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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1975 JAN  Wellen, Edward  Sanity Clause  ss 
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  essay: defining the reviewer's standards, what does their 'good' mean; Silverberg: Born with the Dead; Gunn: Some Dreams Are Nightmares; Brunner: Total Eclipse; Dick: Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said; Waldrop & Jake Saunders: The Texas-Israeli War, 1999
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Law, Warner  Gift From the Fakir, A  ss  1st story pub. "The Man Who Fooled the World" in PST, in 1968, won an Edgar Award; most of his recent stories have been in PBY, incl. short story "Lincoln's Doctor's Son's Dog" in PBY 1970 MAR
   Trout, Kilgore  Venus on the Half-Shell  no-2/2  Kilgore Trout was the fictional sf writer character in Vonnegut's novels God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater(1965), & Breakfast of Champions(1973); Farmer's use of this character's name as a pseudonym caused a row betw. Farmer & Vonnegut; see letters 1975 APR
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Lovecraft: Failed Aristocrat  ar  new appraisal of H.P.L. is an excerpt from de Camp's forthcoming book H.P. Lovecraft: A Biography(1975); "Lovecraft's life was a struggle to act out the role of a landed gentleman (like Poe) ... when he lacked the wealth needed for the part ..."
   Fisher, Lou  Nobody Named Gallix  ss  (1940- ) born in Cleveland, now lives in N.Y.'s Hudson Valley; writer/editor for a computer company; 1st sale "Enough Rope" in FAN 1958 DEC; also wrote for men's mags.; has 1st novel a space opera, SunStop 8(1978); novel The Blue Ice Pilot(1986)
   Searles, Baird  Films: First Picture Show or What's Up, Paper Planet?, The  mr/tvr  Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women(1968), dir. Peter Bogdanovich(under ps. Derek Thomas); briefly mentions upcoming The Blue Bird(1976, US-Russian), dir. George Cukor
   Clarke, Arthur C.  Introducing Isaac Asimov  in  Clarke's intro to recent Asimov speech, an address which actually generated Asimov's science essay this month, on intelligence; intro & speech from a Mensa meeting in London, in 1974 JUN); Asimov talks about Clarke in I. Asimov(1994); iv in LOC 1999 SEP
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Thinking About Thinking  sces  intelligence, what is it & how is it measured; this essay came about because of a trip to London to speak at International Mensa Society, at which he was made a vice-president
   Runyon, Charles W.  Noomyenoh  nv  has sf novel I, Weapon(1977), about a superman, super weapon, fashioned for an alien war against the armor-plated marsupials, called the Vim, who are attempting to take over the Universe; mystery novel Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die(1977)
   Henderson, Zenna  Katie-Mary's Trip  ss  15th story The People series, chrono. story #17(or last story chronologically)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Brian W. Aldiss(criticizes Panshins' review of his book Billion Year Spree, in 1974 MAR); Roland Hirsch(1974 MAR br); Bruce G. Inksetter(1974 MAR br); note by editor says this column an experiment, regularity depends on volume of interesting mail received
1975 FEB  Ferman, Edward L.  Editorial  ed  beginning with 1975 MAR issue, newstand price to increase from .75 to .95, 1-year subscription from $8.50 to $10.00; due to rising production costs, for paper, printing, & postage
   Eisenstein, Phyllis  Lords of All Power, The  na  4th story in her Alaric series, in which Alaric returns home at last to his royal family, the House of Garlenon; this series coll. in her fixup novel, Born to Exile(1978; W-1979 BRG, Best Collection; 1992)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Wilson, Gahan  Books: Dark Corner, The  br  Collected Ghost Stories of Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman; Manly Wade Wellman: Worse Things Waiting; Peter Haining(ed): The Magic Valley Travelers
