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

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

Issues seen November 2007
posted 10 December 2007

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Vol. 128 No. 1&2, January/February 2008, $5.99/C$7.99, 240pp, cover art by David A. Hardy
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) magazine of science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This special double issue begins a three-part serial, "Marsbound", by Joe Haldeman. Other fiction are novelettes by J. Timothy Bagwell, Geoffrey A. Landis, Don D'Ammassa, Ron Goulart, and Barry B. Longyear, and short stories by Carl Frederick, Wil McCarthy, Jerry Oltion, Mia Molvray, and Richard A. Lovett & Mark Niemann-Ross. There's also a "Probability Zero" vignette by Harry Turtledove.
• The science article is "The World's Simplest Fusion Reactor Revisited", by Tom Ligon.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt's editorial; Jeffery D. Kooistra's Alternate View column, "Einstein and the Ether"; a "Biolog" about Mia Molvray by Richard A. Lovett; Tom Easton's "Reference Library" book reviews, covering Charles Stross, Alan Dean Foster, Alexis Glynn Latner, and others; and "Brass Tacks" letters from readers. There's also a 2007 index, a ballot for next year's AnLab, and "Upcoming Events" compiled by Anthony Lewis.

(Fri 9 Nov 2007)


Apex Science Fiction & Horror Digest

• Issue 11, Vol. 1 No. 11, 2007, $6.00/C$7.00, 128pp
• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, edited by Jason Sizemore; published since 2005
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Gary A. Braunbeck, Stefani Nellen, Daniel G. Keohane, Samuel Tinianow, Sara King, Geoffrey Girard, and Jennifer Pelland.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Gary A. Braunbeck and Bryan Smith, and an essay by Alethea Kontis.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents.

(Fri 16 Nov 2007)


Asimov's Science Fiction

• Vol. 32 No. 1 (whole #384), January 2008, $3.99/C$4.99, 144pp, cover art by Jeremy Bennett
• Near-monthly (10 times/year) SF magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has part three of Allen M. Steele's four-part serial "Galaxy Blues", plus novelettes by Rudy Rucker & Marc Laidlaw, Mike Resnick, and Tanith Lee, and short stories by Deborah Coates and Will McIntosh.
• Departments include Sheila Williams' editorial Harry Potter and the Future of Reading, Robert Silverberg's "Reflections" column, Aladdin's Cave, and James Patrick Kelly's "On the Net" column about SFWA. There's also a 2007 index, a ballot for next year's readers' awards, and Erwin S. Strauss' "SF Conventional Calendar".

(Wed 7 Nov 2007)


Black Static

• Issue 1, September 2007, £3.99, 64pp
• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Website:

• First issue of the long-awaited follow-up to British dark fantasy and horror magazine The Third Alternative, the last issue of which appeared in Summer 2005.
• The issue has fiction and columns by Stephen Volk, Simon Avery, Mike O'Driscoll, Jamie Barras, Christopher Fowler, Daniel Bennett, Tony Lee, M.K. Hobson, John Paul Catton, Joel Lane, Peter Tennant, and Tim Casson.
• The publisher's site has this blog section about the magazine.

(Mon 19 Nov 2007)


Dreams and Nightmares

• Issue 78, September 2007, $4, 20pp, cover art by Steve Cooper
• Magazine of fantastic poetry, published approximately quarterly since 1986, by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
• Website:

• This issue has poetry by JoSelle Vanderhooft, Kendall Evans, Ann K. Schwader, Mikal Trimm, Bruce Boston, and others.
• There's an editorial, "From the Brainstem".
• The magazine's new webpage is

(Mon 5 Nov 2007)


Electric Velocipede

• Issue 13, Fall 2007, $4, 60pp

• This issue has fiction by Claude Lalumière, Marie Brennan, Damien G. Walter, Philip J. Lees, Jennifer Rachel Baumer, Corey Brown, Rachel Swirsky, and Richard Howard.
• There's also poetry by Jon Hansen, Marly Youmans, KJ Bishop, and Mikal Trimm.
• Nonfiction includes a column of recipes, "Sampling the Aspic" by Penelope O'Shea, and a brief interview about food with Kage Baker.
• The magazine's website has the table of contents, with links to excerpts of each item.

(Fri 2 Nov 2007)



• Issue 8, November 2007, $5, 40pp
• Semiannual small press zine, published and edited by Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw
• Website:

• Seventh issue of small press "little zine with teeth", edited and published by Heather Shaw and [Locus Magazine senior editor] Tim Pratt.
• Stories are by Haddayr Copley-Woods, Greg van Eekhout, Stephanie Burgis, Jan Wildt, Jon Hansen, and Sonya Taaffe. There's also a poem by Alan DeNiro.
• Nonfictions are an editorial about babies and Hugos, and columns by Nick Mamatas and Jed Hartman.
• The complete Table of Contents is posted at the zine's website.

(Mon 5 Nov 2007)



• Issue 100, Summer 2007, £6.95, 120pp
• Critical review journal, published three times a year; new editor as of 2007 Graham Sleight
• Website:

• Special 100th issue of this "international review of science fiction" includes an editorial by departing editor Farah Mendlesohn, and a tribute by incoming editor Graham Sleight to the late John M. Ford.
• The journal's usual reviews are replaced for this issue by original fiction: stories by Christopher Barzak, David Marusek, Vandana Singh, Tricia Sullivan, Karen Traviss, Margo Lanagan, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Una McCormack, John Kessel, Nalo Hopkinson, and Greg Egan.

