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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1976 APR  Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Harlan Ellison(reply to Chauvin letter, 1976 JAN, also writes about Malzberg & sf); Mark Mumner(Budrys great br); Ms. Paula Emmons(Budrys "inaccurate" on Sargent, 1975 NOV br); Melanie B. Johnston(Lumley, 1975 DEC); Patricia Crapanzano(Runyon, 1975 DEC)
1976 MAY  Boles, Paul Darcy  Sunday We Didn't Go to Lemon's, The  ss  has novel Night of Vengeance(1980)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  "books NOT reviewed," Wollheim(ed): The 1975 Annual World's Best SF; del Rey(ed): Best S. F. Stories of the Year; essay: "what has historically been considered 'best' & 'most appropriate' & 'typical' sf - Heinlein, Sturgeon("A Saucer of Loneliness"), etal
   Pohl, Frederik  Man Plus  no-2/3  has Starchild seq. w. Jack Williamson, The Reefs of Space(IFS 1963 JUL, SEP, NOV; 1964), Starchild(IFS 1965 JAN-MAR; 1965), Rogue Star(IFS 1968 JUN-AUG; 1968); novels A Plague of Pythons(1965), The Age of Pussyfoot(1969; N-1969 NEB)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Mishmosh Redux  mr/tvr  UFO: Target Earth(1974); The Man Who Would Be King(1975), dir. John Huston, stars Michael Caine, Sean Connery; Barry Lyndon(1975), dir. Stanley Kubrick, based on William Makepeace Thackeray novel; Dr. Phibes Rises Again(1972), stars Vincent Price
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Davidson, Avram  Account of Mr. Ira Davidson, The  ss  has colls. The Redward Edward Papers(1978; N-1979 LOC, WFA; rvw. F&SF 1979 MAR), The Best of Avram Davidson(1979; N-1980 LOC); has short story "Naples," in Charles L. Grant(ed): Shadows #1(1978), W-1979 WFA, short fiction
   Jacobs, Harvey  Three Comedians  ss  he has scripted a number of PBS documentaries & many of his stories have been used for TV
   Dalzell, Bonnie  Pages From a 22nd Century Zoologist's Notebook, Part 2: Solution to the Red Meat Problem, The  fa  2nd & last story in 22nd Century Zoologist series; shared credit with Rick Sternbach for F&SF's 1976 APR cover art
   Reaves, J. Michael  Sounds of Something Dying, The  ss  now lives in L.A., a telewriter; has 1st novel I, Alien(1978), which was supposed to be the first part of a series, about an alien searching for its fellow aliens on Earth; has novel Dragonworld(1979), with Byron Preiss
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: It's a Wonderful Town!  sces  American cities; the information that can be culled from the 1976 World Almanac, such as the populations of American cities in 1776 & 1976
   Cowper, Richard  Paradise Beach  nv  N-1977 LOC, short story; his other non-sf novels as by Colin Murry(Colin is a nickname of his), Recollections of a Ghost(1960), A Path to the Sea(1961), & Private View(1972), the latter written at the time of his other non-sf novels(Clute)
1976 JUN  Tall, Stephen  Chlorophyll  nv  has sequel to his Stardust novel, The Ramsgate Paradox(1976), which carries the crew of the Stardust into another spacefaring scientific adventure
   Young, Robert F.  P R N D L L  ss 
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Judy-Lynn del Rey's intro to anth. Stellar #1, "storyteller" sf better than "art" or "intellectual" sf; del Rey(ed): Stellar S. F. Stories #2; Niven: The Long Arm of Gil Hamilton; Cherryh: Gate Ivrel; G. Harry Stine: The Third Industrial Revolution
   Foster, Alan Dean  He  nv  (1946- ) raised in L.A.; 1st story pub. sf "Notes Concerning a Green Box" in ArkC 1971 SUM; has 1st novel, part of Flinx ser. in Humanx Commonwealth seq., The Tar-Aiym Krang(1972), about an orphan with psi powers & his pet alien Pip
   Searles, Baird  Films: Peripheralia  mr/tvr  Space: 1999(again, TV series); "special report" on sf books & films in Newsweek; briefly, The Incredible Shrinking Man(1957); The Power(1968)
   Grant, C.L.  Crowd of Shadows, A  ss  W-1977 NEB; N-1977 HUG, LOC, short story; 1st & only story in F&SF in his Starburst series, about a society that has developed androids that are almost too human; only other story in series, "A Voice Not Heard," in ASI 1984 SEP
