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MARCH 2002
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This page lists all new SFFH magazines seen by Locus Online, either subscribed to or received for review.

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

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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen 1 - 31 March this a cat?
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• ©2002, $4, 48pp, cover art by Christopher Rowe

• One-shot zine, edited and designed by Christopher Rowe, that premiered at March's ICFA; published by The Fortress of Words in Lexington, Kentucky. The issue includes fictional pieces by Scott Westerfeld, Jeffrey Ford, Alex Irvine, and others; a factual piece by Ted Chiang; a comic by Justin Colussy Estes; and miscellaneous pieces by Gavin J. Grant, Emily Pohl-Weary, and Pen Waggener. (Fri 22 Mar 2002)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
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• Vol. 122 No. 4, April 2002, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Kelly Freas

• Conclusion of serial, "Hominids", by Robert J. Sawyer; novelette by Amy Bechtel; short stories by Charles L. Harness, Jerry Oltion, Charles Sheffield, and Richard Foss. Science fact is by Robert Zubrin. Departments include John G. Cramer's "Alternate View" column and reviews by Tom Easton. (Fri 1 Mar 2002)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
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• Vol. 122 No. 5, May 2002, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by David A. Hardy

• Novelettes by Dave Creek, Stephen L. Burns, Bud Sparhawk, and Mike Moscoe; short stories by Jerry Oltion, Shane Tourtellotte, and Billy Bruce Winkles. Science fact, on immortality, is by William Sims Bainbridge, Ph.D. Departments include Jeffery D. Kooistra's "Alternate View" column and book reviews by Tom Easton. (Tue 26 Mar 2002)

Asimov's Science Fiction
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
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• Vol. 26 No. 5 (whole #316) , May 2002, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Patrick Woodroffe

• Fiction includes a novella, "Breathmoss", by Ian R. MacLeod, a follow-up to his acclaimed 2001 novelette "Isabel of the Fall"; plus novelettes by Tom Purdom and Gregory Frost, short stories by Eleanor Arnason, Nancy Kress, and Michael Swanwick, and poems by Tom Disch, Mario Milosevic, and Keith Allen Daniels. Departments include Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, about Pluto, and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo. (Tue 26 Mar 2002)

• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
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• Issue 176, February 2002, £3.00, 67pp, cover art by Jason Hurst

• Fiction includes a rare novelette [20 Interzone-sized pages of text] by Greg Egan, "Singleton", plus stories by Zoran Zivkovic, Alexander Glass, Mary Soon Lee, and Matt Colborn. Features include an interview with Zoran Zivkovic, Nick Lowe's review of The Lord of the Rings, David Langford's "Ansible Link" and a Langford remembrance of James White, Gary Westfahl's look at a century of SF cinema, and reviews of John Clute (of King/Straub) and Tim Robins (of Enterprise). (Sun 17 Mar 2002)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
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• Vol. 102 No. 5 (whole #606) , May 2002, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Ron Walotsky

• Fiction consists of novelettes by Paul Di Filippo, Alex Irvine, Richard Bowes, and William Browning Spencer, and short stories by Jeffrey Ford, Don Webb, and Robert Reed. Deparments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and James Sallis; Lucius Shepard's review of The Lord of the Rings; Paul Di Filippo's "Plumage from Pegasus" column; a science column by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty; and a "Curiosities" feature by Jeff VanderMeer. (Fri 8 Mar 2002)

The New York Review of Science Fiction
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
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• Issue 163, Vol. 14 No. 7, March 2002, $3.50, 24pp

• This issue has lots of features and relatively few reviews; the former include Greg Bear’s Millennium Philcon Guest of Honor speech, a new introduction by Barry Malzberg and David Drake for Tom Godwin’s ‘‘The Cold Equations’’, Bill Sheehan on John Crowley, Greg Benford on scientists and SF, commentary on SF by Michael Kandel, a letter about author Hope Mirrlees, and an article by Greg Beatty about an evening with Freeman Dyson. Reviews are by David Mead, Jenny Blackford, Brian Stableford, and Russell Blackford. David Hartwell's editorial recounts the latest dismissal of SF by an article in Harper's magazine (Jan. 2002). (Mon 4 Mar 2002)

Realms of Fantasy
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Vol. 8 No. 5, June 2002, $3.99/C$5.99, 82pp, cover art by Todd Lockwood

• Fiction by Steven Popkes, Hilary Moon Murphy, Patrice Sarath, Devon Monk, Eric M. Witchey, and Kathryn J. Brown. Departrments includes reviews by Gahan Wilson, Paul Di Filippo; a Folkroots column by Helen Pilinovsky; a Gallery by Karen Haber of art by Todd Lockwood; TV review by Resa Nelson; and games reviews by Eric T. Baker. (Mon 25 Mar 2002)

• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
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• Issue 25.2, Vol. 25 No. 2, March/April 2002, $3.00, 22pp, cover art by Julia Morgan-Scott

• Poetry by Lee Ballentine, Steve Eng, Robert Frazier, and others; plus small press reviews, market news, etc., and a tribute to Keith Allen Daniels by Robert Frazier. (Tue 26 Mar 2002)

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