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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen 25 - 30 September

Realms of Fantasy
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Vol. 9 No. 2, December 2002, $3.99/C$5.99, 98pp, cover art by Luis Royo

• Fiction is by Leigh Kennedy, David Barr Kirtley, Lois Tilton, Carrie Vaughn, Patrick Samphire, and Robert Silverberg ("It Comes and Goes", first published in Playboy in 1992). Departments include Resa Nelson reviewing TV fantasy miniseries, book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Witcover, a Folkroots column by Ari Berk & William Spytma about the Wild Hunt, a Gallery of artwork by Luis Royo presented by Julie E. Czerneda, and games reviews by Eric T. Baker. (Sat 28 Sep 2002)

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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. 11, November 2002, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Dominic Harman

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• Larry Niven updates "Niven's Laws" for 2002. Among them: "It is easier to destroy than to create" [e.g. Bin Laden]; "Psi and/or magical powers, if real, are nearly useless"; "Never waste calories"; "Everybody talks first draft". This issue's fiction includes the conclusion of Edward M. Lerner's serial "Survival Instinct"; novelettes by Robert J. Sawyer (an online excerpt is here) and Walter F. Cuirle; short stories by Brian Plante, Grey Rollins, Kathy Oltion, and Dave Creek; and a 'Probability Zero' vignette by Jeff Hecht. The science fact article, by Joan Slonczewski, is about cloning, stem cells, and the political and moral dilemmas therein. Stanley Schmidt editorializes about prescription vs. description among linguists, and editors. Other departments include John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column about "Quark Stars"; Jay Kay Klein's "Biolog" about Kathy Oltion; Tom Easton's book reviews; and "Brass Tacks" letters from Ben Bova and others. Coming next month: a cover story by Michael Swanwick. (Sun 1 Sep 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. 10&11 (whole #321&322) , October/November 2002, $5.50/C$6.95, 240pp, cover art by Dominic Harman

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• This annual double-sized issue begins with a rare editorial by Gardner Dozois--actually the text of his Guest of Honor speech at last year's World SF Convention in Philadelphia. Fiction consists of novellas by Robert Silverberg, the latest (excerpt) in his "Roma" series to be published next year as Roma Eterna, and John Kessel (excerpt), which shares its background with earlier SF Age novelette "The Juniper Tree"; novelettes by G. David Nordley, Ian McDonald, and Gregory Benford; and short stories by Geoffrey A. Landis, Michael Swanwick (a sequel to his Hugo Award-winning "The Dog Said Bow-Wow") and [Locus Magazine reviewer] A.M. Dellamonica; and poetry by Laurel Winter and Mario Milosevic. Other departments, which are posted in their entirety online, are Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, about amusing serial translations via Babelfish; James Patrick Kelly's On the Net column about the Hugo Award for Best Website (in which he wisely does not predict or recommend a winner); Norman Spinrad's On Books column, considering the history of SF's literary movements by way of reviewing John Ford, China Miéville, Philippe Curval, and John Clute; and Erwin S. Strauss's Conventional Calendar. (Sun 1 Sep 2002)

The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
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• Issue 155, Vol. 36 No. 2, Fall 2002, $4.95, 48pp, cover art by Jim Beveridge

• A tribute issue to Damon Knight, the late founder of SFWA, includes a President's Message from Sharon Lee, a remembrance by Judith Blish, another by Barry N. Malzberg (incorporating his introduction to The Best of Damon Knight, 1976), a reprint of Knight's canonical short story "The Country of the Kind", a footnoted tribute by Gregory Feeley, and a bibliography via ISFDB. Other features and columns are by Andrew Burt, Paul Di Filippo, Steve Carper, Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg, Michael Cassutt, Laura Resnick, Robert Metzger, and Derryl Murphy. There's also Nebula Weekend photos by David A. Truesdale, and two blank pages reserved for Worldcon autographs, for those who got their issue in time. (Sat 14 Sep 2002)

• Monthly SFFH trade journal, founded in 1979 by Andrew I. Porter as Science Fiction Chronicle; now published by Warren Lapine, with news editor John Douglas
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• Issue 229, Vol. 24 No. 9, October 2002, $4.95/C$5.95, 50pp

• With this issue, Science Fiction Chronicle founder Andrew I. Porter is history; the masthead identifies Warren Lapine as publisher and editor in chief, John R. Douglas as news editor; plus Don D'Ammassa as book reviewer, and various contributing editors. Douglas pens an editorial, acknowledging his background and potential biases. News headlines cover new deals by Laurell K. Hamilton and Peter F. Hamilton; World Fantasy Awards nominations; corporate changes; Harry Potter news; etc. Columnists include Jeff Rovin on SF Cinema, Steve Sawicki reviewing short fiction, Brian Keene on horror, Don D'Ammassa with (32) book reviews, and Paul Kincaid's UK Report. New features are by Mike Jones, with reviews of YA/children's fiction (Gaiman, Pratchett, Colfer, etc), and Joseph McCabe, interviewing Neil Gaiman with a focus on collaborations. Obituaries includes a remembrance of Ron Walotsky by Alan Dean Foster. (Mon 16 Sep 2002)

• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
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• Issue 181, August 2002, $3.00, 67pp, cover art by Roy Virgo

• Fiction is by Eric Brown (the second of a two-part novella), Mat Coward, Norman Spinrad, Richard Calder, and Geoffrey A. Landis. Features include a remembrance of Richard Cowper (John Middleton Murry) by Garry Kilworth, an interview with Bruce Sterling, film reviews by Nick Lowe, David Langford's "Ansible Link", and book reviews by John Clute (the first in a while!), Matt Hills, Paul Beardsley, and Paul Brazier. (Mon 16 Sep 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 169, Vol. 15 No. 1, September 2002, $4.00, 24pp

• Highlights of this issue: L. Timmel Duchamp essays about Carter Scholz's novel Radiance; Judith Berman essays her acceptance of a Pioneer Award, from the Science Fiction Research Association, for her 2001 NYRSF essay "Science Fiction Without the Future"; and Lee Ann Wingenfeld essays about the passion of her husband, "The Book Collector". Also, Michael Levy reviews the latest Sharon Lee/Steve Miller Liaden novel; Lawrence Person and David Langford review China Miéville; Damien Broderick reviews Francis Fukuyama; Russell Blackford reviews Donald Kingsbury; and David G. Hartwell editorializes about driving through a microburst on the way to Confluence, with a photo on page 3. (Thu 5 Sep 2002)

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