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FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION: STORIES (by date)
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Issue Date  Author  Story Title  Type  Comments
1978 SEP  Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct  has illus. the children's books, by Jerome Beatty Jr: Maria Looney on the Red Planet(1977), Maria Looney and the Cosmic Circus(1978), & Maria Looney and the Remarkable Robot(1979)
   Grant, Charles L.  Caesar, Now Be Still  ss  2nd story in F&SF in Oxrun Station horror series; novels in series include The Hour of the Oxrun Dead(1977; N-1978 WFA), The Sound of Midnight(1978; N-1979 WFA), The Grave(1979), The Last Call of Morning(1979; N-1980 WFA), The Bloodwind(1982; N-1983 LOC)
   Collins, Reid  Book Keeper, The  ss  a news correspondent for the CBS network since 1964, based in New York
   Nelson, R. Faraday  Nightfall on the Dead Sea  ss  (1931- ) also in F&SF as Ray Nelson; has novels Then Beggars Could Ride(1976), sequel The Revolt of the Unemployables(1978); The Ecolog(1977 Canada), Dimension of Horror(1979, as Jeffrey Lord), The Prometheus Man(1982; N-1983 DIC), Virtual Zen(1996)
   Searles, Baird  Films: Fury Most Foul, The  mr/tvr  essay: "whatever became of the horror film? ... Now ... it achieves its visceral ends not by craft & style, but by shock ..."; The Fury(1978), dir. Brian De Palma, stars Kirk Douglas, Carrie Snodgrass, John Cassavetes
   Runyon, Charles W.  Liberation of Josephine, The  ss 
   Moore, Raylyn  No Left Turn, No Right Turn, No Thorofare (No Parking, No Backing Up)  nv  has novel What Happened to Emily Goode After the Great Exhibition?(1978; rvw. F&SF 1979 FEB)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Countdown  sces  temperatures, Part 1 of 2; low temperatures & liquefying gases; Part 2 in 1978 OCT(#4179)
   Schenck, Hilbert  Morphology of the Kirkham Wreck, The  nv  N-1979 LOC, novelette
   F&SF staff  Report on Competition 19  cmp  1st prize: David Lubar; 2nd prize: Margery Goldstein; R-U: Doris McElfresh; Phoebe Ellis; Amanda Ablitt; Gary Bleeker; H-M: Margaret Ablitt; Steven Faber; Joe W. Haldeman; Sidney H. Mayer Jr; S-M: Edwin MacDonald
   F&SF staff  Competition 20  cmp  thanks to Steven D. Faber & Christopher Leithiser - submit classified ads from a future newspaper
1978 OCT  Disch, Thomas M.  Man Who Had No Idea, The  nv  N-1979 HUG, LOC, novelette; has colls. The Early Science Fiction Stories of ...(1977), Fundamental Disch(1980; N-1981 LOC), The Man Who Had No Idea(1982; N-1983 LOC); poetry coll. Orders of the Retina(1982 chap); Ringtime: A Story(1983 chap)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: the good pulp writers; Tom Reamy: Blind Voices; John Varley: The Persistence of Vision; Ariel Books/Ballantine Books: Sorcerers, & Ariel, The Book of Fantasy, Vol.3; Advent Pub.: Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy
   Cherryh, C.J.  Cassandra  ss  (1942- ) W-1979 HUG; N-1978 NEB; 1979 LOC, ss; her 2nd pub. short story; wn. for Carolyn Janice Cherry; lives in Oklahoma City, former teacher of Latin, Ancient History; has 1st novel Gate of Ivrel(1976), in her Morgaine ser.; has website www.cherryh.com
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Pronzini, Bill & Barry N. Malzberg  Clone at Last, A  vi  Malzberg & Pronzini has collab. novels The Running of Beasts(1976, mys.), Acts of Mercy(1977, thriller), Night Screams(1979, thriller), which makes use of ESP(Clute)
   King, Stephen  Gunslinger, The  nv  N-1979 LOC, nv; 1st story in Dark Tower ser.; Roland's search for The Man in Black, "& his quest for the Tower, which stands at the root of time"; has 1st novel Carrie(1974; N-1977 HUG; 1976, 2002 movies), Salem's Lot(1975; N-1976 WFA; 1979 TV movie)
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Fantasia  mr/tvr  Fantasia(1940), animated movie from Disney, dir. James Algar, Samuel Armstrong, etal, written by Joe Grant, Dick Huemer, etal, narrated by Deems Taylor
   Goulart, Ron  Pulling the Plug  ss  has novels as by Josephine Kains, The Devil Mask Mystery(1978), The Curse of the Golden Skull(1978), The Green Lama Mystery(1979), The Whispering Cat Mystery(1979), The Witch's Tower Mystery(1979), The Laughing Dragon Mystery(1980)
   Bishop, Michael  Effigies  nv  has novels Who Made Stevie Crye?(1984; N-1985 LOC), a strangely unengaged horror novel with laughs(Clute); Ancient of Days(1985; N-1986 LOC; 1988 CLA), The Secret Ascension(1987; N-1988 LOC; 1989 CLA; vt Philip K. Dick Is Dead, Alas, 1988 UK)
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Toward Zero  sces  temperatures, Part 2 of 2; low temperatures & liquefying gases when approaching absolute zero; Part 1 1978 SEP(#4166)
   Carr, Terry  Virra  ss  N-1979 LOC, ss; has coll. The Light at the End of the Universe(1976); novel Cirque(1977; N-1977 NEB; 1978 LOC); see interviews in Vertex 1975 JUL, & in Paul Walker: Speaking of Science Fiction(1978)
