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2006 Monitor Archive

2005 Monitor Archive


This page lists new SFFH magazine issues seen by Locus Online.

Date in parentheses at paragraph end is date seen or received.

Issues seen late July to early August 2006
posted 5 August 2006

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 126 No. 9, September 2006, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Jean Pierre Normand
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has the conclusion of Edward M. Lerner's 4-part serial "A New Order of Things", plus a novella by Richard A. Lovett, a novelette by Rajnar Vajra, a short story by John G. Hemry, and a "Probability Zero" vignette by Michael F. Flynn.
• The science fact article by Kyle Kirkland is "The Right Stuff: Materials for Aerospace and Beyond". Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, about the "Science, Journalism, and Responsibility"; Jeffery D. Kooistra's "The Alternate View" column, about Preparing for the Dark Age; Tom Easton's book reviews, covering Charles Stross, Kit Reed, Kenneth Oppel, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
• The magazine's website has an excerpt of the story by Richard A. Lovett.

(Fri 21 Jul 2006)


Fantasy Magazine

• Issue 3, 2006, $5.95, 80pp, cover art by Renee LeCompte
• Quarterly magazine of fiction, reviews, and interviews, debuting 2005, edited by Sean Wallace
• Website:

• Third issue of a new quarterly magazine published by Wildside Press and edited by Sean Wallace, appearing only a couple weeks after issue #2. See the magazine's website for subscription information.
• Fiction in this issue is by Ekaterina Sedia, Darby Harn, Peter S. Beagle, Hannah Wolf Bowen, Jeannette Westwood, Marly Youmans, M. Thomas, Anna Tambour, Sandra McDonald, Resa Nelson, Leslie Claire Walker, and M.E. Palmer.
• Departments include an interview with Peter S. Beagle by Matthew Cheney, and unsigned reviews (edited by Paula Guran) of books by Mario Acevedo, Keith Brooke, Jeffrey Ford, Greg Keyes, Paul Park, Charles Stross, and others.
• You can order the issue individually via Clarkesworld Books, whose page has the table of contents and the entire story by E. Sedia.

(Sat 22 Jul 2006)



• Issue 205, August 2006, £3.50/$7, 64pp, cover art by Jim Burns
• SF magazine, currently bimontly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by David Mace, Sean McMullen, Justin Stanchfield, Rudy Rucker & Terry Bisson, and Steven Mills.
• There are three interviews, with Steve Erickson, Steven Erikson, and Paul Di Filippo. "Interface" departments include an editorial and David Langford's "Ansible Link" column. Features include film reviews by Nick Lowe, John Clute's "Scores" column, covering two books by Adam Roberts; and other book reviews by Maureen Kincaid Speller, Paul Kincaid, Graham Sleight, and others.

(Fri 28 Jul 2006)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 215, Vol. 18 No. 11, July 2006, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "Readercon 2006" issue features a review by Brian Stableford of David G. Hartwell & Kathryn Cramer's The Space Opera Renaissance and an essay by Kevin J. Maroney, "Capes, Types, and Prototypes: A Rumination on Genre" about what makes a superhero story different from any other fantasy.
• Inside is an essay by Darrell Schweitzer about a 1955 book called Tomorrow Revealed by John Atkins, and reviews of books by Ian McDonald, Vernor Vinge, Neal Asher, Emily Pohl-Weary and others by reviewers Greg Beatty, Graham Sleight, Michael Levy, Ursula Pflug, and others.
• There are also letters (including one by Brian Aldiss, foaming about King Kongand The Da Vinci Code) and an editorial.

(Wed 26 Jul 2006)


Weird Tales

• Issue 341, August-September 2006, $5.95/C$7, 98pp, cover art by Les Edwards
• Dark fantasy magazine, published since 1923; currently published quarterly, edited by George H. Scithers, Darrell Schweitzer, & John Betancourt
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Brian Stableford, Richard A. Lupoff, Keith Taylor, Tina & Tony Rath, Richard Parks, Natalia Lincoln, Robert Weinberg, and Terry Sofian.
• Verse is by Joan Silsby, Lee Strong, Frederick S. Durbin, David Bain, and Melissa Kirkwood Lewis.
• Features include editorial "The Eyrie", about SF-based cults in the news, and an essay by Leo Grin about "Robert E. Howard at 100 Years".

(Fri 4 Aug 2006)


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