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)

January/February 2013
Vol. 133 No. 1&2, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by David A. Hardy
• This double issue has novellas by Rajnar Vajra and Edward M. Lerner, novelettes by Brad R. Torgerson, Robert Scherrer, Amy Thomson, and Kyle Kirkland, and short stories by Jerry Oltion, John G. Hemry, and H.G. Stratmann. There are also “Probability Zero” vignettes by Harry Turtledove and Edward M. Lerner.
• The science fact article, by Michael F. Flynn, is “The Great Ptolemaic Smackdown and Down-and-Dirty Mud-Wrassle”.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial, Jeffery D. Kooistra’s “The Alternate View” column, Islands in Space, a Biolog of Robert Scherrer, Don Sakers’ The Reference Library, covering books by Alastair Reynolds, Mike Resnick, and others.

(Fri 9 Nov 2012)

Apex Magazine

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

November 2012
Issue 42, cover art by Nicoletta Ceccoli
• Fiction in this issue is by Tim Susman, Shira Lipkin, Eleanor Arnason, and Alex Bledsoe.
• Nonfiction includes an interview with Alex Bledsoe, an editorial and an essay about professionals at SF convention by Lynne M. Thomas, and an article by Steven H Silver about convention programming.
• Lois Tilton just reviewed this issue for Locus Online, recommending the story by Tim Susman.

(Sat 10 Nov 2012)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

January 2013
Vol. 37 No. 1 (whole #444), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Michael Whelan
• This issue has novelettes by Alaya Dawn Johnson, Will McIntosh, Kit Reed, and Suzanne Palmer, short stories by James Van Pelt and Nancy Kress, and poetry by Robert Borski and G.O. Clark.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial, Poet of Mars, Robert Silverberg’s Reflections column, on The Raft of the Medusa, and Paul Di Filippo’s On Books, covering titles from PS Publishing and others.

(Fri 9 Nov 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

November 2012
Issue 30, cover art by Erik Schumacher
• Posts by this ‘zine are now aligned on Tuesdays, it seems; November 6th posts were stories by Aliette de Bodard and Sandra McDonald. Coming later in the month are SF stories by Eleanor Arnason, Tom Crosshill, and Tobias S. Buckell, and fantasy stories by Jeremiah Tolbert, Carrie Vaughn, and Richard Bowes.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Alastair Reynolds and Terry Brooks, and an artist profile.
• Exclusive ebook content includes a story by Orson Scott Card and an excerpt from a novel by Cherie Priest.

(Sat 10 Nov 2012)

Nightmare Magazine

• Monthly horror e-zine, since October 2012, edited by John Joseph Adams
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly

November 2012
Cover art by Maxim Verehin
• Second issue of John Joseph Adams’ new horror e-zine. Posted so far is a story by Desirina Boskovich; forthcoming at weekly intervals (on Wednesdays) are stories by Joe Haldeman, Poppy Z. Bright, and Ramsey Campbell.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial, an column on horror by R.J. Sevin, and part 2 of an interview with Peter Straub.

(Sat 10 Nov 2012)