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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1953 APR  Saari, Oliver  Space Man, The  ss  (1919?-2000) Oliver E. Saari; native of Finland, came to the US in the 1920s, grew up in Minneapolis; an early sf fan, he belonged to & helped to organized the Minneapolis Fantasy Society; 1st story pub. "The Stellar Exodus" in ASF 1937 FEB
   McKnight, John P.  Bird Talk  vi  has nf book, The Papacy: A New Appraisal(1952), an examination of the religious & doctrinal aspects of the Papacy as well as its political influence
   Schenck, Hilbert Jr  Tomorrow's Weather  ss  (1926- ) his 1st pub. story; Hilbert van Nydeck Schenck Jr; engineer, university lecturer, writer; also in F&SF as Hilbert Schenck, beginning in 1977
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  M. Gardner: In the Name of Science(nf); C. Ryan(ed): Across the Space Frontier(nf); Vonnegut: Player Piano; Asimov: The Currents of Space; C.L. Moore: Judgment Night; Williamson: The Legion of Space; Vance Randolph: Who Blowed Up the Church House?
   Bretnor, R.  Cat  ss  edited book Modern Science Fiction, Its Meaning and Its Future(1953; slightly exp. 1979); also in F&SF with co-author Kris Neville
   Reines, Donald F.  Shape of Copyright to Come, The  ar  1st pub. in the Information Bulletin of the Library of Congress, 1952 AUG; this article is reprinted as "Interplanetary Copyright" in Martin Greenberg(ed): Coming Attractions(1957)
   Ready, W.B.  Devlin  ss  his 1st story pub. "Barring the Weight" in ATL, in 1948; has novel The Poor Hater: A Story of Ireland and America(1958) as William Ready, about an Irishman who comes to America in the mid-19th century
1953 MAY  Anderson, Poul  When Half-Gods Go  ss  1st story pub. sf "Tomorrow's Children," with F.N. Waldrop in ASF 1947 MAR; 1st novel Vault of the Ages(1952); has coll. of his best early stories, Alight in the Void(1991); occasionally used the pseudonyms A.A. Craig & Winston P. Sanders(latter in F&SF)
   Boucher, Anthony  Snulbug  ss  reprint of his 1st pub. sf story, 1st pub. in UNK 1941 DEC; has a piece of juvenalia pub. "Ye Goode Olde Ghoste Storie" in WRT 1927 JAN; Boucher has written several hundred radio plays(Sherlock Holmes, Gregory Hood, etc)
   Ludwig, Edward W.  Occupation  ss  (1920-1990) writer, editor & publisher; has novel The Mask of John Culon(1970), in which the protagonist awakens from suspended animation to a dystopia dominated by a repressive religion(Clute); coll. The 7 Shapes of Solomon Bean(1983)
   Porges, Arthur  Story Conference  ss  influenced by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Saki, O. Henry, T.H. Huxley, Samuel Johnson, G.K. Chesterton, Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, R.L. Stevenson, Charles Dickens, & Edgar Wallace(from his fan website)
   Crow, Levi  Young-Man-With-Skull-at-His-Ear  nv  (1903-1986) 1st story Plain Indians folktales series; ps. for Manly Wade Wellman(& in F&SF as such); Wellman W-1946 EDG for mystery short story "A Star for a Warrior" featuring Native American detective David Return, "the 1st truly American detective"
   MacDonald, John D.  Labor Supply  ss  (1916-1986) 1st story in F&SF in his Dr. Travis Vrees ser.; 1st story pub. sf "Cosmetics" in ASF 1948 FEB; has novels The Girl, the Gold Watch, & Everything(1962), The Executioners(1958; 1962, 1991 movies, Cape Fear) ; W-1971 Grand Master Edgar Award
   McClintic, Winona  There Did Not Remain a Word to Say  ss  Born 1921, in Germany, of American parents. Grew up in southern California. Educated at Mills College (Oakland) and UC Berkeley. Married William E. Martin in the mid-50s. Moved to the Netherlands with her husband and children in 1962. Passed away in 1977.
