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)

September 2012
Vol. 132 No. 9, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
• This issue has novelettes by Brad Aiken, Michael F. Flynn, Alec Nevala-Lee, and Susan Forest, plus short stories by Carl Frederick and Jerry Oltion.
• The science fact article, by Arlan Andrews, Sr., is about SF think tank SIGMA.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial, Jeffery D. Kooistra’s “The Alternate View” column, about movies, and Don Sakers’ “The Reference Library”, covering titles by Alan Dean Foster, Scott Westerfeld, and others.

(Sat 23 Jun 2012)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

August 2012
Vol. 36 No. 8 (whole #439), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Cynthia Sheppard
• This issue has novelettes by Indrapramit Das, Jason Sanford, Ian Creasey, and Gord Sellar, and short stories by Theodora Goss, Ted Reynolds, Aliette de Bodard, and Bruce McAllister.
• Poetry is by G.O. Clark, Marion Boyer, Robert Frazier, and Bruce Boston.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial about The 2012 Dell Magazines Award, Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, Big Endians/Little Endians, and Book Reviews by Paul Di Filippo.

(Sat 23 Jun 2012)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

July/August 2012
Vol. 123 No. 1&2 (whole #702), $7.50, 258pp, cover art by Ed Valigursky
• This issue has a novella by Kate Wilhelm, novelets by Matthew Hughes, Matthew Johnson, and Rachel Pollack, and short stories by Albert E. Cowdrey, Eleanor Arnason, Jeffrey Ford, Michaele Jordan, and Ken Liu.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering titles by Jonathan Maberry, Kevin Hearne, and others; Michelle West’s “Musing on Books”, covering Patrick ness, Neal Stephenson, and others; Lucius Shepard’s “Films”, covering John Carter; Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty’s Science column, on “Quicksand and Ketchup”; and a “Curiosities” page by Bud Webster, about a 1952 book by Blake Savage.
• Lois Tilton just reviewed this issue, calling it “superior” and especially recommending the stories by Wilhelm, Arnason, and Ford.

(Sat 16 Jun 2012)

On Spec

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

Spring 2012
Issue 88, Vol. 24 No. 1, C$6.95, 128pp, cover art by P. John Burden
• Fiction in this issue is by Edward Willett, Derek Künsken, Regan Wolfrom, Marissa Lingen, Kim Despins, Scott Overton, Dave Cherniak, and Catherine Knutsson. There’s also a poem by Saint James Harris Wood.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Cat McDonald, and interviews with Scott Overton and P. John Burden.
• The magazine’s current issue page lists the contents with brief descriptions.

(Fri 15 Jun 2012)