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Dec '01

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 23 - 29 May

• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
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• Issue 178, April 2002, £3.00, 67pp, cover art by Jason Hurst

• Fiction this month is by Richard Calder (a departure for him, into space fiction), Alexander Glass, Daniel Kaysen (a first fiction sale), Claude Lalumière (the first published short story by the Locus Online columnist), Tony Ballantyne, and Darrell Schweitzer. Features include letters (including Darrell Schweitzer's challenge to the Asimov-bin Laden rumor), an interview by Peter Garratt of Harry Turtledove, David Langford's Ansible Link column, a film review by John Nixon of a Portuguese-language adaption of J.G. Ballard's "Low-Flying Aircraft", and book reviews by Liz Williams, Paul Beardsley, Matt Colborn, and Nigel Brown. (Thu 23 May 2002)

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet
• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled 'an occasional outburst'; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
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• Issue 10, June 2002, $4.00, 48pp

• Fiction by Brian Conn, Steven Bratman, Barbara Krasnoff, Greg van Eekhout, Jeffrey Ford, Geoffrey H. Goodwin, Amber van Dyk, and Christopher Barzak -- however our copy seems to be missing the "four-page glossy pull-out excerpt from Barbara Gilly's rare and wonderful first novel" as mentioned on the magazine's website -- plus poetry by Charles Coleman Finlay, and nonfiction by L. Timmel Duchamp and William Smith, as well as unsigned 'zine reviews. (Wed 29 May 2002)

Realms of Fantasy
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Vol. 8 No. 6, August 2002, $3.99/C$5.99, 98pp, cover art by Stephen Youll

• Fiction is by Melissa Mia Hall, Fraser Sherman, Carrie Vaughn, [Locus staffer] Tim Pratt, Liz Williams, Darrell Schweitzer, and Tom Gerencer. Departments include letters (from Gene Wolfe, among others), a Folkroots column about creation myths by Heinz Insu Fenkl, book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Di Filippo, Karen Haber's Gallery of art by Frank Frazetta, movie reviews by Resa Nelson, and game reviews by Eric T. Baker. (Sat 25 May 2002)

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Absolute Magnitude
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• Issue 18, Spring 2002, $4.95/C$5.95, 50pp, cover art by Dominic Emile Harman

• Warren Lapine's Absolute Magnitude now incorporates Charles Ryan's Aboriginal SF, taking on the latter's subscription liability and inventory (as it did an earlier magazine called Harsh Mistress). This issue has fiction by Barry B. Longyear, Robert A. Metzger, J.F. Peterson, Uncle River, and Robert J. Lapointe. Features includes a column by Allen M. Steele about "Black Tuesday" (Sept. 11), a film column by Marvin Kaye, and book reviews by Mike Jones, Pamela Meek, and John Deakins. (Mon 13 May 2002)

Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts
• Quarterly academic journal published by Florida Atlantic University; edited by W.A. Senior
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• Vol. 12 No. 4 (whole #48) , ©2002, $6.50, 361-458pp

• Articles by Gerald M. Adair, Howard Canaan, Donald Palumbo, E.L. Risden, and James R. Simmons cover subjects related to Fritz Leiber, Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, William Blake, and Dracula. There are also reviews (of academic/nonfiction books) by Verlyn Flieger, Roger C. Schlobin, and others, plus an editorial by Senior about the lack of attention to historical and literary canons. (Sat 11 May 2002)

The Leading Edge
• Biannual SF/fantasy magazine published since 1981 by students, faculty, and alumni of Brigham Young University; current editor Benjamin R. Olsen
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• Issue 43, April 2002, $4.95, 108pp

• This issue has fiction by Jeffrey Turner, Emily Martha Clark, M.C.A. Hogarth, Janice Johnson, and Bruce R. Carlson, plus poetry by Jennifer Eatough. A nonfiction article by Ethan Sproat looks at the Platonic influences in The Matrix. Departments includes a film column by Eric J. Ehlers, book reviews by Ehlers and Christopher Kugler (of nonfiction by Ron Goulart and Randy Broecker, and a novel by Terry Brooks), a game review by Rob Wells, letters, and an editorial. (Mon 20 May 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. 103 No. 1 (whole #608) , July 2002, $3.50/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Shane Parker

