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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1958 APR  Van Doren, Mark  Witch of Ramoth, The  ss  1st pub. in his coll. Nobody Say a Word(1953); has 1st two novels, The Transients(1935), Windless Cabins(1940); poetry colls. Our Lady of Peace and Other War Poems(1942), etc; Collected Stories(3 vols., 1962, 1965, 1968); The Autobiography of M.V.D.(1958)
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Maine: Spaceways Satellite; Stine: Rocket Power and Space Flight; E.F. Russell: Wasp; Clifton & Riley: They'd Rather Be Right; van Vogt: The Mind Cage; Roger Manvell: The Dreamers; del Rey: Robots and Changelings; Wilson: Those Idiots from Earth
   Oesterreicher, Arthur  Broken Circuit  vi  Vienna-born, Harvard-educated; see his website at
   Leiber, Fritz  Deskful of Girls, A  nv  N-1959 HUG, novelette; 1st story in F&SF Change War series; also in series, novel The Big Time(GAL 1958 MAR-APR; W-1958 HUG; 1961), colls. The Mind Spider and Other Stories(1961; rev. 1976), The Change War(1978; cut vt Changewar, 1983)
   Aldiss, Brian W.  Poor Little Warrior!  ss  has 1st novel Non-Stop(1958; vt Starship, U.S.); novels Vanguard from Alpha(1959), Bow Down to Nul(NWS 1960 MAR-MAY as "X for Exploitation"; 1960), The Primal Urge(1961); non-sf novel The Male Response(1961); Aldiss N-1959 HUG for Best New Author
1958 MAY  Sheckley, Robert  Prize of Peril, The  ss  this story was the uncredited basis for the Stephen King novel The Running Man(1982 as by Richard Bachman) & the 1987 movie The Running Man, & for 1983 Italian movie Le Prix du danger - see Harlan Ellison's Watching movie column in F&SF 1988 SEP
   Cogswell, Theodore R.  Thimgs  ss  has colls. The Wall Around the World(1962), & The Third Eye(1968); his short fiction "is polished, enjoyable and ... gives off a sense that it was written for pleasure"(Clute)
   Shepley, John  Gorilla Suit  ss  (1925- ) his 1st pub. fantasy story; freelance writer & translator living in NYC; has pub. stories in Paris Review, San Francisco Review, etal; has trans. art & literary works from the French & Italian, Umbro Apollonio: Hans Hartung(1972)
   Davidson, Avram  Up the Close and Doun the Stair  ss  has short story "Or All the Seas with Oysters" in GAL 1958 MAY, W-1958 HUG, which tells a tale of the life cycle of safety pins, clothes hangars, & bicycles, & has become a science fiction classic(Wessells)
   Dickson, Gordon R.  Matter of Technique, A  ss  has novels The Alien Way(novelette "The Hard Way" in ANA 1963 JAN; exp. 1965), Mission to Universe(1965; rev. 1977), Space Winners(1965); with Keith Laumer, Planet Run(1967; rev. 1982))
   Vatsek, Joan  Duel, The  ss  (1916-1996) ps. for Joan Vaczek; born in Uniontown, PA; 1st story pub. "The Bees" in Story Mag. 1941 MAR/APR; only novel This Fiery Night(1959), about conflict in 1950 Cairo, where she lived from 1935-1940; see
   Morrison, William  Science Stage, The  plyr  play The Infernal Machine
   Stanton, Will  Over the River to What's-Her-Name's House  ss 
   Aldiss, Brian W.  Have Your Hatreds Ready  ss  this story in colls. of linked stories The Canopy of Time(1959) & Galaxies Like Grains of Sand(1960) as "Secret of a Mighty City"; all other stories in colls. are pub. in other mags.(mostly British); has non-sf novel The Brightfount Diaries(1961)
   Goulart, Ron  and Curiouser  ss  worked in advertising agencies in San Francisco & Hollywood until 1968
