Beneath Ceaseless Skies

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

May 2012
Issue 94,95,96, cover art by Zsofia Tuska
• Issue 96 has stories by Adam Callaway and Kenneth Schneyer, plus an audio podcast of Callaway’s story.
Issue 95, posted May 17, has stories by Margaret Ronald and Marie Croke, plus a podcast of a story by Ann Chatham.
Issue 94 has stories by Susan Forest and Ann Chatham, plus an audio fiction podcast by Christian K. Martinez.

(Sat 2 Jun 2012)


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

June 2012
Issue 69, cover art by Max Davenport
• This issue has stories by Aliette de Bodard, An Owomoyela, and E. Catherine Tobler.
• Nonfiction includes essays by Stephen Gaskell, Jeremy L.C. Jones, and Daniel Abraham, plus an editorial showing demographic statistics of the zine’s readership and authors.
• There’s also a podcast of the Aliette de Bodard story.

(Sat 2 Jun 2012)

Expanded Horizons

• Speculative fiction emphasizing diversity, since 2008; edited by Dash
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Irregular

May 2012
Issue 35
• Stories and poems in this issue are by Nikki Alfar, Brit Mandelo, Yukimi Ogawa, An Owomoyela, Angel Johnson, Christopher Reynaga, Nathan Tavares, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam.

(Sat 2 Jun 2012)

Fantasy Short Stories

• Fantasy fiction devoted to heroic/epic/sword & sorcery, since 2012; edited by Mark Lord
• Format: Ebook
• Frequency: monthly

May 2012
• First issue of new online ‘zine devoted to heroic, epic, and high fantasy. Fiction is by Mike Pielaet-Strayer, C.L. Holland, Jake Scholl, Noeleen Kavanaugh, and Gretchen Tessmer.
• The issue page include links to free extracts of each story.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue in her latest column for Locus Online.

(Sat 2 Jun 2012)


• Speculative fiction, poetry, and reviews, since 2002; publisher and editor Leah Bobet
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly

June 2012
Vol. 11 No. 2
• Stories in this issue are by Wendy N. Wagner, Maigen Turner, and Frank Ard.
• Poetry is by Michele Bannister, Devon Miller-Duggan, Christelle Mariano, and Eric Zboya.
• There’s also an editor’s note, and book reviews.

(Sat 2 Jun 2012)

Intergalactic Medicine Show

• Fiction and interviews, since 2005; publisher and executive editor Orson Scott Card, editor Edmund R. Schubert
• Format: Online, subscription access
• Frequency: Bimonthly

May 2012
Issue 28, cover art by Nick Greenwood
• This issue has stories by Brad Torgersen, M.K. Hutchins, Rahul Kanakia, Terra LeMay, Scott C. Mikula, and Jeff Stehman.
• There’s also an interview with Shawna McCarthy by Darrell Schweitzer, and an audio reading by Stuart Jaffe of Jeff Stehman’s story.

(Sat 2 Jun 2012)


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

May-Jun 2012
Issue 240, £3.95, 64pp, cover art by Ben Baldwin
• Fiction in this issue is by Elizabeth Bourne, Lavie Tidhar, Vylar Kaftan, Ray Cluley, and Tracie Welser.
• Features include David Langford’s “Ansible Link” column of news and obituaries; the results of this year’s Readers’ Poll; books reviews including an interview with Nancy Kress and reviews by Jim Steel, Paul F. Cockburn, and others; DVD and Blue-Ray reviews by Tony Lee; and film reviews by Nick Lowe.
• The magazine’s website has this detailed table of contents.

(Tue 29 May 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

June 2012
Issue 25
• SF stories to be posted this month are by Simon McCaffery, Eileen Gunn, Maggie Clark, and George R.R. Martin (“The Way of Cross and Dragon”); fantasy stories, by Tim Pratt, John Langan, Kelsey Ann Barrett, and Seanan McGuire.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial and interviews with Morgan Spurlock and Anne Rice.
• Material exclusive to the ebook edition includes part two of a novella by Jeffrey Ford and excerpts from new novels by David Brin and N.K. Jemisin.

(Sat 2 Jun 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

May 2012
Issue 285, Vol. 24 No. 9, $5, 24pp
• This special “Whither Fantasy” issue features essays by A.-P. Canavan, about Farah Mendlesohn’s definition of fantasy in Rhetorics of Fantasy, and Steven Erikson, on reading The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature.
• Other essays include Patrick L. McGuire on SF writer Wesley Allison, Amy J. Ransom, on three bilingual Canadian sf/f writers, and Ursula Pflug, an essay for an exhibition at a Canadian art museum.
• Reviews are by Ben Carver on the film Another Earth and Darrell Schweitzer on a novel by Drew Magary.
• The editorial by Kevin J. Maroney announces Gavin Grant and Michael DeLuca’s Weightless Books as the electric version of NYRSF, which will cease print subscriptions with the August 2012 issue.

(Tue 29 May 2012)

Redstone Science Fiction

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

June 2012
Issue 25
• This issue has stories by Amy Sundberg and Steven R. Stewart.
• Sarah Einstein announces this year’s contest for stories that show hopeful futures made better by scientific advancements.

(Sat 2 Jun 2012)

SF Site

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

June 2012
• The lead reviews in this issue are D. Douglas Fratz on Kim Stanley Robinson’s 2312, with an interview, and Sherwood Smith on Charles de Lint.
• Other reviews cover titles by Karl Schroeder, George R.R. Martin, Dianne Sylvan, Jeremiah Tolbert, and others.
• There are also columns by Rick Klaw and Mark London Williams, Derek Johnson, and Neil Walsh, plus several movie and TV reviews by Rick Norwood.

(Sat 2 Jun 2012)