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FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: SPECIAL ISSUE, THEME OR MOTIF (by type)
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Issue Date  Theme 
Type  Stories
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 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 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 OCT  34th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #5044-5057
1984 OCT  35th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #5214-5224
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 OCT/NOV   (#484-485)  42nd Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6411-6431
1992 OCT/NOV   (#497-498)  43rd Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6604-6623
1993 OCT/NOV   (#509-510)  44th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6780-6796
1994 OCT/NOV   (#521-522)  45th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #6960-6981
1995 OCT/NOV  (#533-534)  46th Anniversary Issue 
intentional  all stories, #7149-7172
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
1952 FEB  mentioned in one story intro, 3 stories that show sf "can be a vehicle of deeply sincere religious expression" 
unintentional  #161 - R. Bretnor: "Mrs. Poppledore's Id"; #162 - Mildred Clingerman: "Minister Without Portfolio"; #171 - Edward Everett Hale: "Hands Off"
1954 NOV  two stories deal with the problems in the early days of spaceflight, one by a wife and child, second by the military and politicos 
unintentional  #557 - Judith Merril: "Dead Center"; #565 - Edmond Hamilton: "Sacrifice Hit"
1956 DEC  two stories with the same theme, that of a human body being taken over by another being, the control being complete when the body is asleep 
unintentional  #869 - Anthony Boucher: "Gandolphus"; #870 - Jane Roberts: "The Red Wagon"
1960 SEP  unitentionally most of the stories in this issue share a theme - easy for man to fail to realize what is happening to him & the world around him - and this can be very dangerous 
unintentional  #1447 - Evelyn E. Smith: "A Day in the Suburbs"; #1448 - Raffel: "Goodbye"; #1449 - Dickson: "Button, Button"; #1450 - Bretnor: "The Man on Top"; #1453 - Elliott: "The NRACP"; #1454 - Reed: "Two in Homage"; #1455 - Whitehill: "Doctor Royker's Experiment"
1962 DEC  Special Binary Issue; cover art of binary stars & two science articles on binary numbers 
unintentional  includes cover art of binary star by Chesley Bonestell & #1790 - Isaac Asimov: "Science: One, Ten, Buckle My Shoe"; #1791 - Frederik Pohl: "On Binary Digits and Human Habits"
1963 MAR  two stories that share the same theme - that the protagonist of the story believes that the world is centered around him 
unintentional  #1830 - Avram Davidson: Introduction to "The Question" ... and "The Importance of Being Important"; #1831 - Larry M. Harris & Donald E. Westlake: "The Question"; #1832 - Calvin W. Demmon: "The Importance of Being Important"
1964 JUN  one story in this issue & one in next issue(1964 JUL) are science fiction stories that explore the Presidential theme(both written before the death of President Kennedy) 
unintentional  #2055 - Avram Davidson: "The Unknown Law"
1964 JUL  one story in this issue & one in the previous issue(1964 JUN) are science fiction stories that explore the Presidential theme(both written before the death of President Kennedy) 
unintentional  #2057 - Philip K. Dick: "Cantata 140"
1966 APR  a story & an article, both on the same subject: memory transference 
unintentional  #2327 - Philip K. Dick: "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale"; #2334 - Theodore L. Thomas: "The Science Springboard: Injected Memory"
1966 MAY  a book review, an introduction & an article about H.P. Lovecraft 
unintentional  #2345 - Fritz Leiber: "Books"(includes an essay on the book Lovecraft: Selected Letters, 1911-1924); #2350 - Avram Davidson: "Introduction to ..."(#2351); #2351 - J. Vernon Shea: "H.P. Lovecraft: The House and the Shadows"
1966 AUG  a story with a "dizzying view of the universe(s)", & a science essay with "a more rational discussion of cosmogony"(what Ferman calls 'editorial balance') 
unintentional  #2384 - Moses Mallette: "The Seven Wonders of the Universe"; #2390 - Isaac Asimov: "Science: BB or Not BB, That Is the Question"
1966 AUG  a two-part novella by John Brunner, & a book review with a long essay on Brunner's works 
unintentional  #2380 - John Brunner: "The Productions of Time"; #2383 - Judith Merril: "Books" (includes a long essay on Brunner's works)
1967 AUG  two stories that are concerned with mosquitoes or other insects 
unintentional  #2518 - Ted Thomas: "The Science Springboard: Mosquito"; #2519 - Charles Harness: "Bugs"
1967 AUG  three stories "deal in some manner with either the arms, space, or intelligence race between the Soviet Union & the U.S." 
unintentional  #2510 - Tom Purdom: "Reduction in Arms"; #2511 - Ilya Varshavsky: "The Conflict"; #2519 - Charles Harness: "Bugs"
1967 SEP  two stories with a common theme, "a confrontation between West African magic & British-American rationalism" 
unintentional  #2527 - Shamus Frazer: "The Cyclops Juju"; #2528 - William Sambrot: "Night of the Leopard"

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