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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1976 SEP  Yolen, Jane  Lady and the Merman, The  vi  (1939- ) wn. for Jane Hyatt Yolen Stemple, born in NYC, lives in Hatfield, MA; writer of fantasy & children's books; 1st books pub., for children, nf about women pirates, Pirates in Petticoats(1963), & a picture book in rhyme, See This Little Line(1963)
   Budrys, Algis  Michaelmas  no-2/2  N-1978 LOC; "Michaelmas must defeat mysterious aliens ... manipulating mankind behind the scenes," a plot "straight out of pulp fiction"(Clute); see Budrys br 1977 NOV, how novel was written; coll. Blood and Burning(1978; rvw. 1979 MAR) has 2 Mcms stories
   Searles, Baird  Films: Blood Doesn't Go "Arf!"  mr/tvr  A Boy and His Dog(1975), based on Harlan Ellison's novella in NWS 1969 APR, dir. L.Q. Jones, stars Don Johnson, Jason Robards, Susanne Benton
   Siodmak, Curt  The P Factor  nv  has novel, Donovan's Brain(1943), which was made into movies, The Lady and the Monster(1944), Donovan's Brain(1953), & Vengeance(1963); Donovan's Brain was also parodied by the 1983 movie, The Man With Two Brains(stars Steve Martin)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Rapp, Tom  Stardancer  pm  (1947- ) 1st pub. as a song, Stardancer(1972); led psychedelic folk band Pearls Before Swine(1966-1976; 1997- ); 1984 grad. Univ. of Penn. Law School; Philly civil rights lawyer 18 years, now Florida attorney;
   Young, Robert F.  Milton Inglorious  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: To the Top  sces  America's technological growth historically, Part 3 of 3; Thomas Alva Edison, history of electric "lights," and the rise of the U.S. in technolgy; Part 1 in 1976 JUL(#3835), Part 2 in 1976 AUG(#3847)
   Hufford, Liz  This Offer Expires  ss 
   Adams, Georgia F.  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1976 OCT, p.160
1976 OCT  Cowper, Richard  Hertford Manuscript, The  nv  N-1977 LOC; "story of a time traveler to the grim days of the Great Plague"; first used Cowper ps. for Breakthrough(1967), one of his finest works, a story of ESP & a kind of reverse reincarnation, the power of the mind to sense alternate worlds(Clute)
   Bradbury, Ray  Out of Dickinson by Poe or The Only Begotten Son of Edgar & Emily  pm  did screenplays for movies Moby Dick(1956), The Fox and the Forest(1965 TV), & wrote stories that were basis for movies El Marciano(1965), The Picasso Summer(1969), Melodrama Infernal(1969), The Screaming Women(1971), The Murderer(1976), Savannen(1983 TV)
   Ellison, Harlan  From A to Z, in the Chocolate Alphabet  ss  N-1977 LOC; 26 pastiches, afterword on the beginnings of this story; has colls. Paingod and Other Delusions(1965), From the Land of Fear(1967), I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream(1967; title story 1995 movie), Love Ain't Nothing But Sex Misspelled(1968)
   Ellison, Harlan  Note on How This Story Came to Be Written, A  aw  1 of 26 pastiches, "N Is for Nemotropin" written to go with cover painting by Larry Todd, titled "2 Nemotropin," for underground comix book, "Dr. Atomic"; has coll. The Beast That Shouted Love at the Heart of the World(1969); has novella Doomsman(1967)
   Le Guin, Ursula K.  Barrow, The  ss  (1929- ) lives in Portland, OR; 1st story pub. sf "April in Paris" in FAN 1962 SEP(rprt. AMZ 1992 SEP); 1st novel pub., Hainish seq., Planet of Exile(1966), Rocannon's World(1966), City of Illusion(1967); see iv AMZ 1986 SEP, INZ 1991 MAR, Fear! 1991 APR
   Bloch, Robert  Case of the Stubborns, A  ss  Robert Bloch W-1975 WFA, Lifetime Achievement; W-1984 HUG, Special Award, 50 Years As an SF Professional; W-1990 STO, Lifetime Acievement; W-1994 STO, for his autobiography, Once Around the Bloch(1993)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Watch Out for Falling Men (and Bluebirds)  mr/tvr  The Man Who Fell to Earth(1976), based on a novel by Walter Tevis, dir. Nicolas Roeg, stars David Bowie; The Bluebird(1976 Russian-US), "supposedly made for children," stars Patsy Kensit, Elizabeth Taylor, Ava Gardner, Cicely Tyson
   Bradley, Marion Zimmer  Hero's Moon  nv  Darkover seq. incl. The Winds of Darkover(1970), The World Wreckers(1971), Darkover Landfall(1972), The Spell Sword(1974), The Heritage of Hastur(1975), The Shattered Chain(1976), The Forbidden Tower(1977), Stormqueen!(1978), Two to Conquer(1980)
   Wellman, Manly Wade  Where the Woodbine Twineth  ss  4th story in F&SF in S. Appalachia series, this story not being pub. in any of his colls.; has novels in Silver John series The Old Gods Waken(1979), After Dark(1980; N-1981 LOC), The Lost and the Lurking(1981), The Hanging Stones(1982)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright!  sces  stars; mapping the heavens in ancient times, magnitudes, & quasars; also in Foundation series, novels Foundation's Edge(1982; W-1983 HUG, LOC; N-1982 NEB, SFC), Foundation and Earth(1986), Prelude to Foundation(1988), Forward the Foundation(1993)
   Bretnor, R.  Ladies of Beetlegoose Nine, The  na  4th story in F&SF in Papa Schimmelhorn series; "the colorful genius from New Haven(CT) is kidnapped by a spaceship womanned by ..."