   O'Neil, Dennis  Killing of Mother Corn, The  ss  has books The Bite of Monsters(1971), The Haunt of Horror(1973), Super Comics(1981); graphic novel Shadow 1941: Hitler's Astrologer(1988); Private Files of the Shadow(1989, with Michael Kaluta); has taught at the School of Visual Arts(NYC)
   Russ, Joanna  Innocence  vi  has novel We Who Are About to ...(1977), about a dying woman on a lifeless planet(Clute)
   Varley, John  Retrograde Summer  nv  N-1975 NEB; 1976 LOC, novelette; this story shares same theme, as "Picnic on Nearside" in F&SF 1974 AUG, of "vast changes in the traditional roles of sex & family, this time ... on Mercury"; Varley N-1975 & 1976 JWCA, Best New Writer
   Lupoff, Richard  With the Evening News  ss  also in F&SF as Richard A. Lupoff; edited anth. What If? #1: Stories That Should Have Won the Hugo(1980), What If? #2(1981); has Twin Planet ser. Circumpolar!(1984), Countersolar!(1986); Sun's End seq. Sun's End(1984), Galaxy's End(1988)
   Drake, David  Something Had to Be Done  ss  full time writer since 1981; 1st story pub. a Lovecraft pastiche, "Denkirch" in August Derleth(ed): Travellers by Night(1967); has Hammer's Slammers military/space sf seq., Hammer's Slammers(1979 coll.), #2(1984), #3(1985), #4(1987), #5(1989), #6(1991)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Rocketing Dutchmen, The  sces  extraterrestrial life, UFOs, flying saucers; questions/answers concerning e-t life & the UFO phenomenon; on p.124, a short list of Asimov's recently pub./forthcoming books, on the 35th anniversary of his 1st pub. story "Marooned Off Vesta," AMZ 1939 MAR
   Searles, Baird  Films: Rosemary's Cuckoo  mr/tvr  The Stranger Within(1974 TV), stars Barbara Eden, script by Richard Matheson from his own story "Mother By Protest" in FAN 1953 SEP/OCT; briefly TV series Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, The Night Stalker
   Davidson, Avram  Polly Charms, the Sleeping Woman  nv  N-1975 NEB; 1976 LOC, nv; 1st story in ser. & F&SF in the strange investigations of Doctor Engelbert Eszterhazy ser.; other stories in ser. in FAN, AMZ, Whispers, & a story and article in ser. in WRT 1988-89 WIN; living on the seacoast of Bohemia
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 9  cmp  1st prize: Dan Mattern; 2nd prize: Nadya K. Bleisch; R-U: Greg Hartmann; Kenneth P. Service; Scott Edelstein; Alice Simmons; Steven Utley; Scott Cupp
   F&SF staff  Competition 10  cmp  submit unlikely doubles, as in the Ace Doubles paperback books, e.g.: Billion Year Spree/Drunkard's Walk
1975 MAR  Eklund, Gordon  Sandsnake Hunter  nv  N-1976 LOC, novelette
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Harrison, Harry  Speed of the Cheetah, Roar of the Lion  vi  has interviews in IFS 1969 FEB, Vertex 1975 JUN, SFM v.2 #11 1975, INZ 1993 JUN, Albedo One #11 1996; also profile in ASI 1982 AUG; interviews in Charles Platt: Dream Makers(1987), Stan Nicholls: Wordsmiths of Wonder(1993)
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Brian Aldiss: Frankenstein Unbound; Ursula K. Le Guin: The Dispossessed; Carol Emshwiller: Joy in Our Cause; Judy-Lynn del Rey(ed): Stellar 1
   Wellman, Manly Wade  Ghastly Priest Doth Reign, The  ss  N-1976 WFA, shfi; 3rd story in F&SF in Southern Appalachia ser.; "... witch business in the Carolina mountains. The Book that figures in the story, Albertus Magnus ..." does exist; see Wellman articles in NCLR #1 1992, #2 1993, #11 2002
   Somers, Jonathan Swift III  Scarletin Study, A  nv  (1918- ) 1st story of 2 in Ralph Von Wau Wau ser., 2nd in Farmer's Pseudonym ser.; ps. for Philip José Farmer; story of a private detective, Ralph Von Wau Wau, a German Shepherd with an IQ of 200; see letter from "Trout" in 1975 APR, "Somers" in 1975 SEP
   Clingerman, Mildred  Time Before, The  ss  "I write fantasy because I have never outgrown the fearful fun of telling myself scary tales, so long as it's broad daylight & there's a beloved grown-up close by to run to."
