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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1977 AUG  Asimov, Isaac  Science: Oblique the Centric Globe  sces  Ice Ages & the Earth's orbital eccentricities, Part 2 of 3; Earth's orbital & axial changes & the Ice Ages; Part 1 in 1977 JUL(#3990), Part 3 in 1977 SEP(#4015)
   Killough, Lee  Tropic of Eden  ss  2nd story in her artist colony Aventine series; series set in an artist's colony in a decadent future, the colony resembles that depicted in J.G. Ballard's Vermilion Sands series, to which it was perhaps written as an homage(Clute)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 16  cmp  1st prize: Marion Briggs; 2nd prize: Jerry House; R-U: Rich Bartucci; Kenneth Ringlein; Evelyn Mayfield; Lynn Steele; Al Sarrantonio; F.C. Adams; Buzz Dixon
   F&SF staff  Competition 17  cmp  thanks to David Silverman & Philip M. Cohen - submit future anachronisms, "consider what kind of mistakes the historical novelists of 7 or 8 centuries from now are likely to make"
1977 SEP  Eisenstein, Phyllis  Land of Sorrow, The  nv  5th story in her Alaric series; has romantic sf novel Shadow of Earth(1979), a racy alternate world story in which the heroine has to cope with the male chauvinism in a US Midwest belonging to a world in which the Spanish Armada won(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: "A Landmark Essay ...," "Rips Aside the Sham & Ineptitude ...," "Boggles the Mind ..."; an essay on the misleading & often false "blurbs" on dust jacket covers, etc, & the practice of some reviewers using "news release copy" verbatim
   Brennan, Herbie  Armageddon Decision, The  ss 
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Reaves, J. Michael  Shadetree  ss  has fixup novel in Kamus of Kadizhar seq., Darkworld Detective(1982), followed in seq. by The Black Hole of Carcosa(1988), the latter with John Shirley; has Shattered World seq., The Shattered World(1984), & The Burning Realm(1988)
   Johnson, George Clayton  Devlin's Dream  vi  (1929- ) has novel w. William F. Nolan, Logan's Run(1967; made into 1976 movie; 1977-78 TV series); story w. J.G. Russell, Ocean's Eleven(made into 1960 movie); colls. Scripts and Stories Written for The Twilight Zone(1977), Writing for The T.Z.(1981)
   Schenck, Hilbert  Three Days at the End of the World  nv  Prof. of Mechanical Engineering & Director of the Oceanic Engineering program at the Univ. of Rhode Island; also in F&SF as Hilbert Schenck Jr
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Dead Man's Chest  ss  6th story in F&SF in his Willy Newbury series; has colls. Phantoms & Fancies(1972); anth. w. wife Catherine, 3000 Years of Fantasy and Science Fiction(1972), Tales Beyond Time(1973); novel Literary Swordsmen and Sorcerers(1976), The Great Fetish(1978)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Wizards, Garbage, Et Al.  mr/tvr  Demon Seed(1977), based on Dean R. Koontz's 1973 novel; Wizards(1977), animated, dir./written by Ralph Bakshi; briefly, All That Glitters(evening TV soap, 1977); Quark(1978 TV pilot); book Gary Gerani & Paul H. Schulman: Fantastic Television(1977)
   Norden, Eric  One Fine Day  ss  has novel The Ultimate Solution(1973), which depicts a Nazi-dominated New York, in which FDR was assassinated, due to the U.S. remaining a non-combatant for too long in WWII
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Opposite Poles, The  sces  Ice Ages & the Earth's orbital eccentricities, Part 3 of 3; how the differences between the North & South poles have affected the possibilities of Ice Ages; Part 1 in 1977 JUL(#3990), Part 2 in 1977 AUG(#4001)
   Jennings, Gary  Lhude Sing Cuccu!  nv  3rd story in his Reverend Crispin Mobey series
