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)

May 2015
Vol. 135 No. 5, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Donato Giancola
• This issue has a novella by Rajnar Vajra, a novelette by Bud Sparhawk, and short stories by Robert R. Chase, Therese Arkenberg, Aubry Kae Andersen, and J.L. Forrest. There’s also a “Probability Zero” vignette by Don Sakers, and a poem by John Ciminello.
• The science article, by Nick Kanas, M.D., is about manned interstellar travel.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Juliette Wade, and “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, responding to E.O. Wilson’s specifications for extraterrestrial intelligence; and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Fri 20 Mar 2015)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

April/May 2015
Vol. 39 No. 4&5 (whole #471&472), $7.99, cover art by Gary Freeman
• This double issue has novellas by Eugene Fischer and Allen M. Steele, novelettes by Tom Purdom, Michael Swanwick & Gregory Frost, and Anna Tambour, and short stories by Joe M. McDermott, Liz Williams, Robert Reed, Jay O’Connell, Fran Wilde, and Frank Smith.
• Poetry is by Bruce Boston, Wendy Rathbone, Robert Frazier, Richard Bruns, and Joshua Cage.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams, “Philadelphia Stories”; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, on “Praising or Banning” in book reviews; and book reviews by Norman Spinrad, covering titles by Adam Sternbergh, Peter Liney, and Gary Shteyngart.

(Fri 20 Mar 2015)

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

February 2015
Issue 318, Vol. 27 No. 6, 32pp
• This special “Epic Fantasy” issue features an essay on the topic by Stephen R. Donaldson, and Samuel R. Delany’s forward to new volume of his early novels.
• Other essays include A.P. Canavan on Orcs, Ian C. Esslemont on violence, Brian Staveley on orgasm, Olympe Chambrionne on Balzac, and Jean-Daniel Brèque on Lucius Shepard.
• Reviews are by Michael Levy on Jonna Gjevre, Karen Burnham on Link & Grant, and Sandra Lindow on Eleanor Arnason.

(Wed 4 Mar 2015)

Perihelion Science Fiction

• E’zine of hard SF fiction, nonfiction, and art, since 2012; edited by Sam Bellotto Jr.
• Format: Monthly
• Frequency: Online

March 2015
Cover art by Jessie Jennings
• Stories in this issue are by Eric Del Carlo, Kurt Heinrich Hyatt, Jenny Duptsi, Richard Wren, Daniel Roy, Sean Patrick Hazlett, Kris Ashton, Gregor Hartmann, Robin Wyatt Dunn, Mord McGhee, Chad Gayle.
• Articles are by Ann Gimpel and Eric M. Jones.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, a page of shorter stories, and a page of reviews.

(Sat 21 Mar 2015)