Periodicals, early May

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)

July/August 2014
Vol. 134 No. 7&8, $7.99, 192pp, cover art by Shutterstock
• This double issue has a novella by Michael F. Flynn, novelettes by Juliette Wade, Daniel Hatch, Rajnar Vajra, Bill Johnson, and Paul S. Jordan, and short stories by R. Garrett Wilson, James K. Isaac, Timons Esaias, Eric Choi, Andrew Reid, and Alvaro Zinos-Amaro. Poetry is by John F. Keane and Kendall Evans.
• The science fact article, by Michael F. Flynn, is about bad data. There’s also a special feature about foreshadowing by Richard A. Lovett.
• Departments include a guest editorial by Arlan Andrews, Sr., “The Alternate View” column by John G. Cramer, and “The Reference Library” book reviews by Don Sakers. This issue also has results of the “Analytical Laboratory” readers’ poll of works published last year.

(Wed 30 Apr 2014)

Asimov’s Science Fiction

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

July 2014
Vol. 38 No. 7 (whole #462), $4.99, 112pp, cover art by Shutterstock
• This issue has a novella by Allen M. Steele, a novelette by Robert Reed, and short stories by Alexander Jablakov, Evan Fuller, Sandra McDonald, Karl Bunker, and M. Bennardo.
• Poetry is by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Geoffrey A. Landis, and Robert Frazier.
• Departments include an editorial by Sheila Williams, Robert Silverberg’s “Reflections” column, about Jules Verne, and book reviews by Norman Spinrad, covering titles by Martin, Moriarty, Jeschke, Martin & Dozois, and Benford & Benford.

(Wed 30 Apr 2014)


• Australian SF magazine, published irregularly since 1990; online for purchase since 2013
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly

May 2014
Issue 70
• This issue has stories by Matthew J Morrison and Ephiny Gale.
• There’s also an article by Shane M Brown about a possible film production of his Aurealis story, and an archival essay about being a horror writer by Stephen Higgins.

(Sat 3 May 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

May 2014
Issue 146, cover art by David Demaret
• This issue, posted May 1st, has stories by Nicole M. Taylor and Andrea Stewart, with a podcast of the Taylor story.

(Sat 3 May 2014)


• SF and fantasy fiction, nonfiction, and podcasts, since 2006; publisher/editor Neil Clarke
• Format: Online; Ebook
• Frequency: Monthly

May 2014
Issue 92, cover art by Albert Urmanov
• This issue has fiction by Matthew Kressel, Maggie Clark, E. Catherine Tobler, Howard Waldrop, and Andy Duncan.
• Nonfiction includes a conversation with L.E. Modesitt, Jr., an article on prosthetic limbs by Ed Grabianowski, and a column on Writer’s Tools by Bud Sparhawk.

(Sat 3 May 2014)


• SF/fantasy long fiction, one story per month, beginning November 2010, current editor Rashida J. Smith
• Format: Online
• Frequency: monthly

May 2014
• This month’s story is “The Bulletproof” by John M. Shade.

(Sat 3 May 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

April 2014
Issue 308, Vol. 26 No. 8, 32pp
• This special “Classics” issue features a 2001 address by Poul Anderson, “Memories from My Golden Age”, and a review by Lisa Padol of the role-playing game “Masks of Nyarlathotep”.
• Other reviews include Marcy Arlin of the play “Kill Shakespeare”, Dale Knickerbocker of the play “Return to the Forbidden Planet”, and Jen Gunnels of the play “Potion, A Play in Three Cocktails.”
• There’s also an essay by Brian Stableford, and book reviews by D. Douglas Fratz and Darrell Schweitzer.

(Sat 3 May 2014)

Quantum Muse

• Science fiction, fantasy and alternative stories and artwork, based on writers’ group submissions and critiques, since 1998; current lead editor Tim Goyette
• Format: Online
• Frequency: Monthly

May 2014
Cover art by Andrew Cefalu
• This month’s stories are by Harris Tobias, Michele Dutcher, Richard Tornello, and Bill Kowaleski.
• There’s also flash fiction by Harris Tobias, and an editorial by Timothy O. Goyette.

(Sat 3 May 2014)


• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon

Spring 2014
Issue 37.2, $5, 48pp, cover art by Kelli Hoppman
• This issue has poetry by Jeffrey Johannes, James S. Dorr, Robert & Phoebe Frazier, Deborah P Kolodji, Robert Borski, and many others.
• Features include an editorial by F.J. Bergmann, a President’s Message by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, small press reviews, and a column on Stealth SF by Denise Dumars.

(Mon 28 Apr 2014)