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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1967 JAN  Christopher, John  Little People, The  no-1/3  at Killabeg Castle in the middle of Killabeg Bog in Ireland, eight people on holiday discover a group of miniature human beings, less than a foot high, the results of German experiments
   Merril, Judith  Books  br  100th anniversary of H.G. Wells birth; announces death of Prof. Paul A. Linebarger(aka Cordwainer Smith); Hoyle: October the First Is Too Late; Rosel George Brown: Sybil Sue Blue; Gertrude Friedberg: The Revolving Boy; Clarke(ed): Time Probe; one more
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Schutz, J.W.  Star Driver, The  ss  writes thrillers as Jerry Scholl
   Thomas, Ted  Science Springboard, The: Interplanetary Dust  ar  interplanetary dust, estimated composition, size, charge, & origin; a prolific author, Ted (or Theodore L.) Thomas has pub. dozens of stories in SFQ, FUT, GAL, ASF & ANA, FAN, SFS, PLS, AMZ, IFS, WOT, NWS, & SSF, as well as in anth.
   Huneker, James G.  Disenchanted Symphony, The  ss  (1860-1921) 1st pub. in 1902; James Gibbons Huneker, ex-music critic for the New York Sun, was considered a "Bohemian" writer; has novel Antichrist(1905)
   Leman, Bob  Bait  ss  (1922- ) his 1st pub. story; born in Woodford County, IL; member of First Fandom(those who were active sf fans before 1938); served as an artillery officer in Europe in the Army in WWII; has 1947 BA in Political Science from Univ. of Illinois
   Wilson, Gahan  Knight-Errant, the Dragon, and the Maiden, The  vi  4th story in Moral vignettes series; "Moral: Free willing prisoners at your own risk"
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Right Beneath Your Feet  sces  cities; antipodal points of cities of the world(antipodal: directly opposite side of globe)
   Young, Robert F.  Kingdom Come, Inc.  ss  has coll. A Glass of Stars(1968)
1967 FEB  Ferman, Edward L.  Introduction to Robert E. Howard's & L. Sprague de Camp's "The Hall of the Dead"  in  Conan was Howard's most memorable character, who was supposed to have lived in the Howard's imaginary Hyborian Age, about 12,000 years ago, between the sinking of Atlantis and the beginning of recorded history; 18 Conan stories were pub. in Howard's life
   Howard, Robert E. & L. Sprague de Camp  Hall of the Dead, The  nv  (1906-1936; 1907-2000) this story found among Howard's papers in a 650 word outline form, completed by de Camp, deals with Conan the Cimmerian's early life; Conan a barbarian adventurer of prehistoric times when magic worked in Howard's Hyborian Age
   Merril, Judith  Books  br  C.S. Lewis: Of Other Worlds; E.J. Carnell(ed): New Writings in SF 1; Brian W. Aldiss: Who Can Replace a Man?; William F. Temple: Shoot at the Moon; Brunner: The Long Result; Harry Harrison: Make Room! Make Room!; L.P. Davies: The Paper Dolls; 1 more
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. The Man in the Cannibal Pot(1967)
   Etchison, Dennis  Walk in the Wet, A  ss  Etchison's fiction mainly in horror genre; also a screenwriter; has short stories "It Only Comes Out at Night" in McCauley(ed): Frights(1976) N-1977 WFA; "The Late Shift" in McCauley(ed): Dark Forces(1980), N-1981 BFA, adapted for movie Killing Time(1984)
   Moore, E.A.  Next Step, The  nv  Edward Albert Moore
   Stevenson, Robert Louis  Song of the Morrow, The  ss  1st pub. in his 1896 coll.; has colls. Island Night's Entertainments(1893), Tales and Fantasies(1905), Fables(1914), The Tales of Tusitala(1946), The Complete Shorter Fiction(1991); see H.M. Geduld: Definitive Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Companion(1983)
