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Dec '01

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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen, 1 - 31 May

• Vol. 123 No. 7&8, July/August 2003, $5.50/C$6.95, 240pp, cover art by Vincent Di Fate
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:

• The annual double-issue has novelettes by G. David Nordley (the cover story -- excerpt), Robert R. Chase, Ron Goulart, Grey Rollins, Bud Webster, Alexis Glynn Latner, and Michael F. Flynn, and short stories by Sarah A. Hoyt, David Brin, Richard A. Lovett, Carl Frederick, Shirley Kennett, Brenda Cooper, and Pat York. Plus a "Probability Zero" vignette by Geoffrey A. Landis.
• Science fact, by Richard A. Lovett, is about "Innovative Solutions to Global Warming".
• Departments include results of the Analytical Laboratory poll for the best stories, articles, and art from 2002 issues; an "Alternate View" column by John G. Cramer, about a dark matter telescope; Tom Easton's Reference Library book reviews column; letters, editorial.
(Wed 28 May 2003)


• Issue 6, Vol. 1 No. 6, April/May 2003, A$6.95, 128pp, cover art by Daryl Lindquist
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Kevin Maclean, Byron Merritt, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Lee Battersby, Carl Frederick, Ralan Conley, Kate Eltham, Simon Haynes, Geoffrey Maloney, Dirk Flinthart, and Nancy Jane Moore, plus poetry by Bruce Boston, John Grey, and William I Lengeman II.
• Regular features include Jeff Harris' "Only the Lonely", book reviews by Ian Nichols and Ben Payne, interviews with Sean Williams and Trudi Canavan, and letters.
(Mon 5 May 2003)


• Vol. 27 No. 7 (whole #330) , July 2003, $3.50/C$4.95, 144pp, cover art by Mark Garlick
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
• Website:

• The cover story is a novella by Kage Baker, "The Empress of Mars". Other fiction consists of a novelette by Robert Reed, and short stories by John Kessel, Mike Resnick, Don D'Ammassa, and Lee Allred. Poetry is by Terry A. Garey, G.O. Clark, and Ian Watson.
• Norman Spinrad's long-running occasional book review column concerns Content, Consciousness, Style, with reviews of books by Timothy Zahn, James D. Macdonald, Ted Chiang, Cory Doctorow, and Damien Broderick.
• Departments include Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, When There Was No Internet; Sheila Williams' report on the 2003 Asimov's Award, and James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column Frequent Fliers.
(Wed 28 May 2003)


• Issue 235, Vol. 25 No. 4, May 2003, $4.95/C$5.95, 50pp, cover art by Charles Bernard
• 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
• Website:

• News, Newsnotes, and Authors & Editors sections cover publishing news, awards, book and story sales, etc. The Buyers Guide lists books scheduled for May 2003 publication.
• John R. Douglas editorializes about the Columbia tragedy, and recommends an episode of Six Feet Under for Hugo and Nebula consideration.
• Features include a UK Report by Tanya Brown, Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column, short fiction reviews by Steve Sawicki, "Young Adult Reviews" by Michael Jones, and "Critical Mass" book reviews by Don D'Ammassa.
(Fri 23 May 2003)


• Vol. 105 No. 1 (whole #619) , July 2003, $3.99/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• Fiction includes a novella by Adam-Troy Castro, "The Tangled Strings of the Marionettes" (a sequel to 1997's Hugo and Nebula nominated "The Funeral March of the Marionettes"); a novelette by Al Michaud (a debut story); and short stories by Charles Coleman Finlay, Nick DiChario, Eyal Teler (a first story; inspired by a work by Ray Bradbury), and Carol Emshwiller.
• Departments include Robert K.J. Killheffer's survey of print-on-demand books, "My Week as a PoD Person"; other book reviews by Charles de Lint; film reviews by Kathi Maio, and a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre.
(Tue 6 May 2003)


• Issue 187, March 2003, £3.50, 67pp, cover art by Roy Virgo
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
• Website:

• Stories in this issue are by Nicholas Waller, Zoran Zivkovic, Nick Wood, Gary Budgen, and Dominic Green.
• Features include an interview with Martha Wells titled "Paris, Texas", and an essay (originally given as a talk) by Bruce Gillespie on "The Revival of the Science-Fiction Novella".
• Regular features include two installments of David Langford's "Ansible Link", book reviews by Matt Hills (of Terry Pratchett), Nigel Brown, and William Thompson; and David Pringle's annotated listing of "Books Received" for January 2003.
(Thu 15 May 2003)


• Issue 45, April 2003, $4.95, 166pp, cover art by Stephanie Law
• Semiannual SF/fantasy magazine published since 1981 by students, faculty, and alumni of Brigham Young University; current editor Kristina Kugler
• Website:

• Stories in this issue are by Jeffrey Turner, Caleb Monroe, Sean O'Brien, L.E. Erickson, Kameron Hurley, Neil Williamson, and Monte Davis. Poetry is by PMF Johnson and Darla Cady.
• Nonfiction includes an essay on Fritz Lang's Metropolis by Liberty Sproat, and an interview with Dave Wolverton by Christopher Kugler.
• Also, editorials by Kristina Kugler, Megan Kauffman, and Jeffrey Creer, and book reviews by Christopher Kugler.
(Tue 6 May 2003)


