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• Issue 27, ©2003, £3.75, 44pp, cover art by Shelley Eichholz
• Irish magazine of SF, fantasy, and horror, published since 1993
• Website:

• "Death and Resurrection" issue, with fiction by James Michael White, Idious Buguise, Fred Johnston, Simon Kewin, Laird Long, and Andrea Horlick.
• There's also a poem by Ian Watson & Mike Allen, and an interview with Watson about working with Stanley Kubrick and other matters.
• Other features include book reviews, letters, and a column by 'Severian' that asks "Is science fiction dead?"
(Wed 15 Oct 2003)


• Vol. 124 No. 1&2, January/February 2004, $5.99/C$8.99, 240pp, cover art by George Krauter
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:

• Special Double Issue, the first at this time of year since the magazine announced its new 10 issues/year schedule (including 2 double issues per year), as announced earlier this year.
• Novelettes are by Ramona Louise Wheeler, Grey Rollins, Kyle Kirkland, Stephen L. Burns, Richard A. Lovett, Steven Bratman, and Alec Nevala-Lee; short stories are by Marie Ming, Robert J. Sawyer, Michael A. Burstein, F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre, and Bob Buckley. There's also a Probability Zero vignette by Robert Scherrer.
• Science fact, by Gary Lai, is about "Hot-Air Ballooning through Space". Departments include Jeffery D. Kooistra's The Alternate View column, Odds and Ends, Tom Easton's book reviews, an editorial by Stanley Schmidt, an index to 2003 issues, a ballot for the year's Analytical Laboratory readers' poll, letters, and upcoming events.
• The Analog website has this page listing the contents of this issue, with links to excerpts.
(Fri 21 Nov 2003)


• Issue 9, Vol. 2 No. 3, October/November 2003, A$7.95, 128pp, cover art by Les Petersen
• Bimonthly Australian magazine focusing on humorous and light-hearted SF and fantasy
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Edwina Harvey, Sarah Prineas, Stephen Dedman, Robert Hood, Renee Dillon, G. Scott Huggins, Robert Cox, William I Lengeman III, Howard Andrew Jones, Jaleigh Johnson, and Dirk Flinthart.
• Features include a short interview with Brian Herbert, reviews, letters, and two special features by the editor: an interview with three women writers of SF (Marianne de Pierres, Maxine McArthur, and Michelle Marquardt), and an essay on "Pulp Origins".
• To subscribe, see above link. To order single issues from the US, try
(Mon 10 Nov 2003)


January/February 2004, $12.95/C$16.95
• Bimonthly magazine of literary genre fiction, launched late-2003; edited by Lou Anders and James A. Owen
• Website:

• Premier issue of a two-volume slipcased magazine with fiction by Jeffrey Ford, Ann Cummins, Caitlin R. Kiernan, Barry Baldwin, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Emily Raboteau, and Chris Nakashima-Brown. In a separate volume is a novella by Michael Moorcock, "The Mystery of the Texas Twister".
• Features include an interview of Samuel R. Delany (by Adam Roberts), photographs by George Pratt, and editorials.
(Sun 2 Nov 2003)


• Vol. 28 No. 1 (whole #336) , January 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 144pp, cover art by John Allemand
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Gardner Dozois
• Website:

• Fiction includes novelettes by Brian Stableford, Mary Rosenblum, Allen M. Steele, and Steven Popkes, short stories by Benjamin Rosenbaum and Michael J. Jasper; and poetry by G.O. Clark and Mario Milosevic.
• Departments includes Robert Silverberg's Reflections column, this time about the unlikelihood of contact with extraterrestrial civilizations, book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, a 2003 index, a ballot for the 2003 readers' awards, and a convention calendar.
(Mon 17 Nov 2003)


• Issue 6, Vol. 1 No. 6, Fall 2003, $9.95/C$14.50, 208pp, cover art by Todd Lockwood
• Quarterly "adventures in fantasy literature"; published since 2001; published and edited by John O'Neill
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Iain Rowan, Anne Sheldon, Kevin N. Haw, Mark W. Tiedemann, Karen Jordan Allen, and Rick Norwood, plus a 55-page fantasy classic by Charles R. Tanner (sequel to the Tanner story reprinted last issue).
• Features and Departments include an editorial, letters, gaming reviews by Don Bassingthwaite, and comics reviews by Claude Lalumière, and book reviews, plus a feature article about the history of sword & sorcery by Howard Andrew Jones.
• The complete ToC, with links to some excerpts, is online.
(Sat 8 Nov 2003)


