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July/August Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine now on Sale

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 | Posted by John ONeill

fantasy-and-science-ficiton-july-aug-2012Nice creepy cover on the new issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction. This one is by Ed Valigursky; click for a bigger version. Great line of writers this issue too, including Kate Wilhelm, Eleanor Arnason, Jeffrey Ford, Matthew Hughes, Rachel Pollack, Albert E. Cowdrey, and many others. Check out the TOC:


  • “The Fullness Of Time” – Kate Wilhelm


  • “Wearaway and Flambeau” – Matthew Hughes
  • “The Afflicted” – Matthew Johnson
  • “Jack Shade in the Forest of Souls” – Rachel Pollack


  • “Hartmut’s World” – Albert E. Cowdrey
  • “The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times” – Eleanor Arnason
  • “A Natural History of Autumn” – Jeffrey Ford
  • “Wizard” – Michaele Jordan
  • “Real Faces” – Ken Liu

The tireless Lois Tilton has already reviewed the issue in detail at Locus Online, calling this one “A superior issue… most notably a fine novella by Kate Wilhelm and a short anthropological tale by Eleanor Arneson.” Here’s what she says about Matthew Hughes’ “Wearaway and Flambeau,” a far-future tale of Raffalon the thief:

This time, Raffalon has been nabbed in the act of breaking into the well-warded stronghold of the wizard Hurdevant the Stringent. The wizard employs an experimental punitive spell, which, fortunately for the thief, goes awry in a manner that offers unexpected possibilities. Entertaining stuff. The editorial blurb claims that this one is set in the author’s far-future universe, but it seems like a typical fantasy world of the sort with wizards and thieves.

The cover price is $7.50, for a thick 258 pages. Additional free content at the F&SF website includes book and film reviews by Charles de Lint, Michelle West, and Lucius Shepard; a Science column, “Quicksand and Ketchup,” by Pat Murphy and Paul Doherty; and the “Curiosities” column by the talented Bud Webster. We last covered F&SF here with the May/June issue.


  1. And, over a month ago, there’s this review at Tangent Online:–bi-monthly-reviewsmenu-260/221-fantasy-a-science-fiction/1862-fantasy-a-science-fiction-julyaugust-2012

    Comment by Dave T - July 11, 2012 8:28 pm

  2. Hey Dave,

    Thanks — that’s fantastic! I should have checked TO first. :)

    I’ll be sure to check there before I post the next one.

    Comment by John ONeill - July 12, 2012 2:38 pm

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