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early May
Albedo One
Cemetery Dance
Realms of Fantasy
Weird Tales

late April
Andromeda Spaceways
Flashing Swords
NY Review of SF
Sybil's Garage

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 mid May 2008
posted 18 May 2008

Black Static

• Issue 4, April/May 2008, £3.99, 64pp
• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• This issue has stories by Tyler Keevil, Cody Goodfellow, Conrad Williams, Nicholas Royle, Steve Nagy, and Barry Fishler.
• Nonfiction includes columns by Stephen Volk on film, Tony Lee reviewing DVDs, Peter Tennant with a featurette about Conrad Williams, plus an interview with Williams and additional book reviews by Tennant, John Paul Catton on Japanese culture, Mike O'Driscoll on a three-part BBC documentary, Worlds of Fantasy.
• The publisher's site has this blog section about the magazine, and this post about Issue #4 with the table of contents and samples of graphics.

(Tue 13 May 2008)



• Issue 14, 2008, C$7.95, 80pp, cover art by Stephanie Ann Johanson
• Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by David Routledge, Savannah Lee, Derek Kagemann, Anthony W. Spivey, Marion Bernard, and David Seigler.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Karl Johanson, letters, editorial column "A Walk Through the Periodic Chart" this time about Chromium, a feature about Jeanne Robinson's ride in a zero-G plane, recent awards news, reviews of books and DVDs, and an essay on predictions by the editor.
• The magazine's website includes subscription info, submission guidelines, and a detailed description of this issue.

(Wed 14 May 2008)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 237, Vol. 20 No. 9, May 2008, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Whoopee!" issue, celebrating twenty consecutive Hugo nominations, leads with an essay by Brian Stableford, "The Futurist Novel as Hoax and Paradox", and an interview with James Morrow conducted last year at the Free Library of Philadelphia by Darrell Schweitzer.
• Other essays include Charles Platt's "Marginal Transcendence", surveying his career, and Jeff VanderMeer's "The New Weird: It's Alive?", a version of which serves as an introduction to his and Ann VanderMeer's anthology The New Weird.
• Reviews, by Jenny Blackford, Kyle McAbee, Michael Levy, Pascal J. Thomas, David Mead, and J. G. Stinson, cover books by James Morrow, William F. Temple, Mark L. Van Name, Joe Haldeman, Ian Taylor, and Justina Robson.
• There's also a short appreciation of James Rigney (Robert Jordan) by Dave Drake, photos from the International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, and an editorial by David G. Hartwell about SF bestsellers.

(Tue 13 May 2008)


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