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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1952 FEB  Fyfe, H.B.  Ransom  ss  has Bureau of Slick Tricks series in ASF(1948-52), & fixup novel D-99(1962) which is also in this series, which features wily humans outwitting dim-witted, often bureaucratic, aliens(LOC 1997 DEC, p.79); see his obit in LOC 1997 DEC
   de Camp, L. Sprague & Fletcher Pratt  Rape of the Lock, The  ss  6th story Gavagan's Bar series; de Camp & Pratt also collab. on novel The Carnelian Cube(1948), which was published several years after it was originally written(Clute); Pratt's full name was Murray Fletcher Pratt
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Report From the Editors  note  readers' responses to Cornell Woolrich's novella, "Jane Brown's Body," #139, in 1951 OCT
   Struther, Jan  Ugly Sister  ss  (1901-1953) 1st pub. in The London Mercury 1935 DEC; ps. for Joyce Maxtone Graham; coll. of ar's from The London Times, Mrs. Miniver(1939; made into 1942 movie), movie made 2nd most money in 1940s after Gone With the Wind; poetry coll. Glass Blower(1940)
   Poe, Edgar Allan  Hunting of the Slan, The  vi  (1808-1849) an extract from Marginalia, 1st pub. in The Southern Literary Messenger, 1849 JUN; a 2-paragraph filler; edited 4 mags., Southern Literary Messenger(1835-37), The Gentleman's Mag.(1839-40), Graham's Mag.(1841-42), Broadway Journal(1845-46)
   Reynolds, L. Major  Flood  ss  ps. for Louise Leipiar, well known sf fan, member of the Los Angeles Science Fiction Society(LASFS); pub. 1 poem & 12 stories in the genre between 1948-1955
   Bretnor, R.  Mrs. Poppledore's Id  nv 
   Clingerman, Mildred  Minister Without Portfolio  ss  (1918- ) her 1st pub. story; housewife from Arizona
   Coupling, J.J.  Good Life, The  ss  (1910-2002) ps. for John Robinson Pierce; writer, scientist at Bell Labs(1952-71), Prof. at California Institute of Technology since 1971; 1st story pub. sf "The Relics from the Earth" in SWS 1930 Mar under his own name
   Sullivan, Edward S.  8:29, The  ss  (1897-1985) ps. for Walter B. Gibson; magician, writer of true crime stories; ghosted books for Houdini; invented The Shadow under house ps. Maxwell Grant(wrote 283 of the 325 Shadow novels); see; wrote books on magic; used 80+ ps.
   Wyndham, John  Jizzle  ss  1st pub. in, and revised from, COL, 8 JAN 1949, as by John Beynon; has 1st novel The Secret People(1935, as by John Beynon), novel Planet Plane(1936 as Beynon; 1972 as Wyndham), coll. The Outward Urge(1959; rev. 1961) as Wyndham & Lucas Parkes
   Ready, W.B.  Giant Finn MacCool, The  ss  (1914-1981) 1st pub. in coll. The Great Disciple and Other Stories(1951); wn. name for William Bernard Ready, Cardiff, Wales-born Irishman; librarian at California before becoming the head librarian at McMaster Univ.(Hamilton, Ontario)
   Bradbury, Ray  Pedestrian, The  ss  1st pub. in The Reporter, 7 AUG 1951; much of his early work was space opera & was pub. in TWS & PLS; collab. with Leigh Brackett for "Lorelei of the Red Mist"(PLS 1946 SUM); pub. many stories in WRT, then in 1950s in the slicks (ESQ, COL, PST, McCall's)
   Wanley, Nathaniel  Two Magicians, The  vi  an extract from The Wonders of the Little World, 1st pub. in 1678; a 1-paragraph filler
   Cassens, Kenneth H.  Lonely Worm, The  ss  (1922-2001) a bombadier of a B-17G Flying Fortress, the "Screwball Express" during WWII; his diary of his combat missions pub. in Screwball Express(1992); see website users.erinet/29562/ScrewballExpress/; pub. 10 stories in Bluebook from 1948 DEC-1950 OCT
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  Heinlein: The Day After Tomorrow, & The Green Hills of Earth, & The Puppet Masters; Sam Merwin Jr: The House of Many Worlds; Kenneth Fearing: Lonliest Girl in the World; Pratt(ed): Worlds of Wonder; W.B. Ready: The Great Disciple and Other Stories
