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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1972 JAN  Bradbury, Ray  McGillahee's Brat  ss  1st pub. in The Irish Press, 1970 MAR 21(a publication distributed only on airlines); has colls. Beyond 1984: A Remembrance of Things Future(1979), The Last Circus, and The Electrocution(1980), The Complete Poems of Ray Bradbury(1982)
   Tilley, Robert J.  Choice  ss  has novel The Big Losers(1988), in which an alien espionage agent teams up with local losers to destroy Earth(B&C)
   Blish, James  Books  br  R.A. Lafferty: Arrive at Easterwine; Josephine Saxton: Vector for Seven; Brian W. Aldiss: The Shape of Further Things; Charles Platt: Planet of the Voles; Ben Bova: Exiled from Earth; NESFA: Index to the Science Fiction Magazines
   Ferman, Edward L.  Editor's Note  note  F&SF not satisfied with the print quality of the 1971 NOV & DEC issues, some improvements visible in this issue, & more will be noticeable soon
   Myers, Howard L.  All Around the Universe  nv  has used ps. Verge Foray for 11 stories in ANA, FAN, GAL, & IFS, between 1967-1974
   Ellison, Harlan  Corpse  ss  has colls. A Touch of Infinity(1960), Ellison Wonderland(1962; vt Earthman, Go Home, 1964; rev. 1984); began writing for TV in 1963, incl. Route 66, The Untouchables, Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Burke's Law, Outer Limits, Star Trek, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
   Bunch, David R.  Training Talk No. 12  vi  1st & only story in F&SF in Training Talk series, a sequel to "Training Talk" in FAN 1964 MAR(rprt. in AMZ 1981 NOV)
   deFord, Miriam Allen  Jimmy  ss  has coll. Elsewhere, Elsewhen, Elsehow(1971)
   Searles, Baird  Films  mr/tvr  Glen and Randa(1971); Let's Scare Jessica to Death(1971); Fearless Vampire Killers(1967), dir. Roman Polanski; short reviews - Privilege(1967); Forbidden Planet(1956)
   Davis, Hank  Staying Power  ss  age 27, recently returned from a year in Vietnam, has sold stories to ANA, IFS, & Orbit; assistant editor for F&SF 1974 NOV-1975 AUG, & for New Destinies #9(1990)
   Boucher, Anthony  Tenderizers, The  ss  previously unpublished; see J.R. Christopher, D.W. Dickensheet & R.E. Briney: A Boucher Bibliography, bound with Lenore Glen Offord(ed): A Boucher Portrait(1969 chap); has coll. Exeunt Murderers: The Best Mystery Stories of Anthony Boucher(1983)
   Littlefield, Henry M.  Dharma  pm 
   MacLennan, Phyllis  Good-by, Miss Patterson  vi  licensed private pilot, an instructor in Military Intelligence for two years; has an earlier story, published outside of F&SF, short story "A Contract in Karasthan" in FAN 1963 JUL; attended Clarion in 1969
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Jennings, Gary  Betty  ss  has novels The Terrible Teague Bunch(1975), The Rope in the Jungle(1976), Sow the Seeds of Hemp(1976)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: 3-D Molecule, The  sces  isomerism, Part 2 of 3; optically active substances; Louis Pasteur's discovery that racemic & tartaric acids were mirror-images of one another, Kekule structures; Part 1 in 1971 DEC(#3130), Part 3 in 1972 FEB(#3160)
   Thurston, Robert  Carolyn's Laughter  na  (1936- ) a transplant doctor seeks help from the fiance of a multiple donor, when patients who have received the transplants, including a monkey who has the woman's hands, begin to have strange reactions
1972 FEB  Anderson, Poul  Goat Song  nv  W-1972 NEB; 1973 HUG, novelette; N-1973 LOC, short fiction; see Sandra Miesel: Against Time's Arrow: The High Crusade of Poul Anderson(1978 chap); see interviews in Rigel WIN (#6) 1982, Midnight Zoo #4 1991 JUL, Expanse #3 1994
