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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1953 JAN  Leiber, Fritz  Big Holiday, The  ss  has novels Gather, Darkness!(ASF 1943 MAY-JUL; 1950), Conjure Wife(UNK 1943 APR; 1953; N-1987 LOC; made into 1944 movie Weird Woman, & 1962 movie Burn, Witch, Burn!), You're All Alone(FAD 1950 JUL; 1953; 1972; 1980), coll. Night's Black Agents(1947)
   Seeley, Mabel  Footprint, The  ss  (1903-1991) 1st pub. fantasy story, normally a detective & mainstream novelist; born in Hermanville, MN; earned a BA from the Univ. of Minnesota in 1926; 1st novel The Listening House(1938), The Chuckling Fingers(1941), The Whistling Shadow(1954)
   Wyndham, John  Perfect Creature  nv  1st pub. in TOW 1937 JAN, as "The Perfect Creature," & revised for F&SF; has his most famous novel The Day of the Triffids (1951; N-1952 IFA; 1963 movie); has novel The Kraken Wakes(1953; rev. vt Out of the Deeps, US); coll. Jizzle(1954)
   Pearson, Martin & Cecil Corwin  Mask of Demeter, The  ss  (1914-1990; 1923-1958) Martin Pearson ps. for Donald A. Wollheim; Cecil Corwin ps. for C.M. Kornbluth; Wollheim also in F&SF under ps. David Grinnell; Kornbluth also in F&SF by himself; 'Cecil Corwin' is main character of Kornbluth story #954, 1957 JUL
   Seabright, Idris  New Ritual  ss 
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Introduction to the Bureau of English Matriculation  in  introducing a policy which will present the works of foreign authors "who have markedly influenced the course of fantasy & science fiction in other lands, yet who have never been translated into English"; it introduces Kurd Lasswitz to F&SF's readers
   Lasswitz, Kurd  When the Devil Took the Professor  ss  (1848-1910) written in 1895, 1st pub. in ?; trans. from the German by Willy Ley (1906-1969); 1st major German sf writer, likened to Wells, Verne
   Elliott, Bruce  Last Magician, The  ss  has novel Asylum Earth(STS 1952 OCT; 1968)
   Stevenson, Robert Louis  Isle of Voices, The  ss  (1850-1894) 1st pub. in The National Observer, 4 FEB 1893; studied at Edinburgh Univ.; travelled extensively, settled in Samoa in 1890; suffered from tuberculosis; has novels Treasure Island(1882), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde(1886)
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  Clarke: Islands in the Sky; Poul Anderson: Vault of Ages; Chad Oliver: Mists of Dawn; Ruthven Todd: Space Cat; Wilson Tucker: The Long Loud Silence; van Vogt: Away and Beyond; Merril(ed): Beyond Human Ken; Bleiler & Dikty(ed): The Best S.F. Stories, 1952
   Gault, William Campbell  Joy Ride  ss  (1910-1999) 2nd story in F&SF, 1st under ps. Larry Sternig, story #104 F&SF 1951 JUN; mys. writer; born in Milwaukee, WI; has 1st detective novel Don't Cry for Me(1952; W-1952 EDG); The Cana Diversion(1982; W-Shamus); W-Shamus Lifetime Achievement Award
   Kirk, Russell  What Shadows We Pursue  ss  (1918-1994) on the faculty of Michigan State College, which he plans to leave; well-known writer on conservative thought & educational theory; has nf books The Conservative Mind(1953), The Portable Conservative Reader(1982)
   Gilbert, Doris  Chocolate Coach, The  ss  writer for TV
1953 FEB  de Camp, L. Sprague & Fletcher Pratt  Green Thumb, The  ss  9th story Gavagan's Bar series; Pratt has novella "The Blue Star" in Pratt(ed): Witches Three(1952; 1969), which was one of the Twayne Triplets series of coll. - Twayne being the publisher - each vol. coll. novellas with a common theme, was Pratt's idea
   La Farge, Oliver  Time Watcher, The  ss  1st pub. in ?; has book A Pictorial History of the American Indian(1956), has colls. All the Young Men(1976), Yellow Sun, Bright Sky: the Indian Stories of Oliver La Farge(1988)
   Henderson, Zenna  Loo Ree  ss 
   Oliver, Chad  Technical Advisor  ss  has a 1961 PhD in Anthroplogy from Univ. of California(L.A.), was a Prof. of Anthroplogy at the Univ. of Texas(Austin) until 1990, his fiction usually has an anthropological theme running through it, and many of the settings are in the Southwest(Clute)
   Wood, Christopher  Enemy, The  ss  has at least 23 humorous erotic novels in Confessions ser. under 3 ps., incl. Timothy Lea: Confessions of a Window Cleaner(1974; 1974 movie), etc; Rosie Dixon: Confessions of a Night Nurse('74; '78 movie), etc; Jonathan May: Confessions from the Beat('75)
   Clingerman, Mildred  Stickeney and the Critic  ss 
   Rogers, Kay  Experiment  vi 
   Goldstone, Herbert  Virtuoso  ss  (1921- )
   E.D.B.  Escapist, The  pm  1st pub. in the San Francisco Chronicle; ps. for ?
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  Bernard Wolfe: Limbo; Franz Kafka: Selected Stories of ...; Eric Frank Russell: Sentinels from Space; Leigh Brackett: The Starmen; Robert A. Heinlein: The Rolling Stones; C.S. Lewis: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; Carey Rockwell: Stand by for Mars!
