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Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet (LCRW) is a ‘zine that Small Beer Press has published for ages now (in ‘zine time at least, the first issue is dated November 1996), and has a reputation for strange, original fiction that bulges well … Continue reading
January derives its name from the Roman god Janus, the god of doorways and gateways and journeys. The god of beginnings and also the god of endings. Apex Magazine Issue #20 embraces the Janusian name by presenting three stories … Continue reading
New Scientist is a for-profit popular science magazine, published since 1956, based in the UK. I find it easier to describe this magazine in negatives: it isn’t a peer-reviewed scientific journal, and it doesn’t specialize in one particular scientific field. … Continue reading
The new editor in chief of Strange Horizons, Niall Harrison, has announced that some changes since Susan Marie Groppi departed and he took over will manifest themselves in the new year.
Tor.com tipped their hat to the holidays this December by giving readers a strange and wondrous Christmas story from respected science fiction authors Michael Swanwick and Eileen Gunn. (Two additional Christmas stories, which were originally featured in 2009 and re-posted … Continue reading
I enjoyed reading Lightspeed #6 enough to agree to read and review its next issue #7. I was pretty enthusiastic, because issue #7 featured reprints from Ursula LeGuin and Kristine Kathryn Rusch and, to an extent, the selected stories satisfied … Continue reading
I’ve only been reading Beneath Ceaseless Skies (BCS) for a very short time. The first issue I ever read was issue #56, and I was pleased enough that I agreed to review issues #57 and #58 as well.
Apex Magazine is a monthly online magazine featuring works of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Issue number 19, the December issue, features two new stories, one reprint, and two works of poetry. In many parts of the world, the month … Continue reading
When presented with explosive controversy, you can dive right in or look for ways to turn the publicity to more constructive ends. After a recent controversy within the SFF community over anti-Islamic statements, Apex Magazine’s fiction editor Catherynne M. Valente … Continue reading
Submitting to Crossed Genres is an interesting exercise in interpretation and limiting one’s creativity – every month, there is a theme, and submissions should fit the theme of any given month. The themes are interpreted in a variety of ways, … Continue reading
The November issue of Fantasy is moody, melancholy and perfectly suited for a crisp fall afternoon. The stories touch on life and death and what comes after, focusing on what haunts the living left behind when the dead can’t quite … Continue reading
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is an online magazine dedicated to literary adventure fantasy (in their words, “adventure fantasy plots in vivid secondary worlds, but written with a literary flair.”) Every two weeks, they publish an issue containing two new stories; they … Continue reading
Lightspeed is a rather new publication with a run of six issues, but, if I am to trust my first impressions, then it will grow a sizable following. It is marketed as an online magazine. The reader has the option … Continue reading
The lead story for this issue of Subterranean Online is “The Lifecycle of Software Objects,” a novella by Ted Chiang. A startup company is creating virtual life forms called digients. Actually, digients already exist but Blue Gamma is creating a … Continue reading
One of the things I’ve most enjoyed about having a child is his sense of fun and fantasy in everything that he does. Imagine my delight when I am asked to review Crossed Genres, which twists science fiction and fantasy with … Continue reading
This issue of Residential Aliens is guest-edited by John Ottinger III. Billing itself as “speculative fiction from the Seven Stars,” ResAliens strives for science fiction with a spiritual bent.
This review covers three stories whose authors utilize less traditional styles. The issue published on November 15 contains part one of two, so I elected to review the entire piece next month.
Expanded Horizons (“speculative fiction for the rest of us”) is a webzine that aims to represent and foster greater diversity in the sf field. The six stories in its November issue certainly achieve that, as well as showcasing a range … Continue reading
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is an online magazine featuring literary fantasy. They publish stories that offer engaging adventure fantasy in “vivid secondary worlds, written with a literary flair.” This pro-rate magazine typically releases two stories per issue and two issues a … Continue reading
Clarkesworld is a monthly magazine with fantasy and science fiction content. Each issue contains at least two pieces of original fiction from new and established authors, and non-fiction texts that can include articles and interviews. In some issues you can … Continue reading
When talking about short fiction in the French Canadian SF scene, one name stands out: Solaris. It is not only one of the oldest ongoing genre magazines (only Analog and F&SF are its seniors), its quality is reflected in the … Continue reading
What kind of magazine is Shimmer? What kind of stories do Beth Wodzinski and her staff choose for inclusion, do they hold true to their criteria, and in the end do all of the components mix and match and meld … Continue reading
Sybil’s Garage no. 7 marks its growth with a new format in its print version and a movement from ISSN to ISBN. No. 7 contains eighteen stories of various lengths (along with poetry and a long essay on Quentin Tarantino’s … Continue reading
Polden, XXI Vek (Noon, XXI Century) is a Russian science fiction magazine, founded in 2002 by Boris Strugatsky. The Strugatsky Brothers, Arkady (1925-1991) and Boris (b. 1933) have dominated the Russian science fiction for decades. The magazine’s title is clearly … Continue reading
“Dead Man’s Run,” the longest and by far the strongest of the stories in this issue, immerses the reader in the world of amateur competitive running, making a neat metaphor for the pursuit that frames the story. In Robert Reed’s … Continue reading
This review of Strange Horizons is my first gig for The Portal, and here’s hoping for a long run. As you all likely know, Strange Horizons is a weekly pro e-zine featuring fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and reviews. Though I’m just … Continue reading
Bull Spec is a quarterly print magazine (also available as a PDF) published in North Carolina by Samuel Montgomery. It’s a mix of fiction and nonfiction, though by page count there is a lot more nonfiction in this issue, consisting … Continue reading
Leah Bobet’s editorial for the September issue of Ideomancer is interesting because it helps to give shape to this quarter’s selection of stories, identifying a common thread linking the three pieces – namely, the subject of relationships. But what’s also … Continue reading