Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Lynne M. Thomas
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Quarterly

February 2012
Issue 33, cover art by Donato Giancola
• This issue has stories by David J. Schwartz and A.C. Wise, plus a classic reprint by Maureen F. McHugh.
• There’s also poetry by Carrie Vaughn, an editorial by Lynne M. Thomas, and an interview Maureen McHugh.

(Fri 10 Feb 2012)


• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil Clarke, non-fiction editor Cheryl Morgan
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly

February 2012
Issue 65, cover art by Alexander Trufanov
• Stories in this issue are by Mari Ness, Xia Jia, and Helena Bell.
• Nonfiction includes an article on food in Sf/F, and interviews with Lev A.C. Rosen and Lisa L. Hannett.
• Editor Neil Clarke has results of the 2011 Reader’s Poll.

(Fri 10 Feb 2012)


• SF/fantasy long fiction, one story per month, edited by Ann Leckie, beginning November 2010
• Format: Online
• Frequency: monthly

February 2012
• This month’s story is “A Tale of Guan Yu, the Chinese God of War, in America” by Ken Liu.

(Fri 10 Feb 2012)


• SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox

Jan-Feb 2012
Issue 238, £3.95, 64pp, cover art by Ben Baldwin
• Fiction in this issue is by Ray Cluley, Tyler Keevil, Carole Johnstone, and E.J. Swift.
• Features include David Langford’s “Ansible Link” column of news and obituaries; a section of “Book Zone” book reviews by Jim Steele, Paul Graham Raven, Paul Kincaid, and others; Tony Lee’s “Laser Fodder” DVD and Blue-ray reviews; and Nick Lowe’s “Mutant Popcorn” film reviews, covering 9 films.

(Tue 31 Jan 2012)


• Science fiction and fantasy stories, original and reprint, plus features; edited by John Joseph Adams; debuted June 2010; combined with former Fantasy Magazine since Jan 2012
• Format: Online; ebook
• Frequency: Monthly issues in ebook formats for purchase; weekly online updates free

February 2012
Issue 21
• This issue has stories posted so far by Brooke Bolander and Keith Brooke, with other SF stories due later in the month by Gregory Benford, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Carrie Vaughn, and fantasy stories by Chris Willrich, Genevieve Valentine, and Robert Silverberg.
• Upcoming nonfiction is interviews with Daniel H. Wilson and Chuck Palahniuk. The ebook edition has additional content by Lucius Shepard.

(Fri 10 Feb 2012)

The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Monthly

January 2012
Issue 281, Vol. 24 No. 5, $5, 24pp
• This special “Must-Read Editorial” issue features review by Jen Gunnels of a dance performance piece based on the works of James Tiptree, Jr., and an extensive bibliography of “Unpublished Lafferty” by Andrew Ferguson.
• Other essays are by Patrick L. McGuire (on Lukyanenko’s Genom), Deji Olukotun, and lesson from Jurassic Park (both book and film), and Michael Andre-Driussi (on Roadside Picnic).
• Other reviews, by David Mead, Darrell Schweitzer, Ursula Pflug, and Paul Witcover, cover works by Robert Charles Wilson, Michael Dirda, Michael Kelly, and David Anthony Durham.
• The must-read editorial concerns the magazine’s imminent change to PDF publication, after July 2012, with print and online options yet to be determined. The ‘zine’s website has has this issue’s TOC, and the TOC and editorial from the upcoming February issue.

(Tue 31 Jan 2012)

Redstone Science Fiction

• SF e-zine, since mid-2010; editors and publishers Michael Ray and Paul Clemmons
• Format: Online, ebook formats
• Frequency: Monthly

February 2012
Issue 21
• Stories in this issue are by Thoraiya Dyer and Chuck Wilkerson.
• There are interviews with both story authors, plus a publisher’s note (analyzing demographics of what the ‘zine has published), and a story podcast by Gray Rinehart, narrated by Amanda Fitzwater.

(Fri 10 Feb 2012)

SF Site

• Reviews, interviews, feature, links; published by Rodger Turner since 1997
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Semi-monthly

February 2012
• This issue invites you to Vote For Your Favourite Books of the Past Year. Also featured is an interview with Paul Di Filippo.
• Reviews include Trent Walters on Paul Di Filippo, Mario Guslandi on Best Horror, David Soyka on Richard Morgan, and others.
• There are also magazine and audiobook reviews, and columns by Derek Johnson, Rick Norwood, and Rick Klaw & Mark London Williams.

(Fri 10 Feb 2012)

Something Wicked

• Monthly SF and horror, since 2006, online since 2010; edited by Joe Vaz
• Format: Online, epub
• Frequency: Monthly

February 2012
Issue 18, cover art by Vianne Venter
• Four stories in this issue are scheduled for posting at weekly intervals, beginning with one by Summer Hanford (posted 7 Feb) and to be followed by Thomas Carl Sweterlitsch, Nick Wood, and David McCool.
• The whole issue is available now for a $2.99 download.
• There’s also an editori’s note and an artist’s profile.

(Fri 10 Feb 2012)


• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon

Jan.-March 2012 2012
Issue 35.1, $5, 36pp, cover art by Kelli Hoppmann
• This issue has poetry by David Lunde, Mary Turzillo, James S. Dorr, Robert Borski, Jenny Blackford, and many others. There are also four pages of “The Last Typewriter Contest”, sponsored and judged by Marge Simon, with the winning poem by Ann K. Schwader and several runners-up.
• Features include an editorial by new editor (beginning two issues hence) F.J. Bergmann, a President’s Message by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, a new “Stealth SF” column by Denise Dumars, and small press reviews.

(Mon 30 Jan 2012)


• Critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Spring 2012
Issue 239, £4.00, 60pp
• This issue follows up on a poll about women SF writers, with essays by Cheryl Morgan, Tony Keen, Niall Harrison, and Victor Grech.
• Other topics include Adam Roberts on writing music entries for the new Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, and Andrew M. Butler on an exhibition at the Tate museum of the art of John Martin (such as used on the cover of this issue).
• There are also columns by Paul Kincaid, Stephen Baxter, Andy Sawyer, and Terry Martin, and numerous book reviews.
• Torque Control has this description with the table of contents, and the list of books reviewed.

(Sat 4 Feb 2012)