizabeth Barrette, and Bruce Durham.
Poetry is by Wesley Lambert, Elizabeth Barrette, Aurelio Rico Lopez III, Washington Allston, and David M Pitchford.
There are interviews with Janrae Frank and Bruce Durham.
The magazine's website has this order page.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 114 No. 5 (whole #672), May 2008, $4.5/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Mark Evans
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
This issue has novelets by Rachel Pollack and George Tucker, and short stories by Robert Reed, S.L. Gilbow, Alex Jeffers, Albert E. Cowdrey, and M. Rickert.
Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint, covering Patricia Briggs, Joanne Harris, and others; book reviews by Elizabeth Hand, about Jeffrey Ford's new novel; Paul Di Filippo's "Plumage from Pegasus", Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Text; a film review by Kathi Maio, about The Golden Compass; and a Curiosities page by Dave Langford, about a 1926 book by Dornford Yates.
Issue 3, March 2008, £6.99, 82pp, cover art by Richard Calder
Quarterly magazine of graphic speculative fiction, edited by Matt Wallace and Gill Ainsworth; debuted 2007
Third issue of a "quarterly anthology of graphically dark speculative fiction", with prose fiction by Pike Stephenson, Montilee Stormer, Edward Morris, Jeffrey Archer-Burton, Martin Hayes, Hazel Marcus Ong, Stan Nicholls, Ian Faulkner, and Steve Pirie.
Graphic fiction is by Mike Webster, Richard Calder, and Luke Cooper.
Features include an interview with Stan Nicholls, and a column by Matt Wallace.
The website provides a link to a 17 Mb PDF file of Issue #3 contents.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 235, Vol. 20 No. 7, March 2008, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Convincing Praise" issue has an essay by Joe Sanders about an SF/mystery by Chad Taylor, two reviews, by John Clute and Jonathan McCalmont, of Iain M. Banks' Matter, a literary memoir by Tom Purdom, and other essays by James Morrow, Robert Eldridge, and Brian Aldiss.
Other reviews, by David Mead, Iain Emsley, Joe Milicia, Graham Sleight, Darrell Schweitzer, ursula Pflug, Greg L. Johnson, and Jenny Blackford, cover books by Matthew Hughes, Robert Redick, John Scalzi, Richard Paul Russo, Clark Ashton Smith, Nalo Hopkinson, Catherynne M. Valente, and Patrick Rothfuss.
David G. Hartwell provides an editorial.
Realms of Fantasy
Vol. 14 No. 4, April 2008, $3.99/C$5.99, 90pp, cover art by Joseph Corsentino
Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
This issue has fiction by Delia Sherman, Ken Scholes, Richard Parks, Graham Edwards, and Scott William Carter.
Departments include a "Folkroots" column by Midori Snyder, about the swan maiden; movie reviews by Resa Nelson, covering The Spiderwick Chronicles; book reviews Paul Witcover and Jeff VanderMeer, covering Felix Gilman, Sylvia Kelso, Daniel Abraham, J.M. McDermott, Melanie & Steve Rasnic Tem, and others, plus YA book reviews by Michael Jones; a Gallery feature by Karen Haber about James Gurney; and Eric T. Baker's Games reviews of Mass Effect and others.
The magazine's main website is still 2 years out of date, but its community forums are active, with this section about the April issue.
Issue 255, Spring 2008, £4.00, 48pp
Bimonthly critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
This "2007 in Review" issue covers books, films, and television, with a reviewers' poll led by Ian McDonald's Brasyl, and short essays by 23 reviewers, including Claire Brialey, Tom Hunter, and Paul Kincaid.
Colin Odell & Mitch Le Blanc cover the films of 2007, and Saxon Bullock covers TV.
Other features include a conversation between Laurie J Marks and Kelly Link, columns by Andy Sawyer, Stephen Baxter, and Graham Sleight, and numerous book reviews by Lynne Bispham, Steve Jeffery, Dave M. Roberts, Stuart Carter, and others.