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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1972 APR  Wellen, Edward  No Other Gods  ss  between 1952-1993, Wellen has pub. over 65 short stories in sf/f & mystery magazines, & over has stories in about 18 anth.
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Moon Over Babylon  sces  calendar reform, Part 1 of 2; our seven-day week & its peculiarities - it all began with the Babylonians; Part 2 in 1972 JUN(#3208); has 9th coll. of F&SF science essays, The Left Hand of the Electron(1972)
   Bier, Jesse  No Vacancy  nv  (1925- ) Prof. at the Univ. of Montana; has had stories in ESQ, Best American Short Stories; has novel Trial at Bannock(1963), & a book of criticism, The Rise and Fall of American Humor(1968)
1972 MAY  Jennings, Gary  Sooner or Later or Never Never  nv  1st story in his adventures of the Reverend Crispin Mobey series; Mobey might be described as "the inspector Clouseau of the ecclesiastic world"
   Searles, Baird  Films: People on the Tube, The  mr/tvr  The People(1972 TV), based on Zenna Henderson's The People ser. in F&SF, stars Kim Darby & William Shatner; briefly - The Night Stalker(1971 TV); Earth II(1971 TV); Something Evil(1972 TV); book Walt Lee: Reference Guide to Fantastic Films(1972)
   Dean, William  Passage in Italics, A  ss 
   Moffitt, Donald  Scroll, The  ss  (1936- ) VP of a Madison Ave public relations firm, has nf books Swindled!: Classic Business Frauds of the Seventies(1976), America Tomorrow(1977), & The Wall Street Journal Views America Tomorrow(1977); has 1st novel The Jupiter Theft(1977)
   Tilley, Robert J.  "Willie's Blues"  nv 
   Goulart, Ron  Masterpiece  ss  7th story in Chameleon Corps series; series coll. in The Chameleon Corps and Other Shape-Changers(1972); has novels Wildsmith(1972), The Tin Angel(1973), The Hellhound Project(1975)
   Friedberg, Gertrude  For Whom the Girl Waits  ss  has sf novel The Revolving Boy(1966), tells the story of a child sensitive from his unique birth in free fall to signals, possibly intelligent in origin, from beyond the Solar System(Clute)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has a part graphic short story "*," in Ellison(ed): Again, Dangerous Visions(1972)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Science Fiction and the University  in  academic interest in sf is widespread; Jack Williamson notes, in Science Fiction in College(1971), the 1st college course in sf was at Colgate Univ. in 1962; consulting editor for this was Philip Klass, aka sf writer William Tenn, a Penn. State Univ. prof
   Tenn, William  Jazz Then, Musicology Now  ar  "looks at the long-range change in campus attitudes toward sf"; Tenn has novel Of Men and Monsters(1968); see his interview in LOC 1996 JUN(#425)
   Clareson, Thomas D.  SF: Academic Dimensions, The  ar  (1926-1993) "dimensions of the current academic scene"; Prof. of English at College of Wooster, editor of Extrapolation since 1959; has books SF: The Other Side of Realism(1971), Voices for the Future, Vol.1('76), Vol.2('79), Vol.3('83); obit LOC 1993 AUG
   Suvin, Darko  Books: Against Common Sense: Levels of SF Criticism  br  (1932- ) William Atheling Jr(Blish): More Issues at Hand; Donald A. Wollheim: The Universe Makers; Sam J. Lundwall: Science Fiction: What It's All About; Robert Silverberg(ed): The Mirror of Infinity; Suvin is a Prof. of English at McGill Univ.(Montreal)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Academe and I  sces  personal look at his dual role as a writer & teacher; mentions Neil Goble: Asimov Analyzed(1972), by which Goble earned his MS degree; answers some questions that he is over-frequently asked
