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Dec '01

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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen, June - July

• Vol. 123 No. 9, September 2003, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, 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:

• This issue begins a 4-part serial by Edward M. Lerner, "Moonstruck", which is excerpted on the Analog website. Other fiction consists of novelettes by Michael A. Burstein and Richard A. Lovett, and short stories by Edward Muller, Kevin Levites, John G. Hemry, Pete D. Manison, and Carl Frederick.
• The science fact, by Catherine H. Shaffer, is titled "You Can Change Your Genes".
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial responding to the Columbia disaster; an "Alternate View" column by Jeffery D. Kooistra; and book reviews by Tom Easton.
(Tue 8 Jul 2003)


• Vol. 27 No. 8 (whole #331) , August 2003, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Jean-Pierre Normand
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
• Website:

• The cover story is a new novella in Allen Steele's "Coyote" series, "Benjamin the Unbeliever" (excerpted online). Other stories are novelettes by Stephen Baxter, Tim Sullivan, and Alexander Glass, and short stories by Tom Purdom and Steven Utley. Poetry is by W. Gregory Stewart and Maureen McHugh.
• Departments include Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo.
(Tue 8 Jul 2003)


• Issue 31, ©2003, A$12.50, 166pp, cover art by R&D Studios
• Australian SF magazine, published irregularly since 1990; current editor Keith Stevenson
• Website:

• Fiction is by Anthony Fordham, Patricia O'Neill, Greg Guerin, Robert Hood, Steve de Beer, and Adam Browne.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Cameron Rogers and Peter McNamara, an article by Patricia L. O'Neill called "Xtreme Science -- Galactic Sex Tourism", News and Reviews by Bill Congreve, market reports, and two items, an editorial by Stevenson and a short piece by Jack Dann, on the subject "Where do you get your ideas?"
• Accompanying this issue is a separate pamphlet about the 2002 Aurealis Awards Ceremony, which took place in March 2003.
(Thu 26 Jun 2003)


• Issue 16, June 2003, C$6.00, 123pp, cover art by Jason Walton
• Canadian near-quarterly magazine of fantasy and science fiction, published since 1997; edited by David M. Switzer
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Uncle River, Vincent W. Sakowski, A.R. Morlan, Ken Rand, and Michael R. Martin.
• Alison Baird is interviewed by James Schellenberg & David M. Switzer interview Karl Schroeder; David M. Switzer features the 3rd of 3 parts of a survey of SF and fantasy art; and James Schellenberg reviews time travel novels by Wells, de Camp, Gerrold, Willis, and others.
(Wed 2 Jul 2003)


• Issue 236, Vol. 25 No. 5, June 2003, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
• 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:

• In addition to news there's Jeff Rovin's cinema column, Buyers Guide for June, a film review by Alan Dean Foster, letters, book reviews by Don D'Ammassa, an editorial by John R. Douglas, and an interview with Charles Harness.
(Fri 13 Jun 2003)


• Vol. 1 No. 3, 2003, $6.00, 62pp
• Quarterly horror magazine, published since 2002; editor/publisher Dave Lindschmidt
• Website:

• Third issue of a new horror magazine subtitled "Urban Tales of the Grotesque", edited and published by Dave Lindschmidt in Seattle WA, has fiction by Eric Pape, Tim Curran, Leah Bobet, William Lengeman III, Lynne Jamneck, Sonya Taaffe, and Gaie Sebold.
• Features include interviews of Ramsey Campbell and Mistress Persephone, book reviews by Dennis Kriesel, and a crossword puzzle.
(Wed 2 Jul 2003)


• Issue 7, ©2003, £7/$12, 178pp
• Website:

• Magazine of short crime fiction, received with the latest issue of TTA (see below), with many familiar names among the contributors: Gary Couzens, Mat Coward, John Grant, Muriel Gray, James Sallis, Christopher Fowler, etc.
• For details and subscription information, see
(Mon 23 Jun 2003)


• Vol. 105 No. 2 (whole #620) , August 2003, $3.99/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Kent Bash
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• Fiction consists of novelets by Pat Murphy, John Langan, M. Rickert, and Harvey Jacobs, and short stories by Scott Bradfield, Benjamin Rosenbaum, and Robin Aurealian.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and James Sallis, film reviews by Lucius Shepard, a new "Plumage from Pegasus" by Paul Di Filippo, and a Curiosities page by Bill Sheehan.
(Tue 3 Jun 2003)


• Vol. 105 No. 3 (whole #621) , September 2003, $3.99/C$4.99, 162pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• An editorial by Gordon Van Gelder announces the new F&SF discussion board at
• Fiction consists of a novella by Alex Irvine, novelets by Bret Bertholf and Richard Paul Russo, and short stories by Esther M. Friesner, Eugene Mirabelli, and Elaine Stirling.
• Charles de Lint and Michelle West review books, Kathi Maio reviews films, and Paul Di Filippo contributes a Curiosities page.
(Mon 7 Jul 2003)


