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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 first half August 2006
posted 19 August 2006

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 126 No. 10, October 2006, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by John Allemand
• 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 part 1 (of 4) of Robert J. Sawyer's novel "Rollback", plus novelettes by Ben Bova and Robert J. Howe, short stories by David Walton and Richard A. Lovett, and a "Probability Zero" vignette by Richard Thieme & Aaron Ximm.
• The science fact article by Richard A. Lovett is "The Great Sumatran Earthquakes of 2004-5". Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial, "Needle with a Nametag", about RFIDs, radio-frequency ID tags; John G. Cramer's "The Alternate View" column, Back in Time Through Other Dimensions; a "Biolog" by Richard A. Lovett of Robert J. Howe; Tom Easton's book reviews, covering Jack McDevitt, Jim Butcher, Josh Conviser, and others; "Brass Tacks" letters; and "Upcoming Events" from Anthony Lewis.
• The magazine's website has an excerpt of Robert J. Sawyer's serial.

(Wed 2 Aug 2006)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 30 No. 9 (whole #368), September 2006, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• Fiction in this issue includes novelettes by John Kessel (a sequel to Tiptree Award-winner "Stories for Men"), Karen Jordan Allen, and Rudy Rucker, and short stories by Jack Skillingstead, David D. Levine, Carl Frederick, and Ian Creasey. Poetry is by Vincent Miskell and Tom Disch.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial about the 2006 Readers' Awards, whose winners were announced back in May; Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, The Kraken; a "Thought Experiments" column by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Barbarian Confessions, a slightly revised essay from Brin and Stover's book Star Wars on Trial; book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering many small-press books; a science fiction sudoku, and Erwin S. Strauss' SF Conventional Calendar.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents with links to the departments and to excerpts of the Rucker and Levine stories.

(Wed 26 Jul 2006)


Full Unit Hookup

• Issue 8, Summer 2006, $4/C$5, 38pp, cover art by Mark Rudolph
• Small press, semi-regular 'magazine of exceptional literature', published and edited by Mark Rudolph
• Website:

• This issue of the "magazine of exceptional literature" has fiction by M.K. Hobson, Jay Lake, T. Bilgen, Toiya K. Finley, and John Walters, plus poetry by Pamela Steele, Greg Beatty, Erin Keane, Sonya Taaffe, Neile Graham, and Elizabeth Barrette.
• Editor Mark Rudolph provides nonfiction "My Titanic Obsession", about Saturn's largest moon.
• The magazine's FUHU Issues page lists the complete table of contents.

(Mon 14 Aug 2006)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 111 No. 4&5 (whole #655), Oct/Nov 2006, $4.99/C$7.99, 240pp, cover art by Max Bertolini
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This 57th anniversary issue features a novella by Charles Coleman Finlay, novelets by Peter S. Beagle, Paolo Bacigalupi, and Geoff Ryman; and short stories by Albert E. Cowdrey, Carol Emshwiller, and Carrie Richerson (whose title will challenge HTML-coding bibliographers).
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Gordon Van Gelder, listing lessons learned from almost 10 years of editing the magazine; Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", covering Greg Keyes, Christopher Moore, and several graphic novels; a long "Books" column by Elizabeth Hand about Julie Phillips' James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon; a "Films" column by Kathi Maio, about The Promise; a Science column by Paul Doherty & Pat Murphy, about Ben Franklin; a new F&SF Competition (with results of the last one); and a Curiosities page by Paul Di Filippo about a 1923 book by Gertrude Atherton.

(Sat 12 Aug 2006)


Realms of Fantasy

• Vol. 13 No. 1, October 2006, $3.99/C$5.99, 90pp, cover art by Gordon Crabb
• Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Susan J. Kroupa, Billie Aul, Alethea Kontis, David Barr Kirtley, Amanda Downum, Kathe Koja, and Sarah Totton.
• Departments include Resa Nelson's TV column, about Masters of Horror; a Folkroots column by Hal Duncan, about death and rebirth; book reviews by Gahan Wilson and Paul Witcover, with a sidebar by Michael Jones about YA fantasy books; a Gallery feature by A. Jaye Williams about the Hildebrandt Brothers; and Games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
• The magazine's website is not yet updated for this issue.

(Fri 18 Aug 2006)



• Issue 4, Summer 2006, $5, 76pp, cover art by Chrissy Elsworth
• Quarterly small-press magazine, debuting 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Website:

• This fourth issue of the small press magazine from Salt Lake City focusing on contemporary fantasy has fiction by Amal El-Mohtar, Stephen L. Moss, Paul Abbamondi, Angela Slatter, Michael Livingston, Marina T. Stern, Tom Pendergrass, and Beverly Jackson.
• Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta are interviewed by Ken Scholes and Jen West. There are also pages about the contributors, artists and illustrators, and staff.
• The magazine's site has this page for the issue, with opening lines from the stories and links to page scans for three of them.

(Sat 5 Aug 2006)



• Issue 29/4, July/August 2006, $3.50, 24pp, cover art by Dee Rimbaud
• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
• Website:

• Poetry in this issue is by Ann K. Schwader & Deborah P. Kolodji, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, John Borneman, James S. Dorr, Suzette Haden Elgin, Mikal Trimm, Carolyn Clink, Lee Clark Zumpe, and others.
• Jaime Lee Moyer's "Eldest Daughter" is currently featured on the magazine's Current Issue page.
• Features include an editorial by Marge Simon, announcement of this year's Rhysling Award Winners, a President's Message by Mike Allen about the Rhysling Endowment Fund, small press reviews, a short essay "Pondering Poetry" by Scott Virtes, a market report, and an installment of "Romanian Astronautic Poetry" by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe.

(Wed 9 Aug 2006)


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