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The Late November Fantasy Magazine Rack

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 | Posted by John ONeill

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If you’re a magazine fan, November continues to be very, very good to you. The latest crop of magazines include brand new fiction by BG regulars John C. Hocking and John R. Fultz, plus Charlie Jane Anders, Ashok K. Banker, Bruce McAllister, Keith Taylor, Nick Mamatas and Tim Pratt, and many more. Here’s the complete list of magazines that won my attention in late November (links will bring you to magazine websites).

Albedo One — issue 47 is a bumper 88 pages, with stories by Teis Teng, Bruce McAllister, Karla Schmidt, and Michele Piccolino — plus the winners of the International Aeon Award Short Fiction Contest
Back Issue— issue #101 is 84 pages in full color,  featuring an interview with the star of Flash Gordon, Sam J. Jones
Lightspeed — issue #90 has original fiction from Ashok K. Banker, Charlie Jane Anders, Kathleen Kayembe, and Max Wynne
Meeple Monthly — with coverage of the newest board games, featuring Blue Orange Games, Galakta Games, Greenbrier Games, Pandasaurus Games, and Renegade Game Studios
Apex Magazine — with new fiction from S.B. Divya, K.A. Teryna, and “The Dude Who Collected Lovecraft” by Nick Mamatas and Tim Pratt
Locus — interviews with David Marusek and Aliette de Bodard, a column by Cory Doctorow, obituaries and appreciations of Kit Reed, Julian May, and Yoji Kondo, and reviews of books by Victor LaValle, Jane Yolen, Tim Pratt, Sarah Gailey, and many others.
Outposts of Beyond — stories by Karen & Bill Otto, Pedro Iniguez, Vaughan Stanger, and editor Tyree Campbell
Skelos — issue #3 has contributions from two popular Black Gate authors, John C. Hocking and John R. Fultz, plus fiction from Keith Taylor, Chris Gruber, Ed Erdelac, Josh Rountree, and many others

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

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Earlier this month we also covered:

Amazing Science Fiction Stories, February 1960, a retro-review by Rich Horton
All Hallows 43
Beneath Ceaseless Skies 239

One thing those little thumbnails cheat you of is the back covers. They’re not always interesting (and digital magazines, I note, don’t have back covers), but sometimes they’re worth a look. Here’s the back cover of Skelos.

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Black Static 52-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
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace
The Dark, edited by Jack Fisher and Sean Wallace

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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
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

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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:

All Hallows
Amazing Stories
Arcane
Blood, Blade and Thruster
Bull Spec
Cosmic Crimes Stories
Crossed Genres
Dark Realms

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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
Jabberwocky

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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

Graphic Classics Edgar Allan Poe-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.

3 Comments »

  1. Impressive, no sooner had Skelos 3 hit the magazine rack than it arrived (today) on my doorstep. Bear in mind I am in South Africa, so some speedy shipping there!

    Comment by Tony Den - November 30, 2017 2:16 pm

  2. That is speedy! I haven’t seen a copy yet, but I hear great things.

    Comment by John ONeill - November 30, 2017 2:57 pm

  3. Nor have I.

    Comment by James McGlothlin - November 30, 2017 5:21 pm


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