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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1978 MAY  Malzberg, Barry N.  Big Ernie, the Royal Russian and the Big Trapdoor  ss  1st story in his Writers' Heaven series, about the actions around its bar; has novels The Gamesman(1975), Guernica Night(1975; N-1975 NEB), Scop(1976), the latter about a time traveler desperate to change the history of his intolerable world(Clute)
   Weiner, Andrew  Deed, The  nv  (1949- ) born in London, moved to Montreal in 1974; has BA in Social Psychology; supports "myself as a freelance writer, mostly rock writing for some English magazines, also some copywriting, some psychology writing"
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Huns, The  nv  8th story in F&SF in his Willy Newbury ser.; has omnibus The Reluctant King(1996), of his 3 Jorian fantasy novels, The Goblin Tower(1968), The Clocks of Iraz(1971), & The Unbeheaded King(1983); has coll. w. Harry Turtledove, Down in the Bottomlands(1999)
   Gilden, Mel  Green Dog, The  ss  see 1978 MAY, p.160, in letters column, correction to line on p.99, should read "Probably some goy ...," not "gay"; also in 5th Grade Monster ser., How to Be a Vampire in One Easy Lesson(1990), Islands of the Weird(1990), Werewolf, Come Home(1990), 3 more
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Just Another Pretty UFO  mr/tvr  Close Encounters of the Third Kind(1977), dir./writer Steven Spielberg, stars Richard Dreyfuss, Terri Garr, Francois Truffaut; briefly, 3 older movies; book Douglas Menville & R. Reginald: Things to Come: An Illustrated History of the Science Fiction Film
   Moore, Raylyn  Ark Among the Flags, The  ss 
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: By Land and By Sea  sces  Antarctica & man, Part 2 of 4; how icebergs came to be discovered; how hominids & humans dispersed thruout the world, exploration of the globe; Part 1 in 1978 APR(#4104), Part 3 in 1978 JUN(#4126), Part 4 in 1978 JUL(#4140)
   Cook, Glen  Ghost Stalk  nv  1st story in pirate ship the Vengeful Dragon series; has Starfishers ser., Starfisher(1982), Shadowline(1982), Star's End(1982), Passage at Arms(1985); Darkwar ser., Doomstalker(1985), Warlock(1985), Ceremony(1986); novel The Swordbearer(1982; N-1983 LOC)
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 18  cmp  1st prize: Marc Russell; 2nd prize: Wes & Lynn Pederson; R-U: Harvey Abramson; Al Sarantonio; Donald Franson; Jeremy Hole; Barry N. Malzberg; David Lubar; Dennis D'Asaro; Bud Norton; Allen Cohen; Dennis Lien
   F&SF staff  Competition 19  cmp  thanks to Christopher Leithiser - submit limericks with an sf theme & incorporating an sf title into the last line
1978 JUN  Aldiss, Brian W.  Enemies of the System  na  N-1979 HUG, novella; "during the millionth anniversary of the creation of a totally rational Utopia & the genetic transformation of a new specis of man ... a party of these Utopianists are stranded on a primitive & savage planet"; exp. into novel, in 1978
   Panshin, Alexei & Cory  Books  br  Brian W. Aldiss(ed): Galactic Empires; Byron Preiss(ed): Weird Heroes, Vol.6; Chris Boyce: Catchworld; Cary Neeper: A Place Beyond Man; C.J. Cherryh: Hunter of Worlds
   Yolen, Jane  Tree's Wife, The  ss  has 1st children's novel The Witch Who Wasn't(1964); Gwinellen, the Princess Who Could Not Sleep(1965 chap); The Emperor and the Kite(1968 chap; N-1968 Caldecott Award), based on her relationship w. her father who was an international kite flying champion
