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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1956 SEP  Moore, Ward  Flying Dutchman  ss  1st pub. in Kendell F. Crossen(ed): Adventures in Tomorrow(1951)
   Boucher, Anthony  Jules Verne: Voyagiste  in  the introduction to a new edition of Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)
   Wilson, Richard  Lonely Road  ss  has 1st novel The Girls from Planet 5(1955), in which aliens comically invade the Earth; has two other novels with the same theme, And Then the Town Took Off(1960), & 30-Day Wonder(1960)
   Bloch, Robert  Some of My Best Fans Are Friends  ar  in which Bloch explains the sf fan to the sf reader; has a coll. of fanzine articles, The Eighth Stage of Fandom(1962, edited by Earl Kemp); has famous story "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper"(WRT 1943 JUL), & related novel The Night of the Ripper(1984)
   Bretnor, R.  Past and Its Dead People, The  nv 
   Beaumont, Charles  Science Screen, The  mr  sf movie boom-bust arriving; more of Beaumont's 'Adventures in Tinseltown'; reviews movie On the Threshold of Space(1956)
   Boyd, Lyle G.  Verb Sap?  ss  (1907- ) wife of author William C. Boyd(story #1139), with whom she wrote 9 short stories under the collab. ps. of Boyd Ellanby, betw. the years 1952-1956 in the mags. GAL, IFS, SFQ, IMG, STS, AMZ, & Beyond Fantasy Fiction
   Cassill, R.V.  War in the Air, The  ss  1st pub. in Epoch, in 1952, W-O. Henry Prize; has movie tie-in novels Tempest(1959), The Buccaneer(1959); colls. The Father(1965), The Happy Marriage(1966), Patrimonies(1987); nf The Complete Handbook for Freelance Writers(1981), Writing Fiction(1975)
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  the bust in sf book market; Lester del Rey: Nerves; Gordon R. Dickson: Mankind on the Run; Richard Matheson: The Shrinking Man; Harold Mead: The Bright Phoenix; Marguerite Steen: The Unquiet Spirit
   Seabright, Idris  Stawdust  ss 
   Smith, Evelyn E.  BAXBR/DAXBR  ss  1st pub. in Derleth(ed): Time to Come(1954)
1956 OCT  Heinlein, Robert A.  Door Into Summer, The  no-1/3  story of Daniel Boone Davis, who tries to escape the problems of 1970 by going into suspended animation until the year 2000 A.D.; pub. most non-series work under ps. Anson McDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, & Caleb Saunders
   Smith, Ron  I Don't Mind  vi  (1936-1987) working name for Ronald Loran Smith; grew up in Los Angeles; founded fanzine Inside, "which turned into a major fanzine featuring parodies of var. professional mags."(LOC 1987 DEC, p.70), & W-1956 HUG, for Best Fanzine
   Beaumont, Charles  Monster Show, The  ss  1st pub. in PBY 1956 MAY; scripted movies Queen of Outer Space(1958), The Intruder(1961), The Premature Burial(1962), Burn, Witch, Burn(1962), The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm(1962), Night of the Eagle(1962)
   Henderson, Zenna  Anything Box  ss 
   Christopher, John  Decline and Fall of the Bug-Eyed Monster, The  ar  (1922- ) 1st pub. in Punch; ps. for Christopher Samuel Youd; born in Knowsley, Wales; now lives on island of Guernsey; active sf fan before WWII, in which he served; 1st story pub. sf "Christmas Tree" in ASF 1949 FEB; 1st novel The Winter Swan(1949)
   Bloch, Robert  Try This for Psis  ss  collab. w. Henry Kuttner on short story "The Black Kiss"(WRT 1937 JUN), was later retitled as title story of coll. Sea-Kissed(1945 chap); has 2 novellas in Thorne Smith style, "The Miracle of Roland Weems"(IMT 1955 MAY), "The Big Binge"(IMT 1955 JUL)
   Williams, Jay  Mr. Guthrie's Cold War  ss  1st pub. in The Woman's Journal, in 1954
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Milton V. Kline(ed): A Scientific Report on "The Search for Bridey Murphy" disproves Bernstein's claims; Dingwall & Langdon-Davies: The Unknown—Is It Nearer?(nf); Aimé Michel: The Truth About Flying Saucers; M.K. Jessup: The UFO Annual(nf)
   McClintic, Winona  Tea From Chirop Terra  ss 
   Davidson, Avram  King's Evil  ss  in this story, Davidson speculates as to the whereabouts of King George III one afternoon in October 1788, & presents selections purporting to be from The Memoirs of Dr. Mainauduc, The Mesmerist, & describing a quack magnetic cure for scrofula(Wessells)
   Nelson, Starr  Sonnets in a Moonship  pm  1st pub. in SRL, in 1950; has poetry coll. Heavenly Body(1942)
1956 NOV  Heinlein, Robert A.  Door Into Summer, The  no-2/3  has novels Sixth Column(ASF 1941 JAN-MAR as A.M.; 1949 as R.A.H.; vt The Day After Tomorrow, 1951), Beyond This Horizon(ASF 1942 APR-MAY as A.M.; 1948 as R.A.H.); juvenile novel Red Planet: A Colonial Boy on Mars(1949)
   Buck, Doris P.  Lullaby for a Changeling  pm  also in F&SF as Doris Pitkin Buck
   Young, Robert F.  Flying Pan  ss  Young was introduced to sf by Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan books and H.G. Wells' book Men Like Gods; while working in a steel mill, he sold his first story
