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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1975 AUG  Asimov, Isaac  Science: Wicked Witch Is Dead, The  sces  witches, sorceresses, women & aging; Biblical mentions of witchcraft, in the Middle Ages, & the persecution of witches & witchcraft
   Eisenberg, Larry  Dr. Snow Maiden  ss   
   Goulart, Ron  Falling Apart  ss  has novels When the Waker Sleeps(1975), The Enormous Hourglass(1976)
1975 SEP  Thurston, Robert  Dream by Number  nv  has TV tie-in Battlestar Galactica novels, w. Glen A. Larson, Battlestar Galactica(1978), #2: The Cylon Death Machine(1979), #3: The Tombs of Kobol(1979), #4: The Young Warriors(1980), #11: The Nightmare Machine(1985), #12: Die, Chameleon!(1986)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: on H.P. Lovecraft, "the salutary effect of chastity upon life in a commercial establishment"; L. Sprague de Camp: Lovecraft: A Biography; Budrys has non-sf novel, Truman and the Pendergasts(1963); nf book Bicycles ... How to Fix Them(1976)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Lumley, Brian  No Way Home  ss  has occult detective Titus Crow ser. The Transition of Titus Crow(1975), The Clock of Dreams(1978), Spawns of the Winds(1978), In the Moons of Borea(1979); Psychomech trilogy, Psychomech(1984), Psychosphere(1984), Psychamok(1985); Demogorgon(1987)
   Cogswell, Theodore R.  Grandfather Clause  ss  has Star Trek novel, Spock, Messiah!(1976), with Charles A. Spano
   Garrett, Randall  Final Fighting of Fion Mac Cumhaill, The  nv  N-1975 NEB, novelette; novels also in Gandalara seq. incl. The Glass of Dyskornis(1982), The Bronze of Eddarta(1983), The Well of Darkness(1983), The Search for Ka(1984), Return to Eddarta(1985), & The River Wall(1986)
   Searles, Baird  Films  mr/tvr  The International Animation Festival; essay: "speculative fiction ... is the literature of the mind's eye ... & no camera & production crew can match the visions created by the capable author & the imaginative reader in combination"
   Moore, Raylyn & John Penney  Valentino, Bogart, Dean and Other Ghosts  ss  (1928- ; ? - ? )
   Martin, George R.R.  Runners, The  ss  also in F&SF w. George Florance-Guthridge; has 1st novel, Dying of the Light(1977; N-1978 LOC; 1979 BFA, HUG); Windhaven(ANA 1975 MAY, novella "The Storms of Windhaven" w. Lisa Tuttle; exp. 1981; N-1982 LOC); coll. Songs of Stars and Shadows(1977)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Wrong Turning, The  sces  planets' & satellites' orbits & orbital eccentricities
   Manders, Harry  Problem of the Sore Bridge—Among Others, The  nv  (1918- ) 3rd in Farmer's Pseudonym series, Harry "Bunny" Manders being the ps. for Philip José Farmer; editor's story intro describes 'Mander's' life & that of his senior partner & mentor Arthur J. Raffles; Farmer evidently having lot of fun w. these ps.