   Ferman, Edward L.  Letters  lttr  Raymond J. Healey(announces the death of F&SF co-founder & editor J. Francis McComas on April 19, 1978); Barry N. Malzberg(retracts harsh br of Samuel R. Delany's novels, 1976 SEP); Martin S. Kottmeyer(Searles mr/tvr of CE3K, 1978 MAY); Searles reply
1978 NOV  Yolen, Jane  Brother Hart  ss  story to be in forthcoming coll. Dream Weaver(1979); has 1st novel with adult elements, The Magic Three of Solatia(1974; 1984), episodic, a sequence of 4 novellas tracing the impact of three magic buttons & their power on a group of people(Clute)
   Budrys, Algis  Books  br  essay: Clarion & other workshops, & the students who want to be sf writers; D.R. Bensen: And Having Writ ...; Arkady & Boris Strugatsky: Definitely Maybe; Poul Anderson: The Earth Book of Stormgate
   Young, Robert F.  Project Hi-Rise  ss 
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Mendelsohn, M.  Little Goethe  nv  his 1st pub. fiction; a univ. professor in England
   Pronzini, Bill  Cat  ss  has anth. of sf/f interest, Midnight Specials(1978), Werewolf!(1979), Dark Sins, Dark Dreams: Crime in S. F.(1978), The End of Summer(1979; vt The Fifties: The End of Summer), Shared Tomorrows: S. F. in Collaboration(1979), the last 3 w. Barry N. Malzberg
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Oddity by Homer, An  mr/tvr  Adventures of Ulysses(1969 TV), originally the mini-series The Odyssey, made by Italian TV in 1969; briefly, Phase IV(1973); Monte Python and the Holy Grail(1974)
   De Vet, Charles V.  Second Chance  ss  "I taught school for half a dozen years ... then worked in the Post Office for 27 years ... write an occasional story when an idea comes along that seems too good to let go by"; see his obit in LOC 1997 MAY(#436)
   Hoshi, Shinichi  He—y, Come On Ou—t!  ss  (1926-1997) 1st pub. in his coll. The Spiteful Planet and Other Stories(1978); trans. from the Japanese by Stanleigh Jones, Chairman of the Dept. of Asian Studies, Claremont Graduate School(CA); also in F&SF as Hoshi Shin'ichi; obit in LOC 1998 FEB(#445)
   Asimov, Isaac  Checklist of Isaac Asimov's F&SF Science Essays, 1958-1978, A  bib  an alphabetical listing by title of the 240 science essays(does not include the essay in this issue), with a very brief description of their subject matter, & in which collection each essay may be found in, & the titles of all the essay collections so far
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Fifty Million Big Brothers  sces  extraterrrestial life possibilities, Part 1 of 2; the possibility of other life in the universe; an update of the essay "Who's Out There?" in 1963 SEP; Part 2 in 1978 DEC(#4202)
   Wellen, Edward  Goldbrick  na  "the adventures of Lt. Stonewall J. Buckmaster, on assignment to the 10th Experimental Company"
1978 DEC  Cook, Glen  Quiet Sea  nv  has Dread Empire ser. of many novels, 1st/7th The Fire in His Hands(1984), An Ill Fate Marshalling(1988); has Garrett detective/fantasy ser. of many novels, 1st/8th Sweet Silver Blues(1987), Petty Pewter Gods(1995), & coll. Untitled Garrett Files(1998)
   de Camp, L. Sprague  Yellow Man, The  ss  9th story in F&SF in his Willy Newbury series; has W-1976 GAN, Grandmaster of Fantasy; W-1978 NEB, Grandmaster Award; W-1984 WFA, Lifetime Acievement; W-Sidewise Award(SDW), for Special Achievement in Alternate History
   Searles, Baird  Films and Television: Whimsy One  mr/tvr  essay: the whimsical in our culture, Part 1 of 2; Here Comes Mr. Jordan(1941), based on the play Birthday, by Leslie Bush-Fekete; & the remake Heaven Can Wait(1978), stars Warren Beatty, Dyan Cannon, James Mason
   Green, Joseph & Patrice Milton  Wind Among the Windymuns, The  ss 
   Wilson, Gahan  Cartoon  ct 
   Jennings, Gary  Be Jubilant My Feet!  ss  6th story in his Reverend Crispin Mobey series; Mobey is a missionary of the Southern Primitive Protestant Church
   Russell, Ray  Humanic Complex, The  ss  has used ps. Rex Fabian, Brian Rencelaw, & Roger Thorne; Russell W-1991 WFA, & 1993 STO, for Lifetime Achievement; see his obit in LOC 1999 APR(#459), "Russell played a major role in making Playboy a strong market for SF, fantasy, & horror writers"
   Disch, Thomas M.  Concepts  nv  1st & only story in Medea series, one of 11 stories by 11 authors set on a planet conceived by Harlan Ellison; to be pub. in Ellison(ed): Medea: Harlan's World(1985; W-1986 LOC); others stories in series originally pub. in ASI, ANA, Omni, & 2 anthologies
   Asimov, Isaac  Science: Where Is Everybody?  sces  extraterrestial life possibilities, Part 2 of 2; the possibilities of the existence of intelligent life elsewhere in our galaxy; why haven't we heard from anyone yet?; Part 1 in 1978 NOV(#4192)
   McAllister, Bruce  Missionary Work  nv  edited an anth. with Harry Harrison of mostly original antiwar fiction, There Won't Be War(1991); see David Ray Bourquin: The Work of Bruce McAllister: An Annotated Bibliography & Guide(1985 chap; rev. 1986)
   F&SF staff  Index to Volume 55: 1978 JUL-DEC  indx 

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