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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1957 JAN  Henderson, Zenna  Wilderness  nv  4th story The People series, chrono. story #8
   Le Fanu, Sheridan  Dead Sexton, The (Ghosts for Christmas: I)  ss  (1814-1873) 1st pub. in Once a Week, Christmas 1871; Irish writer Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu; created the modern "psychological suspense" novel, Uncle Silas(1864; 1947 movie "The Inheritance"); see Michael H. Begnal: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu(1971)
   Clarke, Arthur C.  Green Fingers (Venture to the Moon: III)  ss  3rd story of 6 in a series, brief episodes from the first moon-flight; has novels Earthlight(TWS 1951 AUG; exp.1955), The Deep Range(Star SF #3, 1954; exp.1957), A Fall of Moondust(1961), colls. Reach for Tomorrow(1956), Tales of Ten Worlds(1962)
   Clarke, Arthur C.  All That Glitters (Venture to the Moon: IV)  ss  4th story of 6 in a series, brief episodes from the first moon-flight; has written many nf science books, 1st being Interplanetary Flight(1951); has novel Glide Path(1963), colls. Across the Sea of Stars(1959), The Billion Names of God(1967)
   Carr, John Dickson  New Murders For Old (Ghosts for Christmas: II)  ss  1st pub. in The Illustrated London News, Christmas 1939; has historical detective novels The Devil in Velvet(1951, set in 17th century), Fear Is the Same(1956, 18th) as by Carter Dickson, & Fire, Burn!(1956, 19th); given a Grand Master Edgar Award in 1962
   Dickson, Gordon R.  Rescue Mission  ss  6th story in the Bureau of Imaginary Zoology series(the pid & the illobar)
   Blish, James  In Memoriam: Fletcher Pratt (1897-1956)  pm  Fletcher Pratt died June 10, 1956; Blish has colls. Galactic Cluster(1959), So Close to Home(1961), Best Science Fiction Stories of James Blish(1965; rev. 1973), Anywhen(1970), The Best of James Blish(1979); has novel The Frozen Year(1957)
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Avalon Books; Hunt Collins: Tomorrow's World; Eric Frank Russell: Three to Conquer; Margaret St. Clair: The Green Queen; Joseph Kelleam: Overlords from Space; Tenn: The Human Angle; Wollheim(ed): The End of the World; Rosemary Timperley: Child in the Dark
   Anderson, Poul  Operation Salamander  nv  2nd story Afreet series; has History of Rustum seq. colls. Orbit Unlimited(1961), New America(1982), about a human colony on a planet in the Epsilon Eridani system(Clute)
   Clingerman, Mildred  Wild Wood, The  ss 
1957 FEB  Miller, Walter M. Jr  Last Canticle, The  na  3rd story St. Liebowitz series; has sequel novel Saint Liebowitz and the Wild Horse Woman(1997), with an excerpt novelette "God Is Thus" in F&SF 1997 OCT/NOV; 1st story pub. sf "Secret of the Death Dome" in AMZ 1951 JAN
   Brown, Fredric  Expedition  vi  5th story vignette series; has colls. Daymares(1968), Paradox Lost(1973), The Best of Fredric Brown(1977); has "Fredric Brown in the Detective Pulps" series of colls., Homicide Sanitarium(1984), Before She Kills(1984), Madman's Holiday(1984)
   Derleth, August  Dark Boy, The  ss  co-founded Arkham House Pub. late 1930's; pub. many of Lovecraft's works, coll. The Outsider(1939), coll. The Survivor and Others(1957), etc; has colls. Colonel Markesan and Less Pleasant People(1966), Harrigan's File(1975), Dwellers in Darkness(1976)
   Moskowitz, Sam  How Science Fiction Got Its Name  ar  (1920-1997) see letter in 1980 MAR; sf historian/anthologist; as Sam Martin, editor of trade mags. for frozen food industry until 1985; prominent member of sf fandom since 1936; wrote history of fandom in The Immortal Storm(1954), his 1st book, W-1955 HUG
   Clarke, Arthur C.  Watch This Space (Venture to the Moon: V)  ss  5th story of 6 in a series, brief episodes from the first moon-flight; aka "Who Wrote That Message to the Stars ..."; wrote little mag. fiction after 1962, but has Nebula winner "A Meeting with Medusa"(PBY 1971 DEC), in coll. The Wind from the Sun(1972)
