Issue #97, September 1996: Michael Swanwick, "The Fell Like Wheat"; Gary Westfahl's Cosmic Engineers, reviewed by Tom Shippey; Terry Bisson's Pirates of the Universe, reviewed by Brian Stableford; Richard Kadrey's Kamikaze L'Amour, reviewed by Rob Latham; Peter Carey's The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith, reviewed by David Griffin; and more.
Issue #98, October 1996: Samuel R. Delany, "The Politics of Paraliterary Criticism, Part I"; Susan Eisenhour: "A Subversive in Hyperspace: C. J. Cherryh's Feminist Transformation of Space Opera"; Melissa Scott's Night Sky Mine, reviewed by Gwyneth Jones; Christopher Priest's The Prestige, reviewed by Dave Langford; Greg Egan's Distress, reviewed by Russell Blackford, and more.
Issue #99, November 1996: Samuel R. Delany, "The Politics of Paraliterary Criticism, Part II"; William Gibson's Idoru, reviewed by Ariel Haméon; Nancy Lambert, "Now Wait for Last Year: A Review of LA-Con III"; Alexander Jablokov's River of Dust, reviewed by Andy Duncan; Jonathan Lethem's Amnesia Moon and The Wall of the Sky, the Wall of the Eye, reviewed by Sarah Smith, and more.
Issue #100, December 1996: Samuel R. Delany , "The Politics of Paraliterary Criticism, Part III"; Brian W. Aldiss, "World SF"; Wolff Dobson and Brendon Towle: "Coherent Hypertext: Labels in the Hypertext Maze"; Jessica Amanda Salmonson, "Didn't I See The Same Story Earlier This Week?"; Sarah Zettel's Reclamation, reviewed by Joseph Milicia; and more.
Issue #101, January 1997: Sandra J. Lindow, "Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea: Rescuing the Damaged Child"; Jeff VanderMeer, "The Curious Rooms of Angela Carter"; James Bradley, "A Slippery, Ripperty Thing: Empire and Culture in Peter Carey's Tristan Smith"; Joan Aiken's The Cockatrice Boys, reviewed by Gwyneth Jones; Starlight I, edited by Patrick Nielsen Hayden, reviewed by Michael M. Levy; and more.
Issue #102, February 1997: Michael Swanwick, "Growing Up in the Future"; Damon Knight, "Notebooks"; Eliot Fintushel, "Notes on Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Lazzo of Stage Reality"; John Adams, "Outer Space and the New World in the Imagination of Eighteenth-Century Europeans"; Uncle River's Thunder Mountain, reviewed by Don Webb; and more.
Issue #103, March 1997: Rob Latham, "The Modern World is an Enormous Fiction: J. G. Ballard and the Millennium"; Virginia Wolf, " 'The Kin-dom of God' in Joan Slonczewski's Novels"; Nicola Griffith's Slow River, reviewed by Stephanie Smith; James Morrow's Blameless in Abaddon, reviewed by Bill Sheehan; James Morrow's Bible Stories for Adults, reviewed by F. Brett Cox; Bruce Sterling's Holy Fire, reviewed by Ariel Haméon; and more.
Issue #104, April 1997: Bruce Byfield, "Fafhrd and Fritz"; "'Who Killed Science Fiction?': A Spectrum of Responses"; Jan Berrien Berends, "The Politics of Neal Stephenson's The Diamond Age"; Haruki Murakami's Dance, Dance, Dance, reviewed by Paul Preuss; Fritz Leiber's The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich, reviewed by Joe Milicia; Damien Broderick's The White Abacus, reviewed by Gwyneth Jones, and more.
Issue #105, May 1997: Fritz Leiber, "The Tale of the Grain Ships: A Fragment" (first publication of an unfinished Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser story); Howard Hendrix, "The Literary Establishment vs. the Culture Industry"; C. M. Kornbluth's His Share of Glory, reviewed by Mark Rich; S. T. Joshi's H. P. Lovecraft: A Life, reviewed by Darrell Schweitzer; two John Shirley books, reviewed by Joe Sanders; Connie Willis's Bellwether, reviewed by Arthur Byron Cover; and more.
Issue #106, June 1997: Bruce Byfield, "Fafhrd and the Scot" (Fritz Leiber's letters to Franklin McKnight); Judith Clute and Ellen R. Weil "Joe Haldeman's For White Hill: A Dual Perspective"; F. Brett Cox: "Other Consuming Artifacts: The Cautionary Tales of John Kessel"; Gene Wolfe's Exodus from the Long Sun, reviewed by John Clute, Ian McDowell's Mordred's Curse, reviewed by Stephanie E. Smith, Stephen Baxter's Ring, reviewed by Philip E. Smith; and more.
Issue #107, July 1997: David G. Hartwell, Grania Davis, Paul Williams, David Bratman: "Obscure Dick: A Panel Discussion, L.A.con III 1996"; "The Sixth Annual James Tiptree, Jr. Awards Annotated List"; Robert J. Sawyer's Starplex, reviewed by Michael M. Levy; John Kessel's Corrupting Dr. Nice, reviewed by Bill Sheehan, and more.
Issue #108, August 1997: Grania Davis, Avram and Phil: Memoir of a Literary Friendship; Andy Duncan: Just Say No to Genius: C. M. Kornbluth's "Gomez"; Tom Brennan: The Silver-haired Maiden Lady vs. the Red-headed Hussy or The Author's Revenge in Eleanor Arnason's "The Warlord of Saturn's Moons"; Tim Power's Earthquake Weather, reviewed by David Langford; Charles Sheffield's Tomorrow and Tomorrow, reviewed by Paul Preuss; Michael Marshall Smith's Spares, reviewed by Damien Broderick; Linda Nagata's Deception Well, reviewed by Brian Stableford, and more.