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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1969 MAY  Goulart, Ron  Copstate  ss  4th story in Chameleon Corps series
   Malko, George  Flower Kid Cashes In, The  ss  this story was originally written as a one-act play for TV; writes TV documentaries & semi-documentary film featurettes; has books Scientology: The Now Religion(1970), & The One and Only Yo-Yo Book(1978)
1969 JUN  Silverberg, Robert  Sundance  ss  has novels The Planet Killers(1959), The Plot Against Earth(1959) as Knox, Lost Race of Mars(1960), Collision Course(1961), The Seed of Earth("The Winds of Siros" in VSF 1957 MAR; exp. 1962), colls. Next Stop the Stars(1962), Godling, Go Home!(1964)
   Harrison, Michael  Pull Devil, Pull Baker!  ss  has colls. The Exploits of the Chevalier Dupin(1968), & Murder in the Rue Royale(1972), which tell of the further adventures of Edgar Allan Poe's detective Auguste Dupin(the 1st story of which was "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," in 1841)
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Landlocked Indian Ocean, The  ar  history of the idea, since the classical world, that the water level of the Red Sea & Indian Ocean was higher than that of the Mediterranean Sea, & that the Indian Ocean was landlocked; has nf The Ancient Engineers(1963), The Great Monkey Trial(1968)
   Russ, Joanna  Short and Happy Life, A  vi  concerning the Skinner-Waxman multiple-choice test used to measure creativity; teaches at Cornell Univ.
   Wodhams, Jack  Run of Deuces, A  ss  (1931- ) U.K.-born writer, in Australia since 1955; 1st story pub. sf "There Is a Crooked Man" in ANA 1967 FEB; has novels Anchor Man(1969), The Authentic Touch(1971), Looking for Blücher(1980), Generation X(1999; w. Paul Collins); coll. Future War(1982)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Anderson, Poul  Operation Changeling  no-2/2  Afreet or Matuchel series coll. in Operation Chaos(1971); has short story paperback, Loser's Night(1991 chap); non-fiction How to Build a Planet(1991); coll. Cold Victory(1982), New America(1982), Starship(1982), The Armies of Elfland(1992)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Fateful Lightning, The  sces  scientific history; turning points in scientific history, incl. Benjamin Franklin & his lightning rod
   Lucas, Jon  Repeat Business  ss  his 1st pub. story; 1958 graduate of California Maritime Academy
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 36: 1969 JAN-JUN  indx 
1969 JUL  Leiber, Fritz  Ship of Shadows  na  W-1970 HUG, N-1969 NEB, na; written especially for this issue, story "takes place on a space ship, but one with a witch cat and vampires numbered among the passengers!"; see book Bruce Byfield: Witches of the Mind: A Critical Study of Fritz Leiber(1991)
   Merril, Judith  Fritz Leiber  ar  appreciation of Leiber & his works, his unique status among sf/f writers and his place in sf history, his cycles of productivity and decline; Merril's book collection forms basis of Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy, in Toronto
   Leiber, Fritz  Demons of the Upper Air, IIX  pm  this poem to be incl. in his booklet of poems, The Demons of the Upper Air(1969); has colls. The Best of Fritz Leiber(1973; W-1975 LOC), The Book of Fritz Leiber(1974; N-1975 LOC), The Second Book of Fritz Leiber(1975; N-1976 LOC)
   Lewis, Al  Fritz Leiber: Bibliography, A  bib  chronological listing of his books, stories & articles
   Pederson, Con  To Aid and Dissent  ss  created the special effects for Robert Abel's movie Tron(1982; W- Special Effects Oscar); see online interviews at,, & at
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Ellison, Harlan  Place With No Name, The  ss  Ellison served in U.S. Army, moved to Chicago & became editor of Rogue Mag. in 1959; moved to L.A. in 1962, where he still lives; has 1st sf novel The Man with Nine Lives(AMZ 1959 OCT as "The Sound of the Scythe"; 1960 fixup)
   Buck, Doris Pitkin  Transgressor's Way  ss 
   Malzberg, Barry  Triptych, A  ss  (1939- ) also in F&SF as Barry N. Malzberg, under his ps. K.M. O'Donnell, & with co-authors Pronzini, Harrison, Neville, Scholz; 1st story pub. sf "We're Coming Through the Window" in GAL 1967 AUG, as K.M. O'Donnell; most of his early sf under this ps.
