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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 : December 2008
posted 31 December 2008


• Issue 219, Dec 2008, £3.75, 64pp, cover art by Kenn Brown
• SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Jeff Spock, Jason Sanford, Alexander Marsh Freed, Mercurio D. Rivera, Gord Sellar, and Aliette De Bodard.
• Features and departments include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news and gossip, book reviews by John Howard, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Iain Emsley, and others, DVD reviews by Tony Lee, and film reviews by Nick Lowe.
• The publisher's website has this post with the detailed table of contents.

(Fri 19 Dec 2008)


Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet

• Issue 23, November 2008, $5, 60pp, cover art by Kevin Huizenga
• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled 'an occasional outburst'; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Nick Wolven, Kat Meads, Susan Wardle, Jodi Lynn Villers, Daniel Lanza, Alex Wilson, Kirstin Allio, William Alexander, Mark Rich, and Angela Slatter.
• Nonfiction, "The Problem of the Traveling Salesman", is by Ted Chiang. There's also poetry by Christa A. Bergerson and Kim Parko, and a comic by Abby Denson
• The magazine's website has the complete table of contents with contributor notes.

(Fri 12 Dec 2008)


Mythic Delirium

• Issue 19, Summer/Fall 2008, $5.00, 32pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
• Bi-annual poetry magazine since 1998; published and edited by Mike Allen
• Website:

• Poetry in this issue is by Amal El-Mohtar, Kendall Evans, M.M. Buckner, Marge Simon, Sonya Taaffe, Greer Gilman, and many others.
• The Mythic Delirium site (scroll down) has the wraparound cover image and complete table of contents in pop-up windows.

(Tue 23 Dec 2008)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 244, Vol. 21 No. 4, December 2008, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Why Write?" issue features an essay by Mary Catherine Harper about Connie Willis, "Of Fused Genres, Marriage Plots, and Meta-Gender", and an essay by Philip T. Long, "A Second Reading of Beasts", about John Crowley's second novel.
• There are also essays by Michael Hemmingson, Michael Levy, and Mike Barrett; a sidebar "Why write?" by Damien Broderick; and reviews, by David Mead, Chuck Rothman, Brian Stableford, and Jenny Blackford, of books by Mike Brotherton, Martin H. Greenberg & John Helfers, Jean-March & Randy Lofficier, and Melinda Snodgrass.
• David G. Hartwell editorializes about the impact of the economic downturn on the SF community.

(Wed 17 Dec 2008)


Weird Tales

• Issue 351, Vol. 63 No. 4, September-October 2008, $6.99/C$7.99, 96pp, cover art by Viktor Koen
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, & John Betancourt
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue, an "International Author Spotlight", is by Zoran Zivkovic, Sara Genge, Nir Yaniv, Rochita Loenen-Ruiz, Juraj Cervenak, chiles samaniego, and Alastair Rennie, plus an excerpt of Ekaterina Sedia's novel The Alchemy of Stone. There's also poetry by Brian J. Hatcher.
• There are features about cover artist Viktor Koen and filmmaker Bill Plympton.
• Regular departments include an editorial by Ann VanderMeer, a "Weirdism" column by Robert Isenberg, an interview with author Lauren Groff, a shopping guide to steampunk artifacts, and a column about H.P. Lovecraft by Kenneth Hite.
• The magazine's website points to this order page listing the complete table of contents.

(Sun 7 Dec 2008)


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