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Charles W. Runyon(Russ br in 1975 APR); Roy J. Schenck(Russ br's); Jonathan Swift Somers III(ps. for Philip José Farmer); Roderick G. Bates("Sherlock Holmes Versus Mars"); Mycroft Holmes("brother" of Sherlock Holmes)
1975 OCT  Cowper, Richard  Custodians, The  nv  (1926-2002) N-1975 NEB, nv; N-1976 HUG, LOC, na; ps. for John Middleton Murry Jr, his 1st appearance in any sf mag.; born in Abbotsbury, England; lives in South Wales; has 4 non-sf novels as by Colin Murry, the first being The Golden Valley(1958)
   Simak, Clifford D.  Senior Citizen  ss  has colls. Best Science Fiction Stories of ...(1967), The Best of ...(1975), Skirmish(1977), Off-Planet(1988), Over the River and Through the Woods(1996), The Civilisation Game(1997); novels Our Children's Children(1974), Enchanted Pilgrimage(1975)
   Clute, John  Books  br  Isidore Haiblum: The Wilk Are Among Us; John Boyd: Andromeda Gun; Gordon Eklund & Poul Anderson: Inheritors of Earth; Harlan Ellison: Approaching Oblivion; Clute has non-sf novel The Disinheriting Party(NWQ #5 1973; exp. 1977)
   Smith, Cordwainer  Down to a Sunless Sea  nv  N-1976 LOC; this story, never before pub., was completed by his wife Genevieve, after his death; was Prof. of Asiatic Politics at John Hopkins Univ.; used ps. Felix C. Forrest, Carmichael Smith for non-sf novels; has many colls., sf novel Norstrilia(1975)
   Bretnor, R.  Pearcey Boy, The  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Ultimate Quest, The  mr/tvr  essay: fantasy & film are more compatible(than sf, see last column by Searles) at the present level of the film art, "generally fantasy presents a simpler visual concept"; Monty Python and the Holy Grail(1974), dir. Terry Gilliam & Terry Jones
   Anderson, Poul  Gibraltar Falls  ss  6th story Time Patrol series; also in series, ya novel The Year of the Ransom(1988), coll. of three novellas The Shield of Time(1990), omnibus The Time Patrol(1991; 1994); has omnibus of 3 Flandry novels, The Imperial Stars(2000)
   Williamson, Jack  Counterkill  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Blacklantern ser.; has Legion of Space ser. novels One Against the Legion(ASF 1939 APR-JUN; coll. 1967), The Queen of the Legion(1983); has Legion of Time seq. The Legion of Time(ASF 1938 MAY-JUL; 1961 U.K.)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  designed a bust of H.P. Lovecraft for the World Fantasy Convention's World Fantasy Award; served as toastmaster for the first six conventions, & was an awards judge for the first two
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Third Liquid, The  sces  elements, the alkali metals: lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, & francium; the last one is unstable, but it would be the 3rd liquid metal, along with mercury & bromine
   Pohl, Frederik  Mother Trip, The  ss  N-1976 LOC, short story; has colls. Alternating Currents(1956), The Case Against Tomorrow(1957), Tomorrow Times Seven(1959), The Man Who Ate the World(1960), Turn Left at Thursday(1961), The Abominable Earthman(1963), Day Million(1970)
1975 NOV  Budrys, Algis  Silent Eyes of Time, The  na  N-1976 HUG, LOC, na; Clint Gallard heads to control leaks when a researcher of his company invents a time machine; in his coll. Blood & Burning(1978), Budrys said he planned to write 2 sequel novellas to this story, but he never did
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Samuel R. Delany: Dhalgren; Pamela Sargent(ed): Women of Wonder; essay: Budrys writes at length about Sargent's errors in her introduction, esp. in regards to women pulp writers Leigh Brackett & C.L. Moore, & to Moore's story "No Woman Born"
   Moore, Ward  Wish Fiddle  nv 
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Corbett, Scott  Game Show  ss  (1913- ) author of juvenile novels & nf books One by Sea(1965), The Case of the Gone Goose(1966), The Hairy Horror Trick(1969), Here Lies the Body(1974), Captain Butcher's Body(1976), The Mysterious Zetabet(1979), The Great McGoniggle Rides Shotgun(1981)
