Asimov’s Science Fiction

• Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)

September 2011
Vol. 35 No. 9 (whole #428), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri
• Novelettes in this issue are by Allen M. Steele (cover story “The Observation Post”), Erick Melton, and Alan Wall; short stories are by Neal Barrett, Jr., Carol Emshwiller, Ian Creasey, R. Neube, and Robert Reed.
• Poetry is by James Kamlet, Jessy Randall, PMF Johnson, Fiona Moore, Bruce Boston, and Kendall Evans & David C. Kopaska-Merkel.
• Departments are Sheila Williams’ editorial, announcing the results of the 25th annual Readers’ Awards; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column The Reign of the Retired Emperor; and an On Books column by Paul Di Filippo, covering classic reprint titles by Fritz Leiber, Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Williamson, and Henry Kuttner & C.L. Moore.

(Mon 15 Aug 2011)

Bull Spec

• Quarterly magazine of speculative fiction, edited by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn; launched Spring 2010

Autumn 2011
Issue 6, $8, 64pp, cover art by Jeremy Zerfoss
• Fiction in this issue if by Stuart Jaffe, Dale Mettam, Tina Connolly, Amber D. Sistla, and Kenneth Schneyer.
• There’s also part 2 of a 4-part graphic story, by Jeremy Whitley and Jason Strutz.
• Features include interviews and reviews of Lev Grossman, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, Lewis Shiner, John Claude Bemis, and Teresa Frohock. Departments include poetry, reviews, and an editorial.

(Mon 8 Aug 2011)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Sept/Oct 2011
Vol. 121 No. 3&4 (whole #697), $7.50, 258pp, cover art by David Hardy
• The cover story is a short story by Sarah Langan, “The Man Inside Black Betty”. Novelets are by Esther M. Friesner, Deborah J. Ross, Chris DeVito, Albert E. Cowdrey, and Geoff Ryman (“What We Found”). Other short stories are by Daniel Marcus, M. Rickert, Jon Armstrong, Donald Mead, Karl Bunker, and Alan Peter Ryan (“Time and Tide”).
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, addressing self-published books and covering titles by Sara Kuhns, Trevor O. Munson, Joss Whedon et al, and others; Michelle West’s “Musing on Books”, covering titles by Patrick Rothfuss, Hannu Rajaniemi, and Drew Magary; a “Plumage from Pegasus” vignette by Paul Di Filippo; a “Films” column by Kathi Maio, covering Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie; and a “Curiosities” page by David Langford about a 1932 book by John Buchan.

(Mon 8 Aug 2011)

The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Monthly

August 2011
Issue 276, Vol. 23 No. 12, $4.00, 24pp
• This special “Busy Summer” issue features an essay by Patrick L. McGuire on two early SF novels about future wars, and a theatre review by Jen Gunnels of adaptations of several H.P. Lovecraft works.
• Inside is another essay by Aidan-Paul Canavan, on George R.R. Martin and “The Future of Fantasy”, plus reviews by Darrell Schweitzer, Peter Rawlik, Joe Sanders, Henry Wessells, Wendy Bousfield, and Frances Auld.
• There’s also an editorial by David G. Hartwell about his 70th birthday party.

(Mon 15 Aug 2011)