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The November Fantasy Magazine Rack

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 | Posted by John ONeill

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A fine crop of magazines this month, with original fiction by Nancy Kress, Brian M. Sammons, Barry N. Malzberg, Mercedes Lackey, Tina Connelly, Karin Tideck, Sue Burke, and many others. Here’s the complete list of magazines that won my attention in early November (links will bring you to magazine websites).

Black Static — fiction by Ruth EJ Booth, Ralph Robert Moore, Mel Kassel, Carly Holmes, Andrew Humphrey, and Georgina Bruce. Cover by Tara Bush
Clarkesworld — new fiction by D.A. Xiaolin Spires, Sue Burke, Mike Buckley, Suzanne Walker, and Nicoletta Vallorani, plus two reprints
Galaxy’s Edge — issue #29 has an original fiction from Nancy Kress, Sandra M. Odell, Barry N. Malzberg, Kevin J. Anderson, Mercedes Lackey, Larry Hodges, and many others
Nightmare — original fiction from Will Ludwigsen and Karin Lowachee, along with reprints by Molly Tanzer and Jayaprakash Satyamurthy
Interzone — fresh fiction from Laura Mauro, Rachael Cupp, Dan Grace, Erica L. Satifka, R. Boyczuk, and 2017 James White Award Winner Stewart Horn
The Dark — new fiction from Octavia Cade and L Chan, and reprints from Neil Williamson and Lisa L. Hannett
Occult Detective Quarterly — issue #3 has new fiction by William Meikle. Brian M. Sammons, S.L. Edwards, Aaron Smith, and many others — plus plenty of reviews. and “Robert E. Howard’s Weird Detectives” by Bobby Derie
Uncanny — all new fiction from Karin Tidbeck, Sarah Monette, Tina Connelly, and others, plus reprints by Zen Cho and Rachel Swirsky

Click any of the thumbnail images above for bigger images. Our late October Fantasy Magazine Rack is here.

Earlier this month we also covered:

The Finest in Modern Sword & Sorcery: The Best of Heroic Fantasy Quarterly: Volume 2, 2011-2013
November/December Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
November/December 2017 Asimov’s Science Fiction
Galaxy Science Fiction, December 1953: A Retro-Review by Matthew Wuertz
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One thing those little thumbnails don’t convey is the quality of the interior art in many of these magazines. Most fiction magazines these days have cut art as a cost saving measure, but that’s not the case for everyone. Interzone, Black Static, and Occult Detective Quarterly, for example, continue to have top notch interior art. Here’s some examples.

From this month’s Interzone.

Interzone November December 2017 After the Titans

“After the Titans” by Rachael Cupp, illustrated by Richard Wagner

And Black Static.

Black Static November December 2017 The Book of Dreems by Georgina Bruce

“The Book of Dreems” by Georgina Bruce, illustrated by Vince Haig

And probably my favorite piece of interior art this month, from Occult Detective Quarterly.

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“Conquer Gets Crowned” by Edward M. Erdelac, illustrated by Sebastian Cabrol

Cemetery Dance Summer 1992-smallAs we’ve mentioned before, all of these magazines are completely dependent on fans and readers to keep them alive. Many are marginal operations for whom a handful of subscriptions may mean the difference between life and death. Why not check one or two out, and try a sample issue? There are magazines here for every budget, from completely free to $35/issue. If you find something intriguing, I hope you’ll consider taking a chance on a subscription. I think you’ll find it’s money very well spent.

Black Gate reports exclusively on fantasy magazines, although we also cover the occasional science fiction or mainstream magazine with some fantasy content. We currently cover 51 magazines (links will take you to our latest coverage):

Adventure Tales edited by John Betancourt
Albedo One edited by Robert (Bob) Neilson
Analog, edited by Trevor Quachri
Apex, edited by Jason Sizemore
Ares Magazine, edited by Michael Anderson
Asimov’s Science Fiction, edited by Sheila Williams
The Audient Void, edited by Obadiah Baird
Back Issue, edited by Michael Eury
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
Bloke’s Terrible Tomb of Terror, edited by Jason Crawley
Broadswords and Blasters,
edited by Matthew X. Gomez and Cameron Mount
Cemetery Dance,
edited by Richard Chizmar
Cirsova, edited by P. Alexander