• Issue 159, Vol. 37 No. 2, Fall 2003, $4.95, 48pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
• Website:

• Features in this issue include Leslie What on writer's block, Alexis Gilliland on the High Frontier, Jean Brashear on Bookscan, Gregory Feeley on 'Harry Potter and the Postmodern Condition', Mark Kreighbaum on semi-pro markets, and photos from Torcon 3.
• Columns are by Mike Resnick and Barry Malzberg (this time on 'Workshops'), Robert Metzger ('State of the Art'), Steve Carper ('Writers' Bloc'), Laura Resnick ('The Filthy Pro'), and Cynthia Ward (Market Report).
• Plus, a president's message from Catherine Asaro, an editor's message from Mark Kreighbaum, market reports, etc.
(Tue 4 Nov 2003)


• Issue 191, September 2003, £3.50, 67pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
• Monthly SF magazine, published since 1982; edited by David Pringle
• Website:

• Fiction by Gregory Benford, Tanith Lee, Tony Ballantyne, Martha A. Hood, and Chris Butler.
• Features include an interview of Jack McDevitt by Darrell Schweitzer, film reviews by Nick Lowe, two installments of David Langford's "Ansible Link" column, an opinion piece by Gary Westfahl and David Pringle about J.G. Ballard and Jules Verne, book reviews by Matt Hills and William Thompson, and an annotated list of Books Received in June and July 2003.
(Wed 5 Nov 2003)


• Issue 1, Summer 2003, 32pp
• Quarterly UK SF magazine, edited by Ian Redman
• Website:

• Debut issue of a new quarterly SF magazine from the UK, each issue subtitled with the name of a Jovian moon; this one is Io.
• This issue has fiction by John B. Rosenman, Lavie Tidhar, Davin Ireland, Tom Kerry, and Tom Smith. There are also several poems by Lee Clark Zumpe.
• The magazine's website,, has writers' guidelines, subscription information, etc.
(Wed 19 Nov 2003)


• Issue 2, Autumn 2003, 56pp
• Quarterly UK SF magazine, edited by Ian Redman
• Website:

• Issue 2, Europa, has fiction by Liam Rands, Eric S. Brown, A.J. Alliegro, and Nicholas Waller, plus poetry by Lee Clark Zumpe and Lavie Tidhar.
• Each issue has a brief editorial on the Table of Contents page, and contributor notes at the end of each story.
(Wed 19 Nov 2003)


• Issue 13, November 2003, $5/C$7, 72pp
• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled 'an occasional outburst'; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue (now perfect-bound) is by David J. Schwartz, Eliot Fintushel, Leslie What, Richard Polney, M. Thomas, Tim Pratt, E.L. Chen, Philip Brewer, F. Brett Cox, Veronica Schanoes, Karina Sumner-Smith, Hannah Bowen, Sarah Monette, Geoffrey Goodwin, K.Z. Perry, and Spencer Keralis.
• Nonfiction includes Gavin J. Grant on "Home and Security", a column by Gwenda Bond, and a film review by Lucy Snyder.
• There's also poetry, by Mario Milosevic, Jason Stewart, and David Blair, art, and zines reviews.
• The Table of Contents and contributor notes are online.
(Mon 17 Nov 2003)


• Vol. 106 No. 1 (whole #624) , January 2004, $3.99/C$5.99, 162pp, cover art by Cory & Catska Ench
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:

• This issue's novelets are by Michael Shea, Charles Coleman Finlay, and John Peyton Cooke, while short stories are by Nancy Etchemendy, Sheila Finch, George Tucker, and Garth Nix.
• Departments include books reviews by Charles de Lint and Robert K.J. Killheffer, film reviews by Kathi Maio, a science column by Gregory Benford, and a Curiosities page by Bud Webster.
(Thu 30 Oct 2003)


• Issue 1, 2003, C$6.95/$7.95, 80pp, cover art by Stephanie Ann Johanson
• Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson
• Website:

• Premier issue of a new Canadian SF magazine edited by Karl Johanson. This issue has fiction by Sherry D. Ramsey, Ian Creasey, Derryl Murphy, Davin Ireland, and Steve Stanton.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial and two columns by Johanson, book reviews by Paula Johanson, and results and photos from this year's Hugos and Aurora Awards.
• The magazine's website includes subscription info, submission guidelines, and a description of this issue.
(Tue 4 Nov 2003)


