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early August
Andromeda Spaceways
Bulletin of the SFWA
Flashing Swords
Full Unit Hookup
Murky Depths
NY Review of SF
Weird Tales

late July
Black Gate
Dreams and Nightmares
Electric Velocipede
New York Review of SF

Monitor Listings 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.


New SF/F/H Magazine Issues seen : late August - early September 2008
posted 6 September 2008

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 128 No. 11, November 2008, $4.99, 144pp, cover art by George Krauter
• 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 begins a four-part serial by Robert J. Sawyer, "Wake". (The book version will be published next April by Ace.) Other fiction are novelettes by Carl Frederick and Paul Levinson, and short stories by Alan Dean Foster, Richard A. Lovett, Stephen L. Burns, and Oz Drummond.
• The science article is "The 3D Trainwreck", by Thomas A. Easton, about 3D print manufacturing.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, "The Great Rush Forward"; an Alternate View column by Jeffery D. Kooistra, "Turnings", about historical cycles; Tom Easton's "Reference Library", covering Sandra McDonald, Walter Jon Williams, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters from readers; and "Upcoming Events" compiled by Anthony Lewis.

(Thu 28 Aug 2008)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 32 No. 10&11 (whole #393&394), October/November 2008, $7.99, 240pp, cover art by Virgil Finlay
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This double-sized issue has novellas by Nancy Kress and Robert Reed, novelettes by Brandon Sanderson and Ian R. MacLeod, and short stories by Peter Higgins, Sara Genge, Leslie What, Gord Sellar, and Jack Skillingstead.
• Poetry is by Michael Meyerhofer, Mike Allen, Jane Yolen, and Sandra Lindow.
• Departments include a Sheila Williams' editorial, presenting the 2008 Dell Magazines Award; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about beaming electricity from space down to the Earth; James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, "Alternativity", about alternate history sites on the web; an "On Books" column by Norman Spinrad, "Post-Genre Speculative Fiction", covering books by Norman Mailer, M.M. Buckner, Jon Armstrong, Brian W. Aldiss, Vladimir Sorokin, and the SFWA European Hall of Fame; and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".

(Thu 28 Aug 2008)


Black Static

• Issue 6, August 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 Simon Avery, Melanie Fazi, Peter Tennant, Nina Allan, Paul Meloy, and Ray Cluley.
• Nonfiction includes "White Noise" news notes compiled by Peter Tennant, Stephen Volk's "Electric Darkness" column about film and TV; Christopher Fowler's "Interference" column about new genres; Mike O'Driscoll's "Night's Plutonian Shore"; Peter Tennant's "Case Notes" book reviews, featuring Scott Sigler; and Tony Lee's DVD reviews.
• The publisher's site has this blog section about the magazine, and this post about Issue #6 with the table of contents.

(Thu 28 Aug 2008)


On Spec

• Issue 73, Vol. 20 No. 2, Summer 2008, C$6.95, 112pp, cover art by James Birkbeck
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Liz Shannon Miller, Hayden Trenholm, Saint James Harris Wood, Daniel LeMoal, Lisa Carreiro, Kevin Cockle, and Brent Knowles.
• Poetry is by Michael Meyehofer, Gary Pierluigi, Steve Sneyd, and Desi Di Nardo.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Diane Walton, interviews with author Daniel LeMoal and artist James Birkbeck, and contributor notes.
• The magazine's current issue page has the table of contents and contributor notes.

(Fri 29 Aug 2008)



• Vol. 3 No. 1, Spring 2008, $6, 102pp
• Quarterly small-press magazine, debuting 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Website:

• This issue has short stories (and a cartoon) by Tinatsu Wallace, Angela Slatter, Jenny Maloney, Alex Dally MacFarlane, D. Lynn Smith, Joy Marchand, M.K. Hobson, Grá Linnaea, D.T. Friedman, Chad Brian Henry, Chrissy Ellsworth, and Stephanie Campisi.
• Dave Farland is interviewed by Spencer Ellsworth.
• The magazine is currently closed to submissions until further notice.

(Thu 4 Sep 2008)


Previous New Magazines: early August

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