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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

The September/October issue of ‘The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ popped through my letterbox a few weeks back and I’ve been busily enjoying the stories inside ever since. After the last issue was guest edited by C.C. Finlay, this one returns to the hands of long-time editor Gordon van Gelder, who has selected five […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction, July/August 2014, Volume 127 # 714 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ was first published in the autumn of 1949, making it sixty-five years old this year. For the last seventeen years, it has been edited by Gordon Van Gelder, but this particular issue has been guest-edited by the American SFF writer C.C. Finlay, who has selected seven short stories […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/Jun 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/Jun 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

This month’s lead novella is ‘Bartleby The Scavenger’ by Katie Boyer. As ‘Bartleby The Scrivener’ by Herman Melville is one of my favourite classic stories, I was intrigued by the title. This is set in the USA after a disaster of some sort. Bombs were dropped and the small town of Brook has withdrawn into […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Mar/Apr 2014 Volume 126 # 713 (magazine review).

As well as the informative ‘Departments’ there are loads of stories in ‘The Magazine of Fantasy And Science Fiction’, divided on the contents page, as usual, into novella, novelette and short stories. Arbitrarily, I will section them into Science Fiction, fun and fantasy. These categories are not mutually exclusive. This month’s novella is ‘The Lightness […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Jan- Feb Volume 126 # 711 (magazine review).

A new year and a new issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ with which to celebrate it. Hurrah! The first thing I scanned was ‘The Via Panisperna Boys In “Operation Harmony”’, co-authored by Claudio Chillemi and Paul Di Filippo, two fellows clearly not frightened by quotation marks. Unless Germany invaded Czechoslovakia in […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov/Dec 2013 Volume 125 # 710 (magazine review).

Ask a politician a question nowadays and he’ll tell you what he’s focusing on and what he’s focusing on won’t be the subject of the question. It goes without saying that ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ contains interesting non-fiction articles and book reviews but what I’m focusing on is the stories. The big […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept/Oct 2013 Volume 125 # 709 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction Sept/Oct 2013 Volume 125 # 709 (magazine review).

Readers of ‘Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance’ will be familiar with the idea that an analytical knife can cut in different ways. Almost any issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science-Fiction’ could be divided into those eponymous categories. It could also be divided, as on the contents page, into novelettes and short […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction July/Aug 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction July/Aug 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science-Fiction’ explores the opposite extremes of the fantasy genre in this issue with a nice mix of Science Fiction and fairy tales. Most of the stories fall into one category or the other, so we’ll start with the fantasy. ‘Heartsmith’s Daughters’ by Harry R. Campion is a fairy tale about […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/Jun 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction May/Jun 2013 Volume 124 # 707 (magazine review).

The big story in this issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction’ is the novella ‘Wormwood Is Also A Star’ by Andy Stewart. It’s set in the Ukraine, a group of orphans caught in the Chernobyl radiation are unaffected save that they have telepathic powers. They are in an anomaly called the Angel’s […]

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2013 Volume 124 # 706 (magazine review).

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The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2013 Volume 124 # 706 (magazine review).

There are so many riches in an issue of ‘The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction’ that it’s hard to know where to start. I’ll follow my usual policy and go in the order of the contents page, beginning with the novelettes. Fate or fortune arranged things so that I read ‘Among Friends’ by Deborah […]

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