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)

March 2013
Vol. 133 No. 3, $4.99, 112pp
• This issue has novelettes by Bond Elam, Marissa Lingen, and Sean McMullen, and short stories by Harry Turtledove, Andrew Barton, Barry Malzberg and Bill Pronzini, and Bud Sparhawk. There’s also a “Probability Zero” vignette by Don D’Ammassa.
• The science fact article, by Kevin Walsh, is “Spoof Worlds”.
• Departments include Stanley Schmidt’s editorial — “Time for a Change”, addressing his departure from the magazine and announcing new editor Trevor Quachri; John G. Cramer’s “The Alternate View” column, How Al Gore and I Invented the Internet; and Don Sakers’ The Reference Library, covering books by Iain M. Banks, Peter F. Hamilton, and others.

(Sat 22 Dec 2012)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

February 2013
Vol. 37 No. 2 (whole #445), $4.99, 112pp
• This issue has a novella by Vylar Kaftan, a novelette by Matthew Hughes, and short stories by David Erik Nelson, M. Bennardo, Robert Reed, and John Chu.
• Poetry is by Bruce Boston, Robert Frazier, and Ruth Berman.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial, Perils of Time Travel, Robert Silverberg’s Reflections column, on Looking for Atlantis, James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column, On the Net; and Paul Di Filippo’s On Books column.

(Sat 22 Dec 2012)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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

Jan/Feb 2013
Vol. 124 No. 1&2 (whole #705), $7.50, 258pp, cover art by Chris Piccinetti
• This issue has novelets by Alex Irvine, Matthew Hughes, Desmond Warzel, and Judith Moffett, and short stories by David Gerrold, Ken Liu, Dale Bailey, Albert E. Cowdrey, and Robert Reed.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering titles by Graham Joyce, Theodora Goss, and others; Michelle West’s “Musing on Books”, covering titles by Sarah Rees Brennan and others; a “Plumage from Pegasus” story by Paul Di Filippo; a “Films” column by Lucius Shepard, reviewing Cosmopolis and others; a Science column by Paul Doherty and Pat Murphy; and a “Curiosities” page by Stefan Dziemianowicz, concerning a 1911 book by M.Y. Halidom.
• Lois Tilton recently reviewed this issue for Locus Online here, especially recommending the Desmond Warzel and Robert Reed stories.

(Thu 6 Dec 2012)

On Spec

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

Fall 2012
Issue 90, Vol. 24 No. 3, C$6.95, 132pp, cover art by Andrew Czarnietzki
• Fiction in this issue is by Camille Alexa (a contest winner), Kevin Cockle, Daniel LeMoal, Karl Johanson, Timothy Gerwing, Al Onia, Douglas Smith, and Leslie Brown.
• Nonfiction includes editorials by Bar Galler-Smith and Sandra Kasturi, interviews with Camille Alexa and Andrew Czarnietski, and an article by John Archer.
• Lois Tilton recently reviewed this issue for Locus Online here, especially recommending the Al Onia story.

(Sat 8 Dec 2012)