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FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: SPECIAL ISSUE, THEME OR MOTIF (by date)
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Issue Date  Theme 
Type  Stories
1969 JUL  Special Fritz Leiber Issue; includes a special cover by artist Ed Emshwiller; the 4th issue dedicated to an author of note 
intentional  #2794 - Fritz Leiber: "Ship of Shadows"; #2795 - Judith Merril: "Fritz Leiber"; #2796 - Fritz Leiber: "Demons of the Upper Air, IIX"; #2797 - Al Lewis: "Fritz Leiber: A Bibliography"
1969 OCT  20th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #2825-2835
1969 NOV  Unofficial 2nd 20th Anniversary Issue 
unintentional  all stories, #2836-2846
1970 FEB  two stories that take place off-Earth & have fine human & alien characters 
unintentional  #2868 - Robin Scott: "A Delicate Operation"; #2874 - Joanna Russ: "Initiation"
1970 OCT  21st Anniversary All-Star Issue 
intentional  all stories, #2952-2963
1971 APR  Special Poul Anderson Issue, includes a special cover by Kelly Freas; the 5th issue dedicated to an author of note 
intentional  #3024 - Anderson: Introduction; #3025 - Anderson: "The Queen of Air and Darkness"; #3026 - Dickson: "Profile"; #3027 - Blish: "Poul Anderson: The Enduring Explosion"; #3028 - Anderson: "Bibliography"; #3029 - Karen Anderson: "The Unicorn Trade"
1971 NOV  22nd Anniversary All-Star Issue; this anniversary issue was delayed by a month due to a change in printer; this issue contains the first F&SF Competition 
intentional  all stories, #3106-3119
1972 APR  Special James Blish Issue, includes a special cover by Judith Blish; the 6th issue dedicated to an author of note 
intentional  #3175 - James Blish: "Midsummer Century"; #3176 - Robert A.W. Lowndes: "James Blish: Profile"; #3177 - Lester del Rey: "The Hand at Issue"; #3178 - Mark Owings: "James Blish: Bibliography"
1972 MAY  Science Fiction and the University Issue 
intentional  #3195 - Ferman: "Science Fiction and the University"; #3196 - Tenn: "Jazz Then, Musicology Now"; #3197 - Clareson: "SF: The Academic Dimensions"; #3198 - Suvin: "Books"; #3199 - Asimov: "Science: Academe and I"; #3200 - Williamson: "Colleges Offering ..."
1972 OCT  23rd Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #3251-3261
1973 SEP  Special Frederik Pohl Issue, includes a special cover by Carol Pohl; the 7th issue dedicated to an author of note 
intentional  #3399 - Frederik Pohl: "In the Problem Pit"; #3400 - Lester del Rey: "Frederik Pohl: Frontiersman"; #3401 - Mark Owings: "Frederik Pohl: Bibliography"
1973 OCT  24th Anniversary All-Star Issue 
intentional  all stories, #3410-3422
1974 APR  Special Robert Silverberg Issue, includes a special cover by Ed Emsh; the 8th issue dedicated to an author of note 
intentional  #3484 - Robert Silverberg: "Born With the Dead"; #3485 - Barry N. Malzberg: "Robert Silverberg"; #3486 - Thomas D. Clareson: "Robert Silverberg: The Compleat Writer"; #3487 - Donald H. Tuck: "Robert Silverberg: Bibliography"
1974 OCT  25th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #3557-3570
1975 MAR  Special All-Star Issue 
intentional  all stories, #3627-3638
1975 OCT  26th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #3715-3725
1976 OCT  27th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #3862-3873
1976 NOV  Special Damon Knight Issue, includes a special cover by Ed Emsh; the 9th issue dedicated to an author of note 
intentional  #3874 - Damon Knight: "I See You"; #3875 - Theodore Sturgeon: "Damon: An Appreciation"; #3876 - Vincent Miranda: "Damon Knight: Bibliography"; #3878 - John Grabowski: "Damon Knight Word-Wise"(a word search puzzle)
1977 JUL  Special Harlan Ellison Issue, includes a special cover by Kelly Freas; the 10th issue dedicated to an author of note 
intentional  #3976 - Harlan Ellison: "Jeffty Is Five"; #3977: "Alive and Well and On a Friendless Voyage"; #3978: "Working With the Little People"; #3979: "You Don't Know Me, I Don't Know You"; #3980 - Robert Silverberg: "Harlan"; & #'s 3981(Delap), 3982(Swigart)
1977 OCT  28th Anniversary All-Star Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4018-4029
1978 MAR  Special All-Star Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4082-4093
1978 APR  Special All British Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4094-4105, with the exception of the regular contributors, Gahan Wilson(cartoon), Baird Searles(movie review), Isaac Asimov(science essay)
1978 OCT  29th Anniversary All-Star Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4170-4181
1978 NOV  Isaac Asimov's 20th Anniversary Science Essay Issue 
intentional  #4191 - Isaac Asimov: "A Checklist of Isaac Asimov's F&SF Science Essays, 1958-1978"; #4192 - Isaac Asimov: "Science: Fifty Million Big Brothers"