1976 NOV  Knight, Damon  I See You  ss  W-1977 JUP; N-1977 HUG, LOC, short story; says Knight, "you may think it is a short story, but it is really a novel on the plan of A for Anything, & Hell's Pavement, only much compressed"
   Sturgeon, Theodore  Damon: Appreciation, An  ar  "a special & affectionate insight into D. K. and his work"; see articles in Dark Horizons #18 1978, Night Cry 1985 WIN(by Samuel R. Delany), LOC 1985 JUN(by Harlan Ellison); interview, "Ted Sturgeon: The Last Interview" in MGF 1988-89 FLL, SPR, FLL
   Miranda, Vincent  Damon Knight: Bibliography  bib  (1946?-1992) chronological listing of short stories, colls., novels, anthologies, nf, & translations; his short story "To Serve Man," in GAL 1950 NOV, was the basis for a screenplay by Rod Serling for the TV series, The Twilight Zone
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Grabowski, John  Damon Knight Word-Wise  pz  word search puzzle w. hidden names of 29 things associated w. Damon Knight; Grabowski has juvenile biographies of Willie Mays(1990), Jackie Robinson(1991), Sandy Koufax(1992), & Stan Musial(1993)
   Kirk, Russell  Saviourgate  ss  2nd & last story in F&SF in his Ralph Bain series; his novella "There's a Long, Long Trail A-Winding" in Kirby McCauley(ed): Frights(1976), W-1977 WFA
   Drake, David  Children of the Forest  ss  has novels The Dragon Lord(1979), Birds of Prey(1984), Killer(1985, w. Karl Edward Wagner), Bridgehead(1986); colls. Time Safari(1982), Old Nathan(1991); has Fleet seq. sh-wd anth., The Fleet(1988), etc; ed Starhunters seq., Men Hunting Things(1988), etc
   Russ, Joanna  Books  br  Kate Wilhelm: The Clewiston Test; Ben Bova: Millennium; Sydney J. Van Scyoc: Star Mother; Jane White: Comet; Pamela Sargent: Cloned Lives; Sondra Marshak & Myrna Culbreath(ed): Star Trek: The New Voyages
   Wisman, Ken  Moses  nv  attended 1-year of graduate school at Univ. of Michigan; production editor in a large publishing house; writer of mostly fantasy & horror stories, has pub. over 60 stories thru 2001 in many mags. & anth. Shadows #10(1987), Heaven Sent(1995)
   Searles, Baird  Films: See Logan Run  mr/tvr  Logan's Run(1976), based on the 1967 novel by William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson, dir. Michael Anderson, stars Michael York, Jenny Agutter
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Coronet, The  ss  1st of 2 stories in his Eudoric Dambertson series, a tale of historical fantasy; has Novaria ser., The Goblin Tower(1968), The Clocks of Iraz(1971), The Fallible Fiend(FAN 1972-73 DEC, FEB; 1973), The Unbeheaded King(1983), The Honorable Barbarian(1989)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Comet That Wasn't, The  sces  planetary discoveries, Part 1 of 3; Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel & the discovery of the planet Uranus; Part 2 in 1976 DEC(#3896), Part 3 in 1977 JAN(#3909)
   Somers, Jonathan Swift III  Doge Whose Barque Was Worse Than His Bight, The  nv  2nd story of 2 in Ralph Von Wau Wau series
1976 DEC  Lanier, Sterling E.  Ghost of a Crown  nv  11th story in his Brigadier Ffellowes series; "frightful doings in a windswept Cornish castle"
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: John W. Campbell Jr & ASF, Part 1 of 3; Campbell's role in sf; Lester del Rey(ed): The Best of John W. Campbell; Budrys' Michaelmas character also in stories "A Scraping at the Bones"(ANA 1975 MAY), & "The Nuptial Flight of Warbirds"(ANA 1978 MAY)
   Moore, Raylyn  Life Among the Anthropologists  ss 
   Aandahl, Vance  14 Gifts, The  pm 
   Thurston, Robert  Aliens  nv  has 1 more Battlestar Galactica novel, #14: Surrender the Galactica!(1987); BattleTech tie-ins, Legend of the Jade Phoenix #1: Way of the Clans(1991), #2: Bloodname(1991), #3: Falcon Guard(1991); has novelization, Robot Jox(1989)
   Jennings, Gary  Cribbing  ss  also in F&SF with co-author Mack Reynolds, & in F&SF 1980 APR under the ps. Gregory G. Jeffries, story title "Independence Day"(#4433)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Space 1939  mr/tvr  Space: 1999(again, TV series); Food of the Gods(1976), stars Marjoe Gortner, has sequel, Food of the Gods II(1989)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Bourne, J.R.  System, The  ss  (1945- ) James R. Bourne, his 1st pub. fiction; born in NYC, graduated from Yale Univ. in 1967, now lives in California
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Sea-Green Planet, The  sces  planetary discoveries, Part 2 of 3; what we have learned about Uranus since its discovery in 1781; Part 1 in 1976 NOV(#3885), Part 3 in 1977 JAN(#3909)
   Varley, John  Funhouse Effect, The  nv  has coll. The Persistence of Vision(1978; W-1979 LOC); has novel Millennium(ASI 1977 SPR as "Air Raid" by Herb Boehm; exp. 1983; N-1984 HUG, LOC; made into 1989 movie), time-travel story in which plane crash victims are teleported to the future
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 14  cmp  1st prize: Steve Steinberg; 2nd prize: J.G. Sattler; R-U: Bruce Berges; Chris Leithiser; Mary H. Schaub; Jerry House; Earl Wells; John Grabowski
   F&SF staff  Competition 15  cmp  suggested by Robert Silverberg - submit translator-transformed titles, e.g.: The Sweethearts, by Philip José Farmer
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 51: 1976 JUL-DEC  indx 

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