Asimov's

Asimov's Science Fiction is an American magazine which publishes science fiction and fantasy and perpetuates the name of author and biochemist Isaac Asimov. In 1977, Joel Davis of Davis Publications approached Asimov to lend his name to a new science fiction magazine, after the fashion of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine or Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. Asimov refused to act as editor, but served instead as editorial director, writing editorials and replying to reader mail until his death in 1992. The magazine continues to be produced today, both in physical and ebook forms.

Asimov's was commercially successful - at least relative to other SF magazines - from the outset, though its contents under George H. Scithers's initial editorship were on the whole light and some would argue, undemanding. Picking up the reigns in 1983, Shawna McCarthy's role was crucial in moving Asimov's away from its juvenile image and establishing it with a voice of its own. This allowed Gardner Dozois to develop its reputation further and under his editorial guidance Asimov's became the most important magazine of its generation: the 1990s equivalent of Astounding in the 1940s and Galaxy in the 1950s. The sheer volume of mature and quality material that he published during his twenty years as editor is just one of the factors that not only made Asimov's the leading SF magazine, but also stimulated the SF field to rebuild and regenerate itself after the identity crises it had gone through in the 1960s and 1970s. Dozois won the Hugo Award for 'Best Professional Editor' for all but two years from 1988 to 2004. This density of award-winning is without precedent in SF-magazine publishing, and says much for Dozois's editorial discernment and skill.

Stories which have appeared in Asimov’s include: The Barbie Murders (John Varley); The Girl Who Fell Into the Sky (Kate Wilhelm); Robot Dreams (Isaac Asimov); The Secret Sharer (Robert Silverberg); The Function of Dream Sleep (Harlan Ellison); Danny Goes to Mars (Pamela Sargent); Forgiveness Day (Ursula K. Le Guin); None So Blind (Joe Haldeman); Bicycle Repairman (Bruce Sterling); Fermi and Frost (Frederik Pohl); The Blind Geometer (Kim Stanley Robinson); The Death of Captain Future (Allen Steele); Hardfought (Greg Bear).

Sources: SFE and wikipedia.