   Masters, Rob & Regina Hugo  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1977 OCT, p.55
1977 OCT  Delany, Samuel R.  Prismatica (Hommage ā James Thurber)  nv  N-1978 HUG, LOC; has colls. Distant Stars(1981), The Complete Nebula Award-Winning Fiction(1986), Driftglass/Starshards(1994), Atlantis: Three Tales(1995); novels Equinox(1994), The Mad Man(1994), Hogg(1995); see
   Delap, Richard  Books  br  Michael Bishop: Stolen Faces, & A Little Knowledge; Barry N. Malzberg: Down Here in the Dream Quarter; Robert Silverberg(ed): New Dimensions 7; Terry Carr(ed): Universe 7; Delap is editor of F&SF Review, co-editor of The Essential Harlan Ellison(1987)
   Bloch, Robert  What You See Is What You Get  ss  has omnibus of 3 non-genre novels, Unholy Trinity: Three Novels of Suspense(1986; The Scarf-1947, The Deadbeat-1960, & The Couch-1962); another, Screams: Three Novels of Terror(1989; The Will to Kill-1954, Firebug-1961, The Star Stalker-1968)
   Henderson, Zenna  First Stroke, The  ss 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Star Wars  mr/tvr  essay: neo-romanticism in sf; Star Wars(1977), dir. & written by George Lucas, stars Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness
   Brunner, John  Man Who Could Provide Us With Elephants, The  nv  1st story in his Mr. Secrett series, Mr. Secrett being the librarian at the Royal Society for Applied Linguistics; has colls. No Future In It(1962), Times Without Number(1962), Now Then!(1965), No Other Gods But Me(1966), Out of My Mind(1967)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Simak, Clifford D.  Brother  nv  has novels The Fellowship of the Talisman(1978), Special Deliverance(1982), Where the Evil Dwells(1982), Highway of Eternity(1986), Out of Their Minds(1987), Why Call Them Back from Heaven(1988), Catface(1991), The Werewolf Principle(1994)
   Wellman, Manly Wade  Caretaker  ss  5th story in F&SF in Southern Appalachia series; one more novel in Silver John series, The Voice of the Mountain(1984); has also written westerns; Wellman W-1980 WFA, for Lifetime Achievement Award; see website
   Bishop, Michael  Leaps of Faith  ss  has novel No Enemy But Time(1982; W-1982 NEB; N-1983 BSF, DIT, JWC, LOC), in which a time-traveler returns to the Pleistocene Africa of his dreams, fathers a child there, returns w. her to the present day(Clute); coll. One Winter in Eden(1984; N-1985 LOC)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Subtlest Difference, The  sces  life & death, what are they?;"what is the difference between a human 5 minutes before death, & 5 minutes after?"; "is there any evidence of life after death that can be considered as scientific & rational?"; Bridey Murphy mentioned on p.146
   Tiptree, James Jr  Time-Sharing Angel  ss  N-1978 HUG, short story; she says, "This is a light story, a little playful mind-bending, & I wouldn't want to see it labeled as anything heavy"; has also used ps. Racoona Sheldon; has 1st coll. Ten Thousand Light-Years from Home(1973; N-1974 LOC)
1977 NOV  Malzberg, Barry N. & Bill Pronzini  On Account of Darkness  ss  (1939- ; 1943- ) see bio- & bibliographical info for the authors under their non-collab. entries; also in F&SF in collab. as Bill Pronzini & Barry N. Malzberg, where their collab. works are listed
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Damon Knight(ed): Turning Points; Algis Budrys: Michaelmas(not a review, but about how it was written; novel 80,000 words; serial in F&SF AUG-SEP, 45,000 words); Leigh Brackett(ed): The Best of Edmond Hamilton
   Harness, Charles L.  Wolfhead  no-1/2  story of Jeremy Wolfhead, in a post-holocaust world 3,000 years from now, who discovers he has latent destructive psi powers, which he uses to rescue his wife from the Undergrounders, the residue of the U.S. govt.; novel reviewed in F&SF 1979 APR
