Magazine Reviews

The following are reviews of science fiction and fantasy magazines that I've read, primarily of the short fiction in each magazine. These reviews are initially posted in my journal as they're finished, but also kept here. The versions here may be edited, clarified, and updated from the original versions posted in my journal.

The reviews are just my personal opinion based on how much I like a story, although I try to provide some analysis of why I hold that opinion. I try to avoid major spoilers, but it can be very hard to review short fiction without giving at least some hint of the direction of the story. Please see my review philosophy for more details on how and why I review and rate books, most of which is also applicable to magazine reviews.

Most recent reviews:

2014-04-06 Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2011 7 out of 10
2014-03-31 Asimov's Science Fiction September 2011 6 out of 10
2013-11-08 Fantasy & Science Fiction July/August 2011 7 out of 10
2013-11-04 Asimov's Science Fiction August 2011 7 out of 10
2013-11-01 Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2011 6 out of 10

All the reviews:

Analog January/February 2005 4 out of 10
 
Asimov's Science Fiction February 2005 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction March 2005 5 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2005 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction June 2005 8 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction July 2005 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction August 2005 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction September 2005 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction October/November 2005 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction December 2005 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction January 2006 5 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction February 2006 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction March 2006 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2006 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction June 2006 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction July 2006 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction August 2006 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction September 2006 5 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction October/November 2006 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction December 2006 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction January 2007 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction February 2007 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction March 2007 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2007 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction June 2007 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction July 2007 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction August 2007 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction September 2007 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction October/November 2007 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction December 2007 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction January 2008 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction February 2008 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction March 2008 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2008 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction June 2008 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction July 2008 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction August 2008 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction September 2008 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction October/November 2008 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction December 2008 5 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction January 2009 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction February 2009 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction March 2009 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2009 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction June 2009 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction July 2009 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction August 2009 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction September 2009 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction October/November 2009 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction December 2009 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction January 2010 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction February 2010 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction March 2010 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2010 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction June 2010 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction July 2010 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction August 2010 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction September 2010 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction October/November 2010 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction December 2010 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction January 2011 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction February 2011 5 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction March 2011 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction April/May 2011 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction June 2011 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction July 2011 6 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction August 2011 7 out of 10
Asimov's Science Fiction September 2011 6 out of 10
 
Fantasy & Science Fiction January 1993 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction December 2004 5 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction January 2005 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction February 2005 5 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction March 2005 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction April 2005 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction May 2005 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction June 2005 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction July 2005 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction August 2005 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction September 2005 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction October/November 2005 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction December 2005 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction January 2006 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction February 2006 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction March 2006 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction April 2006 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction May 2006 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction June 2006 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction July 2006 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction August 2006 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction September 2006 8 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction October/November 2006 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction December 2006 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction January 2007 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction February 2007 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction March 2007 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction April 2007 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction May 2007 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction June 2007 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction July 2007 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction August 2007 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction September 2007 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction October/November 2007 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction December 2007 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction January 2008 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction February 2008 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction March 2008 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction April 2008 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction May 2008 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction June 2008 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction July 2008 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction August 2008 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction September 2008 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction October/November 2008 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction December 2008 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction January 2009 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction February 2009 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction March 2009 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction April/May 2009 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction June/July 2009 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction August/September 2009 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction October/November 2009 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction December 2009 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction January/February 2010 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2010 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2010 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction July/August 2010 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2010 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction November/December 2010 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction January/February 2011 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction March/April 2011 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction May/June 2011 6 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction July/August 2011 7 out of 10
Fantasy & Science Fiction September/October 2011 7 out of 10

I also have an index of short SFF reviews that includes all the individual stories of the above magazines plus book collections and anthologies.

A rating of 5 indicates that I felt neutral about the magazine after having read it. Anything below 5 means that I considered reading the magazine to be a waste of my time.

Last modified and spun 2014-04-07