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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1963 JAN  Davidson, Avram  Introduction to P.M. Hubbard's "The Golden Brick"  in 
   Hubbard, P.M.  Golden Brick, The  ss  has mystery/suspense novels A Thirsty Evil(1974), The Graveyard(1975)
   Garrett, Randall  Zap!  pm  6th poem in F&SF in his comic verse series, 4th about poor Willie; Garrett has also written a ser. of poems titled "Parodies Tossed" in 1956 in var. mags.(SFS, FUT, SFQ), in which he pokes fun at famous authors' most well-known works(e.g. van Vogt's Slan)
   Garrett, Randall  La Difference (with apologies to H.H. Holmes)  pm  7th & last poem in F&SF in his comic verse series; H.H. Holmes is a ps. used by Anthony Boucher
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Dragon Hunt  ar  the making of his novel The Dragon of the Ishtar Gate(1961), including how he did the research for the novel; has novels Solomon's Stone(UNK 1942 JUN; 1956), The Glory That Was(STS 1952 APR; 1960)
   Leiber, Fritz  Myths My Great-Granddaughter Taught Me  ss  has short story "Cyclops" in WOT 1965 SEP, N-1965 NEB; short story "The Good New Days" in GAL 1965 OCT, N-1965 NEB
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: He's Not My Type!  sces  blood types; has 2nd coll. of F&SF science essays View from a Height(1963)
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Judith Merril(ed): The 7th Annual of the Year's Best; H.P. Lovecraft & August Derleth: The Survivors, and Others; J.B. Priestley: The Thirty-First of June
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LVIII  vi  55th story in F&SF in Feghoot series
   Slesar, Henry  Way-Station  ss  Slesar best known for his mysteries, has 1st novel, The Grey Flannel Shroud(1959; W-1959 EDG, Best First Mystery Novel); wrote 30 scripts for TV show Alfred Hitchcock Presents, from 1955-61; see website
   Pohl, Frederik  Punch  ss  1st pub. in PBY 1962 JUN; has anth. Beyond the End of Time(1952), Shadow of Tomorrow(1953), Assignment in Tomorrow(1954), Star of Stars(1960); Galaxy SF anth. Time Waits for Winthrop(1962), Seventh-Eleventh Galaxy Reader(1964-69)
   Stacey, Joseph C.  Do You Know Your Elements?  qz  a matching quiz; answers on p.126; has had similar puzzles or quizes in FUT 1958 OCT, SFS 1958 NOV & 1959 NOV, in VSF 1969 AUG, & in ANA 1976 OCT
   Reynolds, Mack  Speakeasy  na  a future scientific society, theme being "the concurrent marches of technology and the fear of being 'controversial,' & that eternal vigilance is the price of Liberty"; story exp. into novel The Cosmic Eye(1969); has fixup novel The Space Barbarians(1969)
   Davidson, Avram  Editorial  ed  a critical letter from a reader
1963 FEB  Aandahl, Vance  Riddle Song, The  ss 
   White, James  Counter Security  nv  chief salesman in tailoring department of the largest department store in Belfast, Northern Ireland; has 1st novel The Secret Visitors(1957); Second Ending(1962; N-1962 HUG), All Judgement Fled(1968), colls. Deadly Litter(1964), Monsters and Medics(1977)
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  William Golding: The Inheritors; Akbar Del Piombo: Fuzz Against Junk, ...; Isaac Asimov(ed): The Hugo Winners; Leonard Wibberley: The Mouse on the Moon; Clifford D. Simak: They Walked Like Men; Anatole France: The Revolt of the Angels
   Wallsten, Robert  Punk's Progress  ss  (1912- ) former Broadway actor, WWII naval officer; N-1961 EDG, for Best Short Story, "Children of Alda Nuova," in EQMM; wrote 43 TV dramas, 6 plays, & many stories in popular mags.; had article "Shakespere on the Jungle Circuit" in COL 1944 DEC 9
   West, John Anthony  Gladys's Gregory  ss  has nf nooks Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Egypy(1979), which discusses the work of Egyptologist R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz; The Traveler's Key to Ancient Egypt: A Guide to the Sacred Places of Ancient Egypt(1985), The Case for Astrology(1991)
   Silverberg, Robert  Nature of the Place, The  vi  has novels Aliens from Space(1958) & Invisible Barriers(1958) as David Osborne, Starhaven(1958) as Ivar Jorgenson, Stepsons of Terra("Shadow on the Stars," SFA 1958 APR; 1958), Invaders from Earth(1958), Recalled to Life(INF 1958 JUN-AUG; 1962; rev. 1972)
   Matheson, Richard  Jazz Machine, The  pm  has novel/screenplay What Dreams May Come(1978; 1998 movie), an afterlife fantasy said to be drawn from reports of near-death experiences; has an nf book on the afterlife & psychic phenomenon, The Path: Metaphysics for the 1990s(1993)(Clute)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Lost Generation, The  sces  genetics; discovery of the laws of genetics, Mendelian Laws
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LIX  vi  56th story in F&SF in Feghoot series; with thanks to John F. Moore
   Burger, Otis Kidwell  Pleiades, The  ss 
