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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1974 SEP  Bishop, Michael  Cathadonian Odyssey  nv  N-1975 HUG, LOC, short story; has Urban Nucleus ser., A Little Knowledge(1977; N-1978 LOC), Catacomb Years(1979 fixup; N-1980 LOC), Under Heaven's Bridge(1980, w. Ian Watson), a near-future domed Atlanta is ruled by a repressive regime, confronts aliens
   Searles, Baird  Films: Earthtrek  mr/tvr  Planet Earth(1974 TV), a sequel to Gene Roddenberry's Genesis II(1973 TV), stars John Saxon
   Grant, C.L.  Rest Is Silence, The  nv  N-1974 NEB, novelette; has novelette "A Glow of Candles, a Unicorn's Eye," in Edward L. Ferman & Barry N. Malzberg(ed): Graven Images(1977), which W-1978 NEB; has ya horror series as Simon Lake; see his website at
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Look Long Upon a Monkey  sces  evolution & anti-evolutionists; man evolving from the monkeys, & how history has looked upon it
   Young, Robert F.  Spacetrack  ss 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 8  cmp  1st prize: F.M. Busby; 2nd prize: Joe Haldeman; R-U: Kenneth R. Drost; Daniel Dern; Mark Robert Kelly; R. Tyler Sperry II; Terry Naylor; Reid Powell; David A. Wilson; Carolyn Appleman; Ken Scott; A.J. Onia; Jonathan Fink; Merrill Emmet; 7 others
   F&SF staff  Competition 9  cmp  suggested by Sherry M. Gottlieb - submit in 75 words or less, descriptions of specialized courses that might be offered within such a mythical college sf department
1974 OCT  Ferman, Edward L.  Editorial  ed  things change in sf, so it's nice to have some continuity, as in F&SF, publishing sf & f for 25 years under 5 editors; Ferman was nominated for 17 Hugo Awards, 1973-80, 1984-92, for Best Editor, & won 3 Hugo Awards, 1981-83, for Best Editor
   Bretnor, R.  Count Von Schimmelhorn and the Time-Pony  na  3rd story in F&SF in Papa Schimmelhorn series; Papa S. builds a time machine for his friend General Pollard, & together they go back in time to the year 1241 to save western Europe from the Mongol horde
   Ellison, Harlan  Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: Latitude 38 54'N, Longitude 77 00'13"W  nv  W-1975 HUG, LOC; Ellison: "taken me 2 years to write this story ... In it, I try to fuse elements of reality & fantasy, past & present & future ... It's a mystery story, & those familiar with cinema lore will have the significant clues by page three"
   Sturgeon, Theodore  Blue Butter  ss  N-1975 JUP, short story; has graphic Star Trek Fotonovel: Amok Time(1978), & graphic version of novel More Than Human(1979); novel Godbody(1986; N-1987 LOC); see interview in Charles Pratt(ed): Dream Makers II(1983; rev. vt Dream Makers, 1987)
   Asimov, Isaac  Nothing Like Murder  ss  1st story in F&SF in his Black Widowers ser.; "Mr. Tolkien died on Sept. 2, 1973. I decided to memorialize him in the only way I could—which was to write a Black Widowers tale that hinged upon him"; most of 66 stories in ser. been pub. in EQMM 1972-91
   Anderson, Poul  Visitor, The  ss  has Harvest of Stars seq., Harvest of Stars(1993; N-1994 LOC), The Stars Are Also Fire(1994; N-1995 LOC), Harvest the Fire(1995), The Fleet of Stars(1997; N-1998 LOC); has novel The Saturn Game(novella, ANA 1981 FEB 2; exp. 1989)
   Pohl, Frederik & C.M. Kornbluth  Mute Inglorious Tam  ss  N-1975, LOC; "been waiting for years to write a story about a s-f writer who couldn't be a s-f writer because he happened to be born in a time when that art was not possible ... (then) I realized that story could fit nicely into ... a fragment of Cyril's"
   Dick, Philip K.  Pre-Persons, The  nv  N-1975 LOC; story written especially for this issue; has stories "Impostor"(ASF 1953 JUN; made into 1999 movie), & "Minority Report"(FUN 1956 JAN; made into 2000 movie); see iv's in Vertex 1974 FEB, Charles Platt: Dream Makers(1980; 1987), & TWZ 1982 JUN