   Jacobs, Harvey  Things Are Seldom  ss  has book Mrs. Portnoy's Retort: A Mother Strikes Back!(1969), with David Martin; has novel Summer on a Mountain of Spice(1975), currently being adapted for the stage
   Searles, Baird  Films: Rollerbore  mr/tvr  Rollerball(1975), dir. Norman Jewison, stars James Caan, John Houseman; Lancelot of the Lake(1974 France)
   Dalzell, Bonnie  Pages From a Twenty-Second Century Zoologist's Notebook, Part 1: Saddle Rabbit, The  fa  (1944- ) 1st story in 22nd Century Zoologist series; born in Pasadena, has BA in Paleontology from the Univ. of California(Davis), MA from the Univ. of California(Berkeley); presently at Berkeley working on her PhD in Zoology
   Green, Joseph  Last of the Chauvinists  ss  has book Magicon Original Bookmark Anthology, #3(1989)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Best Foot Backward  sces  technology; the advance of technology, Asimov defends science "against the onslaught of the new barbarians," giving examples followed by arguments; has nf books, Asimov on Science Fiction(1981)
   Cox, Arthur Jean  Boy in the Iron Mask, The  nv 
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 11  cmp  1st prize: Richard D. Wright; 2nd prize: Michael Kurland; R-U: Roseanne Clark; Bob Leman; Richard A. Lupoff; Steven Robinett; Kenneth P. Service; Dennis R. Trisler; Nancy J. Sitton; Jake Fuchs
   F&SF staff  Competition 12  cmp  suggested by Richard Delap - if two sf authors collaborated on books, what would we get? e.g.: Flowers for Flesh, by Keyes & Farmer
1975 DEC  Varley, John  In the Bowl  nv  N-1976 LOC, NEB, novelette; has Titan or Gaean seq. novels Titan(ANA 1979 JAN-APR; 1979; W-1980 LOC; N-1979 NEB; 1980 HUG), Wizard(1980; N-1981 HUG, LOC), Demon(1984; N-1985 LOC), about a mission to explore Saturn's largest satellite(Clute)
   Isaacs, Leonard  Books  br  (1939-1988) Niven & Pournelle: The Mote in God's Eye; Joe Haldeman: The Forever War; Terry Carr(ed): Fellowship of the Stars; Ron Goulart: Nutzenbolts; Isaacs has criticism book Darwin to Double Helix: The Biological Theme in Science Fiction(1973)
   Gilden, Mel  Lamed Wufnik, A  ss  (1947- ) born in Chicago, grew up in L.A.; 1st story pub. sf "What About Us Grils?" in Robert Scott Wilson(ed): Clarion(1971); has 1st novel, young adult sf The Return of Captain Conquer(1986), & Z Is for Zombie(1988), Outer Space and All That Junk(1989)
   Runyon, Charles W.  In Case of Danger, Prsp the Ntxivbw  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Genesis 3 +   mr/tvr  Strange New World(1975 TV), stars Catherine Bach, John Saxon
   Grant, C.L.  Three of Tens, The  ss  has sf novel The Ravens of the Moon(1979); novels Mountainwitch(1980, as by Felicia Andrews), A Quiet Night of Fear(1981); has anth. Nightmares(1979; N-1980 LOC, WFA), The Best of Shadows(1988), Final Shadows(1991; N-1992 LOC, WFA)
   Sargent, Pamela  Exile  ss  has Earthminds seq. Watchstar(1980), Eye of the Comet(1984), Homesmind(1985), a telepathic tale of comet-dwelling descendants of humanity meeting Earth humans again(Clute); novel Earthseed(1983), about a generation starship landing on a new planet(Clute)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Lumley, Brian  Born of the Winds  na  N-1976 WFA, short fiction; "set in northern Canada, ... an American meteorologist ... ventures out into the snows to confront terrors both natural & supernatural"; has Necroscope ser., Necroscope(1986), II(1988), III(1989), IV(1990), V(1991)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Smell of Electricity, The  sces  ozone & oxygen in our atmosphere, Part 1 of 3; smells, rates of diffusion, chemical properties of ozone compared w. the oxygen molecule; Part 2 & 3 in 1976 JAN, FEB; has nf book How to Enjoy Writing: A Book of Aid and Comfort(1987, w. wife Janet)
   Young, Robert F.  Shakespeare of the Apes  ss 

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