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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1973 JAN  Swann, Thomas Burnett  Stalking Trees, The  na  2nd & last story in John & Stephen ser.; "adventures of a Saxon serf & the son of a Norman baron"; in "Acknowledgments" at end of story, Swann expresses debt to Marjorie Quennell: A History of Everyday Things in England; Robert A. Collins, Swann biography
   Sladek, John  Ralph 4F by H*g* G*rnsb*ck, 1911 Winner of the H*g* Award  spf  5th story in his parody series, this one a parody of Hugo Gernsback; has colls. The Steam-Driven Boy and Other Strangers(1973, has some of his parodies), Keep the Giraffe Burning(1978), The Best of John Sladek(1981), Alien Accounts(1982)
   Blish, James  Books  br  John Brunner: The Wrong End of Time; Hugo Gernsback: Ultimate World; Ron Goulart: Hawkshaw; R.A. Lafferty: Strange Doings; Robert Silverberg: The Book of Skulls
   Martin, George R.R.  Peripheral Affair, A  nv  (1948- ) George Raymond Richard Martin, Vista volunteer working with Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation; has 2 degrees in journalism from Northwestern Univ.; 1st story pub. sf "Hero" in GAL 1971 FEB; has coll. A Song for Lya and Other Stories(1976)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Outside  vi  has used collab. ps. John Barry Williams, with co-authors John Lutz & Bill Pronzini, for story "Cheeseburger" in AHMM 1978 OCT
   Ferman, Edward L.  On Advertising, Especially Cigarettes  note  received letters of complaint against cigarette ads; F&SF's policy is to accept all ads unless it is fraudulent, misleading or in bad taste; censoring, when doe it stop?; ad income helped improve quality of mag., & to add 16 pages last OCT
   Latham, Philip  Jeannette's Hands  nv  1st of 2 stories in his Bob & Dagny series, about a "hardworking, rational minded astronomer who is married to the Official Witch of California"; has juvenile novels Five Against Venus(1952), Missing Men of Saturn(1953)
   Lory, Robert  Kite: Yellow and Green  ss  works as a public relations advisor to a large organization on matters Far East; has sf novels Identity Seven(1974), & The Thirteen Bracelets(1974)
   Searles, Baird  Films: UFO's, Werewolves and Other Familiarities  mr/tvr  U.F.O.(1970 UK TV series, 26 ep.), stars Ed Bishop; Moon of the Wolf(1972 TV), stars David Jansen; Haunts of the Very Rich(1972), stars Ed Asner; Portrait of Jennie(1948), based on Robert Nathan novel(1940; 1998), about love & time travel
   Walling, William  Devil We Know, The  ss  has novel, The World I Left Behind Me(1979), about Project Demeter & a race to achieve interstellar flight, against impossible odds
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Ancient and the Ultimate, The  sces  books, and their future; what can replace the printed word?; has 10th coll. of science essays The Tragedy of the Moon(1973)
   Morressy, John  When the Stars Threw Down Their Spears  nv  has Del Whitby space opera trilogy, Starbrat(1972), Nail Down the Stars(1973; vt Stardrift, 1975), Under a Calculating Star(1975) - tells same tale of interstellar intrigue & revolution from 3 partial points of view, none knowing the whole story(Clute)
1973 FEB  Anderson, Poul  Problem of Pain, The  nv  see Gordon Benson Jr & Phil Stephensen-Payne: Poul Anderson: Myth-Maker and Wonder-Weaver: A Working Bibliography(1989, 2 vol. chap); interviews in MZBFM 1996 SPR, "Poul Anderson: Fifty Years of Science Fiction" in LOC 1997 APR(#435)
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Christopher Anvil: Pandora's Planet; Lloyd Biggle: The Light that Never Was; James Blish: Midsummer Century; Barry Malzberg: Beyond Apollo; George Alec Effinger: What Entropy Means to Me
   Carr, Carol  Wally A Deux  ss  wife of fan/author/editor Terry Carr, an sf fan herself; born in Brooklyn, now lives in San Francisco; has been pub. in Orbits 5 & 8, ESQ, Epoch
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. Playboy's Gahan Wilson(1973)
   Kelley, Leo P.  Song  ss  has more short juveniles in series, Dead Moon(1979 chap), King of the Stars(1979 chap), On the Red World(1979 chap), Where No Sun Shines(1979 chap), Vacation in Space(1979 chap), & Good-bye to Earth(1979 chap)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Horrors!  mr/tvr  Vampire Circus(1971 UK); Countess Dracula(1970 UK); Dracula A.D. 1972(1972 UK); House of Usher(1960), based on Edgar Allan Poe story; The Haunted Palace(1963), based on Poe story; The Thing(1951), loosely based on John W. Campbell's Who Goes There?