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Merril, Judith  In the Land of Unblind  vi  Merril: "Do NOT call it a poem"; see article "Memories of Judy" by Derryl Murphy in On Spec, 1997 WIN; see interview "One of Postwar SF's Formative Figures" by David Seed in INZ 1997 DEC; see her obit & appreciations In LOC 1997 OCT & NOV(#441, 442)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Frankenstein Re-Redux  mr/tvr  Andy Warhol's Frankenstein(1974 France-Italy-US), aka Flesh for Frankenstein, written & directed by Paul Morrissey; short encore, Barbarella(1967)
   Dickson, Gordon R.  In Iron Years  nv  Dickson W-1975 Skylark Award, for Imaginative Fiction, & W-1977 Stanley G. Weinbaum Award; see his interviews in Shweitzer(ed): SF Voices(1976), & LOC 1991 APR(#363); his obit & tributes in LOC 2001 MAR(#482), SFC 2001 MAY(#212)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Oh, Keen-Eyed Peerer Into the Future!  sces  sf predicting the future; Three Laws of Futurics(with stories as examples): 1. What has happened in the past will happen in the future; 2. Consider the obvious seriously, few do; 3. Consider the consequences; sequel to "Future? Tense!" in 1965 JUN(#2219)
   Vance, Jack  Seventeen Virgins, The  nv  N-1975 BFA, JUP, LOC; 6th & last story in Cugel the Clever ser.; this story w. others coll. in Cugel's Saga(1983), part of Dying Earth seq., as is Rhialto the Marvelous(1984), The Laughing Magician(1998); has novels Night Lamp(1996), Ports of Call(1998)
1974 NOV  Tall, Stephen  Mushroom World  na  2nd story in F&SF in his Stardust series; scientists aboard the Stardust, on a mission to discover & explore new worlds, find sentient amphibians who live in a Mesozoic age of giant reptiles & mushrooms; series coll. in The Stardust Voyages(1975)
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Poul Anderson: A Midsummer Tempest; Sam Moskowitz(ed): When Women Rule; James White: The Dream Millenium; Geo. Alec Effinger: Relatives
   Sladek, John  Space Shoes of the Gods  fa  has nf books The New Apocrypha: A Guide to Strange Sciences and Occult Beliefs(1973); Arachne Rising: The Thirteenth Sign of the Zodiac(1977), The Cosmic Factor(1978), both as James Vogh; Judgement of Jupiter(1980), as Richard A. Tilms
   Aldiss, Brian W.  Three Songs for Enigmatic Lovers  gp  1st & only story group in F&SF in his Enigma ser.; 3 short stories/vignettes: 1. A One-Man Expedition Through Life; 2. The Taste of Shrapnel; 3. Forty Million Miles from the Nearest Blonde; "(enigmas) are slightly surreal escapades grouped in threesomes"
   Brennert, Alan  Winter Memory, A  nv  (1954- ) graduate of Clarion, a student at Cal. State Univ.(Long Beach); 1st story pub. sf "The Stars Have All Gone Out" in Vertex 1973 OCT, & "Nostalgia Tripping" in Robert Hoskins(ed): Infinity #5(1973); see profile in TWZ 1986 DEC
   Haldeman, Joe  To Howard Hughes: Modest Proposal, A  ss  (1943- ) wn. for Joseph W. Haldeman; born in Oklahoma City, has BS in Physics & Astronomy from the Univ. of Maryland; combat engineer in Vietnam 1967-69; 1st story pub. sf "Out of Phase" in GAL 1969 SEP; see iv's in LOC 1994 MAY(#400), 1997 JUL(#438)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Flesh Gordon  mr/tvr  Flesh Gordon(1972); Yellow Submarine(1968); The Turn of the Screw(1974, 2-part TV movie), stars Lynn Redgrave; book Walt Lee: Reference Guide to Fantastic Films, Vol.3(1974)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Eisenberg, Larry  Look Alike Revolution, The  ss  4th story in F&SF in Emmett Duckworth series
   Reaves, J. Michael  Century Feeling, The  ss  (1950- ) working name for James Michael Reaves; lives in Alabama, attended 1972 Clarion SF Writers' Workshop; 1st story pub. sf "The Breath of Dragons" in Robin Scott Wilson(ed): Clarion 3(1973); also in F&SF as Michael Reaves
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Skewered!  sces  numbers; Skewes' number, largest finite number used in a math proof; has story coll. in Dream ser., The Dream, Benjamin's Dream, and Benjamin's Bicentennial Blast(1976), 1st pub. in PST 1974 JAN, APR, JUN/JUL; 4th story "Party by Satellite," PST 1974 MAY