   Hale, Edward Everett  Hands Off (Worlds of If: I.)  ss  (1822-1909) Worlds of If: Early Alternate Histories; 1st pub. anon. in HPM 1881 MAR; editor, clergyman, abolitionist; has colls. The Man Without a Country and Other Tales(1868), Sybaris and Other Homes(1869), The Brick Moon and Other Stories(1899)
   Thurber, James  If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox (Worlds of If: II.)  vi  (1894-1961) Worlds of If: Early Alternate Histories; 1st pub. in NYM, in 1930; writer & cartoonist; author of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"(1939; & in coll. My World—And Welcome To It), made into 1947 movie; has novel White Deer(1945)
   Seabright, Idris  Hole in the Moon, The  ss  Margaret St. Clair also pub. three stories to men's magazine Gent, in its 1958 SEP, 1959 FEB, & 1960 OCT issues
1952 APR  Nourse, Alan E.  Love Thy Vimp  ss  (1928-1992) 5th story BoIZ ser.(vimp); physician, editor, publisher of Chamberlain Press; 1st story pub. sf "High Threshold" in ASF 1951 MAR; has juvenile novels Trouble on Titan(1954), Junior Intern(1955), Rocket to Limbo(SAT 1957 OCT; 1957)
   Matheson, Richard  SRL Ad  ss  SRL, short for The Saturday Review of Literature; has novel/screenplay The Shrinking Man(1956; 1957 movie The Incredible Shrinking Man; W-1958 HUG), is about a man exposed to a toxic cloud who begins to shrink irreversibly(Clute)
   Linklater, Eric  Sealskin Trousers  ss  (1899-1974) 1st pub. in coll. Sealskin Trousers(1947); Scottish writer, has novels The Impregnable Women(1938), A Spell for Old Bones(1950), Mr. Byculla(1951), A Terrible Freedom(1966); colls. God Likes Them Plain(1935), A Sociable Plover(1957)
   Coppel, Alfred  Dreamer, The  ss  (1921- ) working name for Alfredo José de Marini y Coppel Jr; fighter pilot during WWII; 1st story pub. sf "Age of Unreason" in ASF 1947 DEC; has auto-racing action novel Hero Driver(1954)
   Boucher, Anthony  Anomaly of the Empty Man, The  ss  (1911-1968) 1st story of his Dr. Verner series(more stories in ser. was promised by Boucher); ps. for William Anthony Parker White; Boucher & J. Francis McComas were co-founders & co-editors of F&SF, & met while attending the Univ. of California(1930-32)
   Bowen, Elizabeth  Cheery Soul, The  ss  (1899-1973) 1st pub. in The Listener, 24 DEC 1942 & in coll. The Demon Lover and Other Stories(1945); born in Britain; 1st book coll. Encounters(1923); has novels The Last September(1929; 1999 movie), Death of the Heart(1939; 1985 movie), Eva Trout(1968)
   Barnett, C.A.  Tale to Tell, A  ss  his 1st pub. story
   Rogers, Kay  Bitterness of Ghoril, The  ss 
   Graves, Robert  Shout, The  ss  (1895-1985) 1st pub. in London in The Woburn Books #16(a chapbook), in 1929; basis of movie The Shout(1978); Robert Von Ranke Graves; U.K. poet, novelist & critic
   Jakes, John W.  Machine  vi  (1932- ) also in F&SF as John Jakes(1954 SEP, etc); 1st story pub. "The Dreaming Trees" in FAD 1950 NOV; used many ps. incl. house ps. Alexander Blade & S.M. Tenneshaw, active in many genres, has several historical books pub. as by Jay Scotland
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  best f/sf of 1951 include, Kem Bennett: The Fabulous Wink; John Collier: Fancies and Goodnights(W-1952 IFA, coll.); Gerald Heard: The Black Fox; Malcolm Jameson: Bullard of the Space Patrol
   Crawford, F. Marion  Doll's Ghost, The  ss  (1854-1909) 1st pub. in his coll. Uncanny Tales(London), or, Wandering Ghosts(US), in 1911; Francis Marion Crawford, born & lived mostly in Italy; has coll. The Upper Berth(1894), novels Man Overboard(1903), The Witch of Prague(1891), Khaled(1891)
   Nearing, H. Jr  Actinic Actor, The  nv  5th story in Profs. Ransom & MacTate series
   Goulart, Ron  Letters to the Editor  spf  (1933- ) reprint of his 1st pub. story, pub. in Univ. of California's(Berkeley) Pelican, 1950 OCT(humor mag.); letter column of fictitious 'Fantastic Space Tales'; Ronald Joseph Goulart
