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FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: STORIES (by date)
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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1986 JAN  Wilson, Robert Charles  State of the Art  ss  N-1987 LOC, short story; has novels Memory Wire(1987; N-1988 & 1989 ARR), in which the protagonists make contact with a 'lost world' through dream stones; Gypsies(1989; N-1990 & 1991 ARR), deals w. children who can make contact w. parallel worlds(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Richard A. Lupoff, from fan writer to sf writer; Richard A. Lupoff: Lovecraft's Book; Sam Moskowitz(ed): A. Merritt: Reflections in the Moon Pool; Robert Sampson: Yesterday's Faces(Vol. 1, Glory Figures; Vol. 2, Strange Days)
   Gallagher, Stephen  To Dance by the Light of the Moon  nv  has movie novelization, Saturn 3(1980); novel Chimera(1982), a variation on the Frankenstein myth in which the monster is a hybrid apeman created by a government DNA research project(Clute)
   Wisman, Ken  Christmas Tree, The  ss  has coll. Frost on the Window(1995), of 14 Christmas stories; has fantasy novelette, Eden(2001 chap)
   Naegele, Amyas  Rise and Fall of Father Alex, The  nv  N-1987 WFA, short fiction; he lives & works in NYC, a graduate of Cornell Univ.; a runner-up in 1984 Redbook fiction contest for young writers; has been pub. in several literary magazines
   Tilley, Robert J.  Outsider  ss 
   Farris, Joseph  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 14: In Which We Sail to the Edge of the World and Confront the Abyss, Having Run Out of Steam  mr  essay: sf/f time travel movies; Back to the Future(1985), dir. Robert Zemeckis, producer Steven Spielberg, stars Michael J. Fox; The Bride(1985), stars Jennifer Beals; Teen Wolf(1985); Fright Night(1985); Kiss of the Spider Woman(1985)
   Jacobs, Harvey  Seymourlama  ss  this story was bought & made into a segment of the TV series, Tales from the Darkside(1984-88, 92 episodes)
   Mueller, Richard  Creature of Water, A  ss  "a story about loss & its impact upon the creative process. A year previously I had lost the love of a woman who meant everything to me ... no matter what happens you go on and do and give your best"
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Chemistry of the Void  sces  space, interstellar space, or the void, Part 2 of 2; the elements & molecules that make up interstellar dust & space, and how it was found out; Part 1 in 1985 DEC(#5411)
   Benford, Gregory  Newton Sleep  nv  N-1986 NEB; 1987 LOC, na; 1st & only story in Heroes in Hell series, 1 of 7 fantasy stories by 6 authors in Janet Morris(ed): Heroes in Hell(1986), "the greatest shared universe of all time"; other stories by C.J. Cherryh, David Drake, Chris Morris, etc
   Harris, S.  Cartoon  ct  Harris illustrated the book written by scientists Charles M. Wynn & Arthur W. Wiggins: The Five Biggest Ideas in Science(1997)
1986 FEB  Effinger, George Alec  Maureen Birnbaum at the Earth's Core (as told to Bitsy Spiegelman)  ss  2nd story in F&SF in Maureen Birnbaum ser.; ser. was coll. in Maureen Birnbaum, Barbarian Swordsperson: The Complete Stories(1993; N-1994 LOC); others in ser. in anth. Friesner(ed): Chicks in Chainmail('95), Nye(ed): Don't Forget Your Spacesuit, Dear('96)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: what creates a new writer; Lisa Goldstein: The Dream Years; Kim Stanley Robinson: The Memory of Whiteness; Robert A. Heinlein: The Cat Who Walks Through Walls
   Wightman, Wayne  Metaphysical Gun, The  nv  N-1987 LOC, novelette
   Black, Jennifer  Memories of Gwynneth  ss  her 1st pub. sf story; born in West Wales, became pub. at age 19; has sold a number of stories & articles to various publications under various names
   Marron, Lynn  We Call Them Flowers  ss  lives in CT; has written radio & TV scripts, texts for comic books
   Eisenberg, Larry  Me and My Shadow  ss  5th story in F&SF in Emmett Duckworth series
   Bradley, Marion Zimmer  Wandering Lute, The  nv  3rd story in F&SF in minstrel/magician Lythande ser.; some early stories in series coll. in Lythande(1986); also in Darkover seq., Shaara's Exile(1981 fixup), Hawkmistress!(1982), Thendara House(1983), City of Sorcery(1984), The Heirs of Hammerfell(1989)
   Elgin, Suzette Haden  Lo, How an Oak E'er Blooming  ss  N-1987 LOC, short story; in 1978 she founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, which gives out the Rhysling Awards; she W-1988 RHY for poem "Rocky Road to Hoe" in Star*Line 1987 SEP
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 14˝: In Which the Unheard-Of Is Heard, Kind Of  mr  essay: why critics, especially himself, can't keep their mouths shut; no movie reviews; see Ellison interview in Pulphouse: A Weekly Magazine, #1 1991 JUN 1
   Hurd, Jerrie W.  Observations on Sirenian Singing  ss  her 1st pub. sf story; has been pub. in several literary magazines; graduate of Univ. of Colorado, now lives in Portland, OR; teaches at Clark College(Vancouver)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Primate Speech Center  ct  has cartoon coll. 49 Dogs, 36 Cats and a Platypus(1999), in which only the platypus doesn't talk; some of his cartoons can be seen at www.impolitic.com/harris.htm
