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FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: SPECIAL ISSUE, THEME OR MOTIF (by date)
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Issue Date  Theme 
Type  Stories
1992 APR  stories that explore perception and memory 
unintentional  #6502 - Ray Vukcevich: "Mom's Little Friends"; #6505 - Pat Cadigan: "True Faces"; #6506 - Pat Murphy: "Going Through Changes"; #6507 - Paul J. McAuley: "Prison Dreams"
1992 JUN  stories with "odd and varied look(s) at mysticism in everyday life" 
unintentional  #6534 - Koja: "The Company of Storms"; #6538 - Tiedemann: "Shattered Template"; #6540 - Kale: "Miracle in a Small Village"; #6541 - Reed: "Birth Day"; #6543 - Winter: "Infinity Syrup"; #6544 - Tilton: "The Twelve Swans"; #6547 - Carroll: "Uh-Oh City"
1992 AUG  stories set in exotic locales 
unintentional  #6570 - Stephen Kraus: "In the Land of Grass"; #6576 - Vance Aandahl: "The First Invention"; #6581 - Ray Aldridge: "Winedark"; #6583 - Marc Laidlaw: "The Vulture Maiden"
1992 OCT/NOV   (#497-498)  43rd Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6604-6623
1992 DEC  two stories that were inspired by Mary Shelley's classic novel, Frankenstein 
unintentional  #6629 - Brian W. Aldiss: "Common Clay"; #6634 - Madeleine E. Robins: "Willie"
1993 JAN  ghost stories for the holidays 
unintentional  #6650 - Nina Kiriki Hoffman: "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentle Ghosts"; #6651 - Marina Fitch: "The Ghosts on Christmas Eaves"
1993 OCT/NOV   (#509-510)  44th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6780-6796
1994 MAR  a look at deities & myth 
unintentional  #6850 - James Morrow: "Director's Cut"; #6851 - Esther M. Friesner: "Two Lovers, Two Gods, and a Fable"
1994 JUL  baseball, softball, Little League related stories 
unintentional  #6911 - Esther M. Friesner: "Jesus at the Bat"; #6913 - Robert Grossbach: "A Feel for the Game"
1994 OCT/NOV   (#521-522)  45th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6960-6981
1995 JAN  Christmas holiday stories 
unintentional  #7005 - Leslie What: "Compatibility Clause"; #7015 - David Bischoff: "Santa Ritual Abuse"; #7017 - Nina Kiriki Hoffman: "Home for Christmas"
1995 JUL  baseball stories 
unintentional  #7109 - Robert J. Levy: "New Horizons in Stickball"; #7111 - Dale Bailey: "The Resurrection Man's Legacy"
1995 AUG  weather stories 
unintentional  #7121 - Robert Reed: "Our Prayers Are With You"; #7123 - Raymond Steiber: "Dry August"
1995 OCT/NOV  (#533-534)  46th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #7149-7172
1996 MAR  stories in this issue by an F&SF columnist 
unintentional  #7227 - Bruce Sterling: "The Littlest Jackal"; #7236 - Harlan Ellison: "Midnight in the Sunken Cathedral"; #7239 - Gregory Benford & David Brin: "Paris Conquers All"
1996 MAR  3 stories in this issue that will be pub. in Kevin J. Anderson(ed): War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches(1996), an anth. to commemorate H.G. Wells' short novel War of the Worlds(1898) 
intentional  #7234 - Mike Resnick: "The Roosevelt Dispatches"; #7239 - Gregory Benford & David Brin: "Paris Conquers All"; #7240 - Dave Wolverton: "After a Lean Winter"
1996 APR  an editorial introducing the story, "The Refuge," by Alan Brennert, which was written at the same time as a teleplay for Showtime's Outer Limits series, & will be aired in May 1996; readers asked to compare the story in F&SF with the story on Showtime 
intentional  #7241 - Kristine Kathryn Rusch: "Editorial"; #7253 - Alan Brennert: "The Refuge"
1996 JUN  New Writer Issue; 7 stories by new authors Michael A. Martin, Amy Sterling Casil, Michael Libling, Arinn Dembo, Matthew Wells, Jacqueline Hooper, & Gordon Gross(collab. ps. for husband/wife Eve Gordon & Harold Gross) 
intentional  #7278 - Martin: "Spelunking at the Cavern"; #7284 - Casil: "Jonny Punkinhead"; #7285 - Libling: "Sitters"; #7287 - Dembo: "Sisterhood of the Skin"; #7289 - Wells:"The Auschwitz Circus"; #7290 - Hooper: "Acheter"; #7291 - Gross: "Communion"
1996 OCT/NOV  47th Anniversay Issue 
intentional  all stories, #7349-7369
1997 APR  3 stories inspired by this issue's cover art by Barclay Shaw; the authors agreed amongst themselves to write in 3 genres; includes an editorial by Rusch, in which she introduces this issue 
intentional  #7433 - Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Editorial; #7437 - Mike Resnick: "The Gelfite Fish Girl"(fantasy); #7444 - Esther M. Friesner: "King of the Cyber Trifles"(sf); #7446 - Nina Kiriki Hoffman: "Manna"(horror)
1997 OCT/NOV  48th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #7537-7559
1998 JUL  F&SF Goes to the Movies Special Issue 
intentional  all stories, #7664-7682
1998 OCT/NOV  49th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #7719-7738
1999 OCT/NOV  50th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #7897-7928

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