   McMorrow, Tom Jr  Leap Year Day  ss  has pub. sf stories in STS 1953 OCT, & TWS 1954 WIN, & SPR; has also pub. 4 short stories in PST betw. 1950-1958, wrote for The Saturday Evening Post and Argosy; his father was Thomas McMorrow(1886-1957) who wrote for The Saturday Evening Post, Collier's
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  R. Bretnor: Modern S.F., Its Meaning and Its Future(nf); Frederik Pohl(ed): Star S.F. Stories; Andre Norton(ed): Space Service; August Derleth(ed): Worlds of Tomorrow; Kendell F. Crossen(ed): Future Tense; Groff Conklin(ed): S.-F. Adventures in Dimension
   Lasswitz, Kurd  Aladdin's Lamp  ss  1st written in 1888, 1st pub. in ?; trans. from the German by Willy Ley; novel trans. into English, Two Planets(1971, a much cut version)
   Moore, Ward  Lot  nv  1st story in Lot, or David Jimmon, series, see sequel #540, F&SF 1954 OCT; winner 3rd place best story of 1953 in F&SF(see contest results, 1954 MAY); describes nuclear holocaust & its consequences, an exodus from doomed L.A., analagous to Sodom(Clute)
   Lyon, Dana  Mr. Elsie Smith  vi  (1897-1982) her 1st fantasy ss, usually a mys. novelist; wn. for Mabel Dana Lyons; has novels Retaliation(1934), It's My Own Funeral(1944), The Frightened Child(1948; 1951 movie The House on Telegraph Hill), The Tentacles(1950), The Trusting Victim(1964)
1953 JUN  Harness, Charles L.  Child by Chronos  ss  began a series of patent office spoofs in ASF as by Leonard Lockhart in 1952; series was collab. with Theodore L. Thomas, also a patent attorney, then left for Thomas to continue alone(1954-62), all as by L.L.; has 2nd novel The Ring of Ritornel(1968)
   Asimov, Isaac  Flies  ss  (1920-1992) born in Petrovichi, Russia, came to the U.S. in 1923; discovered sf through pulps sold in his father's candy store; 1st story pub. sf "Marooned Off Vesta" in AMZ 1939 MAR; Futurian; BS & PhD in Chemistry from Columbia Univ. in 1939 & 1948
   Neville, Kris  It Pays to Advertise  ss 
   Agnew, Bruce A.  Key, The  vi  his 1st pub. story
   Pederson, Con  August People, The  ss  (1934- ) born in MN, moved to CA in 1943; has BA in Art from UCLA; attended animation school in Theater Arts at UCLA; worked for Disney writing their "Man on the Moon" & "Mars and Beyond" TV programs; W-1998 Oscar, Contributions to Special Effects
   Charteris, Leslie  Man Who Liked Ants, The  ss  1st pub. in Double Detective, 1937 DEC; 2nd story in F&SF from The Saint series(2nd of only two sf-horror Saint story); The Saint 1st appeared in movies in The Saint in New York(1938), and there were at least 6 more movies between 1939-54
   Robin, Ralph  Mr. Prime  ss 
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  Ray Bradbury: The Golden Apples of the Sun; Simak: Ring Around the Sun; Menzel: Flying Saucers; Mallan(ed): The Mystery of Other Worlds Revealed; Nelson Brown: Sheridan Le Fanu(bio); Robert Ashley: Wilkie Collins(bio)
   Pascal, David  Cartoon: "Beware of Robot"  ct  has illus. book Charles Issawi: Issawi's Laws of Social Motion(1973); has books w. Eddie Frederics: The Art of Inferior Decorating(1963); w. Walter Herdeg: The Art of the Comic Strip(1972); see entries in editions of The National Cartoonists Society Album
   Dick, Philip K.  Preserving Machine, The  ss  1st story in F&SF in his inventor Dr. Rupert Labyrinth series; 1st pub. novel Solar Lottery(1955), novels The World Jones Made(1956), The Man Who Japed (1956), Eye in the Sky(1957), The Cosmic Puppets(SAT 1956 DEC as "A Glass of Darkness"; exp. 1957)
   Porges, Arthur  Strange Birth  vi  has used ps. Peter Arthur(in FAN 1960 DEC & 1961 JAN), & Pat Rogers(in Fear! 1960 MAY), in issues in which he already had a story under his own name; see his fan website at
   Blish, James  First Strike  ss  (1921-1975) member of the Futurians; 1st story pub. "Emergency Refueling" in SSS 1940 MAR; graduated from Rutgers in 1942, lab tech in Army; did postgraduate work in Zoology at Columbia Univ. in 1945-46, married to Viginia Kidd 1947-63
   McClintic, Winona  His Master's Voice  pm 
   Ready, W.B.  Weerawannas  ss  best known for his early Tolkien study, The Tolkien Relation: A Personal Inquiry(1968, 1981; vt Understanding Tolkien and the Lord of the Rings, 1969), as William Ready
   McClintic, Winona  Two Voices, The  pm 
   Hershman, Morris  Happy Traitor, The  vi  (1920- ) has sf novel Shareworld(1972; vt The Crash of 2086, 1976); writes mys. stories & novels under ps. Evelyn Bond, Arnold English, Norman Hunt, Sam Victor; romance under ps. Bond, Ian Kavanaugh, Sara Roffman, Janet Templeton, Lionel Webb, etc.
