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Analog Science Fiction and Fact
Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)
(Thu 12 Aug 2010)
Vol. 130 No. 10, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
This issue has a novella by John G. Hemry, novelettes by Dave Creek, Allen M. Steele, and Justin Stanchfield, and short stories by Kenneth Schneyer, Arlan Andrews, and Jerry Oltion. There's also a poem by Mary A. Turzillo.
The science fact article, by Richard A. Lovett, is about what the Messenger spacecraft expects to learn about the planet Mercury.
Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, an "Alternate View" column by John G. Cramer about "Pulsar Timing and Gravity Wave Detection", a "Reference Library" column of book reviews by Don Sakers, covering titles by Toby Frost, Jay Lake, and others, readers' letters, and upcoming events compiled by Anthony Lewis.
Lois Tilton reviews the issue here.
Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; managing editor Jason Sizemore, fiction editor Catherynne M. Valente
Format: Online; Ebook formats
(Wed 4 Aug 2010)
Cover art by Priscila Santos
This first issue with new fiction editor Catherynne M. Valente has two original stories, by Theodora Goss and Nick Mamatas.
There also a reprint story by Jeff VanderMeer, and a poem by C.S.E. Cooney.
Lois Tilton's Locus Online review was posted last week.
The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Articles and columns about sf and fantasy writing, by subscription (not limited to SFWA members), since 196?; current editor Mark Kreighbaum
(Tue 10 Aug 2010)
Issue 189, Vol. 44 No. 2, $6.95, 44pp, cover art by Ray VanTilburg
This issue has a President's Message from new SFWA president John Scalzi. The Editor's Message is provided by production manager John Teehan, filling in for the ailing Mark Kreighbaum.
The cover feature is "Hitting the Road" by C.J. Henderson, about author tours.
Columns include Cynthia Ward's Market Report, an "Agent Anonymous" column by "Sue Dee Nym", Steve Carper's "Writers' Bloc" column, Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg's latest Dialogue, "Who Can Replace a
Man Publisher?", William C. Dietz' "Words for Hire" column, about game writers, and Nancy Holder's column about urban fantasy, which interviews Greenwillow associate editor Martha Mihalick.
Bud Webster contributes his latest "Anthopology 101" column, about the anthologies of Terry Carr. (Note - a collection of these columns is now available from The Merry Blacksmith Press.)
Intergalactic Medicine Show
Fiction and interviews, since 2005; publisher and executive editor Orson Scott Card, editor Edmund R. Schubert
Format: Online, subscription access
Frequency: Irregular; two-five issues per year
(Thu 12 Aug 2010)
This issue has stories by Peter S. Beagle, David Simons, William T. Vandemark, Adam Colston, and Chase Guyman.
There's also part two of a 'bonus serialization' of Orson Scott Card's "Eye for Eye", an audio reading of Vandemark's story by Tom Barker, and an interview with Richard Lupoff by Darrell Schweitzer.
Science fiction, science, and pop culture blog; launched January 2008; editor in chief Annalee Newitz, managing editor Charlie Jane Anders
(Fri 13 Aug 2010)
Annalee Newitz interviews China Miéville about "theology, magic, and why JJ Abrams hates you", and looks back at '80s TV series Max Headroom.
An essay by Daniel Rourke, Seeing the truth of the world via science fiction, is reposted from 3quarksdaily. And, from Discover's Science Not Fiction blog, Kyle Munkittrick's The science fiction explanation of why gay people must be allowed to marry.
UK science fiction magazine, edited by Ian Redman
(Tue 10 Aug 2010)
Issue XXIX, £2.75, 55pp, cover art by Greg Hughes
This issue, named Thyone after the 29th moon of Jupiter, has fiction by Rosie Oliver, Emma Knight, Mike Wood, Nigel Fisher, and James Lecky.
