Steampunk Tales offers an interesting convergence of the new and old, a pulp magazine for the iPhone (don’t worry, non-Apple heads, there’s also a downloadable PDF version). Volume 4 features ten stories:
“Convergence Culture, Pt. 2” by C.B. Harvey
“The Brass Pedestal” by Natania Barron
“The Gods of War” by Arkwright
“Miluth” by Alison Boyd
“Stormada, Pt. 3” by SatyrPhil Brucato
“An Unfortunate Engagement, Pt. 6” by G. D. Falksen
“Sideways” by Andrew Singleton
“The Choice for Cibyl” by David Soyka
“The Steam Mapper” by Clark Sumner Edwards
“The Juggernaut” by Rajan Khanna
And, yes that Soyka fellow happens to be directly related to me in the most direct way possible. But, check the issue out, anyway.
Canadian SF magazine On Spec completes its 20th anniversary of publication.
The Fall 2009 issue is guest edited by Robert J. Sawyer, and features fiction by Brent Knowles, Joanna M. Weston, Dave Cherniak, Amanda Downum, Erin Thomas, and Andrew Bryant. There are also poems by Phoebe T.H. Tsang and Lynn Pattison, as well as author interviews and other commentary.
Quite an accomplishment, eh?
In today’s mail arrived the December 2009 Interzone #225, containing these stories:
“Here We Are, Falling Through Shadows” by Jason Sanford
“By Starlight” by Rebecca J. Payne (a debut)
“The Killing Streets” by Colin Harvey
“Funny Pages” by Lavie Tidhar
“Bone Island” by Shannon Page & Jay Lake
As well as the usual assortment of columns and reviews.
Also in the mail is a slew of short story collections, including Interfictions 2, Paper Cities, Kurt Vonnegut’s posthumous Look at the Birdie, Conjunctions: 52 Betwixt and Between, and McSweeney’s Thirty Two.
As soon as I’ve read them, I’ll let you know. Just don’t expect anything in time for your Christmas shopping decisions.
From Jason Sizemore of Apex Magazine:
This month we present a special “international” issue of our online
magazine. Lavie Tidhar, editor of The Apex Book of World SF, guest
edits this issue and brings us three excellent selections from around
the globe. To round things out, Charles Tan interviews Malaysian
author Tunku Halim and Lavie writes an editorial about the
international genre scene.
Editorial: “A Celebration of World SF” by Lavie Tidhar
Interview: Tunku Halim by Charles Tan
Short Fiction: “After the Fire” by Aliette de Bodard
Short Fiction: “Benjamin Schneider’s Little Greys” by Nir Yaniv
Short Fiction: “An Evening in the City Coffeehouse, With Lydia on My
Mind” by Alexsandar Žiljak
In the mail today, just in time for Halloween, is the blood-spattered graphic of the October/November cover of Black Static magazine, the horror and dark fantasy counterpart that alternates monthly appearances with Interzone science fiction published by the folks at TTA Press. The artwork is by David Gentry. The stories are:
“Cuckoos” by Tim Lees
“The Shadow Keeper” by Kim Lakin-Smith
“Dead Loss” by Carole Johnstone
“Some of Them Fell” by Joel Lane
“My Secret Children” by James Cooper
There are also several regular nonfiction columns, book and film reviews.
Also just out is dark fiction from Apex Magazine, available in pdf, web, Kindle and even good old-fashioned print. The October issue features short stories by Alethea Kontis (“A Poor Man’s Roses”), Peter M. Ball (“To Dream of Stars: An Astronomer’s Lament”), Jason Sizemore (“Yellow Warblers”) and Paul Jessup (“Ghost Technology From the Sun”), and a poem by J.C. Hay (“After, Thoughts–A Pantoum”). There’s also an interview with Brandon Massey by Maurice Broaddus and recommended reading from Ekaterina Sedia.