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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1977 JAN  Leiber, Fritz  Pale Brown Thing, The  no-1/2  "occult thriller set in contemporary San Francisco ... (his) first novel in 7 years & first supernatural-horror novel since Conjure Wife, 35 years ago"; pub. in book form as Our Lady of Darkness(1977; W-1978 WFA; N-1978 GAN, LOC; rvw. F&SF 1978 SEP)
   Lafferty, R.A.  Thou Whited Wall  ss  has colls. The Man Who Made Models ...(1984), Ringing Changes(1984), Slippery and Other Stories(1985), The Early Lafferty(1988), East of Laughter(1988), The Early Lafferty II(1990), Lafferty in Orbit(1991), Mischief Malicious(1991), Iron Tears(1992)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: John W. Campbell Jr & Astounding SF, Part 2 of 3; "the role of the pulp magazines which jostled Astounding for space on the newstand"; Frederik Pohl: The Early Pohl; Brian W. Aldiss & Harry Harrison(ed): Hell's Cartographers
   Eklund, Gordon & Gregory Benford  Hellas Is Florida  ss  2nd & last story in F&SF in Bradley Reynolds series, to be part of the upcoming novel, If the Stars Are Gods(1977 fixup), about an expedition to search for life on Mars
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Boles, Paul Darcy  Wheels of God, The  ss  has novel Night Watch, A Timeless Christmas Story(1980); nf book Storycrafting(1984)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Futureworld Imperfect and an Edgar Rice Burrow  mr/tvr  Futureworld(1976), dir. Richard T. Heffron, stars Peter Fonda, Blythe Danner, Yul Brynner, sequel to Westworld(1973); At the Earth's Core(1976), based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, stars Doug McClure, Peter Cushing
   Utley, Steven  Losing Streak  spf  (1948- ) "an affectionate parody of a well-known F&SF contributor"; lives in Austin, TX; a graduate of Syracuse Univ.; 1st story pub. "The Unkindest Cut of All" in anth. Perry Rhodan 20(1972)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Discovery by Blink  sces  planetary discoveries, Part 3 of 3; the discoveries of Neptune & Pluto; Part 1 in 1976 NOV(#3885), Part 2 in 1976 DEC(#3896); has nf books Asimov on Numbers(1977), The Beginning and the End(1977)
   Tall, Stephen  Man Who Saved the Sun, The  nv  has novel The People Beyond the Wall(1980), a late lost world tale set under an Alaskan glacier where a placid utopia is invaded by outsiders(Clute)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Damon Knight(br by the Panshins, in 1976 JUL); L. Sprague de Camp(br by the Panshins, in 1976 JUL); Eric C. Wolf(1976 MAR issue); Russell L. Bates(Searles mr/tvr in 1976 SEP); Marc Laidlaw(translation of a 'personal' in 1976 SEP Marketplace section)
1977 FEB  Varley, John  In the Hall of the Martian Kings  nv  W-1978 JUP; N-1978 HUG, LOC, novella; "the stranding of a Mars expedition & their desperate struggle to survive until a rescue mission can be mounted"; has coll. The Barbie Murders(1980; W-1981 LOC; 1995 TIP; vt Picnic on Nearside, 1984)
   Clute, John  Books  br  essay: Alfred Bester & his recent return to writing sf; Alfred Bester: The Light Fantastic, & Star Light, Star Bright; Edward Bryant: Cinnabar; Harry Harrison & Gordon R. Dickson: The Lifeship; Herbert: Dune; Clute has sf criticism coll. Strokes(1988)
   Russ, Joanna  How Dorothy Kept Away the Spring  ss  now teaching at the Univ. of Colorado
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Utley, Steven  Upstart  vi  has used ps. Bruce Holt in semiprozine Shayol, and ps. S. Dale in Shayol, & ASI(3 poems in ASI 1977 WIN, 1978 MAY/JUN, & 1980 FEB); he has pub. over 75 short stories & over 70 poems since 1972 thru mid-2002
   Shaw, Bob  Dream Fighter  ss  has famous short story "Light of Other Days" in ANA 1966 AUG(N-1966 NEB; 1967 HUG; 1st story in Slow Glass ser.; exp. into fixup novel Other Days, Other Eyes, 1972; N-1973 LOC); has colls. Tomorrow Lies in Ambush(1973), Cosmic Kaleidoscope(1976)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Fillet of Solaris  mr/tvr  Solaris(1972 Soviet Union), based on Stanislaw Lem's 1961 novel of the same name(trans. 1970 US), dir./screenplay by Andrei Tarkovsky
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Tiki  ss  4th story in F&SF in his Willy Newbury ser.; w. wife Catherine Crook de Camp, has nf books Science Fiction Handbook(1953), Spirits, Stars and Spells(1966); & Footprints on Sand(1981), a coll. of their fiction, poems, articles, & appreciations by others
   Goulart, Ron  Lunatic at Large  ss  7th story in F&SF in Jose Silvera series; has novels as by Joseph Silva, The Island of Doctor Moreau(1977 novelization), Stalker from the Stars(1977, w. Lein Wein & Mary Wolfman), Holocaust for Hire(1979), the latter a Captain America novel
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Asimov's Corollary  sces  popular fallacies, impossibilities; Clarke's Law & Asimov's Corollary - both about scientists saying something is impossible
   Stacey, Joseph C.  Atomic Terms  pz  anagrams of 15 atomic terms or words; answers on p.160
   Leiber, Fritz  Pale Brown Thing, The  no-2/2  has Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser omnibuses Ill Met in Lankhmar(1995), Lean Times in Lankhmar(1996), Return to Lankhmar(1997), Farewell to Lankhmar(1998); authorized series continuation, Robin Wayne Bailey: Swords Against the Shadowland(1998)