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Lynn, Elizabeth A.  Island, The  ss  (1946- ) 1st story pub. sf "We All Have to Go" in Schochet & Silbersack: The Berkley Showcase(1976); has novels A Different Light(1978), The Sardonyx Net(1981); coll. The Woman Who Loved the Moon(1981); Chronicles of Tornor seq. incl. Watchtower(1979)
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Spider Love  ss  2nd & last story in his Eudoric Dambertson series; has poetry coll. Demons and Dinosaurs(1970), Phantoms and Fantasies(1972), Heroes and Hobgoblins(1981); has coll. Rivers in Time(1993), stories of his time-traveling dinosaur hunter Reginald Rivers
   Springer, Sherwood  Epitaph to a Pedant  pm  see his obituary in LOC 2000 SEP(#476)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Star Wars II  mr/tvr  Star Wars(1977), the reaction to the movie
   Wellen, Edward  Further Deponent Sayeth Not  ss 
   Bullock, Jeffrey  Hall of the Mountain King, The  ss  (1950?- ) his 1st pub. fiction; has degrees in archaeology & journalism; lives in Boulder, CO; freelance nf writer/photographer, specializing in science-oriented articles; has many poems pub. in fanzines Doppelgänger, & Not One of Us, betw. 1985-89
   Frede, Richard  Letter to the Editor  ss  has book, The Boy, the Devil and Divorce(1992)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Sons of Mars Revisited, The  sces  satellites of Mars - Phobos & Deimos, Part 1 of 3; a sequel to 1967 AUG science essay "Kaleidoscope in the Sky"; Part 2 in 1977 DEC(#4054), Part 3 in 1978 JAN(#4067)
   Effinger, George Alec  From Downtown at the Buzzer  nv  2nd sf story about sports series, this one basketball; has dark dystopian sf novel The Wolves of Memory(1981)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  "a fair sampling" of responses received about the Special Harlan Ellison Issue, 1977 JUL; Darrell Schweitzer; Bryan Uhlenbrock; Ken Hahn; Brad Linaweaver; Chip Mosher
1977 DEC  Goulart, Ron  Assassins  ss  8th story in F&SF in Jose Silvera series; w. artist Gil Kane has created a new sf comic strip called Star Hawks, which takes place in the same Barnum system in which Goulart characters operate, strip to appear in U.S. & Canadian newspapers in 1977 OCT
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: pulp mags. in the 1940s; Edmond Hamilton(ed): The Best of Leigh Brackett; Terry Carr: Cirque; C.J. Cherryh: Hunter of Worlds; William L. Howarth: The John McPhee Reader; Unearth(sf mag. 1977-79, 8 issues, for unpub. authors & famous authors' 1st's)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Coney, Michael G.  Sparklebugs, Holly and Love  nv  4th & last story in F&SF in Joe Sagar series; has The Song of Earth novel series, The Celestial Steam Locomotive(1983; N-1985 AUR), The Gods of the Greataway(1984), Fang the Gnome(1988), & King of the Scepter'd Isle(1989; N-1991 AUR)
   Ferman, Edward L.  To Our Readers  note  price increase to $1.25 for a single copy, $12.50 for an annual subscription, effective with the 1978 MAR issue; notice repeated in 1978 FEB, p.79
   Quinn, James  Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  ss  (1955?- ) 1st fiction sale; recent graduate of Kent State Univ., now working as editor of The Holmes County Farmer-Hub, "a weekly paper located midway between Akron & Columbus"
   Searles, Baird  Films: Carry Me Back to the House of Pain  mr/tvr  The Island of Lost Souls(1932), script by Philip Wylie, stars Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi; remake, The Island of Doctor Moreau(1977), stars Burt Lancaster, Richard Basehart; She Devil(1957), based on Weinbaum story "The Adaptive Ultimate"(ASF 1935 NOV)

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