NY Review of SF
Bulletin of the SFWA
Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
New York Review of SF
Realms of Fantasy
Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Vol. 129 No. 11, November 2009, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Vincent Di Fate
Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
Message Board: http://www.analogsf.com/discus/
This issue begins a two-part serial by G. David Nordley, "To Climb a Flat Mountain". There are also novelettes by Craig DeLancey and John G. Hemry, and short stories by Jerry Oltion and Jay Werkheiser.
(Fri 11 Sep 2009)
The science fact article, about Earth-asteroid collisions, is by Edward M. Lerner.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about "mundane SF"; an "Alternate View" column by Jeffery D. Kooistrar, Lessons from the Lab; a Reference Library column by Don Sakers, covering titles by Jack Campbell, Bud Sparhawk, and others; Brass Tacks letters from readers; and an Upcoming Events listing by Anthony Lewis.
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
Issue 40, Vol. 7 No. 4, 2009, A$8.95, 96pp, cover art by Anna Repp
Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
This issue of the Australian SF and Fantasy magazine, edited by Simon Petrie, has fiction by K T McRae, Ian McHugh, Melissa White, Jason Stoddard, Ruskin Drake, Darren Goossens, Dan McCormick, Felicity Dowker, K C Shaw, and Douglas A Van Belle.
(Tue 22 Sep 2009)
There's also a poem by James R Cain, an essay/review by Edwina Harvey of two books about vampires in Melbourne, and author biographies.
The website's current issue page lists the table of contents.
Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 33 No. 10&11 (whole #405&406), October/November 2009, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
This double issue includes a novella by William Barton, novelettes by Ted Kosmatka & Michael Poore, R. Garcia y Robertson, Damien Broderick, Elissa Malcohn, and Christopher Barzak, and short stories by Heather Lindsley, Ian Creasey, Robert Reed, and Nancy Kress.
(Fri 11 Sep 2009)
Poetry is by Elissa Malcohn, W. Gregory Stewart, Geoffrey A. Landis, Greg Beatty, Sandra Lindow, and Bryan D. Dietrich.
Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial True Confessions, on her early passion for Star Trek; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, Building Worlds: Part II; and "On the Net" column by James Patrick Kelly, The People's Telescope; a guest "Thought Experiments" essay by Mary Robinette Kowal, Almost Possible; and a book review essay by Norman Spinrad, covering Robert Silverberg, Richard Kadrey, Joe Abercrombie, and others.
The magazine's website has a review of District 9 by John E. Rogers, Jr.
The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Issue 184, Vol. 43 No. 3, August-September 2009, $6.95, 48pp, cover art by Les Edwards
This issue's feature article, by Adrienne Foster, is about the writers workshop at last year's World SF Convention in Denver.
(Wed 16 Sep 2009)
Columns include Cynthia Ward's Market Report, an "Agent Anonymous" column by "Sue Dee Nym", Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg's latest Dialogue, about "Google", William C. Dietz' "Words for Hire" column, about authors, Robert Metzger's "State of the Art" column, "All Good Things...", Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc" column, about the future of publishing, Nancy Holder's column about urban fantasy, and Bud Webster's "Anthopology 101" column about Harry Harrison's solo anthologies.
Regular departments include Mark Kreigbaum's editorial, a New Member Focus on Ami Chopine, and a SFWA statement about the proposed Google book settlement.
The magazine's website hasn't been updated since January.
Dreams and Nightmares
Issue 84, September 2009, $5, 20pp, cover art by Juan Mcgowan
Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
This issue has poetry by Wade German, Denise Dumars and Kendall Evans, Geoffrey A. Landis, Ruth Berman, Bruce Boston and Marge Simon, and others.
(Thu 17 Sep 2009)
The magazine's webpage http://dreamsandnightmares.interstellardustmites.com/ has a photo of editor David C. Kopaska-Merkel, plus a bibliography, gallery, and ordering information.