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Israel Zangwill's "Satan Mekatrig"  in  Zangwill was from London; has books The King of the Schnorrers(1894; 1987); book The Works of Israel Zangwill(1969, AMS Press)
   Zangwill, Israel  Satan Mekatrig  nv  (1864-1926) 1st pub. in his coll. They That Walk in Darkness: Ghetto Tragedies (1899; 1970); born in Bristol, U.K.; has books Children of the Ghetto(1893; 1972; 1977; 1998), Ghetto Trafedies, Ghetto Comedies, Dreamers of the Ghetto(?; 1970; 1990)
   White, Don  Peggy and Peter Go to the Moon  vi  from London
1963 MAR  Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Edward Wellen's "Seven Day's Wonder"  in 
   Wellen, Edward  Seven Day's Wonder  ss  (1919- ) writer almost exclusively of short stories, lives in New Rochelle; 1st story pub. sf was a spoof "Origins of Galactic Slang" in GAL 1952 JUL, followed by a series of Galactic Origins spoofs in GAL thru 1962
   Findlay, D.K.  Day After Saturation, The  ss  (1901- ) wn. for David Kilpatrick Findlay; from Ottawa, Canada, a lawyer, WWII correspondent for MacLean's; has had stories in Bluebook, MacLean's, PST, COL, & Ladies Home Journal from 1930s-1959; has novels Search for Amelia(1958), & Third Act(1961)
   Anderson, Karen  Sky of Space, The  pm  has novel Question and Answer(1978) with Poul Anderson
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to "The Question" by Larry M. Harris & Donald E. Westlake and "The Importance of Being Important" by Calvin W. Demmon  in  both of these stories deal with the same theme - that the protagonist of the story believes that the world is centered around him
   Harris, Larry M. & Donald E. Westlake  Question, The  vi  (1933-2002; 1933- ) Harris reverted in 1963 to his old family name - Laurence M. Janifer(& in F&SF as such); Westlake mystery writer, 1st story pub. sf "Or Give Me Death" in USF 1954 NOV, has N or W several Edgar Awards, also in F&SF as ps. Curt Clark
   Demmon, Calvin W.  Importance of Being Important, The  vi  (1942- ) born in L.A., has BA in English from Univ. of California
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest(ed): Spectrum; Ian Stuart: The Satan Bug; Frederik Pohl(ed): The Expert Dreamers
   Dickson, Gordon R.  Books  br  Randall Garrett: Unwise Child; Dickson has edited anth. Rod Serling's Triple W: Witches, Warlocks and Werewolves(1963), Rod Serling's Devils and Demons(1967), Combat SF(1975), Nebula Winners Twelve(1978)
   Garrett, Randall  Books  br  Gordon R. Dickson: Necromancer
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LX  vi  57th story in F&SF in Feghoot series; with thanks to Vee Heintzelman
   Mohler, Will  Journey of Ten Thousand Miles, The  ss  lives in Washington, DC; has novelette "In the Control Tower" in GAL 1963 DEC; also has 5 stories in F&SF under the ps. Will Worthington
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Harry Harrison's "Captain Honario Harpplayer, R.N."  in 
   Harrison, Harry  Captain Honario Harpplayer, R.N.  ss  his story "The Stainless Steel Rat" in ASF 1957 AUG began his series of the same name about Jim diGriz, an interstellar criminal turned law enforcer; series coll. in fixup novel The Stainless Steel Rat(1961); has novel Deathworld (1960, N-1960 HUG)
   Leiber, Fritz  Game for Motel Room  ss  has short story "Answering Service" in IFS 1967 DEC, N-1967 NEB; novelette "Gonna Roll the Bones," in Harlan Ellison(ed): Dangerous Visions(1967), W-1967 NEB; 1968 HUG
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: You, Too, Can Speak Gaelic  sces  chemical nomenclature
   Van Scyoc, Sydney  Zack With His Scar  ss  (1939- ) Sydney Joyce Van Scyoc; born in Mount Vernon, IN; an Air Force wife; 1st story pub. sf "Shatter the Wall" in GAL 1962 FEB; has 1st novel Saltflower(1971), in which aliens seed Earth to produce a new breed of "men"(Clute)
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Richard McKenna's "Hunter, Come Home"  in 
   McKenna, Richard  Hunter, Come Home  nv  has only novel The Sand Pebbles(1962; W-1963 Harper Prize; 1966 movie), about a gunboat patrolling the Yangtze River during revolution-torn China in 1926; McKenna served in the Navy in the Far East for 10 years, two of them aboard a gunboat in 1930s China
   Davidson, Avram  Editorial  ed  Neanderthal traits that survive to this day
1963 APR  White, James  Fast Trip  nv  has novels Open Prison(1965; vt The Escape Orbit, US; N-1965 NEB), The Watch Below(1966; basis 1981 movie Goliath Awaits), Tomorrow Is Too Far(1971), Dark Inferno(1972; vt Lifeboat, US), The Dream Millennium(1974), Underkill (1979), Double Contact(1998)
   Buck, Doris Pitkin  Still Shall the Lovers  pm 
   Tilley, Robert J.  Place of Refuge  ss  has an EQMM award-winning story "The Devil and Mr. Wooler," in 1955; has 12 sales so far, mostly to British sf magazines

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