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

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

Issues seen early July 2008
posted 13 July 2008

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 128 No. 9, September 2008, $4.99, 144pp, cover art by David B. Mattingly
• 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 part two of a three-part serial by David R. Palmer, "Tracking", plus novelettes by H.G. Stratmann and William Gleason, and short stories by Stephen L. Burns, David Grace, and David W. Goldman. There's also a poem by Geoffrey A. Landis.
• The science article is "Follow the Nanobrick Road", by Edward M. Lerner.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, " 'It's All About Me,' Writ Large"; Schmidt's obituary of Arthur C. Clarke; an Alternate View column by Jeffery D. Kooistra, What Is "Old-Fashioned" Anyway?, Tom Easton's "Reference Library" book reviews, covering Paul Melko, Mike Brotherton, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters from readers; and "Upcoming Events" compiled by Anthony Lewis.

(Wed 9 Jul 2008)


Black Static

• Issue 5, June/July 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 Kathleen Winter, Tim Casson, Tony Richards, Daniel Kaysen, Joel Lane, Gary McMahon, and Christopher M. Cevasco.
• Nonfiction includes "White Noise" news notes compiled by Peter Tennant, Christopher Fowler's "Interference" column about new genres; Stephen Volk's "Electric Darkness" column about film and TV; Tony Lee's DVD reviews; Mike O'Driscoll's "Night's Plutonian Shore", and Peter Tennant's "Case Notes" book reviews and interviews, featuring Jack Ketchum.
• The publisher's site has this blog section about the magazine, and this post about Issue #5 with the table of contents.

(Wed 9 Jul 2008)


Science Fiction Studies

• Issue 105, Vol. 35 No. 2, July 2008, $15, 177-364pp
• Thrice yearly academic journal published at DePauw University, founded 1973 by R.D. Mullen; currently edited by Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk
• Website:

• This special "On Animals and Science Fiction" issue has essays by Sherryl Vint, Joan Gordon, Cat Yampell, Aline Ferreira, and others.
• There are also review-essays by John Huntington, on books by Mike Ashley and Gary Westfahl, and Sherryl Vint, on a book by Karen Barad about quantum physics.
• Other reviews cover books by Barry Malzberg, Luis Ortiz, Adam Roberts, and others.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents (mislabeled March) for the July issue, with the full text of Sherryl Vint's essay "The Animals in That Country" and abstracts of the other essays.

(Wed 9 Jul 2008)


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