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Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace
The Dark, edited by Jack Fisher and Sean Wallace
The Digest Enthusiast, edited by Arkay Olgar
Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by C.C. Finlay
Galaxy’s Edge, edited by Mike Resnick
Gathering Storm Magazine, edited by Michael McHenry and Cinda McHenry
GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Rashida J. Smith
Grimdark Magazine, edited by Adrian Collins
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, edited by Adrian Simmons, David Farney, William Ledbetter and James Frederick William Rowe
High Adventure, edited by John P. Gunnison
Holdfast, edited by Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee
Inhuman Magazine, edited by Allen Koszowski
Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
Knights of the Dinner Table, edited by Jolly Blackburn
Lackington’s, edited by Ranylt Richildis
Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi
Luna Station Quarterly, edited by Jennifer Lyn Parsons
Meeple Monthly, edited by Jenna Piller and Amy Clarke
Mythic Delirium, edited by Mike Allen
Nightmare, edited by John Joseph Adams

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Occult Detective Quarterly, edited by Sam Gafford and John Linwood Grant.
Outposts of Beyond, edited by Tyree Campbell
Postscripts, edited by Nick Gevers
Pulp Literature, edited by Mel Anastasiou, Jennifer Landels, and Susan Pieters
Red Sun, edited by Ben Richards
Science Fiction Classics
Scrolls of Legendry, edited by D.M. Ritzlin
Shimmer, edited by E. Catherine Tobler
Shoreline of Infinity, edited by Noel Chidwick
Skelos, edited by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, and Jeffrey Shanks
Space & Time, edited by Hildy Silverman
Swords and Sorcery Magazine, edited by Curtis Ellett
Tor.com, edited by a cast of thousands
Uncanny, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota
Weirdbook, edited by Douglas Draa‎
Weird Fiction Review, edited by S.T. Joshi
Weird Tales, edited by Marvin Kaye

We also cover many fine magazines that are now defunct:

Amazing Stories
Arcane
Blood, Blade and Thruster

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Bull Spec
Cosmic Crimes Stories
Crossed Genres
Dark Realms
Darker Matter
Doc Savage
El Conquistador
Electric Velocipede
Fantastic Novels
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, edited by Warren Lapine
Fantastic Stories
Fantastic Universe
Fantasy Magazine
Fantasy/Fantasy Newsletter
The Fantasy Fan
Fantasy Review
Fantasy Scroll, edited by Iulian Ionescu, Frederick Doot, and Alexandra Zamorski
Flashing Swords
Future Science Fiction
Galaxy Science Fiction
Gygax, edited by Jayson Elliot

H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror
Infinity
Innsmouth Magazine
Interfictions Online, edited by Delia Sherman

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Jabberwocky
Kobold Quarterly
The Last Province
Level UP
Paradox
Planet Stories
Port Iris
Reader’s Digest
Realms of Fantasy
Satellite
Science Fiction Adventures
Shadis
Shock Totem
Spellbound
Strange Tales
Strategy & Tactics
Subterranean

Super Science Stories
The Original Science Fiction Stories
Unknown
Venture
Wizard
Worlds of If
Zahir

Game Informer December 2016-smallAnd we’ve covered the following magazines intermittently:

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Adventure House Pulp Reprints
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Against the Odds
Alter Ego
Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine
Betwixt
Blind Spot
Dark Worlds
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
The Excellent Travelling Volume
Faerie Magazine
Game Informer
Goblin Fruit
Graphic Classics
Granta
Heliotrope
The Lorelei Signal
Lovecraft eZine

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New Realm
The New Yorker
The New York Review of Science Fiction
On Spec
PC Gamer
Primeval: A Journal of the Uncanny
Rue Morgue
The SFWA Bulletin
The Best of Star Trek
Strange Aeons
Strange Horizons
Stupefying Stories
Tin House
Vanity Fair
Virginia Quarterly Review
Whistling Shade
Wired

Check out all of our recent magazine coverage here.

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