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New SF, Fantasy, and Horror magazines seen, 17 - 31 July

• Vol. 123 No. 10, October 2003, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:

• The highlight of this issue has to be a new novella by Vernor Vinge, "The Cookie Monster", excerpted online here.
• Other fiction consists of part 2 of Edward M. Lerner's serial "Moonstruck"; novelettes by Shane Tourtellotte and Robert R. Chase; a short story by Brian Plante; and a Probability Zero vignette by Richard Foss.
• Science fact is "The Power of Rotting Plants (or, How SF Solved Global Warming)", by Robert A. Metzger, Gregory Benford, and Martin I. Hoffert.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column about "precision cosmology" ("It used to be a joke in the physics community that astrophysicists put the error bars in the exponent."), book reviews by Tom Easton, and letters.
(Tue 29 Jul 2003)


• Issue 7, Vol. 2 No. 1, June/July 2003, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Les Petersen
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website:

• This issue has fiction (mostly quite short) by Tansy Rayner Roberts, Mat Coward, Grant Watson, Juliet Marillier, and others; and a poem by Michael Lohr.
• Regular features include Jeff Harris' "Dyson Spheres", book reviews by Ian Nichols and Ben Payne, interviews with Miranda Otto and Cecilia Dart-Thornton, and letters. Special features include a couple readers' polls, and a Swancon report by Tansy Rayner Roberts & Andrew Finch.
• The website has a poll for readers to choose their favorite stories in this issue.
(Fri 18 Jul 2003)


• Vol. 27 No. 9 (whole #332) , September 2003, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by Michael Carroll
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
• Website:

• Fiction consists of novellas by Ruth Nestvold and William Barton, and short stories by James Van Pelt, Kit Reed, Eleanor Arnason, and Edd Vick [husband of Amy Thomson]. And there are poems by G.O. Clark and Cathy Tacinelli.
• Departments include Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, about the legendary "Cleve Cartmill Affair" (to be continued next issue), James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column about "Bots", book reviews by Peter Heck, and complete results of the latest Readers' Award poll.
(Tue 29 Jul 2003)


• Issue 2, Summer 2003, $5.00/C$6.00, 49pp, cover art by Heironymus Bosch
• The Magazine of Historical and Speculative Fiction; published 3 times/year; edited and published by Christopher M. Cevasco
• Website:

• Second issue of a new magazine "of historical and speculative fiction" has historical fiction by Edison McDaniels II, Greg Beatty, and Jeff Crook, and speculative fiction by James Van Pelt, Kevin James Kage, Douglas W. Clark, and Drew Karpyshyn.
• There's also poetry by Sonya Taaffe, Karen R. Porter, and Lucy A.E. Ward; and nonfiction "The Search for Kostroma" by Elizabeth Kristofovich Zelensky.
• Departments include an editorial by Chris Cevasco, book reviews, an interview with Stanley C. Sargent, and a review of film The Legend of Suriyothai.
• The webpage for this issue is here.
(Mon 21 Jul 2003)


• Issue 26, Summer 2003, $6.00/C$7.50, 88pp, cover art by Fiona McAullife
• Website:

• Fiction is by James Van Pelt, Mark Rich, Jennifer Rachel Baumer, William Mingin, Patricia Russo, Adam Browne, and Kameron Hurley.
• Poetry and verse is by Roger Dutcher, K.S. Hardy, and Holly Phillips.
• Departments include an interview with Joe Haldeman by Ken Rand, reviews by Edward Bryant, A.P. McQuiddy, and others, letters, and an editorial.
(Tue 22 Jul 2003)


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