   Nearing, H. Jr  Maladjusted Classroom, The  ss  9th story in Profs. Ransom & MacTate series
   Smith, Evelyn E.  Last of the Spode, The  ss 
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 4: 1953 JAN-JUN  indx 
1953 JUL  Gresham, William Lindsay  Star Gypsies, The  ss  (1909-1962) born in Baltimore, MD; moved when a child to NYC where he became enthralled with Coney Island; has carny novel, Nightmare Alley(1946; 1947 movie); nf book Monster Midway: An Uninhibited Look at the Glittering World of the Carny(1953)
   McClintic, Winona  Vampire, The  pm 
   Reynolds, Mack & August Derleth  Adventure of the Snitch in Time, The  ss  (1917-1983; 1909-1971) story Derleth's Solar Pons ser., Sherlock Holmes pastiches; books in ser. - In Re: Sherlock Holmes(1945), The Memoirs of S.P.(1951; N-1951 EDG), Three Problems for S.P.(1952), The Return of S.P.(1958), The Reminiscences of S.P.('61)
   Anthony, John  Hypnoglyph, The  ss  (1916-1985) ps. for John Ciardi, well-known poet, Prof. of English & editor
   de Camp, L. Sprague & Fletcher Pratt  Untimely Toper, The  ss  10th story Gavagan's Bar series; Pratt has coll. Double in Space(1951); anth. World of Wonder(1951), The Petrified Planet(1952), the latter a Twayne Triplet, was the 1st shared-world anthology to appear in the genre
   Dryfoos, Dave  Man  vi  David M. Dryfoos
   Porges, Arthur  Mop-Up  ss  a lover of classical music, this passion is shown in his stories "Words and Music"(IFS 1960 SEP), "The Mozart Annuity"(FAN 1962 NOV), "The Perfect Pitcher" in AHMM 1961 SEP, & "The Second Debut"(AHMM 1968 AUG)(from his fan website)
   Goldsmith, Ruth M.  Yankee Exodus  ss  (1919- ) her 1st pub. story; also has short story "Moonshine" in the Atlantic Monthly 1956 MAY
   Boucher, Anthony  Model of a Science Fiction Editor, The  pm  was a mystery reviewer(as Holmes) for the San Francisco Chronicle, EQMM, & the N.Y. Times Book Review; he won EDG in 1945 & 1950 for his criticism; reviewed science-fantasy(as Boucher) for the S.F. Chronicle, the Chicago Sun Times, the N.Y. Herald Tribune
   James, Henry  Friends of the Friends, The  nv  (1843-1916) 1st pub. in Chap Book, 1896 MAY, as "The Way It Came"; has colls. The Two Magics(1898), The Ghostly Tales of Henry James(1949); novel The Turn of the Screw(COL JAN 17-APR 16, 1898) made into movies The Innocents(1961), The Nightcomers(1971)
   McClintic, Winona  Antiquary, The  pm 
   Boucher, Anthony & J. Francis McComas  Recommended Reading  br  Bester: The Demolished Man; Pohl & Kornbluth: The Space Merchants; Kendell F. Crossen: Once Upon a Star; George O. Smith: Hellflower; Groff Conklin(ed): The Supernatural Reader; Allan Barnard: The Harlot Killer(Ripper anth.); Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland

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