|FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: LETTERS (by author)
|Vonnegut, Kurt Jr
||tongue-in-cheek criticism of "Venus on the Half-Shell" by Kilgore Trout, in 1974-75 DEC-JAN
||Seoul, Korea; more reprints of traditional fantasy
|Walrafen, Verne R.
||Ozawkie, KS; praise for Neal Barrett Jr's "A Day at the Fair" in 1981 MAR; Ferman replies that Barrett is working on a sequel to this story
||response to Ellison letter(#75) & Malzberg article; praise for Budrys review in 1976 MAY, perhaps Ellison & Malzberg(from 1976 APR), "might read Budrys's piece & think on it a bit"
||criticism of Hilbert Schenck's "Buoyant Ascent" in 1980 MAR; "Mr. Schenck is so well informed, so verbally provocative, so able to deal with suspense & pathos, so why the hell does he have to screw it up with shithouse lingo?"
|Wegst, Walter F. PhD
||Director, Research & Occupational Safety, UCLA; criticism for the Richard Mueller story "Cenotaph" in 1983 JUN; "I am surprised & disappointed that a reputable sf publication would publish such trash"
||response to Ellison letter(#75) & Malzberg article in 1976 APR; "F&SF is the only viable medium left for creative short fiction ... you are in the mainstream"
|Weimer, C. Brian
||Bouckville, NY; criticism of Baird Searles mr/tvr of movie "Excalibur" in 1981 SEP; complaint that Searles "... ignored many of the fine things ... in order to capitalize on its far fewer weak points ..."
|Wellman, Manly W.
||reply by Manly & his son/collaborator Wade to letters in 1975 SEP which challenged the argument that Sherlock Holmes and his landlady Martha Hudson were lovers
|Whiteside, John M.
||strong criticism of FitzGerald story "The Vengeance of Nora O'Donnell" in 1983 APR; "In reading the story, one might be led to believe that the Irish people support the IRA ... (they) are not the saviors of Ireland, they are butchers"
||Modesto, CA; legal mistake in Harlan Ellison's "All the Lies That Are My Life" in 1980 NOV
|Wolf, Eric C.
||complaints on female lead characterizations in stories, "A Stillness at Sordera" by Thayer Waldo in 1976 MAR, & "He" by Alan Dean Foster in 1976 JUN
||Berkeley, CA; love
||Merrick, NY; criticism of John Clute br in 1982 FEB of his novel Journey from Flesh; "Clute claims to see cynical commercial ambition lurking between the lines of my novel ..."
||criticism of Algis Budrys br in 1977 MAR, concerning his review of John W. Campbell Jr's book The Space Beyond, & the afterword in the book by Zebrowski
||Morristown, NJ; response to Asimov,s science essay in 1990 MAY; "if certain candidates had some of the fire, commitment & calm reasoned smarts that you show in that essay, the Democratic party would not be in the trouble it's in"
|Zicree, Marc Scott
||Los Angeles, CA; the Special Marc Scott Zicree Issue of 1983 AUG
||Manitowoc, WI; response to Gottlieb letter in 1982 SEP; a 14-year old who loves to read, instead of playing Pac Man; "I would give anything to have a bookstore such as A Change of Hobbitt in my city"
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