   Adams, Georgia F.  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1977 MAR, p.108; has book with Selina Young, Nanny Fox(1994)
1977 MAR  Eisenstein, Phyllis & Alex  Altar Ego  nv  (1946- ; 1945- ) 1st story pub. for both was their story "The Trouble with the Past" in Robert Silverberg(ed): New Dimensions 1(1971)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: John W. Campbell Jr & Astounding SF, Part 3 of 3; Campbell's role in sf; John W. Campbell Jr: The Space Beyond(3 prev. unpub. novellas - "Marooned," "All," & "The Space Beyond"); Damon Knight(ed): Orbit 18
   Young, Robert F.  Day the Limited Was Late, The  ss 
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Pearce, Gerald  Twilight Reign  na  (1929- ) born in England, lives in Hollywood hills; full-time writer for 20 years, now a writer for Disney; 1st story pub. sf "The Dreaming Wall" in GAL 1955 MAY; na "In the Sumerian Marshes" in AMZ 1984 SEP, N-1985 LOC, WFA; mystery novel Orphans(1990)
   Springer, Sherwood  Epitaph on Rigel XII  pm  has pub. sf short stories & poetry in TWS, FUN, Omni, ASI, Fantasy Book, & Cosmos SF&F Magazine, between 1952 & 1983
   Searles, Baird  Films: Glass of Galosh, A  mr/tvr  The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella(1976), stars Edith Evans, Richard Chamberlain; briefly, Rosemary's Baby(1968); Beauty and the Beast(1946 France); Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby(1976 TV); Logan's Run(1976)
   Stearns, Stephanie  Altogether Peculiar Summer, An  ss  born & raised in Nebraska, now lives in Denver; has pub. work in The Denver Post, Fantasy and Terror, Eldritch Tales, Space & Time, & in several literary magazines; has coll. The Saga of the Sword that Sings and Other Realities(1981)
   Etchison, Dennis  On the Pike  ss  has interviews, "On the Cutting Edge: A Conversation with Dennis Etchison" in TWZ 1988 FEB, & "Arterial Motives" in INZ 1998 JUL
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Magic Isle, The  sces  atomic nucleus structure; the "magic number" or "shell model" of the nucleus that won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics for Maria Goeppert-Mayer & Hans Daniel Jensen
   Green, Joseph & Patrice Milton  To See the Stars That Bind  nv  (1931- ; ? - ? ) husband & wife collaboration; all her stories, about 7 being pub. in F&SF, ANA, Rigel & Destinies betw. 1977-89, have been with her husband
   Perlman, Al B.  Logic Puzzle: Letter From a Small Businessman  pz  a logic puzzle, solution on p.160 & 156
1977 APR  Reamy, Tom  Detweiler Boy, The  nv  N-1978 LOC, shfi; has novel Blind Voices(1978), shares a common background w. "Twilla" & "San Diego Lightfoot Sue," a small Kansas town around 1930 is visited by a circus full of freaks & legendary creatures, an homage to Finney, Sturgeon, Bradbury(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "what makes a good story"; Gordon R. Dickson: The Dragon and the George; Larry Niven: A World Out of Time; Joe Haldeman: Mindbridge
   Shore, Wilma  Podiatrist's Tale, The  ss  has children's book Who in the Zoo?(1976), which was illus. by Joel Schick
   Runyon, Charles W.  Daughter of the Vine  nv 
   Fritch, Charles E.  Clang! Clang! Clang! Went the Trolleybird  ss  author says the title of this story was inspired by a combination of Harlan Ellison & Judy Garland thoughts
   Searles, Baird  Films: Beauty & Beast Redux  mr/tvr  Beauty and the Beast(1976 TV), Hallmark Hall of Fame, stars George C. Scott & Trish Van Devere
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Coney, Michael G.  Catapult to the Stars  nv  3rd story in F&SF in Joe Sagar series; has novels The Ultimate Jungle(1979 UK); Neptune's Children(1981), an undersea adventure
   Davidson, Avram  Manatee Gal Ain't You Coming Out Tonight  nv  N-1978 WFA, short fiction; 1st story in F&SF in his Jack Limekiller series, about the Caribbean adventures of an expatriate; other stories in series in FAN 1976 AUG, & in ASI 1990 JUN; this series was never collected
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Dark Companion, The  sces  stars; white dwarfs, pulsars, neutron stars & black holes, Part 1 of 3; the discovery of the white dwarf companion star of Sirius; Part 2 in 1977 MAY(#3959), Part 3 in 1977 JUN(#3972); correction for Sirius B in 1979 SEP, an essay on that star
   Yolen, Jane  Hundredth Dove, The  ss  this story will be the title story in coll. The Hundredth Dove and Other Stories(1977 chap); her colls. The Girl Who Cried Flowers(1974), & The Moon Ribbon(1977), had covers illustrated by this issue's cover artist, David Palladini
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 15  cmp  1st prize: Cambridge Univ. Science Fiction Society; 2nd prize: Chris Riesbeck; R-U: Michael Bishop; Marc Russell; Anne Conner; Daniel P. Dern; John Billingsley; Charles & Sarah Sheffield
   F&SF staff  Competition 16  cmp  send us 250 words or less of a Dear Abby column of a century or so from now, when some of our best friends may have tentacles, eye-stalks, etc
1977 MAY  Roberts, Keith  Big Fans, The  nv  N-1978 LOC, short fiction; 1st & only story in F&SF in his Alex Boulter series; only other story in series, novelette "Boulter's Canaries," in John Carnell(ed): New Writings in SF #3(1965); see his interview in LOC 1986 SEP(#308)

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