   Tuttle, Lisa  Dollburger  ss  (1952- ) U.S. writer, in U.K. since late 1980, married to author Christopher Priest(also in F&SF) 1981-87; Clarion graduate, 1st story pub. "Stranger in the House" in Robin Scott Wilson(ed): Clarion II(1972); W-1974 JWCA, Best New Writer
   Aickman, Robert  Pages From a Young Girl's Journal  nv  W-1975 WFA, short fiction; has colls. Sub Rosa: Strange Tales(1968), Cold Hand in Mine: Eight Strange Tales(1976), Tales of Love and Death(1977), Intrusions: Strange Stories(1980), Night Voices(1985)
   Garnett, David S.  Da Capo  nv  (1947- ) U.K. writer, has BS in Economics; editor of NWS #217-20; has pub. books under ps. David Lee, & David Ferring; has 1st novel Mirror in the Sky(1969), novels The Starseekers(1971), Time in Eclipse(1974); as Lee, novel Destiny Past(1974)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Through the Micro-Glass  sces  microbiology, the history of, Part 1 of 3; from Anton van Leeuwenhoek(1675) thru Pasteur to William Joseph Elford(1931); Part 2 in 1973 MAR(#3324), Part 3 in 1973 APR(#3336); see sequel on bacteria in essay "The True Rulers" in 1989 SEP(#6048)
   Boles, Paul Darcy  Droodspell  ss  has novels Glenport, Illinois(1956), Deadline(1957), Parton's Island(1958); has pub. short fiction in Cosmopolitan, Cavalier, Playboy, McCall's, Saturday Evening Post, Ladies' Home Journal, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping
1973 MAR  McLaughlin, Dean  Trouble With Project Slickenside, The  nv  has coll. Hawk Among the Sparrows(1976; title story a novella in ANA 1968 JUL was N-1968 NEB; 1969 HUG); see Biolog in ANA 1977 NOV; has novel Dawn, in ANA 1981 APR 27-JUL 20; has novella "Ode to Joy" in ANA 1991 JUL; editor of Figment #1-3(1990)
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Donald A. Wollheim(ed): The 1972 Annual World's Best SF; Terry Carr(ed): The Best Science Fiction of the Year; Robin Scott Wilson(ed): Clarion II; Lester del Rey(ed): Best Science Fiction Stories of the Year
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Jones, Thom  Brother Dodo's Revenge  ss  (1946?- ) age 27, has a BA in English from the Univ. of Iowa, currently living in France
   Wellen, Edward  Chalk Talk  vi 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Return to Cobra Island  mr/tvr  Cobra Woman(1944), stars Maria Montez; has sequel/remake Night of the Cobra Woman(1972); The Undead(1957)
   Butler, Chris G.  Coffin in Egypt, A  ss  has a story, "The Incompetent," in ANA 1971 DEC
   Wilson, Gahan  Zombie Butler, The  vi  6th story in Moral vignettes series; "Moral: A slave's chains are heavy at both ends"
   Wright, Waldo Carlton  Spirit of the White Deer  ss  full time freelance writer, lives in Northeast PA; has had stories pub. in Yankee, Legion, ESQ, & the story "Little Foxes Sleep Warm" in AHMM 1971 JAN, which was reprinted in Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Stories to Be Read with the Door Locked(1975)
   Sladek, John  Solar Shoe-Salesman by Ph*l*p K. D*ck  spf  6th story in his parody series, this one a parody of Philip K. Dick; has detective novels Black Aura(1974), Invisible Green(1977), The Book of Clues(1984), the latter being a series of short detective puzzles; see interview in Platt: Dream Makers(1983)
   offutt, andrew j  Sareva: In Memoriam  ss  (1934- ) author: "What would a man do ... if he learned (his wife) was a witch"; 1st story pub. "And Gone Tomorrow" in IFS 1954 DEC as Andy Offutt; 1st sf novel Evil Is Live Spelled Backwards(1970), novels The Castle Keeps(1972), Sword of the Gael(1975)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Down From the Amoeba  sces  microbiology, the history of, Part 2 of 3; sizes of microorganisms, bacteria & viruses; Part 1 in 1973 FEB(#3311), Part 3 in 1973 APR(#3336)
