Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited by Stanley Schmidt
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)

December 2011
Vol. 131 No. 12, $4.99, 112pp
• This issue has novellas by Brad R. Torgersen, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and Charles R. Gannon, plus short stories by Susan Forest, Brad Aiken, Kyle Kirkland, and Dave Creek.
• The science fact article, by Richard A. Lovett, is about global warming.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and book reviews by Don Sakers.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue in her Locus Online column, especially recommending the story by Charles Gannon.


Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

December 2011
Vol. 35 No. 12 (whole #431), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Duncan Long
• This issue has a novella by Connie Willis, novelettes by Suzanne Palmer, Pamela Sargent, and Steve Rasnic Tem, and short stories by Tim McDaniel, Ken Liu, and Ferrett Steinmetz.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial, Sliding Doors; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, The Strange Case of the Patagonian Giants; and Peter Heck On Books, covering titles by Cherie Priest, Elizabeth Moon, and others.
• Lois Tilton reviewed this issue for Locus Online, especially recommending the stories by Tem and Steinmetz.

(Thu 6 Oct 2011)

The Bulletin of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

• Articles and columns about sf and fantasy writing, by subscription (not limited to SFWA members), since 196?; current editor Mark Kreighbaum
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Fall 2011
Issue 195, Vol. 45 No. 4, $6.95, 52pp, cover art by James Holloway
• Feature articles in this issue are about online promotion and the small press, by Jason Sizemore; digital publishing, by Steven Saus; a Spanish language database called The Third Foundation, by Ian Watson; and the intersection of man and machine, by Edward F. McKeown.
• Columns include Cynthia Ward’s Market Report, a “Conventional Wisdom” column by Jody Lynn Nye and Bill Fawcett, a survey of SF buyers’ buying habits, by William C. Dietz, Steve Carper’s “Writers’ Bloc” column, Mike Resnick & Barry Malzberg’s latest Dialogue, “Unplanned Obsolescence”, an interview by Nancy Holder and Erin Underwood with Frederik Pohl, and “Sue Dee Nym” ‘s “Agent Anonymous”.

(Fri 30 Sep 2011)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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

Nov/Dec 2011
Vol. 121 No. 5&6 (whole #698), $7.50, 258pp, cover art by Kent Bash
• The cover story is a novella by Carolyn Ives Gilman, “The Ice Owl”. Other stories are a novella by Matthew Hughes, novelets by Tim Sullivan, Evangeline Walton (a recently discovered unpublished work), James L. Cambias, and Albert E. Cowdrey, and a short story by Michaela Roessner.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering titles by Ben Macallan, George R.R. Martin, Kim Harrison, and others; a “Books” essay by James Sallis, all about Carol Emshwiller; a “Films” column by Lucius Shepard, covering Super 8 and TrollHunter; the results of the latest F&SF competition and the rules for the next one; and a “Curiosities” page by Paul Dellinger about a 1924 book by Mary Dickerson Donahey.

(Tue 11 Oct 2011)