2016 Magazines

This page has links to individual digital back issues of print magazines referenced in RSR mini-reviews.

Analog and F&SF back issues can be accessed online through many public library websites. Back issues of Analog and Asimov's can be purchased through three eBookstores (currently not Amazon.com or Barnes & Noble). Back issues of F&SF can be borrowed through two Kindle services (Kindle Owners' Lending Library and Kindle Unlimited) or purchased through the Kindle Store and Weightless Books (starting with the Nov/Dec issue).

Links and FAQs are in each magazine section below.

Analog Science Fiction & Fact
Asimov's Science Fiction
Fantasy & Science Fiction
Interzone


Analog Science Fiction & Fact

Jan/Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul/Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

January/February

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

Purchase:
Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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March

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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April

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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May

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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June

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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July/August

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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September

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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October

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $3.49
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November

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $3.49
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December

Library:
Public Library DB: ProQuest Research

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $3.49
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Analog FAQ

Purchase Back Issues

  • How do I choose between Kobo, Magzter, and Google Play Newsstand?
    All three work on Android and iOS, but Magzter also works on a desktop or laptop through its web reader. Kobo has an e-ink device that's good for reading in sunlight. All three offer PDF formatting that works best on 10"+ tablets, but Newsstand also has a flowing text option that works well for sub-10" devices.

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  • Which stores sell digital subscriptions?
    Besides Kobo, Magzter, and Google Play Newsstand, subscriptions are also available on Kindle and NOOK (but not back issues). All are about $3/issue and $30/yr.
  • How do I choose between the five Reader apps?
    Read the purchase Q&A above for Kobo, Magzter and Google Play Newsstand. Kindle and NOOK have flowing text that works well for sub-10" devices. Both have e-ink devices that are good for reading in sunlight. NOOK also works on Windows desktop and laptop PCs. The Kindle apps for PCs only work for eBooks, not eMagazines.
  • Should I read the magazine as PDF or flowing text?
    PDFs preserve the scene breaks (two blank lines) and dialog paragraph breaks that are sometimes lost in conversion to flowing text in eMagazines. However, on small screens, PDFs require zooming and panning that is more tedious than the simple page swipe for flowing text.


Asimov's Science Fiction

Jan Feb Mar Apr/May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct/Nov Dec

January

Library:
N/A

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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February

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N/A

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Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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March

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N/A

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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April/May

Library:
N/A

Purchase:
Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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June

Library:
N/A

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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July

Library:
N/A

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Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $2.99
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August

Library:
N/A

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Magzter $3.99
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September

Library:
N/A

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Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $3.49
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October/November

Library:
N/A

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Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $3.49
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December

Library:
N/A

Purchase:
Kobo $3.49
Magzter $3.99
Newsstand $3.49
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Asimov's FAQ

Purchase Back Issues

  • How do I choose between Kobo, Magzter, and Google Play Newsstand?
    All three work on Android and iOS, but Magzter also works on a desktop or laptop through its web reader. Kobo has an e-ink device that's good for reading in sunlight. All three offer PDF formatting that works best on 10"+ tablets, but Newsstand also has a flowing text option that works well for sub-10" devices.

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  • Which stores sell digital subscriptions?
    Besides Kobo, Magzter, and Google Play Newsstand, subscriptions are also available on Kindle and NOOK (but not back issues). All are about $3/issue and $30/yr.
  • How do I choose between the five Reader apps?
    Read the purchase Q&A above for Kobo, Magzter and Google Play Newsstand. Kindle and NOOK have flowing text that works well for sub-10" devices. Both have e-ink devices that are good for reading in sunlight. NOOK also works on Windows desktop and laptop PCs. The Kindle apps for PCs only work for eBooks, not eMagazines.
  • Should I read the magazine as PDF or flowing text?
    PDFs preserve the scene breaks (two blank lines) and dialog paragraph breaks that are sometimes lost in conversion to flowing text in eMagazines. However, on small screens, PDFs require zooming and panning that is more tedious than the simple page swipe for flowing text.


Fantasy & Science Fiction

January/February

Library:

March/April

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May/June

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July/August

Library:
Public Library DB: General OneFile, MasterFILE Premier, ProQuest Research
Kindle Owners' Lending Library
Kindle Unlimited
FAQ

Purchase:
Kindle $7.99
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September/October

Library:
Public Library DB: General OneFile, MasterFILE Premier, ProQuest Research
Kindle Owners' Lending Library
Kindle Unlimited
FAQ

Purchase:
Kindle $7.99
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November/December

Library:
Kindle Unlimited

Purchase:
Kindle $7.99
Weightless $7.99

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F&SF FAQ

Library Access

  • Why does the Kindle Owners' Lending Library link lead here rather than the issue on Amazon.com?
    To borrow from this library, you must be an Amazon Prime subscriber, use a Kindle device (Kindle eReader, Kindle Fire tablet, Fire Phone), search for the magazine from the Kindle device's store, click the issue, then click the "Borrow" button.