1952 JUN  Wilson, Richard  Love  ss  (1920-1987) has 1st story pub. sf "Retribution" in Science Adventure Stories 1938 OCT; also has stories "Murder from Mars" & "Stepsons of Mars" in AST 1940 APR, the latter story co-authored with C.M. Kornbluth, as by Ivar Towers
   Seabright, Idris  Causes, The  ss  under the ps. Wilton Hazzard, Margaret St. Clair wrote the article "Geronimo - Red Scourge of the Southwest" in Indian Stories 1950 SUM
   Wellman, Manly Wade  Desrick on Yandro, The  ss  2nd story Silver John ser.; see article on this story in NCLR #11 2002; S.J. 1st introduced in stories "Sin's Doorway"(WRT 1946 JAN), "Frogfather"(WRT 1946 NOV); has 1st book The Invading Asteroid(1932 chap), novel Giants from Eternity(STS 1939 JUL; 1959)
   Coons, Hannibal  Moon Maiden, The  ss  1st pub. in COL, 10 NOV 1951; has pub. 6 short stories in COL from 1950 JUL 15-1956 OCT 26, as well as 2 stories in PST; has article "The Idiot Sheet" in Argosy 1955 JUL, about TV's Bobby Bowman
   Dance, Clifton  Brothers, The  ss  Clifton L. Dance Jr; his 1st pub. story; a physician; he also has a short story, "A Matter of Ethics," published in F&SF 1954 NOV, under the pseudonym J.R. Shango
   Bretnor, R.  Finale  ss  1st pub. in Pacific Spectator, in 1949
   Robin, Ralph  Beach Thing, The  ss  has pub. 11 stories in F&SF, GAL, FAN & OWS between 1951-53; only other story pub. was short story "The Pygmies of Phobos" in AMZ 1936 APR
   Roessner, Elmer  Dragon on Somerset Street  ss  (1900-1972) 1st pub. in ESQ 1951 NOV; born in Oakland, CA; moved to NYC, working for news agencies, the N.Y. World Telegraph; prolific war pulp writer; wrote under ps. Dennis Murray for Women's News Service; grandfather of sf/f writer Michaela Roesnner
   Neville, Kris  Underground Movement  ss  has stories "Hunt the Hunter" in GAL 1951 JUN, & "The Toy" in IMG 1952 DEC
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  Lewis Padgett: Tomorrow and Tomorrow, & The Fairy Chessmen; Peter Lum: Fabulous Beasts; John W. Campbell Jr: The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology; Martin Greenberg(ed): Travelers of Space
   Lynch, Harold Jr  Artists at Work  ss  1st pub. story; Harold 'Hal' Lynch was the initiator of the Hugo Award
   Christie, Agatha  Call of Wings, The  ss  1st pub. in her coll. The Hound of Death & Other Stories(1933); has 1st novel The Mysterious Affair at Styles(1920), & said to mark start of golden age of mystery(DeAndrea), & which introduced Detective Hercules Poirot; creator of Miss Jane Marple series
   Reynolds, Mack  Business, As Usual, The  vi  (1917-1983) wn. for Dallas McCord Reynolds; 1st story pub. sf "Isolationist" in FAD 1950 APR; member American Socialist Labor Party; has used ps. Clark Collins, Guy McCord, Mark Mallory, Dallas Ross, 2 Gothics as Maxine Reynolds, 1 nf as Todd Harding
   Hale, Robert Beverly  Big Nasturtiums, The  pm  (1901-1985) 1st pub. in NYM, 3 FEB 1951; artist, grandson of Edward Everett Hale; born in Boston; went to, taught at Arts Student League; curator at Met. Museum of Art; has children's book Snowland(1971); several books on anatomy artistry, great masters
   Merwin, Sam Jr  Lambikin  ss  (1910-1996) wn. for W. Samuel Merwin Jr; writer & editor(of TWS, STS, FUN, etc.); 1st story pub. sf "The Scourge Below" in TWS 1939 OCT; has sf novels The House of Many Worlds(1951), Three Faces of Time(1955); see his obit in LOC 1996 APR(#423)
1952 AUG  Bester, Alfred  Hobson's Choice  ss  worked on Captain Marvel comic books, then moved to scripting radio serials Charlie Chan, & The Shadow, and the TV series Tom Corbett: Space Cadet
   de Camp, L. Sprague & Fletcher Pratt  Ancestral Amethyst, The  ss  7th story Gavagan's Bar ser.; Pratt & de Camp had routine for writing most except their later short stories: they both would outline a story, de Camp would do the 1st draft, Pratt the final draft, de Camp would then put on the finishing touches(Clute)

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