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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.


New SF/F/H Magazine Issues seen : August 2008
posted 23 August 2008

Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine

• Issue 36, Vol. 6 No. 5, 2008, A$8.95, 96pp, cover art by Eleanor Clarke
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website:

• This issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, edited by Lucy Zinkiewicz, has fiction by Cat Sparks, Cathy Bryant, Aimee Smith, Maggie Della Rocca, Rachel Swirsky, Lisa Mantchev, Ann Leckie, Janeen Samuel, Grant Stone, and Shane Nelson. There's also poetry by Lee Battersby and Michael Merriam.
• Special features are an interview with Greg Egan, and reviews by Simon Petrie, I E Lester, and Dirk Flinthart.
• The magazine's website is currently down, but should have the issue's table of contents with a link for ordering the issue as a PDF file.

(Tue 19 Aug 2008)


The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

• Issue 178, Vol. 42 No. 1, August-September 2008, $6.95, 64pp, cover art by Alan M. Clark
• Website:

• This Worldcon issue features an essay, "So You Want to Be a Reviewer?" by Tom Easton, long-time Analog reviewer who is retiring from his column this year.
• Other features include an article by Keli Rylander and Hal W. Hall about preserving literary estates, and the current tally of Nebula Award recommendations so far this year (which are published along with names of the nominators in the SFWA Forum, available only to active members).
• Regular columns include Cynthia Ward's Market Report, Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg latest Dialogue, about clueless self-published writers; Robert Metzger's "State of the Art" column, about "Martian Feedback"; Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc" column, about the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers and other writers' organizations; and new column by Nancy Holder about paranormal romances; and Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101" column, about several more Robert Silverberg anthologies.
• Departments include a President's Message by new SFWA president Russell Davis, an editor's message by Mark Kreighbaum, notes about new members, and a message from outgoing president Michael Capobianco.

(Sat 16 Aug 2008)


Flashing Swords

• Issue 11, Summer 2008, 278pp, cover art by Johnney Perkins
• Quarterly magazine of sword & sorcery fiction and poetry
• Website:

• This issue has cover story "The Reluctant Assassin" by Seth Skorkowsky, plus 20 other stories and poems by Lyn McConchie, Richard K. Lyon, Elizabeth Barrette, Bradley H. Sinor, and others.
• Features include an essay about Viking swords by Bill Ward, and interviews with Richard K. Lyon, Steve Goble, and Karl Edward Wagner.
• The magazine's website links to this order page, with sample pages and cover images.

(Sat 9 Aug 2008)


Full Unit Hookup

• Issue 9, Spring 2008, $4/C$5, 42pp, cover art by Mark Rudolph
• Small press, semi-regular 'magazine of exceptional literature', published and edited by Mark Rudolph
• Website:

• Final issue of the "magazine of exceptional literature" has fiction by Stephanie Burgis, Bruce Holland Rogers, Daniel Braum, Robert Friedman, Scott William Carter, and John Walters.
• Poetry is by Lucy A. Snyder, Sonya Taaffe, Lyn C.A. Gardner, Trent M. Walters, JoSelle Vanderhooft, and M. Frost.
• There are also essays by Alli Marshall and the editor, Mark Rudolph.
• The magazine's web page has a PayPal link to order the issue.

(Sat 16 Aug 2008)



• Issue 217, Aug 2008, £3.75, 64pp, cover art by Paul Drummond
• SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Karen Fishler, Paul G. Tremblay, Jason Sanford, Suzanne Palmer, Paul McAuley, and M.K. Hobson.
• Features and departments include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news and gossip, and reviews of DVDs, films, and books by Tony Lee, Nick Lowe, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Paul Kincaid, and others.
• The publisher's website has this post with the detailed table of contents.

(Thu 21 Aug 2008)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 115 No. 4&5 (whole #677), Oct/Nov 2008, $5.99, 242pp, cover art by Max Bertolini
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This double-sized anniversary issue has novellas by Geoff Ryman, Robert Reed, and Tim Sullivan, and short stories by Albert E. Cowdrey, Steven Utley, Stephen King, Scott Bradfield, Laurel Winter, Terry Bisson, Carol Emshwiller, M. Rickert, and Michael Swanwick. There's also a poem by Sophie M. White.
• Departments include Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", covering Charles R. Saunders, Gene Wolfe, and others; Michelle West's "On Books", covering Elizabeth Bear, John Scalzi, and Majorie M. Liu; a "Plumage From Pegasus" vignette by Paul Di Filippo; film reviews by Lucius Shepard, covering Iron Man; a Science column by Paul Doherty & Pat Murphy, on "Rocks in Space"; results of the latest competition; and a Curiosities page by Fred Chappell about a 1954 novel by Esther Forbes.