• Whole #24, Summer 2003, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp, cover art by Tim White
• Quarterly magazine of fiction and poetry, formerly Pirate Writings, published since 1992; edited by Edward J. McFadden
• Website:

• Fiction is by Tom Piccirilli (a novella, "Gravesend", that fills over half the issue), Chris Bunch, Mark Fewell, Charlene Babb Knadle, and John Gregory Betancourt (the prologue to Roger Zelazny's The Dawn of Amber). There are also poems, and an editorial.
(Mon 16 Jun 2003)


• Issue 7, ©2003, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp
• Semi-annual horror magazine, published since 2000
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Steve Vernon, Jack Fisher & Harry Shannon, Joe Konrath, Dana Solomon, Mark McLaughlin, and Norman Patridge.
• Features include interviews with Joe R. Lansdale, Lux Interior of The Cramps, and Turbonegro; a column by Hank Wagner; and audio reviews.
(Fri 20 Jun 2003)


• Issue 188, April 2003, £3.50, 67pp, cover art by Judith Clute
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
• Website:

• Guest-edited by Paul Brazier, this issue has stories by Geoff Ryman, Nigel Brown, Christina Lake, Daniel Kaysen, Matt Colborn, and Jon Courtenay Grimwood.
• Features include an interview of Judith Clute, media review by Evelyn Lewes (of Taken), an essay "Who Didn't Kill Horror" by Gary Westfahl, and book reviews by Neil Jones and others.
(Tue 24 Jun 2003)


• Issue 12, June 2003, $4.00, 52pp
• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled 'an occasional outburst'; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
• Website:

• Fiction is by Jan Lars Jensen, David Erik Nelson, Ursula Pflug, Richard Parks, Nick Mamatas, Lena DeTar, Jennifer Rachel Baumer, and Philip Raines & Harvey Welles. There's also poetry by Christoph Meyer, Cara Spindler, Nancy Jane Moore, and Anne Sheldon.
• Nonfiction includes Jack Cheng on Mesopotamian culture, Richard Butner on how to make a martini, L. Timmel Duchamp on a book called The Women Who Slept with Men to Take the War Out of Them, and William Smith on the film Don't Look Now.
(Mon 9 Jun 2003)


• Issue 178, Vol. 15 No. 10, June 2003, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• "Special UK Voices Issue" leads with essays by Candas Jane Dorsey, on inner space, and Ariel Haméon, on anthologies.
• Among reviews are columns by Farah Mendlesohn and Gwyneth Jones originally written for UK magazine 3SF, which ceased publication. John Clute reviews Adam Roberts, David Soyka reviews M. John Harrison, Matthew Appleton reviews David Gerrold, etc.
• Hartwell editorializes about his hopes for the SF Experience museum being planned for Seattle.
(Mon 2 Jun 2003)


• Issue 179, Vol. 15 No. 11, July 2003, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• "Special Who Was That Masked Man Issue" has essays on Diana Wynne Jones by Alice K. Turner and Walter Minkel, Anna Sunshine Ison on wrestling, and Darrell Schweitzer on a bookseller's death.
• Jenny Blackford's feature review reconsiders Gene Wolfe's vast triple trilogy in light of reading Return to the Whorl. Individual reviews include Damien Broderick on Cory Doctorow, Paul Kincaid on Nancy Kress, Faren Miller on K.J. Bishop, and Gwyneth Jones on Naomi Kritzer.
(Wed 25 Jun 2003)


• Vol. 9 No. 6, August 2003, $3.99/C$5.99, 98pp, cover art by Gahan Wilson
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Richard Parks, Alan Smale, Karen Traviss, Sandra McDonald, Tim Pratt, Kage Baker, Sarah Prineas, and Laura Anne Gilman. Gahan Wilson's Harry Potter cover represents Wilson's book review/essay "Harry Potter and the Amazing Success Story."
• Other features include a movies column by Resa Nelson, a Folkroots column by Kristen McDermott, book reviews by Paul Witcover, a gallery of art by John Berkey presented by Jane Frank, a "Past Lives" column by Emma Bull, and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
(Tue 10 Jun 2003)


• Issue 34, Spring 2003, £3.95/$7, 66pp, cover art by Richard Marchand
• Quarterly UK magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• Stories in this issue are by Patrick Samphire, Alan Wall, Eric Brown, Leslie What, James Sallis, Paul Meloy, Tim Lees, and Mike O'Driscoll.
• Nonfiction includes a guest editorial by Muriel Gray, an interview of Alan Wall, an review by John Paul Catton of two films about Japanese suicide cults, commentary by Allan Ashley, an article by Jaspre Bark about the films of Alejandro Jodorowskyj, and cinema reviews by Christopher Fowler.
(Mon 23 Jun 2003)


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