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• Issue 238, Vol. 25 No. 7, August 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:

• Headlines concern AOL Time Warner, the 2002 Bram Stoker Awards, Dorchester Books' new YA line, Warren Lapine & John Betancourt's new Fantastic Book Club, and more. Other news is covered in Newsnotes, Authors & Editors, and Obituaries.
• Features include Alan Dean Foster's cinema reviews (of Finding Nemo), a Buyers Guide for August, Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column, an editorial by John Douglas about "Litigation", a UK Report by Tanya Brown, "Book Signing Tips" by Nick Pollotta, 53 book reviews by Don D'Ammassa, and 11 Young Adult Reviews by Mike Jones.
(Fri 8 Aug 2003)


• Vol. 1 No. 2, Spring 2003, $14.95, 64pp, cover art by James Christensen
• Arts and culture magazine, edited by James A. Owen
• Website:

• Debut issue (perhaps) of the relaunch of a "century-old arts and culture magazine" by the same company that is reviving Argosy; see the press release for details. It's subtitled "the illustrated journal of the romantic and fantastic".
• Contents of this issue include an editorial by James A. Owen, reviews (focusing on design) by Owen and Chris Roberson, a look at the Coppervale Studio, and a look back at the April 1924 issue of International Studio.
• The bulk of the issue consists of showcases of artwork -- by James Christensen, Eyvind Earle, Tony Harris, Ogden M. Pleissner, Gary Spencer Millidge, and John Picacio.
• Ads in this issue are by Emporio/Armani, Thomas Kinkade, Fairmont Hotels, Chrysler, Absolut, Kohler, Apple, DKNY, and others.
(Fri 1 Aug 2003)


• Issue 189, May/June 2003, £3.50, 67pp, cover art by Roy Virgo
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
• Website:

• Another double-dated issue due to continued schedule slippage, but the magazine remains monthly, an editorial announcement notes. Fiction in this issue is by Dominic Green, Vaughan Stanger, John Shirley, Darrell Schweitzer, Tony Ballantyne, and Jay Caselberg (aka James A. Hartley).
• Features include an essay by Ian R. MacLeod subtitled "On Re-Reading Kingsley Amis's New Maps of Hell" and an essay by Gary Westfahl titled "In Search of Dismal Science Fiction". Also, reader letters, film reviews by Nick Lowe (including one of Solaris, "by several hyperspace jumps the best sf film of last year"), David Langford's Ansible Link column, book reviews by William Thompson and Nigel Brown, and the editor's annotated Books Received column.
(Wed 30 Jul 2003)


• Vol. 14 No. 1 (whole #52) , Spring 2003, $7.50, 143pp
• Quarterly academic journal published by Florida Atlantic University; edited by W.A. Senior
• Website:

• This issue reprints papers first presented at the 16th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts in March, 1995; an earlier set of papers from that conference was published in volume 13.2. Papers are by Tina L. Hanlon, Michael Trussler, Gene Doty, Susan Yunis & Tammy Ostrander, B. R. Smith, and Sharon Sieber. Topics include dragons, role-playing games, and the supernatural in prime time TV.
• Reviews, by Kathleen Ann Goonan, Gregory Frost, C.W. Sullivan III, Michael Levy, and others, cover books by Suzy McKee Charnas, Amanda Fernbach, Richard Mathews, Ben Bova & Byron Preiss, and others.
(Fri 1 Aug 2003)


• Vol. 105 No. 4&5 (whole #622) , October/November 2003, $4.99/C$7.49, 242pp, cover art by Bryn Barnard
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• Featured stories [those called out on the front cover] are novelets by Robert Reed ("Like Minds") and Terry Bisson ("Almost Home").
• Also within this 54th anniversary double-issue are a novella by Judith Moffett (a new story in her Hefn cycle), novelets by John Morressy and Dale Bailey, and short stories by Joe Haldeman, Fred Chappell, Gene Wolfe, and Jerry Oltion.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint and Elizabeth Hand, film reviews by Lucius Shepard ("The Matrix: Regurgitated"), a science column on surfing by Paul Doherty and Pat Murphy, and a Curiosities page by Henry Wessells remembering a novel by Robert Sheckley.
(Thu 7 Aug 2003)