Issue 54, Summer 2009, 20pp
Semi-annual magazine for writers, produced by the British Science Fiction Association
This issue features the fifth of Christopher Priest's series of "Masterclass" essays, this one about sex -- headlined on the cover as "LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX! Christopher Priest on pornography, obscenity, indecency and erotica" -- plus Gareth D Jones on small press magazine editors (cover headline: GIVE THEM WHAT THEY WANT), Gillian Rooke on dialogue (cover headline: DOING ORAL BETTER).
(Tue 1 Sep 2009)
Also: Dev Agarwal on Blake's 7, Emma Hemmings on two books about creating believable characters, and Martin McGrath on two books about writing by David Langford and Christopher Priest.
BSFA's website currently lacks any specific page about this magazine.
Issue 224, Sept-Oct 2009, £3.75, 64pp, cover art by Adam Tredowski
SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
Stories in this issue are by Jason Sanford (a novella), Katherine Sparrow & Rachel Swirsky, Adrian Joyce, Jeremiah Tolbert, and Chris Butler.
(Wed 30 Sep 2009)
Features include David Langford's "Ansible Link" news and obituaries; book reviews by Ian Hunter, Sandy Auden, Iain Emsley, and others, with an interview by Sandy Auden of Robert Holdstock; film reviews by Nick Lowe; and DVD reviews by Tony Lee.
The magazine's website has this page with an annotated table of contents.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 253, Vol. 22 No. 1, September 2009, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "International Roots" issue features essays on historical topics by Brian Stableford and Dwight R. Decker, plus an essay by Benedikt S. Benedikz on Scandinavian author Ludvig Holberg.
(Sat 5 Sep 2009)
Reviews, by David Mead, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes, Michael Levy, and Greg L. Johnson, cover books by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., Mike Carey, George Mann, and John Brown.
David G. Hartwell's editorial remembers Charles N. Brown and Phyllis Gotlieb.
Issue 77, Vol. 21 No. 2, Summer 2009, C$6.95, 112pp, cover art by Jason Dirks
Fiction in this issue is by Sandra Glaze, E. Catherine Tobler, Jonathan Cresswell-Jones, Robert Piotrowski, Al Onia, Karen Keeley, Benjamin Gleisser, Rhonda Collis, and Cherie Burger.
(Fri 4 Sep 2009)
Poetry is by Colleen Anderson and Amy Dennis.
Nonfiction includes an editorial by fiction editor Barb Galler-Smith, and interviews with author Benjamin Gleisser and artist Jason Dirks.
The magazine's website lists the table of contents and contributor notes on its current issue page.
Issue 32.4, July/August 2009, $3.50, 28pp, cover art by Daniel Trout
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
This issue has poetry by Robert Borski, Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, Wade German, Duane Ackerson, Morgan Bloodaxe, and many others.
(Wed 16 Sep 2009)
Contents also include a president's message by Deborah P. Kolodji concerning possible changes to the SFPA organization, a column by Denise Dumars about finding speculative poetry in non-genre magazines, small press reviews, conference reports, and a remembrance of Gene Van Troyer by Robert Frazier.
Issue 260, Summer 2009, £4.00, 48pp
Bimonthly critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
This issue features an essay by Paul Kincaid about Robert Holdstock, an interview with Hal Duncan by Tony Keen, and an interview with Gwyneth Jones by Tanya Brown.
(Tue 1 Sep 2009)
There are also book reviews, by Penny Hill, Myfanwy Rodman, Graham Andrews, and many others; and columns by Abigail Nussbaum, Andy Sawyer, Stephen Baxter, and Graham Sleight.
The BSFA's mailing of these issues of Focus (listed above) and Vector includes a booklet titled SF Writers on SF Films from Akira to Zardoz, edited by Martin Lewis, witgh 16 essays including Ian Watson on Dark City, Jon Courtenay Grimwood on Akira, Paul McAuley on 2001, and Stephen Baxter on On the Beach.
posted 7 October 2009
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