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  1957 IFA winner, J.R.R. Tolkien: Lord of the Rings; Clarke: The Other Side of the Sky; Wyndham: The Midwich Cuckoos; Fred Hoyle: The Black Cloud; Maine: World Without Men; E.C. Tubb: The Mechanical Monarch; Matheson: A Stir of Echoes
   Starke  Cartoon  ct  1st pub. in Punch, 20 APR 1953
   Leiber, Fritz  Rump-Titty-Titty-Tum-TAH-Tee  ss  N-1959 HUG, short story; 1st & only story in F&SF in Simon Grue series(one other story in series "Pipe Dream" in IFS 1959 FEB)
   Anderson, Karen  In Memoriam: Henry Kuttner (1914-1958)  pm  (1932- ) Henry Kuttner died February 4, 1958; Karen Anderson's 1st pub. work; also in F&SF with her husband author Poul Anderson
1958 JUN  Henderson, Zenna  Captivity  na  N-1959 HUG, novelette; 5th story The People series, chrono. story #10
   Paine, J. Lincoln  Dreistein Case, The  vi  (1923- ) 1st pub. in the Washington Star; ps. for Arnold Kramish, physicist on Manhattan Project; has biography of U.K. spy Paul Rosbaud, The Griffin(1960;1986); article in Albright & Kunstel: Bombshell(1997), about a Nazi spy on the Manhattan Project
   Aarons, Edward S.  Communicators, The  nv  (1916-1975) Edward Sidney Aarons, mys. writer; used his own name & ps. Paul Ayres & Edward Ronns; has Cajun CIA agent Sam Durell, 1st book in ser. Assignment to Disaster(1955), etc.; see his entry in Murphy: Encyclopedia of Murder and Murder(1999)
   Reed, Kit  Devotion  ss  her 1st sale
   Phillips, Rog  Services, Incorporated  ss  has series with character Lefty Baker(var. mags. 1947-61; 1969); has novels Time Trap(1949), Worlds Within(1950), Worlds of If(1951), The Involuntary Immortals(FAD 1949 DEC; rev. 1959)
   Morrison, William  Science Stage, The  plyr  plays Endgame; Dark of the Moon
   deFord, Miriam Allen  Gathi  ss 
   Anderson, Karen  Origin of the Species  pm  married to author Poul Anderson
   Knight, Damon  Eripmav  vi  has colls. Far Out(1961), In Deep(1963), Off Center(1965), Turning On(1966); novels The Rithian Terror(STS 1953 JAN as "Double Meaning"; exp. 1965), Mind Switch(1965); edited Orbit ser. anth., Orbit 1-21(1966-1980), Best Stories from Orbit(1975)
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Robert Randall: The Shrouded Planet; Tom Godwin: The Survivors; brief notes on fantasy books
   Charteris, Leslie  Questing Tycoon, The  nv  1st pub. in The Saint, 1954 DEC; 3rd story in F&SF from The Saint series; best-known radio Saint was Vincent Price who played the role 1947-50; Roger Moore was the best-known TV Saint, in 114 episodes in U.K. series 1963-68
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 14: 1958 JAN-JUN  indx 
1958 JUL  Dickson, Gordon R.  Brother Charlie  nv  has Sea People series of novels, The Space Swimmers(1967), & Home from the Shore(GAL 1963 FEB; exp. 1978); novels None But Man(1969), Wolfling(ANA 1969 JAN-MAR; 1969), Hour of the Horde(VSF 1969 MAY; 1970)
   Reed, Kit  Reign of Tarquin the Tall, The  ss  in 1958 & 1959 won the New England Newspaperwoman of the Year Award; she was the first woman to receive the Abraham Woursell Foundation's literary grant; she was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1964-1965
   Verne, Jules  Gil Bralter  ss  (1828-1905) 1st time in English, 1st pub. in Le Chemin de France(The Flight to France), in 1887; trans. by I.O. Evans(1894-1977); Verne a French playwright & novelist, considered 1 of 2 founding fathers of sf(other is H.G. Wells)(Clute); born in Nantes
