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New Issues Seen 13 - 29 July

Analog Science Fiction and Fact -- Vol. 119 No. 9, Sep 1999, $3.50, 144pp. Fiction by Shane Tourtellotte, Charles Sheffield, James Gunn, Leslie Fish, Kandis Elliott, Laurence M. Janifer. Science article by Stephen L. Gillett; departments by Jeffery D. Kooistra, Tom Easton. Cover by Kim Poor. (website) (Tue 13 Jul 1999)

Artemis Magazine -- Issue 1, Spr 2000, $4.95, 64pp. Debut issue of magazine of ''science and fiction for a space-faring age'', edited by Ian Randal Strock, former associate editor of Analog and Asimov's. The magazine is associated with the Artemis Project, an organization dedicated to establishing a permanent base on the Moon. Contents include an essay by Jack Williamson, fiction by Fred Lerner, Ron Collins and Linda J. Dunn, Jeffery D. Kooistra, and Stanley Schmidt; science articles by Joseph J. Lazzaro, Marianne J. Dyson (about the dozen astronauts who walked on the moon), and editor Strock; news notes and book reviews. The cover is by Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, after the late Pete Conrad. (website) (Wed 28 Jul 1999)

Asimov's Science Fiction -- Vol. 23 No. 8 (whole #283) , Aug 1999, $3.50, 144pp. Fiction by Andy Duncan, William H. Keith, Judith Berman, Kim Stanley Robinson, Valerie J. Freireich, Tom Purdom, Geoffrey A. Landis. Reflections column by Robert Silverberg; book reviews by Paul Di Filippo. Cover by Kim Poor. (website) (Tue 13 Jul 1999)

On Spec -- Vol. 11 No. 2 (whole #37) , Sum 1999, $4.95, 112pp. Fiction by Sally McBride, Greg Bechtel, A.J. Onia, Janet Elliott Waters, etc.; poetry by Eileen Kernaghan and Derek Kingston Fairbrige. Jena Snyder's editorial is about ConSpec, a symposium scheduled for Sept 17-19. And Al Betz' ''Ask Mr. Science''. Cover by Jeff Doten. (website) (Fri 16 Jul 1999)

SF Age -- Vol. 7 No. 6, Sep 1999, $3.99, 90pp. Fiction by Robert Reed, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Jack Williamson, Charles Sheffield, and Mark W. Tiedemann. The science roundtable, with Geoffrey A. Landis, John Barnes, and Harry Turtledove, is about ''looking backward''. John Grant's Gallery features work by a variety of artists, from the collection of Howard and Jane Frank. Plus book, TV, media, game, and internet reviews. Cover by Royo. (No website) (Wed 21 Jul 1999)

Star*Line -- Issue 22.4, Jul/Aug 1999, 20pp. Poetry by Nancy Bennett, Bruce Boston, Andrew Darlington, W. Gregory Stewart, etc. Small press reviews, market news, etc. (website) (Tue 13 Jul 1999)

New Issues Seen 17 June - 12 July

Amazing Stories -- Issue 597, Sum 1999, $4.95, 96pp. A Dune story by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson; a Babylon 5 story by J. Michael Straczynski; a Star Wars story by R.A. Salvatore (who is also interviewed by Pamela Mohan). Plus stories by Orson Scott Card, Robert Silverberg, Kage Baker, etc. David Brin writes about privacy, lying, and surveillance. Plus book, movie, and game reviews. website Cover by Cliff Nielsen. (Mon 5 Jul 1999)

Interzone -- Issue 145, Jul 1999, £3.00, 67pp. Fiction by Alastair Reynolds, Keith Brooke & Eric Brown, Francis Amery, Mary Soon Lee, and Dominic Green. Brown and Brooke are dual-interviewed. Plus, David Langford's Ansible Link, film reviews by Nick Lowe, and book reviews by Chris Gilmore, David Mathew, and others. And: the results of Interzone's readers' poll on the favorite stories from the magazine's 1998 issues. Winner: Jean-Claude Dunyach's ''Unravelling the Thread''. website Cover by Roy Virgo. (Thu 1 Jul 1999)

