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)

January/February 2012
Vol. 132 No. 1&2, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by John Allemand
• This double issue begins a serial by Robert J. Sawyer, “Triggers”, which will run in four parts. Also: novellas by Stephen Baxter and Rajnar Vajra, novelettes by Mark Niemann-Ross and Sean McMullen, and short stories by Catherine Shaffer and Jack McDevitt. There’s also a “Probability Zero” vignette by Michael F. Flynn.
• The science fact article, by Edward M. Lerner, is about faster-than-light technology, and there are two “special features” by Jerry Oltion and Richard A. Lovett.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial, an “Alternate View” column by Jeffery D. Kooistra, and book reviews by Don Sakers. There’s also an index to 2011 issues, and the ballot for this year’s Analytical Laboratory.

(Fri 25 Nov 2011)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

January 2012
Vol. 36 No. 1 (whole #432), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Michael Whelan
• This issue has a novella by Elizabeth Bear, novelettes by Paul McAuley, and short stories by Katherine Marzinsky, Jack McDevitt, Zachary Jernigan, C.W. Johnson, and Eric Del Carlo. Poetry is by Fiona Moore and Robert Frazier.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial, Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column Son of Ebooks, the Next Generation, Vol. III, and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo.
• There’s also an index of 2011 issues, and a ballot for the 26th annual readers’ awards.

(Wed 23 Nov 2011)

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

• Literary adventure fantasy, since 2008; publisher and editor-in-chief Scott H. Andrews
• Format: Online; PDF and ebook formats
• Frequency: biweekly

November 2011
Issue 81, 82
• Issue 82 has two stories, the second part of Michael Anthony Ashley’s Hence the King from Kagehana, and Wren Wallis’ The Red Cord, plus an audio fiction podcast of Dean Wells’ To the Gods of Time and Engines, a Gift.
• Issue 81 has two stories: Michael Anthony Ashley’s Hence the King from Kagehana, Pt. I, and Stephen Case’s Read This Quickly, For You Will Only Have a Moment…, plus an audio fiction podcast, J.S. Bangs’ The Judge’s Right Hand.

(Sat 26 Nov 2011)

Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

November 2011
Issue 25, £3.95, 64pp
• This issue has stories by Alison Littlewood, Christopher Fowler, Ray Cluley, Barbara A. Barnett, and Nathaniel Tapley.
• Columns are by Peter Tennant, Stephen Volk, Christopher Fowler, Mike O’Driscoll; reviews are by Tony Lee and Peter Tennant.
• The magazine’s website has this post with opening lines from each of the stories.

(Mon 21 Nov 2011)

Fantasy Magazine

• Fantasy fiction, articles, and reviews, posted several times per week, since November 2005; edited by John Joseph Adams
• Format: Online
• Frequency: near-daily

November 2011
Issue 56, cover art by Jenny Laatsch and Madame Thenadier
• Stories this month are Seven Spells to Sever the Heart by K.M. Ferebee, Christopher Raven by Theodora Goss, and Red Dawn: A Chow Mein Western by Lavie Tidhar.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Charlaine Harris, an article on the 19th century restless dead by Helen Pilinovksy, and spotlights on all the contributors.

(Sat 26 Nov 2011)


• Science fiction stories, original and reprint, plus features; edited by John Joseph Adams; debuted June 2010
• Format: Online; ebook
• Frequency: Monthly issues in ebook formats for purchase; weekly online updates free

November 2011
Issue 18, cover art by Elena Bespalova
• Recent posts include stories by Maureen F. McHugh, The Kingdom of the Blind; Mark Pantoja, Houses; and John Crowley, (reprint) Snow
• Nonfiction includes an interview with China Miéville, an article on artificial intelligence by Carole Moleti, and an article on preserving the dead by Graeme Macmillan.
• 5 Nov: Posted so far this month is a story by Lisa Nohealani Morton, How Maartje and Uppinder Terraformed Mars (Marsmen Trad.), nonfiction by Alan Smale, Planetary Alchemy, and spotlights on Morton and cover artist Bespalova.

(Sat 26 Nov 2011)

SF Signal

• Daily blog of SF reviews, links, video clips, and commentary; online since 2003; regular contributors JP Frantz and John DeNardo
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Daily

November 2011
• Recent posts include Mind Meld features on Writing Tools and Exercises, with contributions by Karen Lord, Genevieve Valentine, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others; SF/F Biographies and Memoirs Worth Reading, with suggestions by David Gerrold, Gordon Van Gelder, Justina Robson, and and Paul Levinson; and Character-Driven SF Stories, with responses by Daniel Abraham, Judith Tarr, Lyda Morehouse, and others.
• Podcasts include a Panel Discussion of International Authors with Karen Burnham and others; a discussion of YA fiction; and interviews with Howard Tayler and Sam Sykes.
• Other features include an interview with Jack McDevitt.
• Complete November archives are here.

(Sat 26 Nov 2011)

SF Site

• Reviews, interviews, feature, links; published by Rodger Turner since 1997
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Semi-monthly

mid-November 2011
• The lead reviews are by Dominic Cilli, of the Memory of Flame trilogy by Stephen Deas, and Seamus Sweeney, of the upcoming film The Adventures of Tintin..
• Other reviews include Christopher DeFilippis on Glen Hirshberg, David Soyka on Justina Robson, Trent Walters on Douglas Lain, Richard A. Lupoff on Robert Bloch, and Paul Kincaid on Jules Verne.
• There are columns on new arrivals by Neil Walsh, and graphic novels by Rick Klaw and Mark London Williams, plus audiobook reviews.

(Sat 26 Nov 2011)

Strange Horizons

• Fiction, art, articles, poetry, and reviews; founded September 2000; editor-in-chief Susan Marie Groppi through 2010, Niall Harrison beginning 2011
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Weekly; reviews posted three times a week

November 2011
• November posts (so far) include stories by George R. Galuschak, Counting Cracks; Corinne Duyvis, Eight; and Holli Mintzer, Tomorrow Is Waiting.
• Poetry is by Polenth Blake, Gwynne Garfinkle, and Jenny Rossi.
• Columns are by Robyn Fleming, on gaming; Mark Plummer, on three-quarter century anniversaries in SF fandom; and John Clute, whose latest Scores column covers Robert Charles Wilson and Daryl Gregory.
• Other recent reviews cover works by Lisa Goldstein, Philip Palmer, Mira Grant, and others.

(Sat 26 Nov 2011)

• SF & fantasy fiction, reviews, commentary, founded 2008; staff includes fiction editors Patrick Nielsen Hayden and Liz Gorinsky
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Daily

November 2011
• Original stories posted this month are Nnedi Okorafor’s Hello, Moto, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s Ghost Hedgehog.

(Sat 26 Nov 2011)

Weird Fiction Review

• Webblog of weird fiction and nonfiction, beginning November 2011; edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Weekly

November 2011
• This new site, the “brainchild” of Anne VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer, exists in a symbiotic relationship with S.T. Joshi’s print journal The Weird Fiction Review but does not share staff. The site’s About page lists site contributors.
• Posts in November include fiction by Jeffrey Thomas, Jean Ray, and Michael Ajvaz, and nonfiction including the table of contents of the editors’ anthology The Weird, an interview with Neil Gaiman, and essays by Gio Clairval, António Monteiro, Jeffrey Ford, Edward Gauvin, Paul Charles Smith, and others, plus the Introduction to Kafkaesque by James Patrick Kelly and John Kessel.
• There are also posts under categories Comics and Weird Thoughts.

(Sat 26 Nov 2011)