   Harrison, Harry & Barry N. Malzberg  Whatever-I-Type-Is-True Machine, The  ss  (1925- ; 1939- ) Harry Harrison has autobiographical piece "The Beginning of the Affair" in Brian W. Aldiss & Harry Harrison(ed): Hell's Cartographers: Some Personal Histories of Science Fiction Writers(1975)
   Young, Robert F.  Hex Factor  ss 
1974 DEC  Ferman, Edward L.  Biographical Sketch  bio  tongue-in-cheek "biography" of Kilgore Trout(born 1907, has pub. 117 novels, 2000 short stories), a fictional author created by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.; for this 2-part novel, "Venus on the Half-Shell," Trout is used as a ps. by Philip José Farmer
   Trout, Kilgore  Venus on the Half-Shell  no-1/2  (1918- ) ps. for Philip José Farmer, the 1st in Farmer's Pseudonym series; the adventures of Simon Wagstaff, the Space Wanderer, & his 3 constant companions, a dog, an owl, & a female robot; Kilgore Trout is a fictional author created by Kurt Vonnegut
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Panshin, Alexei & Cory  Books  br  "We are passing through a time of retrospection"; Donald H. Tuck: The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vol.1; Asimov: Before the Golden Age; The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum; Jacques Sadoul: Les meilleurs recits de Astounding Stories, 1934/37
   Owen, Guy  House of Yellow Pain, The  ss  (1925-1981) Guy Owen Jr, Prof. of English at N. Carolina State Univ.; has poems, stories & articles pub. in dozens of mags.; has 4 novels incl. The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man(1967), which was made into movie The Flim Flam Man(1967), stars George C. Scott
   Searles, Baird  Films: Picnic World  mr/tvr  Phase IV(1973 UK), dir. Saul Bass, stars Nigel Davenport
   Wellen, Edward  Second Fall, or Anthony Comstock's Final Victory, The  ss 
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Sedan Deville  ss  has novels The Day of the Burning(1974), Tactics of Conquest(1974), both in which aliens threaten the Earth(Clute)
   Green, Joseph  Jaybird's Song  ss  has novel Star Probe(ANA 1975 OCT-DEC; 1976 UK)
   Sladek, John  Face, The  ss  has sf novels Roderick, or The Education of a Young Machine(1980), Roderick at Random(1983), Red Noise(1982 chap), Tik-Tok(1983), Bugs(1989 UK), Blood and Gingerbread(1990 chap); iv's in INZ #30 1989, TotU #5 1989, & obits in LOC 2000 APR, TotU #21 2000
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Star in the East  sces  Bible's star of Bethlehem, the 9 possibilities for the astronomical basis for the story from the Gospel of St. Matthew; has 11th coll. of F&SF science essays Of Matters Great and Small(1975); nf coll. of essays Science Past, Science Future(1975)
   Neville, Lil & Kris  Man Who Read Equations, The  ss  ( ? - ?; 1925-1980) husband & wife collaboration
   Niven, Larry  Nonesuch, The  ss  has CoDominion ser. w. Jerry Pournelle, The Mote in God's Eye(1974; N-1975 HUG, LOC, NEB), The Gripping Hand(1993; N-1994 LOC); also w. Pournelle, Lucifer's Hammer(1977; N-1978 HUG, LOC), Oath of Fealty(1981; N-1982 LOC; 1983 & 1997 PRO)
   Aickman, Robert  Same Dog, The  nv  has colls. Painted Devils: Strange Stories(1979), The Wine-Dark Sea(1988; N-1989 LOC); has novels The Late Breakfasters(1964), The Model(1987); has novella "The Stains," in Ramsey Campbell(ed): New Terrors #1(1980), which W-1981 BFA, short fiction
   Adams, Georgia F.  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  ( ? -1992) Georgia Fillingame Adams; rules for all acrostic puzzles in F&SF: puzzle contains a quotation from a work in sf, the 1st letters of the puzzle name the author & title of the work the quotation is from; answer in 1975 JAN, p.157
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 47: 1974 JUL-DEC  indx 

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