   Pohl, Frederik  Man Plus  no-3/3  has colls. The Gold at Starbow's End(1972), The Best of ...(1975), In the Problem Pit(1976), Pohlstars(1984), BiPohl(1987), etc; colls. w. Kornbluth, The Wonder Effect(1962), Critical Mass(1977), Our Best(1987); has novel JEM(GAL 1978-80 NOV-JUL; 1979)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Surprise! Surprise!  sces  elements, the periodic table; properties that can be deduced from the periodic table on possible future additional elements
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Balsamo's Mirror  ss  2nd story in F&SF in the occult adventures of Willy Newbury series, this time with a "faintly familiar friend from Providence, RI"; other stories in series outside of F&SF, in FAN 1976 AUG, 1977 FEB, DEC, Fantasy Crossroads #8 1976, & Escape! 1977 FLL
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 50: 1976 JAN-JUN  indx 
   Novitski, Paul  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1976 JUL, p.38; Novitski has short story "The Loser at Solitaire" in FAN 1979 JAN, & novelettes "Illusions" in ASI 1979 JUN(with Tony Sarowitz), & "Nuclear Fission" in Terry Carr(ed): Universe 9(1979)
1976 JUL  Dixon, J.P.  Waiting for You, Maude-Ellen  ss  working name for Jeanne Parker Dixon, also in F&SF under w.n. Jeanne Parker(1976 APR); "born on the Blackfeet reservation of Montana"; anthropologist, has degree in Slavic studies; has children's novel w. Bradford Angier, The Ghost of Spirit River(1968)
   Sallis, James  Miranda-Escobedo  vi  (1944- ) 1st story pub. sf "Kazoo" in NWS 1967 AUG; editor of NWS #182-187, 1968 JUL-1969 FEB; has coll. A Few Last Words(1970); anth. The War Book(1969 UK), The Shores Beneath(1971); also in F&SF w. co-author Samuel R. Delany(1971 JUN)
   Bear, D. Thomas  Massahattan Snap Tube, The  ss  "I have lived in Europe ... (worked) for a bank in Germany, taught rowing in England & searched for the Loch Ness monster ... in the U.S., I have been a travel agent, tour guide & house painter. At present, I'm building a house in the country ..."
   Panshin, Alexei & Cory  Books  br  James Gunn: Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction; Damon Knight(ed): Science Fiction of the Thirties; L. Sprague de Camp & Catherine Crook de Camp: Science Fiction Handbook(revised); A.E. van Vogt: Reflections of A.E. van Vogt
   Effinger, George Alec  B. K. A. the Master  ss  has colls. Irrational Numbers(1976), Dirty Tricks(1978), Idle Pleasures(1983), Author's Choice Monthly Issue 1: The Old Funny Stuff(1989; N-1990 LOC); has non-genre novels Felicia(1976; action/adventure novel), & Shadow Money(1988; mystery novel)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Runyon, Charles W.  Sitter, The  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Greenwood at Sunset, The  mr/tvr  Robin and Marion(1976), dir. Richard Lester, writer James Goldman, stars Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn; Weird Woman(1944), based on Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife(UNK 1943 APR; 1953); The Green Slime(1969 Japan); upcoming film Star Wars(1977)
   Benford, Gregory & Gordon Eklund  Anvil of Jove, The  na  N-1977 LOC, na; 1st story in F&SF in Bradley Reynolds ser., to be part of upcoming novel, If the Stars Are Gods(1977 fixup); one more story in ser. & novel in F&SF, & novelette "If the Stars Are Gods"(W-1974 NEB; N-1975 JUP) in Carr(ed): Universe 4(1974)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Making It!  sces  America's technological growth historically, Part 1 of 3; "analyzing American history in terms of technological advances"; this part with an emphasis on colonial times; Part 2 in 1976 AUG(#3847), Part 3 in 1976 SEP(# 3859)
   Gilden, Mel  Ice Cream Golem, The  nv  has humorous ya sf Fifth Grade Monsters ser., M Is for Monster(1987), Born to Howl(1987), The Pet of Frankenstein(1988), Monster Mashers(1989), Things that Go Bark in the Park(1989), Yuckers!(1989), The Monster in Creeps Head Bay(1990)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 13  cmp  1st prize: David T.J. Doughan; 2nd prize: Janet E. Pearson; R-U: David J. Daulton; F.M. Busby; Nancy J. Sitton; Wayne Thomas
   F&SF staff  Competition 14  cmp  suggested by Philip Michael Cohen - submit science-fictional "What's the Question?" jokes, e.g.: A.: Power to the People; Q.: What is Zenna Henderson's motto?
