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Magazines: early November
Bulletin of the SFWA
Murky Depths
NY Review of SF
Realms of Fantasy
SF Studies

Magazines: October
Dreams and Nightmares
Lovecraft Annual
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-November to early-December 2008
posted 15 December 2008

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 129 No. 1&2, January/February 2009, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by John Allemand
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This double issue has part 3 (of 4) of Robert J. Sawyer's serial "Wake", novellas by Rajnar Vajra and Kristine Kathryn Rusch, novelettes by Dave Creek, Richard Foss, and Edward M. Lerner, and short stories by John G. Hemry and Richard A. Lovett.
• The science fact article is by Kevin Walsh. Departments include Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column, about the energy crisis, and a Guest Reference Library book review column by Ian Randal Strock.
• The magazine's website has an excerpt of Rajnar Vajra's "Doctor Alien".

(Wed 26 Nov 2008)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 33 No. 1 (whole #396), January 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Michael Whelan
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• Fiction in this issue consists of novelettes by Mary Rosenblum and Damien Broderick, and short stories by Larry Niven, Will McIntosh, Robert R. Chase, E. Salih, and Nancy Kress. There's also poetry by Bruce McAllister.
• Departments include a Sheila Williams' editorial; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column, about podcasting, and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo.

(Wed 26 Nov 2008)


Black Static

• Issue 7, Oct/Nov 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 Bruce Holland Rogers, Trent Hergenrader, Eric Gregory, Daniel Kaysen, Tony Richards, Alison J. Littlewood, and David Sakmyster.
• Columns are by Christopher Fowler, Stephen Volk, Mike O'Driscoll, Peter Tennant (book reviews), and Tony Lee (DVD reviews).
• The magazine's website has this post with details about the table of contents.

(Wed 3 Dec 2008)



• Issue 10, November 2008, $5, 36pp
• Semiannual small press zine, published and edited by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw
• Website:

• This issue -- the last before the magazine goes on an indefinite hiatus -- has fiction by Alex Wilson, Patricia Russo, Tracina Jackson, Greg van Eekhout, Ben Burgis, and T.F. Davenport.
• Dana Gioia contributes four poems.
• Nonfiction includes an introduction to Dana Gioia by Terry Bisson, Nick Mamatas's "Life Among the Obliterati" column, and reviews by the editors.
• The complete Table of Contents is posted at the zine's website.

(Tue 2 Dec 2008)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 116 No. 2 (whole #680), February 2009, $4.99, 162pp, cover art by Kent Bash
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has a novelet by Fred Chappell, short stories by Charles Coleman Finlay, Mario Milosevic, and Eugene Mirabelli, plus a classic reprint by Jack Cady, "The Night We Buried Road Dog".
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Hand, film reviews by Lucius Shepard, and a curiosities page by Lawrence Person.

(Fri 5 Dec 2008)



November 2008, £5.95, 157pp, cover art by Chris Moore
• SF & horror fiction, poetry, and art; edited by Tony Lee
• Website:

• Perfect bound issue of "science fiction, horror stories, and genre poetry", this time subtitled "Causes for Alarm", with stories by Matt Bright, Andrew Darlington, Waldo Gemio, Peter Hagelslag, David Howard, Patrick Hudson, William Jackson, Sue Lange, David McGillveray, Matthew Pendleton, Steven Pirie, Cyril Simsa, Jim Steel, Julie Travis, and Fred Walker.
• There's also poetry by Cardinal Cox, J.C. Hartley, John Hayes, Steve Sneyd, and J.P.V. Stewart.
• The magazine's webpage has ordering instructions.

(Sun 30 Nov 2008)



• Issue 31.5, Sept./Oct. 2008, $3.50, 28pp, cover art by Marge Simon
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
• Website:

• Poetry in this issue is by Karen L. Newman, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Geoffrey A. Landis, Robert Borski, Carolyn Clink, Mike Allen, and others.
• There's also a short editorial by Marge Simon; a president's message by Deborah P. Kolodji; an article by Denise Dumars about finding speculative poetry in non-genre magazines; results of the 2008 SFPA poetry contest; an essay by Jennifer Crow; and small press reviews.

(Tue 2 Dec 2008)



• Issue 37, Winter 2008, $7/C$8.50, 112pp, cover art by Michaela Eaves
• Magazine of SF and dark fantasy, published since 1995; publishers and editors Patrick & Honna Swenson
• Website:

• This issue has original fiction by James Van Pelt, William F. Nolan, Mark Rich, M.K. Hobson, Eric Del Carlo, Edd Vick, Lon Prater, Julie McGalliard, Rebecca Tester, and William Mingin.
• Poetry and verse is by A.K. Sykora, F.J. Bergmann, Anne Sheldon, G.O. Clark, and Jennifer Crow.
• Departments include an editorial, letters, and contributor bios.
• You can order the issue directly from the website.

(Tue 2 Dec 2008)



• Issue 257, Autumn 2008, £4.00, 48pp
• Bimonthly critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
• Website:

• This issue features an article about Nobel Prize winner Doris Lessing and her assocation with SF, by Adam Roberts, and other essays by Jonathan McCalmont, Frank Ludlow, and Saxon Bullock.
• The bulk of the issue consists of reviews, of book by Scott Bakker, Stephen Baxter, Toby Frost, Paul Kincaid, and many others. There are also columns by Andy Sawyer, Stephen Baxter, and Graham Sleight.

(Wed 3 Dec 2008)


Previous New Magazines: early November

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