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet -- Vol. 3 No. 1, Spr/Sum 1999, $3.00, 44pp. Small press magazine, edited by Gavin J. Grant with assistant kdlink. This is the magazine that published one of the co-winners of the 1998 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, Kelly Link's ''Travels with the Snow Queen'', in its first, Winter 1996/7, issue. This fourth issue has fiction by Nalo Hopkinson, Rachel Roberts, Kelly Link, and Dora Knez; plus poetry by Ian McDowell, Margaret Muirhead, Stuart Davies, Georgia Ewing, and Cassandra Silvia; plus ''Essays, Letters, Diaries &c.'' by Naoko Takahashi, George W. Fruechtenicht, Margaret Muirhead, and David Findlay. Subscriptions: $10 for four issues. Write Gleekit Inc., 195 Summer Street, Somerville MA 02143; email. (Thu 24 Jun 1999)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 97 No. 2 (whole #576) , Aug 1999, $3.50, 162pp. Fiction by R. Garcia y Robertson, Wayne Wightman, Michael Kandel, Michael Nethercott, M. Rickert, Marc Laidlaw, William Sanders, Nina Kiriki Hoffman. Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty's Science column is about solstices, equinoxes, shadows, and the movement of the sun. Book reviews by Charles de Lint and Michelle West, and a Curiosities column by Ruth Berman. website Cover by Bob Eggleton. (Wed 30 Jun 1999)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 130, Vol. 11 No. 10, Jun 1999, $3.50, 24pp. Ian Watson writes about his enormous two-volume fantasy epic Lucky's Harvest: The First Book of Mana and The Fallen Moon: The Second Book of Mana, so far unpublished in the US; Alice K. Turner writes about reading the books of Patricia A. McKillip; Brian Stableford reviews Sterling's Distraction. Plus, reviews of Hal Clement, Nalo Hopkinson, Terry Pratchett, Kage Baker, etc. Also: an bemusing account by Andy Duncan about telling his eye doctor that he's a science fiction writer: ''she responded with shock, horror, and (to her credit, I suppose) concern for my soul''. website (Sat 26 Jun 1999)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 131, Vol. 11 No. 11, Jul 1999, $3.50, 24pp. Paul Witcover writes about Samuel R. Delany's works, especially The Einstein Intersection. John Clute excoriates the processes and results of SFWA's Nebula Awards, by way of reviewing Nebula Awards 33, edited with ''good humor'' by Connie Willis. (Clute's examples are of novels; Locus Online notes that Greg Egan, perhaps the best SF writer of the 1990s, especially in short fiction -- but not an American or, currently, an active member of SFWA -- has never been nominated for a Nebula Award.) Plus, reviews of George Zebrowski (his Campbell Award-winning novel), Howard V. Hendrix, Patrick O'Leary, Kit Reed, and David Pringle's Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels. (Mon 12 Jul 1999)

Realms of Fantasy -- Vol. 5 No. 6, Aug 1999, $3.99, 90pp. Fiction by Deborah Thérèse D'Onofrio, K.D. Wentworth, Bruce Holland Rogers, Sten Westgard, Brian A. Hopkins & James Van Pelt, and Bruce Glassco. Folkroots column by Heinz Insu Fenkl; Karen Haber's Gallery profiles the Brothers Hildebrandt; Eric Baker reviews games; Gahan Wilson reviews books; Resa Nelson reviews movies. Cover by Greg Hildebrandt. (Thu 24 Jun 1999)

The Third Alternative -- Issue 20, 1999, £3, 66pp. Fiction by Ian Watson, James Van Pelt, Alexander Glass, Brian Ruckley, Liz Williams, Tim Lees, Mat Coward, James Harris. Interview with Michael Moorcock, an article about the films of David Cronenberg, by Mike O'Driscoll. website Cover by David Checkley. (Sat 26 Jun 1999)

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