   Killough, Lee  House Divided, A  ss  3rd story in her artist colony Aventine series; Killough lives in Manhattan, KS; see her essay on her life as a female sf writer in Denise Du Pont(ed): Women of Vision: Essays by Women Writing Science Fiction(1988)
   Eklund, Gordon  Points of Contact  ss  has two Star Trek novelizations, The Starless World(1978), Devil World(1979); novels Grayspace Beast(1976), The Twilight River(1979)
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Big Time, The  mr/tvr  5th Annual Awards of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films; science fiction winner: Star Trek(1977); fantasy winner: Oh, God!(1977); horror winner: The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane(1976)
   Sisk, Frank  Leech, The  ss  (1915-1985) lives in Lyme, CT; ex-Bridgeport, CT newspaperman; has written a book about the Marine Corps in WWII, & about 200 articles & short stories for magazines American Mercury, Penthouse, EQMM, MSMM, NYM, & PST; see obit in C.A., vol.115
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: We Were the First That Ever Burst ---  sces  Antarctica & man, Part 3 of 4; European exploration, finding a southwest or northwest route to Asia; Part 1 in 1978 APR(#4104), Part 2 in 1978 MAY(#4115), Part 4 in 1978 JUL(#4140)
   Springer, Sherwood  Epitaph to a Time Traveler  pm 
   Haldeman, Jack C.  Mortimer Snodgrass Turtle  vi  (1941-2002) also in F&SF as Jack C. Haldeman II; lives on Florida's Gulf Coast; fulltime writer; 1st story pub. sf "Garden of Eden" in FAN 1971 DEC; has 1st novel Vector Analysis(1978), which deals with an interstellar plague(SFC)
   Jennings, Gary  Let Us Prey  nv  5th story in his Reverend Crispin Mobey series
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has book Harry and the Snow Melting Ray(1978)
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 54: 1978 JAN-JUN  indx 
1978 JUL  Lanier, Sterling E.  Syndicated Time, The  na  the secret of time travel discovered by a seedy physicist at a Florida junior college, soon the Mafia is in the time travel business; has novel Menace Under Marswood(1983), in which human outcasts on 23rd century Mars are taught to rebell against Earth
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: re-occurring waves of good new sf writers, & how to classify & assess them; Gregory Benford: In the Ocean of Night; Janet E. Morris: High Couch of Silistra; Judy-Lynn del Rey(ed): Stellar Science Fiction Stories #3
   Barrett, Neal Jr  Flying Stutzman, The  nv  has novels The Gates of Time(1970), The Leaves of Time(1971), latter alternate-history tale; Stress Pattern(1974); Aldair seq., Aldair in Albion(1976), Aldair, Master of Ships(1977), Aldair, Across the Misty Sea(1980), Aldair: The Legion of Beasts(1982)
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Dellinger, Paul  Werewolf of West Point, The  ss  1st & only story in F&SF in Mr. Lazarus series, only other story in series in FAN 1980 JAN; graduated in 1960 from Roanoke College, VA; spent 3 years in the Army, mostly at West Point; now a newspaper reporter for The Roanoke Times
   Redd, David  Morning  ss  has Senechi series of stories, "The Frozen Summer" in IFS 1969 MAR, "Brother Ape" in Peter Weston(ed): Andromeda #3(1978), "Moon Pearls" in Philip Harbottle & Sean Wallace(ed): Fantasy Annual(forthcoming), "Solus" in Spectrum SF(forthcoming)
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Ad Infinitum, Ad Nauseum, Etc.  mr/tvr  The Dark Secret of Harvest Home(1978 TV), based on Tom Tryon's 1973 novel, Harvest Home; The Prisoner(1967, TV series, 17 ep.), stars Patrick McGoohan; Quark(1978, TV series, 9 ep.), stars Richard Benjamin; Project U.F.O.(1978-79, TV series, 26 ep.)
