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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1975 APR  Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Kurt Vonnegut Jr(on Kilgore Trout, novel 1974-75 DEC-JAN); Kilgore Trout(reply to Vonnegut; Trout ps. for Philip José Farmer); Donald M. Hassler; Barry N. Malzberg(Alex Panshin & Joanna Russ as book critics); Phoebe W. Ellis
1975 MAY  Ferman, Edward L.  Joseph W. Ferman, 1906-1974  obit  F&SF publisher 1954 AUG-1970 OCT, editor 1964 DEC-1965 DEC; died December 29, 1974, at age 68; bookkeeper at Knopf after grad. from NYC's High School of Commerce, grad. N.Y. Univ. in 1927; worked for Mercury Publications; civil rights organizer
   Ellison, Harlan  Croatoan  ss  W-1976 LOC; N-1976 HUG, short story; "I gave an assignment to my Clarion writers to do a story about a land where all lost things (go) to; decided to do a story, too, so they wouldn't feel I'd ask them to attempt something I wouldn't"
   Davidson, Avram  Books  br  Poul Anderson: Fire Time; Joe Haldeman(ed): Cosmic Laughter; Robert Silverberg(ed): Infinite Jests; M. John Harrison: The Centauri Device
   Silverberg, Robert  Stochastic Man, The  no-2/3  has novels The Time-Hoppers(1967), The Masks of Time(1968; N-1968 NEB), Across a Billion Years(1969), To Live Again(1969), Up the Line(AMZ 1969 JUL, SEP; 1969; N-1969 NEB; 1970 HUG), Downward to Earth(GAL 1969-70 NOV-MAR; 1970; N-1971 LOC)
   Aandahl, Vance  Sylvester's Revenge  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Frankenstein Re-Re-Redux  mr/tvr  Young Frankenstein(1974), dir. Mel Brooks, written by Gene Wilder & Mel Brooks, stars Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Wellman, Manly W. & Wade Wellman  Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars  nv  3rd & last story in their Sherlock Holmes/War of the Worlds series; Wellman Jr as ps. John H. Watson MD has Holmes novels S. H. vs Dracula(1979), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes(1979), S. H. and the Golden Bird(1985), S. H. and the Red Demon(1996), etc
   Hufford, Liz  Book Learners, The  ss  (1950?- ) age 25, attended the 1969 SF Clarion Workshop; has a story pub. in Damon Knight(ed): Orbit 8(1970)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Planet That Wasn't, The  sces  planets, the speculation & belief that there was another planet inside Mercury's orbit, named Vulcan
   Girard, James P.  Something's Coming  nv  (1944- ) James Preston Girard; grew up in Wichita, grad. of Univ. of Kansas, MA from John Hopkins Univ.; worked as a general assignment reporter & city editor for the Topeka Capital- Journal; has 1st book Changing All Those Changes(1976)
   Cobb, C.G.  Guy Who Knows About the Holes, The  ss  has story in VSF 1970 MAY
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Stanton T. Friedman(Asimov essay "The Rocketing Dutchmen" in 1975 FEB); Isaac Asimov(reply); Poul Anderson(Davidson br of his novel A Midsummer Tempest in 1974 NOV); David Dyer-Bennet; Lester Boutillier; Stephen H. Dodson
1975 JUN  Varley, John  Black Hole Passes, The  nv  N-1976 LOC, nv; has 1st novel, part of Eight Worlds seq., The Ophiuchi Hotline(1977; N-1978 LOC), which also incl. colls. The Persistence of Vision(1978; W-1979 HUG, LOC) & Blue Champagne(1986; W-1987 LOC), & novel Steel Beach(1992; N-1993 HUG, LOC)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. Gahan Wilson's Cracked Cosmos(1975)
   Goulart, Ron  That Buck Rogers Stuff  ar  part of a book to be pub., The Adventurous Decade: Comic Strips of the Thirties(1976); Buck Rogers ran in the funny papers from 7 JAN 1929 until 1967, with artwork & scripts by a number of artists & writers; writes a column for Comic Buyer's Guide
