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Dec '01

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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen 12 - 25 October

Dreams and Nightmares
• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
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• Issue 63, September 2002, $3.00, 20pp, cover art by Allen Koszowski

• Poetry is by Karen R. Porter, Mario Milosevic, E.R. Carlin ("Galactic Travelin' Sestina Blues"), Roger Dutcher, G.O. Clark, Bruce Boston, Sonya Taaffe, and others. Editorial "From the Brain Stem" puts in a plug for Roger Dutcher's Magazine of Speculative Poetry (MSP). (Sat 12 Oct 2002)

• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
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• Issue 182, September 2002, £3.00, 67pp, cover art by Jason Hurst

• Fiction is by Christopher Evans, Mat Coward, Locus Online contributor Claude Lalumière, Zoran Zivkovic, and Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff. Features include an interview with Ted Chiang (who's turning up everywhere lately); an essay by Gary Westfahl about the changes in Robert Heinlein's future history chart from its genesis in a 1950 Cosmopolitan article through subsequent magazine and book publications; film reviews by Nick Lowe; book reviews by Matt Hills and Nigel Brown; and a media commentary by Evelyn Lewes. Plus, letters, David Langford's "Ansible Link", and editor Pringle's annotated Books Received list. (Wed 23 Oct 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. 6 (whole #612) , December 2002, $3.99/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Ron Walotsky

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• Fiction consists of a novella by F&SF veteran Ray Aldridge, whose story is illustrated on the cover with the last painting completed by the late Ron Walotsky; novelets by Sean McMullen and Ron Goulart; and short stories by Gene Wolfe (which appeared first at The Infinite Matrix) and Jerry Oltion. Departments include reviews by Charles de Lint (including a review of the Baen Free Library), Michelle West (including lessons learned while reading as a judge for the World Fantasy Awards), and Lucius Shepard (of an Inuit epic film, a review that first appeared at; a science column about extreme climates by Paul Doherty and Pat Murphy; and a Curiosities page by David Westwood. All the Departments from the previous issue, October/November, are still posted on the F&SF website; presumably this issue's Departments will show up there soon. (Mon 14 Oct 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. 12, December 2002, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by David A. Hardy

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• Fiction consists of novelettes by Michael Swanwick ("Slow Life"), John G. Hemry, and Wil McCarthy; and short stories by Jerry Oltion, Shane Tourtellotte, Stephen L. Burns, Charles L. Harness, and Stephen Baxter; there's also a 'Probability Zero' vignette by Ian Randal Strock. The science fact article, about astrobiology, is by Ben Bova. Departments include Stanley Schmidt intelligently editorializing about intelligent design, Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column concerning 'aetherometry' and Kooistra's past association with Infinite Energy Magazine, book reviews by Tom Easton, and letters. (Tue 8 Oct 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 170, Vol. 15 No. 2, October 2002, $4.00, 24pp

• Lead features are a Robert J. Sawyer keynote speech about AIs in science fiction, covering Bates, Asimov, and The Matrix, including a novel interpretation of the film 2001 (no aliens; it's all about AIs); and an exchange between Donald Kingsbury and Graham Sleight about the plausibility of Asimov's psychohistory. Other features are by Kathryn Cramer, taking Carter Scholz's Radiance and its enthusiastic reviewers to task for the book's portrayal of scientists, and Michael Levy, describing three possibly-related incidents concerning the University of Wisconsin-Stout and terrorism. Reviews include Michael Bishop on Susan Cooper, Paul Witcover on Barry N. Malzberg, Jo Walton on John Barnes, both Darrell Schweitzer and Dan'l Danehy-Oakes on Ursula K. Le Guin, and David Langford's sometimes blunt 'random reading' notes on Kevin J. Anderson, M. John Harrison, Robert Silverberg, and others. (Sat 5 Oct 2002)

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