Albedo One

• Irish magazine of SF, fantasy, and horror, published since 1993

Issue 43, 2013
E5.95, 63pp
• This issue of the Irish SF magazine has fiction by Michael Banker (winner of the Aeon Award 2011), Joe L. Murr, Francisco Mejia, David Loel, Benedick Johnson (2nd place), Kevin Brown, and David Gullen (3rd place).
• Features include a roundtable asking numerous writing what is “The Most Important Issue Facing Writers Today?”, with David Gerrold, Robert J. Sawyer, and many others; and book reviews by Juliet McKenna and David Conyers.
• The magazine’s website has this profile of the issue.

(Mon 15 Apr 2013)

Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Near-monthly (10 issues/year)

July/August 2013
Vol. 133 No. 7&8, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by Tomislav Tikulin
• This double-issue has the conclusion of Edward M. Lerner’s serial “Dark Secret”, novellas by Howard V. Hendrix and Brad R. Torgersen, novelettes by Arlan Andrews, Sr. and Haris A. Durrani, and short stories by Rosemary Claire Smith, Mary Lou Klecha, Alec Austin & Marissa Lingen, K.C. Ball, Seth Dickinson, Rick Norwood, and Bud Sparhawk. There’s also a poem by Geoffrey A. Landis, and a “Probability Zero” vignette by Jamie Todd Rubin.
• Science fact articles are by H.G. Stratmann and Fran Van Cleave.
• Departments include John G. Cramer’s The Alternate View column, Don Sakers’ The Reference Library, and results of this year’s Analytical Laboratory readers’ poll.

(Sat 11 May 2013)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

July 2013
Vol. 37 No. 7 (whole #450), $4.99, 112pp
• Novelettes in this issue are by Carrie Vaughn, Rudy Rucker & Paul Di Filippo, Gray Rinehart, and Rick Wilber; short stories are by Ted Kosmatka, Ian Watson, and David J. Schwartz. Poetry is by Bruce Boston, Karin L. Frank, and Peter Chiykowski.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial on Luna’s First Heroes, Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, John Frum, He Come, and Peter Heck’s On Books.

(Sat 11 May 2013)

Bull Spec

• Quarterly magazine of speculative fiction, edited by Samuel Montgomery-Blinn; launched Spring 2010

Spring 2013
Issue 8&9, $8, 72pp, cover art by Cynthia Sheppard
• The first new issue of this magazine in a year has fiction by Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Gwendolyn Clare, Rich Matrunick, Brenda Cannon Kalt, Elizabeth Creith, and Peter Wood & Paul Celmer.
• There’s also a novel excerpt by Mur Lafferty and part 4 of a graphic short by Jeremy Whitley and Jason Strutz.
• Non-fiction includes an interview with Kim Stanley Robinson, an appreciation of Ray Bradbury, an article on knife fighting, and reviews.

(Mon 6 May 2013)


• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon

April 2013
Issue 36.2, $5, 40pp, cover art by Ed Binkley
• This issue has poetry by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Robert Frazier, Ann K. Schwader, Bruce Boston, and many others.
• Features include an editorial by F.J. Bergmann, a President’s Message by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, small press reviews, and a poem by Esteban Moscarda in Spanish and its English translation by Fred W. Bergmann.

(Wed 8 May 2013)


• Critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Spring 2013
Issue 272, £4.00, 55pp
• This “Best of 2012” issue includes a section of short essays by various contributors discussing their favorite books or films of the year, and essays by Sophie Halliday, Alison Page, and Tony Jones on US TV, UK TV, and SF Audio respectively.
• Columns are by Andy Sawyer, Paul Kincaid, and Stephen Baxter.
• The lengthy book review section includes the results of a BSFA reviewers’ poll for best SF book of 2012, led by M. John Harrison, Adam Roberts, and Kim Stanley Robinson.

(Wed 8 May 2013)