1979 FEB  two "stories that concern the problems of aging ... the solutions of the protagonists are so similar" 
unintentional  #4224 - James Patrick Kelly: "Not to the Swift"; #4231 - Stephen Dixon: "A Home Away From Home"
1979 MAY  Special All-Star Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4257-4272
1979 OCT  30th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4329-4365; includes 32 F&SF reprints
1980 SEP  stories with after-the-holocaust themes 
unintentional  #4488 - Felix C. Gotschalk: "Among the Cliff-Dwellers of the San Andreas Canyon"; #4496 - Edward P. Hughes: "In the Name of the Father"
1980 OCT  31st Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4500-4510
1981 OCT  32nd Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4673-4687
1982 OCT  33rd Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #4863-4877
1983 JAN  two stories that deal with the problems "associated with cryogenic suspension" 
unintentional  #4910 - L.S. Blanchard: "Mirror of the Soul"; #4918 - R. Bretnor: "Cryogenesis"
1983 APR  a book review by Algis Budrys with a long essay on Gene Wolfe, & a vignette by Gene Wolfe 
unintentional  #4955 - Algis Budrys: "Books"; #4956 - Gene Wolfe: "A Solar Labyrinth"
1983 OCT  34th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #5044-5057
1984 OCT  35th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #5214-5224
1984 DEC  a short story by Rudy Rucker, followed by an interview/biographical of Rucker by Charles Platt 
unintentional  #5240 - Rudy Rucker: "Monument to the Third International"; #5241 - Charles Platt: "Profile of Rudy Rucker"
1985 OCT  36th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #5374-5385
1986 OCT  37th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #5544-5557
1987 OCT  38th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #5717-5734
1988 OCT  39th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #5892-5904
1989 OCT  40th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6051-6072
1990 OCT  41st Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6227-6239
1990 DEC  Special Stephen King Issue, includes a special cover by Anita Kunz; the 11th issue dedicated to an author of note 
intentional  #6255 - Ferman: "In This Issue"; #6256 - King: "The Moving Finger"; #6257 - Budrys: "Stephen King"; #6258 - De Filippo: "Stephen King: Bibliography"; #6259 - King: "Author's Note"; #6260 - King: "The Bear"
1991 JUL  stories that "examine what can happen when we preserve the past while moving into the future" is the informal theme of this issue, as explained in the editorial by the new editor of F&SF, Kristine Kathryn Rusch(#6361) 
unintentional  #6362 - Cassutt: "Extraordinary Measures"; #6368 - Reed: "Pipes"; #6369 - Springer: "Autumn Mist"; #6370 - Engstrom: "The Pan Man"; #6373 - Koja: "Angels in Love"; #6375 - Caves: "Fetch Felix"
1991 AUG  "Fiction that gives me a new perspective on a place I've already seen," fictional themes in an exotic locale, made new: the informal theme of this issue, as expressed in Rusch's editorial(#6378) 
unintentional  #6380 - Hoing: "City of the Dreadful Night"; #6381 - Taylor: "The Tale of the Two Queens"; #6382 - Kimbriel: "Triad"; #6387 - Sterling: "The Unthinkable"; #6389 - Hartmann: "Henry in the Trees"; #6392 - Cross: "Johnny's Inferno"; #6394 - by Dean Whitlock
1991 AUG  a secondary informal theme of this issue, is Death, as explained in the editorial by Kristine Kathryn Rusch(#6378) 
unintentional  #6392 - Ronald Anthony Cross: "Johnny's Inferno"; #6394 - Dean Whitlock: "The Woman, the Pilot, the Raven"
1991 AUG  two stories in this issue that deal with international relations 
unintentional  #6387 - Bruce Sterling: "The Unthinkable"; #6389 - Gregor Hartmann: "Henry in the Trees"
1991 SEP  "Children & childhood are the (informal) themes linking most of the stories in this issue. Each story propounds its own theory," as explained in the editorial by Kristine Kathryn Rusch(#6395) 
unintentional  #6397 - Stableford: "The Invisible Worm"; #6401 - Hightower: "Journal of the First Voyage"; #6403 - Kushner: "The Swordsman Whose Name ..."; #6405 - Hensley: "Alvin's Witch"; #6406 - DiChario: "The Power of Love"; #6410 - Rusch: "Dancers Like Children"
1991 OCT/NOV   (#484-485)  42nd Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6411-6431
1991 OCT/NOV  "Anniversaries are ... ways of keeping track of time ... (This) double issue (is) filled with stories about time ... in more ways than one," as explained in the editorial by Kristine Kathryn Rusch(#6411) 
unintentional  #6412 - Carolyn Ives Gilman: "The Honeycrafters"; #6413 - Sheri S. Tepper: "The Gourmet"; #6416 - Bradley Denton: "Rerun Roy, Donna, and the Freak"; #6422 - Mike Resnick: "Winter Solstice"

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