   Williamson, Jack  Colleges Offering Courses in Fantasy or Science Fiction  misc  1st pub. in his nf book, Science Fiction in College(1971); discusses his youth in coll. The Early Williamson(1975); see also autobiography, Wonder's Child: My Life in Science Fiction(1984; W-1985 HUG; N-1985 LOC); used ps. Will Stewart for Seetee stories
1972 JUN  Gotlieb, Phyllis  Son of the Morning  na  N-1972 NEB; 1973 LOC, novella; "concerns, among other things, a couple of unusual aliens, specifically 2 huge, crimson cats, who pay an unplanned visit to a 19th century Polish village"; has coll. Son of the Morning and Other Stories(1983)
   Searles, Baird  Films: "They're Coming to Get You, Barbara"  mr/tvr  Night of the Living Dead(1968); The Orchid(?), a short directed by Samuel R. Delany
   Siodmak, Curt  Variation of a Theme  ss  (1902-2000) born in Dresden, had 18 novels pub. in Germany before emigrating to U.S. in 1937; film writer/director some of the great horror movies of the 40s & 50s, incl. The Wolf Man(1941), I Walked with a Zombie(1943), The Beast with Five Fingers(1946)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Walker, Paul  Affair With a Lonesome Monster  ss  (1921- ) writer & critic; has book reviews in GAL 1977 NOV-1979 MAR; has 3 stories in GAL 1978 MAR, JUN, & NOV; book of interviews, Speaking of Science Fiction: The Paul Walker Interviews(1978); sf novel Who Killed Utopia?(1980)
   Blish, James  Books  br  William H. Walling: No One Goes There Now; Ernest Tidyman: Absolute Zero; Gordon Eklund: The Eclipse of Dawn; David Gerrold & Larry Niven: The Flying Sorcerers; K.M. O'Donnell: Universe Day; Gordon R. Dickson: Sleepwalker's World
   Cottrell, William D.  Hundred Miles Is Forever, A  ss  (1906-1995) wrote screenplays for Pinocchio(1940), The Reluctant Dragon(1941), Peter Pan(1953); has background in theater; a teacher in acting on the stage, at the American Theater Wing in NYC
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Week Excuse, The  sces  calendar reform, Part 2 of 2; why not a new one?; possible new & better ways to have a calendar; Part 1 in 1972 APR(#2185)
   Wolfe, Gene  Tarzan of the Grapes  ss  has Archipelago ser., which incl. "The Death of Doctor Island" in Carr(ed): Universe 3(1973), W-1973 NEB; 1974 LOC; N-1974 HUG, JUP; ser. coll. in The Island of Doctor Death and Other Stories and Other Stories(1980), & omnibus The Wolfe Archipelago(1983)
   Pohl, Frederik  Sad Solarian Screenwriter Sam  ss  has novel with C.M. Kornbluth, Gladiator-at-Law(GAL 1954 JUN-AUG; 1955), Wolfbane(GAL 1957 OCT-NOV; 1957); has Eden ser. w. Jack Williamson, Undersea Quest(1954), Undersea Fleet(1956), Undersea City(1958)
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 42: 1972 JAN-JUN  indx 
1972 JUL  Vance, Jack  Brave Free Men, The  no-1/2  N-1973 LOC, novel; 2nd story in his planet Durdane, or Gastel Etzwane ser.; Etzwane tries to uncover the mystery of the origins of the half-human race known as the Roguskhoi, who attack the civilized people of Shant; Vance W-1984 WFA, Lifetime Achievement
   Blish, James  Books  br  Lester del Rey: Pstalemate; Curt Siodmak: The Third Ear; Richard Matheson: Hell House; Ursula K. Le Guin: The Lathe of Heaven; Avram Davidson: Peregrine: Primus; Josephine Saxton: Group Feast
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Tushnet, Leonard  Practical Invention, A  ss 
   Berman, Ruth  3-OK  ss  (1942- ) graduate student in English literature & part-time teacher; her 1st or 2nd pub. sf story, has sold fantasy elsewhere & sf poems to SRL; lives in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area
