Print Periodicals, March-April 2020
Latest issues of Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Black Gate, Interzone, 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
Frequency: Since 2017 Bi-monthly
Vol. 140 No. 5&6, $7.99, 208pp
This issue reprints Anne McCaffrey’s “Weyr Search” from the October 1967 issue of Analog, as part of this year’s retrospective of classic stories from the magazine.
New this issue is part 2 of a serial by Derek Künsken, a novella by Neal Asher, novelettes by Tom Jolly and Ramona Louise Wheeler, and short stories by Dominica Phetteplace, Aimee Ogden, James Sallis, Phoebe Barton, and Eric Cline.
There’s a Science Fact article by Richard A. Lovett, and poetry by G.O. Clark and Sarah Gallien.
Departments include a guest editorial by Emily Hockaday, an “Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers.
Asimov’s Science Fiction
Science Fiction magazine; published since 1977; edited by Sheila Williams
Frequency: Since 2017 Bi-monthly
Vol. 44 No. 5&6 (whole #532&533), $7.99, 208pp
This issue has a novella by R. Garcia y Robertson, novelettes by Eleanor Arnason, Ian R. MacLeod, David Gerrold & Ctein, James Gunn, and Tegan Moore, and short stories by Alice Towey, Brad Aiken & Rick Wilber, Dominica Phetteplace, Ian Watson, Evan Marcroft, and Bruce McAllister.
Poetry is by Jane Yolen, Sandra Lindow, Jenny Blackford, Robert Borski, Suzanne Palmer, and Ruth Berman.
Departments include a guest editorial by Cady Coleman with Susan Alzner; a “Reflections” column by Robert Silverberg; James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column; and on “On Books” column by Norman Spinrad.
British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
Issue 74, £5.99, 96pp, cover art by Richard Wagner
Stories in this issue are by Matt Thompson, Christopher Kenworthy, Ainslie Hogarth, Ray Cluley, Seán Padraic Birnie, and Andrew Reichard.
Columns are by Lynda E. Rucker, Ralph Robert Moore, and Gary Couzens (film reviews), plus a book review section by numerous contributors.
SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox
Issue 286, £5.99, 96pp, cover art by Warwick Fraser-Coome
This issue has fiction by Val Nolan, Louis Evans, Matt Thompson, and James Sallis.
Features include an editorial by Val Nolan, columns by Andy Hedgecock and Aliya Whiteley, David Langford’s “Ansible Link” news and obits, a book review section, and film reviews by Nick Lowe.
The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by C.C. Finlay
Vol. 138 No. 5&6 (whole #749), $8.99, 258pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri
This issue has a novella by Holly Messinger, novelets by Leah Cypess, Rebecca Zahabi, and Robert Reed, and short stories by Tom Cool & Bruce Sterling, Ray Nayler, Rich Larson, Joseph Bruchac, Richard Bowes, and M. Rickert. There are also poems by Jane Yolen and Mary Soon Lee.
Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For,” covering Andrew Vachss and others; a “Books” column by James Sallis, covering Sarah Pinsker, Susan Palwick, and Kameron Hurley; a “Plumage from Pegasus” vignette by Paul Di Filippo; a “Games” column by Marc Laidlaw; a “Films” column by Karin Lowachee; a “Science” column by Jerry Oltion; and a “Curiosities” page by Paul Di Filippo, about a 1953 book by Brigid Brophy.
(Wed 29 Apr 2020)
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