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New SF, fantasy, and horror magazines seen: August

Aboriginal Science Fiction -- Issue 64, Summer 2000, $5.95, 67pp.
Fiction by Dennis Fisher, David Bischoff ("I Have No Blimp and I Must Dream"), Steven D. Mohan, Jr., Sue Storm, Ken Rand, Russell A. Miller. Departments include an alien publisher editorial ("Monica Lewinsky: The Untold Story"), Marvin Kaye on the best SF films, book reviews by Mark L. Olson and Darrell Schweitzer (on humorous SF and fantasy, including the first Harry Potter book), and a science column by Robert A. Metzger. Cover by David Deitrick. (website) (Wed 2 Aug 2000)

Absolute Magnitude -- Issue 14, Summer 2000, $4.95/C$5.95, 71pp, cover art by Joseph Bellofatto Jr.
Fiction by Denise Lopes Heald, Linda J. Dunn, Jamie Wild, and Sharon Lee & Steve Miller (a new Liaden story). Features include an essay by Allen Steele, about the death of his dog Jake; a memorial to Joe Mayhew by Warren Lapine; and book reviews by various hands. There's an editorial by Warren Lapine about his plans for Science Fiction Chronicle. (website) (Fri 18 Aug 2000)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact -- Vol. 120 No. 10, October 2000, $3.50, 144pp.
Novelettes by Ron Collins, Catherine Wells, Charles L. Harness, Rajnar Vajra; short stories by Sean McMullen, Kathy Oltion, James Van Pelt, F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre; Probability Zero vignette by Bud Sparhawk. The science fact article, on "Limits to Evolution", is by Ashley J.R. Carter. Departments include Jay Kay Klein's Biolog, on Rajnar Vajra; Tom Easton's book reviews; and Jeffery D. Kooistra's Alternate View column, in which he takes issue with Robert Park's controversial junk/pseudo-science critique Voodoo Science.. Kooistra acknowledges that he's associated with a magazine about cold fusion, one of Park's targets, but focuses his own critique on Park's treatment of the inventor of an ''energy machine''. Cover by Kelly Freas. (website) (Tue 8 Aug 2000)

Asimov's Science Fiction -- Vol. 24 No. 9 (whole #296) , September 2000, $3.50, 144pp.
Novellas by Robert Reed ("Father to the Man", concluding chapter in the sequence of stories that began with "Sister Alice"), Rick Wilber, Lois Tilton; short stories by David Langford, Stephen Baxter (a new Xeelee story), John Alfred Taylor; poetry by Karen Haber, Ian R. MacLeod. Departments include Robert Silverberg's Reflections, on cloning woolly mammoths; the 14th annual reader's awards; and book reviews by Peter Heck (including yet another positive review of the Harry Potter books). Cover by David Egge. (website) (Tue 8 Aug 2000)

Challenging Destiny -- Issue 10, July 2000, 124pp, cover art by Jason Walton.
Canadian fiction by Hugh Cook, Chris Webb, Karina Sumner-Smith, David Chato, Nye Marnach, Matthew J. Reynolds; plus an interview with Candas Jane Dorsey, reviews of ''New Wave SF'' (Alphaville; Delany; Zelazny; Tiptree; Dangerous Visions) by James Schellenberg; and an editorial by David M. Switzer inspired by Daniel Quinn. (website) (Fri 25 Aug 2000)

Dreams and Nightmares -- Issue 57, Sept. 2000, $3, 24pp, cover art by Alexander M. Kaminsky.
Magazine of fantastic poetry, edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel. Work by Scott E. Green, Bruce Boston, Andy Miller, Stuart J. Silverman, etc. (website) (Mon 28 Aug 2000)

Eidolon -- Issue 29/30, Vol. 7 No. 2, Autumn 2000, 232pp, cover art by Shaun Tan, cover design by Jeremy Reston.
The Journal of Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Jeremy G Byrne. This is the fat (and heavy) 10th anniversary issue, with fiction by Cecily Scutt, Russell Blackford, Jack Dann [a story that also ran in the August issue of F&SF], Garth Nix, Chris Lawson, Carol Ryles, Damien Broderick, Misha Kumashov, Geoffrey Maloney, Penelope Love, Stephen Dedman, Simon Brown & Alison Tokley, Terry Dowling, Lucy Sussex, and Sean Williams. The fourth installment of Greg Egan's Foundations is about quantum mechanics, in 30 pages of text, diagrams, and equations. Plus, editorial and letters. The issue is available electronically from (website) (Fri 11 Aug 2000)

Fantastic Stories of the Imagination -- Issue 20, Summer 2000, $4.95, 56pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton.
Edited by Edward J. McFadden; formerly known as Pirate Writings. Fiction by K. Mark Hoover, Ed Gorman, Daniel Keohane, Patrick Thomas, Thomas Claburn, Richard Parks, Nicholas J. Perry, Tom Piccirilli; poetry by Denis Saleh, Jennifer Crow, Angell, Corinne De Winter, John Grey, Kendall Evans. Departments are an editorial by McFadden; a comic strip by Joe Mayhew; book reviews by Steve Sawicki. (website) (Mon 28 Aug 2000)