   Clarke, Arthur C.  Question Of Residence, A (Venture to the Moon: VI)  ss  6th story of 6 in a series, brief episodes from the first moon-flight; has novel, Rendezvous with Rama(1973; W-1973 NEB; 1974 BSF, HUG, JUP, JWC, LOC), & its sequels Rama II(1989; N-1990 LOC) & The Garden of Rama(1991), the last two with Gentry Lee
   Edmondson, G.C.  Inferlab Project, The  ss  lives in San Diego; he served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 1942-46; he writes westerns under the ps. Kelly P. Gast, & under the house names J.B. Masterson & Jake Logan
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot  vi  2nd story in F&SF in Feghoot series
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Ray Bradbury(ed): The Circus of Dr. Lao and Other Improbable Stories; Randolph Vance: To Live Forever; Raymond F. Jones: The Secret People; Felix Morley: Gumption Island; Guy Richards: Two Rubles to Times Square; Martin Caidin: The Long Night
   Wellman, Manly Wade  Old Devlins Was A-waiting  ss  10th story Silver John ser.; another Silver John story in Sorcerer's Apprentice #11 1981; has Captain Future novel, The Solar Invasion(STS 1946 FLL; 1968); see iv's in Chacal 1977 SPR, AMZ1981 MAR; bio's in Nightshade #3 1976 OCT, The Horror Show 1987 APR
   Anderson, Poul  Journeys End  ss  has Technic History/Dominic Flandry seq. We Claim These Stars(1959), Earthman, Go Home!(1960), Let the Spacemen Beware(FUN 1960 JAN as "A Twelvemonth and a Day"; 1963 chap; vt The Night Face, 1978), Flandry of Terra(1965)
   Lewis, C. Day  Antique Heroes, The  pm  (1904-1972) wn. for Cecil Day Lewis, U.K. poet, mystery writer(under ps. Nicholas Blake), one of his sons is actor Daniel Day-Lewis; has Nigel Strangeways ser. of novels, incl. The Private Wound(1968, as Nicholas Blake); autobiography The Buried Day(1960)
1957 MAR  Anderson, Poul & Kenneth Gray  Survival Technique  ss  (1926-2001; ?-?) this story was reprinted in Drake, Greenberg & Waugh(ed): The Eternal City(1990), an anth. of sf stories dealing with the Roman Empire; Gray had short story "Smaller Than You Think" in ASF 1948 AUG
   Wolf, Leonard  Useful Knowledge  pm  has non-fiction book, Horror: A Connoisseur's Guide to Literature & Film(1989), N-1990 STO
   Bloch, Robert  Proper Spirit, The  ss  has colls. Terror in the Night and Other Stories(1958), Pleasant Dreams(1960; rev. 1979), Blood Runs Cold(1961), Nightmares(1961), Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper(1962), More Nightmares(1962), Atoms and Evil(1962, sf coll.), Bogey Men(1963), Horror-7(1963)
   Fontenay, Charles L.  Up  nv  has ya mystery ser., The Kipton Chronicles, Kipton & Gruff(1995), Kipton and the Ovoid('96), Kipton in Wonderland('96), Kipton and the Monkey's Uncle('96), Kipton: Murder on Stage('96), Kipton and the Tower of Time('96), Kipton and the Christmas Gift('97)
   Thelwell  Cartoon  ct  1st pub. in Punch, 20 APR 1955; from the U.K., he has pub. cartoons in the U.K. version of Argosy, incl. a series titled "An Englishman Abroad ...", in 1965 AUG, SEP, & Oct
   Hart, C.W. Jr  "Pseudo-Science" and The Reader's Guide  ar  The Reader's Guide to Periodical Literature; Hart is the medical editor for a pharmaceutical firm
   Sheckley, Robert  Dawn Invader  ss  has sf novels Mindswap(1966), in which the protagonist switches minds with a Martian; Dimension of Miracles(1968); has non-genre novels The Man in the Water(1961; 1965 movie Escape from Hell Island), The Game of X(1965; 1981 movie Condorman)
   Roberts, Jane  Canvas Pyramid, The  ss  lives in Sayre, PA; attended the 1st Milford Writers Conference in 1956, where she ran a sort of seance for writers Budrys, Kornbluth, Blish & Knight - which was described by Knight in his book The Futurians
   Beaumont, Charles  Science Screen, The  mr  1984(1956); The Gamma People(1956); The Beast of Hollow Mountain(1956); The She Creature(1957); Curucu, Beast of the Amazon(1956); It Conquered the World(1956); The Mole People(1956); has coll. The Hunger(1957)
