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)

November 2012
Vol. 132 No. 11, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Tomislav Tikulin
• This issue has novelettes by Gray Rinehart, Alastair Mayer & Brad R. Torgersen, Sarah K. Castle, and Daniel Hatch, and short stories by Robert R. Chase, Richard A. Lovett, and Patty Jensen.
• The science fact article, by Richad A. Lovett, is about “The Day the Sun Exploded”.
• Columns include “The Alternate View”, this time by Richard A. Lovett, Don Sakers’ The Reference Library, and Stanley Schmidt’s editorial.

(Fri 14 Sep 2012)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

October/November 2012
Vol. 36 No. 10&11 (whole #441&442), $7.99, 192pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
• This double issue has novellas by Alan Smale and Jay Lake, novelettes by Gray Rinehart and Will Ludwigsen, and short stories by Paul McAuley, Kit Reed, Vylar Kaftan, Eugene Mirabelli, Ekaterina Sedia, John Alfred Taylor, and Steven Utley.
• Poetry is by Peter Simons, Geoffrey A. Landis, Ken Poyner, and Lola Haskins.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial Science Fiction That Scars Children, Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, Decline and Fall, James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column, Unreal Life, and Norman Spinrad’s On Books, covering titles by Ken MacLeod, Ted Kosmatka, and Alan Dean Foster.

(Fri 14 Sep 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

August 2012
Issue 288, Vol. 24 No. 12, $5, 24pp
• This special “Farewell to Woodpulp” issue is the last print issue of this magazine, which henceforth will be available only in electronic formats. An editorial explains the transition.
• Feature in this issue are a new installment of Tom Purdom’s “When I Was Writing” memoir, and a play review by Jen Gunnels.
• Other essays are by Darrell Schweitzer, Victor Grech, and Mike Barrett; other reviews are by Damien Broderick and A.P. Canavan.
• The magazine’s site has the table of contents. Note that this is Volume 24, number 12; the print issue says number 11.

(Mon 10 Sep 2012)

On Spec

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

Summer 2012
Issue 89, Vol. 24 No. 2, C$6.95, 124pp, cover art by Melissa Wartenberg
• Fiction in this issue is by Susan Forest, Shen Braun, Peter Darbyshire, Paul Kenneback, Tyler Keevil, and Kevin Shaw. There’s also a poem by F.J. Bergmann.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial, and article on steampunk by Mike Perschon, and interviews with Shen Braun and Melissa Wartenberg.

(Thu 6 Sep 2012)