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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1963 APR  Friedberg, Gertrude  Short and Happy Death of George Frumkin, The  ss  (1908-1989) her 1st pub. sf story; has had a play on Broadway, Three-Cornered Moon(1933; 1933 movie, with Claudette Colbert), & in the movies; has had stories in ATL, HRP, ESQ, & in New World Writing; has sf novel The Revolving Boy(1966)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Rigid Vacuum, The  sces  light & relativity, the luminiferous ether, Part 1; Part 2 in 1963 JUN(#1890)
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LXI  vi  58th story in F&SF in Feghoot series
   Reed, Kit  Tell Me Doctor – Please  ss 
   Leiber, Fritz  Kindergarten  vi  has short stories "Midnight by the Morphy Watch" in IFS 1974 JUL/AUG, N-1975 HUG, LOC; "Belsen Express," in The Second Book of F.L.(1975), W-1976 WFA; Leiber W-1976 WFA, & 1988 STO, for Lifetime Achievement; W-1980 NEB, Grandmaster Award
   deFord, Miriam Allen  Voyage of the "Deborah Pratt," The  ss  concerns Afro-American slavery; part of the sf group of writers from San Francisco - Anthony Boucher, J. Francis McComas, R. Bretnor, Poul & Karen Anderson, Rog Phillips, Jack Vance, Margaret St. Clair, Ray Nelson, & Calvin W. Demmon
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Thomas Helm: Monsters of the Deep; Shirley Jackson: We Have Always Lived in the Castle; Ernst & Johanna Lehner: Folklore and Odysseys of Food and Medicinal Plants
   Wark, Jim  Books  br  Wallace West: Outposts in Space
   Carr, Terry  Old Man of the Mountains, The  ss  edited Science Fiction for People Who Hate Science Fiction(1966), The Others(1969), On Our Way to the Future(1970), This Side of Infinity(1972), An Exaltation of Stars(1973), Into the Unknown(1973), Worlds Near and Far(1974), The Ides of Tomorrow(1976)
   Asimov, Isaac  My Son, the Physicist!  vi  1st pub. in Scientific American, 1962 FEB; has anth. Before the Golden Age(1974; W-1975 LOC); anth. ser. The Great SF Stories 1(from 1939; pub. 1979) to 25(from 1963; pub. 1992), & The Golden Years of SF: 1st Series(1983) to 6th Series(1988)
   Edmondson, G.C.  World Must Never Know, The  ss  6th story in his Mad Friend series; lives in San Diego; has novel The Man Who Corrupted the Earth(1980); sf novel Spaceways #12: Star Slaver(1983) with Andrew J. Offutt under collab. ps. John Cleve
   Seabury, Paul  Histronaut, The  ss  (1923-1990) 1st pub. in 1961; Associate Professor of Political Science at the Univ. of California(Berkeley); has book The Wilhelmstrasse(1954), a study of Nazi diplomacy
   Fish, Robert L.  Not Counting Bridges  vi  (1912-1981) Robert Lloyd Fish; born in Cleveland, OH; W-1962 EDG, best 1st novel, for The Fugitive(1962; 1st in Capt. Silva ser.); there is a Robert L. Fish Award for best 1st ss by an American writer, first given by the Mystery Writers of America in 1984
   Davidson, Avram  Editorial  ed  a look back at F&SF's first issue(1949 FLL)
1963 MAY  Davidson, Avram  Introduction (to the Ray Bradbury Special Issue)  in  explains the difficulty of classifying Bradbury's stories as sf, fantasy or science fantasy
   Nolan, William F.  Bradbury: Prose Poet in the Age Of Space  bio  Bradbury lives in Chestnut Hills, CA; hates cars, planes, TV & phones; attended L.A. High School, joined SF League in 1937 & pub. 1st story "Hollerbochen's Dilemma" in its mimeo-mag. Imagination; married UCLA grad. Marguerite McClure in 1947
   Bradbury, Ray  Bright Phoenix  ss  story written in 1947, was never before pub.; has nf book The Essence of Creative Writing(1962); colls. R is for Rocket(1962), The Small Assassin(1962), The Machineries of Joy(1964); coll. of plays The Anthem Sprinters and Other Antics(1963)
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Ray Bradbury's "To the Chicago Abyss"  in  Bradbury - "'Bright Phoenix' deals with a book-burning future, with an intellectual solution to the problem. It is a more grandiose scheme & project. 'Chicago Abyss' deals ... with the mediocre, ... the much more day-to-day, quiet need for junk"
   Bradbury, Ray  To the Chicago Abyss  ss  this story written especially for this issue; has plays The Day It Rained Forever: A Comedy in One Act(1966), The Pedestrian: A Fantasy in One Act; colls. Twice 22(1966), The Vintage Bradbury(1966), S Is for Space(1966), Bloch and Bradbury(1969)
   Nolan, William F.  Index to the Works of Ray Bradbury, An  bib  a chronological listing of his collections(& their contents), stories, TV & movie work, and non-fiction work; Nolan acknowledges to be the world's "Number One Bradbury Fan" & pub. The Ray Bradbury Review
   Bretnor, R.  Mrs. Pigafetta Swims Well  ss  1st pub. in Peninsula Spectator, 23 OCT 1959
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LXII  vi  59th story in F&SF in Feghoot series; with thanks to Richard Olcott
   Leahy, Jack Thomas  Newton Said  ss  instructor at the Univ. of Washington; has novel Shadows on the Water(1960), has had stories in The Kenyon Review, etc
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to John Jakes' "Underfollow"  in 
   Jakes, John  Underfollow  ss  was terminated at Ohio State Univ. as an English teacher when it was learned that he was writing sf; in 9 years he has written 30 books & 130 stories; works in advertising; has coll. The Best of John Jakes(1977); anth. with Greenberg, New Trails(1994)
