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)

June 2012
Vol. 132 No. 6, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Tomislav Tikulin
• This issue has novelettes by Paul Carlson and Carl Frederick, and short stories by Catherine Shaffer, Joe Pitkin, Jerry Oltion, Michael Alexander, Emily Mah, and N.M. Cedeño.
• The science fact article, by John Gribbin, asks “Is the Moon a Babel Fish?”
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial, Jeffery D. Kooistra’s Alternate View column Odds and Ends #5, Don Saker’s The Reference Library, reviewing books by Kristine Kathryn Rusch and others, and letters from readers.

(Thu 5 Apr 2012)

Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Lynne M. Thomas
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Quarterly

April 2012
Issue 35, cover art by Ra&uacute Cruz, l
• This issue has stories by Lavie Tidhar and Thoraiya Dyer, plus a “classic revisited” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz .
• Nonfiction includes an editorial, an interview with Lavie Tidhar, and an essay on World SF by Charles Tan.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)


• SF fiction/fact publication from New Scientist, sicne 2012, edited by Simon Ings
• Format: epub, print

Issue 1.1, 2012
• First issue of a new science fiction and fact publication from New Scientist, available in epub editions and in print. Fiction in this issue is by Stephen Baxter, Margaret Atwood, M. John Harrison, Hannu Rajamiemi, and Alastair Reynolds.
• Nonfiction is by Adam Roberts, Bruce Sterling, China Miéville, and others.
• The ‘zine’s blog has this post listing the table of contents.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue last month in Locus Online.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

June 2012
Vol. 36 No. 6 (whole #437), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Dorottya Mathe/
• This issue has novelettes by Mercurio D. Rivera and Will McIntosh, and short stories by Megan Arkenberg, Jack McDevitt, Alan DeNiro, Kali Wallace, Bruce McAllister, and Bud Sparhawk.
• Poetry is by F.J. Bergmann, W. Gregory Stewart, Jane Yolen, Robert Frazier, and Mary A. Turzillo.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial, “We Have Met the Alien…”; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, “Rereading Philip K. Dick”; James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column, Encyclopedic!; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo, covering numerous short story collections.

(Thu 5 Apr 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

April 2012
Issue 92
• This issue has stories by Tom Crosshill and Cory Skerry, and an audio podcast story by Grace Seybold.
Issue 91 has stories by Yoon Ha Lee and Megan Arkenberg, with audio interviews with both authors and an audio podcast of Lee’s story.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)


• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil Clarke, non-fiction editor Cheryl Morgan
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly

April 2012
Issue 67, cover art by Steve Goad
• This issue has stories by Tom Crosshill, Erik Amundsen, and Peter M. Ferenczi.
• Nonfiction includes two round-tables led by Jeremy L.C. Jones and articles by Brian Francis Slattery and Daniel Abraham.
• There’s also a podcast of the Tom Crosshill story.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)


• Semi-annual magazine for writers, produced by the British Science Fiction Association

Spring 2012
Issue 58, 28pp
• This issue features articles and columns by Alastairy Reynolds, on hard sf; Dev Agarwal, about writing fight scenes; Lauren Beukes, on writing the other; and others, including Christopher Priest, Juliet E McKenna, and Paul Graham Raven.
• New poetry editor Charles Christian introduces works by Jennifer A. McGowan, Nancy Paula Millstone-Jennings, and others.

(Tue 3 Apr 2012)


• SF/fantasy long fiction, one story per month, edited by Ann Leckie, beginning November 2010
• Format: Online
• Frequency: monthly

April 2012
• The April story is “End Run” by Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)


• SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox

Mar-Apr 2012
Issue 239, £3.95, 64pp, cover art by Ben Baldwin
• Fiction in this issue is by Steve Rasnic Tem, Jon Wallace, Suzanne Palmer, Jacob A. Boyd, Matthew Cook, and Nigel Brown.
• Features include David Langford’s “Ansible Link” column of news and obituaries; DVD and Blue-Ray reviews by Tony Lee; film reviews by Nick Lowe; and book reviews including an interview with Chris Beckett.
• The magazine’s website has this detailed table of contents.