Purchase Back Issue

  • Why is a digital back issue so expensive?
    It seems expensive compared to Analog and Asimov's, but it's $2 cheaper than the print back issues direct from F&SF. Fortunately, there are less expensive alternatives like the Kindle Owners' Lending Library for Amazon Prime subscribers, Kindle Unlimited for heavy book buyers, and the public library for taxpayers.
  • Why is the current issue not available for purchase or loan from the Kindle libraries?
    The publisher doesn't make it available as an eBook (a requirement for sale or inclusion in the Kindle libraries) until the next issue is out. To get the current issue, you'd have to subscribe to the eMagazine.

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  • Which stores sell digital subscriptions?
    The Kindle store sells subscriptions on Kindle eReaders and Reader apps for tablet and smartphone for about $2/issue and $12/yr (note that the print copy is $8/issue and $37/yr). The Kindle apps for Windows and Mac do not support magazines. However, digital back issues are eBooks, not eMagazines, so they're available on all Kindle apps including Windows and Mac. Starting with the Nov/Dec issue, Weightless Books sells DRM-free EPUB subscriptions.
  • Should I read the magazine as PDF or flowing text?
    PDFs preserve the scene breaks (two blank lines) and dialog paragraph breaks that are sometimes lost in conversion to flowing text in eMagazines. However, on small screens, PDFs require zooming and panning that is more tedious than the simple page swipe for flowing text. The Kindle eReader devices only support flowing text whereas the Kindle reader app for tablets and smartphones support PDF and flowing text.


Interzone

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#262 (January/February)

Library:
N/A

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Kobo $4.99
Kindle $4.99
Weightless (PDF) $4.99
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#263 (March/April)

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#264 (May/June)

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#265 (July/August)

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#266 (September/October)

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#267 (November/December)

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Interzone FAQ

Purchase Back Issue

  • How do I choose between Kobo, Kindle and Weightless?
    Kobo and Kindle are equivalent and have e-Ink devices and apps for all major platforms. Weightless offers PDF issues, which might have the same full-page graphics and formatting as the print issues and look better than the primarily-text EPUB or MOBI formats (to be confirmed by April 2016). Note: The back issues page at TTA Press sells print copies, not digital copies.

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  • Which stores sell digital subscriptions?
    Currently, only Weightless Books sells digital subscriptions to Interzone in EPUB, MOBI and PDF formats ($24.99/yr for 6 issues). Note: The subscription page at TTA Press sells print subscriptions, not digital subscriptions.
  • Should I read the magazine as PDF or flowing text?
    PDFs preserve the illustrations, scene breaks (two blank lines) and dialog paragraph breaks that are sometimes lost in conversion to flowing text in eMagazines. However, on small screens, PDFs require zooming and panning that is more tedious than the simple page swipe for flowing text. The Kindle eReader devices only support flowing text whereas the Kindle reader app for tablets and smartphones support PDF and flowing text.

Eric Wong
June 5, 2016

3 comments (may contain spoilers):

  1. I will comment that I purchased a number of Asimov's backlogs to read on my iPad mini using the Kobo App and in hindsight I wish I had gone for the Google Newstand option with the flowing text, as the zooming in to read the magazine is really tedious.

    But at least the Kobo app has a nice feature where you can "turn" a section and have the screen scroll to the next section for you without re-zooming. It works about 75% of the time though. The other 25% of the times I have to re-zoom manually anyway.

    Word to the wise: invest in flowing text!

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  2. Since I didn't start doing reviews until September last year, I ended up buying (or borrowing) over twenty back issues of one magazine or the another. I agree that Newstand was the the most convenient, but it had a few formatting problems, which could make it hard to find the break between two scenes (the blank line would be missing) or a change of speaker in dialogue (again, a missing newline).

    Kobo had the nice feature that you were always looking at an image of the actual page, and it does have that feature to turn the page and rezoom, but, as you say, if you tap in just slightly the wrong place, it gets messed up and you have to reset it. I think I might have got to 80% success with it, towards the end.

    Magzter is like Kobo except without the handy turn-and-zoom feature. However, unlike Newstand and Kobo, Magzter will work on a desktop PC. With a big enough screen, you don't even need to zoom. Magzter was the only one to send me an issue with pages missing from it, and it took forever to get them to refund it, so quality isn't exactly "job #1" with them.

    This year, I have digital subscriptions to Analog, Asimov's, and F&SF as well as to Apex, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Interzone, Lightspeed, and Uncanny. They're so much nicer to read on the Kindle--even the free ones--and I can easily search for things if I need to. Also, it makes me feel good to be supporting the community. Not everyone can afford that, of course, but I strongly recommend it to anyone who can.

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  3. That's an impressive list of publications. I'm doing the Big 3, Apex and Lightspeed at the moment, with Neil Clarke's Forever Magazine and Mike Resnick's Galaxy's Edge (on an issue-by-issue purchase for the kindle)

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