   Garnett, David S.  Warlord of Earth  ss  has novels The Forgotten Dimension(1975), Phantom Universe(1975); coll. Cosmic Carousel(1976); as David Ferring, has novelization of horror film, The Hills Have Eyes Part 2(1984), & Konrad fantasy gaming series, Konrad(1990), Shadowbreed(1991)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Second to the Skua  sces  Antarctica & man, Part 4 of 4; man's exploration of Anarctica, from 1840-1969; Part 1 in 1978 APR(#4104), Part 2 in 1978 MAY(#4115), Part 3 in 1978 JUN(#4126)
   Kelly, James Patrick  Death Therapy  nv  (1951- ) lives in New Hampshire; attended 1974 Clarion Writers' Workshop; 1st story pub. sf "Dea Ex Machina" in GAL 1975 APR as by James Kelly
   Payes, Rachel Cosgrove  Acrostic Puzzle  pz  (1922-1998) answers in 1978 AUG, p.27; born in Westernport, MD; has BS in biology & public speaking from West Virginia Wesleyan College; lives in Shrub Oak, NY; a chemist who does pharmaceutical research; 1st story pub. sf "Private Phone" in WOT 1970 SUM
1978 AUG  Saberhagen, Fred  Smasher  nv  1st story in F&SF in his Berserker series; series short fiction coll. in Berserker(1967), The Ultimate Enemy(1979), The Berserker Wars(1981), Berserker Lies(1991); series novels Brother Assassin(1969), Berserker's Planet(1975), Berserker Man(1979)
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Books  br  Alexei & Cory Panshin: Science Fiction in Dimension; Peter Nicholls: Science Fiction at Large: A Collection of Essays About the Interface Between Science Fiction and Reality; The Best of Philip K. Dick; Christopher Priest: The Perfect Lover
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has illus. the children's books, by Jerome Beatty Jr: Matthew Looney in the Outback: A Space Story(1969), Matthew Looney and the Space Pirates(1972)
   Keen, Rod  It's the Queen of Darkness, Pal  ss  (1918- ) ps. for Philip José Farmer, the 5th & last in Farmer's Pseudonym ser.; story title & author name taken directly from Richard Brautigan's 1970 novel, The Abortion: An Historical Romance 1966(see p.28); character Keen a sewer worker/sf writer
   Brennan, Herbie  Achilles Heel  ss 
   Malzberg, Barry N.  Ring, the Brass Ring, the Russian and I  ss  2nd story in his Writers' Heaven series; has anth. Arena: Sports SF(1976), Graven Images: Three Original Novellas of Science Fiction(1977), both with Edward L. Ferman; anth. Dark Sins, Dark Dreams: Crime in Science Fiction(1977), with Bill Pronzini
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Losses  mr/tvr  announces death of Leigh Brackett in March 1978; Star Wars not winning the Oscar Award for Best Picture; Count Dracula(1977 TV), stars Louis Jourdan; briefly, THX-1138(1970)
   Eisenberg, Larry  Interface, The  ss 
   Davidson, Avram  Good Night's Sleep, A  na  N-1979 LOC, novelette; 1979 WFA, shfi; 2nd & last story in F&SF in his Jack Limekiller series; the further adventures of Jack Limekiller in British Hidalgo; Davidson is currently the writer-in-residence at William and Mary College, at Williamsburg, VA
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Rings and Things  sces  planets, Roche's limit, rings & asteroids; how Uranus' rings were discovered; the Trojan asteroids in Jupiter's orbit; discovery of asteroid Chiron, which travels between the orbits of Saturn & Uranus
   Garrett, Randall  Leigh Brackett Hamilton 7 December 1915 - 18 March 1978  obit  personal reminiscence of the first & last times he saw Leigh Brackett
   Young, Robert F.  Hologirl  ss 
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Phyllis Karr(1978 MAR issue); Ms. Barbara L. Sieg(F&SF pub. sexist sf); Paul Jones(1978 JAN cover art); Charles F. Durang(1978 FEB issue); Ted Michael Hruschak(Searles review of Space: 1999); Searles reply; Mel Gilden(correction to his story in 1978 MAY)
   Abrams, Gerald  From the 2205 AD Mother Goose  pm 
1978 SEP  Benford, Gregory  In Alien Flesh  nv  N-1979 LOC, nv; has novel w. William Rotsler, Shiva Descending(1980); Find the Changeling(1980), w. G. Eklund; Timescape(1980; W-1980 NEB; 1981 BSF, JWC; N-1981 LOC), in which a scientist tries to change history by transmitting a tachyonic message(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  Fritz Leiber: Our Lady of Darkness(in F&SF 1977 JAN-FEB as The Pale Brown Thing); James Tiptree Jr: Up the Walls of the World; James P. Hogan: The Genesis Machine; Clifford D. Simak: Mastodonia; The Best of L. Sprague de Camp

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