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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2021, Volume 141 #756 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2021, Volume 141 #756 (magazine review).

Often, it is the stories by established writers that draw a new reader to a magazine. In this case it is Michael Swanwick for whom Alan M Clark created the surreal cover artwork which complements the story. ‘Dreadnought’ is an excellent portrayal of the lost people in society. Luke lives under an overpass and gets […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2021, Volume 140 #755 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2021, Volume 140 #755 (magazine review).

The first thing you notice about this issue of MF&SF is the distinctive cover by David A Hardy. Atypically, it doesn’t quite illustrate any of the stories in this volume. The lead story, a novella, ‘Refugees’ by Robert Grossbach, is a tongue-in-cheek invasion story. Eeps are small, doughnut-shaped sentient aliens from the planet Narsuto. Qui-Phess […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2021, Volume 140 #754 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jan/Feb 2021, Volume 140 #754 (magazine review).

The question often asked is why should I bother with magazines when there are plenty of novels out there waiting to be read? The reasons can be varied. They are a good source of varied short fiction, both at novelette and shorter lengths. Mainstream publishers are wary of original anthologies, claiming there is no market […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2020, Volume 139 #752 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2020, Volume 139 #752 (magazine review).

For years, if not decades to come, 2020 is likely to be known worldwide as the year of Covid-19. As I write this, the news media is full of speculation about the speed with which vaccines can be rolled out in different countries, while here in the UK lockdown restrictions continue to be tightened due […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2019, Volume 137 #746 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Nov/Dec 2019, Volume 137 #746 (magazine review).

I was hoping that spending the last seven months working from home would have given me more time to read. Unfortunately, the opposite has been the case, which is why I’m only now getting round to reviewing the issue of ,The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, from November/December 2019. The mag includes five novelettes, […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2020, Volume 138 #748 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2020, Volume 138 #748 (magazine review).

Every so often, the people at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ choose a piece of cover art that is so dramatic, it forces you to open the magazine to find out what all the fuss is about. That’s certainly the case with the March/April 2020 issue, which features on the front a stunning […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sep/Oct 2019, Volume 137 #745 (magazine review).

It’s hard to believe that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ has been in existence for over seven decades and yet the September/October 2019 issue marked the 70th anniversary of its first publication. To celebrate this impressive achievement, editor Charlie Finlay filled the magazine with some seriously heavyweight content, including Michael Moorcock’s debut piece […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Jul/Aug 2019, Volume 137 #744 (magazine review).

The editorial team at ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ are rather good at commissioning interesting cover art. With the July/August 2019 issue, they’ve outdone themselves, at least for a pulp SF fan like me. The picture, ‘Robots Invade!’ was produced on spec by Mondolithic Studios, rather than to illustrate a story already accepted […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2019, Volume 136 #743 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, May/Jun 2019, Volume 136 #743 (magazine review).

The May/June 2019 issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ contains a novella, three novelettes, six short stories, two poems and seven non-fiction articles. I’ll focus here on my highlights, starting with the excellent cover image. It was painted by Cory and Catska Ench and accompanies Lavie Tidhar’s SF novella, ‘New Atlantis’, and […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2019, Volume 136 #742 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Mar/Apr 2019, Volume 136 #742 (magazine review).

The March/April 2019 issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ contains a bumper crop of pieces, including a novella, three novelettes, eight short stories, two poems and six articles. I’ll highlight a selection of my favourites. The longest item here is R.S. Benedict’s fantasy novella ‘All Of Me’, which follows the complicated fortunes […]

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