   Searles, Baird  Films: Funky, Faustian, Filmorian Fantasy, A  mr/tvr  Phantom of the Paradise(1974), dir./prod./writer Brian De Palma, stars Archie Hahn, Paul Williams; The Cloning of Clifford Swimmer(1974 TV)
   Lafferty, R.A.  Three Shadows of the Wolf  nv  has colls. Does Anyone Else Have Something to Add?(1974), Apocalypses(1977), Golden Gate and Other Stories(1982), Four Stories(1983), Heart of Stone, Dear and Other Stories(1983), Snake in His Bosom and Other Stories(1983), Through Elegant Eyes(1983)
   Leiber, Fritz  Catch That Zeppelin!  nv  W-1975 NEB; 1976 HUG, ss; N-1976 LOC, nv; see iv in Walker: Speaking of Science Fiction(1978); has na, written in the 1930s & then lost, pub. in book form, The Dealings of Daniel Kesserich(1997); Pohl writes of Leiber in The SFWA Grand Masters Vol.1(1999)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Bridge of the Gods, The  sces  electromagnetic radiation - light, the rainbow & the light spectra
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Lamp, The  ss  1st story in F&SF in Willy Newbury ser.; "... basic idea of the lamp from Atlantis is one that H.P.L. toyed with ... but never got around to writing ... my use of the idea is probably drastically different from anything H.P.L. might have done ..."
1975 APR  Silverberg, Robert  Stochastic Man, The  no-1/3  N-1975 NEB; 1976 HUG, JWC, LOC; "in 1997 campaign for mayor of N.Y., the man behind the victorious candidate ... is in the business of stochastic prediction (high-powered guesswork) ... & comes into contact with" one whose gift surpass his own
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Allen: Cliffs Notes; Greenberg & Warrick(ed): Political S. F.; Sullivan III(ed): As Tomorrow Becomes Today; Sanders(ed): Speculations; Spinrad(ed): Modern S. F.; Friend: S. F.: The Classroom in Orbit; Moorcock: The English Assassin; note: on 1975 JAN br
   Grant, C.L.  White Wolf Calling  ss  N-1975 NEB, short story; has anth. series Shadows(1978; W-1979 WFA; N-1979 LOC; vt Shadows II, 1987 UK), Shadows #2(1979), #3(1980), #4(1981; vt Shadows, 1987 UK), #5(1982), #6(1983), #7(1984), #8(1985), #9(1986), #10(1987), many awards nominations
   Moore, Raylyn  Milewide Steamroller, The  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Mangled Moorcock  mr/tvr  The Last Days of Man on Earth(1973), screen version of Michael Moorcock's The Final Programme(1968, Jerry Cornelius seq.); Earthquake(1974), stars Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, George Kennedy
   Fast, Jon  Decay  ss  (1948- ) Jonathan Fast, born in NYC, lives in West Hollywood, CA; attended Princeton Univ. & Sarah Lawrence College(Bronxville, NY); wrote the dialogue for the Dino de Laurentis film Turn the Other Cheek(1972)
   Hoskins, Robert  Pop Goes the Weasel  ss  (1933-1993) 1st story pub. sf "Feet of Clay" in IFS 1958 FEB as by Phillip Hoskins; has 1st novel Evil in the Family(1972 as by Grace Corren); has Stars seq. Master of the Stars(1976 Canada), To Control the Stars(1977), To Escape the Stars(1978)
   Buck, Doris Pitkin  Please Close the Gate on Account of the Kitten  ss 
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Judo Argument, The  sces  God; "Judo arguments" are what Asimov calls "arguments in favor of the existence of God that are based on scientific findings"
   Effinger, Geo. Alec  25 Crunch Split Right on Two  nv  1st sf story about sports series, this one football; has novels Nightmare Blue(1975, w. Gardner Dozois), Those Gentle Voices: A Promethean Romance of the Spaceways(1976), Death in Florence(1978; vt Utopia 3, 1980), Heroics(1979)

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