(Sat 3 Nov 2007)


H.P. Lovecraft's Magazine of Horror

• Issue 4, Spring-Summer 2007, $5.95/C$7.50, 80pp, cover art by Peter Mihaichuk
• Quarterly magazine of horror fiction and reviews, published by Wildside Press, edited by Marvin Kaye
• Website:

• Fourth issue of this magazine, nominally a quarterly, a full year after the third issue appeared, has fiction by Darrell Schweitzer, Ken Rand, Jay Lake, Erin Donahue, Toiya Finley, Esther Friesner, Morgan Llywelyn, Leah Bobet, Kiel Stuart, Nick Knight, and Ron Goulart.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Marvin Kaye, book reviews by Craig Shaw Gardner, a column about Lovecraft by Peter Cannon, a film comment by Ian McDowell, another film comment by Carole Buggé, an interview with Laurell K. Hamilton, and an essay by Larry Tritten about "horror in an age of terror".
• The magazine's website has this order page.

(Fri 30 Nov 2007)


Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet

• Issue 21, November 2007, $5, 60pp, cover art by Tatsuro Kiuchi
• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled 'an occasional outburst'; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link
• Website:

• This issue has fiction by Alice Sola Kim, Adam Ares, Matthew Cheney, Stephanie Brady Tharpe, Jeannette Westwood, Kirstin Allio, Brian Conn, Benjamin Parzybok, Corie Ralston, and Carol Emshwiller. There are also two poems by Lauren Bartel.
• Nonfiction consists Gwenda Bond's column "Dear Aunt Gwenda" and a piece by Mamoru Masuda, "A Primer of New Wave and Speculative Fiction in Japan".
• The magazine's website has the table of contents.

(Fri 9 Nov 2007)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Vol. 114 No. 1 (whole #668), January 2008, $4.5/C$6.50, 162pp, cover art by Darrel Anderson
• Near-monthly (11 times/year) magazine of fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Website:
• Message Board:

• This issue has novelets by Sean McMullen, John Kessel, and Alex Irvine, and short stories by Michaela Roessner, Ruth Nestvold, and James Powell.
• Departments include book reviews by Charles de Lint, covering J.K. Rowling and others, book reviews by James Sallis, about Ed Emshwiller, a Plumage from Pegasus installment by Paul Di Filippo, Kathi Maio's film reviews, covering Neil Gaiman's Stardust, and a Curiosities page by F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre.
• The magazine's refurbished website has this current issue with the complete table of contents.
• Nick Gevers reviews the issue in the December issue of Locus Magazine, especially recommending the Kessel and Irvine stories.

(Fri 2 Nov 2007)


Mythic Delirium

• Issue 17, Summer/Fall 2007, $5.00, 32pp, cover art by Tim Mullins
• Bi-annual poetry magazine since 1998; published and edited by Mike Allen
• Website:

• Poetry in this issue is by Leah Bobet, Sonya Taaffe, Darrell Schweitzer, JoSelle Vanderhooft, Marsheila Rockwell, Tiel Aisha Ansari, and others.
• The Mythic Delirium site has the wraparound cover image, and complete table of contents.

(Mon 5 Nov 2007)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 230, Vol. 20 No. 2, October 2007, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "What Are They Up To" issue has a speech by David Langford delivered on the eve of publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and a review by Eugene Reynolds of Ascendancies: The Best of Bruce Sterling. There's also an essay by Benjamin Blattberg about "Sturgeon's Gestalt and Bester's Jaunting as Forms of Community".
• Other reviews, by David Mead, Mark Rich, J.G. Stinson, and Henry Wessells, cover books by Gordon R. Dickson & David W. Wixon, Kit Reed, Lucius Shepard, Kate Elliott, and Stephen Marche.
• Miscellaneous features include photos from TuckerCon, Rudy Rucker's response to the Mundane SF manifesto, letters from readers, and an editorial.

(Mon 15 Oct 2007)


The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Issue 231, Vol. 20 No. 3, November 2007, $4.00, 24pp
• Monthly review and criticism magazine, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Website:

• This special "SF in China" issue has an essays by attendees of the Second International Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy, held in August 2007 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Reports are by David Brin, Nancy Kress, Robert J. Sawyer, Neil Gaiman, Michael Swanwick, and Carolyn Clink, who interviews David W. Hill, and Carolyn Clink.
• Reviews, by Greg L. Johnson, Joe Sanders, Darrell Schweitzer, Robert Bee, and Michael Bishop, cover books by Emma Bull, Ian McDonald, Jonathan Carroll, Jeff Prucher, and Delia Sherman & Theodora Goss.
• David G. Hartwell provides an editorial

(Thu 15 Nov 2007)



• Vol. 2 No. 3, Pirate Issue 2007, $7, 128pp, cover art by James Owen
• Quarterly small-press magazine, debuting 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Website:

• This issue, guest-edited by John Joseph Adams, has stories by J. Kathleen Cheney, Jeremiah Tolbert, Melinda Selmys, Mikal Trimm, James L. Cambias, Marissa K. Lingen, Jill Snider Lum, Rajan Khanna, Justine Graykin, and Grant Stone.
• There's an interview by Jen West with Bobby Henderson, the founder of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
• The magazine's site has this page for the issue, with opening lines from the stories and links to complete texts of two of them.

(Fri 2 Nov 2007)


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