   Thomas, Ted  Science Springboard, The: Intelligent Computer, The  ar  possibility of building an intelligent computer started in 1956 at Dartmouth College; Thomas served in WWII w. the ski troops of the Mountain Artillery, & was a 1st Lt. of the Infantry in Occupied Japan; has an MIT degree in chemical engineering
   Christopher, John  Little People, The  no-2/3  has novels The World in Winter(1962; in U.S. as The Long Winter, 1962), The Possessors(1964), Sweeney's Island(1964), A Wrinkle in the Skin(1965; vt The Ragged Edge, 1966 US), Pendulum(1968); his "Bright Birds," in EQMM, N-1972 EDG
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Impossible, That's All!  sces  speed of light, Part 1, his 100th essay - you can't go faster than light; see 1968 OCT(#2704) response by Arthur C. Clarke about ftl travel, & Asimov rebuttal; Part 2 in 1969 DEC(#2854)
   Hoyle, Fred  Blackmail  ss  (1915-2001) Prof. of Astronomy at Cambridge; has 1st book The Nature of the Universe(1950); 1st novel The Black Cloud(1957) - the arrival of a sentient cloud of gas from space(Clute); Ossian's Ride(1959); theorist of nucleogenesis; coined term Big Bang
1967 MAR  Cox, Jean  Sea Change, The  ss  (1929- ) a working name for Arthur Jean Cox; also in F&SF as Arthur J. Cox, & as ps. John Thames Rokesmith
   Merril, Judith  Books  br  reviews two books, neither labeled sf, but both are really at opposite ends of the sf spectrum; John Barth: Giles Goat-Boy; Jean-Claude Forest: Barbarella(a graphic story book)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Friedman, Bruce Jay  Investor, The  ss  1st pub. in PBY 1962 FEB & in his coll. Black Angels(1962); also in F&SF as Bruce J. Friedman; has novels Stern(1962), & A Mother's Kisses(1964)
   Hoyle, Fred  Zoomen  nv  has novels A for Andromeda(1962, w. Elliot), October the First Is Too Late(1966); coll. Element 79(1967); novel ser. w. son Geoffrey, Fifth Planet(1963), Rockets in Ursa Major(1969), The Inferno(1973), Into Deepest Space(1974), The Incandescent Ones(1977)
   Niven, Larry  Long Night, The  ss  has Known Space novels At the Bottom of a Hole(1966), How the Heroes Die(1966), The Warriors(1966), Safe at Any Speed(1966), A Gift from Earth(1968); Known Space colls. Neutron Star(1968), The Shape of Space(1969), All the Myriad Ways(1971)
   Reynolds, Mack  Relic  ss  has Lagrange series, The Five Way Secret Agent(na in ANA 1969APR-MAY; exp. 1975), Satellite City(1975), Lagrange Five(1979), & with Dean Ing: The Lagrangists(1983), Chaos in Lagrangia(1984), & Trojan Orbit(1985); has novel Space Search(1984)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Crowded!  sces  overpopulation, the biggest cities; see sequel, "More Crowded!" in 1980 MAY(#4445), & related essays "The Power of Progression" in 1969 MAY(#2781), & "Is Anyone Listening?" in 1988 MAY(#5846)
   Christopher, John  Little People, The  no-3/3  has Tripods sequence of juvenile novels, The White Mountains(1967), The City of Gold and Lead(1967), The Pool of Fire(1968), & a prequel, When the Tripods Came(1988); other juveniles, The Lotus Caves(1969), The Guardians(1970)
1967 APR  Zelazny, Roger  Dawn  nv  1st story in the Buddha series, part of novel, Lord of Light(1967; N-1967 NEB; W-1968 HUG, novel); a sequel, also part of this novel, to be pub. in 1967 JUN; has fixup novel, My Name Is Legion(1976) which incl. "Home Is the Hangman," W-1975 NEB; 1976 HUG
   Eisenberg, Larry  Two Lives of Ben Coulter, The  ss 