(Fri 15 Aug 2008)


Murky Depths

• Issue 5, September 2008, £6.99, 82pp, cover art by Luke Cooper
• Quarterly magazine of graphic speculative fiction, edited by Matt Wallace and Gill Ainsworth; debuted 2007
• Website:

• Fifth issue of a "quarterly anthology of graphically dark speculative fiction", with prose fiction by Christopher Hawkins, Alison Littlewood, Liza Granville, Bill Ward, Lee Moan, Edward M Erdelac, Lisa A Koosis, Ross Kimble, Matthew Doyle, and Michael J DelLuca.
• Graphic fiction is by Ed Norden, James Johnson, Luke Cooper, and Sylvanus Moxley.
• There's also an interview with Luke Cooper.
• The website has the complete table of contents.

(Sat 9 Aug 2008)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 240, Vol. 20 No. 12, August 2008, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Twenty Years Fly By Like Nothing" issue is the magazine's 20th anniversary issue, with lead essays by Mike Barrett, early 20th-century supernatural author Greye La Spina, and Eugene Reynolds, about genre bending in Kim Wilkins' Giants of the Forest.
• Other essays are by Jonathan McCalmont, on Rudy Rucker, Kate Bonin, on Lois McMaster Bujold, John Nizalowski, reminiscing about Roger Zelazny, and Kevin Shaw, about reading H.G. Wells.
• Darrell Schweitzer reviews Thomas M. Disch, Michael Levy reviews L.E. Modesitt, Jr., James Cambias reviews Karl Schroeder, Peter Rawlik reviews that $395 book of Lovecraft-inspired art, Niall Harrison reviews Vandana Singh and Ali Smith, and Joe Milicia reviews Robert J. Sawyer.
• There's also a one-question interview of Karl Schroeder by Michael Swanwick, letters, and an editorial.

(Sat 16 Aug 2008)



Summer 2008, £15.00/$30.00, 383pp
• Quarterly SF magazine, edited and published by Peter Crowther; published since 2004
• Website:

• Special hardbound all science fiction issue released earlier this month at Worldcon, with an editorial introduction by Arthur C. Clarke (reprinted from Locus, and 24 stories by Brian Aldiss, Scott Edelman, Jack Dann, Ray Bradbury, Terry Bisson, Stephen Baxter, Robert Reed, Ian McDonald, Michael Moorcock, and others.
• There's also a special Paul McAuley section, with an essay, an excerpt from forthcoming novel A Quiet War, and four stories by McAuley.
• The publisher's website has this order page, with the complete table of contents.

(Sat 9 Aug 2008)



• Issue 31.3, May/June 2008, $3.50, 28pp, cover art by Randy Moore
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
• Website:

• Poetry in this issue is by Gregory Benford, Robert Borski, Ann K. Schwader, Deborah P Kolodji, Mikal Trimm, and others.
• Features are a President's Message by Deborah P. Kolodji, small press reviews, and an essay by Duane Ackerson, "From Tedium to Terror".
• Marge Simon's brief editorial notes that this issue's theme is "war/peace, escape, memory and transitions".

(Thu 14 Aug 2008)


Weird Tales

• Issue 350, Vol. 63 No. 3, July-August 2008, $6.99/C$7.99, 96pp, cover art by Jason Levesque
• 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 Peter Atwood, Ramsey Shehadeh, Adam Corbin Fusco, Mike Allen, Nick Mamatas, Kelly Barnhill, Rory Steves, Karen Heuler, and Norman Spinrad. There's also a poem by K.J. Bergmann.
• Features include an interview with Mike Mignola and a "Summer Reading Weirducopia" with an excerpt from Stephen Hunt's The Court of the Air.
• Regular departments include an editorial by Ann VanderMeer, letters, a "Weirdism" column by Geoffrey H. Goodwin, an essay by Eric San Juan, book and comic reviews by Scott Connors and Nick Mamatas, a column about H.P. Lovecraft by Kenneth Hite, and a commentary by Darrell Schweitzer.
• The magazine's website has this order page listing the complete table of contents.

(Sat 16 Aug 2008)


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