   Coney, Michael G.  Manya, The  ss  1st story in Finistelle ser., about scientist Donald Lackland who is received as a king in the far-future land of Finistelle; has 1st novel Mirror Image(1972), with alien "amorphs" who can mimic man so perfectly they believe themselves to be human(Clute)
   Ellison, Harlan  Deathbird, The  nv  W-1974 HUG, JUP, LOC; N-1973 NEB; won awards TV scripts "Demon with a Glass Hand"(1964 Outer Limits), "The City on the Edge of Forever"(1967 Star Trek; 1977; 1996), unused script for TV ser. The Starcrossed pilot(1973), latter also a 1975 Ben Bova novel
1973 APR  Benford, Gregory  Icarus Descending  ss  1st story Nigel Warmsley ser., part of fixup novel In the Ocean of Night(1977; N-1977 NEB; 1978 LOC), 1st novel of 6 in his Ocean seq., about a universe-wide struggle betw. organic & inorganic "lifeforms," w. the machines appearing to be winning(Clute)
   Law, Warner  Alarming Letters From Scottsdale, The  ss  has been writing for films & TV since 1942, short fiction since 1968; wrote screenplay for movie The Woman in the House(1942); wrote scripts for the TV mys. ser. Checkmate(1960-1962; 70 episodes), TV ser. The Farmer's Daughter(1963-1966; 102 episodes)
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Frederik Pohl(ed): Best Science Fiction for 1972; Roger Zelazny: The Guns of Avalon; Gordon R. Dickson: The Pritcher Mass; Frederik Pohl: The Gold at the Starbow's End
   Claremont, C.S.  Psimed  nv  (1950- ) Christopher Simon Claremont, an actor, "now working summer stock & the New York audition rounds. When I'm not working theatre, I write."; has novel Grounded(1991), an extract pub. in AMZ 1991 JUL
   Drake, David  Arclight  ss  (1945- ) background is Vietnam War, an arclight is a B-52 strike; served with the Eleventh Cavalry in Cambodia & Vietnam, as an interrogator; asst. attorney for the town of Chapel Hill, NC, from 1972-80; editor of Whispers, 1974 JUL-1978 OCT
   Searles, Baird  Films: Transcendence on the Tube  mr/tvr  essay: on realizing the fantastic elements in films; Salome( ? , France); briefly mentions - Asylum(1972), screen play by Robert Bloch; Gargoyles(1972 TV); Via Galactica(Broadway's 1st sf musical)
   Lee, William  Too Many Goblins  ss 
   Green, Joseph  Robustus Revisited  ss  has 2nd novel Gold the Man(1971 UK; vt The Mind Behind the Eye, 1972 US), in which Gold, a homo sapiens born with 4 oz. extra of neocortex, goes to an alien planet to study their sun, which turns out to have sentient sunspots(Clute)
   Young, Robert F.  Remnants of Things Past  ss  "past 5 or 6 years (I have) been working full-time as castings inspector in a non-ferrous foundry ... write both weekends & evenings"
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Cinderella Compound, The  sces  microbiology, the history of, Part 3 of 3; the Cinderella compound is DNA, the history of its discovery & the importance of the work Oswald Theodore Avery was to the direction research moved in; Part 1 in 1973 FEB(#3311), Part 2 in 1973 MAR(#3324)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Effinger, Geo. Alec  City on the Sand, The  nv  (1947-2002) N-1974 HUG, nv; long-time resident of New Orleans; 1st story pub. "The Eight-Thirty to Nine Slot" in FAN 1971 APR; has story "All the Last Wars at Once" in Terry Carr(ed): Universe(1971), N-1972 HUG, LOC; also in F&SF as George Alec Effinger

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