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Current Issue: Issue 16; Vol. 4, No. 4 (August, 2008)

Click to download Issue #16 Featured Reviews: Wastealnds: Stories of the Apocalypse, edited by John Joseph Adams; The Two-Horse Hugo Race for Best Novel, by Christopher J. Garcia
Book Reviews: Fray, by Joss Whedon, Karl Moline & Andy Owens; The Lords of Creation Series: The Sky People & In the Courts of the Crimson Kings, by S. M. Stirling; & A Fable of Tonight Series: Stalking the Unicorn & Stalking the Vampire, by Mike Resnick
DVD Reviews: Enchanted, Widescreen Edition.

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Previous Issue: Issue 15; Vol. 4, No. 3 (June, 2008)

Click to download Issue #15 Features/Featurettes: The Revolution Will Not Be Podcast: Doctorow, Heinlein and the Pragmatics of Rebellion; Commentary: Regular Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, and Real Magic; Just Imagine; A Look at the Lost Sci-Fi Classic; & This Date in Alternate History: August 19, 1994;
Book Reviews: The Boys, Volume 2: Get Some, written by Garth Ennis & illustrated by Darick Robertson & Peter Snejbjerg; The New Space Opera, edited by Gardner Dozois & Johnathan Strahan; & The New Weird, edited by Ann VanderMeer and Jeff VanderMeer.
DVD Reviews: Planet Terror, Extended and Unrated Two-Disc Special Edition; & Stargate: The Ark of Truth.

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Issue 14; Vol. 4, No. 2 (April, 2008)

Click to download Issue #14 Featured Review: The Last Mimzy, Widescreen Infinifilm Edition.
Book Reviews: The Crooked Letter, by Sean Williams; SFWA European Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Sixteen Contemporary Classics from the Continent, edited by James Morrow & Kathryn Morrow; Visual Journeys, A Tribute to Space Artists, edited by Eric T. Reynolds; Radio Freefall, by Matthew Jarpe; Deep Inside: Extreme Erotic Fantasies, by Polly Frost; Day by Day Armageddon, by J. L. Bourne; ParaSpheres, edited by Rusty Morrison & Ken Keegan; Portable Childhoods, by Ellen Klages; & Ex Libris: I, Librarian, Vol. 1, by James Turner.
DVD Reviews: Panís Labyrinth, New Line 2-Disc Platinum Series; & TMNT.

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Issue 13; Vol. 4, No. 1 (February, 2008)

Click to download Issue #13 Feature: As the World Turns: Superman Relooped & Reinterpretted.
Book Reviews: Civil War, written by Mark Miller & penciled by Steven McNiven; Time Twisters, edited by Jean Rabe & Martin H. Greenberg; Elizabeth Hand's Saffron and Brimstone: Strange Stories; & Dangerous Games, edited by Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois.
DVD Reviews: The Illusionist; Children of Men; Transformers: The Movie, 20th Anniversary Edition; Night at the Museum, Two-Disc Special Edition; Bridge to Terabithia; & The Host, Two-Disc Collector's Edition.

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Issue 12; Vol. 3, No. 3 (Summer, 2007)

Click to download Issue #12 Feature: The Meteoric Rise & Operatic Fall of M. Night Shyamalan
Book Reviews: Overclocked, by Cory Doctorow; Sun of Suns, by Karl Schroeder; Fast Forward 1: Future Fiction from the Cutting Edge, edited by Lou Anders; Eifelheim, by Michael Flynn; The Secret History of Vampires, edited by Darrell Schweitzer; & Mainspring, by Jay Lake.
DVD Reviews: Stranger Than Fiction; The Prestige; Star Trek: The Animated Series; & A Scanner Darkly.

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Issue 11; Vol. 3, No. 2 (Spring, 2007)

Click to download Issue #11 Feature: Ripe for Suggestion: Contemporary Japanese Horror.
Book Reviews: Yearís Best Fantasy 6, edited by David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer; This Is My Funniest, edited by Mike Resnick; Bruce Sterling's Visionary in Residence; Salon Fantastique, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling; Aaron Williams's PS238, Vol. III: No Child Left Behind!; John Scalzi's The Android's Dream; Alone on the Darkside, edited by John Pelan; The Magic Toybox, edited by Denise Little; Jack McDevitt's Odyssey; Greg Cox's Infinite Crisis; & Orson Scott Card's Empire.
DVD Reviews: X-Men: The Last Stand, Collector's Edition; Monster House; Frankenstein, 75th Anniversary Edition; C.S.A.; & Forbidden Planet, 50th Anniversary Edition.

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Issue 10; Vol. 3, No. 1 (Fall, 2006)

Click to download Issue #10 Features & Featurettes: An Interview with Elizabeth Bear; King Kong as Reality Television; and A Double-Take on V for Vendetta.
Book Reviews: Sex in the System, edited by Cecilia Tan; Paul di Filippo's Shuteye for the Timebroker; David Wellington's Monster Island; Daniel Abraham's A Shadow of Summer; Tim Eldred's Grease Monkey; Worldcon Guest of Honor Speeches, edited by Mike Resnick and Joe Siclari; Joel Lane's Lost District; Max Brooks's World War Z; and Robert Kirkman's and Ryan Ottley's Invincible, Vol.6.
DVD Reviews: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Two-Disc Special Edition; The Hills Have Eyes, Unrated Edition (2006); Nanny McPhee; The Omen, Two-Disc Collector's Edition (1976); Brothers Grimm; & Night Watch.