• Vol. 1 No. 1, 2003, $C5/$4, 52pp, cover art by Ian McDonald
• Thrice-yearly international literary magazine; publisher/editor-in-chief Shar O'Brien
• Website:

• Debut issue of new magazine subtitled "writing with attitude" that accepts submissions by via its website only.
• The bulk of the magazine consists of fiction and poetry, by Paul Haines, Bonnie Mercure, Kaolin Fire, Kevin L. Donihe, Shawn James, Paul McEllin, Ruth Nestvold, and numerous others.
• There's also a brief interviews with Michael Marshall Smith and Nancy Kress.
• No ads in this issue. Prose is formatting like HTML -- spaces between paragraphs, no indents.
(Fri 1 Aug 2003)


• Vol. 1 No. 2, 2003, $C5/$4, 56pp, cover art by Marc Hirschfeld
• Thrice-yearly international literary magazine; publisher/editor-in-chief Shar O'Brien
• Website:

• The second issue has fiction by Judd Hampton, John Rosenman, Paul Haines, Mikal Trimm, Adam Browne, and others; plus poetry by Marsheila Rockwell, Christopher Hivner, Barbara Fletcher, Mikal Trimm, Kaolin Fire, and others.
• Also, winners of "The Great 69er Contest" -- stories that are exactly 69 words long.
• Still no ads, and this issue ads several cartoons by Darren Goossens, and an inside-back-cover comic strip by Kurt Von Kraemer DeWitt.
(Fri 1 Aug 2003)


• Issue 180, Vol. 15 No. 12, August 2003, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• Special "With a Capital 'L' Issue" has essays by Candas Jane Dorsey ("Farewell to the Literature of Ideas"), Mark W. Tiedemann ("Inclusion"), Gregory Frost, and Greg Beatty (on non-Rowling YA fantasy series).
• Reviews, by Jeremy Smith, Jenny Blackford, Michael Bishop, and others, covers books by Michael Flynn, Rosemary Kirstein, Suzy McKee Charnas, and others.
• Plus, reports on the Campbell/Sturgeon and Tiptree Awards, letters, and an editorial.
(Fri 22 Aug 2003)


• Vol. 10 No. 1, October 2003, $3.99/C$5.99, 116pp, cover art by Luis Royo
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• This issue has new fiction from Bruce Holland Rogers, Theodora Goss, Michael Bishop, William Shunn, Michael Swanwick ("seven tales from the enchanted forest"), and Karen Traviss, plus a "lost classic" by Harlan Ellison & Theodore Sturgeon -- "Runesmith", first published in 1970.
• Features include Resa Nelson on movies (re: Underworld), Emma Bull on Past Lives ("you can dress for time-travel success on a budget"), a Folkroots column by Heinz Insu Fenkl about mermaid lore, book reviews by Gahan Wilson (including a rave for Ian R. MacLeod's The Light Ages) and Paul Witcover, Karen Haber's Gallery featuring art by Jeffrey Jones, and Games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
(Fri 8 Aug 2003)


• Issue 35, Summer 2003, £3.95/$7, 66pp, cover art by David Ho
• Quarterly UK magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• The issue opens with an editorial by China Miéville, "Long Live the New Weird".
• Stories in this issue are by Jay Lake, Ian Watson, Christopher Kenworthy, Alexander Glass, and Glen Dennis.
• Nonfiction includes commentary by Allen Ashley, and interview with John Connolly, an essay on "Japan's Dark Lanterns" by John Paul Catton, a cinema column by Christopher Fowler, and book reviews and interviews.
• Accompanying this issue is the 7th issue of The Fix, a short fiction review magazine, with reviews by Peter Tennant, Jay Caselberg, Iain Emsley, Gary Couzens, and others.
(Tue 5 Aug 2003)


• Vol. 14 No. 3 (whole #53) , July 2003, $2.50, 6pp

• Publisher/editor Andrews editorializes about short stories, then reviews collections and anthologies by or edited by Cory Doctorow, Mike Resnick, Michael Bishop, James Patrick Kelly, Lou Anders, Howard Waldrop, and others.
(Thu 7 Aug 2003)


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