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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1978 JAN  Brennan, Herbie  Time Lord  ss 
   Clute, John  Books  br  John Varley: The Ophiuchi Hotline; Fred Hoyle & Geoffrey Hoyle: The Incandescent Ones; Sydney J. Van Scyoc: Cloudcry; Mike Ashley(ed): Souls in Metal; Thomas M. Disch & Charles Naylor(ed): Strangeness: A Collection of Curious Tales
   Reamy, Tom  Insects in Amber  na  N-1979 LOC, na; a group of travelers are stranded at a haunted house during a rainstorm, but not accidentally, when the psychic abilities of a few of them are needed for all to survive; Reamy died of a heart attack in late 1977; see iv in Shayol #1 1977
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Searles, Baird  Films: Sinbad, Stay Home!  mr/tvr  essay: special effects creator Ray Harryhausen; Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger(1977 UK), dir. Sam Wanamaker, stars Patrick Wayne, Jane Seymour, sequel to The Golden Voyage of Sinbad(1974 UK)
   Reed, Kit  Shan  ss  has novel Magic Time(1980), a story in the near future, about four people who escape the big brother pleasureland of "Happy Habitat," a sort of nightmarish Disneyland
   Carver, Jeffrey A.  Seastate Zero  nv  (1949- ) raised in Huron, OH; now living in Rhode Island/Boston area; has MA in Marine Affairs from Univ. of Rhode Island; 1st story pub. sf "...Of No Return" in The Fiction Mag., in 1974; has 1st novel Seas of Ernathe(1976), The Infinity Link(1984), etc
   Eisenstein, Phyllis  In Answer to Your Call  ss  has fantasy novel, Sorcerer's Son(1979; N-1980 BFA, LOC), considered by some to be her best work, is an oedipal quest involving magical apprenticeship(Clute), & its sequel, The Crystal Palace(1988)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Real Finds Waiting, The  sces  satellites of Mars - Phobos & Deimos, Part 3 of 3; the origin & composition of meteorites & asteroids; Phobos & Deimos could be ex-asteroids captured by Mars; Part 1 in 1977 NOV(#4041), Part 2 in 1977 DEC(#4054); see correction in 1978 MAY, p.128
   Jennings, Gary  Kingdom Come  nv  4th story in his Reverend Crispin Mobey series
   Adams, Georgia F.  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  answers in 1978 FEB, p.19
1978 FEB  Bryant, Edward  Stone  ss  W-1978 NEB; N-1979 HUG, LOC, short story; story was inspired by this issue's cover art by Dario Campanile; about sim star Jain Snow; has 1st book, coll. Among the Dead and Other Events Leading Up to the Apocalypse(1973; rev. 1974)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  George R.R. Martin: Songs of Stars and Shadows; Philip Jose Farmer: The Dark Design; Peter Dickinson: The Blue Hawk; Joanna Russ: We Who Are About to ...; Keith Roberts: The Passing of the Dragons; Dean Cartier(ed): Edd Cartier: The Known and the Unknown
   Donaldson, Stephen R.  Lady in White, The  nv  (1947- ) N-1979 BFA, short story; his 1st pub. short story; son of medical missionaries who worked w. lepers in India; has Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever seq., Lord Foul's Bane(1977), The Illearth War(1977), The Power That Preserves(1977)
   Barber, Dulan  Cuckoo  ss  (1940-1988) 1st pub. in The Thirteenth Ghost Book(1977); writer, teaches writing at Morley College(London); uses ps. David Fletcher for 1st novel Raffles(1977), & for coll. Mother o'Pearl(1970), mysteries Rainbow in Hell(1983), On Suspicion(1985), etc
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: See Logan Run & Run & Run & Run & Run & Run ...  mr/tvr  Logan's Run(1976), based on William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson 1967 novel, stars Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Richard Jordan; Star Wars(1977); Wonder Woman(1976-79, TV series, 62 ep.), stars Lynda Carter, Lyle Wagonner
   Goulart, Ron  Lectric Jack  ss  1st story in F&SF in Oldies, Ltd series, about a time-tripping nostalgia tour company; another story in series in Omni 1978 OCT; has novels Challengers of the Unknown(1977), The Emperor of the Last Days(1977), Nemo(1977), Calling Dr. Patchwork(1978)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has cartoon coll. "... and then we'll get him!"(1978)
