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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1962 AUG  Asimov, Isaac  Science: Light Fantastic, The  sces  lasers
   Bester, Alfred  Books  br  Bester says goodbye as book reviewer for F&SF; has colls. The Dark Side of the Earth(1964), The Light Fantastic(1976), Star Light, Star Bright(1976); novel The Computer Connection(ASF 1974-75 NOV-JAN as "The Indian Giver"; 1975; vt Extro, 1989)
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Joseph Payne Brennan: Nine Horrors and a Dream; Heinrich Kley: The Drawings of ...; Isaac Asimov: Fact and Fancy; H.L. Gold(ed): The Sixth Galaxy Reader; Wallace West: Outposts in Space; James White: Hospital Station; Charles Haas: Adel Hitro
   Brown, Rosel George  Fruiting Body  ss 
   Cogswell, Theodore R. & John Jacob Niles  Roper, The  pm  (1918-1987; 1892-1980) 1st pub. in 1954; Niles is famous for his folk songs; correction to the song "The Roper" on p.16, F&SF 1963 MAR
   Garrett, Randall  Spatial Relationship  ss  has series of 8 vignettes as spoofs on Reginald Bretnor's Ferdinand Feghoot series(as by Grendel Briarton, in F&SF since 1956): "Through Time and Space with Benedict Breadfruit" as by Grandall Barretton in AMZ 1962 MAR-OCT
   McIntosh, J.T.  Stupid General, The  ss  has novels Six Gates from Limbo(1968), Transmigration(1970), Flight from Rebirth(ASF 1960 MAR as "Immortality ...... For Some"; exp. 1971)
   Gold, H.L.  What Price Wings?  ss  (1914-1996) wn. for Horace Leonard Gold; Canadian-born writer, editor; 1st story pub. sf "Inflexure" in ASF 1934 OCT(as Clyde Crane Campbell); became regular writer for UNK; founded GAL, edited it from 1950 OCT thru 1961 OCT(retired after car accident)
   Ellison, Harlan  Paulie Charmed the Sleeping Woman  ss  (1934- ) born in Painesville, Ohio; attended Ohio State Univ., was asked to leave when he was rude to creative writing prof. who told him he had no talent; active in Cleveland SF Society, running its mag. Science-Fantasy Bulletin(later Dimensions)(Clute)
   Stanton, Will  Gumdrop King, The  ss  has novel The Golden Evenings of Summer(1971; vt Charley and the Angel, 1973), which was made into the 1973 movie Charley and the Angel, about growing up in the 1930s in the American mid-West; movie stars Fred MacMurray, Cloris Leachman, Kurt Russell
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LIII  vi  50th story in F&SF in Feghoot series
   Davidson, Avram  Editorial  ed  an anonymous letter by The Flea
1962 SEP  Davidson, Avram  Editorial  ed  Milford Science Fiction Writers' Conference, and past memories of Science Fiction
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Theodore Sturgeon's "When You Care, When You Love"  in 
   Sturgeon, Theodore  When You Care, When You Love  nv  N-1963 HUG, short fiction; this story supposed to be the 1st part of a novel, but Sturgeon never completed it(Edward L. Ferman "has a dozen or so pages of an unpublished sequel, but that's as far as [Sturgeon] went"); Sturgeon W-1985 WFA, Lifetime Award
   Blish, James  Theodore Sturgeon's Macrocosm  ar  a critique of Theodore Sturgeon as a literary craftsman; see article on Blish, "Scholia, Seasoned with Crabs, Blish Is" by John Clute in NWS #6 1973; see Blish interview in Paul Walker: Speaking of Science Fiction(1978)
   Merril, Judith  Theodore Sturgeon  bio  "personality" article on 1962's Worldcon guest of honor; Judith Merril, Philip Klass & T.S. lived together for most of a year as starving writers before the Big S-F Boom started; among his stories mentioned, "Bianca's Hands" in ARG(UK) 1947 MAY
   Moskowitz, Sam  Fantasy and Science Fiction by Theodore Sturgeon  bib  chronological listing of the 1st publication of Sturgeon's f & sf; has 3 stories in 1941, incl. "The Way Back" in CMT 1941 JAN; literary agent 1940-41; managing editor of SFP 1952 NOV-1953 DEC; editor of 4 issue revival WRT 1973 SUM-1974 SUM
   Sturgeon, Robin  Martian Mouse  vi  (1952- ) Theodore Sturgeon's son; for info on Sturgeon, his works & his family see websites &
   Smith, Evelyn E.  They Also Serve  nv  has sf novel Unpopular Planet(1975), written in 18th century style as a memoir of an overpopulated future future Earth where aliens maintain the planet as a breeding-ground for humans & other species(Clute)
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LIV  vi  51st story in F&SF in Feghoot series; with thanks to Cora Anne Cunningham
   Jennings, Gary  Myrrha  ss  (1923-1999) N-1963 HUG, short fiction; Gary Gayne Jennings, born in Buena Vista, VA; studied with New York Art Students League, 1949-51; in U.S. Army, Infantry, 1952-54, as correspondent in Korea & earned Bronze Star; newspaper reporter 1958-61
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Shape of Things, The  sces  Earth, shape of the Earth
