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)

April 2012
Vol. 132 No. 4, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by David A. Hardy
• This issue has part 3 of 4-part serial by Robert J. Sawyer, “Triggers”, plus novelettes by Susan Forrest and Craig DeLancey, and short stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Jerry Oltion, and Stephen L. Burns. There’s also a “Probablity Zero” vignette by Eric James Stone.
• The science fact article, by Richard A. Lovett, and about the Kuiper Belt.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial, on “Policy”; Jeffery D. Kooistra’s “The Alternate View” column, The Chink in Einstein’s Armor; and book reviews by Don Sakers and James Gunn.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue here.

(Sat 28 Jan 2012)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

March 2012
Vol. 36 No. 3 (whole #434), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Stephen Hickman
• This issue has novelettes by Derek Künsken, Benjamin Crowell, and Tom Purdom, and short stories by Leah Cypess, James Van Pelt, and Joel Richards. Poetry is by G.O. Clark, C.W. Johnson, and A. Walker Scott.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial, “Whose Canon?”; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, “My Voyage to Atlantis”; James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column, Websites R.I.P.?; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering several volumes by Poul Anderson.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue here, recommending the Joel Richards story.

(Sat 28 Jan 2012)

Beneath Ceaseless Skies

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

January 2012
Issue 86, 87
Issue 87, January 16, has stories by Rajan Khanna and Emily Gilman, and an audio fiction podcast by E. Catherine Tobler.
Issue 86, January 12, has stories by Marissa Lingen and E. Catherine Tobler, and an audio podcast by Seth Dickinson.
• Lois Tilton reviewed both issues here, recommending the Emily Gilman story.

(Sun 29 Jan 2012)

Steam Engine Time

• Australian fanzine, since 2000, jointly edited by Bruce Gillespie, Paul Kincaid, and Maureen Kincaid Speller
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Semi-annual

March 2012
Issue 13
• This issue, announced as the last and edited by Bruce Gillespie and Janine Stinson, is a special Theodore Sturgeon issue.
• Contents include a 30,000 word biographical /critical essay on Sturgeon by Matthew Davis, a shorter piece by Ditmar (Dick Jenssen) on Sturgeon’s “The World Well Lost”, and numerous letters of comment.
• There’s also an editorial, and Bruce Gillespie’s Favourites Lists for 2011.

(Sun 29 Jan 2012)