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Two at a Time  sces  Earth-Moon system, and the so-called "Three-Body System"
   Morphett, Tony  Litterbug  nv  (1938- ) working name for Anthony David Morphett; has books Dynasty(1968), Thorskald(1969); wrote screenplays for Shiralee(1987, BBC-TV; aired on U.S. TV, 4/30/91), & for Australian Children's TV Foundation, Quest Beyond Time(1990)
1969 AUG  Aandahl, Vance  Adventure in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness, An  nv 
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Ron Goulart: The Sword Swallower; Avram Davidson: The Phoenix and the Mirror; Hal Clement: Small Changes; Michael Moorcock(ed): The Best SF Stories from New Worlds #2; Poul Anderson: 7 Conquests
   Green, Joseph  Shamblers of Misery, The  nv  1st story in F&SF in his "Conscience," or Practical Philosopher Allan Odegaard series; other stories in series in other mags., in GAL 1965 APR, ANA 1971 OCT, & IFS 1972 MAY/JUN; has coll. of early stories, An Affair with Genius(1969 UK)
   Jennings, Gary  Next  ss  has nf books for young adults, Parades!(1966), Personalities of Language(1967; rev. vt World of Words: The Personalities of Language, 1984), The Killer Storms(1970)
   Delany, Samuel R.  Films: Illustrated Man, The  mr  The Illustrated Man(1969), based on Ray Bradbury's 1951 book; dir. Jack Smight, stars Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, & Robert Drivas; Delany's criticism colls. The Jewel-Hinged Jaw(1977), The American Shore(1978), Starboard Wine(1984)
   Lanier, Sterling E.  Fraternity Brother  ss  4th story in his Brigadier Ffellowes series
   Vess, John W. Jr  Introduction to Morgan Robertson's "From the Darkness and the Depths"  in  (1929- ) Vess has book The Titan and the Titanic(1990); Robertson has colls. "Where Angels Fear to Tread" and Other Tales of the Sea(1899), The Three Laws and the Golden Rule(1900), Down to the Sea(1905), Over the Border(1914), The Grain Ship(1914), etc
   Robertson, Morgan  From the Darkness and the Depths  nv  (1861-1915) 1st pub. in New Story Mag., 1913 JAN; has famous novella "Futility" (1898 mag.; in coll. The Wrecking of the Titan, 1912; 1994), about a new 'unsinkable' luxury liner, the Titan, which hits an iceberg & sinks(uncannily predicting the Titanic)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: On Throwing a Ball  sces  gravitation, f = ma, Part 1 of 2; Newton's equations for acceleration and velocity; Part 2 in 1969 SEP(#2823)
   Thielen, Paul  Money Builder, The  nv  has had fiction & nf pub. in several national magazines incl. ARG
1969 SEP  Runyon, Charles W.  Sweet Helen  ss  (1928-1987) orig. from Missouri, writer of thrillers & sf; 1st story pub. sf "First Man in a Satellite" in SUP 1958 DEC; has pub. stories in FAN, AHMM, & MSMM; has 1st mys. novel The Anatomy of Violence(1960); also in F&SF as Charles W. Runyon
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Gerald Feinberg: The Prometheus Project: Mankind's Search for Long-Range Goals; Kate Wilhelm: Let the Fire Fall; Wollheim & Carr(ed): World's Bset Science Fiction: 1969; John Boyd: The Last Starship from Earth; Earl Conrad: The Da Vinci Machine
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Grow, Julian F.  Bonita Egg  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Dr. Hiram Pertwee series
   Koontz, Dean R.  Muse  ss  many of his horror novels under var. ps. came out after 1980 under his own name; has sf novels The Long Sleep(1975, as John Hill), Invasion(1975 Canada, as Aaron Wolfe), Prison of Ice(1976, as David Axton); has nf book Writing Popular Fiction(1972)
   Norris, Hoke  Patient, The  nv  (1913-1977) newspaperman in N. Carolina & Chicago since 1955; member of the editorial board of the Chicago Daily News; has had stories pub. in PBY, Redbook, & Cavalier; edited book We Dissent(1962; 1973); book It's Not Far But I Don't Know the Way(1969)
   Pronzini, Bill  Screwiest Job in the World, The  ss  (1943- ) his 1st pub. fantasy story; born in Petaluma, CA; fulltime writer since 1969, widely pub. in mystery, horror, sf & western genres; working name for William John Pronzini; 1st book, crime fiction, The Stalker (1971); in F&SF w. Barry N. Malzberg
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Man Who Massed the Earth, The  sces  gravitation, f = ma, Part 2 of 2; acceleration, velocity & mass; the Earth's gravitational field & its mass; see similar essay, "Massing the Sun" in 1989 NOV(#6084); Part 1 in 1969 AUG(#2814)
   Henderson, Zenna  J-Line to Nowhere  ss  has colls. The Anything Box(1965), & Holding Wonder(1971)
1969 OCT  Asimov, Isaac  Feminine Intuition  nv  1st of 2 stories in F&SF in his Susan Calvin/robot series, this one about a female robot long after Calvin has died; Susan Calvin character 1st appeared in story "Liar!" in ASF 1941 MAY, & her last appearance will be "Robot Dreams" in ASI 1986 mDEC
   Ellison, Harlan & Roger Zelazny  Come to Me Not in Winter's White  ss  (1934- ; 1937-1995) story to be pub. in the first book of collaborations ever pub., Harlan Ellison: Partners in Wonder(1971); Ellison W-1968 HUG for his screenplay of a Star Trek episode, "The City on the Edge of Forever"(1967; 1977 novel)
   Bloch, Robert  Movie People, The  ss  has novels It's All in Your Mind(IMT 1955 JUL, as The Big Binge; 1971), Sneak Preview(novella in AMZ 1959 NOV; exp. 1971), Strange Eons(1979; N-1980 BRG); colls. The King of Terrors(1977), Cold Chills(1977), The Best of Robert Bloch(1977)
   Bradbury, Ray  Final Sceptre, a Lasting Crown, A  ss  story to be in his coll. I Sing the Body Electric(1969); has coll. nf essays Zen and the Art of Writing(1973; 1990); coll. of verse When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed (1973); coll. Ray Bradbury(1975 UK), Long After Midnight(1975; N-1977 WFA)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Worlds in Confusion  sces  popular fallacy; debunks Immanuel Velikovsky's 1950 book Worlds in Collision, which "attempted to account for ... events described in the Bible ... by supposing that the planet Venus had ... a near collision with the Earth"
   Aldiss, Brian W.  Soft Predicament, The  nv  has Three Enigmas: III ser., Looking on the Sunny Side of an Eclipse('74), The Old Fleeing and Fleeting Images('74), The Unbearableness of Other Lives('74); Three Enigmas IV ser., Carefully Observed Women('75), The Daffodil Returns the Smile('75), 1 more

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