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)

December 2012
Vol. 132 No. 12, $4.99, 112pp
• This issue has a novella by Michael Alexander & K.C. Ball, novelettes by Shane Tourtellotte and Paul Carlson, and short stories by Stephen L. Burns, Ken Liu, Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff, Richard A. Lovett, and Liz J. Anderson.
• The science fact article, by Jim Kling, is “The Seeds of Cancer”
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial, John G. Cramer’s “The Alternate View” column, Introducing the Higgs Boson, a Biolog of Paul Carlson, Don Sakers’ The Reference Library, covering books by Gardner Dozois, Sharon Lee & Steve Miller, and others.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue here, especially recommending the Alexander/Ball story.

(Fri 5 Oct 2012)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

December 2012
Vol. 36 No. 10 (whole #443), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Laura Diehl
• This issue has a novella by Steven Popkes, a novelette by Ken Liu, and short stories by Chris Beckett, Mike Resnick, Sandra McDonald, and Robert Reed. Poetry is by Bruce Boston, Karin L. Frank, and Robert Frazier.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial, Merry Armageddon, Robert Silverberg’s Reflections column, on Libraries, and Peter Heck’s On Books, covering titles by Jo Walton, Jack McDevitt, and others.
• Lois Tilton reviewed the issue here, especially recommending the story by Steven Popkes.

(Fri 5 Oct 2012)

Black Static

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

Sep-Oct 2012
Issue 30, £3.95, 96pp, cover art by Ben Baldwin
• This issue has stories by James Cooper, Ray Cluley, Daniel Mills, Susan Kim, Carole Johnstone, and David Kotok.
• Columns and comments are by Stephen Volk, Christopher Fowler, Tony Lee, Mike O’Driscoll, and Peter Tennant.
• The magazine’s site has this post with an annotated table of contents, and comments about the magazine’s new size and format.

(Tue 9 Oct 2012)


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

September-October 2012
Issue 242, £3.95, 96pp, cover art by Ben Baldwin
• This first issue in a new, slightly smaller, perfect-bound format, has stories by Debbie Urbanski, Ken Liu, Priya Sharma, C.W. Johnson, Karl Bunker, and Lavie Tidhar.
• Features include David Langford’s “Ansible Link” column of news and obituaries; book reviews including an interview with David Brin; 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 9 Oct 2012)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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

Nov/Dec 2012
Vol. 123 No. 5&6 (whole #704), $7.50, 258pp, cover art by Cory and Catska Ench
• This issue has a novella by Robert Reed, novelets by Naomi Kritzer, Ron Goulart, and KJ Kabza, and short stories by Alan Dean Foster, Lewis Shiner, Steven Popkes, Albert E. Cowdrey, Alter S. Reiss, and Chris Willrich.
• Departments include an editorial by Gordon Van Gelder, remembering Ray Bradbury and Neil Armstrong (and reproducing an anecdote by Lucius Shepard about the latter); Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering titles by Sarah Zettel and others; Elizabeth Hand’s “Books”, covering titles by Philip Pullman and others; a “Films” column by Kathi Maio, discussing end of the world films; a “Curiosities” page by David Langford, concerning a 1922 book by Louis Untermeyer; and the results of the last F&SF competition with the rules for the next.

(Sat 6 Oct 2012)


• Quarterly SF magazine published from Vancouver, Canada, debuting 2003; edited by Karl Johanson

Issue 22, 2012
C$7.95, 80pp, cover art by Ron Sanders
• Fiction in this issue is by Dave Duncan, Nancy Kay Clark, Deborah Hayles, Robert J. Boumis, Dan Holbrow, Michael Donoghue, Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon, and Edoardo Albert.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Karl Johanson, letters, editorial column “A Walk Through the Periodic Chart” this time about energy production, convention reports, and reviews.
• The magazine’s website includes subscription info, submission guidelines, and a detailed description of this issue.

(Tue 9 Oct 2012)

The New York Review of Science Fiction

• Essays and reviews, published since 1988; edited by David G. Hartwell, Kathryn Cramer, et al.; PDF and other electronic formats since Sept. 2012
• Format: Electronic
• Frequency: Monthly

September 2012
Issue 289, Vol. 25 No. 1, $5, 24pp
• This first issue in electronic format — PDF and various ebook formats — now includes color photographs from conventions and from plays covered by reviews.
• Essays in this issue are Haris A. Durrani on post-9/11 SF and Victor Grech on Pon Farr and Jung. Reviews, by Michael Levy, Damien Broderick, A.P. Canavan, and Jen Gunnels, cover books by Mary Gentle, William H. Roberson, and James Enge, and of two plays.
• There are also letters and an editorial.
• The magazine’s site has the table of contents and the editorial, which includes instructions on subscribing to the new format.

(Sun 30 Sep 2012)