Electronic and Print Periodicals, mid-January

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)
http://www.analogsf.com/

April 2014
Vol. 134 No. 4, $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Julie Dillon
• This issue has the conclusion of a serial by Karl Schroeder, a novelette by Jordan Jeffers, and short stories by Don Webb, Eric Baylis, Jon Hakes, Ian Randal Strock, and Lavie Tidhar. There’s also a “Probability Zero” vignette by Diane Turnshek, and poetry by Robert Lundy and Mary A. Turzillo.
• The science fact article, by Edward M. Lerner, is about “Alien Dimensions”.
• Departments include an editorial by Trevor Quachri, an “Alternate View” column by Jeffery D. Kooistra about Bud Webster’s “Past Masters” book, a short interview with Bud Webster, and a “Reference Library” book review column by Don Sakers.

(Thu 16 Jan 2014)


Apex Magazine

• Quarterly magazine of SF and horror, since 2005; current editor Lynne M. Thomas
• Format: Online; Ebook formats
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://apex-magazine.com/

January 2014
Issue 56, cover art by Emma Rios
• Fiction in this issue is by Gene O’Neill, Ursula Vernon, and Pat Cadigan.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with new editor (as of this issue) Sigrid Ellis, and with author Gene O’Neill, an editorial by Ellis, and an essay by Jess Nevins.

(Sat 18 Jan 2014)


Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

March 2014
Vol. 38 No. 3 (whole #458), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Marta Nael
• This issue has novelettes by Sean Monaghan, Cat Rambo, and James Patrick Kelly, and short stories by Ken Liu & Mike Resnick, Peter Wood, Jay O’Connell, Genevieve Williams, and Dominica Phetteplace.
• Poetry is by Jane Yolen, PMF Johnson, Suzanne Palmer, Robert Borski, and Geoffrey A. Landis.
• Departments include Sheila Williams’ editorial; Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, about sports; James Patrick Kelly’s “On the Net” column, about outer space; and book reviews by Paul Di Filippo.

(Thu 16 Jan 2014)


Beneath Ceaseless Skies

• Literary adventure fantasy, since 2008; publisher and editor-in-chief Scott H. Andrews
• Format: Online; PDF and ebook formats
• Frequency: biweekly
http://www.beneath-ceaseless-skies.com/

January 2014
Issue 138, cover art by Stefan Meisl
• This issue has stories by Siobhan Carroll and Nathaniel Lee, with a podcast of a story by A.E. Decker.

(Sat 18 Jan 2014)


Focus

• Semi-annual magazine for writers, produced by the British Science Fiction Association
http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa-publications/focus/

Winter 2013/2014
Issue 61, 32pp
• This issue, guest-edited by Ian Sales, focuses on self-publishing, with case studies from William King, Gary Gibson, Tony Ballantyne, Keith Brooke, and others.
• There are also essays by Jonathan McCalmont on getting reviewed, Del Lakin-Smith on creating an online presence, and Donna Scott on social media.

(Mon 30 Dec 2013)


International Speculative Fiction

• E-zine featuring international authors, editor-in-chief Roberto Mendes
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://internationalsf.wordpress.com/about/

December 2013
Issue 5
• Fifth issue of this online ‘zine, which (as of today) will be available for free download in a few hours.
• Fiction is by Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Francesco Verso, and Manual Alves.
• There’s also news, an interview with artist Sergi Brosa, a book reviews, and an article on social science fiction.

(Sat 18 Jan 2014)


Kaleidotrope

• Semi-regular sf/f/h zine, since 2006, becoming electronic after Fall 2011; editor Fred Coppersmith
• Format: Print
• Frequency: 2-3/year
http://www.kaleidotrope.net/

Winter 2014
Cover art by kaleidotropewin_150x27.jpg
• This issue has stories by Jamie Lackey, Kristin Janz, H.S. Donnelly, Josh Storey, and A. Merc Rustad.
• There’s also poetry by Marge Simon, Ada Hoffmann, and David Barber

(Sat 18 Jan 2014)


Lightspeed

• Science fiction and fantasy stories, original and reprint, plus features; edited by John Joseph Adams; debuted June 2010; combined with former Fantasy Magazine since Jan 2012
• Format: Online; ebook
• Frequency: Monthly issues in ebook formats for purchase; weekly online updates free
http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/

January 2014
Issue 44, cover art by Mukesh Singh
• Science fiction stories this month are by Jeremiah Tolbert, Terry Bisson (“Bears Discover Fire”), Anaea Lay, and Zhao Haihong. Fantasy stories are by Rosamund Hodge, Matthew Hughes, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Adam-Troy Castro.
• Nonfiction includes interviews with Allie Brosh and Scott Lynch.
• Exclusive ebook content includes a novella by M. Rickert and book excerpts by Chuck Wendig, James L. Cambias, and Dru Pagliassotti.