   King, Stephen  Night of the Tiger, The  ss  (1947- ) lives in Lovell, Maine; 1st story pub. sf "The Glass Floor" in Startling Mystery Stories, 1967 FLL(reprt WRT 1990 FLL); most early short sf pub. in Cavalier, coll. in Night Shift(1978; W-1980 BRG); see his website at
   Knister, Barry  Beckfords, The  ss  has a BA from Kalamazoo College, MA from Wayne State Univ.; Peace Corps volunteer for 2 years in Micronesia; since 1968, teaches English at Lawrence Institute of Technology, & a course in Science Fiction Classics; has novel The Dating Service(1987)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Lost Art, The  sces  numbers; logarithms & exponential numbers, Part 1 of 2; the slide ruler; Part 2 in 1978 MAR(#4092); has 13th coll. of F&SF science essays Quasar, Quasar, Burning Bright(1978); has nf book Life and Time(1978)
   Wellen, Edward  Bearings  nv 
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Darrell Schweitzer(Searles' mr, 1977 NOV, on Star Wars); short reply by Baird Searles; Bill Paladini(same); Terry Carr(same); James Mead(Hilbert Schenck's "Three Days at the End of the World," 1977 SEP); Robert Howe(same); Gertrude Toll(1977 SEP issue)
1978 MAR  Varley, John  Persistence of Vision, The  na  W-1978 NEB; 1979 HUG, LOC, na; a man takes a cross-country trek & ends up as a guest at a community of deaf & blind people, where he learns their "language"; becomes a part of his Eight Worlds sequence; see website
   Wellman, Manly Wade  Hundred Years Gone  ss  6th story in F&SF in Southern Appalachia series; Manly Wade Wellman also in F&SF in collaboration with his son Manly Wade Wellman Jr, in War of the Worlds/Sherlock Holmes series, which is coll. in Sherlock Holmes' War of the Worlds(1975)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Frederik Pohl, his carrer, attributes, accomplishments; he has "been the major conservator" of sf; essay also on the Futurians, & the Milford & Clarion SF Workshops; Frederik Pohl: Gateway; Damon Knight: The Futurians
   Thomas, Ted  Family Man, The  ss 
   Cook, Glen  Seventh Fool, The  ss  (1944- ) born in NYC, lives in St. Louis; attended Missouri State Univ.; works for General Motors; 1st story pub. sf "Song from a Forgotten Hill" in Wilson(ed): Clarion(1971); 1st novel The Swap Academy(1970), a non-genre erotica title as Greg Stevens
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Grant, Charles L.  Hear Me Now, My Sweet Abbey Rose  ss  N-1979 WFA, shfi; 1st story in F&SF in Oxrun Station horror series, composed of 11 novels & several stories, about O.S., an imaginary town in Connecticut beset by a variety of evils; other stories in series in TWZ 1981 JUL, & Fantasy Book 1982 AUG
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Road to Albany, The  mr/tvr  Damnation Alley(1977), based on Roger Zelazny's 1969 novel, stars Jan-Michael Vincent, George Peppard; Star Maidens(1976, UK TV series, 13 ep.), syndicated series from England
   Young, Robert F.  Down the Ladder  ss 
   Garrett, Randall  Horror Out of Time, The  ss  has colls. Takeoff!(1980), Takeoff Too(1987), which collects his humorous work, & The Best of Randall Garrett(1982; ed. by Robert Silverberg); see biolog/obit "Randall Garrett, 1927-87" in ANA 1988 SEP; Isaac Asimov writes about Randall in I. Asimov(1994)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Anyone for Tens  sces  numbers; logarithms & exponential numbers, Part 2 of 2; exponents & the powers of tens, logarithms; Part 1 in 1978 FEB(#4079)
   Bretnor, R.  Papa Schimmelhorn's Yang  nv  5th story in F&SF in Papa Schimmelhorn series; series is coll. in The Schimmelhorn File: Memoir of a Dirty Old Genius(1979)
1978 APR  Aldiss, Brian W.  Gulf and the Forest, The: Contemporary SF in Britain  ar  "what is happening in contempoary British SF & how it differs from the American scene"; counts 25 fulltime sf writers in England who "rely for our living on selling outside (Britain)"; sf originated in Britain; New Wave is misunderstood in the U.S.