Interzone -- Issue 158, August 2000, £3.00, 67pp.
Fiction by Keith Brooke, Cory Doctorow, John Meaney, Chris Beckett, Barrington J. Bayley, Elizabeth Counihan. Features includes two interviews, of John Meaney and Brian Stableford; plus David Langford's Ansible Link, film reviews by Nick Lowe, numerous book reviews by Paul J. McAuley, Chris Gilmore, David Mathew, and Nick Gevers; and readers' letters. Cover by Roy Virgo. (website) (Thu 10 Aug 2000)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 99 No. 3 (whole #588), September 2000, $3.50, 162pp.
Novelets by James L. Cambrias and Jack Cady; short stories by Dale Bailey, Mark W. Tiedemann, Ray Vukcevich, Michael Blumlein, Robert Sheckley, Sheila Finch. Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Hand; film reviews by Kathi Maio; a science column on perceived risks by Gregory Benford; and a Curiosities feature by Paul Di Filippo on a 1930 book by George Chappell. Cover by Chesley Bonestell. (website) (Tue 1 Aug 2000)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 99 No. 4&5 (whole #589), October/November 2000, $4.95/C$5.99, 242pp, cover art by Jill Bauman.
The magazine's 51st anniversary double-issue, with novelets by Carolyn Ives Gilman, Kate Wilhelm, James Morrow, Robert Reed, Lewis Shiner, Tina Kuzminski, Alex Irvine; short stories by Scott Bradfield, Robert Sheckley, Ray Bradbury. Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and Michelle West; Gregory Benford's science column, on religion and sociobiology; and Howard Waldrop's "Curiosities" contribution, about an obscure novel by Warren Miller. (website) (Mon 28 Aug 2000)

The Magazine Of Speculative Poetry -- Vol. 4 No. 4 (whole #16), Autumn 2000, $5, 28pp, cover art by Mark Rich.
Edited by Roger Dutcher, with poetry by Errol Miller, David Lunde, Gavin Salisbury, Charlee Jacob, Bruce Boston, Sandra Lindow, etc; plus Steve Sneyd's review of the recent translation of Harry Martinson's Aniara; Points of Interest; and a list of Publications Received. (No website) (Mon 28 Aug 2000)

New Genre -- Issue 1, Vol. 1 No. 1, Spring 2000, $5.00, 105pp, cover art by Mark Osmon.
New bi-annual SF/horror magazine, by SF editor Jeff Paris and horror editor Adam Golaski. First issue includes editorials "Horror Fiction Misconceptions" by Golaski and "Learning from Science Fiction" by Paris; fiction by Paul Walther, A.R. Morlan, Mark Rich, Charlee Jacob, Jan Wildt; plus contributors' notes, and rules for the annual "Louise Laffin Competition" for best original piece of SF or horror fiction. (website) (Sat 19 Aug 2000)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 144, Vol. 12 No. 12, August 2000, $3.50, 24pp.
Special Australian Time & the City issue, with a transcription of a symposium, from last year's Aussiecon 3, on Gregory Benford's classic novel Timescape; and an essay on recent films by Peter Nicholls, who analyzes "to the point of utter absurdity" Babe: Pig in the City. Reviews are of books by Kage Baker, Vernor Vinge, John Clute, Pat Murphy, Jack McDevitt, Jeff VanderMeer, etc. Plus, some thoughts on utopias derived by David G. Hartwell from a panel at Wiscon prompted by Brian Aldiss and Roger Penrose's novel White Mars. (website) (Thu 10 Aug 2000)

Realms of Fantasy -- Vol. 7 No. 1, October 2000, $3.99/C$4.99, 98pp, cover art by Luis Royo.
Edited by Shawna McCarthy. Fiction by Franklin Thatcher, Devon Monk, Tanith Lee, Jan Lars Jensen, Richard Parks, Naomi Kritzer, Mindy L. Klasky. Departments include book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Di Filippo, a fall TV preview by Resa Nelson, Folkroots column by Heinz Insu Fenkl, Games reviews by Eric T. Baker, and a Gallery of John Howe's art by Brian Sibley. (No website) (Mon 28 Aug 2000)

Spectrum SF -- Issue 3, July 2000, £3.99, 160pp.
Novelettes by Charles Stross and Eric Brown; short story by Jack Deighton; and the concluding installment of Keith Roberts's ''Drek Yarman''. The magazine's ''Archive'' section, listings and comments on current books and magazines, has grown to include reviews of some stories in the magazines (these are unsigned but are presumably by Spectrum SF editor Paul Fraser). Plus, an editorial, a competition, and letters. (website) (Thu 10 Aug 2000)

Talebones -- Issue 19, Spring 2000, $5.00, 84pp, cover art by Eric M. Turnmire.
Fiction on the Dark Edge, published and edited by Patrick and Honna Swenson. Fiction by James C. Glass, Leslie What, Devon Monk, Michael Mayhew, Nick Mamatas, John Walters; poetry and verse by Jennifer Crow, Bruce Boston, Sandra J. Lindow, and Roger Dutcher. Departments include an interview of Greg Bear and numerous reviews by various hands, including John Everson on 'Bug Music' and Ed Bryant on recent fantastic films. (website) (Mon 14 Aug 2000)

The Third Alternative -- Issue 24, ©2000, US$5/£3.25, 66pp, cover art by Chad Michael Ward.
Literary speculative fiction quarterly, edited by Andy Cox, with fiction by Paul J McAuley, Christopher Kenworthy, Allen Ashley, Christopher East, Alexander Glass, Charlee Jacob. Features includes an interview of Douglas Coupland, numerous reviews, and an article by Tim Lees on Fellini. (website) (Mon 14 Aug 2000)

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