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)

May 2012
Vol. 132 No. 5, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
• This issue has the conclusion of Robert J. Sawyer’s 4-part serial, “Triggers”, plus a novella by Daniel Hatch, and short stories by Tracy Canfield and Eric James Stone.
• The science fact article, by H.G. Stratmann, is about space weather.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial, on “Scientific Methods”; John G. Cramer’s “The Alternate View” column, on wormholes; and Don Saker’s “The Reference Library”, reviewing books by Catherine Asaro, Michael Flynn, and others.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue in her latest Locus Online column.

(Sat 3 Mar 2012)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

April/May 2012
Vol. 36 No. 4&5 (whole #435&436), $7.99, 192pp, cover art by J. K. Potter
• This double issue has novellas by James Patrick Kelly and David Ira Cleary, a novelette by Rick Wilber, and short stories by Tom Purdom, Sandra McDonald, Gray Rinehart, Ian Creasey, Josh Roseman, and Carol Emshwiller. Poetry is by Robert Borski, Bruce Boston, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Megan Arkenberg.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial, “Vive la Differénce!”; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, “As Slow as Possible”; and a book review essay by Norman Spinrad, “Alternate Realities”.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue in her latest Locus Online column, recommending the Rick Wilber story.

(Sat 3 Mar 2012)

Black Static

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

Feb-Mar 2012
Issue 27, £3.95, 64pp, cover art by Mark Pexton
• This issue has stories by Gord Sellar, Jacob Ruby, Stephen Bacon, Simon Bestwick, and V.H. Leslie.
• Columns are by Peter Tennant (news), Stephen Volk (Coffinmaker’s Blues), Christopher Fowler (“Interference”), Mike O’Driscoll (“Night’s Plutonium Shore”); reviews are by Tony Lee (DVD/BD) and Peter Tennant (books).
• The magazine’s site has this post with an annotated table of contents.

(Wed 29 Feb 2012)

On Spec

• Canadian magazine of the fantastic, since 1989; managing editor Diane Walton
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly

Winter 2011/2012
Issue 87, Vol. 23 No. 4, C$6.95, 104pp, cover art by Ellen Jewett
• Fiction in this issue is by David K. Yeh, Kirsty Logan, Hilary C. Smith, Steve McGarrity, Brent Knowles, Erin O’Neill, and Andrew S. Fuller. There’s also poetry by Christian McPherson.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Susan J. MacGregor, an author interview with Steve McGarrity, and an artist interview with Ellen Jewett.

(Wed 29 Feb 2012)