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This page lists all science fiction, fantasy, and horror magazines seen this month (mostly received for review). For a comprehensive listing of magazines published each month, see Locus Magazine.

New This Week: 23 - 30 January

Analog Science Fiction and Fact -- Vol. 120 No. 3, March 2000, $3.50, 144pp.
Novella by Ben Bova (adapted from his forthcoming novel Venus); other fiction by Rajnar Vajra, Ramona Louise Wheeler (who's profiled in Jay Kay Klein's ''Biolog''), Michael A. Burstein, Paul Levinson; poem by Ruth Berman. Science article by M. Todd Washington Ph.D. about nanotechnology. Stanley Schmidt editorializes on lifelong learning, and Jeffery D. Kooistra's Alternate View column challenges conventional wisdom about the Michelson-Morley experiment. Book reviews by Tom Easton. Cover by Bob Eggleton. (website) (Fri 28 Jan 2000)

Asimov's Science Fiction -- Vol. 24 No. 3 (whole #290) , March 2000, $3.50, 144pp.
Fiction by David Marusek, Charles Sheffield, Eliot Fintushel, Kage Baker, Tom Purdom, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Michael Swanwick; poetry by Bruce Boston, Jack Williamson. Robert Silverberg's ''Reflections'' column proposes a theory of smithereens as a fundamental building-block of the universe. Book reviews by Peter Heck. Cover by Chris Butler. (website) (Fri 28 Jan 2000)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 98 No. 3 (whole #582) , March 2000, $3.50, 162pp.
Fiction by Albert E. Cowdrey, Rick Heller (1st sale), John Morressy, Tanith Lee, Michael Swanwick (called ''The Madness of Gordon Van Gelder''), Alexander C. Irvine (another 1st sale), Henry Slesar. Book reviews by Charles de Lint and Robert K.J. Killheffer. Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty's science column is about darkness, with two experiments to try at home. And a 'Curiosities' feature by Paul Di Filippo about William Hope Hodgson. Cover by Chesley Bonestell. (website) (Sun 23 Jan 2000)

The Magazine of Speculative Poetry -- Vol. 4 No. 3, Spring 2000, $3.50, 28pp.
Much-delayed new issue of small-press poetry magazine edited by Roger Dutcher (the last issue was Autumn 1997), $11 for four issues; $17 outside US; from MSP, PO Box 564, Beloit WI 53512. Poetry by Bruce Boston, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Sandra Lindow, Lee Ballentine, etc. Survey of SF poetry in 1997 by Mark R. Kelly. Letters. Cover by Mark Rich. (No website) (Mon 24 Jan 2000)

Science Fiction Age -- Vol. 8 No. 3, March 2000, $3.99, 82pp.
Fiction by Stephen Baxter (a new ''Saddle Point''), Jack Williamson (a new ''Moon children'' tale), M. Shayne Bell, Tobias S. Buckell, Brian Stableford. The Science column by Geoffrey A. Landis solicits predictions about the future from numerous writers and scientists: Larry Niven, David Brin, James Oberg, Robert Forward, Robert Sawyer, etc. Karen Haber's Gallery profiles the art of Paul Youll. Plus, reviews of books, games, TV, and the Internet. Cover by Paul Youll. (No website) (Tue 25 Jan 2000)

Earlier in January:

Dreams of Decadence -- Issue 10, Spring 2000, $5.00, 48pp. Vampire poetry and fiction, by Tippi N. Blevins, Denise Dumars, Ann K. Schwader, etc., including an excerpt from Laurell K. Hamilton's just-published Anita Blake novel Obsidian Butterfly. Music reviews by Warren Lapine and Zöe Bloom. Cover by Lee Seed and Newton Ewell. (website) (Thu 20 Jan 2000)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 137, Vol. 12 No. 5, January 2000, $3.50, 24pp. Review and criticism magazine, edited by Kathryn Cramer, David G. Hartwell, and Kevin J. Maroney. Brian Stableford looks back on the career of the late James White, considering the virtues and constraints of his 'Sector General' series. • Jack Williamson, whose reminiscences have been all over the magazines of late, appears here with a remembrance of Edmond Hamilton. • Reviews of many books, by Lord Dunsany, Peter S. Beagle, Sean Williams and Shane Dix, Sean McMullen, etc. • A call for papers for the 2033 Conference for International Reorientation. • Editor David G. Hartwell looks backward, on the 1990s, from the year 2000. (website) (Mon 10 Jan 2000)

Nova Express -- Vol. 5 No. 2 (whole #18) , Fall/Winter 1999, $4.00, 45pp. Review and criticism magazine, edited by Lawrence Person, who interviews Sean Stewart. • A 'Slipstream' symposium includes a speech by Bruce Sterling, a conference report by Therese Pieczynski, an online interview (reprinted from Event Horizon) with Steve Erickson, pieces by and about Don Webb, and a list of books supplementing Sterling's original Slipstream list in SF Eye #5. • Russell Blackford and John Clute heatedly exchange over Clute's review of The MUP Encyclopedia of Australian Science Fiction in the previous Nova Express. • Howard Hendrix and Tom Cool review Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon. • Allen Varney parodies Greg Egan. • And numerous book reviews by various hands. Cover by James Justice. (website) (Mon 3 Jan 2000)

On Spec -- Vol. 11 No. 4 (whole #39) , Winter 1999, C$4.95, 112pp. Canadian SF, fantasy, and horror magazine, edited by Jena Snyder. Fiction by Tanya Huff, Candas Jane Dorsey, Mary Soon Lee. Features include Al Betz's 'Ask Mr. Science' column, and a listing of the 1999 Aurora winners and nominees. Cover by Jean-Pierre Normand. (website) (Thu 20 Jan 2000)

Playboy -- February 2000. Includes a short story, ''Lucy'', by Terry Bisson. (Also, an interview with founder Jeff Bezos.) (Sat 15 Jan 2000)

SFWA Bulletin -- Issue 144, Vol. 33 No. 3, Winter 1999, $4.99, 48pp. Nonfiction magazine about writing and publishing, edited by David A. Truesdale; available to non-members. Harlan Ellison, Steve Carper, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Algis Budrys, and others honor F&SF's 50th anniversary. Features and columns include Bruce Holland Rogers on local TV publicity; Andre Norton on the High Hallack Library; Glenn Hauman on e-publishing; Michael Cassutt on the money in Hollywood; Robert Metzger on 'orbiforming', etc.; plus market reports, humor by Eliot Fintushel. Cover by Maurizio Manzieri. (website) (Thu 13 Jan 2000)

Terra Incognita -- Issue 4, Winter 1999/2000, $5.00, 64pp. Fourth issue of ''a new generation of science fiction'' magazine, edited by Jan Berrien Berends. Aside from an editorial, it's all fiction: by Sally Caves, Stefano Donati, Don D'Ammassa, Diana Gallardo, Lucian J. Janik, Ceri Jordan, W. Gregory Stewart, and Terry McGarry. Cover by Richard Powers. (website) (Tue 18 Jan 2000)

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