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

• Fiction in this issue consists of novelettes by Larry Niven & Brenda Cooper and by Pete D. Manison, short stories by Lloyd Biggle Jr., Ron Collins, Robert Scherrer, and Kathy Oltion, and a Probability Zero vignette by Kevin Levites. Also, part 3 (of 4) of a serial by Edward M. Lerner.
• Science fact by Richard A. Lovett is about astrobiology's "earth-centricity".
• Stanley Schmidt's editorial isn't about the war, it's about those who take sides and are unwilling to listen to opposing views. And Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column isn't about the war ("At the current rate of progress, the war will be old news long before this column sees print"), it's about the Drake equations and UFOs. Tom Easton's book review column covers Jack McDevitt, John Varley, Allen Steele, and others.
(Sun 31 Aug 2003)


• Vol. 27 No. 10&11 (whole #333&334) , October/November 2003, $5.99/C$8.99, 240pp, cover art by Fred Gambino
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
• Website:

• This annual double-issue has novellas by Walter Jon Williams [excerpt], the lately very prolific Lucius Shepard [excerpt], and Kage Baker; novelettes by Jack Williamson and Gregory Benford; and short stories by Michael Swanwick and Brian W. Aldiss. Poetry is by Cathy Tacinelli, G.O. Clark, and Tim Pratt.
• Departments include Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, part two about the Cleve Cartmill affair; book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, and Erwin S. Strauss's SF Conventional Calendar.
(Sun 31 Aug 2003)


• Issue 239, Vol. 25 No. 8, September 2003, $5.95/C$6.95, 50pp, cover art by Suzy Gorman
• 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 in this issue includes a long piece (full page +) about the publication of the latest Harry Potter novel, David Hartwell's heart surgery, the new Fantastic Book Club, the new Heinlein novel, etc. Newsnotes cover author events, awards winners and nominations, media, websites, bestseller rankings in major newspapers, etc.
• Features include Jeff Rovin's SF Cinema column, an interview with Laurell K. Hamilton, book reviews by Don D'Ammassa, a Buyer's Guide of books due in September, letters, obituaries, and a page by Nick Pollotta about SF radio.
(Tue 2 Sep 2003)


• Issue 190, July/August 2003, £3.50, 67pp, cover art by Roy Virgo
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
• Website:

• Yet another worrisomely double-dated issue due to continued schedule slippage, though the intention is that the magazine should remain monthly, editor David Pringle assures.
• Fiction in this issue is by John Meaney, Eric Brown, Daniel Kaysen, Sarah Ash, and Nicholas Waller.
• Features include readers' letters, an interview with Chris Wooding by Iain Emsley, David Langford's Ansible Link, reviews by Evelyn Lewes of the "Quatermass" DVDs, an essay by Gary Westfahl titled "Why Science Fiction (Thank Goodness!) Still Doesn't Get Any Respect", book reviews by Matt Hills, William Thompson, and Nigel Brown, and the editor's annotated list of Books Received in April and May 2003.
(Mon 22 Sep 2003)


• Issue 9, Summer/Fall 2003, $5.00, 26pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
• Bi-annual poetry magazine since 1998; published by Warren Lapine and edited by Mike Allen
• Website:

• Poetry in this issue is by William John Watkins, Ian Watson, Bruce Boston, Laurel Winter, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Mario Milosevic, Jeremy Gottwig, Joe Haldeman, Darrell Schweitzer, Lee Clark Zumpe, Sonya Taaffe, Serena Fusek, Jennifer Finstrom, Mary Soon Lee, Christina Sng, and Ann K. Schwader.
Mike Allen's Mythic Delirium page has the wraparound cover image, and complete table of contents.
(Mon 22 Sep 2003)


• Issue 181, Vol. 16 No. 1, September 2003, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• Special "Sweet Sixteen Issue" has essays by Russell Blackford, "Heinlein's Martian Named Smith", and John Squires, "My Discovery of William B. Seabrook".
• Jim Mann reviews Charles Stross, Damien Broderick reviews John Barnes, L. Timmel Duchamp reviews Zoe Lansdale, Robert J. Sawyer reviews Stephen Baxter, Donald M. Hassler reviews Timonty Zahn, Matthew Appleton reviews Katherine Kerr, Michael Cule reviews James Blaylock, David Soyka reviews Jeff VanderMeer, Michael Levy reviews Keith Hartman, David Mead reviews John G. Hemry, Walter Minkel reviews Jeffrey Thomas, Greg Beatty reviews Thomas Ligotti as edited by Darrell Schweitzer, and John Clute reviews Charles Platt.
• Plus, Javier A. Martinez wrestles with fantasy, David Langford reads at random, Richard Horton briefly reviews, and David G. Hartwell notes the beginning of the magazine's sixteenth year of publication.
(Sat 20 Sep 2003)


Summer 2003
• Dark atmospheric art and fiction
• Website:

• First of two issues received of new UK amateur horror magazine, with fiction by Steve Redwood, Zali Krishna, Andy Humphrey, and Nelson Stanley.
• Illustrations are by Carole Humphreys.
(Tue 2 Sep 2003)


Autumn 2003
• Dark atmospheric art and fiction
• Website:

• This issue has contents by James Cain, Rhys Hughes, Dan McNeil, Adrian Fry, Peter Tennant, Adrian Fry again, and Steve Redwood.
• Artwork is by Carole Humphreys and Marcia Borell.
• The magazine's website has only this about the editor and/or publisher, while the news page has links to stories and art available on the site.
(Tue 2 Sep 2003)


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