• Vol. 1 No. 3 (whole #5) , 2003, $C5/$4, 88pp, cover art by Dale L. Sproule
• Thrice-yearly international literary magazine; publisher/editor-in-chief Shar O'Brien
• Website:

• Fiction in this issue is by Linda J. Dunn, Richard Jones, Brian Hogg, Will McIntosh, and many others; poetry is by Barbara Fletcher, Mikal Trimm, Kaolin Fire, Sue Miller, and others.
• Also, an editorial by Shar, features by Kaolin Fire, Marc Hirschfeld, and Mike Hanuman, and another reader contest to select the best story exactly 69 words long.
(Tue 4 Nov 2003)


• Issue 183, Vol. 16 No. 3, November 2003, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This Special "New Ideas" Issue has several essays: Bernadette Lynn Bosky on religious bestsellers; Jeremy Smith on Bradbury and Atwood; Greer Watson on multivariate analysis of the fantasmatic; and Mark Rich on speculative poetry.
• Reviews by Farah Mendlesohn, David Soyka, Joan Gordon, Darrell Schweitzer and others cover books by G.P. Taylor, Terry Bisson, Charlaine Harris, Robert Silverberg, et al.
• There's also an editorial, some letters, and some heresies.
(Mon 17 Nov 2003)


• Issue 3, October 2003, $5, 54pp, cover art by Edvard Munch
• Semi-annual fiction zine, debuting 2002, edited by
Christopher Rowe

• The question posed by the third issue of this small-press magazine is "Aren't you dead?"
• Stories are by Barth Anderson, Jennifer Rachel Baumer, Marjorie Fergusson, K. Bird Lincoln, Mark Rich, Justina Robson, Lori Selke, Sonya Taaffe, and Scott Westerfeld.
• Poems are by Kevin Corollo, Clayton Couch, Cindra Halm & Josh Sundberg, and Maryann Hazen Stearns.
• Still no website, though provides this page with the ToC from this issue, and leads to subscription information.
(Mon 17 Nov 2003)


• Issue 91, Vol. 30 No. 3, November 2003
• Thrice yearly academic journal published at DePauw University, founded 1973 by R.D. Mullen; currently edited by Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk
• Website:

• A special issue on the British SF Boom has contributions from Joan Gordon, Stephen Baxter, Andrew M. Butler, Matt Hills, and others.
• Review-essays are by Aaron Parrett and Ruth Berman.
• Book reviews are by Farah Mendlesohn, Russell Blackford, Joe Haldeman, others. Plus, Notes and Correspondence from Hal Hall, Michael Levy, and others.
(Mon 10 Nov 2003)


• Issue 36, Autumn 2003, £3.95/$7, 66pp, cover art by Jean-Marc Rulier
• Quarterly UK magazine of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• Justina Robson editorializes on "the war on genre". The highlight of the issue is a Lucius Shepard novella, "The Park Sweeper".
• Stories in this issue are by David Ira Cleary, Karen Fishler, Andrew Humphrey, and Martin Simpson.
• Nonfiction includes columns by Allen Ashley, Christopher Fowler, and John Paul Catton; an interview with Trevor Hoyle; an essay on the films of Sam Raime by Jaspre Bark; book reviews by Peter Tennant and others; Q&As with Paul Di Filippo and Christopher Moore.
(Sat 15 Nov 2003)


• Vol. 14 No. 4 (whole #54) , October 2003, $2.50, 6pp

• Publisher/editor Andrews editorializes about the novel form, then reviews recent novels by Dan Simmons and Robert Silverberg, plus numerous collections and anthologies.
(Fri 14 Nov 2003)


• Issue 333, September/October 2003, $5.95/C$7.50, 58pp, cover art by Jason Van Hollander
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers & Darrell Schweitzer
• Website:

• This 80th anniversary year issue has fiction by Thomas Ligotti, Tim W. Burke, Jamie Ferguson, Lillian Cxernica, Margaret Carter, Lisa Batya Feld, Marc Schuster, and Carrie Vaughn.
• Verse is by Lane Robbins, Mike Allen, George Barr (illustrated limericks), and Alyn Miller.
• Features include editorial "The Eyrie", which asks "Is sword & sorcery still possible?", and book reviews by Douglas E. Winter.
(Mon 10 Nov 2003)


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