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Time Is Out of Joint  sces  time, how it was measured thruout history; why the solar day & the sidereal days are not the same length; has nf coll. The Dangers of Intelligence and Other Science Essays(1986)
   Griffin, Russell  Road King, The  ss  this story "may have been inspired by a visit with my son to our local model railroad store followed by a ... dinner where I began musing on how long it would be before the EPA banned cars altogether ..."; also in F&SF as Russell M. Griffin
   Dawes  Cartoon  ct 
1986 MAR  Tiptree, James Jr  Good Night, Sweethearts  nv  N-1987 LOC, novella; 2nd & last story in F&SF in Great North Rift series, to be coll. in The Starry Rift(1986); has novels Up the Walls of the World(1978; N-1979 LOC), Brightness Falls From the Air(1985; N-1986 LOC); coll. Crown of Stars(1988; N-1989 LOC)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: differences betw. mainstream(DF, or descriptive fiction) & SF(speculative fiction), Part 1 of 3; David Brin: The Postman; Bruce Sterling: Schismatrix; Gregg Rickman: Philip K. Dick: In His Own Words, & The Last Testament
   Fowler, Karen Joy  Wild Boys  ss  has colls. Artificial Things(1986; N-1986 DIC; 1987 LOC), Author's Choice Monthly #6: Peripheral Vision(1990 chap), Black Glass(1998; W-1999 WFA); joint coll. with Pat Murphy & Pat Cadigan, Letters from Home(1991), each with 6 stories in the book
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Hiller, Neil W.  Peace Feelers  ss  former Marine Corps officer; self-employed as reinsurance consultant; has co-written children's books with his wife, Barbara B. Hiller, one being a time travel story, On the Far Side of the Mirror(1986)
   Garnett, David S.  Still Life  nv  N-1987 HUG, short story; has edited anth. The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook 1(1988), #2(1989), #3(1990); Zenith: The Best in New British Science Fiction(1989), Zenith 2(1990); reincarnated the mag. in anth. form, New Worlds(1991), New Worlds 2(1992)
   Ellison, Harlan  Harlan Ellison's Watching, Installment 15: In Which a Gourmet Feast Is Prepared of Words a Mere Two Month' Old  mr  Brazil(1985), "the greatest sf film ever made ... one of the ten greatest films of all time," dir. Terry Gilliam, written by Gilliam, Charles McKeown, & Tom Stoppard, stars Robert De Niro, Jonathan Pryce, Katherine Helmond, Michael Palin, Kim Greist
   Reed, Kit  Dog of Truth, The  ss  has novel Fort Privilege(1985), a moral fable set in an expensive New York apartment building under siege from the innumerable homeless of the great city(Clute)
   Baloo  Cartoon  ct 
   Zebrowski, George  Gödel's Doom  ss  1st pub. in Popular Computing 1985 FEB; story based on philosophy of math, G.Z. says "SF is supposed to be a literature of ideas, but most of the time the ideas are merely superficial conceits"; has ya novels The Firebird(1979), A Silent Shout(1979)
   Harris, S.  Cartoon: Early Scientific Fraud  ct  Harris has a traveling exhibit of 65-70 of his cartoons that has been touring museums in the U.S. & Canada since 1984; incl. San Francisco's Exploratorium, MIT Museum, Chicago Academy of Science, Pittsburgh's Carnegie Museum of Natural History, etc.
   Di Filippo, Paul  Skintwister  ss  N-1987 LOC, short story
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Superstar  sces  stars, the largest stars; a sequel to essay "The Rule of the Numerous Small" in 1985 JUN(#5328), on the smallest stars; largest is R136a in the Tarantula Nebula
   Baker, Scott  Sea Change  ss  (1947- ) N-1987 LOC, ss; U.S. writer lives in France; 1st novel sf Symbiote's Crown(1978); other novels are fantasy or horror, Nightchild(1979; rev. 1983), Dhampire(1982); Firedance(1986), seq. Drink the Fire from the Flames(1987); coll. The Lurking Duck
   Frazier, Robert  Cometary Rag, A  pm  has Haiku poem series, 16 poems mainly in AMZ & ASI, between 1979-1986; has Encased in the Amber series of poems, four in anthologies & one in ASI 1987 MAR; also writes poetry as Robert A. Frazier
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 39  cmp  1st prize: Miki Magyar; 2nd prize: Robert Stacy; R-U: Stan Lee; Mark Bernstein; Michael J. Emery; Augustine Funnell; Harlan Ellison
   F&SF staff  Competition 40  cmp  suggested by Miki Magyar - "Fads are fantasy in action, on the mass level ... What will be the hot items of 1990?"; e.g.: cult hit musical "Bonzo Goes to Washington"
1986 APR  Watson, Ian  Cold Light  nv  N-1987 LOC, novelette; has horror novel Meat(1988), which depicts a world fighting back against those who refuse to eat meat
   Martin, H.  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: differences betw. fiction types, Part 2 of 3; 4 proses - journalism(all not fiction), descriptive fiction, speculative fiction, & metafiction(Borgés, Calvino); & the trans-generic horror fiction; S.P. Somtow: Vampire Junction; Michael Shea: In Yana
   Aandahl, Vance  Midnight Snack  ss 
   Tritten, Larry  Serendipity  ss 

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