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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1956 JAN  Kornbluth, C.M.  Cosmic Charge Account, The  nv  in F&SF anthology as "The Cosmic Expense Account"; has solo novel Not This August(1955; exp. by Pohl 1981); has novels with Frederik Pohl The Space Merchants(GAL 1952 JUN-AUG as "Gravy Planet"; 1953), Search the Sky(1954; rev. by Pohl 1985)
   Abernathy, Robert  Year 2000, The  vi 
   Clarke, Arthur C.  What Goes Up   ss  1st & only story in F&SF in White Hart Tavern series; others stories in series pub. in var. magazines; coll. in Tales of the White Hart(1957); four early stories pub. in fanzines 1937-42 were coll. in The Best of Arthur C. Clarke 1937-1971(1973 UK)
   Miller, P. Schuyler  Daydream  ss  (1912-1974) 1st pub. in Donald A. Wollheim(ed): The Girl with the Hungry Eyes(1949); Peter Schuyler Miller; book reviewer for ASF(1945 APR-1975 JAN), won 1963 special Hugo for his reviews; 1st story pub. "The Red Plague" in WOS 1930 JUL
   McClintic, Winona  Anti-Climax, The  pm 
   Lindner, Robert  Jet-Propelled Couch, The  ar  (1914-1956) 1st pub. in The Jet-Propelled Couch and Other True Psychoanalytical Tales(1955; vt The Fifty-Minute Hour); psychoanalyst & prison psychologist; author of Rebel Without a Cause: The Hypnoanalysis of a Criminal Psychopath(nf, 1944)
   Wellman, Manly Wade  On the Hills and Everywhere  ss  9th story Silver John ser.; has novel Island in the Sky(TWS 1941 OCT; 1961); Manly's brother, Paul, is a writer of historical novels & nf books of the Southwest, incl. The Iron Mistress(1951), Ride the Red Earth(1958), Death on the Prairie(1987 nf)
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Dikty(ed): The Best S-F Stories and Novels, 1955; Kornbluth: Not This August; Brackett: The Long Tomorrow; Asimov: The End of Eternity; H. Chandler Elliott: Reprieve from Paradise; J.T. McIntosh: The Fittest; Sam Merwin: Three Faces of Time
   Cogswell, Theodore R.  Threesie  ss  (1918-1987) see sequels, of sorts, a triptych inspired by this story, in F&SF 1956 NOV, stories #862, 863 & 864; Theodore Rose Cogswell, writer & academic, was ambulance driver on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War
   Carter, Paul A.  Unbalanced Equation  nv  this story was written before Richardson's article(#721) in F&SF 1955 DEC on Martian explorers sexual mores, tho it's pub. afterwards; has novel with Gregory Benford, Iceborn(1989, in George Zebrowski: Synergy 3 as "Proserpina's Daughter"; exp. 1989 chap)
   Clingerman, Mildred  Mr. Sakrison's Halt  ss 
1956 FEB  Knight, Damon  Country of the Kind, The  ss  has short story "To Serve Man" in GAL 1950 NOV, was made into a famous 1962 episode (#89) of TV series, The Twilight Zone; 1st novel Hell's Pavement(ASF 1952 JAN as "The Analogues"; exp. 1955 fixup; vt Analogue Men, 1962)
   Searle, Ronald  Cartoon  ct  1st pub. in his coll. The Female Approach(1954); served in WWII in Royal Engineers painting camouflage, & was interned in a Japanese POW camp for over 3 years; pub. book of sketches made in Changi Camp, To the Kwai and Back: War Drawings 1939-1945(1986)
   Blish, James  Time to Survive, A  na  1st & only story in F&SF in Pantropy series; part of a novel, being a coll. of linked stories, The Seedling Stars(var. mags. 1952-56; 1957), deals with pantropy as man takes to the stars; his 4 Okie novels combined in one volume, Cities in Flight(1970)
   Bennett, Kem  Rufus  ss 
   Lewis, C.S.  Shoddy Lands, The  ss  (1898-1963) working name for Clive Staples Lewis, U.K. author & professor, born in Belfast; has Dr. Ransom Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet(1938), Perelandra(1943), That Hideous Strength(1945); see biographies by A.N. Wilson, & by Green and Hopper