The issue can be ordered individually from the magazine's back issues page.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
(Mon 9 Aug 2010)
Vol. 119 No. 3&4 (whole #691), $7, 258pp, cover art by Bryn Barnard
The cover story is a new short story by Richard Matheson, "The Window of Time". Other stories are a novella by Richard Chwedyk, novelets by Dale Bailey, Alexandra Duncan, Ken Liu, and Fred Chappell, and short stories by James L. Cambias, Rick Wilbur & Nick DiChario, Michael Swanwick, David Gerrold, and Terry Bisson.
Departments include Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", covering titles by Kate Griffin, Stephen King, and others; a "Books" column by Chris Moriarty, covering titles by C.J. Cherryh, Michael Flynn, and Matthew Hughes; a "Films" column by Kathi Maio, concerning a film called Ondine; and a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, about Lucian of Samosata's True History.
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
(Sat 7 Aug 2010)
Issue 264, Vol. 22 No. 12, $4.00, 24pp
This special "Looking Backwards" issue features an interview with Donald Sidney-Fryer (whose The Atlantis Fragments was recently reprinted, and described here) by Darrell Schweitzer, and the introductions by Damien Broderick and Russell Blackford to Broderick's book Climbing Mount Implausible.
Other essays are by Terry W. Thompson, about Ichabod Crane, Brian Stableford, about J.H. Rosny the Elder, and William Badger, about Capek's War with the Newts.
Reviews, by Michael Levy and Frances Auld, cover books by Alex Bell and Marilyn Brock.
David G. Hartwell's editorial discusses convention plans and a rules committee about the Best Semiprozine Hugo Award.
Canadian magazine of the fantastic, since 1989; managing editor Diane Walton
(Mon 9 Aug 2010)
Issue 81, Vol. 22 No. 2, C$6.95, 112pp, cover art by Herman Lau
Fiction in this issue is by Greg Wilson, Joel Fishbane, Rob Engen, Shirley Barr, Marie Brennan, Susan Forest, and Corey Brown.
Poetry is by Matt Schumacher.
Nonfiction includes an editorial by Diana L. Walton and a guest editorial by Thomas Wharton, an interview with author Joel Fishbane, and a feature artist supplement about cover artist Herman Lau.
The magazine's website has the table of contents with notes on contributors.
Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews; founded September 2000; editor-in-chief Susan Marie Groppi
Frequency: Weekly; reviews posted three times a week
9 August 2010
(Fri 13 Aug 2010)
There's nonfiction this week by Cynthia C. Scott, about The X-Files, and John Clute, a "Scores" review column covering Hannu Rajaniemi's "brilliant first novel" The Quantum Thief.
Fiction is by Georgina Bruce: Ghost of a Horse Under a Chandelier. And there's poetry by Robert Borski.
Reviews: Jonathan McCalmont, William Mingin, and Richard Larson cover Peter Straub, Inception, and X6.
SF & fantasy fiction, reviews, commentary, founded 2008; staff includes fiction editors Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky
(Fri 13 Aug 2010)
The highlight this week is a symposium on Robert A. Heinlein, in anticipation of the publication of William H. Patterson, Jr.'s Robert A. Heinlein biography next week. Post so far are by Charles Stross, Pamela Dean, Sarah A. Hoyt, Jo Walton, Mitch Wagner, and John Scalzi (some with multiple posts; this is not a complete list).
New fiction is by Charlie Jane Anders: The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model.
Reviews by Jo Walton: Michael G. Coney's Hello Summer, Goodbye, Kate Elliott's Jaran, Guy Gavriel Kay's A Song for Arbonne.
By others: Alex Brown on Amelia Beamer's The Loving Dead.
Also: Brit Mandel interviews Steve Berman.
Critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
(Fri 6 Aug 2010)
Issue 263, £4.00, 47pp
This special "Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy" issue has essays by Andrew M. Butler (about an adult reading children's and YA sf/f), Farah Mendlesohn (about writing a Ruritania in a post-colonialist world), and Niall Harrison (about 10 novels by Nicholas Fisk).
Other content includes an interview with Kirstin Cashore by Nic Clarke, a large reviews section now edited by Martin Lewis, and columns by Stephen Baxter, Andy Sawyer, and Abigail Nussbaum.
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