   Morrison, William  Science Stage, The  plyr  author of The Dramatic Story of the Theatre(with wife Dorothy); reviews play Night of the Auk
   Matheson, Richard  Splendid Source, The  ss  has teleplays The Night Stalker(1971; aka The Kolchak Papers), The Night Strangler(1972; aka Time Killer), Dracula(1973), Dying Room Only(1973); has erotic horror novel Earthbound(1982 as by Logan Swanson; as by himself, 1989 UK)
   Young, Robert F.  Added Inducement  ss  also in F&SF with co-author Avram Davidson
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading: Best Science-Fantasy Books of 1956, The  br  checklist of the best science-fantasy books of 1956
   Vidal, Gore  Visit to a Small Planet  ply  (1925- ) 3-act teleplay, performed May 8, 1955 on NBC, became a hit on Broadway; 1st novel Williwaw(1946); sf novel Messiah(1954); non-sf novels Myra Breckenridge(1968; 1970 movie), sequel Myron(1974); Live from Gologotha(1992); memoir Palimpsest(1995)
   Leiber, Fritz  Last  vi  has Fafhrd & Gray Mouser ser. colls. Two Sought Adventure(1957; exp. rev. vt Swords Against Death, 1970), Swords in the Mist(1968), Swords Against Wizardry(1968), The Swords of Lankhmar(1970), Swords and Deviltry(1970), Swords and Ice Magic(1977)
1957 APR  Leinster, Murray  Anthropological Note  nv  (1896-1975) ps. for William Fitzgerald Jenkins; 1st story pub. "The Runaway Skyscraper" in ARG 1919 FEB; has Bud Gregory series(TWS 1947 APR, JUN & AUG, & 1948 FEB, as by William Fitzgerald or Will F. Jenkins); coll. in Out of This World, 1958)
   Clingerman, Mildred  Little Witch of Elm Street, The  ss  1st pub. in The Woman's Home Companion, 1956 OCT
   Drake, Leah Bodine  We Move on Turning Stone  pm 
   Wilson, Richard  QRM  ss  has biographical profiles in NWS 1957 JUL, & 1960 SEP
   Asimov, Isaac  By-Product of Science Fiction, The  ar  1st pub. in Chemical and Engineering News, 1956 AUG, & revised for F&SF; attitude of Americans to science; with an addendum directed to sf readers; his science essay, #1266, also discusses this subject
   Ottum, Bob  Girls on Channel N, The  ss  has Captain Marvel book, Shazam!: A Circus Adventure(1977); mystery The Tuesday Blade(1977); edited A Day in the Life of the Amish(1994), A Day in an Amish Kitchen(1995), A Day in Cowboy Country: In Their Own Words(1996)
   del Rey, Lester  Little Jimmy  ss  (1915-1993) ps. for Leonard Knapp, many scholars & Frederik Pohl believe; 1st story pub. "The Faithful" in ASF 1938 APR; famous for robot story "Helen O'Loy"(ASF 1938 DEC), & "Nerves"(ASF 1942 SEP; 1956; rev. 1976); W-1990 NEB, Grandmaster
   Garrett, Randall & Lin Carter  Masters of the Metropolis  ss  (1927-1987; 1930-1988) 1st pub. in Inside 1956 JAN; 1st pub. story for Lin Carter, the working name for Linwood Vrooman Carter; Carter has pastiched the works of Edgar Rice Burroughs & Robert E. Howard, and became well-known for his sword & sorcery tales
   Edmondson, G.C.  Status Quo Peddlers, The  ss 
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Heinlein: The Doors Into Summer; Asimov: The Naked Sun, & The Caves of Steel; Anderson: Star Ways, & Planet of No Return; Dick: The Man Who Was Japed; Simak: Strangers in the Universe; Wyndham: Tales of Gooseflesh and Laughter
   Anderson, Poul  License  nv  also in Flandry seq. coll. Agent of the Terran Empire(1965), novels Ensign Flandry(1966), The Rebel Worlds(1969), A Circus of Hells(1970), The Day of Their Return(1973), A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows(1974), A Stone in Heaven(1979)
   Novotny, John  Second Prize  ss 
   Oliver, Chad  Didn't He Ramble  ss  this story is "of yesterday's jazz in the world of tomorrow"; Oliver, as well as an anthropologist & science fiction writer, is traditional jazz pianist, "especially authentic New Orleans"; he hosts a 1-hour long jazz program on KHFI-FM, in Austin, TX

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