   Clingerman, Mildred  Day of the Green Velvet Cloak, The  ss 
   Goulart, Ron  Katy Dialogues, The  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Up-to-Date Sorcerer, The  ss  has film novelization Fantastic Voyage(1966); colls. Through a Glass, Clearly(1967 UK), Asimov's Mysteries(1968; incl. some pub. in F&SF), Nightfall and Other Stories(1969), The Best of Isaac Asimov(1973); novel The Best New Thing(1971)
   Morrison, William  Science Stage, The  plyr  plays Clerambard; Back to Methuselah
   Vickers, Roy  Eighth Lamp, The  ss  (1889-1965) 1st pub. in England, in NOM 1916 JUL; ps. for William Edward Vickers; has coll. The Department of Dead Ends(1947; 1956); has Inspector George Rason ser. in Fiction Parade and Golden Book 1935-1937, & EQMM 1947 DEC
   Barr, Stephen  Vandals, The  ss  contributes to EQMM & ATL
   Fessier, Michael  Blue-Eyed Horse, The  ss  (1907-1988) 1st pub. in COL, 10 JUN 1955; a Hollywood screenwriter; has 1st novel Fully Dressed and in His Right Mind(1935), & humorous novel Clovis(1948); has pub. many stories from 1935-1960 in PST, Manhunt, Bluebook, ESQ, COL, & EQMM
   Boucher, Anthony  Introduction to C.M. Kornbluth's "Theory of Rocketry"  in  an introduction to Kornbluth's story, as well as a eulogy of his works and accomplishments
   Kornbluth, C.M.  Theory of Rocketry  ss  N-1959 HUG, ss; story is preceded by a one-page eulogy of Kornbluth's work(he died 21 MAR 1958), followed by a bibliography; his widow, Mary Kornbluth, compiled a memorial anth., Science Fiction Showcase(1959); Asimov writes about him in I. Asimov(1994)
   Boucher, Anthony  C.M. Kornbluth: Memorial Bibliography, A  bib  Cyril M. Kornbluth died March 21, 1958; a short chronological listing of his books
1958 AUG  Heinlein, Robert A.  Have Space Suit—Will Travel  no-1/3  N-1959 HUG, novel; adventures of Kip Russell & Patricia "Peewee" Reisfeld in space, on Pluto, and beyond; has novels The Puppet Masters(1951; 1989; 1994 movie), Double Star(ASF 1956 FEB-APR; 1956; W-1956 HUG), juveniles Time for the Stars(1956)
   Mills, Robert P.  Last Shall Be First, The  vi  (1920-1986) prev. Managing Editor of F&SF since 1st issue, & beginning 1958 SEP issue thru 1962 MAR, the editor of F&SF; editor of VSF(1957-1958); aafter leaving F&SF, he acted as a literary agent(for Walter M. Miller Jr, etal), until 1984
   Jones, Leslie  Devil and Mrs. Ackenbaugh, The  ss  her 1st pub. story
   Matheson, Richard  Edge, The  ss  has teleplays The Morning After(1974), The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver(1977), screenplays Dead of Night(1977), Jaws 3(1983); has western novel The Gunfight(1992); nf book w. Ricia Mainhardt, Robert Bloch: Appreciations of the Master(1995)
   Apostolides, Alex  Sandy Had a Tiger  ss  (1923- ) lives in El Paso, TX; has MFA degree; collab. w. Mark Clifton for stories in ASF, GAL & IFS in 1953; from 1984-1999? had radio program "Edge of Texas" on KTEP; did cover & text for Gary Jennings: The Treasure of the Superstitious Mountains(1973)
   Boucher, Anthony  Recommended Reading  br  Fadiman(ed): Fantasia Mathematica; Dikty(ed): The Best S-F Stories and Novels, 9th Series; Wollheim(ed): Men on the Moon; Blish: A Case of Conscience, & Vor; Bester: Starburst; Steve Eisner(ed): Howard Phillips Lovecraft Memorial Symposium

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