   Webb, Ron  Atomic Reaction  pm  (1936- ) her 1st pub. sf; ps. for Sharon Lynn Webb, a nurse & writer; has Terra Tarkington series in ASI 1979-81, about a nurse engaged in galactic escapades, coll. in novel The Adventures of Terra Tarkington(1985 fixup)
   Ballard, J.G.  Now Wakes the Sea  ss  Ballard's "writing was influenced by the Surrealist painters & the early Pop artists" & by "his interest in psychology ... which soon became apparent his stories ... and stated that 'the only truly alien planet is Earth'"(Clute); see iv in TWZ 1988 JUN
   White, Don  Watch the Bug-Eyed Monster  ss 
   Anderson, Karen  Treaty in Tartessos  ss  has coll. The Unicorn Trade(1984) with Poul Anderson
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Ray Bradbury: R Is for Rocket; C.C. Adams & Wernher Von Braun: Careers in Astronautics and Rocketry; Robert A. Heinlein: Podkayne of Mars; Darrel T. Langart: Anything You Can Do
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Just Mooning Around  sces  satellites of the planets & the Roche limit; Asimov received a special Hugo Award in 1963 for "Adding Science to Science Fiction" for his science essays in F&SF
   Buck, Doris Pitkin  No Trading Village  pm 
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Felix Marti-Ibañez' "Niña Sol"  in 
   Marti-Ibañez, Felix  Niña Sol  ss  also in F&SF as Félix Martí-Ibáñez; has books The Crystal Mirror; Essays on Literature, Travel, Art, Love, and the History of Medicine(1964), The Ship in the Bottle, and Other Essays(1967), The Mirror of Souls, and Other Essays(1972)
1963 JUN  Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Poul Anderson's "No Truce With Kings"  in  in mid-1963, Grania & Avram Davidson moved to Amecameca, Mexico, a remote & exotic town near Mount Popocatepetl(& a jumping-off point for mountain climbers), staying at the Casa Chelius for over a year
   Anderson, Poul  No Truce With Kings  na  W-1964 HUG, short fiction; "a future, and fragmented, America fights for its spiritual ... and physical integrity," the "America of this short novel ... reminiscent of the Japan of the Early Meji Restoration"; pub. as a chapbook in 1989
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Philip K. Dick: The Man in the High Castle; Gary Jennings: March of the Robots; Patrick Moore: The Planets(nf); Frederik Pohl(ed): Time Waits for Winthrop; Frank W. Lane: Kingdom of the Octopus; Norma Lorre Goodrich: Myths of the Hero(nf)
   Pederson, Con  Pushover Planet  ss  worked on the special effects for Stanley Kubrick's movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey(1968; W-Oscar, for Special Effects); co-founded Robert Abel & Associates in 1970, produced Superbowl 1984's 'sexy robot' commercial, & over 16 years won 33 Clio Awards
   Kerr, Walter H.  Staresque  pm 
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to Jack Vance's "Green Magic"  in 
   Vance, Jack  Green Magic  ss  (1916- ) working name for John Holbrook Vance; born in San Francisco, attended high school in L.A. & the Univ. of California; served in the Merchant Marines during WWII; 1st story pub. "The World Thinker" in TWS 1945 SUM; used ps. John Holbrook
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Light That Failed!, The  sces  light, the quantum theory, & relativity, Part 2; the Michelson-Morley experiment; Part 1 in 1963 APR(#1850)
   Aandahl, Vance  Weremartini, The  ss  married to Feghoot-contributor Lenore Sellers
   Briarton, Grendel  Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot: LXIII  vi  60th story in F&SF in Feghoot series; with thanks to Simon Kahn
   Hoshi, Shin'ichi  Bokko-chan  vi  (1926-1997) 1st Japanese story to appear in any English lang. mag.; trans. by Noriyoshi Saito; Hoshi a retired pharmacological manufacturer, an sf pioneer likened to Bradbury or Fredric Brown; 1st sale "Sekisutora"("Sextra") in Uchujin #2, in 1957l
   Matheson, Richard  Tis the Season to Be Jelly  ss  has novel/screenplay A Stir of Echoes(1958; 1999 movie), on paranormal experience: a domestic drama in which a man discovers that upsetting visions destroying his life & sanity are caused by psychic residue in his house from an unsolved murder(Clute)
   Davidson, Avram  Introduction to John Jay Well's & Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Another Rib"  in 
   Wells, John Jay & Marion Zimmer Bradley  Another Rib  ss  (1933- ; 1930-1999) Wells the ps. for Juanita Coulson, this her 1st pub. story, who w. her husband Robert, W-1965 HUG for fanzine Yandro, which they edited 1953-86; Bradley from upstate NY, now lives in Texas, is "a nut on circus acrobatics, & carnivals"
   Aldiss, Brian W.  There Are No More Good Stories About Mars Because We Need No More Good Stories About Mars  pm  has unconventional novel Report on Probability A(1968; written in 1962, but unpublishable till times changed); fixup novel Barefoot in the Head: A European Fantasia(1969), from his "Acid-Head War" stories, about Europe after a war using psychedelic drugs
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 24: 1963 JAN-JUN  indx 

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