   Stine, G. Harry  Truth of the Matter, The  ar  (1928-1997) some classic rocket goofs; George Henry Stine, also in F&SF as Lee Correy; as Stine has Warbots seq., incl. Warbots(1988), Warbots #2: Operation Steel Band(1988), #3: The Bastaard Rebellion(1988), #4: Sierra Madre('85), etal; obit LOC 1997 DEC
   Dickson, Gordon R.  Zeepsday  ss 
   Searle, Ronald  Cartoon  ct  1st pub. in his coll. The Female Approach(1954); he worked in London as a humorous illustrator & caricaturist for Punch, London Opinion, & Punch; his work has "an ebullient humor offset by a ... macabre elongation & distortion of the human form"
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Damon Knight: In Search of Wonder(sf critiques); Vincent Starrett: Best Loved Books of the Twentieth Century; Philip Wylie: The Answer; Russell: Men, Martians and Machines; Arthur K. Barnes: Interplanetary Hunter; George O. Smith: Highways in Hiding
   Seabright, Idris  Hero Comes, The  ss  under her real name, Margaret St. Clair, has her 1st novel Agent of the Unknown(STS 1952 FEB, as "Vulcan's Dolls"; 1956), & The Green Queen(1956)
   Asimov, Isaac  Brazen Locked Room, The (Gimmicks Three: I)  ss  part of a triptych, inspired by Cogswell's story, "Threesie"(#740) in F&SF 1956 JAN; other Lucky Starr juvenile novels, L.S. and the Big Sun of Mercury(1956), L.S. and the Moons of Jupiter(1957), & L.S. and the Rings of Saturn(1958)
   deFord, Miriam Allen  Time Trammel (Gimmicks Three: II)  ss  part of a triptych, inspired by Cogswell's story, "Threesie"(#740) in F&SF 1956 JAN
   Cogswell, Theodore R.  Impact With the Devil (Gimmicks Three: III)  ss  part of a triptych, inspired by his story, "Threesie"(#740) in F&SF 1956 JAN
1956 DEC  Knight, Damon  Stranger Station  nv  also in F&SF with author H. Ken Bulmer; Knight was asst. editor at Popular Pub. in 1943, editor of WBY(1950-1951), IFS(1958-1959); along with Robert Sheckley, Philip Latham & C.M. Kornbluth, Knight wrote scripts in early 1950s for TV series Captain Video
   Clingerman, Mildred  First Lesson  ss  1st pub. in COL, 22 JUN 1956
   Pinkney, Dorothy Cowles  Full Circle  pm  (1904-1973) born in New Rochelle, NY; lived in Rowayton, CT; pub. ss's & pm's in over 75 mags. betw. 1930s-1970s; won 3 Kaleidograph, 2 Step Ladder Awards, & 1934 Poetry Sociey of America Prize(poem "Without a Candle"); coll. The Town Not Yet Awake(1956)
   Heinlein, Robert A.  Door Into Summer, The  no-3/3  has juvenile novels Rocket Ship Galileo(1947; movie Destination Moon, 1950), Space Cadet(1948), Farmer in the Sky(1950), Between Planets(1951), The Rolling Stones(1952), Starman Jones(1953), The Star Beast(1954), Tunnel in the Sky(1955)
   Boucher, Anthony  Gandolphus  ss  1st pub. in OWS 1952 JUN & revised for this magazine; 1st story in F&SF from his private eye Fergus O'Breen series; theme of a human body being taken over another being, same as next story(#870)
   Roberts, Jane  Red Wagon, The  ss  (1929-1985) working name for Jane Roberts Butts; her 1st pub. story; theme same as previous story(#869), a human body being taken over by another being; born in Albany, NY, she attended Skidmore College from 1947-50, married Robert F. Butts in 1954
   Beaumont, Charles  Science Screen, The  mr  author's recollections of Bela Lugosi, who died August 17, 1956; Satellite in the Sky; Earth vs. the Flying Saucers; The Werewolf; The Black Sleep(all 1956 movies)
   deFord, Miriam Allen  Apotheosis of Ki, The  ss  known also for her many mystery stories, esp. in her later years; has murder novel Mortmain
   Clarke, Arthur C.  Starting Line, The (Venture to the Moon: I)  ss  1st story of 6 in a series, brief episodes from the first moon-flight; also pub. as "Double-Crossed in Outer Space"; series was pub. in the London Evening Standard, in 1956 MAY; has novel Childhood's End(FFM 1950 APR as "Guardian Angel"; exp. 1953)
   Clarke, Arthur C.  Robin Hood, F.R.S. (Venture to the Moon: II)  ss  2nd story of 6 in a series, brief episodes from the first moon-flight; 1st pub. in London Evening Standard, 24 MAY 1956; has novel Against the Fall of Night(STS 1948 NOV; 1953; exp. & rev. vt The City and the Stars, 1956)
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Al Capp: Al Capp's Bald Iggle; Walt Kelly: The Pogo Sunday Book; R.E. Williams: A Century of Punch Cartoons; Shel Silverstein: Grab Your Socks; several reprints are recommended
   Sturgeon, Theodore  And Now the News   ss  has historical novel I, Libertine(1956) as by Frederick R. Ewing; detective novel The King and Four Queens(1956); novel The Cosmic Rape(GAL 1958 AUG as novella "To Marry Medusa"; exp. 1958), colls. A Touch of Strange(1958), Aliens 4(1959), Beyond(1960)
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 11: 1956 JUL-DEC  indx 

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