   Roberts, Keith  Ariadne Potts  ss  has novels The Boat of Fate(1971), a historical novel with a Roman setting, & The Chalk Giants(1974 fixup; cut 1975 US); has colls. Machines and Men(1973), The Grain Kings(1976), The Passing of the Dragons(1977)
   Brunner, John  Man Who Understood Carboniferous Flora, The  ss  2nd story in his Mr. Secrett series; has novel Stand on Zanzibar(1968; W-1969 NEB; 1970 BSF; N-1968 NEB), considered his magnum opus, concerns the intersecting missions of 2 men, a black executive & a white 'synthesist', on an overcrowded Earth(Clute)
   Aldiss, Brian W.  Three Ways  nv  has nf anth. w. Harry Harrison, Hell's Cartographers: Some Personal Histories of Science Fiction Writers(1975); see interviews in LOC 1985 MAY(#292), 1986 JUL(#306), 1987 NOV(#322), 1989 JUN(#341), 1992 JUL(#378), 1995 SEP(#416), 2000 AUG(#475)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: "Baggins! We Hates It, We Hates It!"  mr/tvr  essay: J.R.R. Tolkiens works; The Hobbit(1978 TV), animated, voices of Orson Bean(Bilbo Baggins), John Huston(Gandalf the Grey)
   Aickman, Robert  Marriage  nv  has coll. The Unsettled Dust(1990)
   Watson, Ian  My Soul Swims in a Goldfish Bowl  ss  (1943- ) from England, Oxford Univ. graduate; taught English at univ. in Tanzania(1965-67), Tokyo(1967-70), & at Birmingham Polytechnic(6 years); fulltime writer since 1976; 1st story pub. sf "Roof Garden Under Saturn" in NWS 1969 NOV
   Cowper, Richard  Drink Me, Francesca  ss  N-1979 LOC, short story; has novels Phoenix(1968), Domino(1971), Kuldesak(1972), the latter deals with an underground society on a post-holocaust Earth & a man who makes it to the surface(Clute)
   Bulmer, Kenneth  Psycho Sis  ss  has used many ps.; best known for his Edgar Rice Burroughs pastiches, written as Alan Burt Akers, in the Dray Prescot series, beginning w. the 1st, Transit to Scorpio(1972), to the last(37th) Warlord of Antares(1988); edited New Writings in SF #22-29
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Floating Crystal Palace, The  sces  Antarctica & man, Part 1 of 4; icebergs, where they come from; world's supply of fresh water not unlimited; Part 2 in 1978 MAY(#4115), Part 3 in 1978 JUN(#4126), Part 4 in 1978 JUL(#4140)
   Priest, Christopher  Watched, The  na  (1943- ) N-1979 HUG, LOC, na; from England; pub. non-sf novels under ps. John Luther Novak, Colin Wedgelock, Donald MacKenzie; has 1st story pub. sf "The Run" in IMP 1966 MAY; early work coll. in Real-Time World(1974); 1st sf novel Indoctrinaire(1970)
1978 MAY  Olin, Richard  King Frog  nv  author says this story is based on an ancient Chinese children's tale; he now lives in Alaska
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  George R.R. Martin: Dying of the Light; Edward L. Ferman(ed): The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, 22nd Series; Gene Wolfe: The Devil in a Forest; Frank Kelly Freas: The Art of Science Fiction; announces the death of author Tom Reamy, at age 42
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 

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