Periodicals in Print, August 2018

The latest return of Amazing Stories, and new issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Asimov’s Science Fiction, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

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Amazing Stories

• SF magazine, edited by Ira Nayman

Fall 2018
Vol. 76 No. 1, $5.99, 103pp
• First issue in yet another revival of this venerable magazine, the first print issue since March 2005, with a couple electronic issues since then in 2014 and 2016.
• Stories in this issue are by Allen Steele (first part of a serial), Lawrence Watt-Evans, Rudy Rucker, Dave Creek, Shirley Meier, Kameron Hurley, Julie Czerneda, Paul Levinson, and Drew Hayden Taylor.
• There’s also an “Observatory” column by Robert Silverberg, a science column by Jack Clemons, a film review by Steve Fahnestalk, and an editorial by Ira Nayman.
• The issue debuted at this year’s Worldcon in mid-August, where copies were handed out for free.

(Sat 18 Aug 2018)


Analog Science Fiction and Fact

• Science fiction and nonfiction; published since 1930 (originally Astounding); edited, since April 2013, by Trevor Quachri
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Since 2017 Bi-monthly

September/October 2018
Vol. 138 No. 9&10, $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Joel Iskowitz
• This issue has a novella by Edward M. Lerner, novelettes by Bill Johnson, Sean McMullen, Christopher L. Bennett, and Tony Ballantyne, and short stories by Effie Seiberg, Gregory Benford, Ron Collins, Adam-Troy Castro, Premee Mohamed, Martin L. Shoemaker, Elizabeth Rubio, Harry Lang, Darren Speegle, and Shane Landry.
• There’s also a “Probability Zero” vignette by Larry Hodges, and poetry by Josh Pearce and Bruce Boston.
• The science article, by Jay Werkheiser, is about “Alien Biochemistry.”
• Departments include a guest editorial by Rochard A. Lovett, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer; and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Sun 26 Aug 2018)


Asimov’s Science Fiction

• Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Since 2017 Bi-monthly

September/October 2018
Vol. 42 No. 9&10 (whole #512&513), $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Eldar Zakirov
• This issue has novellas by Greg Egan and Rick Wilberg, novelettes by Carrie Vaughn, Robert Reed, and Jean Marie Ward, and short stories by Stephenie Feldman, Suzanne Palmer, Erin Roberts, Doug C. Souza, Sheila Finch, David Erik Nelson, and Leah Cypess.
• Poetry is by Bruce Boston, Jane Yolen, William Shunn, Robert Frazier, Herb Kauderer, William John Watkins, F.J. Bergmann, and Mary Soon Lee.
• Departments include an editorial with the results of this year’s readers’ awards; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, titled “I Invent the Compact Disc in 1961”; an “On the Net” column by James Patrick Kelly, “X O”; and Norman Spinrad “On Books”, covering titles by Jeff Noon and others.

(Sun 26 Aug 2018)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by C.C. Finlay
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Sept/Oct 2018
Vol. 135 No. 3&4 (whole #739), $8.99, 258pp, cover art by Bob Eggleton
• This issue has novelets by Cassandra Khaw & Jonathan L. Howard, Harry Turtledove, and Yukimi Ogawa; and short stories by Brian Trent, Bonnie Jo Stufflebeam, Brenda Kalt, Jeremiah Tolbert, Susan Emshwiller, Gregor Hartmann, Sarina Dorie, and Geoff Ryman.
• There’s also a poem by Jeff Crandall.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering Juliet E. McKenna and others; Elizabeth Hand’s “Books” column, covering Maria Dahvana Headley and others; a “Science” column by Jerry Oltion, about blood tests; a “Television” column by Tim Pratt, covering “The Good Place”; and a “Curiosities” page by Mike Ashley, about a 1913 book by Algernon Blackwood.

(Tue 14 Aug 2018)



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