   Randolph, Vance  Slipping Through the Keyhole  vi  2nd story Ozark folk tales series, coll. in We Always Lie to Strangers(1951), Who Blew up the Church House(1952), Down in the Holler(1953); has books Ozark Folksongs(1946-50; 4 vols.), Ozark Superstitions(1947), Ozark Magic & Fiolklore(1947)
   M'Intosh, J.T.  One in Three Hundred  nv  1st story Lt. Bill Easson series, has two other stories in series as by J.T. McIntosh; winner best story of 1953 in F&SF, contest results in 1954 MAY
   Knarr, Emilie H.  Carne Vale  vi  1st pub. story
   Bretnor, R.  Maybe Just a Little One  ss  reprint of his 1st pub. story, 1st pub. in HRP 1947 AUG
   E.D.B.  Solar Systems ...  pm  1st pub. in the San Francisco Chronicle; ps. for ?
   Dick, Philip K.  Roog  ss  born in Chicago; "lived most of his life in California , where most of his fiction was set ... attended college for one year at Berkeley, operated a record store & ran a classical-music program for a local radio station; he was married five times"(Clute)
1953 MAR  Boucher, Anthony  Other Inauguration, The  ss  has mystery novel The Case of the Baker Street Irregulars(1940 as A.B.); mystery novel Rocket to the Morgue(1942 as H.H.H.; 1952, 67, 75, 88 as A.B.), in which he portrays his sf friends(from Heinlein's Mañana Literary Society) as characters in a murder
   Sheckley, Robert  Monsters, The  ss  (1928- ) born in Brooklyn, NY; raised in Maplewood, N.J.; served in the Army in Korea; grad. from N.Y. Univ. in 1952; 1st story pub. "Final Examination" in IMG 1952 MAY; early 1950s wrote scripts for TV series Captain Video, as did Knight, & Kornbluth
   Middleton, Richard  Shepherd's Boy  vi  (1882-1911) 1st pub. in his posthumous coll. The Ghost Ship & Other Stories (1912); Richard Barham Middleton; U.K. writer, poet; has colls. The Day Before Yesterday(1913), The Pantomime Man(1933, ed John Gawsworth)
   Matheson, Richard  Disappearing Act  ss  has screenplay The Beat Generation(1959; aka This Rebel Age); has screenplays of the work of Edgar Allan Poe: House of Usher(1960), Pit and the Pendulum(1961), Tales of Terror(1962; aka Poe's Tales of Terror), The Raven(1963)
   Robin, Ralph  Inefficiency Expert  ss 
   Tucker, Wilson  Able to Zebra  ss  known to use names of sf fans & writers for the characters in his novels, and this habit of his has been called Tuckerisms; has novels Wild Talent(NWS 1954 AUG-OCT; 1954; exp. vt The Man from Tomorrow, 1955), Ice and Iron(1974; exp. 1975)
   Bigelow, Leslie  Sorcerer's Apprentice, The  ss  Prof. of English at Arizona State(Tempe)
   Nearing, H. Jr  Malignant Organ, The  ss  8th story in Profs. Ransom & MacTate series
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  best f/sf books in 1952 - R.B. Davis: Chivers' Life of Poe; Bradford Day(ed): Index to the S.-F. Magazines 1926-1950; C. Ryan(ed): Across the Space Frontier; Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus; Kurt Vonnegut: Player Piano
   Browne, Tom  Cat Was Black, The  ss  (1899- ?)
   Seabright, Idris  Thirsty God  ss 
   Parker, Richard  Wheelbarrow Boy, The  ss  (1915- ) 1st pub. in LIL; U.K. writer for children; has novels The Hendon Fungus(1968), The Old Powder Line(1971, a train is a time machine), A Time to Choose(1973); two novels are tales of magic, M for Mischief(1971), & Spell Seven(1971)
   Wellman, Manly Wade  Vandy, Vandy  ss  3rd story Silver John ser.; has novels Romance in Black(WRT 1938 JUN-AUG as "The Black Drama" by Gans T. Field; 1946), The Dark Destroyers(ASF 1938-39 DEC-JAN as "Nuisance Value"; exp. 1959; cut 1960), Sojarr of Titan(STS 1941 MAR; 1949)
1953 APR  M'Intosh, J.T.  Beggars All  nv  1st story pub. sf "The Curfew Tolls" in ASF 1950 DEC, as by J.T. M'Intosh; has 1st novel World Out of Mind(1953), about a disguised alien on an Earth dominated by aptitude tests, where he wins his way to the top & prepares the way for invasion(Clute)
   Carlson, Esther  Heads You Win …  ss  1st story Dr. Aesop Abercrombie series
   Neville, Kris  Mission  nv 
   Oliver, Chad  Anachronism  ss  has written many letters to the editor to various sf magazines(such as TWS), as a fan before & after his writing career took off; has 1st novel, a juvenile, The Mists of Dawn (1952), in which a young boy travels back in time to the dawn of man
   Chandler, A. Bertram  Jetsam  ss  1st pub. in NWS 1953 MAR; known for his pocket-universe novelette "Giant Killer" in ASF 1945 OCT, & in coll. From Sea to Shining Star(1990); see criticism article same title as coll. in Eidolon 1991 SUM; see obit in LOC 1984 AUG(#283)
   Caravan, T.P.  Random Sample  vi  (1926- ) ps. for Charles Muñoz, ps. is variously spelled TP Caravan, & also appears as such in F&SF; a Prof. at the College of the City of New York
   Nelson, Alan  Soap Opera  ss 
   Defoe, Daniel  Devil at St. Bennet Fynk, The  vi  1st pub. in, an excerpt from The Political History of the Devil(1726-7, 2 vol.); short work coll. in Tales of Piracy, Crime, and Ghosts(1945); bio in Paula R. Backscheider: Daniel Defoe, A Life(1989)

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