   Reed, Kit  New You, The  ss  her husband, Joseph Reed, is a Prof. of English at Wesleyan Univ.; they live in Middletown, CT
   Malaval, Suzanne  Devil's God-Daughter, The  vi  trans. by Damon Knight; writes for Fiction, F&SF's French sister-magazine, lives in Lorraine
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to James H. Schmitz's "These Are the Arts"  in  Schmitz was born in Hamburg, Germany, to American parents; came to America at the outbreak of WWII, flew in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific Theater; now lives in Inglewood, CA; an engineer
   Schmitz, James H.  These Are the Arts  ss  (1911-1981) 1st story pub. "Greenface" in UNK 1943 AUG; has Vega agents series coll. Agent of Vega(ASF & GAL 1949-51; 1960); has novels The Witches of Karres(ASF 1949 DEC; exp.1966), A Tale of Two Clocks(1962, 1st part of Hub sequence; vt. Legacy, 1979)
1962 OCT  Davidson, Avram  Editorial  ed  a dip into the Question Box - a few answers
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Brian W. Aldiss's "A Kind of Artistry"  in  Aldiss is the literary editor of the daily Oxford Mail, the president of the British Science Fiction Association; editor of Penguin Science Fiction(1961), More Penguin Science Fiction(1963), & Yet More Penguin Science Fiction(1964)
   Aldiss, Brian W.  Kind of Artistry, A  nv  this story in his coll. The Airs of Earth(1963), which is otherwise composed of stories from NWS; has nf book The Shape of Further Things(1970), part autobiography, part criticism; time travel novel Frankenstein Unbound(1973; basis 1990 movie)
   Young, Robert F.  There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe  ss 
   Allen (?)  Cartoon  ct 
   White, Don  Twenty-Four Hours in a Princess's Life, with Frogs  vi 
   Hill, Hyacinthe  Inquest in Kansas (A Modern American Ballad)  pm  (1920- ) 1st pub. in Necromantikon, 1950 WIN; ps. for Virginia Anderson(who also used the ps. Nanek); has coll. of verse, Peotry and the Stars(1986)
   Clingerman, Mildred  Measure My Love  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Slow Burn  sces  elements, oxygen and oxidation
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Damon Knight(ed): A Century of Science Fiction; Rod Serling(ed): New Stories from the Twilight Zone; Groff Conklin(ed): Worlds of When
   Aandahl, Vance  Unfortunate Mr. Morky, The  vi 
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LV  vi  52nd story in F&SF in Feghoot series; Randall Garrett has a spoof series based on this series, called "Through Time and Space with Benedict Breadfruit I- VIII" in AMZ 1962 MAR-OCT, as by Grandall Barretton
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Robert Sheckley's "The Journey Of Joenes"  in 
   Sheckley, Robert  Journey of Joenes, The  no-1/2  "protagonist is an innocent who suffers a variety of alarming adventures after leaving his near-future Pacific island ... novel takes the form of a series of remembrances enshrined as myths 1000 years later"(Clute); considered one of R.S.'s best novels
1962 NOV  Connable, Alfred  Secret Flight of Friendship Eleven, The  ss  (1931- ) political science graduate of the Univ. of Michigan, MA from Yale in playwrighting; has plays "Silver Eagle," & "Shadows in the Court"
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Russell Kirk's "Sorworth Place"  in  Kirk is the author of the classic thriller Old House of Fear
   Kirk, Russell  Sorworth Place  nv  (1918-1994) 1st pub. in London Mystery #14, in 1952, as "Old Place of Sorworth"; 1st story in F&SF from his Ralph Bain series; story to be in his coll. of ghost stories The Surly Sullen Bell(1962)
   Kerr, Walter H.  Card Sharp  pm  has coll. Countdown in Bedlam: A Portfolio of Paranoiac Poems(1978)
   Carr, Terry  Hop-Friend  ss  worked 1964-71 as an editor w. Donald A. Wollheim at Ace Books; edited ser. World's Best Science Fiction(1965-70) w. Wollheim, & Universe 1-17(1971-87), The Best Science Fiction of the Year 1-16(1972-87), New Worlds of Fantasy(1967), #2(1970), #3(1971)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Pre-Fixing It Up  sces  metric system; see addendum p.63 in F&SF 1963 JAN, concerning a mathematical error "in the distance covered by light at short intervals"
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Algis Budrys: Some Will Not Die; Long John Nebel: The Way Out World
   Anderson, Karen  Landscape With Sphinxes  vi  her 1st pub. story; her 1st professional sale was a poem, "In Memoriam: Henry Kuttner," in F&SF 1958 MAY; has been active in sf fandom
   Brunner, John  Protect Me From My Friends  ss  telepathy from telepath's viewpoint; 1st U.S. sale "Thou Good and Faithful" in ASF 1953 MAR as by John Loxmith; novels The Space-Time Juggler(TCS 1953 SUM as "The Wanton of Argus"; 1963), & The Altar on Asconel(IFS 1965 APR-MAY), Interstellar Empire seq.

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