   Searles, Baird  Films: Z.P.G.P.U.  mr/tvr  Z.P.G.(1972), stars Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chapman; short reviews - Monster Zero(1970 Japan); Curse of the Crying Woman(1964 Mexico)
   Wilson, Robin Scott  For a While There, Herbert Marcuse, I Thought You Were Maybe Right About Alienation and Eros  ss  this story is considered by some to be one of his best works(Clute)
   Barr, Stephen  Sense of the Future, A  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Tragedy of the Moon, The  sces  Moon; suppose the Earth lacked a moon what would happen?; see sequel science essay "The Triumph of the Moon" in 1973 JUN(#3365)
   Bongianni, Wayne  New and Happy Woman, A  ss  student at an sf writing workshop at the Univ. of California, taught by Bruce McAllister
   Pohl, Frederik  Shaffery Among the Immortals  ss  N-1972 NEB; has novel w. Lester del Rey as Edson McCann, Preferred Risk(GAL 1955 JUN-SEP; 1955); w. Kornbluth, Search the Sky(1954; rev. 1985), Gladiator-at-Law(1955; rev. 1986), Wolfbane(1959; rev. 1986); novel Drunkard's Walk(1960)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 2  cmp  all winners: Mike Eddinger; Ralph C. Glisson; F. William Kuethe Jr & Pat Albert; J. Burne
   F&SF staff  Competition 3  cmp  send misprints caused by a substitution/omission of 1 letter only of any sf/f title or phrase, e.g.: The Spice Merchants, by Pohl & Kornbluth
1972 AUG  Ellison, Harlan  Basilisk  ss  W-1973 LOC; N-1972 NEB; 1973 HUG, nv; H.E.: "It says what I have wanted to say about war for many years ... I have included things in the background that are incorrect as far as the Vietnam War is concerned ... because ... this is but is not Vietnam ..."
   Wilson, Gahan  Books: Dark Corner, The  br  Thomas P. Prest: Varney the Vampire; Bleiler(ed): Five Victorian Ghost Novels, & The King in Yellow and Other Horror Stories; Seabury Quinn: Is the Devil a Gentleman?; Donald Sidney-Fryer: Songs and Sonnets Atlantean; Colin Wilson: The Philosopher's Stone
   Harrison, Harry  Critics Critic, The  lttr  according to Harrison, there were many errors in Alexei & Cory Panshin's book review, in F&SF 1972 MAR, of anthologies edited by Harrison(Best SF: 1970, w. Brian W. Aldiss, & SF: Author's Choice 3)
   Panshin, Alexei  Panshin Replies  lttr  in response to Harry Harrison's criticism of his 1972 MAR book review(with his wife Cory); Alexei, also in F&SF w. co-author Joe L. Hensley as collab. ps. Loius J.A. Adams, won a 1967 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer; has website
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Sladek, John  Engineer to the Gods by R*b*rt H**nl**n  spf  2nd story in parody ser., a parody of Robert Heinlein; co-edited w. Pamela Zoline, Ronald Reagan: The Magazine of Poetry(2 issues, 1968); has 1st sf novel, The Reproductive System(1968; vt Mechasm, 1969), a self-reproducing device goes out control(Clute)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Candy Coated Robots  mr/tvr  Silent Running(1971), stars Bruce Dern
   Vance, Jack  Brave Free Men, The  no-2/2  has Alastor Cluster seq. Trullion(1973), Marune(1975), Wyst(1978), Alastor(1995); Gaen Reach seq. The Gray Prince(1974), Maske: Thaery(1976); Cadwell Chronicles seq. Araminta Station(1987), Ecce and Old Earth(1991), Throy(1992); see website
   Sohl, Jerry  Jelna  ss  (1913- ) working name for Gerald Allan Sohl Sr, writer & former journalist; 1st story pub. sf "The 7th Order"(in TOC as "The Seventh Order") in GAL 1952 MAR; used ps. Nathan Butler, Sean Mei Sullivan, Roberta Mountjoy; has 1st novel The Haploids(1952)

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