(Thu 22 Mar 2012)


• Science fiction and fantasy stories, original and reprint, plus features; edited by John Joseph Adams; debuted June 2010; combined with former Fantasy Magazine since Jan 2012
• Format: Online; ebook
• Frequency: Monthly issues in ebook formats for purchase; weekly online updates free

April 2012
Issue 23, cover art by Dylan Pierpont
• This issue has stories posted so far by Vandana Singh and Marc Laidlaw, with others scheduled for later in the month by Eric Gregory and Caroline M. Yoachim, with reprints by Caitlín R. Kiernan, M.K. Hobson, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Karin Lowachee.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial and interviews with William Gibson and Robin Hobb.
• Material exclusive to the ebook edition includes a novella by C.C. Finlay and excerpts from novels by Nancy Kress and Holly Black.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)

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

March 2012
Issue 283, Vol. 24 No. 7, $5, 24pp
• This special “Origins of the Future” issue features an essay by Brian Stableford on the birth of SF in France, and a review by Jen Gunnels of play Advance Man.
• Other essays are by Christopher S. Kovacs and Susan M. MacDonald, on medical myths and errors; Amy J. Ransom, on the new Canadian weird; and Mike Barrett, on the novels of John Jakes.
• Other reviews are by Henry Wessells, Michael Levy, and David Mead.
• The magazine’s website has the table of contents and the essay by Brian Stableford.

(Wed 4 Apr 2012)

Redstone Science Fiction

• SF e-zine, since mid-2010; editors and publishers Michael Ray and Paul Clemmons
• Format: Online, ebook formats
• Frequency: Monthly

April 2012
Issue 23
• This issue has stories by Rahul Kanakia and Jacob A. Boyd.
• There’s also an essay by Henry Cribbs about “The Foibles of Following Fiction with Film”, discussing John Carter and The Hunger Games.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)

SF Site

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

April 2012
• This issue features results of the SF Site Best SF and Fantasy Books of 2011: Readers’ Choice poll, where the #1 book is Sharon Lee & Steve Miller’s Ghost Ship.
• Reviews include Nathan Brazil on Clay Griffith and Susan Griffith, Seamus Sweeney on Rick Wilbur, D. Douglas Fratz on Robert Silverberg, and Rich Horton on Gaie Sebold.
• There are also magazine reviews, a review by Rick Norwood of The Hunger Games, and columns by Derek Johnson, Rick Norwood, and Rick Klaw & Mark London Williams.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)

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

April 2012
• April 2nd posts include part 1 of 2 of Area 54 by Hunter Liguore, a column by Matthew Cheney, poetry by Alexandra Seidel, and reviews of books by Greg Egan, Helen Lowe, and Michael Cisco.
• Fiction in March included My Dignity in Scars by Cory Skerry and Things Greater than Love by Kate Bachus. Brit Mandelo has been announced as the ‘zine’s new fiction editor.
• Other March posts included a Scores column by John Clute, about Nick Harkaway’s Angelmaker, a column by Mark Plummer, and article by Jeremy L.C. Jones, and poetry and reviews.

(Sat 7 Apr 2012)


• Critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Late Spring 2012
Issue 270, £4.00, 56pp
• This issue highlights the best of 2011, with essays by various reviews and a reviewers’ poll led by Christopher Priest’s The Islanders and China Miéville’s Embassytown. There are also essays on 2011 in film and in TV, plus articles by Victor Grech with Clare Thake-Vassallo and Ivan Callus, and by Melanie Keene.
• Columns by Paul Kincaid, Stephen Baxter, Andy Sawyer, and Terry Martin, are followed by numerous book reviews.
• This issue is accompanied by 65-page BSFA Awards 2011 booklet including the five short-listed stories for this year’s British SF Association Awards.

(Tue 3 Apr 2012)