Print Periodicals, February 2020

New issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Asimov’s Science Fiction, 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

March/April 2020
Vol. 140 No. 3&4, $7.99, 208pp, cover art by Eldar Zakirov
• This issue reprints Raymond F. Jones’ “Noise Level” from the December 1952 issue of Astounding, as part of this year’s retrospective of classic stories from the magazine. There’s also a guest editorial, by Alec Nevala-Lee, about the story.
• New this issue is part 1 of a serial by Derek Künsken, a novelette by C.C. Finlay, and short stories by Mark W. Tiedemann, Edd Vick & Manny Frishberg, Andy Dudak, Jenn Reese, Liz A. Vogel, Gregory Benford, Catherine Wells, Hayden Trenholm, Beth Dawkins, Richard A. Lovett, Joshua Cole, Em Liu, Bo Balder, Brenda Kalt, A.T. Sayre, and Sean Monaghan.
• There are two science fact articles, by Gregory Benford and Arlan Andrews, Sr., and there’s poetry by Mary Soon Lee and Josh Pearce.
• Departments include an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.

(Sat 29 Feb 2020)


Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

March/April 2020
Vol. 44 No. 3&4 (whole #530&531), $7.99, 208pp, cover art by John Picacio
• This issue has a novella by Nancy Kress, novelettes by James Gunn, Mercurio D. Rivera, and Nathan Hillstrom, and short stories by Jason Sanford, Garrett Ashley, Lia Swope Mitchell, Tom Purdom, Ray Nayler, and Derek Künsken.
• Poetry is by Robert Frazier and Jane Yolen.
• Departments include an editorial by David D. Levin, about a definition of science fiction; a “Reflections” column by Robert Silverberg about robots; James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column, about cyberpunk and steampunk; and on “On Books” column by Peter Heck, covering Suzanne Palmer, Chuck Wendig, and others.

(Sat 29 Feb 2020)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

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

Mar/Apr 2020
Vol. 138 No. 3&4 (whole #748), $8.99, 258pp, cover art by Mondolithic Studios
• This issue has a novella by Ian Tregillis, novelets by Dare Segun Falowo, Matthew Hughes, Elizabeth Bear, and Brian Trent, and short stories by SL Huang, John Possidente, Amman Sabet, Gregory Harmann, Amanda Hollander, William Ledbetter, and James Patrick Kelly. There are also poems by Lauren McBride and Deborah L. Davitt.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For,” covering titles by Naomi Kritzer, Sarah Pinsker, and others; Elizabeth Hand’s “Books,” discussing Priya Sharma, Tade Thompson, and others; David J. Skal’s “Films” about The Shining and Doctor Sleep; Jerry Oltion’s “Science” column, about natural disasters; and a “Curiosities” page by Graham Andrews, about a 1932 book by Harold Nicolson.

(Tue 18 Feb 2020)



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