• Fiction includes a novella by R. Garcia y Robertson, a novelet by Chris Willrich, and short stories by Albert E. Cowdrey, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Robert Onopa, Thomas M. Disch, and Robert Loy. Departments include books reviews by Charles de Lint and Michelle West (of Tanya Huff and Majgull Axelsson), film reviews by Kathi Maio (in the context of post-9/11, of independent feature The Last Man, with recollections of Testament and A Boy and His Dog), and a Curiosities page by Paul Di Filippo (about a 1943 novel by Vincent McHugh). (Mon 6 May 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 165, Vol. 14 No. 9, May 2002, $3.50, 24pp

• Featured essays are by Darrell Schweitzer, about revisiting The Lord of the Rings and reconsidering its status as a fantasy landmark, and Alan C. Elms, who considers evidence that the subject of a famous psychiatric case study in the 1950s, documented as "The Jet-Propelled Couch", was in fact Paul Linebarger, aka Cordwainer Smith. Reviews include Joe Sutliff Sanders on Alexander C. Irvine's not-yet-released A Scattering of Jades, Paul Witcover on Geoffrey A. Landis, Arthur D. Hlavaty on Fredric Brown, and Paul Levinson on the reprinted first Nebula Award volume (Levinson's take is that the Nebula Awards came at a time of decline for SF, after the Golden Age of the genre was over). There's also a report on Heinlein criticism from Joe Sanders, and a report on a SF/biotechnology conference in Greece last October from Russell Blackford. (Tue 7 May 2002)

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• Issue 23, ©2002, $4.95/C$11.95, 137pp, cover art by Chris Moore

• A special "imaginative fiction" issue of this quarterly literary magazine "for people who enjoy good writing" includes winners of the 2nd annual Ursula K. Le Guin Prize for Imaginative Fiction: stories by John E. Branseum, Nisi Shawl, and William Grallo (with two more runners-up scheduled for the next issue). In addition there are reprinted stories and features by Joe R. Lansdale, Kandis Elliot, Le Guin ("The Kerastion"), Philip K. Dick ("We Can Remember It For You Wholesale"), W.P. Kinsella, and others; plus original pieces by Gregg Rickman ("Remembering PKD") and Ray Vukcevich ("Dead Girlfriend"). The cover by Chris Moore is from a UK edition of Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. (Tue 14 May 2002)

Science Fiction Chronicle
• Monthly SFFH trade journal, published since 1979 by Andrew I. Porter; current publisher and editor-in-chief Warren Lapine, with news editor Andrew I. Porter
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• Issue 225, Vol. 23 No. 6, June 2002, $4.95/C$5.95, 50pp, cover art by Jael

• In addition to news, newsnotes, buyers guides, and obituaries, there's a feature about DAW Books by Cecilia Tan, an interview by Paul Barnett of artist Jael, short fiction reviews by Steve Sawicki, Jeff Robin's SF cinema column, and book reviews by Don D'Ammassa. The editorial (on page 43) concerns "Six Months after 9/11". (Mon 13 May 2002)

Spectrum SF
• Quarterly SF magazine, published in the UK since 2000; edited by Paul Fraser
• Website:
• Issue 8, May 2002, £3.99, 192pp, cover art by David A. Hardy

• Fiction consists of part 2 of a serial, "The Atrocity Archive", by Charles Stross; novelettes by Neal Asher and Michael Coney & Eric Brown (their first collaboration); and short stories by Colin P. Davies and Josh Lacey. Nonfiction includes an editorial (about the lateness of the issue), letters, and "The Archive", 35 pages of listings of recent books and magazines with annotations and reviews by editor Paul Fraser, with some of the reviews of short fiction in best-of-the-year anthologies and magazines quite detailed. (Mon 6 May 2002)

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