1976 AUG  Budrys, Algis  Michaelmas  no-1/2  N-1977 & 78 LOC; 1st/only story in F&SF in Laurent Michaelmas ser., novel pub. in book form in 1977; about most influential man in the world newscaster L.M., & an astronaut, Walter Norwood, who returns from the dead to threaten the survival of humanity
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Brian Aldiss(ed): Science Fiction Art; Franz Rottensteiner(ed): The Science Fiction Book; Anthony Frewin(ed): One Hundred Years of Science Fiction Illustration; Lester del Rey(ed): Fantastic Science-Fiction Art 1926-1954
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Frede, Richard  Theory and Practice of Economic Development: Metallurgist and His Wife, The  ss  (1934- ) novelist, has novels Entry E(1958), The Secret Circus(1967); mystery novels Coming Out Party(1969), The Pilots(1977)
   Trotter, Don  Call Me Maelzel  ss  graduated from Kansas State Univ., now in graduate school studying Clarke's Law & physics; has 2 novelettes pub. in GAL, "Marsman Meets the Almighty" in 1975 FEB, & "The Purblind People" in 1978 APR
   Moore, Raylyn  Castle, The  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Things to Come  mr/tvr  The Time Travelers(1976 TV); The People That Time Forgot(1977); At the Earth's Core(1976); Damnation Alley(1977); Dune(1984); Childhood's End(1996); The Martian Chronicles(1980 mini-series); Star Trek(1979); Lord of the Rings(1978), etc
   Coney, Michael G.  Cinderella Machine, The  nv  2nd story in F&SF in Joe Sagar series; has coll. Monitor Found in Orbit(1974); fixup novel The Girl With a Symphony in Her Fingers(1975 UK; vt The Jaws That Bite, the Claws That Catch, 1975 US), set reminiscent of Ballard's Vermilion Sands(Clute)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Moving Ahead  sces  America's technological growth historically, Part 2 of 3; transportation & communication in the making of the U.S.A.; Part 1 in 1976 JUL(#3835), Part 3 in 1976 SEP(#3859)
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Purple Pterodactyls, The  ss  3rd story in F&SF in the supernatural adventures of Willy Newbury series; has long series of Conan novels & colls., with Robert E. Howard &/or Lin Carter, beginning with Tales of Conan(1955), latest Conan the Freebooter(1988); at least 19 books in series
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  reactions to Barry N. Malzberg article & Harlan Ellison's letter in 1976 APR, concerning the sf literary field, from: Greg Bear; George Warren; Arthur D. Hlavaty; John Wehrle; Richard Taylor
1976 SEP  Brennan, Herbie  Saros  nv 
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Books  br  essay: "Style is the topic of the month"; Samuel R. Delany: Triton; J.G. Ballard: Love and Napalm: Export U.S.A.; Kit Pedler & Gerry Davis: The Dynostar Menace; Avram Davidson: The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy

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