   Silverberg, Robert  Stochastic Man, The  no-3/3  has colls. Dimension Thirteen(1969), The Man in the Maze(1969), Nightwings(1969), The Cube Root of Uncertainty(1970), Parsecs and Parables(1970), Moonferns and Starsongs(1971; N-1972 LOC), The Reality Trip(1972), Unfamiliar Territory(1973)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Dracula Redux (This Time Ad Absurdum)  mr/tvr  Andy Warhol's Dracula(1974), aka Blood for Dracula, dir. Paul Morrissey
   Pronzini, Bill & Barry N. Malzberg  Coming Again  vi  (1943- ; 1939- ) has collab. suspense novel Off-Center(1975); see most bio- & non-collab. biliographical info for the authors under their non-collab. entries; also in F&SF in collab. as Barry N. Malzberg & Bill Pronzini
   Clingerman, Mildred  Annabelle, I Love You  ss 
   Whyte, H.W.  Non Sub Homine  ss  (1940-1991) ps. for Henry Walter Weiss; 1965 law degree graduate from Harvard Univ.; first an estate lawyer, then in private practice in NJ; Barry N. Malzberg's "Understanding Entropy"(SFAge 1994 JUL; N-1994 NEB; 1995 HUG, LOC, SFC) was written for him
   Tuttle, Lisa & Steven Utley  Flies by Night  ss  (1952- ; 1948- ) Tuttle an ex-Air Force brat, has sold about 3 dozen stories to GAL, Vertex, var. anth.; W-1974 JWCA, Best New Writer; Utley a recent graduate of Syracuse Univ., 1st story pub. "The Unkindest Cut of All" in anth. Perry Rhodan 20(1972);
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Olympian Snows, The  sces  planet Mars, as seen thru history's telescopes to the Mariner probes; in intro to essay, says "Sometimes when I think of a very good title, I deliberately invent an essay to fit around it"; this his 200th science essay for F&SF is such an example
   Roberts, Mary-Carter  He Descended Into Hell  nv  former book review editor of the Washington Star; has had stories pub. in COL, NYM, & Woman's Day
   Russ, Joanna  Risk  vi  has novel The Two of Them(1978; W-1995 TIP), the story of the oppression & escape of a young woman brought up on a planet whose religion is like Islam, & deconstructing this genetic material into the embittered dreams of woman trapped on Earth(Clute)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 10  cmp  1st prize: Janice L. Presser; 2nd prize: Albany State SF Society; R-U: Mark Robert Kelly; H-M: Bruce Berges; Minda Zetlin; Donald Franson; Joseph M. Szafran; Steven Utley; John A. Presser; Huan Lee; Josiah F. Hill; E. Hunt; Sue Anderson
   F&SF staff  Competition 11  cmp  suggested by Barry Malzberg - finish the beginning of this unpromising story, in 100 words or less
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 48: 1975 JAN-JUN  indx 
1975 JUL  Wellen, Edward  Deadpan  na  "a wild thriller concerning a project to restore the Delphic Oracle around a computer installation, the mysterious death of the computer's designer, & the investigations of his son"
   Delap, Richard  Books  br  (1942-1987) 5 best of anthologies, "are they the year's best?"; Carr: The Best S. F. of the Year #3; Wollheim: The 1974 Annual World's Best SF; del Rey: Best S. F. Stories of the Year, 3rd; Harrison & Aldiss: Best SF: 1973; Davis: The Year's Best Horror 2
   Aandahl, Vance  Owls  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Simulacra Suburbia  mr/tvr  The Stepford Wives(1975), based on a novel by Ira Levin(who also wrote Rosemary's Baby), stars Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis & Theodore R. Cogswell & Ted Thomas  Players at Null-G  ss  (1931- ; 1918-1987; 1920- ) Budrys has novel The Amsirs and the Iron Thorn(IFS 1967 JAN-APR; 1967; vt The Iron Thorn, 1968 UK); he has used ps. David C. Hodgkins, Paul Janvier, Robert Marner, William Scarff, John A. Sentry(each at least once in TSF)