   Thomas, Ted  Science Springboard, The: Cloud Seeding  ar  weather control by seed ing the atmosphere; Thomas has a law degree from Georgetown Univ. Law Center; works as a patent attorney at the Armstrong Cork Company
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Disch, Thomas M.  Problems of Creativeness  nv  this story was revised & retitled "The Death of Socrates" for a coll. of linked stories, 334(1972 UK; 1974 US in pb; N-1974 NEB, novel), which is a "social portrait of urban life in about A.D. 2025 in New York"(Clute)
   Grow, Julian F.  Sword of Pell the Idiot, The  nv  1st story in F&SF in Dr. Hiram Pertwee series; 2 other stories in series are in IFS 1961 MAR & 1968 DEC; Julian Fogg Grow, born in N.J., ensign in WWII; graduated from Dartmouth College in 1948; editorial writer for the Worcester(MA) Telegram & Gazette
   Meadows, Patrick  "Virtue. 'Tis a Fugue!"  ss  has book Countercommandment(1967)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Matter of Scale, A  sces  solar system & universe; putting the solar system & universe to scale
   Aldiss, Brian W.  Randy's Syndrome  nv  has Three Enigmas : I series, The E of Her Voice(1973), The Great Chain of Being What?(1973), & I Ching, Who You?(1973); Three Enigmas: II series, All Those Enduring Old Charms(1973), The Eternal Theme of Exile(1973), Nobody Spoke or Waved Goodbye(1973)
1967 MAY  Gotlieb, Phyllis  Planetoid Idiot  nv  (1926- ) born in Toronto, MA in English from the Univ. of Toronto in 1950, probably best known for her poetry; 1st story pub. sf "A Grain of Manhood" in FAN 1959 SEP; has 1st novel Sunburst(1964), about mutant children and the problems they face
   Merril, Judith  Books  br  religion in sf; Frank Herbert: Destination: Void; Philip José Farmer: Night of Light; Clifford D. Simak: Why Call Them Back from Heaven?; Robert Kelly: The Scorpions
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Carr, Terry  Sleeping Beauty  ss  has Year's Finest Fantasy 1-5(1978-82), The Best Science Fiction Novellas of the Year #1(1979), #2(1980); has short story "The Dance of the Changer and the Three," in Joseph Elder(ed): The Farthest Reaches(1968), N-1968 NEB; 1969 HUG
   Niven, Larry  Safe at Any Speed  vi  3rd story in F&SF in his Tales of Known Space ser.; this ser. is a complex future history of man's expansion into space(Clute), complete with many races of aliens; other Known Space colls. The Long ARM of Gil Hamilton(1976), Convergent Series(1979)
   Bova, Ben  Fifteen Miles  ss  (1932- ) 1st & only story in F&SF in his Chet Kinsman series; others in series, ANA 1965 SEP, & novels Millennium(1976), Colony(1978), Kinsman(1979 fixup), & Voyagers(1981, & also a separate sequence); working name for Benjamin William Bova
   Thomas, Ted  Science Springboard, The: Red Shift, The  ar  Doppler's Law and the meaning of the red shift; what is the origin of light itself
   Sterba, Monica  Cyprian's Room  nv  now living in Turkey; has had stories in HRP, & The Reporter
   Thurber, James  Interview With a Lemming  vi  1st pub. in PM, 3 MAR 1941; has fabulation The Wonderful O(1955 chap), in which "wordplay runs riot ... as monomaniac pirates excise the letter O from ... an island's language & life ('Otto Ott, when asked his name, could only stutter')"(Clute)
   Petaja, Emil  Where Is Thy Sting  ss  (1915-2000) U.S. writer of Finnish descent; 1st professional sale "Time Will Tell" in AMZ 1942 JUN; early work in coll. Stardrift, and Other Fantastic Flotsam (1971); has Finnish verse epic based novels Kalevala seq. Saga of the Lost Earths(1966), etal
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Times of Our Lives, The  sces  time zones

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