Analog Science Fiction and Fact, September 2016 by Trevor Quachri My rating: 5 of 5 stars First time subscriber, first issue of Analog I’ve read, and I loved everything in it! Fiction “Progress Report” by Ragnar Vajra follows the protagonist on an alien planet from their first conscience thoughts to increasing awareness and intelligence, as […]

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #206 by Scott H. Andrews My rating: 4 of 5 stars The stories in issue #206 are about long, painful journeys, but one leads home and the other does not. “The Patchwork Procedure” by Claude Lalumière is a science fiction element in an alternate history story that also features airships, steam-powered […]

Nightmare Magazine, Issue 46 by Nightmare Magazine My rating: 3 of 5 stars I found some of the stories in Issue 46 of Nightmare Magazine to be a little opaque, making for interesting reading and leaving me to think about possible meanings. “Red House” by Gavin Pate begins with finding a girl lost in the […]

The Machinery Second Edition by Himanshu Goel My rating: 4 of 5 stars Like the previous issue, I love the art that illustrates each poem and prose piece. Standouts include Mawia Hunter illustrations for the poems “Clarity” by Jason Alford and “Pathetic Fallacy” by Maximilian Heinegg, illustrations in which figures emerges out of colorful and […]

The Machinery by The Machinery My rating: 3 of 5 stars A young group of artists from India has organized a new literary magazine of poetry, prose, and art and photography. I liked the poetry and prose, but none of the pieces really stood out, in my opinion. I was most captivated by the lovely […]

Lightspeed Magazine, July 2010 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really enjoyed the second issue of Lightspeed Magazine. Time travel but uniquely appears in two stories in this issue, “No Time Like the Present” by Carol Emshwiller and “…For a Single Yesterday” by George R. R. Martin, a reprint from […]

Nightmare Magazine, October 2012 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m reading the most recent issues of Nightmare Magazine and also going back to the beginning to read every issue. “Property Condemned” by Jonathan Maberry is a great standalone story set in (according to the interview with Maberry in this issue) […]

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #202 by Scott H. Andrews My rating: 4 of 5 stars Although I found these two stories somewhat opaque (especially the second one), they feature strong writing, memorable characters, and vivid world building. I was left after reading both wanting to know much more about their worlds. In “Mortal Eyes” by […]

Lightspeed Magazine, June 2010 by John Joseph Adams My rating: 5 of 5 stars I recently subscribed to several genre magazines, including Lightspeed Magazine. I helped support the magazine’s latest two Destroy issues via Kickstarter, but I had not yet dived into any issues. Now that I own them all and am subscribed for another […]

Clarkesworld Magazine Issue 117 by Neil Clarke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Brief descriptions I read about “And Then, One Day, the Air was Full of Voices” by Margaret Ronald and “Things With Beards” by Sam J. Miller convinced me to subscribe right then to a year of Clarkesworld Magazine, and I’m so glad […]

Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #201 by Gwendolyn Clare My rating: 5 of 5 stars Another great issue. In “Nothing But the Sky” by Gwendolyn Clare, a vivid world of floating cities and airships and friendly dragon-like pterathers waits to be explored, and I would love to see even more stories set here. The adventure and […]

Phobos Magazine Issue Two: Emergence: weird | fiction by Amanda C. Davis My rating: 5 of 5 stars Several absolutely fantastic and often chilling flash horror, fairy tale, and science fiction stories. Some highlights: “The Hitchhikers” remind you to always look behind you. Or don’t. “Moonspots” waits for daddy to come home. “Questions For the […]