   deFord, Miriam Allen  Martie and I  ss  also in F&SF with co-author Anthony Boucher
   McClintic, Winona  Ultimate Price, The  ss 
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Bradbury: The October Country; Sturgeon: Caviar; Kuttner & Moore: No Boundaries; Brown: Martians, Go Home; Sloane: The Edge of Running Water; Heinlein: Tunnel in the Sky; Norton: Star Guard; Wollheim: The Secret of the Martian Moons
   Beaumont, Charles & Chad Oliver  I, Claude  ss  2nd story Claude Adams series, 1st was in F&SF 1955 APR(#636) under Oliver & Beaumont
   Maddux, Rachel  Final Clearance  ss  (1912-1983) wn. for Rachel Maddux Baker; grad. Univ. of Kansas; 1st story pub. na "Turnip's Blood" in Story Mag. 1936 DEC, anth. The Flying Yorkshire(1938), & in her autobiography, Communication(1941 unpub.; 1991); 1st novel The Green Kingdom(1957; 1993)
   Asimov, Isaac  Message, The  vi  has novel The End of Eternity(1955), a complex tale of time travel & time paradoxes, considered by some to be his best work(Clute); colls. The Martian Way and Other Stories(1955), Earth Is Room Enough(1957), Nine Tomorrows: Tales of the Near Future(1959)
   Pohl, Frederik  Census Takers, The  ss  (1919- ) member Futurians, writer, editor, agent; AAF weatherman in Italy in WWII; married to Judith Merril(1949-52); collab. w. many authors, used many ps., incl. James MacCreigh for solo work; also in F&SF w. co-author William Morrison, C.M. Kornbluth
1956 MAR  Anderson, Poul  Superstition  nv  has novels Perish by the Sword(1959), The Golden Slave(1960; rev. 1980), Murder in Black Letter(1960), Rogue Sword(1960), Murder Bound(1962) - all associational; has fixup novel Twilight World(ASF 1947 MAR, JUL; 1961)
   Searle, Ronald  Cartoon  ct  1st pub. in coll. The Female Approach(1954); W-1959, 1965, 1986-1987 Plaque Award, Advertising; W-1980 Plaque Award, Magazine/Book Illustration; designed animated films Dick Deadeye(1975), sequences in Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines(1965)
   Vandercook, John W.  Challenge, The  ss  (1902-1963) 1st pub. in EQMM 1952 JUL; war correspondent & news analyst for ABC; has nf Tom-Tom(1926), about Surinam; Dark Islands(1937), about Fiji, New Guinea & the Solomon Islands; biography of Henri Christophe, Emperor of Haiti, Black Majesty(1928)
   Smith, Evelyn E.  Captain's Mate, The  ss 
   Saki  Wolves of Cernogratz, The  ss  1st pub. in The Morning Post, 7 JAN 1913, & in colls. The Toys of Peace(1919), & The Complete Short Stories of Saki(1930; exp.1948); see biographical memoir by Saki's sister, Ethel M. Munro: The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope, and Other Stories(1995)
   Oliver, Chad  North Wind  ss  also in F&SF with co-author Charles Beaumont in Claude Adams series, 1955 APR(#636) & 1956 FEB(#751)
   Beaumont, Charles  Science Screen, The  mr  The Incredible Shrinking Man(to come out in 1957); King Dinosaur; Tarantula! (1955); Ulysses(1955)
   Hubbard, P.M.  Lion  vi  has mystery/suspense novels Cold Waters(1969), High Tide(1970), The Dancing Man(1971)
   Priestley, J.B.  Night Sequence  nv  1st pub. in his coll. The Other Place(1953); has nf English Journey(1934), Man and Time(1964), Over the Long High Wall(1972); see books Susan Cooper: J.B. Priestley: Portrait of an Author(1970), & Vincent Brome: J.B. Priestley(1988)
   de Camp, L. Sprague  What Is a Rosicrucian?  ar  small correction in F&SF 1956 JUN p.38; most famous work is novel Lest Darkness Fall(UNK 1939 DEC; 1941); has colls. Divide and Rule(1948; story alone 1990 chap), The Wheels of If(UNK 1940 OCT; 1948), The Undesired Princess(1951; title story, 1990)
