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JULY 2001
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This page lists all new SFFH magazines seen by Locus Online, either subscribed to or received for review.

All descriptions are by Locus Online editor Mark R. Kelly.

Date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

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Analog Science Fiction and Fact -- Vol. 121 No. 9, September 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by David A. Hardy, cover design by Victoria Green.
"Science Fiction and Fact", edited by Stanley Schmidt. This issue concludes a 4-part serial by Ben Bova, "The Precipice". Also, a novella by Lloyd Biggle, Jr. about the Interplanetary Relations Bureau, first explored in stories published in this magazine 40 and 30 years ago(!); a novelette by Brian Plante; and short stories by Christopher McKitterick and Jeffery D. Kooistra. There's a science fact article about superluminal computers, by Dr. Casimer DeCusatis, and Jeffery Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column is about the speed of gravity. Plus, book reviews by Tom Easton, and an editorial by Schmidt about "Temporal Provincialism" and whether to update reissues of SF novels written decades ago. (website) (Sat 7 Jul 2001)

Asimov's Science Fiction -- Vol. 25 No. 8 (whole #307) , August 2001, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Michael Carroll.
SF magazine edited by Gardner Dozois. Fiction in this issue ranges from a 56-page novella by Kage Baker to a 2-page vignette by Robert Charles Wilson--the latter a reprint from last year's series of Nature shorts. In between, novelettes by Tom Purdom and Charles L. Harness, short stories by Stephen Baxter and James Van Pelt (his first in this magazine), and two poems by Mary A. Turzillo. Robert Silverberg reflects on word origins and radishes, and Paul Di Filippo supplies eclectic books reviews (from brief notices to longer looks at novels by Ore, Roberts, Ford, Barrett, and Nicholson). (website) (Sat 7 Jul 2001)

Black Gate -- Vol. 1 No. 2, Summer 2001, $7.99/C$12.00, 224pp, cover art by Hung Ving Mac.
Second issue of new quarterly "Adventures in Fantasy Literature", published and edited by John O'Neill. (The first issue, though launched last October at World Fantasy Con, appeared in bookstores only a couple months ago.) This issue has original fiction by Harry James Connolly, Steve Carper, F. Brett Cox, Devon Monk, Amy Sterling Casil, Leslie What, Jeff Verona, Richard Bowes, and Julia Blackshear Kosatka; plus a (short) classic reprint by Edmond Hamilton. (All these authors get sidebar bios, with photos.) There are numerous nonfiction pieces, including an interview with Gene Wolfe, game reviews by Wayne MacLaurin and Don Bassingthwaite, comics reviews by Claude Lalumière, YA book reviews by Victoria Strauss, and a piece on classic fantasy anthologies by Rich Horton. And--two comic strips, one by Jolly Blackburn and Steve Johansson, the other by Terry Flaherty, Neil Walsh, & Dave Russell. (website) (Fri 6 Jul 2001)

Indigenous Fiction -- Issue 8, June 2001, cover art by Jeff Ward.
Small press magazine of the "wondrously weird & offbeat", edited by Sherry Decker and published 2-3 times per year -- though Decker announces herein that the magazine is closing down for a year so she can take a vacation, after which it may revive as an anthology or some other paying market. This issue has fiction by F. Brett Cox, Stephanie Dickinson, Ann K. Schwader, and others; poetry by Mike Wilson, Thomas Zimmerman, etc.; book and zine reviews by Michael McCarty. (website) (Tue 10 Jul 2001)

Interzone -- Issue 169, July 2001, £3.00, 66pp, cover art by Roy Virgo.
Monthly SF magazine published in the UK, edited by David Pringle. This issue's impressive line-up includes fiction by Ian R. MacLeod, Gwyneth Jones, Stephen Baxter, Neal Asher, Matt Colborn, and Mat Coward; an interview with MacLeod by Nick Gevers; film reviews by Nick Lowe; a media commentary by Evelyn Lewes; readers' letters; David Langford's "Ansible Link"; and book reviews. Also (see inside front cover) a remembrance of Douglas Adams by Paul Brazier, and a short poem by Tom Disch "For John Clute, on the publication of Appleseed". (website) (Mon 16 Jul 2001)

Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts -- Vol. 11 No. 4 (whole #44) , ©2001, $6.50, 342-490pp.
Academic journal, guest-edited by Donald E. Morse, with essays published jointly here and in the Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, by Brian Attebery (on culture and SF, addressing gay Star Trek among other topics), Kevin Alexander Boon, Amy Novak (on Neuromancer), Nick Ruddick (on Michel Frayn's "Copenhagen" and other science plays), etc. Also, reviews by Gary Westfahl, Carrol L. Fry, Sidney Poger, and others. (website) (Thu 19 Jul 2001)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction -- Vol. 101 No. 3 (whole #599) , September 2001, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Richard Wilhelm.
Special Kate Wilhelm issue -- the magazine's second special author issue this year -- with an excellent novella by Wilhelm, "Yesterday's Tomorrows" (in part about stem-cell research), an appreciation by editor Gordon Van Gelder, and a bibliography assembled by William G. Contento. Elsewhere in the issue are stories by Lawrence Miles, Alex Irvine, Michael Kandel, Robert Sheckley, and Laird Barron; books reviews by Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Hand; film reviews by Lucius Shepard (of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); and a Curiosities page by Jeff VanderMeer about Edward Whittemore. (website) (Fri 20 Jul 2001)

The New York Review of Science Fiction -- Issue 155, Vol. 13 No. 11, July 2001, $3.50.
Monthly magazine of reviews and commentary, edited by David G. Hartwell, Kevin J. Maroney, and others. Feature pieces are by David Langford, about putting together a collection of short works by the late John Sladek, and Arinn Dembo, reviewing an anthology of new Zothique tales. Elsewhere, Michael Kandel remarks upon Stanislaw Lem, Robert Borski seeks wolves in the works of Gene Wolfe, and Leslie What visits the Nebula Awards. Reviews of works by Robert Reed, Kelly Link, Jeffrey Ford, and others, are by Russell Blackford, Brian Stableford, Jeff VanderMeer, and others. And David G. Hartwell editorializes about the fragility of the Web. (website) (Tue 10 Jul 2001)

Nova Express -- Vol. 6 No. 1, Spring/Summer 2001, $5.00, 41pp, cover art by GAK.
Critical SF journal edited and published by Lawrence Person. This issue has a long interview of Tim Powers, an article by Ken MacLeod about his quartet of "Fall Revolution books", a feature review of China Miéville by Justina Robson, and numerous other reviews by Nick Gevers (of Sterling's Zeitgeist and Aldiss's White Mars), Russell Blackford, Brian Stableford, Jeff VanderMeer (who "axes Thraxas"), and others. (website) (Mon 23 Jul 2001)

Realms of Fantasy -- Vol. 8 No. 1, October 2001, $3.99/C$5.99, 98pp, cover art by Luis Royo.
Bi-monthly, professional fantasy magazine, edited by Shawna McCarthy. This issue has fiction by Charles de Lint, Terry McGarry, Liz Williams, Jack Slay Jr., Mary Soon Lee, and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. Departments include reviews by Resa Nelson of TV (Witchblade) and movies (the many made from stories by Edgar Allan Poe); book reviews by Gahan Wilson (of Jeff VanderMeer, Neil Gaiman, and others) and by Paul Di Filippo (of Avram Davidson, Artemis Fowl, and others); a Gallery by Karen Haber of Michael Whelan's recent work, painting for himself rather than illustrating for others; and Games reviews by Eric T. Baker. (No website) (Sat 28 Jul 2001)

Science Fiction Chronicle -- Issue 215, Vol. 22 No. 8, August 2001, $4.95/C$5.95, 54pp, cover art by Dominic Harman.
Monthly journal of news and reviews, published by Warren Lapine and edited by Andrew I. Porter. In addition to news headlines and notes, there's an interview with Eleanor Arnason by Lyda Morehouse, short fiction reviews by Steve Sawicki, book reviews by Don D'Ammassa and Richard E. Geis, a cinema column by Jeff Rovin, a report on Lunacon XLIV by John Hertz, letters, editorial, etc. (website) (Fri 13 Jul 2001)

Star*Line -- Issue 24.4, July/August 2001, $3.00.
SF, fantasy, and horror poetry, edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel; the journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association. This issue has poetry by Bruce Boston, Bruce Boston & Brandon Totman, Deborah P. Kolodji, and Ian Watson; plus small press reviews, market news, etc. (website) (Mon 9 Jul 2001)

The Third Alternative -- Issue 27, ©2001, £3.25/$6, 66pp, cover art by Mike Bohatch.
UK semiprozine of "extraordinary new fiction, cinema, and art", edited by Andy Cox. This issue has stories by Mike O'Driscoll, Joel Lane, Robert Guffey, Andrew Hook, Paul Meloy, and Muriel Gray, and an excerpt from "Bridget Jones in Space" by Allen Ashley. Luke Reinhart is profiled and interviewed by Peter Tennant, and Muriel Gray is interviewed by David Mathew. Also, a column by Christopher Fowler, a profile by Tim Lees of the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, and numerous reviews by Peter Tennant, Simon Ings, Tony Mileman, and others. (website) (Mon 23 Jul 2001)

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