Lighthouse Magazine

• Issue 1, April 2003, £5.00, 50pp
• Bimonthly UK magazine, edited by Paul Calvin Wilson
• Website:

• First issue of a new UK magazine with no specific genre orientation; submission guidelines on the website specify "well-written fiction in all genres". It's semi-professional; the best story and best poem in each issue are paid with Amazon vouchers.
• Stories in this issue are by Claire Michell (winner of the voucher), Judd Hampton, CJ Hurtt, Phill Garnett, and Darren Paul Clark. Poetry is by Candice Hope Markham (winner), Ed Schmidt, Jan Oskar Hansen, and Kieran Friel.
• Numerous features include an interview with issue focal Brian Lumley, interviews about Lumley with Dave Carson, Robert Weinberg, Bob Eggleton, Paul Brown, Dave McDougle, Stanley Wiater, and Goth Girl; and Lumley-unrelated interviews with Jack L. Chalker and musician Gary Numan. There's an Eggleton portfolio, of horror images, on the inside front cover.
• There are also several competitions--to submit artwork for next issue's special Stephen King issue, or to win art or books by answering various questions.
(Thu 15 May 2003)


• Issue 177, Vol. 15 No. 9, May 2003, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• Special "Yesterday's Future" Issue, featuring a review by David G. Hartwell of an exhibit of works by futurist illustrator A.C. Radebaugh, showing since March 2003 (through September) in Philadelphia -- see
• Reviews include two, by Graham Sleight and Candas Jane Dorsey, of William Gibson's Pattern Recognition (accompanied by Dorsey's interview with Gibson); Gwyneth Jones on Elizabeth Moon, John Clute on Linda Nagata, Michael Levy on Lloyd Alexander, Richard Parent on Robert J. Sawyer, and others.
• Hartwell editorializes about Theodore Sturgeon, and among letters Lawrence Person lists similarities between H.P. Lovecraft and J.R.R. Tolkien.
(Tue 20 May 2003)



• Issue 1, Spring 2003, $5.00/C$6.00, 49pp, cover art by Gustave Doré
• The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction; published 3 times/year; edited and published by Christopher M. Cevasco
• Website:

• Debut issue of a new magazine (that "seeks to meld historical fiction with speculative fiction (the latter begin an umbrella term encompassing fantasy, science fiction, and horror)". The magazine's website has subscription information, submissions guidelines, and samples from this first issue.
• Keynote nonfiction essay by Greg Beatty is "Models of History in Science Fiction".
• Stories of historical fiction are by Rita Oakes, Brandon Alspaugh, and Alan Smale; of speculative fiction, by Robert J. Santa, Ian Creasey, Brian Stableford, James C. Stewart, and Wendy A. Shaffer. There's also poetry by Lucy A.E. Ward and Wesley Lambert.
• Departments includes an interview with novelist Kevin Baker; book reviews by the editor; film reviews by Jeremy L. Goldberg and Elizabeth Kristofovich Zelensky
(Wed 28 May 2003)


• Issue 2, 2003, $5, 54pp, cover art by Mark Rich
• Semi-annual fiction zine, debuting 2002, edited by
Christopher Rowe

• Second issue of a new small-press magazine, this time themed around the question "What time is it?".
• John Kessel is interviewed about his novel Corrupting Dr. Nice and its basis on the 1941 film The Lady Eve, among other topics.
• Stories and poems are by Richard Butner, Sonya Taaffe, Mark Rich, Gavin J. Grant, Kristin Livdahl, Christopher East, David Moles, Kevin Carollo, Greg van Eekhout, Sandra Lindow, Jana Phipps, and Kelly Link.
• No website yet; subscriptions are $10 in the US, otherwise write for rates: The Fortress of Words, PO Box 1304, Lexington KY 40588-1304.
(Fri 30 May 2003)


• Vol. 14 No. 2 (whole #52) , April 2003, $2.50, 6pp

• Publisher/editor Andrews editorializes about the restoration of the past, then reviews books by Ellen Weil & Gary K. Wolfe (their nonfiction about Harlan Ellison), David Brin, John Varley, Tom Weaver, etc., plus several anthologies.
(Mon 12 May 2003)


Weird Tales

• Issue 331, Spring 2003, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp, cover art by Les Edwards
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers & Darrell Schweitzer
• Website:

• Fiction is by Thomas Ligotti, Tanith Lee, Gene Wolfe, Charles L. Harness, and Keith Taylor, with verse by George Barr, Carolyn Clink, and Darrell Schweitzer.
• Editorial "The Eyrie" celebrates the magazine's 80th anniversary -- it's older than any SF magazine -- and describes its first issue. There are comments about books received, and responses to letters.
• Douglas E. Winter's "Shadowings" column reviews books by Stel Pavlou and others.
(Wed 28 May 2003)


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