   Urban, Helen M.  Finer Breed, The  ss  has short stories "Pass the Salt" in SCF #13 1955, "Heart Ache" in AUT #65 1956, "The Cat & the Canaries" in FUN 1957 FEB, "The Glory of Ippling" in GAL 1962 DEC, & "Tag" in Asimov, etal(ed): Microcosmic Tales(1980)
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading: Best Science-Fantasy Books of 1955, The  br  the sf book market in 1955 in brief: novels, short story collections, anthologies, critique, unclassified, fantasy, folklore, nf, humor, juveniles
   Bradbury, Ray  Dragon, The  vi  1st pub. in ESQ 1955 AUG; has coll. The Illustrated Man(1951; N-1952 IFA; 1970 HUG; 3 stories made into 1969 movie), juvenile novel Switch on the Night(1955; 1993; N-1994 LOC), colls. The Golden Apples of the Sun(1953), The October Country(1956)
   Brode, Anthony  Flying Chaucer  pm  (1923- ) U.K. author& newspaperman; has nf books To Bed on Thursday(1958), a satire on his days as a news reporter; Picture a Country Vicarage(1956), Wayward Vicarage(1959)
1956 APR  Moore, Ward  No Man Pursueth  nv 
   United States Air Force  Unidentified Aerial Objects  ar  1st pub. in ?; the U.S.A.F. gives a negative report on the possibility of UFOs
   Felsen, Henry Gregor  Spaceman Cometh, The  ss  (1916-1995) 1st pub. in COL, 11 NOV 1955; has ya novels Hot Rod(1951), Street Rod(1953), The Boy Who Discovered the Earth(1955), Boy Gets Car(1960; vt Road Rocket), A Teen-Ager's First Car(1967), The Spaceman Cometh: Why the Earth Was Not Invaded(1971)
   Bloch, Robert  I Kiss Your Shadow  ss  Bloch modelled stories "A Good Night's Work"(UNK 1941 OCT), sequel "The Eager Dragon"(WRT 1943 JAN) on work of Damon Runyon(1884-1946); "Nursemaid to Nightmares"(WRT 1942 NOV), sequel "Black Barter"(WRT 1943 SEP) on Thorne Smith(1893-1934)(Clute)
   St. Clair, Eric  Motorman's Glove, The  ss  1st pub. in 1949
   Godwin, Tom  Operation Opera  ss  (1915-1980) 1st story pub. sf "The Gulf Between" in ASF 1953 OCT; has famous story "The Cold Equations" in ASF 1954 AUG(see article on story in NYRSF 2002 MAR); see articles by Diane Godwin Sullivan: "Tom Godwin: A Personal Memory" in Quantum #37
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  UFO books, incl.: George Adamski: Inside the Space Ships; Harold T. Wilkins; Major Donald E. Keyhoe: The Flying Saucer Conspiracy; & f & sf books, Clarke: The City and the Stars; James Helvick: Overdraft on Glory; Alfred Toombs: Good as Gold
   Wilson, Richard  Don't Fence Me In  vi  a founding member of the Futurians, director of the News Bureau of Syracuse University until he retired in 1982
   Hubbard, P.M.  Free Flight  pm  has mystery/suspense novels The Whisper in the Glen(1972), A Rooted Sorrow(1973)
   Novotny, John  On Camera  ss 
   McComas, J. Francis  Shock Treatment  nv  1st pub. in Raymond J. Healey(ed): 9 Tales of Space and Time(1954); co-edited with Boucher the first three volumes of The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction(1952), #2(1953), & #3(1954)
   Cockburn, Claud  Incredulity of Colonel Mumph, The  vi  (1904-1981) 1st pub. in Punch; working name for Francis Claud Cockburn; has ps. James Helvick under which he has the novel Overdraft on Glory(1955), & has pub. short stories in LIL, PST, & the U.K.'s Argosy, mostly in the 1950s
1956 MAY  Kuttner, Henry & C.L. Moore  Rite of Passage  nv  story followed by checklist of books by Kuttner & Moore; Kuttner's 1st story pub. "The Graveyard Rats," WRT 1936 MAR; has Tony Quade ser.(TWS 1938-47), Pete Manx ser.(TWS 1939-44), Galloway Gallegher ser.(ASF 1943-48), Hogben ser.(TWS 1947-49)

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