Asimov's Science Fiction
Vol. 31 No. 2 (whole #373), February 2007, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Message Board: http://www.asimovs.com/discus/
This issue has a novella, "Recovering Apollo 8", by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, a novelette by Alex Wilson, and short stories by Tanith Lee, Jack Skillingstead, Charles Midwinter, and William Preston.
Departments include a guest editorial by Brian Bieniowski about the Vance Integral Library, and an installment of Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" also about Jack Vance. There's also a "Thought Experiments" essay by Michael Cassutt, called "Me and Deke and the Paradigm Shift"; a special book review by Paul Di Filippo of Julie Phillips' James Tiptree, Jr. biography; and a book review column by Peter Heck, also covering the Tiptree bio and books by Ellen Kushner, Liz Williams, and others.
Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the January issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending William Preston's "Close", "which boasts the best closing paragraph of any SF tale in a long time", and Rusch's novella, "an elegantly rendered vision, simultaneously wistful for lost opportunities and critical of its own assumptions; the great man theory of history playfully overindulged, American SF’s individualistic ideology held up for satiric scrutiny."
Issue 9, 2007, £6.99, 160pp
Quarterly magazine of cutting edge crime fiction, published by TTA Press and edited by Andy Cox
This issue, subtitled "Transgressions", has crime and mystery stories by Shelley Costa, Mick Scully, Gary W. Shockley, Ron Savage, Susan Overcash Walker, Scott William Carter, Daniel Bennett, Ian R. Faulkner, Robert Weston, Kevin Prufer, Scott Nicholson, and John Shirley.
The TTA Press website has this page for the issue with the full table of contents.
Issue 10, 2006, $6/C$8, 76pp, cover art by Dave Carson
Quarterly publication of Dark Fiction and Lovecraftian horror, edited by William Jones
This issue has fiction by William C. Dietz, E. Sedia, Stephen Mark Rainey, Michael McBride, Gene O'Neill, Kevin Anderson, Jay Caselberg, and Christopher Welch. There's also a graphic tale by Jason Whitley & William Jones, part 1 of a serial by Ann K. Schwader, and poetry by Sandra Fritz, Greg Beatty, Durant Haire, and Lee Clark Zumpe.
Nonfiction includes an interview with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, a column on writing by Richard A. Lupoff, film, game, and media reviews, book reviews edited by E.S. Magill, and "Film Vault" essays on overlooked films.
The order page for this issue includes the table of contents.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Vol. 112 No. 2 (whole #658), February 2007, $4.50/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Cory and Catska Ench
Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
Message Board: http://www.nightshadebooks.com/discus/messages/378/378.html?1081904411
This issue begins a two-part novella by Matthew Hughes, "The Helper and His Hero". There are also novelets by Alexander Jablokov and John Morressy, and short stories by William Browning Spencer and S.L. Gilbow.
Nonfiction includes Charles de Lint's "Books to Look For", discussing Jeri Smith-Ready, C.E. Murphy, and Janet Lee; a "Books" essay by Michelle West, reviewing Terry Pratchett, Jasper Fforde, and Ellen Kushner; a "Plumage from Pegasus" story by Paul Di Filippo; Kathi Maio's film review column, about a French film called Renaissance; and a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre about an 1897 book by Barry Pain.
Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the January issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending Morressy's "Fool", a "dazzling revisionist fantasy quite out of line with the late author’s customary punning entertainments", and Spencer's "Stone and the Librarian", "a gleeful and stylish analysis of the contradictions inherent in the creative psychology of Robert E. Howard, now seventy years in his grave".
The New York Review of Science Fiction
Issue 220, Vol. 19 No. 4, December 2006, $4.00, 24pp
Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
This special "Clutean" issue features an interview with John Clute conducted by Jason Van Hollander. Also starting on page 1 is an essay by L.E. Modesitt, Jr., "[Mis]Information Fantasy in Science Fiction".
Inside John Clute reviews Peter Watts's Blindsight, with other reviewers Michael Levy, Russell Blackford, Joe Milicia, Niall Harrison, James L. Cambias, Lucy Kemnitzer, Adam Roberts, and David Mead covering books by Syne Mitchell, David G. Hartwell, Lara Parker, Forrest Aguirre, Scott Mackay, Karen Fowler et al, Guy Lardreau, and Gregory Benford.
An essay by Darrell Schweitzer discusses "King Kull as a Prototype of Conan", and Nader Elhefnawy looks back at Michael Moorcock's Pyat Quartet.
Issue 9, Winter 2006, £6/$10, 142pp, cover art by Edward Miller
Quarterly SF magazine, edited and published by Peter Crowther; published since 2004
This issue has fiction by David Barnett, Jack Dann, John Grant, Tim Lees, Mary SanGiovanni, Darren Speegle, Vaughan Stanger, Lavie Tidhar, and Mikal Trimm.
Jeff VanderMeer provides an editorial, "American Fantasy?"
The magazine's website has this page listing the contents with ordering information. It's also available in a limited hardcover edition.
Realms of Fantasy
Vol. 13 No. 3, February 2007, $3.99/C$5.99, 90pp
Bimonthly fantasy magazine, published since 1994; edited by Shawna McCarthy
This issue has fiction by Bruce Holland Rogers, Carrie Vaughn, Chuck Rothman, Graham Edwards, Eugie Foster, Jay Lake, Eric M. Witchey, and Josh Rountree.
Departments include Resa Nelson's Movies column, about Eragon; a Folkroots column by Midori Snyder about cooks; book reviews by Gahan Wilson, Paul Witcover, and others, covering Geraldine McCaughrean, Paul Park, Ellen Kushner, and others; a Gallery feature by Ari Berk about the House of Froud; and games reviews by Eric T. Baker.
Issue 29/6, Nov./Dec. 2006, $3.50, 24pp, cover art by Dee Rimbaud
Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon
Poetry in this issue is by Arlene Ang, David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Deborah P. Kolodji, Gary William Crawford, Mikal Trimm, Charlee Jacob, JoSelle Vanderhooft, and others.
Features include an editorial by Marge Simon, a President's Message by Deborah P. Kolodji, a call for Rhysling Award nominations, a column by Suzette Haden Elgin on "Defining Our Horrible Terms", an installment of "Romanian Astronautic Poetry" by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe, and a note about record visits to the SFPA's website for its Halloween Poetry Reading.
The website's current issue page has the table of contents.