   Blish, James  Books  br  Dick Allen: Science Fiction: The Future; Gordon R. Dickson: Tactics of Mistake; R.A. Lafferty: The Flame Is Green; Josef Nesvadba: The Lost Face
   Reed, Kit  Dog Days  ss  edited anth. Fat: A Big Book About a Broad Subject(1974), stories about obesity; see interview in Charles Platt: Dream Makers(1983)
   Sargent, Pamela  Gather Blue Roses  ss  has anth. Women of Wonder(1975; W-1995 TIP; N-1976 LOC), More Women of Wonder(1976; W-1995 TIP; N-1977 LOC), The New Women of Wonder(1978; W-1995 TIP), Bio-Futures(1976), Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death(1986 w. Ian Watson; N-1987 LOC)
   O'Neil, Dennis  Elseones, The  ss  (1939- ) lives in NY, has sold stories to EQMM, FAN; has written comic book scripts for Superman, Batman, & Wonder Woman; recently won the Academy of Comic Book Arts' Shazam Award; edited book Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes(1976)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Searles, Baird  Films  mr/tvr  The Gladiators(1969 Sweden), dir. Peter Watkins, movie known in England as The Peace Game; The Trojan Women(1972 Greece-US), stars Katharine Hepburn; Helen of Troy(1955), stars Brigitte Bardot, Rosanna Podesta
   Koontz, Dean R.  Cosmic Sin  nv  2nd/laststory in his Jake Ash ser.; has novel Hideaway(1992; 1995 movie), about a man who nearly dies & brings back evil from the other side; Fear Nothing(1998; N-1998 STO), an sf thriller about genetic engineering; coll. Strange Highways(1995)
   Tiptree, James Jr  Painwise  ss  (1915-1987) N-1973 HUG, LOC; ps. for Alice Hastings Bradley Sheldon, her true identity found out in 1977; born in Chicago, spent many years of her childhood in Africa & India; mother Mary Hastings Bradley was a travel & mystery author
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Asymmetry of Life, The  sces  isomerism, Part 3 of 3; optically active substances; asymmetric compounds exist in nature only in living tissues or in matter that was once part of living tissue; Part 1 in 1971 DEC(#3130), Part 2 in 1972 JAN(#3149)
   McAllister, Bruce  Ecce Femina!  nv  this story to be pub. in Leon E. Stover & Willis E. McNelly(ed): Above the Human Landscape(1972)
1972 MAR  Swann, Thomas Burnett  Love Is a Dragonfly  na  N-1973 LOC; 1st/only story in F&SF in his Mellonia the Dryad ser.; shares the same heroine, Mellonia, as story "Where Is the Bird of Fire"(exp. novel Lady of the Bees, 1976) in SCG #52 1962; Mellonia seq. Green Phoenix(1972), Queens Walk in the Dusk(1977)
   Panshin, Alexei & Cory  Books  br  (1940- ; 1947- ) Asimov(ed): The Hugo Winners, Vol.II; Knight(ed): Orbit 9; Harrison & Aldiss(ed): Best SF: 1970; Harrison(ed): Author's Choice 3; Mayo Mohs(ed): Other Worlds, Other Gods; this review a husband/wife collab.; see Harrison letter, 1972 AUG
   Tiptree, James Jr  And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side  ss  N-1972 NEB; 1973 HUG, ss; N-1973 LOC, shfi; her mother Mary wrote books, incl. Alice in Elephantland(1929), with artwork by Alice; graphic artist/painter 1925-41; worked for U.S. govt. for many years, during WWII & after, incl. in the Pentagon & CIA
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Thurston, Robert  Hippie-Dip File, The  ss  1st story pub. "Stop Me Before I Tell More" in Knight(ed): Orbit 9(1971); has 1st novel Alicia II(1978), in which the brain of an old man is implanted into the body of a young "retread"(Clute)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Mixed Media  mr/tvr  Medea(1970 Italy), stars Maria Callas; Black Noon(1971 TV), stars Roy Thinnes, Yvette Mimieux, Ray Milland, Gloria Grahame