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Issue 9; Vol. 2, No. 4 (Summer, 2006)

Click to download Issue #9 Features: An Interview with John Scalzi; Companions, Criminals, Soldiers & Psychos: The Portrayal of Gender Identity in Serenity; Two Traveler's Tales: Logan's Run & The Island; & A Science Fiction/Fandom Abecedary.
Book Reviews: The James Tiptree Award Anthology 2, edited by Karen Joy Fowler, Pat Murphy, Debbie Notkin & Jeffrey D. Smith; Beyond Armageddon, edited by Walter M. Miller, Jr. & Martin H. Greenberg; Triquorum One, edited by Chris Teague; Charlie Huston's Already Dead; Rob Thurman's Nightlife; Ian McDonald's River of Gods; Brian K. Vaughn's Y: The Last Man—Paper Dolls Volume 7; David Marusek's Counting Heads; Jeffrey Ford's Empire of Ice Cream; George Zebrowski's Black Pockets and Other Dark Thoughts; & Wilmar Shiras's Children of the Atom.
DVD Reviews: MirrorMask; Howl's Moving Castle; Natural City; The Fog (2005); & Half Light.

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Issue 8; Vol. 2, No. 3 (Spring, 2006)

Click to download Issue #8 Features & Featurettes: An Interview with Karen Traviss; Evangelion & the Hikikomori Phenomenon; The Problem of Sodor and its Animatronic Trains; Sci-Fi Geeks Versus Football Morons & The Dagobah Conundrum.
Book Reviews: Orson Scott Card's Ultimate Iron Man, Vol. 1; Stephen Jones's The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror #16; Lucius Shepard's A Handbook of American Prayer; Lou Anders's Futureshocks; Justina Robson's Silver Screen; Octavia Butler's Fledgling; John Scalzi's The Ghost Brigades; Chris Roberson's Adventure, Vol. 1; & Christopher Moore's A Dirty Job.
DVD Reviews: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy; Death Race 2000 — Special Edition; Tim Burton's Corpse Bride; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit; King Kong — Collector's Edition (1933); & Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith.

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Issue 7; Vol. 2, No. 2 (Winter, 2006)

Click to download Issue #7 Features: An Interview with Charles Coleman Finlay; Bucolic Bullionism: Economics in the Wizarding World; & Exploring DC Comics's Infinite Crisis.
Book Reviews: Charles Coleman Finlay's Wild Things and The Prodigal Troll; Julie Kenner's Carpe Demon; Terry Pratchett's Thud!; Kit Reed's Thinner than Thou; & Jack Dann's and Gardner Dozois's Robots.
DVD Reviews: Batman Begins, Two-Disc Deluxe Edition; The 4400, The Complete First Season; The X-Files Mythology, Vol. 3: Colonization; & Man with the Screaming Brain.

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Issue 6; Vol. 2, No. 1 (Fall, 2005)

Click to download Issue #6 Features: Intimacy & Sex on Deep Space Nine; Surveying the Carnage: 100 Years War Between Mars and Earth, Part II; & Breaking Out of the Golden Age.
Book Reviews: You Bet Your Planet; Julie E. Czerneda and Isaac Szpindel's ReVisions; Roz Kaveny's From Alien to the Matrix: Reading Science Fiction Film; & Karen Traviss's City of Pearl.
DVD Reviews: The Incredibles, Two-Disc Collector's Edition; Dr. Strangelove, 40th Anniversary Two-Disc Special Edition; Constantine, Two-Disc Deluxe Edition; & two different looks at Code 46.

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Issue 5; Vol.1, No. 5 (Summer, 2005)

Click to download Issue #5 Features: Surveying the Carnage: 100 Years War Between Mars and Earth, Part I, page 1; & "Sith Happens": The Political Lessons of the Star Wars prequels, 12.
Book Reviews: Christopher Stasheff's Saint Vidicon To The Rescue; & Gordon Van Gelder's Fourth Planet from the Sun.
DVD Reviews:Leminy Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events; Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut; Dawn of the Dead (2004); Finding Neverland; & Spaceballs (Collector's Edition).

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Issue 4; Vol.1, No. 4 (Spring Supplemental, 2005)

Click to download Issue #4 Feature: How Uncle Philip Jose Farmer Saved My Life.
Book Reviews: Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns; H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau; & M. John Harrison's Light.
DVD Review: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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Issue 3; Vol.1, No. 3 (Spring, 2005)

Click to download Issue #3 Features: Labor relations in Harry Potter; Fate in the Terminator Films; The Phillies in the Year 2083; Three different looks at I, Robot; An overview of foreign sci-fi on television; Sex and love in Paul Park's Celestis.
Book Reviews: Michael Chabon's McSweeney's Chamber of Astonishing Stories; & Terry Pratchett's Going Postal.
Movie Review: Sin City.

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Issue 2; Vol.1, No. 2 (Winter, 2005)

Click to download Issue #2 Features: Agent Smith takes on Capt. Ahab, page 1; & 1984, The Forever War and the Bush administration.
Reviews: Big Fish; Paycheck; Eric Rabkin's Science Fiction: The Literature of the Technical Imagination; Liz Williams' Banner of Souls; Robert Charles Wilson's Blind Lake; Hellboy; & James Morrow's The Cat's Pajamas.
Also: Short fiction by Danny Adams & observations on Harry Potter.

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Issue 1; Vol.1, No. 1 (Fall, 2004)

Click to download Issue #1 Features: Just for Fun: Star Trek vs. Star Wars; B Movie Sci-Fi Heaven; & "What Would Neo Do?": A Brief Rumination on Terminator 3: The Rise of the Machines.
DVD Reviews: Time Machine (2002); & K-Pax.

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