Abyss & Apex

• Magazine of Speculative Fiction, since Jan/Feb 2003; editor-in-chief Wendy S. Delmater
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly

1st Quarter 2014
Issue 1Q, Whole #49
• This issue has fiction by Jeremy Sim, Ronald D. Ferguson, Astrid S. Nielsen, and Travis Daniel Bow.
• There’s also flash fiction by Jennifer Dornan-Fish, and poetry by Jane Yolen and several others.
• An editorial by Wendy S. Delmater describes various changes in staff and policy. There’s also an introduction by the ‘zines new poetry editor.

(Sat 22 Feb 2014)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)

May 2014
Vol. 134 No. 5, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Vincent Di Fate
• This issue has a novelette by Dave Creek and short stories by Alec Nevala-Lee, Ellis Morning, Sarah Frost, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Aaron Gallagher, and Tom Greene. There’s also a poem by Robert Lundy, and a “Probability Zero” vignette by Jerry Oltion.
• The science fact article, by Karl Schroeder, is about a “possible” galactic empire.
• Departments include an editorial by Trevor Quachri, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, a short interview with Bud Webster, and a “Reference Library” book review column by Don Sakers.

(Sat 22 Feb 2014)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

• Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)

April/May 2014
Vol. 38 No. 4&5 (whole #459&460), $7.99, 192pp, cover art by Paul Youll
• This double issue has novellas by William Preston and Robert Reed, novelettes by Michael Swanwick and Matthew Johnson, and short stories by Will McIntosh, Fran Wilde, M. Bennardo, K.J. Zimring, Joe M. McDermott, and James Patrick Kelly.
• Poetry is by Robert Borski, Brian Garrison, and Bruce Boston.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, “Borges, Leinster, Google”; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo.

(Sat 22 Feb 2014)


• Australian SF magazine, published irregularly since 1990; online for purchase since 2013
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly

February 2014
Issue 67
• In this first issue since November 2013, stories are by Jennie A Rix and Tsana Dolichva.
• There’s also an interview with actor Pierre Perrier about a new zombie/ghost series, The Returned.

(Sat 22 Feb 2014)

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

• Literary adventure fantasy, since 2008; publisher and editor-in-chief Scott H. Andrews
• Format: Online; PDF and ebook formats
• Frequency: biweekly

February 2014
Issue 140-141, cover art by Stefan Meisl
• Issue 141, posted February 20th, has stories by Rahul Kanakia and Ann Chatham, with an audio fiction podcast of the Chatham story.
Issue 140, posted February 6th, has stories by Brian McClellan and and Alec Austin, with a podcast of the Dean Wells story from last issue.

(Sat 22 Feb 2014)

Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Jan/Feb 2014
Issue 38, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Joachim Luetke
• This issue, dedicated to the late Joel Lane, has fiction by Tim Waggoner, John Grant, Maura McHugh, Andrew Hook, Malcolm Devlin, and Danny Thodes.
• Columns and reviews are by Stephen Volk, Lynda E. Rucker, Tony Lee, and Peter Tennant

(Wed 5 Feb 2014)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Mar/Apr 2014
Vol. 126 No. 3&4 (whole #712), $7.99, 258pp, cover art by Kent Bash
• This issue has a novella by Pat MacEwan, novelets by John DeCles and Michael Libling, and short stories by Leo Vladimirsky, Oliver Buckram, Ron Goulart, Sarah Pinsker, Albert E. Cowdrey, Daniel Marcus, Ted White, D.M. Armstrong, Gordon Eklund, and Rob Chilson.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering H.P. Lovecraft and others; Michelle West’s “Musing on Books”, covering titles by Robin McKinley and others; a “Films” column by Kathi Maio; and a “Curiosities” page by David Langford discussing a 1951 title by John Dickson Carr.

(Tue 18 Feb 2014)

Perihelion Science Fiction

• E’zine of hard SF fiction, nonfiction, and art, since 2012; edited by Sam Bellotto Jr.
• Format: Monthly
• Frequency: Online

February 2014
• Stories in this issue are by Eric Del Carlo, Jeffery Scott Sims, Milo James Fowler, Seth Chambers, Rachael Acks, Davids Steffen, Richard Zwicker, Tim McDaniel, Ryu Ando, and Sara Backer.
• Articles are by Eric M. Jones and John McCormick.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, a page of shorter stories, and a page of reviews.

(Sat 22 Feb 2014)