   Wellman, Manly W. & Wade Wellman  Venus, Mars, and Baker Street  ss  2nd of 3 stories in their Sherlock Holmes/War of the Worlds series; Wellman Jr as ps. John H. Watson MD has Sherlock Holmes novels The Seven-Per-Cent Solution(1974), The West End Horror(1976), The Case of the Philosopher's Ring(1978)
   Eklund, Gordon  Grasshopper Time  ss  has novels A Trace of Dreams(1972), Beyond the Resurrection(FAN 1972 APR-JUN; N-1973 LOC; 1973)
   Malzberg, Barry N. & Kris Neville  Pater Familias  ss  (1939- ; 1925-1980) Malzberg with Martin H. Greenberg edits anth. The Science Fiction of Kris Neville(1984)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Lost in Non-Translation  sces  Bible, The Book of Ruth(a Moabite woman); the non-translatable word of Moabite - black; perhaps Ruth was a black woman; this essay is based on his book, The Story of Ruth(1972)
   Shore, Wilma  Is It the End of the World?  ss  also has a short story, "Goodbye Amanda Jean," in GAL 1970 JUL
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 1  cmp  1st prize: Phoebe W. Ellis; 2nd prize: Alan K. Clarke
   F&SF staff  Competition 2  cmp  retitle any well-known sf book, movie, or story, & submit a misleading blurb for it, e.g.: 2001: A Space Odyssey, retitled Mission to Jupiter, with blurb example
1972 APR  Blish, James  Midsummer Century  na  N-1973 LOC, novella; astronomer finds himself 23,000 years in the future, where man suffers in a primitive state, at war with sentient birds(rvw. in F&SF 1973 FEB); see David Ketterer: Imprisoned in a Tesseract: The Life and Work of James Blish(1988)
   Lowndes, Robert A.W.  James Blish: Profile  bio  (1916-1998) Lowndes, as editor of FUT & SFQ, pub. some of Blish's early work in the 1940s; more recently Lowndes was editor of The Mag. of Horror, & Famous Science Fiction; at times Lowndes was Blish's editor, roommate, fellow Futurian, collaborator
   del Rey, Lester  Hand at Issue, The  ar  "succinct yet comprehensive consideration of the craftmanship of James Blish"; title a take-off on Blish's book review colls. The Issue at Hand(1964), & More Issues at Hand(1970), as by William Atheling Jr; del Rey has coll. ... And Some Were Human(1948)
   Owings, Mark  James Blish: Bibliography  bib  (1945- ) alphabetical listing of his books & stories; Owings a bibliographer & small-press publisher; involved with Mirage Press w. Jack L. Chalker; has book The Index to the Science-Fantasy Publishers(1966; exp. vt The Science-Fantasy Publishers, 1991)
   Renard, Joseph  Anthropiranhas  ss  (1938- ) has pub. a story in VSF 1970 AUG, "How We Won the Monodyne," exp. into novel The Monodyne Catastrophe(1977); has play, Life in Bed
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Kubrick's Earth Odyssey  mr/tvr  A Clockwork Orange(1971), dir. Stanley Kubrick, stars Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee
   Wolfe, Gene  Recording, The  vi  has 1st novel Operation Ares(1970); novels Peace(1975; N-1986 DIT), an afterlife fantasy set in contemporary USA(Clute); The Devil in a Forest(1976; N-1986 DIT), juvenile set during the time of King Wenceslas(Clute); coll. Gene Wolfe's Book of Days(1981)
   Blish, James  Books  br  James Branch Cabell: The Cream of the Jest; Peter Tate: Gardens 1 to 5; Roger Zelazny: Jack of Shadows; Thomas M. Disch: Fun with Your New Head; G.C. Edmondson: Chapayeca

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