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Galaxy Called Rome, A (In Memory of John W. Campbell)  nv  N-1975 NEB; 1976 LOC, novelette; to be pub. in a somewhat different & expanded version, as novel Galaxies(1975), about a spaceship endangered by a black hole, an sf anti-novel, the author interweaves many sour comments on sf as a genre(Clute)
   Latham, Philip  Drop of Dragon's Blood, A  ss  2nd & last story in his Bob & Dagny series; has semi-fictional book Second Satellite(1956), & over 10 books on astronomy, incl. the juvenile Exploring Mars(1954; vt Man and the Planets, UK); in early 1950s wrote scripts for TV series Captain Video
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Titanic Surprise  sces  solar system, size comparison of the bodies in the solar system; summary of his classification of astronomical bodies
   MacLennan, Phyllis  Day in the Apotheosis of the Welfare State, A  ss 
   Adams, Georgia F.  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answer in 1975 AUG, p.159; author has short story "A Kitten for Elinor" in Vertex 1975 JUL
   Barr, Stephen  For the Birds  ss 
1975 AUG  Reamy, Tom  San Diego Lightfoot Sue  nv  W-1975 NEB; N-1976 HUG, LOC, novelette; has coll. San Diego Lightfoot Sue and Other Stories(1979); has play "Sting" in Roger Elwood(ed): Six Science Fiction Plays(1976); edited MidAmerican Program Book, for the 1976 or 34th World S.F. Convention
   Panshin, Alexei & Cory  Books  br  "in the mirror of a sf story may be seen a reflection of the author ... of sf stories ... of an era"; Cordwainer Smith: Norstrilia; Michael Bishop: A Funeral for the Eyes of Fire; Joanna Russ: The Female Man; Roger Zelazny: Sign of the Unicorn
   Runyon, Charles  Terminal  ss  also in F&SF as Charles W. Runyon
   Slesar, Henry  Rise and Fall of the Fourth Reich, The  ss  headwriter for The Edge of Night soap opera in the late 1950s-70s(W-1975 Emmy); borderline sf novel The Bridge of Lions(1963); wrote episode "The Virtue Affair" for TV show The Man from U.N.C.L.E., in 1965, & at least 100 other scripts for TV, many sf/f
   Davidson, Avram  Crown Jewels of Jerusalem, The  nv  2nd & last story in Dr. Eszterhazy series; series coll. in The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy(1975; W-1976 WFA; rvw. F&SF 1976 SEP; exp. vt The Adventures of Doctor Eszterhazy, 1990; N-1992 LOC); has novel Ursus of Ultima Thule(1973)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Electra and the Beast, or Incest, Like Charity, Begins at Home  mr/tvr  Beauty and the Beast(1946 France), dir. Jean Cocteau; Donkey Skin(1970 France), stars Catherine Deneuve; The Rocky Horror Picture Show(1975), stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon; Death Takes a Holiday(1934), stars Fredric March, Evelyn Venable
   Asimov, Isaac  Earthset and Evening Star  ss  2nd story in F&SF in his Black Widower series, this mystery one with an sf angle; has anth. 100 Great S. F. Short Short Stories(1978, w. Olander & Greenberg), & The 13 Crimes of S. F.(1979, w. Waugh & Greenberg; N-1980 LOC)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. Weird World of Gahan Wilson(1975)
   Young, Robert F.  Curious Case of Henry Dickens, The  ss  has novel released only in French, La Quête de la Sainte Grille(novelette in AMZ 1964 DEC as "The Quest of the Holy Grille"; exp. 1975 France)

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