(Sat 18 Jan 2014)


The Magazine of Speculative Poetry

• Occasional small-press poetry magazine, edited by Roger Dutcher; published since 1985
http://www.sff.net/people/Roger-Dutcher/#msp

Fall 2013
Vol. 9 No. 3 (whole #35), $5, 32pp, cover art by Mark Rich
• This issue has poetry by Ben Parker, Laurel Winter, Sandi Leibowitz, Mary A. Turzillo, Timons Esaias, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Duane Ackerson, Neal Wilgus, and others.
• This is the first issue since the Spring 2012 issue, seen in August 2012.

(Tue 24 Dec 2013)


Mythic Delirium

• Bi-annual poetry magazine since 1998; published and edited by Mike Allen
http://www.mythicdelirium.com/

January-March 2014
Cover art by Anita Allen
• January content for this quarterly issue is now online, with a story by Nicole Kornher-Stace and poetry by Lisa M. Bradley and Sandi Leibowitz.
• Mythic Delirium publishes its quarterly issues in ebook format, and makes content from those issues available free online in monthly increments. The linked site lists February and March contents.

(Sat 18 Jan 2014)


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
http://www.nyrsf.com/

December 2013
Issue 304, Vol. 26 No. 4, 32pp
• This special “Both Sides Now” issue features Bernadette Lynn Bosky on Elizabeth Hand, and Alice Mills and Jane Mummery on Funke and Grossman’s book-world fantasies.
• These two essays, and a third by Patrick L. McGuire, part 3 of a review of the Strugatsky brothers’ SF, fill most of the issue. The only other piece is an essay by David Drake, “Art, History, and Unplanned Side Effects”; there are no actual book reviews in this issue.
• There’s a letter of comment by Michael Andre-Driussi (about Gravity), and an editorial by Kevin J. Maroney and the editors.

(Thu 9 Jan 2014)


On Spec

• Canadian magazine of the fantastic, since 1989; managing editor Diane Walton
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://www.onspec.ca/

Fall 2013
Issue 94, Vol. 25 No. 3, $6.95, 112pp, cover art by Ashley Mackenzie
• Stories in this issue are by Andrew Bryant, R. Crowle Gray, Joseph C. Romano, Mary A. Turzillo, Amber E. Scott, and Howie Erickson, with poetry by Rebecca Lilly.
• Nonfiction includes an editorial by Diane L. Walton, and interviews with Amber E. Scott and Ashley Mackenzie.

(Mon 6 Jan 2014)


Perihelion Science Fiction

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

January 2014
• Stories in this issue are by Joseph Green, Alisa Alering, Sean Monaghan, Antha Ann Adkins, Matthew Wuertz, Rebecca Birch, Gary Cuba, Michael Hodges, Chet Gottfried, Lawrence Buentello, and Eamonn Murphy.
• Articles are by Eric M. Jones and John McCormick.
• There’s also a comic strip, an editorial, a page of shorter stories, and a page of reviews.

(Sat 18 Jan 2014)


Vector

• Critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Shana Worthen
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly
http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa-publications/vector/

Winter 2013/14
Issue 274, £4.00, 60pp, cover art by Andy Bigwood
• This issue has articles by Victor Grech, Jacob Edwards, David Hebblethwaite, Stephen Krueger (a bibliography of law in SF), Mike Barrett, and Joanna Hall (an interview of Andy Bigwood).
• Columns are by Andy Sawyer, Paul Kincaid, and Stephen Baxter.
• The lengthy book review section, edited by Martin Lewis, covers titles by Ann Leckie, G. Willow Wilson, Christopher Priest, Jeff Noon, Eric Brown, and many others.

(Mon 30 Dec 2013)