Print Periodicals, December 2019

New issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact (celebrating its 90th anniversary!), Asimov’s Science Fiction, Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet, and The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

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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

January/February 2020
Vol. 140 No. 1&2, $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Tomislav Tikulin
• This 90th anniversary issue sports a retro cover design and a reprint story by Adam-Troy Castro and Jerry Oltion as the first in a retrospective of classic stories from the magazine, one story from each decade from the 1940s to the ’90s, to appear in 2020 issues.
• New stories in this issue are novelettes by Harry Turtledove, Sarina Dorie, and C. Stuart Hardwick, and short stories by Sean McMullen, Jay Werkheiser, Eric Choi, Ian Randal Strock, Douglas F. Diuzen, Izzy Wasserstein, Matthew Claxton, A.J. Ward, Wendy Nikel, Gregor Hartmann, Richard A. Lovett, and Joel Richards.
• There’s also a “Probability Zero” vignette by Rachel Rodman; science fact articles by Alex Nevala-Lee & Edward M. Wysocki, Jr. (about John W. Campbell) and Eric Choi; and poetry to Rebecca Siegel and Robert Frazier.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Stanley Schmidt, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Sat 21 Dec 2019)


Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

January/February 2020
Vol. 44 No. 1&2 (whole #528&529), $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Dominic Harman
• This issue has novellas by Allen M. Steele and Sheila Finch; novelettes by Neal Asher and Leah Cypess; and short stories by Mar Catherine Stratford, Dominica Phetteplace, Timons Esaias, Jean-Louis Trudel, Meredith Lozaga, Doug C. Souza, and B.S. Donovan.
• Poetry is by Robert Frazier, Marie Vibbert, Jane Yolen, and Jane Williams.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams (about Isaac Asimov’s centennial birthday, Jan. 2, 2020); a “Reflections” column by Robert Silverberg about an ancient coin showing “The Pharaoh’s Trachea”; James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column, about living a long life; and on “On Books” column by Paul Di Filippo, covering Samuel R. Delany, Simon Ings, and others.

(Sat 21 Dec 2019)


Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet

• Semi-annual small-press magazine subtitled ‘an occasional outburst’; published/edited by Gavin J. Grant and Kelly Link

December 2019
Issue 40, $5, 60pp, cover art by Cat Mallard
• This issue has fiction by Frances Rowat, Fred Nadis, Amber Burke, T.S. McAdams, Margo Lanagan, Mary Cool, Lisa Martin, Jeff Benz, and Michael Byers.
• Poetry is by D.A. Xiaolin Spires
• There’s also nonfiction by Nicole Kimberling, about Sodium.

(Sun 15 Dec 2019)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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

Jan/Feb 2020
Vol. 138 No. 1&2 (whole #747), $8.99, 258pp, cover art by Max Bertolini
• This issue has a novella by Alex Irvine, novelets by Essa Hansen, Matthew Hughes, Michael Cassutt, and Albert E. Cowdrey, and short stories by Elaine Vilar Madruga, Julianna Baggott, Corey Flintoff, Auston Habershaw, Melissa Marr, and Rahul Kanakia.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For,” covering titles by Patricia Briggs, Craig Davidson, and others; C.C. Finlay’s “Recommended Reading,” discussing Sarah Pinsker, Rebecca Roanhorse, and others; Karin Lowachee’s “Films,” about Ad Astra; Jerry Oltion’s “Science” column, on flying cars; and a “Curiosities” page by Rich Horton, recalling a 1933 novel by Michael Arlen.

(Mon 16 Dec 2019)



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